Billy (Duane) Warrington

Funeral Services for Billy (Duane) Warrington, 62, Eudora, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday May 16th at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be immediately follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  A visitation will be 6-7 pm, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home

Duane ascended to a better place on May 10, 2024, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born September 7, 1961, in Lawrence, the son of Billy Dee Warrington and Delores Jean Hubach (Dunn). He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1980. After high school he went on to receive HVAC and other trade certifications. He moved to Eudora in 1991 from Lawrence, Kansas.

Duane worked for the University of Kansas from 1988 to 1998 as the Maintenance Supervisor. Outside of that, well-known as a “Jack-of-all-trades,” did various odd jobs in and around Lawrence until his cancer diagnosis in the 1990’s.

He has always been interested in fixing things, building things, and working on cars, including being a builder and driver in several derby demolitions. He had various cars, trucks, and motorcycles through his life, that at some point, he would likely be tinkering with something on it. He also loved music, always having music playing on the radio, even as background; and he even took up learning the guitar and banjo in his later years.

Duane, affectionately known as “the strongest person we know” by his children, has previously survived cancer twice, a heart attack, a stroke, multiple times of pneumonia, an amputee, and countless other surgeries. He gave this final battle everything he had, hanging on longer than even some of the medical staff believed he would (to no surprise of his children). He will be missed by everyone who knew him and loved him and never forgotten, but will live on forever within us, from the memories we have of him.

He is survived by his children: twin daughters Sheena Rae Boden (Warrington) and husband Aaron Michael Boden, Shonna Mae Warrington and fiancé Mike Thomas Williams, daughter Danielle Joy Warrington, and son Dylan Duane Warrington. He is survived by his grandchildren: Channing Jon Calhoon, Cami Kay Calhoon, Vienna Rae Boden, and Vaeda Sue Boden.

Duane is also survived by his father Billy Dee Warrington and mother Delores Jean Hubach and stepfather Robert Hubach; sisters Rhonda Jeanene Tingle, Millie Delores Wheeler, and Lucinda “Cindy” Lynn Winger.

He was preceded in death by his Brother Roy Lewis Winger in 2018 and step dad Wally Winger.

The Family will hold a gathering after the burial immediately following the gravesite service, at Flory Meeting Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

The Family suggests memorials be made to any medical field of research, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, Kansas 66044.