Lindsay Homeier, a radiant soul whose life was a symphony of love, laughter, and dance, left our world too soon, but her spirit and legacy continue to inspire and uplift all who knew her. Born on May 14, 1988, in Hays, Kansas. Lindsay was the cherished daughter of Jim and Jaci Feil. From the very beginning, she captivated her father Jim’s heart, forging a bond of love and mutual admiration that was truly special. Lindsay’s love for dance was evident at the age of 3. She would leap throughout the house and in the yard. We were always afraid she was going to hurt herself or break something. Her love of dance led us to enroll her in dance classes which she absolutely loved going to. As she entered middle school, she wanted to enroll in Jackie Creamer’s dance studio in Hays, so she could try out for the competition team, which she made. This love continued throughout high school as she was a member of the RHS dance team for all four years.
Lindsay’s love of dance was not only her passion, but the very essence of who she was. She touched many lives and created a beautiful dance family, who she loved dearly. After graduating from Russell High School in the Class of 2006, she honed her craft at the University of Kansas, where she earned a degree in Political Science with a Minor in Dance. While at KU, she took multiple dance classes in a variety of genres. She wanted to learn everything she could so she could teach others. Realizing her dream led her to becoming the owner and operator of her own dance studio, Euphoria Dance Centre in Great Bend, Kansas. Her love story with Bobby Homeier, whom she married on June 20, 2015, was a beautiful testament to partnership and shared dreams. Together, they created a home filled with warmth, laughter, and the playful antics of their beloved pets, Missi and Phoebie.
Throughout her life, Lindsay was a beacon of joy and inspiration, especially through her dance program and mentorship, where she empowered countless children to express themselves and embrace the transformative power of dance. Her infectious enthusiasm and genuine warmth turned every encounter into a memorable experience, enriching the lives of all who crossed her path. As we reflect on Lindsay’s journey, we are comforted by the image of her in heaven, joyfully preparing her song list, choreography dances with the angels, basking in the peace and love of our Lord.
To honor Lindsay’s lifelong commitment to dance and her desire to make it accessible to all, the Lindsay Homeier Legacy Dance Scholarship has been established. This scholarship is a tribute to Lindsay’s belief in the power of dance to illuminate the brightest parts of our souls, just as she did every day with her indomitable spirit and radiant smile. It is our hope that through the Lindsay Homeier Legacy Dance Scholarship, we can continue to support and nurture young dancers, helping their talents to flourish and their inner light to shine as brightly as Lindsay’s. In this way, we keep her passion alive, ensuring that her legacy of love, joy, and the transformative power of dance endures, touching the lives of future generations.
Lindsay is lovingly remembered by her husband Bobby Homeier, her mother Jaci Feil, her brother Ryan Feil, his wife Erica, and her nephews Bryson and Lawson and niece Jayde, her grandmother Velma Beeman and her cousins Jessica Dumler, Chris Feil and Kellin Feil. She also leaves behind a cherished circle of nieces and nephews—Taelyr Blehm, Jayden Braun, Riley Braun, Lilly Braun, Neveah Buffington, Tavia Buffington, Skylard Buffington, Natalia Buffington, Hazel Henderleiter, Phoebe Henderlieter, Porter Henderleiter, and Cameron Henderleiter—who will forever hold dear the joy and lessons she shared with them.
Rest in peace, Lindsay. Your spirit dances on, a guiding light for all who had the privilege of knowing you and experiencing the beauty you brought into the world. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:11 AM, Thursday, February 8, 2024 at St. John Lutheran Church of Russell. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell, with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, a Memorial has been established as the Lindsay Homeier Legacy Dance Scholarship. Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these services.