Lanny J. Kimbrough

A casual gathering for a Celebration of Life for Lanny Joseph Kimbrough, 79, Lawrence, KS will be held 2:00 -5:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Johnny’s West in Lawrence. He died peacefully and surrounded by family on June 22, 2017 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Lanny was born on July 31, 1937 in Fact, Kansas the son of Clayton and Grace (Mock) Kimbrough.
He married Jacque Alvis in 1959. They had two children, Eric Kimbrough and Angela Kimbrough Espinoza (Saul). They were married over 30 years.
He married Barbara Joan Marshall on October 23, 1999 in Fullerton, CA.
Other survivors include two sisters, Karen Bradley (Gary), Pat Kimbrough (Tandy); and several nieces and nephews.
He was Valedictorian of Green High School. He graduated Washburn University Business School.
He was a Phi Delta Theta member since 1955 and President of the Kansas Beta Chapter, 1958.

He started working in college at Cunningham Shields, then to Garlinghouse Co., Victory Life, and had a 30 year career in banking; including Vice President of 1st National Bank and President of Highland Park Bank and Trust. He then became licensed as a Financial Securities Advisor and retired with FSC Securities Corporation.

He was the Chairman of the Marketing Committee for the Kansas Bankers Association, President of Topeka Country Club, Chairman of the Washburn University Board of Regents, President of the Topeka YMCA, a 40 year Topeka Rotarian, Board member of the Stormont Vail Foundation, and Chairman of the Topeka Blood Bank.

His hobbies included scuba diving 35 years, boating, poker, and his pets.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a Memorial contribution made in his name to Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

6 Condolences

  1. Shelly Johnson on June 25, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    I will truly miss you. You made my day at work. I am happy for you going the way you did but will selfishly miss you. If I had a chance Iwould Truly burry you with me amount I owe you for sitting next to you at lunch. Prayers hopes and hugs Lanny may you Rest In Peace

  2. greg cookson on June 26, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Love and Prayers for Lanny. It has been too many years since we’ve been together, but now you are at peace.

    Greg Cookson

  3. Jackie Petersen on June 26, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    June 26, 2017
    To the family of Lanny Kimbrough

    I just wanted to express my sympathy on the passing of Lanny. Words say very little at a time like this, but knowing people care, maybe helps. I hope so. I’m sure you all have some wonderful memories of him, as do his friends.
    Jackie Campbell Petersen

  4. Bonnie Taylor on June 28, 2017 at 9:40 am

    I am going to miss his friendly hello in the halls here at Brandon Woods. Lanny was so kind to share his newspaper with me everyday, even when he was in rehab he made sure I got the paper. He always had a smile. May he rest in peace.
    Roy and Bonnie Taylor

  5. Angela Signor on June 28, 2017 at 9:50 am

    My heart is sad that I will not see Lanny here at Brandon Woods. I would come up to the bar for lunch and see Lanny with his bowl of soup, glass of wine and dessert. He was always interested in hearing about my 3 boys. Always had a smile and a cheery hello. He liked that my name was Angela just like his daughter. I will miss him. May God bless his family while they deal with the loss of a truly wonderful man.

  6. Jim Slattery on July 21, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I was shocked and saddened to learn about the passing of my long time friend Lanny Kimbrough. WE had known each other since my days at the Phi Delt House at Washburn University. Lanny was actively involved encouraging the young men at the Phi House to make good decisions. I knew Lanny as a man who cared deeply about his family, friends , customers and community. He was a good and decent man who was a blessing in my life as my banker and friend.
    I extend my deepest sympathy to Eric and Angela and Barbara and the rest of his family. Jim Slattery

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