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     Lance Townsley, age 58, of Lamar, Missouri passed away Sunday January 25, 2015 at his home with family at his side. 

     Lance was born March 7, 1956 in Iola, Kansas, one of the three children of Cyrus and B.J. (McCall) Townsley.  He was preceded in death by his father, Cyrus, his step-father, Ray Gonzalez, and grandparents, Wayne & Thelma McCall.

      After graduating from Wichita South High School, Lance served in the U.S. Navy.   Lance married Jerri Soma on August 25, 1988, in Lamar.  As a master electrician, Lance owned and operated Preventative Maintenance Systems for many years and was currently working for Sugarcreek in Pittsburg, Kansas.  He enjoyed fishing and golfing at Lamar Country Club, but his favorite pastime was following Kansas Jayhawk basketball.

     Survivors include his ex-wife, Jerri Soma-Townsley, Lamar; two daughters, Colee Townsley-Grubb and husband Sean of Joplin, and Chelle Gardner and husband Mark of Lamar; a son, Joey Garringer and wife Jenni, El Dorado Springs, Missouri; his mother, B.J. Gonzalez, Moran, Kansas; a sister, Sandra (Daryl) Drake, Moran; a brother, Billy (Celia) Townsley, San Diego, California; and four grandchildren, Jilli and Brody Gardner and Trevyn and Tayah Garringer.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 28th at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time Wednesday.  Burial with military honors will be in Lake Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Pancreatic Cancer Research in care of the funeral home.

 

Comments  

#16 Holton,Ks.Kim HardestyDavis 2015-02-03 09:52
Lance we had soooooooo much fun in our younger days with the whole group!! I have missed you & have not seen you for a very looooooong time! I am sure you are home in heaven!! I love you Lance Townsley!! R.I.P. my friend!! You are no longer suffering!
#15 San Diego, CARegina Jones 2015-01-30 18:51
I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and heartfelt condolences to the family. Lance was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Let cherished memories of Lance warm your heart and bring a smile to your face. May the love of family and friends help you through this most difficult time. Draw comfort and peace from the Bible's promise, "And He (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and Death Will Be No More, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain, be anymore..." (Revelation 21:4) With deepest sympathy.
#14 Redfield, KSDebbie Schoenberger 2015-01-29 05:19
I met Lance and Jerri when I came to work at Double Circle. That's a few years back. I have a lot of good memories from that time. Although, we haven't been in touch for years I have often thought of you all. I am so sorry to learn of Lance's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
#13 OKLScott Mitchell 2015-01-28 17:55
Lance, The world will miss your stle and witt.
We both loved to Run and Lance could catch any football passed his way. He was well known for that graceful one arm magical reach and catch capabiltiy! The Scotsman of the Flinthills..(Clevelant-Truedell and S. High)
#12 Sheldon, Mo.June Gray 2015-01-28 11:55
Speedy, I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending you and all the family, my Sympathy.
#11 Algona, IowaTodd Wilson 2015-01-28 09:37
Lance was great to work with, I got to know Lance as we both worked with Murphy Farms. He always brought a smile to any situation. He will be missed. You have my sympathy - thoughts and prayers.
#10 Roanoke, VirginiaGerald and Diane Atkins 2015-01-28 09:08
We are so sorry for your sudden loss of Lance. Sometimes life takes us totally by surprise. Our prayers are with all of you. May God comfort your hearts and strengthen you for the days ahead without Lance. May your memories of him become precious treasures that you cherish always.
With deepest sympathy,
Gerald and Diane
Cousins from Virginia
#9 Sheldon, MoJune Gray 2015-01-27 18:53
Speedy,I am so sorry for your loss. My sympathy goes out to all your family.
#8 DAVE AND REGGIE BARD 2015-01-27 18:00
TO SWEET CINDA...GIRL I KNOW YOU ARE HURTING AND I KNOW YOU ARE A STRONG WOMAN. HE LOVED YOU VERY MUCH AND LIFE WILL BE DIFFICULT WITHOUT HIM. IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOU NEED...JUST CALL. LOVE AND PRAYERS...MAC N REG
#7 DIAMOND,MODAVE AND REGGIE BARD 2015-01-27 17:53
WE ARE SO SADDENED TO HEAR OF LANCE'S ILLNESS AND PASSING. GRATEFUL TO HAVE KNOWN HIM, PLAYED A FEW HOLES WITH HIM, AND TIPPED BACK MORE THAN A FEW WITH HIM. MANY GOOD MEMORIES OF THOSE FUN DAYS AND MANY PRAYERS FOR HIS LOVED ONES. HE WILL BE SORELY MISSED; BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.

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