Carl Valentine Corona

Carl Valentine Corona

December 07, 1948 - September 12, 2020

Carl Corona, 71, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Stormont Vail Hospital after a short battle with cancer.  He was born on December 7, 1948 in Des Moines, Iowa. 

Carl graduated from Highland Park High School, Class of 1966.  Carl was very much involved with the local music community in the 1960’s, 70’, and 80’s.  He was a drummer for several bands and performed with future members of the Kansas rock group.  He was always proud of these associations and had many friends in the music field.  Carl spent most of his career working for the State of Kansas (42 Years).  He retired from the Department of Labor in 2009.   

Carl spent much of his time after retirement managing booths in secondhand shops and enjoying his pets.  To supply his booths, he and Ellen were avid shoppers and “pickers” at antique stores, estate sales, and garage sales. He also loved caring for his dogs (Spike and Spirit), cat (Cruiser), and numerous fish.  A special passion in his life was his restored 1970 Plymouth Belvedere with which he was always tinkering. 

William H. Gower, Jr.

William H. Gower, Jr.

January 18, 1932 - September 15, 2020

William H. Gower, Jr., age 88, of Topeka, passed away September 15, 2020.

He was born to William and Rosetta Gower on January 18, 1932. He married Eleanore Sherman on January 10, 1964. She predeceased him in 2018. He is survived by daughter Kim Robinett, sons Brad (Shelley) and Jeff, and three grandchildren Lexus, Reilly and Parker.

Helen Mosher

Helen Mosher

September 01, 1924 - September 11, 2020

Helen "Mac" Mosher, 96 of Topeka, passed away at home surrounded by family. Helen was born September 1,1924 to Ralph and Lavena (Dutcher) Allensworth. Helen is preceded in death by her husband James Mosher Sr, sons; James Paul Mosher Jr, Ralph Edward Mosher and Bobbie Lee Mosher. Survivors include brother Steven Allensworth (Helen) son Bill (Denise) Mosher and daughter Patty (Steven) Colclasure. Helen was grandmother to 15 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 22 great great grandkids. Helen was a home-maker and loved to cook. Helen was known for her great cooking, and love for her family. A Memorial will be held for close friends and family September 19, 2020. Memorial contributions can be made to The Topeka Cat Association. 

Don Klamm

March 02, 1962 - September 07, 2020

Don Klamm passed away on 9-7-2020, he was born on 3-2-1962.
Don leaves behind his wife Ronda Klamm and son Joshua Klamm and also a daughter, Elizabeth Boykins from a previous marriage.
He was preceded in death by his parents Theodore and Darlene Klamm. As well as his sister Debbie Rensing and brother Kenny Klamm. Don was cremated and services are pending.
To assist the family of Don Klamm please send contributions funds to,
Ronda Klamm
2451 SW Kingsrow Rd
Topeka, KS 66614
Sharon Sue Link

Sharon Sue Link

September 26, 1950 - September 04, 2020

Sharon Sue “Ireland” Corber Link, 69, passed away unexpected on Sept 4, 2020 while preparing to say her final goodbye at the hospital to her daughter Crystal Corber.  They both passed the same day.  Sharon was born to Frank Ireland and Katherine Sparks on September 26, 1950.  She leaves behind a daughter Shannon Corber, grandchildren Layla Michaels, Ashten Corber-Grimmet and Brooklyn Corber and many nieces and nephews.

She graduated from Highland Park High School in 1968.  She married Billy Corber May 25, 1974.  They had 2 children Shannon and Crystal.  He passed away March of 1980.  She had worked in Quality Control at Frito Lay.  She married Bill Link and they later divorced.

She is also survived by 3 siblings, Linda Cornelison, Topeka, Judy Ireland, Grants Pass, Oregon and Scooter Bradley (Barb), Osage City.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Dennis Edward Schmitt

Dennis Edward Schmitt

March 08, 1941 - September 06, 2020

Dennis Schmitt (1941-2020)

Dennis Edward Schmitt, 79, Perry, died peacefully September 6 th , 2020 at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka, Kansas. Funeral services are pending and will be announced at a later date.

Dennis was born to Edward Schmitt and Bernette (Bourelle) Schmitt March 8 th , 1941 in Woodstock, Illinois. Dennis spent his youth in the Northeastern Illinois area until the family moved to Lawrence, Kansas in the 1960’s. There he met Carla Brooks and they were married May 21 st , 1965. She proceeded him in death last year. Together they had a son, Doug who is the Fire Chief of Soldier Township in Topeka.

Terry Lee Stilson

Terry Lee Stilson

March 26, 1948 - August 24, 2020

Terry Lee Stilson, 72, died August 24, 2020. His parents, Ralph and Ruth (Cross) Stilson are deceased. His wife, Connie (Norwood) Stilson (m.12/14/1974) survives.  Their children are John Robert Norwood Stilson, Tara Lee (Stilson) Lyman (deceased) and Zachary Lee Stilson. His brother, Mickey (Evelyn) also survives. He had two nieces, Amy and Julie. Terry enjoyed four grandchildren, Helene RedOwl, Trent Lyman, Nicholas Lyman and Sadye Stilson. Terry retired from Washburn University Bookstore in 2010 after 25 years of service.  Terry wanted cremation and no services.

Virginia (Jenny) Vindiola

Virginia (Jenny) Vindiola

Virginia (Jenny) Vindiola

March 15, 1935 – August 20, 2020

Virginia has battled dementia for many years. She lost the fight while sleeping peacefully at 6:15 AM Thursday, August 20, 2020.

Jenny and husband Joe were entrepreneurs owning several different bars and restaurants in Topeka.

Jenny is survived by her devoted husband and caretaker of 48 years, Joe Vindiola, her children, son Ernest Kibble and wife Jackie, daughter Belinda Bomhoff and scores of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Virginia is preceded in death by her daughter Taunya Manis.

Aaron Bruce Grattidge

Aaron Bruce Grattidge

December 14, 1941 - August 12, 2020

In loving memory of Aaron Grattidge, we are saddened to announce his passing on August 12, after fighting daily with long time illnesses.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Arlo and Esther Grattidge, and brother, Virgil, all of Wellington, Ks.  He is survived by his loving wife, Janice,  his two sons, Brad and Brian and families, three step children, Jeff, Jim, and Jenni Biggs and families, and his sister, Leila Casey. 

 Aaron was married to his high school sweetheart, Janice Bauersfeld,  He lived life to its fullest, with a focused career in music that sent him to the tops as one of the 4 Lads, a popular singing group in the 50's and 60's.  Although Aaron was not one of the originals, his voice blended in with the distinctive sounds created by the original four and he enjoyed years of performances.  Aaron loved every aspect of the magical world of entertainment - the glamour and glitter were what ignited his personality and talent on stage.  During his time between public appearances, he enjoyed being a disc jockey on a program called 'Song of Oldies' with a local radio station in Topeka, Ks..  Aaron's passing brings an end to the 4 Lads performing on stage, but their music will bring back memories of love and romance to many still today!

Linda L. Cercone (Wallack)

April 28, 1944 - August 09, 2020

Linda L Cercone. ( Wallack )

4-28-44 / 8-9-20

Born in Topeka. 

Daughter of Micheal and Helen Wallack

Who proceeded her in death.

Survivors include Christopher T. Munro ( son )

Peggy little (sister) both of Topeka

Bill Faye (brother ) Virgins Beach Va.

Member of Highland Park United Methodist church choir and church

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