Jana Lynne Mackey


Jana Lynne Mackey, 25, Lawrence, died Thursday, July 3, 2008, in Lawrence.

She was born July 20, 1982, in Harper to John M. and Christie J. Patterson Mackey. She was a 2000 graduate of Hays High School and earned an undergraduate degree in women's studies in 2004.

She worked as a lobbyist for National Organization for Women for three years, and returned to Kansas University, where she completed her first year in the School of Law.

She was a volunteer advocate for the Ga Du Gi Safe Center, and was a singer and actress. She was a member of the Public Interest Law Society, the Women in Law Society, Kansas Equality Coalition, Kansas National Organization for Women, the KU Commission on the Status of Women, the 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.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence; burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Fairview Cemetery, Danville.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, both at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. The casket will remain closed.

Memorials are suggested to the Northwest Kansas Domestic and Sexual Violence Services in Hays or the Jana Mackey Support of Public Advocacy Fund at KU School of Law, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS 66044.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.rumsey-yost.com

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