Layne Bruce Moore

The location for this service has changed. It will now be held at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Layne B. Moore went home to his heavenly Father on December 23 at 1:30 PM after a long, hard fought battle with End Stage Renal Failure.

On January 8, 1968 the world was made a better place by Layne’s birth. He was born to Wayne and Shirley (Buechner) Moore in Arkansas City, KS. If he could talk, he would have made a snarky comment about Elvis’ birthday. Layne graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1986 then introduced his wit and humor to Cowley College.

Layne continued his reign at Gilliland Printing, subjecting his co-workers to many pranks and much laughter.

Along with his snarky humor, bright personality, Layne was blessed with many musical talents. He had fond memories of his time in musical ensembles including The Paper Plates and Cousin Ernie. Layne has produced many singles which can be found on

Layne also channeled his talents into writing. He is the author of The Scaries series, and was in the process of writing more books.

Layne’s first marriage produced 3 amazing, loving, talented children Samuel, Katherine and Mary Grace. Layne met his current wife and soulmate in 1985 while working at Leon’s Drive In in Arkansas City, although at that time neither knew what the future held for them. After his divorce, they reconnected and he married R. Marie Frazee on April 2, 2011.

Layne is survived by his devoted wife, Marie Frazee Moore, son Samuel Moore, daughters Katie and Gracie Moore all of Lawrence, Megan Venegas of Texas; mother Shirley Moore of Arkansas City; brother Steve Moore of Arkansas City, sisters Rebecca Moore Stedry of Greer SC, Annette Moore Jones of Stillwater OK, and Jacque Moore Ramirez of Arkansas City; and a multitude of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Wayne Moore on April 14, 2000 and brother Jeff Moore on October 6 2005.

The family will receive visits from friends and loved ones from 6:00-8:00 PM on Monday December 28 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Layne loved his friends and family fiercely and challenged others to do the same. He loved life and filled it with humor, music, his musings though writing and his faith. Please join in celebrating Layne. Services for Layne Moore will be held at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence KS on Tuesday December 29, 2020 at 1:00 PM. A memorial will be held in Arkansas City at a date to be announced.

The family requests contributions made to either 360 Church or Save a Life, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Layne struggled with health issue related to kidney failure. The most meaningful gift for the family would be organ donation in honor of Layne. Questions about becoming a living donor contact Save a Life Inc. at

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