Kevin Mathew Liljestrom

Kevin Mathew Liljestrom

December 22, 1960 - May 31, 2021
Kevin Mathew Liljestrom, 60, formerly of Hutchinson, KS, passed away on May 31, 2021, at The Legacy on 10th Ave in Topeka. He was born December 22, 1960, in Duluth Minnesota to Paul William Liljestrom and Susan Jane (Gulder) Liljestrom.

He is survived by ex-wives Birgit Liljestrom, (Germany) and Luann Liljestrom, and four children, Lois, Ricky, Kevin JR, and Rebecca, all of Lawrence.  One sister Kay Larson, Utah, nieces and nephews, and an aunt, Gail Johnston, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul, and Susan Liljestrom and father-in-law, Albert J. Miller, who’s guidance, prayers and unconditional love led him to a belief in Christ the last weeks of his life.

Kevin served in the US Army until being honorably discharged in the early 80’s. He was a mechanic as well as an excellent carpenter and an avid storyteller. A favorite story told was about his grandmother and the bear.  His ability to spin a creative tale was unrivaled.

Cremation has taken place and memorial services are scheduled for 7 PM on June 15, 2021, at Word of Life Mennonite Church, South Hutchinson.

The family wishes to thank Elara Caring and The Legacy on 10th Ave in Topeka for their care and support during this difficult time. 

Beverly A. Lash

Beverly A. Lash

September 30, 1939 - May 29, 2021

Beverly A. Lash, Overbrook, died Saturday, May 29th, 2021, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka following complications from a fall.  She was 81.

Bev was born September 30, 1939, in Norwich, to Carl A. and Grace (Harrison) Oyler.  She graduated from Norwich High School in 1957, and attended Emporia State Teachers College before becoming a Certified Professional Secretary.   Most of her career was spent in the Wichita Regional Office of the United States Postal Service, but in later years she worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Rogers, Arkansas.

Bev married the love of her life, Joe Lash, in 1981 in Benton County, Arkansas.  Bev and Joe lived for many years on Beaver Lake in Arkansas, where Bev overcame her lifelong fear of water and learned to waterski.  They traveled extensively in the US, but when they weren’t travelling their home was always a welcoming Qzark get-away for family and friends and a chance to enjoy some of Bev’s great cooking.  

Samuel ( Sam) Greidanus

Samuel ( Sam) Greidanus


Sam Greidanus 55 yrs. old passed away peacefully at Midland Care Topeka, Kansas 5/31/2021 Sam was known for his love of Horticulture, Art, and animals. He worked at Stiles Farm, Anton’s Greenhouse (Kenosha), Great America (IL), and Sunburst Ski Resort in Kewaskum Wisconsin. Sam loved the outdoors, skiing, and roller skating at Reds Roller rink. He was the youngest of 8 children, had a great sense of humor and kept the family happy with his famous chocolate chip cookies he made from
scratch. He worked at 5-H Greenhouse in Wamego Kansas and was an independent landscaper for many clients in the Topeka area. Sam was also a talented artist who could draw/sketch at request. Every Christmas Sam made beautiful Christmas Wreaths for many clients and friends in the Topeka, St. Mary’sKansas area.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents Jake and Pauline Greidanus, his brother David, and his favorite dog Abby. He is survived by Carol (Rich) Weldin, Karen (Tim) Simo, Tom, Mike, Vince, Paul (Karen) Greidanus, Many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

There will be a celebration of Sam’s life this fall in Kenosha Wi.

Gone too Soon, Always in our hearts.

David Mapes

David Mapes

June 19, 1955 - May 30, 2021

David Mapes, 65 

Passed away May 30th 2021 at Providence Medical
He was born June 19th 1955 in Kansas City Missouri 
He leaves behind two children: Anita Mapes (Angi Mapes) and Christopher Mapes
He leaves behind three grandchildren: Shelby Mapes, Gavin Mapes and Jacob Lemke
He leaves behind one great grandchild: Jayden Mapes-Konomos
And leaves behind two siblings: Mark Mapes (Lateecia Gibson) and Butch Mapes (Cathy Mapes) 
His hobbies included riding his motorcycle as well as collecting Harley Davidson items.
The service will be determined at a later date. 
Edward N. Norris

Edward N. Norris

June 16, 1977 - May 17, 2021
Edward N. Norris of Emporia passed away Monday May 17,2021 at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka.  His wife Melinda (Potter)-Norris was be his side at the time of death along with his sister Angel Jessee, her husband Brett Scott and Father-n-law Gary Potter. Ed joined the LDS church in Emporia on October 1st 2017. He loved talking scriptures, telling dad jokes, music, and above all his dear friend Alexa .He is processed in death by his biological mother, father and brother. Ed was adopted as a young child growing up in Lawrence and Topeka area before moving to Emporia in 2003. In which he met his wife Melinda while working a Braum's and Wendy's. They married in 2007. Ed is survived by his wife Melinda, sister Angel Jessee (Brett Scott)of Lawrence, Ana-Maria Jessee of Overland Park Ks, Brother in laws Gary(Cindy)Potter Jr Strong City Ks, and Robin Potter of Omaha Ne Sisters in law Laurie Potter of Emporia and Michelle Potter of Wichita, Ks He is also survived by nieces Tara (Sean)McConnell Katie, Kayla, Robyn, Gabii Potter Along with Nephews Jordan and Jesse Potter. among other great Nieces and Nephews
Cremation has taken place.. A Memorial will be held Saturday May 29th at 11:30am at the LDS church in Emporia 
Tammy Jean Ring

Tammy Jean Ring

August 10, 1964 - May 17, 2021

While our Strength is being tested , we now and forever more entrust in your loving embrace our amazing mother and best friend Tammy Jean Ring.
Tammy was born in Hammond Indiana on August 10 1964 to Anna Jean and Ralph Wayne.
Tammy has six brothers and five sisters. Tammy was called home on May 17 th 2021 so she can now join her father who proceeded her in joining our Heavenly Father. Tammy has five beautiful children who will continue to teach her love which she had taught all of them.
Tammy’s children who survive her are Jeremy Bement and his spouse Holly Bement, William Bement, Timothy Bement and spouse Brittany Scruby, Crystal Winslow and her spouse Gary Winslow and Jessica Aita.
Tammy was also blessed to have 15 amazing grandchildren.
Tammy in all her strength and wisdom was also a very loving person, Tammy also took many people into her heart. Many of the children’s friends knew Tammy as “Moma”.
Everyone will remember Tammys strength her wisdom and also everything she taught to many people.
Tammy loved to dance with her children. Tammy always would say it’s okay to cry just never give up.
Tammy never gave up on people who were in her life. Tammy fought with admirable optimism and strength with every breath our Lord gave her. Tammy will be missed greatly by all who knew her and who’s lives were blessed by her love.

LeRoy Glenn Gallaway

LeRoy Glenn Gallaway

August 14, 1952 - May 13, 2021

After a short battle with pancreatic cancer, LeRoy Glenn Gallaway, 68, of Topeka passed away at his daughter’s home on May 13, 2021. His final months were filled watching reruns of his favorite TV show, Bones; going on countless car rides; and receiving endless amounts of love and affection from his beloved children and grandchildren.

Affectionately known as Grandpa Fuzzy Face, LeRoy was born in Topeka on August 14th, 1952, to Franklin Sr. and Ruth (Horner) Gallaway. They preceded him in death. LeRoy married the love of his life, Glenda Clemons, on September 17, 1973 at the Gage Park Rose Garden in Topeka. Glenda preceded him in death on March 18, 2000.

Survivors include a daughter, Tracy Gallaway, of Topeka, and her sons, Jonah and Finley; a son, Kevin Glenn and his wife, Natasha, and their six children: Lauren, Christian, Sarah, Jonathan, Julianna, and Nathaniel; siblings Bonnie Hoffman, of McPherson, Kansas; Mary (Claude) Gillum, Ethel Wilson, and George Gallaway, all of Topeka; father-in-law, Dale (Betty) Clemons; mother-in-law, Marie Clemons; sisters-in-law, Connie Clemons, Wichita; Stacey (Richard) Ard, Topeka; step- sisters-in-law Rachel (Dan) Bartels and Alicia Rothe both of Topeka; and countless nieces, nephews, and cousin. He was preceded in death by a sister, Cora Brown, and a brother, Franklin “Jay” Gallaway Jr.

Bessie May Singer

Bessie May Singer

April 30, 1938 - May 08, 2021

Bessie May Singer “Bee” died May 8, 2021 at the age of 83.  She was born in Mt. Vernon Missouri, the daughter of Elmer and Glessie Fulks.  She spent her childhood near Durango Colorado.  She married Bobby J Harris in 1955 at Durango Colorado.  They moved to Topeka Kansas in 1959.  They divorced.

She married Lee Singer in 1965.  She is survived by 2 daughters, Barbara Harris Price- Meriden KS and Kim Munoz- Topeka KS, 4 sisters, Luella Phillips- Vancouver WA, Janet Duran- Farmington NM, Michelina Raney- Aztec NM, Margaret Fulks- Durango CO, 8 grandchildren Jeremy Worden, LaDonna Worden, Tera Callaway, Justin Anguiano, Cierra Anguiano, Ali Munoz, Bobby Harris Jr., Nicole Harris and several great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death was her beloved husband Lee Singer, son Bobby Harris and daughter Brenda Harris. Cremation is at her request.  Memorial services will be graveside at The Topeka Cemetery on June 4th, 2021 at 2:30 PM.  Flowers or donations may be made through -

Topeka Cemetery

C/O Bessie Singer

1601 SE 10th Ave

Topeka, KS  66607

Roman Freundorfer

August 08, 1975 - May 07, 2021. 

Roman graduated from Topeka High School. He was a huge fan of all things superhero related and loved getting dressed up for Halloween in his favorite superhero costumes. He was a devoted Christian and loved going to several different churches in a week so he wouldn't "miss anything". He loved classic rock from the 60's, 70's and 80's and for some reason, Steve Winwood above all. He struggled in recent years with mental health issues and alcohol use. He was grateful for the recovery community in which he participated.  And he was a person with a heart simply too big to hold all the challenges and struggles and love he had anymore. He will be missed in ways too big to measure. There will be no service. Please remember him in any way that feels right. Memorial contributions can be made to Helping Hands Humane Society in Topeka where Roman was once a very active volunteer. 

Jennifer Anessia Simons

Jennifer Anessia Simons

September 19, 1970 - April 29, 2021

Jennifer Anessia Simons, 50, of Osage City, KS went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 29, 2021.

Born on September 19, 1970 in Wellington, KS. 

She graduated from Belle Plaine High School then attended Friends University and Newman University. 

She attended New Spring Church in Wichita, KS. 

Jennifer was a faithful follower of Jesus, a passionate Trump supporter, loved to fish and camp, and enjoyed entertaining and cooking for others. She was spunky, full of personality, and lived life on her own terms. She loved to debate and stay up-to-date on politics. She enjoyed watching the Food Network and law or crime television. Jennifer didn’t know a stranger, loved to converse with everyone, and was a kind and loving friend (who would give anyone the shirt off her back), and a caretaker to all. 

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