June 21, 1954--Sept. 1, 2005
ATWOOD -- LuAnn (Cahoj) VanLaeys, 51, died Wednesday (Sept. 14, 2005) at the Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood.
She was born June 21, 1954, in McCook to Louis and Dorothy (Vrbas) Cahoj. She grew up on the family farm, northwest of Atwood. She attended Enterprise Country School, St. Scholastic Academy in Canon City, Colo., and graduated from Atwood High School in 1972. She attended cosmetology school at Goodland Vo Tech.
She married David VanLaeys on Nov. 9, 1991. She worked as a cosmetologist and eventually owned her own shop. She was a member of the FCSLA.
She was preceded in death by her father, Louis Cahoj.
Survivors include her husband, Dave; two daughters, Megan and Amanda; her mother, Dorothy Cahoj of rural Atwood; brother, Ron and wife, Virginia Cahoj of LaCrosse, Kan.; sister, Collette and husband, Casey Honn of Tulsa, Okla.; father and mother-in-law, Dan and Barbara VanLaeys of Sharon Springs, Kan.; brothers-in-law, Joe and wife, Kim VanLaeys of Sharon Springs and Tim and wife, Robin VanLaeys of Logan, Kan.; sisters-in-law, Lori and husband, Bob Bolen of Sharon Springs and Dana VanLaeys of Mission, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Services will be Friday, 10 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Atwood with the Rev. Kent Morgan and the Rev. Paul McNall officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Cemetery in northwest rural Rawlins County.
Memorials are being accepted in her name at Hospice Services Inc., P.O. Box 116, Phillipsburg, KS 67661.
Visitation is today, 1-9 p.m., at Williams Funeral Home in Atwood. The casket will remain closed Friday at the church.
Williams Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of arrangements.