Bill Nye

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A Celebration of Life for Bill C. Nye, 77, Lawrence, will be held Saturday, November 3rd from 4 to 6 pm at Lighthouse Baptist Church, Baldwin City. Bill died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Jan. 9, 1941, in Clay Center, Kan., the son of William M. Nye and Gladys Lundquist. He graduated from Clay Center High School, and later served in the United States Air Force. Bill was in the floral business, and owned and operated Nye's Flowers, Flower Market, and the Kansas School of Floral Design. He was an active member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Baldwin City. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, family, church activities, and KU basketball.

He married Ruth Bauer. To this union, Debbie Nye and Billy Nye were born. They later divorced. He married Pam Singletary. To this union, Dustin Nye was born. They later divorced. He married Sue Torneden, who preceded him in death in 1998. He was also preceded in death by three siblings, Bud Nye, Wilma Edge, and Don Nye. He is survived by his three children and one grandson, Preston Nye, all of Lawrence.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Lighthouse Baptist Church, 700 Chapel St., Baldwin City, KS, 66006. Online condolences may be sent at

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Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory
601 Indiana St
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 843-5111
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World from Oct. 25 to Oct. 31, 2018
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