Dana Michele Conway

Funeral services for Dana Michele Conway, 49, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory.  Cremation is planned to follow the service.

Ms. Conway died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born September 23, 1964, in Savanna, Georgia, the daughter of Isaac Jeremiah “Jerry” and Betty Rose Hewig Conway. Dana graduated from Springdale High School in 1982 in Springdale, Arkansas. Ms. Conway was an author and photographer.  She enjoyed writing and taking pictures.  She also published two books and was working on a third. Dana survived stage 3 breast cancer, underwent a mastectomy, and full breast reconstruction (TRAM).

She married Philip Perez on January 7, 1989 in Johnson County.  They later divorced. Survivors include a son, Caleb Anthony Perez of Lawrence; her parents, Isaac and Betty Conway of Lawrence; brother, David Alan Conway of Lawrence; and three nephews, David Alan Conway II, Dallas Kane Conway, and Christopher William Conway. She also had 2 great nieces, Celestra Conway and Avani Coil.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The family suggests memorial contributions to Susan G. Komen For the Cure, or Relay for Life, sent in care of the funeral home.