Richard R.A. Rios

Richard R.A. Rios

November 14, 1970 - January 30, 2023
Richard R.A. Rios of Topeka, KS passed from this life on January 30, 2023, he was 52 years old and will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Richie was born in Victorville, California on November 14, 1970 and grew up in Rialto, California having fun with family and friends. Richie moved to Topeka with his family in May, 1993. Richie met and married Carrie Ogden and they had four beautiful children. Later in life he went to art school and enjoyed frisbee golfing. Richie was creative and enjoyed painting and other arts and crafts. He loved his children and grandson. He was known for being generous, upbeat, sociable and standing up for what was right. Growing up in Rialto, Richie was active in playing baseball and football.  
As a child Huero always had a bedtime and when I would go and check to make sure he was asleep, he would say, "Mom, I'm resting my eyes". When he got to high school he said, "Mom, I'm in high school now, I don't want a bedtime anymore. My response was "Ok, but the first time you don't wake up in time to get ready for school, your back to a bedtime. In our home in Rialto we lived in a cul-de-sac and there was a Palm Tree he could never pass when riding his bike or playing with the neighborhood kids. When he was 5, he came up to me with his backpack and I asked what he was doing and he said, "I'm running away from home". I said OK, and looked in his backpack and he had color books and crayons. I saw him walking down the street, he stopped and sat in front the Palm Tree he could not pass. After awhile he came home and I asked him, what happened and he said, "Mom, you said I couldn't pass the Palm Tree".  
Those left to celebrate his life include his parents, Ralph and Anna Razo of Topeka, KS; his first wife, Carrie Rios of Fontana, California and their children, Alexandria Hewitt (Zachary) of Topeka, KS, Joie Rios of Fontana, California, Brodie Rios of Fontana, California, Colton Rios Johnson of Pittsburgh, KS, and his mother, Mandy Johnson, and grandson, Greyson Hewitt. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Rikie Rios, material grandparents, Raymond and Mona Mejia, paternal grandparents, Ralph and Delores Razo.  
Richie also leaves behind many aunts, uncles and cousins in California who loved him and will miss him. "
Ramon Jesus Algarin

Ramon Jesus Algarin

May 18, 1939 – January 26, 2023

Our dearest Father, Husband and Grampa, Ramon Jesus Algarin passed away on January 26th, 2023, at home, he was 83. Our dad was born May 18th, 1939, in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico and moved to New York City at about the age of 11. He grew up in Long Island and Brooklyn, New York and at 18 he enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served his country for more than 20 years and is a Vietnam War Veteran. He and his family were stationed in many cities and states, Tampa, Fl., Valdosta, Ga., Biloxi, MS., Topeka, KS., Rantoul, IL., Ft. Walton Beach, FL., to name a few and made many friends along the way. Our Dad retired in 1979 from the Air Force and Ray moved his family back to Topeka, Kansas and then to Auburn, Kansas where he resided for the last 40+ years.

Ray was married to our dear Mother, Esther M. Smith Algarin of Eskridge for more than 40 years, Ray was preceded in death by his loving wife and incredible mother, Esther and a beautiful loving granddaughter Lyndzi.

Ray is survived by his daughters, Cherylene Algarin, Port Charlotte Fl., Terry Algarin, Topeka, Ks and Kelly Algarin, Auburn, KS., as well as grandchildren, Jeremy Algarin son of Terry Algarin and Alexandra Ard, daughter of Kelly Algarin and great grandchildren, Jayzin Algarin, Alina Faidley, Summer Algarin, Layla Ard and Lee Ard and many loving family members on my mother’s side of our family, Donna, Debbie, Paula, Lynette, Linda and Floyd and their families.

Ray loved tinkering in the garage, buying, fixing, and selling old cars, and the many projects he had going on at any given time. He worked for 20+ years at Northrup Grumman Postal Repair Center in Topeka, where he retired in 2017.

Our dad was loving, kind and always the comedian, he taught us so many valuable lessons in life and how to be independent and to work on our cars so we would never be stranded, our parents were so incredibly awesome, we wouldn’t change a single thing about our upbringing, we got to see and do many exciting things as a family, and we will cherish these memories always.

Our Dad will be greatly missed, we are comforted in the knowledge that he is at peace alongside our much-loved Mom, Esther and our beloved niece, Lyndzi.

At our Fathers request he will be cremated, and a Celebration of Life will be scheduled in the near future.  

Shirley Elizabeth Anweiler

November 27, 1946 - January 30, 2023

Shirley Elizabeth Anweiler, Born 11/27/1946, passed peacefully and surrounded by family on January 30th 2023 in Rossville Kansas.

She was married to John K Anweiler for 30 years. She leaves behind her husband John, four children: Michael D. Markley of Topeka Kansas, Tye A Markley of Reno Nevada, Wendee Suitt of Topeka Kansas, and Keri Schreiner of Rossville Kansas, two step-daughters Tammy Force of Mayetta Kansas and Tawyna McNeal of Topeka Kansas, a beloved dog Ope and her bird Pretty Baby. She had 11 grandchildren (Michael, Christopher, Bailee, Keagan, Kyndra, Devin, Ehllee, Ruebee, Luecee, Codi, and Autumn), 7 great-grandchildren, and one grand dog Bear.

Shirley was an avid lover and collector of antiques, she was a seamstress and also loved working in her yard. Her quick wit, sassy personality, and ability to talk about anything will be truly missed.

Shirley Jane Lynch

Shirley Jane Lynch

May 09, 1928 - January 25, 2023

Shirley Jane Lynch passed away on January 25th, 2023, at the age of 94.

She was born in Pontiac Michigan on May 9th, 1928, the daughter of Cyril and Gertrude Cook, who have proceeded her in death.

She had 4 brothers, George, Ron, Neal, and Bill and 1 sister Patty. Neal resides in Florida and all other siblings have proceeded her in death.

She met the only love of her life, James P Lynch, in Savannah Georgia while visiting her bother. James was stationed in the military there, along with her brother. They met on a blind date.  A few weeks later they decided to elope and married in Jesop Georgia on April 24th, 1949, thus beginning their lifelong adventure together.

They were soon stationed in Wiesbaden Germany, where their first two children were born. James D. Lynch, who proceeded her in death, and Sheryl Martin, who resides in Denver Colorado. They traveled back to the States and landed at Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka Kansas. There, they continued to grow their family, having Terry Lynch (Pam) Olathe Kansas, Larry Scott Lynch, Topeka Kansas, Lisa Boatwright (Doug), Eskridge Kansas and David Lynch (Lori), Wilber Nebraska.

Shirley loved her family and spent many happy moments in her life with them. She had 14 Grandchildren, 28 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Granddaughter.  She also loved spending time and talking with her many Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Sister in Laws, and Brother in Laws.

Denise Marie Grace (Zarazua)

June 14, 1967 - January 19, 2023

Denise Marie Grace (Zarazua),55, of Topeka, KS
She was born June 14th 1967, she passed away January 19th 2023 of heart failure at St. Francis Hospital.

Denise was predeceased by her parents Benjamin (Benny) and Carol Sue (Bokay) Zarazua, her son Jonathan Patrick Edwards Jr and nephew Michael Joe Robertson.

She is survived by her son Matthew Thomas Zarazua-Flores, her granddaughter Maribel Flores, her sisters Shelli Zarazua, AnitaJo Beavers, Keri Overby. Nieces Chansey Hester, Jordan Overby- Zarazua, Erin Michelle Overby. Nephews Patrick Allen (Michaela) Robertson, Terry Dean Robertson Jr, Da-Vonica (Bookie) Hendricks, Gabriel (Bre) Overby- Zarazua, Shawn Zarazua, Derrick Campos, Joshua Budreau. She is also survived by 9 great neices and nephews, 3 great great nieces and nephews, and many cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Denise was a member of the SENT program and spent her younger years as a cashier. She enjoyed spending time with her family, bible study, coloring, and the Kansas City Cheifs.

The funeral will be held at 11a.m. Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 at Fellowship Bible Church 6800 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, Ks. Memorial flowers can be sent to the church.

We will always carry your memory in our hearts.

Jerimiah Anthony Lomsdale

Jerimiah Anthony Lomsdale

June 10, 1980 - January 23, 2023
Jerimiah Anthony Lomsdale, 42, of Topeka KS, passed away on Monday January 23rd, 2023 at 23 hours, 23 minutes, and 23 seconds. He was born in Edmonds WA to Linda (Smith) Lomsdale and Tony Lomsdale on June 10th, 1980. Jerimiah married Lura (Rice) Lomsdale August 07, 2004. Jerimiah was a doting father and an attentive husband.  Jerimiah was a community manager and took great pride in being there for his community. It brought him great joy and pride to help people. Jerimiah was an avid Seattle Seahawks fan that loved to play disc golf, to go fishing, camping, and was learning to play the bass guitar.
Jerimiah is survived by his wife, son Chanse (CJ) Lomsdale, and daughter Ayla Lomsdale. Jerimiah is also survived by his only sister Melissa (Lomsdale) Hendershot (Jonathon), James Lomsdale (Lauren), Josh Lomsdale (Mari), and Angelo Lomsdale, along with several nieces and nephews. Jerimiah was preceded in death by his mother (Linda) and his father (Tony) recently in the prior year.
Memorial services for Jerimiah will be held at Cornerstone Community Church on Friday February 3rd at 6:30 pm.
Winifred (Wini) Fields Zinn

Winifred (Wini) Fields Zinn

July 25, 1938 - January 24, 2023
Winifred (Wini) Fields Zinn was born on July 25, 1938 in Manhattan, Kansas to Fred W And Helen Fields. Wini graduated from Manhattan High School in 1956. Wini attended Kansas State University for 1 year before Wedding Boyce Gene Zinn in 1958. Winifred is survived by her son, George Frederick Zinn (Rick) and her brother Lloyd Fields of Pharr, Texas.
Wini retired a legal Secretary from the Law Firm of Fisher, Patterson, Saylor and Smith in 2003. Winifred enjoyed Square Dancing and was a past Secretary of the NESDA. Wini volunteered in the gift shop for The Treasures of  the Czar exhibition that was in Topeka in 1995. Wini enjoyed watching movies in TCM, reading mysteries, playing triominoes and listening to gospel music. 
The Family asks in lieu of flowers donate to the NE Kansas Parkinson Assoication in her name or any local Parkinson groups in your area.
Jeremy Allan Johnson

Jeremy Allan Johnson

May 22, 1971 - January 15, 2023

Jeremy Allan Johnson was born on May 22, 1971, in Topeka, Kansas. He moved to Texas when he was seven days old. Jeremy is the son of James (Jim) Allan and Linda Johnson. Growing up he loved to travel on family vacations. He was able to see most of the country from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. Jeremy graduated from Krum High School in 1990, and then attended Cook County Junior College. He worked for many years for Aramark in the North Texas ISD school district cafeteria. He was also a General level Ham radio operator, a hobby that he shared with his father for many years.

After graduation Jeremy and his family hosted foreign exchange students from Brazil, Finland, Germany, and Russia. He welcomed the students as family and enjoyed learning about the different cultures. The following were shared about Jeremy from some of the students.

            Matthias (Germany): He is a wonderful person who welcomed me with open arms.

            Annika (Germany): I remember him smiling and being positive.

            Asya (Russia): He has always been a very kind person and I remember this kind sweet smile                                              on his face.

            Harri (Finland): He was positive person and funny, we had good times together.

Jeremy was a talented and accomplished hand spinner. Receiving the sheared wool from an alpaca ranch in New Mexico, he cleaned it and prepared it for spinning and then created beautiful hand spun yarn. Hand spinning was, for many years, his profession.

In notifying friends about his death, one word was used again and again. That word was kind. Jeremy was a kind and gentle man.  He had recently returned to Topeka to live near family. He is survived by his mother Linda Johnson, and his aunts and uncles Victoria and William Harvey, Steve Brown and Mary Perez, Don and Patricia Brown, Kim Brown, Janie and Ed Edwards, and Don and Donna Johnson.

Jeremy was a certified Methodist lay speaker and worked in the Truck Stop Ministry in Denton, Texas. He was a member over the years of Krum United Methodist Church, Oak Park UMC in Paris, Texas, First Christian Church of Paris, and recently attended Grace UMC in Topeka. The memorial service will be held at Grace UMC conducted by the Reverend Kevin Rea.


Vivian Merle Boettcher

Vivian Merle Boettcher

March 18, 1932 - January 01, 2023
Vivian Merle Boettcher passed away Jan. 1st 2023.
She was born March 18 1932 in Forest Hill, Louisiana. The daughter of Kirby and Jesse Rogers. At the age of two her parents moved to a farm just north of Perry, Kansas. Where she grew up and graduated from Perry High School. 
Then worked as a file clerk in Kansas City, Missouri for Kansas City fire and Marines Insurance Company. She then married David Brown and had two kids Geneva K. Jones and Eugene W. Brown. After divorcing David she also worked at Luce's clipping company and Riders Drive-In in Topeka. She was also married to staff sergeant Lowell J. Rusher they also divorced after 12 years of marriage. She then married Leland L. Boettcher Nov. 22,1972 of Topeka, Kansas. She also worked at Palmer News for several years until she retired. After retiring she did a lot of babysitting and volunteer work and was also a member of the Northland Christian Church. She was proceeded in death by her husband Leland Boettcher, parents Kirby and Jesse Rogers, her three brothers Jack Rogers, Herbert Rogers and KL Rogers, and three sisters Agnes Keller, LaRue Rogers and Shirley Williams.
Survivors include stepdaughter Christina Brandenburg of Topeka, her daughter and son Geneva Jones and Eugene Brown of Topeka, four grandchildren
Alvin & Rozita Smith of Phoenix, Arizona, Casey Brown of Tennessee, Dorothy Jones of Topeka, Sheila Brown of Oklahoma City, and one great grandchild Alana Smith.
Robert(Bob) Dale Davenport

Robert(Bob) Dale Davenport

January 17, 1933 - January 04, 2023

Robert(Bob) Dale Davenport age 89 from Topeka, Ks peacefully passed on January 4, 2022 ay Stormont Vail Hospital. He was born on January 17, 1933 to Chester A. Davenport and Hannah L. Davenport(Louise Ceiling) in Kansas City, Ks. He graduated from Topeka High in 1951. He attended Washburn University where he met his wife Carolyn, then Pittsburg State University graduating in 1962. He returned to Pittsburg a few years later getting his master’s degree. He was an Industrial Arts teacher at Jardine Jr High for one year. He then moved to Landon Jr High where he was the head football coach and Industrial Arts teacher for 10 years. While teaching Bob started Robert Davenport Construction building houses during the summer.  When he quit teaching, Bob built houses full time and was a successful Residential Contractor in the Topeka area. He built many homes mostly in the Lake Sherwood area until he retired at age 75.  He enjoyed golfing, sailing, traveling, fishing, and watching all types of sports. Bob and Carolyn were involved in many of the social activities at Lake Sherwood. He married Carolyn A. Carson in 1955. They were married for a wonderful 67 years until he passed. He is survived by his wife Carolyn, daughters Kathy Zeckser, Theresa Swearingen(Brad), his son Mark Davenport, 5 grandchildren, 6 greatgrandchildren, 2 brothers Jay & Phillip and 2 sisters JoAnn & Karen. He was proceeded in death by his parents and brother Gene.

Per Bob’s wishes, his body is to be cremated. Angles Above is taking care of the cremation.

 In In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Helping Hands Humane Society, 5720 SW 21st St., Topeka, Kansas 66604.

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