Green Burial

Gary W. Grant


A Celebration of Life for Gary W. Grant, 70, Lawrence will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Eudora United Methodist Church. Inurnment will follow at a later date. He passed away January 25, 2014 at his home.

He was born on March 31, 1943 in Fort Bragg, California the son of Floyd William, Sr. and Pearl (Athey) Grant.

He married Dorothy H. Smith on June 8, 1968 in Eudora, KS. They had one daughter, Heather N. Grant. Both survive of the home.

Other survivors include: mother, Pearl Grant, Baldwin City; brother, Floyd Grant, Jr. (Karren) Overbrook. He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd W. Grant, Sr. on April 27, 2009.

He enjoyed riding motorcycles with his friends at Chadwick, MO, working on and fixing cars, trucks, and anything that had an engine. He definitely had a passion for ’55, ’56 and ’57 Chevys.

The family requests that you come to the celebration as Gary would have remembered you.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Lawrence Humane Society or Eudora United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.


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  • Connie Brooks says:

    So sorry to hear about Gary. He will always be remembered for his wonderful smile and such a good person. We are all thinking if you,Dorothy at this sad time

    Connie Colman brooks. Classmate

  • Cecil Transmeier Family says:

    Dorothy and Heather,
    We are so saddened by the loss of Gary. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Gary was a wonderful friend to Cecil, and he will miss him greatly!
    Our Love,
    The Transmeier Family

  • Donna Oleson says:

    Dorothy & Heather,
    Just want you to know your in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.
    Donna Oleson

  • Janet Bauman says:

    Bob and I share your loss today. Your dad will be remembered for the good times you had with him.
    Love you.

  • Mike&Diane Leming(Arensberg) says:

    We are sadden to hear of your loss of Gary. He was such a great guy and always had a smile. Thoughts and prayers to you both .

  • Breithaupt says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Delbert & Lois ( Dean ) Breithaupt

  • Kathy Jansen says:

    Dorothy and Heather,

    We are so sorry to hear about Gary’s’ passing. Every time I saw him he had a smile and was so nice.
    Please let me know if there is anything you need or anything we can do for you.
    You will be in our prayers.

    Kathy and Steve Jansen

  • Carl and Velma Flory says:

    Dorothy and Heather.
    So sorry to hear about Gary, will always have great memories of the times we all spent together in our younger years.

    He was really a great cuz. when Dad was sick taking us out and getting us away from things!

  • Marjorie Holladay Hoffman says:

    Dear Dorothy and Heather, So very sorry for your loss of this great man. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dale and Judy Sawyer says:

    Dear Dorothy and Heather,

    We were saddened to learn of Gary’s passing. We wish you comfort and strength during this difficult time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Lyle D. Hettinger says:

    Sorry for your loss. Gary was a good neighbor; I enjoyed talking with him on many occasions. He had a wonderful sense of humor. He was kind and friendly. I missed him when he moved from Clare Court….

    Lyle and Sharon

  • Joyce Cromwell says:

    Dorothy and Heather

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Gary was an awesome man and good friend to our family. He will be missed. We will miss that awesome smile and humor of his. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

    Joyce Cromwell & family
    Dale Coffman

  • Wanda Howard says:

    Dorothy, I worked with you at the comptroller’ office at KU. Gary was a great guy. He was best man at my marriage to Wesley Hale
    He broke his foot the night before we got married, but he made it with that beautiful smile of his anyway. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your daughter. I know how much you will miss him. But, we’ll all see each other on the other side. May God Bless you and be with you at this time.

    Dean and Wanda Howard

  • Theresa A Gauna says:

    Dorothy and Heather, Sorry for your loss. Gary was all ways nice when talking to him, when going to school. I remember him driving that black car he loved so dearly. Did not see him after school, but I did see you. Life is so short! As I look at his picture i see GENTLE MAN THAT LOVED HIS FAMILY. May God comfort you and keep you in his care. Theresa

  • dennis supancic says:

    Sorry to hear the loss of Gary. He was a great person, always friendly and always a smile. He will be missed. My prayers with Gary and family.

  • Gary Tollefson says:

    I was saddened to read of Gary’s passing, the guy always had a big smile and and a cool of Lawrence’s finest. Great friend through the years. He will be missed…

  • Mary Kay Gregory says:

    Dorothy and Heather, I was so sad to hear about Gary, he always made me smile. Thinking of you both and hoping your wonderful memories will get you through this difficult time. Love and Prayers, Mary Kay Gregory

  • Dorena Hausman Carlon says:

    Dorothy – I send my sympathy and am so sorry to hear of the death of Gary. Gary was the nicest guy and was so glad to have been able to visit with you and Gary at our 50th Class Reunion.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Dorena Carlson – Classmate

  • Nancy Lee says:

    Gary left this world knowing he was deeply loved by his family (and cats). I barely knew him during the brief time of being his nurse but it was so very evident of how devoted Dorothy & Heather were to him. Wishing you peace and joyful memories to help during the days ahead of missing him. Nancy, RN Grace Hospice

  • John and Gloria Musick says:

    Dear Dorothy and Heather,
    Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to both of you. It is hard to believe we won’t see Gary’s great smile and joking voice again on this side of heaven. He was always such a joy to be around and we will all certainly miss him. We are thinking of you and praying God will bring you comfort and peace through your memories of the great times you shared.

  • Robert and Louise Howard says:

    Dorothy and Heather,

    Our prayers are with both of you. We both will miss Gary. He always had time to visit with you and was always happy and with a smile.

  • Ronda & Tim Shepard says:

    Doroty and Heather,

    I want to express my deepest sympathy to you both. Gary was a
    great person to know and call friend. His smile was contagious and
    you could always see the joy for his family and life in his eyes. May you memories help you through this tough time and know that he is always with you.


  • Fred & Linda Shirk says:

    Dorothy/Heather, so sorry to hear this news. Gary was a cool neighbor to have when we were both “”young”” I would walk across the street in the evening and Gary would always have something in the garage working on, super person.Best to you two.

  • Kevin Lynch says:

    Dorothy & Heather,
    So sorry to hear about Gary. He was a great guy….always funny and smiling. Our prayers are with you both.

    Kevin Lynch

  • Phyllis Born Stone says:


    So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Phyllis Born Stone

  • Marcus and Joerika Rushing says:

    Our prayers are with you and your family. God bless.

  • John Rinehart says:

    Dorothy and Heather

    I was so sorry to hear about Gary I’m really glad I got to see him the last time I was up there. My thoughts are with you two and Pearl and I hope to get up there and see you all soon.


  • Keri Leming Cheek says:

    Dorothy and Heather,
    We are so sorry to hear about Gary. He was a wonderful guy and always had a smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

    Chris and Keri Cheek

  • Larry Gabriel says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. I met you and Gary at our 50th class reunion and he was very upbeat. Gary was a good guy in school and I always like him. My sincerest condolences.

    Larry Gabriel, Classmate