Elizabeth A. “Beth” Lyons

Elizabeth A “Beth” Lyons

May 18, 1946 – August 27, 2023

Elizabeth “Beth” A. Lyons of Omaha, NE, died Sunday, August 27, 2023. She was born May 18, 1946, in Salina, Kansas. Beth received a Bachelors Degree from Marymount College and a Masters Degree from Kansas State University. She married John Lyons on December 19, 1970.

Beth was a high school Business Teacher from 1968 to 2008, 18 years at Manhattan Kansas Senior High School and 22 years at Millard North High School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; father, Byrne Kelley; and mother, Margaret Kelley. She is survived by her son, Andrew Lyons; his wife and children, Melanie, Brady and Maggie Lyons of Omaha; her twin sister, Sue Kammen, of Topeka, KS; and brother, Dan Kelley of Baldwin City, KS.

VISITATION: Thursday, September 7, 2023, 10-11 a.m at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 14330 Eagle Run Dr. followed by a MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: at 11 a.m. with Father Andrew Rosa as Celebrant. INTERMENT: Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Salina, KS, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia, KS, and Boys Town of Omaha, NE. To view a live broadcast of the Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the  “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page


  • Mark Redelberger Posted August 30, 2023 5:20 pm

    Have known Beth since first grade. Greatly saddened to hear of her passing. Condolences and prayers to Beth’s family. As a classmate in the SHHS class of 1964 I shall always have fond memories of her. God bless you in this time of mourning. Sincerely ,Mark Redelberger

  • Kirsten Goertz Posted August 30, 2023 9:11 pm

    We are saddened with the loss of our dear cousin Beth. We know the Lord called his daughter home and give thanks and praise for the gift of Beth in all of our lives. Our most sincere condolences and prayers for healing hearts.

  • Peggy A. Powell Posted September 1, 2023 10:28 am

    I was Beth’s younger cousin. My prayers are with the family.

  • Jeanne R. Pangrac Posted September 1, 2023 4:33 pm

    I was a classmate of Beth’s since 1st grade through graduation in 1964 from SHHS. I remember her as a very kind person who was fun to be with. My prayers are with her family, with special thoughts to Sue.

  • Dru clarke Posted September 3, 2023 8:28 pm

    So sorry to learn about Beth. She was a well respected teacher and good colleague at MHS.

  • Susan and Brett Phillips Posted September 4, 2023 6:08 pm

    So saddened over the death of Beth, she was wonderful person and meant a lot to us and our whole family: My heart goes out to my Aunt Sue( Beth’s sister) ; and the family.
    God bless to you all:

  • Bill & Kay Crawford Posted September 7, 2023 7:24 am

    We are deeply saddened by Beth’s death, but know that she is in heaven with all our deceased relatives.

    Beth’s brother/Dan and I grew up together in Salina and are “brothers”, notwithstanding that we’re really first cousins.
    Beth and her sister/Sue were like “big sisters” to me. I will always be grateful for their example/guidance/advice.

    While I cannot attend in person, I will be watching the service on the streaming service.

    Rest in peace, Beth🙏.

  • Karen Zigan Posted September 7, 2023 1:12 pm

    I am so sorry to know of Beth’s passing. Besides being a classmate from first grade through the first year of Marymount College, she was a lovely, caring friend. The family has my heartfelt condolences and prayers for comfort.

  • Kim Scott Posted September 7, 2023 4:25 pm

    Sitting in the airport and read of Beth’s passing. Sending condolences to the Kelley, Lyons and Kammen families

  • sue Day Posted September 10, 2023 9:19 am

    So very sorry to hear of her passing. She was such a kind, happy and sweet Lady. Teacher and friend.

  • Deb O’Malley Posted September 11, 2023 7:52 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. James and Deb O’Malley

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