OBITUARY: Tyler Yang Furness

Tyler Yang Furness (Lakey)

Tyler Yang Furness (Lakey) was joyfully welcomed as he crawled into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, July 6, 2024.

Tyler was born on Oct. 4, 2023, in Newton to Aubrie Lakey and Gordon Furness.

Tyler loved his Momma; his face lit up when she entered the room. At 9 months old, a few of Tyler’s favorite things were crawling, eating food (especially when Momma made it with grownup food in it), going on walks to the library, reading Llama Llama books, and saying “bubba.” Tyler had started daycare at Angel Wings in Newton, where he quickly gained the affections of his teachers. He was increasingly happy to be among groups of people and share smiles and giggles.

In addition to his parents, Tyler leaves behind his half-siblings, Isaac, Emily and Rachel Furness of McPherson; his maternal grandparents, Chris and Tami Lakey of Newton; and paternal grandparents, Charles and Carrie Furness of Solomon. Also surviving are great-grandparents Emil and Ralene Bergquist of Park City, Robert and Sharon Lakey of Wichita, and TJ and Eileen Rohleder of Lehigh.

Sweet Tyler will be so greatly missed by his aunties and uncles: Ashleigh, Austin and Emma, Amy, Anna, and Abraham Lakey. His precious cousins, Cora and Charlotte Lakey, will miss playing with him. Many more loving extended family members and friends also share in our sorrow.

Memorials have been established in Tyler’s name at Angel Wings Learning Center, Newton Public Library Children’s Department and So Shine Foundation.

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