Lynn C. Broyer, 75, a former Overland Park, Kansas resident passed away quietly May 11, 2012, after a short illness, at the Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colo., to join her beloved dog, Scamper, a Bichon Frise who had died several years earlier of cancer.
A celebration of her life was held at Atonement Lutheran Church, Overland Park, at 1 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2012. A celebration was also held in Spencer on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Warner Funeral Home. The ashes will be held by the family.
Lynn was born Sept. 20, 1936, in Germantown, Ia., to Melvin and Birdline (Amendt) Straub along with her twin sisterm Jeanette Coreen, who died in childbirth. Lynn graduated from Spencer High School in 1954. She graduated from St. Luke's Nursing College in Sioux City, Ia. in 1957 and nursing became her greatest passion in life. She was married to Judd Broyer in 1959 and divorced several years later, but the marriage resulted in her greatest joy in life, her two children, Renee Schmidt, Kansas and Doug Broyer, of Castle Rock, Colo.
Most recently Lynn lived in Colorado, but before moving there in 2011, she lived in Overland Park, Kansas for 28 years. She made many friends and worked at several hospitals and facilities there, including Overland Park Regional Hospital, Atriums, Kingswood and Park Meadows. Before moving to the Kansas City area, she lived in Ft. Morgan, Colo. and Spencer, Ia. She worked at the Spencer Municipal Hospital for many years and one of her proudest achievements was starting up the ICU unit there. She continued to work as an RN until 2011, but also volunteered at the Overland Park Arboretum, due to her passion for plants and flowers. Lynn loved each holiday to be spent with family, but Christmas was her favorite and she planned for it months in advance each year. Her love for life, gardening and her dogs was surpassed only be her love of family and her patients. She truly touched so many lives and will be missed greatly by all.
She was a member of Atonement Lutheran Church in Overland Park, Kansas and First English Lutheran Church in Spencer, Ia.
She is survived by her daughter, Renee and her husband, Steve Schmidt of Kansas; and Doug and his wife, Vayla (Bronson) of Colorado, along with their two children: Tori and Kyle; her sister, Diane and husband, Jan Stein of Spencer, Ia.; and brother, Duane and his wife, Sylvia Straub of Sliver Spring, Md.
She is preceded in death by her father; mother; and her twin sister.
Donations can be sent in her memory in care of: Doug Broyer, 1055 Neptunite Place, Castle Rock, CO, 80108, mentioning which charity the donation is to go toward; Overland Park Arboretum or HSPCA (formerly Animal Haven of Merriam, Kansas).
We love you mom and will miss you great sense of humor, compassion toward people and animals and our daily phone conversations.