September 02, 1939 - March 11, 2020
December 24, 1943 - March 11, 2020
Charlene Carol Bowin Persinger left this world on March 11, 2020. She was born in Pittsburg Kansas on December 24, 1943 spent most of her life in Osage City Kansas. There she raised two daughters and a son.
She spent most of her days feeding the community who resided at Peterson’s Nursing Home as she was the head dietician. She retired from there on December 31, 2013.
October 15, 1948 - March 03, 2020
Glenda Ruth Thomas Kearse Wake, 71, transitioned Tuesday, March 3, 2020. She was born in Topeka, Kansas on October 15, 1948 to Albert M. Thomas Sr. and Opal E. Eddington Kearse and later adopted by George Kearse.
She was educated in the Topeka public school system where she attended East Topeka Junior High School and graduated from Topeka High School.
After high school she gave birth to a daughter with Horatio Faulkner.
Glenda had a lot of LOVE for music. She had an eloquent singing voice and a gift for articulating words with expressive talking and speaking. This drew her to attend The School of Broadcasting in Kansas City, Missouri. She had also written two books.
July 24, 1964 - March 07, 2020
Teresa JoAnn (Lawrence) Lynch 55, of Dunlap, passed away on the evening of March 7, 2020 at Midland Hospice in Topeka, Kansas with her family by her side. She was born July 24, 1964 in Charleston, South Carolina. Teresa met her best friend and husband Mark Lynch in 1997. Throughout her life Teresa had a love for animals, crafting and her family and friends. She enjoyed a good laugh and the outdoors.
January 13, 1966 - March 04, 2020
December 20, 1919 - February 01, 2020
How does one quantify a life that was a hundred years long? To tell everything about a man who lived such a lifetime is mind boggling. It is impossible to do justice to the life of a man who was so kind, caring, and hard working that he touched the lives of everyone he encountered in his hundred long years of life. Howard Ray Long, a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, left this earthly life Saturday, February 1, 2020 in Topeka, Kansas. Howard was born on December 20, 1919 to Henry and Ida Long. He was raised in Dover, Kansas, along with two sisters, Hazel and Ruby and three brothers, Paul, Lyle, and Elmer, all of whom have preceded him in death. He was an upholsterer by trade and worked for many years in the Santa Fe Railroad shops upholstering train cars. He also, for a time, co-owned and ran his own upholstery shop with his brother.
September 30, 1946 - February 11, 2020
August 01, 1934 - February 08, 2020
Charles Raymond Glaze, “Ray” died at home from Merkel cell cancer on February 8 th , 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born August 1 st , 1934 in Baltimore, Maryland to William LeRoy Glaze and Helena Gertrude Phelan Glaze. He was predeceased in death by his parents and his older brothers; Bill, Bobby, Jack, Gorman, Richard and his little sister Helene. He is survived by his loving wife Cicely Bennett Glaze, 7 Children; Caren, Ray Jr. (Brenda), Cyndi, Kelly, Corky, Bob (Kathy), Cristin (Chris) and grandsonn Mark
who was raised by Papa and Cis and 10 additional grandchildren; Ray III (Michelle), Corey, Catherine (Tanner), Cydney (Skyler), Morgan (Trevor), Tisha, Mitch(Heather), Michael, Taylar and Rylee as well as 13 great grand Children; Peyton, Rhyan, Eli, Asher, JJ, Leighton, Corbett, Kyla, Emma, Aivyn, Kaylee, Ava
and Maci and Brothers- in- law Mark L Bennett Jr (Charlanne) and Stephen Bennett.
September 21, 1933 - February 02, 2020
He grew up in Zenda, KS. Later, he worked at Pratt Well Service and in the oil fields around Pratt, KS. He married Patsy (Montgomery) Moore. They later divorced.
'Frankster' walked softly and wore a loud shirt. He accepted life on life's terms. With 40 years of continuous sobriety he shared his experience, strength, and hope helping many on the path to serenity in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous. He will be missed but his legacy will live on through his wise words and ancedotes.
May 30, 1929 - January 26, 2020
Walter P. Dreher, 90, gave us his last good story to share with family and friends on Jan. 26, 2020. He passed away peacefully sitting in his favorite spot in the sun just outside of Papa’s Playhouse. Walt was born May 30, 1929 to Joseph C. and Philomenia (Klaus) Dreher in Schoenchen, KS. He married Billie (Henage) Dreher on May 14, 1955 in Clayton, NM.