DeWayne Prosser
June 7, 1948  -  March 9, 2017

DeWayne Prosser

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Loran Fawcett Chapel
704 Indiana Street
Neodesha, KS  66757
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Bible Baptist Church
Neodesha, KS  66747
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Bible Baptist Church
Neodesha, KS  66757
Thursday, March 16, 2017
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Bible Baptist Church
Yates Center, KS  

DeWayne Prosser, age 68, of Neodesha, Kansas peacefully passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. He is “Finally” at rest after numerous health battles.

Celebration of his life here and New Life in Heaven will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Bible Baptist Church in Neodesha, Kansas under the direction of the Loran Fawcett Chapel.

Visitation hours will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Loran Fawcett Chapel and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Bible Baptist Church with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
DeWayne Prosser was born June 7, 1948 to Wayne E. and Virginia (Reynolds) Prosser. "On December 12, 1965 at the age of 17, DeWayne accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. "He grew up in Neodesha and graduated from the Neodesha High School in 1966. DeWayne then attended and graduated from the Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri in 1970.

On August 2, 1969 DeWayne married Elaine McGhee at the Temple Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan. Following college DeWayne was an associate pastor for a couple years before becoming a Pastor. DeWayne pastored at Osage City and Coffeyville and started churches in Columbus and Chetopa prior to pastoring the Bible Baptist Church in Neodesha, Kansas from 1989 until retiring in 2010. DeWayne spent the past six years pastoring the Bible Baptist Church in Yates Center, Kansas.

DeWayne served as a Neodesha City Commissioner, Wilson County Commissioner and was Mayor of Neodesha, Kansas. DeWayne also served as Treasurer of the Neodesha Alumni Association for 22 years. He and Elaine were foster parents for eleven years from 1998 until 2009. He loved fishing, hunting, shooting squirrels, feeding hummingbirds, coin and stamp collecting, listening to music and penny stock trading.

Survivors include his wife Elaine of the home; three children Kelly Johnson and husband Brent of Lynchburg, VA, Chad Prosser and wife Suzannah of Waxhaw, NC, Jeremy Prosser and wife Jacqueline of Sevierville, TN; father Wayne E. Prosser of Kansas Veterans’ Home in Winfield, KS; four grandchildren Haylie & Dayna Johnson, Jacob Prosser and Elijah Prosser; one step-grandchild Megan Smolich; and four “adopted” grandchildren Josiah, Benjamin, Cody and Elizabeth. He was preceded in death by his mother Virginia Prosser and one brother Gregory Prosser.

The family has suggested memorials to the Bible Baptist Church in Yates Center, Kansas and contributions may be left at the Loran Fawcett Chapel. Friends may leave online condolences at


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  1. Becky Koger
    Pasadena, TX

    Elaine and family so very sorry to hear about the Pastor. I found out when I came down for my dad's funeral, who also is in Heaven, he got saved because of our church in Neodesha. My prayers are with you all at this time.

  2. Sammi
    Billings, MT

    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in Gods promises He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4. Psalm 37:29 The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it. Matthew 5:5 Happy are the mild-tempered, since they will inherit the earth.

  3. Tom Kiddoo
    Prairie Grove, AR

    So sad to hear about Dewayne. We were born in the same hospital one week apart and were friends through North Lawn Elementary, Neodesha High School and beyond, even though we usually only saw each other at the occasional high school reunion or alumni meeting in later years. I knew him as the tall pre-preacher country kid with a wonderful speaking voice, some good chops on the basketball court, a great sense of humor, and a quiet kindness. And I also knew him as the pastor with the caring soul who presided over my father's funeral service. It was an honor to have been even a small part of his life.

  4. Clayta Parks
    Kansas City, MO

    Chad, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad! You and your family are in my prayers.

  5. Mel & Sandy Cannon
    Neodesha, KS

    We truly loved this man of God!!! - Not only a good friend but a good and humble pastor. He loved his "flock" dearly and poured out his heart and soul in his instructional messages to us. Always had a smile on his face and an encouraging word. We thank God that he allowed our paths to cross in this life and we are at peace knowing he is in the presence of his Lord and Savior whom he served so well! Praying for grace and comfort that only God can give for Elaine and family.

  6. Richard and Joyce Crotts
    Kokopo, East New Britain, KS

    To Elaine and your family,
    We have been so blessed, and our lives and service for the Lord enriched for having known and loved Bro. Prosser. We loved counting you both as our friends. We will be praying for you as we rejoice for Bro. Prosser having survived so much, and finally at home and free from all distress. He was sure a brave fellow, as you have been a brave lady. The grace of God has been evident in your lives, so we know you will continue to find that grace. We have prayed for you for this time, and will be praying especially for your future.
    Love in our Lord,
    Bro. Richard and Joyce Crotts

  7. Jeremy Prosser
    Sevierville, TN

    I love you Dad!

  8. Rick and Debbie Cook
    Chisman, IL

    Dewayne was a great friend and fellow pastor. I enjoyed sharing AWANA ministry with Grace Baptist and Bible Baptist. We have so many good memories. The Prossers will be in our prayers at Dwayne's graduation.

  9. Stephanie Fyfe
    Neodesha, KS

    My heart is saddened to hear the passing of DeWayne. I really enjoyed working with him while he was on the City Commission and as Mayor, he was such a nice man. Sending love and prayers to your family.

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