Shane McDermott

A memorial visitation for Shane McDermott, 44, Lawrence, will be from 2-4 pm Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Shane passed away Sunday, February 27, 2022, at his home.

He was born April 11, 1977, in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the son of Roy Steven and Kathy Ann Schaulis Odom. He graduated from Lawrence High School and later from the University of Kansas.

Shane co-owned and operated Midwest Estates Property Management and had previously owned Budget Blinds. He enjoyed anything outdoors – hunting, fishing, hiking, motorcycles, canoeing, caving, and ATV’s. He could build anything and would help anyone.

He married Dawn M. Pritchard on February 22, 2022, in Lawrence. She survives of the home. Other survivors include two children, Macie and Raegan McDermott, Lenexa; two step children, Taylor Tomaszewski (Brooklynn) and Alex Tomaszewski, all of Brookings, SD; his mother, Kathy Schaulis (Robert Slaughter), Lawrence; two siblings, Billie Chamberlin, Ottawa, and Sonya Palacios (Ramon), Phoenix; and maternal grandmother Donna Stoldt, Topeka.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at