Floyd “Wayne” Lollar
Sept. 22, 1926 – Jan. 27, 2019
Wayne Lollar, age 92, a resident of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, a former resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, went to be with his heavenly Father on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Missouri.
Wayne was born the son of Willard Hall and Bessie Adra Lollar on Sept. 22, 1926, in Daviess County, Missouri. Wayne served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1951 until 1952. He graduated from Lock Springs High School in 1944. He was united in marriage to Nilene Beaman on Oct. 22, 1950, in Jamesport, Missouri. She preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 1980. Following his discharge, he returned home to Jamesport, Missouri, where he began his career as a successful dairy farmer. He also owned dairy farms in both Chula and Chillicothe. He was an active board member for the All-Star Dairy Association in Lawrence, Kansas. After retiring from the dairy business in 1985, he drove a school bus for the Chillicothe R-II School District. Wayne was united in marriage to Mary Pat Jordan on Nov. 26, 1982, in Chillicothe. In 1997, he and his wife bought a small acreage near Excelsior Springs, where he continued employment as a bus driver for the Kearney School District. In the following years, he provided bus transportation for the public transportation system in Excelsior Springs, where he resided at the time of his death.
Wayne loved nature and being outdoors. He was always very meticulous with his land and yards. When the weather was pleasant, his favorite pastime was sitting on his patio watching small animals and birds. In addition to being a lover of animals and nature, Wayne was an avid sports enthusiast, especially the KC Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs on TV.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Nilene Beaman Lollar; one grandson, Cameron Lollar; two brothers, Harold and Billy Lollar; three sisters, Velma Eads, Lucille Anderson and Lula Mae Lollar and one stepson-in-law- Ed Larcom.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Pat, of the home; three daughters, Nila Hiskey and husband David of Sun City West, Arizona, Nina Baker and husband Mark of Cameron, Missouri and Debra Hopkins and husband Mike of Kansas City, Missouri; two sons, Rick Lollar and wife LaRenda of Chillicothe, and Mel Lollar and wife Dawn of Oxford, Indiana; one stepdaughter, Susan Larcom of Omaha, Nebraska; sixteen grandchildren, Christin (Pete) Olas, Cori (Shawn) Hulsey, Kyle (Megan) Hiskey, Shawna Cooke, Tawnya (Philip) Stuedle, Tausha (Brandon) Lien, Shayla (Robby) Shipley, Garrett (Stephanie) Hopkins, Calvin (Whitney) Lollar, Cyrsten Lollar, Cherish (Jarod) Williams, Brock Lollar, Ali Lollar, Laura (Bill) Vodvarka, Kate (Alex) Covalt, and Lisa Larcom; fifteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by two sisters; Mildred Hoch, Chillicothe, Missouri and Dorothy Booth, Jefferson City, Missouri.
Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe from 12-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.
A scheduled visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church in Chillicothe from 12:30-2 p.m, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 with services to follow. Burial will be held at the Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Chillicothe.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cam’s Memorial Grand Drive and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.