Archive for Thursday, June 21, 2007

Obituary: Byron D. Moats, Nancy K. Oyler Moats

June 21, 2007

Byron D. Moats


Nancy K. Oyler Moats


Memorial services for Byron D. Moats, 62, and Nancy K. Oyler Moats, 64, both of Westwood, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Country Club Congregational Church in Kansas City, Mo. Private inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence.

Mr. and Mrs. Moats died Thursday, June 14, 2007, in a one-car accident east of Junction City on Interstate 70.

He was born Feb. 23, 1945, in Monterey, Calif., the son of George B. and Billie Davis Moats.

Mr. Moats graduated from Baker University in 1966 with a bachelor of science degree and from Pittsburg State University in May 1973 with a master of science degree. He had served during the Vietnam War. He was a retired English teacher at Oak Park High School in North Kansas City, Mo.

Mrs. Moats was born Nov. 1, 1942, in Lawrence, the daughter of Robert B. and Corinne High Oyler.

She attended Stephens College for two years and graduated from Kansas University in 1964 and earned a master of science degree from KU in 1966. She was a retired guidance counselor at Turner High School in Kansas City, Kan. She also had been a counselor in the Eudora School District.

She was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi social sorority and was the fifth of seven Alpha Delta Pi members in her family.

They were both members of Country Club Congregational Church in Kansas City, Mo.

Mr. Moats' survivors include a sister, Billie Moats-Staats, Chapel Hill, N.C.

A brother, Eric Lee Moats, preceded him in death.

Mrs. Moats' survivors include a brother, Robert F. Oyler, Lawrence.

The family suggests memorials to the Byron and Nancy Moats Educational Scholarships at Turner High School or at Oak Park High School, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence 66044.

Online condolences may be sent at, subject: Moats.

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