Archive for Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Nathaniel R. Honaker


July 14, 2004

A celebration of life ceremony for Nathaniel Ryan Honaker, 22, De Soto, will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Maceli's, 1031 New Hampshire St., Lawrence.

Mr. Honaker died Monday, June 28, 2004, in Kansas City, Mo.

He was born June 25, 1982, the son of Sara "Bobbie" Hardeman. He attended Lawrence public schools and was a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School, where he participated in football and wrestling. He attended Longview College and the Western Missouri Regional Fire Academy, graduating in 2003.

Mr. Honaker was a volunteer firefighter with the De Soto and Wakarusa fire departments. He also worked as an umpire for Douglas County Amateur Baseball Association, and was in management training with Papa John's restaurant in Westport.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Richard G. Hunt, both of Lawrence; his fiancee, Melissa Schurman; De Soto; a brother, J.R. Honaker, Independence, Mo.; two stepsisters, Racheal Moeding and Rachelle Moeding, both of Lawrence; and a stepbrother, Brian Moeding, Lawrence.

The family suggests memorials to the De Soto Fire Department or the Wakarusa Fire Department, sent in care of Penwell-Gable Funeral Home, 14275 S. Blackbob Road, Olathe 66062.

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