OBITUARY

Debra Lavone Price

December 17, 1967March 28, 2019

Debra Lavone Price, 51, of Kansas City, passed away on March 28, 2019. She was born on December 17, 1967 to James and Gloria Price in Ottawa, Kansas. Debra moved with her family to many different locations starting with a move to St Charles Missouri in 1972, to Russellville, Arkansas in 1974 and to Gardner, Kansas in 1977. Following her graduation from Gardner-Edgerton High School in 1986 She worked for the Mortgage Banking company MetMor Financial. After several years with the banking industry she decided she wanted to try something different and wanted to be her own boss. She studied at the Massage Therapy Training Institute and after graduation became a licensed Massage Therapist. After a few years she went through training to become part of a support team for Olympic Athletes. She began accompanying athletes to the Olympic games in Atlanta, Ga, Athens, Greece, Sydney Australia, Beijing China and Vancouver, Canada. She really enjoyed her work with the Para Olympic Athletes. She also was the team massage therapist for the Kansas City Wizards Soccer team for several years and traveled with them for winter training to South Africa, Rio, and several other countries. She enjoyed traveling and was able to see much of the world with the Olympic teams and her position with the Wizard Soccer team. Debbie was a people person and never saw a stranger. She is mourned by friends from all around the world. Her Last job was with Creative Supports of Kansas City, where she was caregiver to two young men that she dearly loved. She leaves to mourn her passing her parents, Jim and Gloria Price, brother, Rodney Price and wife Tracy, two nieces Taylor and husband Justin Chaney and Carley Lintz and nephew, the Golden Child (that is what she called him) Connor James Price, grand nieces: Layla Baker and Natalie Chaney, many aunts, uncles and cousins and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Uhel and Maxine Cullison and James and Joan Price. She attended and enjoyed Metro Christian Fellowship Church. A gathering will be held Wednesday, April 10 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at McGilley and Frye Funeral Home, 105 E., Loula St., Olathe, KS 66061. A Celebration of Life will be Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 10:30am at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Debbie’s name to St Jude’s Children Hospital, Shriners Children’s Hospital, Wounded Warriors Foundation or your favorite charity.

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Howard Erenberg

April 15, 2019

I was very lucky to meet Debbie when I began working at the Wizards. We always had great conversations. And I always was fascinated with her stories of her times working at the Olympics. She will be missed. My thoughts are with her family.

Cindy Surber

April 9, 2019

I met Debbie many years ago through a friend. We became fast friends and she was an excellent massage therapist. We've shared evenings, dinners, birthday parties and lots of giggles throughout the years. One of my favorite memories was when a group of friends put together a 40th birthday party for Debbie. I was in charge of the cake. I ordered a princess and a frog cake with blond hair and blue eyes like Debbie. When I picked it up not only did it look nothing like Debbie, but it was a different nationality!!!!! We all laughed so hard but celebrated her 40th year with the cake and it was yummy!!!!
Bless your heart, my dear. You will be missed.

Mike Casey

April 8, 2019

I have wonderful memories growing up with my friend Rodney. Hanging out at the Price residence was always filled with love, laughs and smiles. Debbie was a source of light and kindness, a very special little sis. I loved following her on Facebook, her many travels... and the goodness she brought to each person she met. Truly a person to be adored and admired. Prayers for God's comforting embrace and reassurance for the Price Family and the countless others who love her.

Tom Turton

March 31, 2019

I first met Debbie at the 2004 Paralympic Games, within five minuets I felt that I had known her all my life. Those eyes, her smile and that personality have and will stay with me for the rest of my days. I will miss our “short” chats (nothing less than an hour) So sorry I never got over for the visit and to meet her family and “the boys”

My deepest condolences to Debbie’s family and friends xx.

Kay Grinnell

March 31, 2019

I remember the sweet little girl who became best friends with my daughter. Spending the night, laughing, singing with hairbrushes. Playing the flute in the band and being Melissa's maid of honor at her wedding. Going shopping for a wedding dress only to have Gloria make the most beautiful dress for my daughter. She was like another daughter to me and is missed so very much.

Roger Olbrot

March 30, 2019

I met Deb at the 2004 Paralympic games in Athens, Greece. She was one of the first five people that came into Athens and helped make the team a success. Her lightheartedness, her beautiful smile and wonderful energy served to uplift so many of us during times that we’re not always easy. She was always so upbeat and positive which was infectious for all of us around her.

My condolences to her entire family on your loss and I pray that you can smile with the memories of her

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY