Obituaries detail

Donald Wayne Lightfoot, Sr.

April 12, 1942-November 13, 2022

 

Donald “Don” Wayne Lightfoot, Sr., age 80, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family in Basehor, KS on the morning of November 13, 2022.  Don was born on April 12, 1942, to Clifford and Lorene Odle Lightfoot in Kansas City, KS.  He attended Hawthorne School and Northwest Junior High School before attending Wyandotte High School.  While in high school, Don excelled as an athlete.  He played football, was on the diving team, and had the extraordinary accomplishment of being a Golden Gloves Champion Boxer before graduating in 1961.  He met the love of his life, Georgia May Shoemake, while at Wyandotte High and married his high school sweetheart December 29, 1961.  He shortly thereafter began his 32 year career at BPU, retiring in 1997 as a maintenance supervisor.  Documents and plans that he authored while head of the Nearman Plant remain at BPU today.  While raising their three sons, Don was an avid coach of their athletics and a role model for his sons and their friends.  Don continued to exhibit his love of sports as an enthusiastic spectator at countless games of his grandchildren.  He adopted golf in his retirement years and played daily at sunrise during the golf season.   He proudly golfed his age at 76. He became an award-winning artist as well, passionately teaching his grandchildren his talents and creating the most impressive Halloween pumpkins for his grandkids that were admired by so many.   Don was a man of great faith in the Lord and trusted God’s will; that faith gave him comfort and carried him through his short battle with Stage 4 brain cancer.  He was an active and cherished member of Bonner Springs Church of the Nazarene.  Don is preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Lorene Lightfoot.   He is survived by his wife, Georgia Lightfoot, of the home; his sons, Don Jr. (Katie) of Olathe, KS, Tim of Kansas City, KS, and Brad (Kelly) of Kansas City, KS; his grandchildren, Ashley, Cameron, Cody, Tanner, Georgia, Ella, Danielle, and Garrett; his brother, Larry (Mona) of Tucson, AZ; and many nieces, nephews, great grandchildren, and close friends. Don was a remarkable man who never hesitated to lend a helping hand.  He was a doting husband, a tremendous father, a proud PaPa, a loyal friend, and a servant of God.  We will see him in every breathtaking sunrise.  A Visitation will be held at Bonner Springs Church of the Nazarene, 742 N. Nettleton Ave, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 on Saturday, November 19th, 2022 from 9:30am-11am followed immediately by a Church Service and Luncheon at the Church.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Bonner Springs Church of the Nazarene or KC Hospice. 

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Visitation
Location:
Bonner Springs Church of the Nazarene
Address:
742 N. Nettleton Ave.
City:
Bonner Springs
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66012
Date of Service:
Nov 19 ,2022
Time of Service:
9:30 am
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Memorial Service
Location:
Bonner Springs Church of the Nazarene
Address:
742 N. Nettleton Ave.
City:
Bonner Springs
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66012
Date of Service:
Nov 19 ,2022
Time of Service:
11:00 am
Additional Information:

Luncheon immediately to follow memorial service. 

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Condolences

Don Noone Nov 15 ,2022

Sending thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. Had the privilege of working with Don at the BPU truly a great man

Steve and Julie Weaver Nov 15 ,2022

Neighbor ,Basehor ,Kansas

God bless you all during this time and beyond. He was a wonderful man! Don will be missed! Sending love to all-

Greg Nelson Nov 15 ,2022

So sorry for your all’s loss, Don always was friendly and cordial to me anytime we spoke. He was a man of integrity and you could the love he had for family in the love they shared everywhere they went. God bless you all and you all have my sincere prayers.

Mike york Nov 15 ,2022

Brad I didn’t know your dad but clearly he was a remarkable man. I am praying for you and your family during this most challenging time.

Frank and Ann Kohman Nov 15 ,2022

Friends (extended family) ,Wheaton KS ,Kansas

Georgia and Family - We are so very sorry to hear about Don. He was always a very nice man. We have enjoyed seeing you all at family gatherings over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Frank and Ann Kohman

SHANE G WHIPPLE Nov 15 ,2022

Winter golfing buddy ,Gatineau, QC

So sad to hear of Don's passing. I played golf with Don in Texas for numerous winters. I offer my sincere condolences to his wife and family. RIP Don.

Ellen Hill Nov 15 ,2022

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Georgia and family, I am so sorry to hear this. Blessings to you all. Ellen Hill

Margie Hohenshell Nov 15 ,2022

Co-Marshall at Dubs Dread Golf Course ,Bloomington ,Illinois

Georgia and family, I appreciated meeting and working with a gentleman! He was a man of many talents and a kind heart for all.

Lonnie and Janet Bowman Nov 15 ,2022

friends/neighbors ,Basehor ,Kansas

We are heartbroken but trust that Don has eternal life through Christ and lives in the presence of God. Will miss seeing him on the golf course early each morning...sending our love and condolences to Georgia and family.

Nancy Denney Nov 15 ,2022

Friend ,Basehor ,Kansas

Don was a good friend, a patient, understanding and very caring human being. I will truly miss him. My prayers are with Georgia and his family.🙏🙏❤️❤️

Joel and Maureen Weiss Nov 15 ,2022

Neighbors and friends ,Basehor ,Kansas

Our sincere sympathy in the loss of a good guy. He willleave a big gap in so many circles. How blessed we were to call him neighbor and friend. Sending prayers and hugs.

Mark & Karen Nietzke Nov 15 ,2022

Neighbors ,Basehor ,Kansas

May the care and love of all your family and friends around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences. Mark & Karen Nietzke

Ed and Cindy Swob Nov 15 ,2022

Friend ,Lenexa ,Kansas

We are so sorry to just now read about Don! He was a friend, a great man, good golfer and one of the reasons that Cindy and me had met,He will be missed by many people.

Charles & Barbara Pennewell Nov 15 ,2022

friends ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Very sad news. Great Man from a Great family. Prayers to the entire family.

Don and Nancy Bradbury Nov 15 ,2022

Friends ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. Don was such a special man and we believe he enriched those lives he came in contact with. We believe the Lord put him on this earth to brighten everyone’s lives around him. Thank you Lord for your many blessings 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Don & Nancy Bradbury

Mike Langstraat Nov 16 ,2022

Friend ,Basehor ,Kansas

I started my day at Falcon Lakes 200+ mornings a year with Don asking when can we go. He was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. I was devastated when I heard the news last night. Prayers to everyone in the family. Job well done Don. Mike Langstraat

Linda Golubski Nov 16 ,2022

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Georgia and family, I am so sorry to learn of Don’s death. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Ronald Wayne Elven Nov 16 ,2022

Friend ,Hillsboro, OR ,Oregon

Praying for Georgia and the family as they mourn and celebrate the home going of Don. He was a very special man and will be missed by family and friends. We have the promise that we will see him again when we are reunited. God bless you all and give you comfort and peace today and in the days to come.

Debbie Dreiling Nov 16 ,2022

Extended family ,Olathe ,Kansas

I am so sorry for your loss. Don was a well respected person and I had no idea all the wonderful things he has done over the years. My prayers are for comfort to all the family and friends, now and in the hard days to come.

Michael S Jobe Nov 17 ,2022

Class of "61" State champs at just about everything. ,KANSAS CITY ,Kansas

Best all around athlete I ever meet, was always trying to beat him at something, didn't happen, but he inspired me to do better. My condolences to the family for your loss, and we know he's with the Lord.

Teri and Noreen Schwein Nov 18 ,2022

Friend and neighbor ,Basehor ,Kansas

We are so saddened by the loss of Don...such a wonderful, sweet man! Our hearts go out to Georgia and all of Don's family and friends. He will be dearly missed.

Terry Perkins Nov 19 ,2022

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Georgia so sorry for your loss. Don will be greatly missed. Praying that the Lord will fill that void in you and your family's life's. A couple of comforting scripture: Isa.57:1,2 Ps.68:5

Vern Lynn and Mary Jane Mikesic Nov 19 ,2022

friend ,Surprise ,Arizona

To Georgia and the entire family, in our thoughts and prayers.

Dave and Bev Parsons Nov 20 ,2022

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Dearest Georgia and family. Bev and I are saddened to hear about Don’s passing. The both of you were in our thoughts this morning as we were reminiscing about the good times on The Lake. Fish fries. Neighborhood events the two of you so ably hosted and Canadian fishing trips. We are so sorry. Dave and Bev. Parsons