Lana Maturey

Memorial Information Lana Susan Maturey passed away peacefully on January 4, 2011 at the Kansas City Hospice House, surrounded by her loving family.

Born August 18, 1953, in Liberal, KS, to Donald and Berniece White, Lana was a 1971 graduate of Liberal High School and married Domingo Maturey in 1973. They spent 37 wonderful years together and raised three sons: Craig (Alaryce) of Overland Park, KS, Kevin (Valerie) of Springfield, MO, and Scott (Andrea) of Moore, OK.

Lana was a homemaker whose passions were raising her three boys; quilting; and, in recent years, spending time with her five grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, sons, mother, and grandchildren. Lana was preceded in death by her father.

About Lana, in her own words:

I’m Lana, I’m 57 years old and live in metro Kansas City. I’ve been married to my sweetie for 37 years, and we have three grown sons, ages 30, 33, and 36. They’re all married to wonderful gals, and we have five adorable grandbabies, two boys and three girls, ages 1, 4, 6, 6, and 7. They are the light of my life.

I have a bachelors degree, but during my kid’s growing-up years, I opted to be a stay-at-home mom. It kept me plenty busy keeping up with all their activities and driving them here and there and everywhere. After they were older, I worked as a floral designer, quilt shop manager, and substitute teacher. After being diagnosed with ULMS almost 5 1/2 years ago, I decided to stop working and focus on dealing with my disease.

I love all kinds of crafts, especially quilting, crocheting, and scrapbooking. I like to remodel houses, and have redone more homes that I can count. Hubby and I like to travel, but we’ve only traveled in the US. One day we’d like to go to Germany, where hubby was stationed in the Army during the 1970’s, and to England, where my dad was stationed in WWII.

In the Spring of 2008, our house was struck by lightening while were were out of town, and burned to the ground. We lost everything, including many family photos and heirlooms, but at least we’re here and nobody was injured. We rebuilt on the same lot, and moved in right before Christmas. I’m now spending my time decorating and making it look warm and cozy.

Lana >^..^<

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