Bryon Joseph Virtue

Funeral services for Bryon Joseph Virtue, 30, Perry, KS will be private due to CDC recommendations. The service will be available at Inurnment will take place at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. Bryon passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Stormont Vail Health in Topeka, KS.

Bryon was born on October 12, 1989 in Lawrence, Kansas, the son of Rick Joseph and Linda June (Eberhart) Virtue.

Growing up he loved playing soccer, basketball and football. He participated in the Lawrence Police Camp for two years and was selected as a member of the Kansas Highway Patrol Cadet Law program while he was in high school. He lettered as a member of the Free State High School marching band playing both trumpet and tuba. He earned a Bachelor’s degree and MBA in Accounting through SNHU. He graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in October 2018 and was serving as a police officer for the Wellsville, Kansas Police Department. His passions included golfing with step-dad and friend, Steve Horn, spending time in the Colorado mountains, caring for animals of all kinds, and cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Survivors include his parents, Linda (Steve) Horn, Gardner, Rick (Sheryl Webb) Virtue; his fiancé, Sharie (Hohn) Virtue; sister, Jessica (Chris) Veit, Overland Park; daughter, Daelynn Nicole (8), sons, Liam Jamison (2), and Corbin Bryon Virtue due July 2020; step-daughters, Annabelle Delilah, Aubrie Eloise; and step-son, Leo Keller. He is also survived by his grandfather and godparent, Jack Virtue. He was preceded in death by Jamison Horn (step-brother), June Eberhart (grandmother, godparent), George Eberhart (grandfather), Beverly Virtue (grandmother), Monte Virtue (uncle).

Bryon will lie-in-state from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Where friends and family can come and view Bryon.

The family suggests memorials in his name for his children through Mid-America Bank in Wellsville which may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Bryon is in the company of other officers that have gone before him. Together they guard the gates of God’s heavenly kingdom.


32 Condolences

  1. Michael Hadl on March 17, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    To the Family, may he rest in peace with his fellow officers…

  2. George & Cheryl Hunsinger on March 17, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    Rick and Sheryl; you are in our thoughts and prayers. May god be with you.

  3. Angela Mitchell on March 17, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Linda know we love and miss you. You are in my prayers. Bryon was one of the sweetest nephews and mom loved him so

  4. Lori and Phyllis Blaylock on March 17, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    To the entire Virtue family…I hope you can find some comfort in this: (I read it and thought I would share)

    We think about you always. We talk about you still. You have never been forgotten, and you never will. We hold you close within our hearts and there you will remain. To walk and guide us through our lives until we meet again. Author unknown. So sorry for your loss. Love you all.

  5. Joy Powell on March 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    This wonderful young man, gone too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this heartbreaking time.

  6. Karin on March 17, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    You are in my thoughts every day Sheryl and Rick. Much love and light.
    Karin and Storm Puckett

  7. JB on March 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    A fine man. A great officer. JB

  8. Vicki on March 17, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    Virtue Family,
    So Sorry for your loss, You all are in our Thoughts and prayers
    John & Vicki Goff-Miller

  9. Lisa Rooney on March 17, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    My condolences to the family and prayers for all including the children.

  10. Mary woods on March 17, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    I had the privilege of meeting this amazing cop, he will be missed by this small town

  11. mike davis on March 17, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    I am so sorry.I am praying and hurting for you

  12. Dayle Hodges on March 17, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    I am so very sorry. Peace be with you all.

  13. Danny Hackler on March 18, 2020 at 5:34 am

    Bryon was liked by anyone he had contact with and will be missed by all.

  14. George and Joyce Elliott on March 18, 2020 at 6:24 am

    Sister , our hearts breaks for you and the family. Our hearts are broken also. God will heal your heart slowly and times will get better. We are there for you anytime any where we love you so much . Together we will get though this with the memories of Bryon which we will never forget . He will always be in our hearts. Love you to the moon and back❤️❤️❤️.

  15. Larry Warders on March 18, 2020 at 8:21 am

    A Letter From Heaven
    When tomorrow starts without me and I’m not there to see. If the sun should rise and find your eyes filled with tears for me. I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today, while thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say. I know how much you loved me, as much as I loved you. And, each time you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too. When tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart. Because every time you think of me, please know that I’m right there in your heart.

  16. Debra Horn on March 18, 2020 at 8:41 am

    Prayers for the family especially my sister in law Linda and my brother Steve and Jessica…..Bryon was a good man .and father and he will be missed.thinking of you at this time.

  17. Sgt. David Parker (Ret) Johnson County KS Sheriff's Office on March 18, 2020 at 9:08 am

    I had the honor of having lunch with Bryon and Chief Blair a few months ago. I knew immediately that Bryon was a very kind, and dedicated police officer. My prayers to his family, and his family in blue in Wellsville.

  18. Your friends from the OURS Club on March 18, 2020 at 9:59 am

    Jack and The Virtue Family:

    Our condolences at the loss of your loved one. It is clear that he was an outstanding young man and will be missed by many. Our thoughts are with you during this sad time.

  19. Haley Bruns on March 18, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    I remember coaching Bryon in soccer at such a young age. I still have the team picture of those sweet little faces. He always came running to the field with a huge smile. I was blessed to know him.
    I pray the entire family can find a memory and piece of him to carry with them forever, and share with one another as the kids grow.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  20. Mary Holladay Flory on March 18, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Rick, so sorry for your loss. All the family are in my prayers….

  21. J.K. on March 18, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    I had the privilege of spending many shifts with Bryon and came to know of his desire and dedication to the law enforcement profession. My prayers to his family and friends. Bryon will be truly missed. Rest easy Officer Virtue. #875

  22. Sherry Worthington & Kevin Maxon on March 19, 2020 at 9:33 am

    Virtue Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your tremendous loss.
    Prayers and thoughts to all of you.
    Heart Breaking
    Love to all of you.

  23. Kimberly Calderwood, Wellsville Fire District on March 19, 2020 at 9:55 am

    I was honored to be able to work with Bryon on many occasions. He had a really big heart and a passion to serve his community. Wellsville won’t be the same without him but I know he will be with us. I am so sorry for your loss.

  24. Anthony Takacs on March 19, 2020 at 10:32 am

    Rick & Linda I am so sorry to hear of your loss my warmest thoughts and prayers go out to you

  25. Randy Ledbetter on March 19, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    So sorry to hear, Gods love to you all.

  26. Becky and Steve Grammer on March 19, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Our love and prayers go out to you all❤️
    Gone way to soon a really great guy!

  27. Ben Davis on March 19, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    This is heartbreaking. I’m so sorry for your loss and I love you all. My deepest condolences to you Aunt Linda, Jess, Steve and the rest of the family. I am praying hard for you all.

  28. Shaunda Stoy on March 19, 2020 at 11:54 pm

    Bryon was a very good and close friend of mine. He will be greatly missed but will never be forgotten. The Virtue family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I cannot imagine the pain they are experiencing through the loss of this incredible man. He was a very genuine person and a dedicated officer whom you could tell enjoyed his job. He was always happy even when he was tired. He left this world so soon, it doesn’t seem real, it seems like a horrible nightmare that no one can wake up from. My sincere condolences to his family. Especially to his children losing their father so young.

  29. Russ and Jamie Blaylock on March 20, 2020 at 9:38 am

    We are so sorry for your sudden loss of Bryon. We wish so much that we could be there with you to celebrate Bryon’s life and mourn with you. Rick, Sheryl, we love you. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  30. Sarah Frost on March 20, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Love you so much cuz!! Praying for everyone!

  31. Krystyna Works on March 21, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Young Cuz you are deeply missed and forever in our hearts. We’re truly blessed to have you in our lives. You are the most caring, loving, positive person I’ve known. May all who knew you carry on that gift you gave to us. May we each see the best in ourselves and others as you had. I’ll sure miss hearing “What up cuz” and that sweet loving smile that I’ll always remember. Love you forever little cuz. ❤️
    Until we meet again.❤️

  32. Steven L. George on April 3, 2020 at 9:19 am

    Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

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