Rhian Michael Dey

Rhian Michael Dey, age 41 Baldwin City, Kansas was called home on Saturday September 15, 2018.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Visitation will be held before the service from 9-10 AM.

Rhian was born on August 16, 1977, in Lawrence KS. He attended Sunset Elementary and West Junior High School, graduating from Lawrence High School in 1994. Rhian took coursework at Johnson County Community College and was certified in many areas within technology.

Rhian had a passion for music. He pursued his love by DJ’ing and spinning old records and LP’s as well as composing, mixing and mastering music electronically. Rhian cared deeply for animals and cherished his three Pitbull sisters, Jade, Ellie, and Harley.

Rhian was married to Cullie Lawrence in June 2001. They later divorced. They had two daughters, Savanna and Maya, who were his pride and joy. He loved spending time with them.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents and his nephew Cainan Shutt.

In addition to his daughters, Savanna and Maya, he is survived by his mother, Peggy Dey, stepfather, Bill McNish of Baldwin City; Father, Denny Dey (Jayne) of Lenexa, Kansas, brothers, Erik (Angie) and Nathan Dey (Clara Wilson), of Baldwin City, and sister-in-law, Ann Dey, Oak Grove, Missouri, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for an educational fund to be set up for his daughters in care of Peggy Dey/Warren-McElwain Mortuary or to the Lawrence Humane Society.

12 Condolences

  1. Melissa Baldwin on September 19, 2018 at 6:30 am

    You are greatly missed Rhian❤️ Love Mel

  2. Jennifer Coon on September 19, 2018 at 6:44 am

    You will be so missed Rhian . We had so many fun times back in the day and you always made me laugh . So hard for so many people to hear about this . I’ll be praying for your family for strength . Fly high honey ❤️

  3. DeeAnn Alvarez on September 19, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Sending our thoughts and prayers! May peace be with your family and loved ones!❤️

    David and DeeAnn Alvarez

  4. Rhonda Chaffin Morrison on September 19, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Peggy, Erik, Nathan, and family, Praying your memories of Rhian carry you through the days ahead and give you comfort! Rhonda

  5. BM on September 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    As a member of the community, I give my sincere condolences to everyone affected by this loss. He was so young to have passed away, and it must be an incredible loss for his children. May they take comfort in knowing that God promises to care for them because he “comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God” 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4

  6. Erin Hildibrand on September 19, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    You will be best you were such a great friend To have I was lucky to know you and have you in my life You will always be with me and my thoughts I love you and you will truly be missed.

  7. Misty on September 19, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    I will never understand why you left us… You were insatiable… Your appetite for life was admirable… You were always there for me. Like loved you from the time we first met. You helped me embrace my strength and always reminded me of who I was when I couldn’t find myself…. I told you that no matter what I would always at the very least be the understanding ear at the end of the phone. You left us all behind never to forgive ourselves for not being able to lift you up the way you always lifted us… I’m so pissed at you. I always told you I would be… You told me you’d always be here… Even if the world could not contain your energy. You are a jerk for leaving us… And know that when I see you on the other side I’m kicking your butt… Just like I use to. I’m going to miss you so much. Rhian Dey you really cut me deep this time. I’ll always love you. As all of us will.

  8. Vicki Fugett on September 20, 2018 at 10:21 am

    To my entire Dey family; There are no words that can describe how deeply sorry I am that Rhian left you so early. Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship. V

  9. Aimee Freeman on September 21, 2018 at 5:08 am

    Sorry for your loss Peggy. Rhian was such a sweetie and will be missed by many. The whole Dey family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Young on September 21, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. May the true God mend your family crushed and broken hearts, and may your family be comforted by God’s promise of the resurrection. (John 6:40) Which assures us that we will see our loved ones again.

  11. Janet Kissinger on September 21, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    To the Dey family
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in my prayers.

  12. Bev Hyde on September 22, 2018 at 7:39 am

    So sorry for this deep loss, Peggy, Maya, and Savanna. My prayers and thoughts are for you and family. May peace come to be in your hearts.

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