Luana Rae Lyons

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Luana Rae Lyons, 87, of Cape Fair, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield.

She was born Nov. 15, 1926, in Kansas City, the daughter of Alfred H. and Bertie Rae (Cochennet) Vance. On Sept. 10, 1949, in Kansas City, she was united in marriage to John Joseph Lyons, Jr., who preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 2002. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Mary Lynn Lyons; and one brother, Richard L. Vance.

Surviving include: two sons, Kevin M. Lyons and his wife, Barbara, of Merriam, Kan., and John P. Lyons, of Shawnee, Kan.; two daughters, Teresa Ekedahl and her husband, John, of Overland Park, Kan., and Kathleen Campbell and her husband, Michael, of Weatherford, Texas; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She grew up and received her high school education in Kansas City. In 1985, she and her husband, moved from Roeland Park, Kan., to Cape Fair to make their home. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Shell Knob.

Funeral mass was held Monday in Holy Family Catholic Church, Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Burial was at Clio Cemetery, Jenkins.