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Obituaries

Obituaries

Jana Lynne Mackey 1982 - 2008 Lawrence

A celebration of life for Jana Lynne Mackey, 25, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Fairview Cemetery in Danville.Miss Mackey died Thursday, July 3, 2008, in Lawrence.She was born July 20, 1982, in Harper, the daughter of John M. and Christie J. Patterson Mackey. She graduated from Hays High School in 2000 and received an undergraduate degree in women's studies in 2004 from Kansas University. She had completed her first year of law school at KU.Miss Mackey worked as a lobbyist for the National Organization for Women for three years. She was a volunteer advocate for the Ga Du Gi Safe Center. She was also a singer and actress.She was also involved with the Public Interest Law Society, Women in Law Society, Kansas Equality Coalition, Kansas National Organization for Women, KU Commission on the Status of Women, KU. Student Senate and Delta Force.Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Christie and Curt Brungardt, Hays; her father and stepmother, Mike and Anita Mackey, Anthony; four brothers, Todd Mackey and companion Sarah Bohm and Travis Mackey and companion Erica Washburn, both of Hays, Drake Brungardt, Baldwin City, and Bruce Adams, Camdenton, Mo.; and two sisters, Sara Brungardt, Hays, and Kimberly Minor and husband Ryan, Wichita. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. The casket will remain closed.The family suggests memorials to the Northwest Kansas Domestic & Sexual Violence Services in Hays or the Jana Mackey Support of Public Advocacy Fund at the Kansas University School of Law, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.