Wilma “Jane” Massey

A Celebration of Life for Wilma “Jane” Massey, 77, Eudora will be held from 1 – 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel in Eudora. Attire is casual. Jane passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Jane was born July 13, 1938 in Lamar, MO the daughter of Herbert and Bertha (Irving) Armstrong.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Eudora.

She was a school bus driver for three generations of children; driving the school bus for USD # 491 for 42 years before retiring. She volunteered at the Eudora food pantry for many years. She enjoyed her grandchildren, great grandchildren, garage sale enthusiast, and was an avid reader.

She married Leland G. Massey on October 3, 1956 in Oahu, Hawaii. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include one son, Kenneth Lee (Diane) Massey; one daughter, Stacy Jane Massey and husband, Gary; four grandchildren, Robyn Keiter, Jerrod (Hollie) Massey, Jessica (Ryan) Robson, Cole (Katie) Massey; three great grandchildren, Rylie Robson, Mason Massey, and Mays Massey; one brother, Jack Armstrong; cousin, Holly Reusch-Kracl; and one nephew, Mark Tams. She was preceded in death by one brother, Sammy; and one sister, Annie.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Eudora Public Library and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

14 Condolences

  1. Kennetta. Slavin on July 23, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Jane was a very special lady and a joy to have her always stop by our garage sales. We were always looking for her to appear.
    She was a faithful bus driver for all my children when we lived in the country. She will be missed, we were very fond of Jane. Kennetta Slavin

  2. LEO SOUDERS on July 23, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Ken, Diane and Family,

    I’m sorry to hear about the loss of Mom. May God bless each of you in the coming months, and replace your hearts sadness with joyful memories. Mom touched many lives and never once met a stranger.

    I will keep you, Diane and the Family, as well as Mom in my prayers.

    God Bless.

  3. George and Cheryl Hunsinger on July 24, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Leland, Kenny, and Stacey; Was saddened and shocked this morning when we read about Jane. So sorry for your loss, she was a good woman. All the years, and all the kids, and we never heard a bad word about her. She was loved by all. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

  4. John Lewis on July 24, 2015 at 8:34 am


    Very sorry to read about your mother. Cynthia and I’s thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Paul Smith on July 24, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Massey Family,

    I am sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories growing up with Cole and hanging out at Leland and Jane’s house, playing basketball in their back yard, riding bikes and of course seeing Jane on the bus. My thoughts on prayers are with you all. Take care.


  6. Jenny Hiatt (Slavin) on July 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

    I was sad to hear about the passing of Jane. Jane was my bus driver for many years, and through the years as I have grown she always seemed to appear at a garage sale at either my mom’s or sisters. Jane was a fun lady who I will miss. Your family is in our prayers. Jennetta Hiatt (Slavin)

  7. Jim "Punkin" O'Connell on July 25, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Ken and family
    Sorry for you and your family’s loss.
    Ginny and I thoughts are with you in your loss.

  8. Charles and Loretta Dunbar on July 25, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Leland our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. Jane was a special lady.

  9. Paul & Carolyn Rogers on July 25, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Leland, Kenny, Stacey & Jack ~ So sorry for your loss of the passing of Jane. She was the real family trooper. Our thoughts are with you all. She will be missed by all knew her.

  10. Marilyn & Denny Lynn on July 29, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Leland and Family
    Sorry too hear about the Loss of your Wife and Mother.
    We knew Jane for many years thru school and other activities. She always spoke to you, and was very generous and caring thru her driving days for the school.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all .
    Sincerely Marilyn and Elden Lynn

  11. Pam Childers on July 31, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Kenny & Stacy,

    So sorry to hear about your mother. My Thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

    Pam (Eaton)Childers

  12. Debra Shirar on July 31, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Stace and Holly were students when I was a student teacher. Awesome young ladies at the time and I know they still are. I know words are never enough. I pray that God will grant you peace and wrap you with his love. She had a massive heart because she gave herself to children when she wasn’t with her family. God bless.

  13. Tracy Tams on February 17, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Jane was always there for me to answer questions and to guide me with my mother for many years. I loved how she always stayed busy and always had projects that she and/or the family were working on at all times. She and my mother, Ann Tams taught me how to shop and how to save money. I still cannot go to an auction or a yard sale without thinking of Mom or Aunt Jane. Fond memories I will always cherish! Tracy Tams, Wichita, KS.

  14. Kathy Husted Mason on May 22, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    I read of Jane’s passing just yesterday, a year late. Jane and Annie and Jack and Sammy were my first cousins; they were my only family when our beloved Grandmother Irvin died. I will always remember our summers in Lowry City, exploring “Dave Rock”, wading in “Brown’s Ford”, and gathering “oiggs” on Aunt Bertha and Uncle Herbert’s farm. I will always remember being part of a real family.

    Though we lost touch through the years, those times of our youth remain and are deeply valued. I know Jane was always the funny, open, and delightful person she was born to be, and she will always be a light to us fortunate enough to know her.

    My best to you, Kenny, and Jack, I hope we can meet again via email at least.My love to you all.

    Kathy Mason

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