David Kent Roenbaugh

David Kent Roenbaugh

January 01, 1958 - June 25, 2022

David Kent Roenbaugh passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Stormont Vail Hospital from an extended illness. Kent was born in 1958 to Beverley “Pudgie” Benton Robb, and Robert Roenbaugh.

Kent graduated from Shawnee Heights High School in 1976 and from the University of Kansas in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business. Kent owned and operated Discount Muffler for the last thirty years, and wanted to thank all of his loyal friends and customers for making this endeavor so enjoyable. 

When he wasn’t working, some of Kent’s best moments were getting together with family and friends, going out to eat, hosting barbecue parties, finding auctions and estate sales, listening to Blues and Jazz music, attending concerts, and going to car shows. He loved buying and selling vehicles, and in recent years often flew to Phoenix to visit his dad and other friends in the area, driving back a “new” vehicle on more than one occasion.

To all of his friends, Kent was not just a “good guy,” he was exceptional in so many ways. He was the pivotal person who brought together groups of people on a regular basis, and he worked constantly to cultivate and maintain those friendships. Once he formed a relationship with someone, he stayed in contact with them, connecting on a regular basis, and he stayed in touch with both friends and acquaintances in a way that few people are able to accomplish. This was highly evident during his illness, as so many of the people that he had met and touched over the years, returned his love with their thoughtful calls, texts, and visits. This meant the world to him during his final weeks and months.

Gail Su Ling Chang

Gail Su Ling Chang

April 19, 1954 - June 03, 2022

Gail Su Ling Chang, 68, of Junction City, Kansas, passed away June 3, 2022 in Topeka, Kansas, with family and friends by her side.

Gail was born to the late Dr. Marilyn Bradshaw and Dr. Richard Chang, April 19, 1954, in Anchorage, Alaska. A few years later, they moved back to Honolulu, Hawaii where she continued to grow up with her brother and sister. Gail graduated from Hawaii School for Girls (now known as LaPietra) in 1972.

She married John Scheleski in 1980, and they lived together with their dog, Boo Boo in DeKalb, Illinois for six years before relocating back to Honolulu. They later divorced after 25 years. Gail is survived by two children: Linda Chang, of Honolulu, Hawaii; and Helen Kelly, of Topeka, Kansas; her siblings: Brad, Lisa, and Richard; two grandchildren: Jake and Avery; and her cat, Lily.

Gail moved to Junction City in 2016 to be close to her daughter and grandchildren. During this time, she worked at the Manhattan Home Depot and enjoyed talking with anyone she met. Those who knew Gail, knew her fondness for reading. As such, she loved using her position at The Home Depot to make others laugh and share her stories. 

No funeral service is currently scheduled, but a celebration of life ceremony will be announced at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations for purchasing a star in her name and making a contribution to support local libraries. If you feel so inclined, donations are being made to the Gail “Gaisu” Chang Memorial Fund at https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8KttfETSpb

 
 
 
Rhoda Ann (Weber) Carr-Esquibel

Rhoda Ann (Weber) Carr-Esquibel

December 18, 1964 - June 13, 2022

Rhoda Ann (Weber) Carr-Esquibel, 57 years young, of Topeka, KS, passed away June 13, 2022, as a result of natural causes.

Rhoda, born December 18, 1964, to Albert & Jean Carr in Tucson, AZ. 

After graduating high school, Rhoda dedicated her life to motherhood, activism, and interpreting in the Deaf Community. Rhoda was well known in the community as a fierce advocate for equity, justice, and inclusion for those marginalized. The only thing that she valued more than her work in the community was her family. Rhoda loved her family and spent every moment of her life with her family; teaching, loving, and taking care of them.

Rhoda is survived by her partner Tomas; children: Rachael (Frank) Piecukonis, Russell (Paige) Ames, Robert Ames III, Emily (Chris) Tregellas, Joshua Esquibel, Josh Esquibel, and Angelo Esquibel. Grandchildren: Lucian, Lily, Peyton, Elijah, Raven, Monica, Ayiana, Annalisa, Mariah, Sariyah, Eddie, Essie, Mila, Nico, Desirae, Damien, Valentino; and many more cousins and friends who loved her like a sibling.

Rhoda was predeceased by her parents Albert & Jean Carr, grandparents, aunts & uncles whom will all be welcoming her.

Celebration of life/BBQ memorial will be held September 17th on the grounds of Lake Perry (Shelter 7) Rhoda’s favorite campsite, followed by a trip to the Renaissance Faire (Bonner Springs, KS) on September 18th. 

Charles Frederick "Charlie" Vaughn

Charles Frederick "Charlie" Vaughn, 87, of Topeka, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at Midland Hospice House in Topeka, Kansas.
 
He was born January 27, 1935 in McPherson, Kansas, the son of Charles R. and Ruth (Hulse) Vaughan.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Kenneth R. Vaughan; half-brother Robert Bruce.
 
Charlie served in the Marine Corps from 1953-1956.  He worked briefly at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Topeka and later became a volunteer there earning 4,360 hours by 1988.  Charlie enjoyed duplicate bridge and achieved the rank of Silver Life Master in 2015. He was a mentor for other bridge players.
 
Charlie married Nancy (Patton) Bintner at Klasse Chapel, First United Methodist Church in Topeka on March 4, 1972. They later joined First Lutheran Church.  She survives.  Other survivors include brother-in-law, Marshall Patton, Boonville, Mo.; sisters-in-law Alma Bruce, McPherson; Linda (Parman) Green, Carrollton, Mo.; Vicki (Jim) McDonald, St. Joseph, Mo.; nieces, nephews and cousins.
 
Charlie requested cremation and no memorial service. Private inurnment will take place at a later date.  In appreciation of Midland Hospice House the family suggests memorial contributions to Midland Hospice House 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, Ks. 66606 or to Special Olympics Kansas 5280 Foxridge Drive, Mission, Ks. 66202.
 
 
 
April Carver

April Carver

April 06, 1974 - June 03, 2022

April Carver, 48, passed away on June 3, 2022. She was born to Robert and Cinda Michaels on April 6, 1974 in Xenia, OH.

April was a kind and caring person who had a heart of gold and would help anyone out.  She was loved by so many people who will miss her very much.

She was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by her sons, Jordan Penwell, Sean Michaels and Aaron Carver; one grandchild; her siblings, Angella Helko, Ronnie Stiles, Lisa Stiles, Fred Nelson and Crista Nelson; her love and best friend of 20 years, Michael Beasley and his family who thought of April as one of their own; her beloved dog, Magoo; and several nieces and nephews.

Fly high with the Angels, April. We love you and will never forget you!

Angels Above in Topeka is handling the arrangements.

There will be a Celebration of Life held in Salina. The date will be announced.

Linda Diane (Wilson) Hammond

Linda Diane (Wilson) Hammond

Linda Diane (Wilson) Hammond, 62, Topeka, passed away May 9, 2022.  Linda was born November 8, 1959, the daughter of Edwin and Alla LeRea Wilson.  She graduated from Highland Park High School in 1977. Linda was part of the spirit club and mat maids in high school and loved going to basketball and football games.  Especially cheering on the KU Basketball Team and her Kansas City Chief’s!!

She enjoyed bowling as a kid on into adulthood.  She bowled on two leagues at Southwest Bowl and Gage Center.  She also loved watching her children play sports and definitely let them know if the did and did not do well!

Linda married Tim Scheidegger on June 30th, 1978.  They had two children, Bryan and Brandy.  They later divorced.  She married Ken Hammond on January 4th, 1992.

Linda is survived by her husband Ken, son Bryan (Amanda) Hammond, daughter Brandy Hammond, stepdaughters Donna (Josh) Sutton, Becky (Clay) Jaeger, and TJ (Victoria) Hammond; 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and older brother Thomas and younger sister Betty Marie.

A Celebration of Life will be held on July 31st from 2-4pm at the Lecompton Community Building in Lecompton, KS.  A private burial will be held at a later date. Please send memorial contributions to the N.E. Kansas Parkinson’s Association Po Box 67342 Topeka, Ks, 66667-0342.

 

David Edward McNally

David Edward McNally

David Edward McNally
May 24, 1957 - May 6, 2022
 
David Edward McNally passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022 at Midland Hospice House in Topeka, Kansas. David was born in Topeka, Kansas, on May 24, 1957, the son of Nina Ruth Eklund McNally and Edward John McNally.
 
David is survived by his mother, Ruthie Eklund Edwards, Topeka, KS, his sister Cathy McNally Brace, Vassar, KS. his, brother Ryan (Noel) Edwards, Overbrook, KS, his nieces Emma (Antonio Santos) Brace and Molly Jesse Brace, his nephews Caleb Edwards, Noah Edwards, and Luke Edwards, his aunt June Hall, Wichita, KS, and many cousins. He was predeceased by his father, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and his beloved grandparents, John and Emma Eklund.
 
David attended Sheldon Elementary, Boswell Jr. High, and Topeka High. He played the violin during his school years and continued to enjoy doing that throughout his life. David had a wide variety of jobs over the course of his life but one he really enjoyed was working at McFarland's Restaurant where he made friends with several co-workers. David enjoyed watching the Chiefs games with friends, listening to music, and going fishing. David had many fond memories of spending time in his younger years on his grandparents farm and the fun times he had there with his sister, brother, and cousins. In his later years, he took care of his Mom and was living with her at the time of his death. He was always willing to help a friend in need and loved his family very much.
 
A small memorial service was held at First Congregational Church and David's remains were interred in the Memorial Garden there. on May 31, 2022. Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice House, Topeka, KS or First Congregational Church, Topeka KS for the Memorial Garden.
 
 
 
Vivian Rovana Matthews

Vivian Rovana Matthews

Vivian Rovana Matthews

December 08, 1934 - May 29, 2022

Diane Kay (Smith) Ewing

Diane Kay (Smith) Ewing

March 02-1947 - May 21, 2022

Diane Kay (Smith) Ewing, 75, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at her home surrounded by family.  She was born on March 2, 1947.  Her husband of 54 years, Ronald Arthur Ewing, preceded her in death.  She is survived by her children Ron and Melodie Ewing, Corki and Brian Spurgeon, Troy and Amy Ewing, Matt and Jennifer Ewing, Kim and Everett Horn, along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Diane was an ordained minister and took over Disciples of Faith Church when her husband passed away.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and caring for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She will be missed greatly by everyone's lives she touched.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022, for family and friends.  For details please reach out to family.

 
Paul “Dean” Eshom

Paul “Dean” Eshom

February 06, 1956 - May 23. 2022

Paul “Dean” Eshom, 66, of Topeka, Kansas, sadly passed away in his home on May 23, 2022, from cancer. Dean was predeceased by Don and LuJean Eshom/Graybill and left behind his spouse Amy Eshom, sisters Michelle Zeller, Kim Graybill, Rhonda Zimlich, and brother Brian Eshom; along with many nieces and nephews, one great niece and four great nephews.

Early in his career Dean began working for various scaffolding companies and went on to pursue gold mining endeavors in California and Colorado, he later moved to Chicago with his mother and sister. After returning home to Kansas, he became a golf course superintendent and shortly thereafter Dean met his wife Amy, and they were married in 2013. The two moved to the Kansas countryside and pursued their own business in home remodeling repairs.

Dean was a standout in athletics during his high school years; primarily in basketball, football, and track, enjoyed hunting in Colorado with family and friends and loved sport scuba diving in Hawaii. Often referred to as “Butch” by close friends and family members, Dean was always care-free, highly intelligent (graduated Magna Cum Laude), as loyal as they come, and stubborn as a mule. Dean will be missed by many for the way he cared and sought the best out of those closest to him. He loved his wife Amy fiercely and respected and cherished the life they built together.

To honor Dean’s memory, we are holding a celebration of life on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 1pm at Dean and Amy’s home (9147 NW Wilson Road, Topeka, KS 66618). We invite anyone who knew Dean to attend and remember Dean’s extraordinary life. 

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