Paul L. Donham

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Donham, Paul L of Wichita, Kansas was a loving and dedicated husband to Kay Donham and father to Lance Donham and Shae Donham-Foutch. Paul passed away May 4, 2022, after several months of fighting MDS and eventually leukemia. Paul was an active member of Central Community Church and active real estate agent for JP Weigand. Paul leaves behind four granddaughters: Jessica (30), Kelsey (29), Casidey (15) and Faith (12). Paul also leaves behind his sister Sandra Hopkins, sister-in-law Vicki Hogan and numerous nieces and nephews and their children. Preceding Paul in death include father Paul Donham Sr, mother Ellenora Donham, brother Jeff Donham, brothers in law Patrick Hogan and Larry Hopkins Sr. and nephew Bruce Hogan.

He attended West High School, played and lettered in football, baseball, and basketball, holding records for the longest punt return and longest kickoff return. He held these records for many years until recently when both records were broken. Paul graduated from Friends University in Wichita and played football. Baseball was a sport Paul excelled in playing semi pro baseball for Dreamliner’s, Sunflower Packers and Service Auto Glass often at Lawrence Stadium and in ____ was inducted to the Wichita/Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame. Paul loved golf and was a member of the Wichita Heh Duffers where he enjoyed the fellowship and camaraderie during their Heh Duffer Classic/s

Paul was cremated after his passing in Shawnee, Kansas.

Service

The memorial will take place on May 24, 2022, 11 am, at Central Community Church, (6100 W Maple, Wichita).

Memorial Contributions

The donations should go to West High Memorial donations to the Wichita West High Hall of Fame, c/o David Clark, AD, 820 S Osage, Wichita, KS  67213 or dclark@usd59.net

5 Comments

  1. Phil Fullerton on May 20, 2022 at 10:53 am

    Knew Paul since childhood (through church), and as he was older, he was one of my heroes. I could not have chosen a better person to look up to. I played baseball against Paul, and with him (Sunflower Packers), and always admired the way he handled things. He will be missed. Prayers to Kay, Lance, Shae, and extended family.

  2. Jama Carlton on May 19, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Paul was One of a Kind and Gentle Man. I have known Paul and Kay for twenty-five or so years and never heard a harsh word between them.
    I always enjoyed sending Paul an April 1 Birthday Card!
    I extend my MOST sincere condolences to Kay and the Family. Paul will be remembered and missed by many.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Jama Carlton

  3. Susan Lavender on May 18, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    Prayers from the McKay family on Cardinal Drive. You were good neighbors. May God comfort your family and draw you closer to Him. Susie McKay Eastman Lavender

  4. Harry Simpson on May 18, 2022 at 10:55 am

    I haven’t seen Paul in many years, and now, sadly, I see him here. I met Paul in 1961 when he was a Recreation Supervisor at the Hilltop Recreation Center. A good athlete and a good, good guy to be around. He was also our neighbor at Sandpiper Bay from 1988 until my wife’s passing and I moved in 2012. Wonderful memories. Unforgettable. Thank you Paul for sharing a part of your life with us, and me. A loving soul that will be dearly missed, and lovingly remembered.
    My sympathies to Paul’s family, friends and loved ones.

  5. (Mr) Tracy Rowlett/Dallas,Tx on May 17, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Paul was one of the most decent guys I’ve ever known. I was a year ahead of him in school, and was privileged to see him occasionally over our many years. He was a fantastic athlete, a leader, a Christian, an honest and good man. My sincere condolences to Kay and the extended Donham family and to his many friends. Paul will be missed.

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