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Linn County News

Published May 29, 2019


William Ashton DeMay, age 77, Linn Valley, Kan., passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019. He was born in McCook, Neb., on Dec. 2, 1941, the son of Hal and Martha Jones DeMay.

He graduated from Decatur County High School, McCook Junior College and received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kansas, where he was a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity. 

Bill married Robyn Urban on Jan. 27, 1963, at the Oberlin United Methodist Church. 

He worked as a personnel manager for Southwest Grease and Oil. Bill also sold real estate and along with Robyn had an Amway distributorship. 

He enjoyed watching the game show network and playing bingo. He always seemed to have a smile on his face. 

He was preceded in death by in-laws Diane DeMay and Dan Grubb.

Bill is survived by his wife, Robyn; two daughters, Risa Doty and husband Keith, and Stephanie DeMay and husband Moffat Mathews; a brother, Bob DeMay; four sisters, Janet Bamesberger and Dale, Jodi Grubb, Kathy Felix and Frank, and Carolyn Richards and Steve; five grandchildren, Brandon, Rachelle, Joshua, Allison and Peyton; and many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. 

Service was scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel, with visitation from 10 a.m. to service time at the chapel. 

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