Barbara J. Van Dyke

Family graveside services for Barbara J. Van Dyke, 55, Lawrence will be held at a later date at Maple Grove Cemetery in Lecompton. Barbara passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at her home.

She was born November 6, 1961 in Lawrence, KS the daughter of William E. and Beverly (Bahnmaier) Van Dyke.

After graduating from Lawrence High School in 1979, she moved to Los Angeles, California. Barbara was an accountant for Retix and Paramount Home Video. She loved to travel and enjoyed reading and watching movies.

Survivors include her mother, Beverly, Lawrence; sister, Joan and husband, Mark Workman, Lawrence, KS; brother, Nelson Van Dyke and wife, Donna, Topeka; three nephews, Brian (Summer) Workman, Kevin (Ariel) Workman and Sean Van Dyke. She was preceded in death by her father; William; brother, David Van Dyke and niece, Whitney Van Dyke.

The family suggests memorials in her name to Just Food and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

8 Condolences

  1. Kevin Albert on October 6, 2017 at 10:53 am

    I am so sorry to read of Barbs passing. We were partners in crime during our years at LHS. Doing “King Lear” and other productions in the Theatre department together, seeing a multitude of movies and sharing our love of classic hollywood. She was quite the actress. I remember shooting the square in Lawrence about 100 times a night while listening to the soundtrack of Xanadu and drinking extra large Dr. Peppers from Burger King that we kept refilling. Those were the days. While we both lived in LA, we had lost touch. She moved back to Lawrence and I to Kansas City. And while we hadent talked for several years, I have wonderful memories of her. Now she is pain free and meeting and talking with ALL her favorite “stars” from old Hollywood. Beverly, Nelson and Joan please accept my heartfelt condolences. I am sending you prayers of strength for the coming days and I take solace in knowing she’s in a better place. She was quite a gal. One of a kind!

  2. marilyn martin on October 6, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Marilyn Martin

    Beverly, so sorry about your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. marilyn martin on October 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Beverly, so sorry about your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Linda (Woodsum) Motter on October 6, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, have you in my thoughts and prayers

  5. Mary Demeritt Gordon on October 7, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Dear Bev,
    My deepest sympathy goes to you and your family. You have been Barbara’s constant companion and help in her many years of illness. Bless you for always being there for her. There is no love like a mother’s love as you have demonstrated with your dedicated support for Barbara during her long illness. With love and admiration, Mary Gordon

  6. Rosita on October 9, 2017 at 4:45 am

    I extend my heartfelt sympathies to the family . May the family continue to receive comfort from God’s words . Psalms 94:19 and Daniel 12:2.

  7. Janet King on October 9, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Dear Van Dyke Family-
    I’m so sorry to hear about Barb. I have such fun memories growing up next-door. I remember helping Barb with her paper route and then going to Kwik Shop for candy afterwards. It was so fun. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Janet Felts King

  8. Shelley Luber Cardin on October 9, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Mrs. Van Dyke, I am so sorry to hear about Barbara’s passing. I worked with her at Burger King for a long time and spent a night at your house watching Prince Charles and Princess Diana get married back in 1981.

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