Deborah Sue Beene

Debbie Sue Beene passed away January 19, 2024. No formal services are planned. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Debbie is survived by her husband Daryl, her sister Peggy (Bill) Grinstead, her son Mike (Connie), her grandchildren, Brandi (Hyatt), Brice and Kristy, and her great-granddaughters Oakley and Qunicy.

Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Dorothy Grinstead, her sisters, Kay (Bob) Ford and Nancy Grinstead, and her brother Mark (Midge) Grinstead.

Debbie graduated from Lawrence High School and the University of Kansas. She enjoyed her years of teaching in the Eudora and Lawrence School systems.

Debbie was active in Lawrence services areas, some of which were Meals on Wheels, CASA, and her PEO Chapter.

Debbie loved her family, her friends and life. She will be missed.

Special thanks to the staff of Bridge Haven Care Facility.

10 Condolences

  1. Mary Seyk on January 21, 2024 at 9:12 am

    Daryl, our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Debbie loved life to the fullest.

    “What you leave behind is not what is engraved on stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”

    Hugs, my friend,
    ~Mary & Terry

  2. Cale and Claudia Flory on January 21, 2024 at 11:43 am

    Daryl and family – May God be with you all as you go on withouy Debbie. We know the past several years have been difficult for everyone involved. We are thinking of you. Claudia and Dale Flory

  3. Dale and Claudia Flory on January 21, 2024 at 11:51 am

    Daryl and family – God be with you all as you move forward without Debbie. We know the last few years haven’t easy for anyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May Debbie rest in peace. Claudia and Dale Flory

  4. David and Linda Aikins on January 21, 2024 at 12:57 pm

    Daryl and family, we are so saddened with this news. Debbie was such a sweet soul and such a perfect partner for you. We are very grateful for our recent get together in that we could spend such a fun evening together. Please keep in touch.

    Lots of love,
    Dave and Linda

  5. Marie and John Harding on January 21, 2024 at 7:34 pm

    Daryl and family, our heartfelt sympathies. Debbie was such a nice and sweet person. We always enjoyed visiting with you both at our 1956 and 1959 LHS reunions. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. Karen Heeb on January 22, 2024 at 8:12 am

    Daryl and Family—
    Thoughts and prayers as you move forward without Debbie’s physical presence. Memories of wonderful family times together will hopefully bring happy hearts and smiles.
    Debbie’s special traits and how she lived will be revealed in the ways your children and families live—so kind, loving, and caring.

  7. Ann Lindquist on January 22, 2024 at 7:15 pm

    Daryl and Family,
    So sorry to hear this sad news. I enjoyed Debbie so much. I did her hair for many years and always enjoyed our conversations and playing bridge together. She was always so kind and always smiling, and always up and
    positive. She will be missed.
    Ann & Jay Lindquist

  8. Ruby Shade on January 24, 2024 at 5:18 pm

    So sorry, Daryl to hear of your loss. Debbie was a special person and I know you have many wonderful memories of your life together. She will be missed.

  9. Marsha Henry Goff on January 26, 2024 at 12:52 pm

    I am so sorry, Daryl. Debbie was a wonderful person, always cheerful and helpful. As a volunteer, she did so much for so many. I wish you and your family peace and happy memories.

  10. Barb Wasson on February 5, 2024 at 2:31 pm

    Daryl, Mike and Family,

    Debbie is irreplaceable and unforgettable! You were the best neighbors we could ever have asked for during those many years on Jasu Dr. I miss those wonderful times and all her kindnesses to Doug and me and to our children. This inevitability in life is difficult to bear, but I pray that the abiding presence of all your friends who loved Debbie will comfort you. She was such a wonderful person; we will all miss her.

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