Kimberly Denise Harrison – Holford

Kimberly Denise Harrison – Holford

October 14, 1970 to July 5, 2023


Kim was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas as the third daughter to Robert D. and Karen S. (Boyce) Harrison on October 14, 1970. She attended elementary school at Tecumseh South and graduated with the Shawnee Heights High School Class of 1989. After high school Kim remained in Topeka and earned college accreditation's from Emporia State University in the home health care services. In 1990, Kim met Damon Holford and they married in September, 1999. Out of this union, one child was born – Kyler F.D. Holford. Kim was a loyal and devoted Kansas City Chiefs fan. She enjoyed rock concerts, going to the Kansas State Fair, playing cards with friends and holiday gatherings with her family. Kim is proceeded in death by her father (Robert), father-in-law (Richard Holford) and husband (Damon Holford). She is survived by her son Kyler Holford – Topeka, KS, her mother Karen Harrison – Topeka, KS, sisters: Susan (Darren) Davenport – Tecumseh, KS and Carolyn (David) Ohmes – Topeka, KS, Mother-in-law Annette Holford – Topeka, KS, brother-in-law Danny Holford – Topeka, KS, and sister-in-law Dayna (Ronald) Jackson – Lexington, SC as well as 7 nephews and 1 niece.


Kim will be cremated with a private burial held at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. A celebration of her life will be held in Kim's honor on Friday, July 21, 2023. Please contact Susan or Carolyn for details. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Midland Hospice, the Topeka Rescue Mission or the Helping Hands Humane Society.

Lois June (Willes) Dell

Lois June (Willes) Dell

February 24, 1945 - July 02, 2023

Lois June (Willes) Dell, age 78, passed away on July 2, 2023, at her home in Topeka, Kansas.

Lois was born the daughter of Lloyd Sr. and Mary Willes on February 24, 1945, in Topeka, Kansas.
Lois attended Seaman schools and enjoyed participating in activities as a cheerleader, baton twirler and gymnast.  Lois graduated from Seaman High School and attended K-State University.
Lois married HW Dell in January of 1966 in Topeka, Kansas. 
Lois worked from her home as a teacher at "In a family way" where she provided preschool and childcare for many children over the years. 
Lois was preceded in death by her mother.
Lois is survived by her father and brother Lloyd Willes Jr.
Lois leaves behind her husband, 3 children Denise (Stephen), Brian (Carol) and Jason (Megan). 4 grandchildren Joe, Cody, Michael, Taylar, 5 great grandchildren, 1 niece, 1 nephew and many cousins. 
Lois's greatest joy in life was her family. She spent as much time as she could with her children and grandchildren. Lois will be remembered for her kind, caring, loving, giving personality, and quick wit, that she shared with everyone that knew her.
A celebration of life for Lois will be held at a later date. 
Karen Sue Frost

Karen Sue Frost

September 21, 1958 - July 01, 2023


“There is something about losing a mother that is permanent and inexpressible, a wound that will never quite heal.” -Susan Wiggs   

Harold (Candace), Jeff, and Richard (Jamie) with her grand-babies, are all experiencing an entirely new level of grief that goes along with losing a mother.  Her loved ones will keep her in their hearts and memories forever, but the added weight from the loss of a parent is tremendous and cannot often be handled alone.   While she was a wonderful mother, daughter, grandma and friend who will be missed by all who needs her. 

Opal Luvina Baker

Opal Luvina Baker

July 06, 1933 - July 05, 2023

Opal Luvina Baker, 89, of Topeka, Kansas passed away peacefully on July 5th, 2023 at Peggy Kelly House of Topeka mere hours before her 90th birthday. 

Opal was born July 6th 1933 in Topeka ks, the daughter of Seth and Annabelle (West) Roseborough.  She was married twice before meeting the love of her life Leslie Eugene Baker who proceeded her in death. 

Opal is survived by two daughters, Leslie (Harry) Robertson of Naselle Wa, and Brenda Baker of Topeka Ks. She is proceed in death by 5 children, Barry Theurer, Roy Hagerty, John Baker sr, Jeanine Avila, and Tyson Baker.  She is also survived by grandchildren, Shawn Theurer , Brent Theurer, Brian Theruer, Mikey Theurer, Bambie Theurer, Jim (Molly) Robertson, Melissa Garber, Jeremy (Marne) Robertson,  A.J. Barhum, John Jr. (Rachel) Baker, Jeffrey(Channel) Baker, Jesse Baker Christopher Gage, Bradley Gage, Jerica Duncan. Tanya (Kevin) Trueblood, Danielle(Robert) Pattinson, and Dale Avila Jr.  She also had over 35 great and great-great grandchildren.

 Opal loved watching westerns, good ol’ country music, baking, John Wayne, and hot coffee. She was well known for her world famous fudge. Opal also known as Grandma Apple, will always be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend.

  Opal will be cremated. There will be no services. The family of Opal would like to think Peggy Kelly house of Topeka and Ascend Hospice for the amazing care, companionship and love you provided for her. 

Noah J. Kloer

Noah J. Kloer

Noah J. Kloer 71 of Meriden KS passed away Saturday June 17, 2023 after a short battle with lung cancer.

                Noah was born on December 25,1951 to Dennis and Hazel (Billbe) Kloer. one of 5 brothers and a sister.

                Noah started driving a semi at a real young age would team up with his brother Larry. upon retiring and

                becoming ill he even went to driving a dump truck.

                Noah enjoyed the out doors loved going fish and being with family and friends loved get together on holidays.

                Noah was married 3 times, 1st was to Ginger and from the marriage came a daughter

                                                                                Holly and Jeff Smith of Wahoo NE.

                                                                  2nd was to Debra Grose of south Dakota, from this marriage came         

                                                                                Christina and Steve Bass of Joplin Mo

                                                                                Nicolas Kloer of Carl Junction MO.  

                                                                  3rd was to Tammy Mcghee of Meriden, KS from this marriage he gained 5 step kids,

                                                                                Torey Rose  and Juan M.

                                                                                Loretta and sonny Blanton

                                                                                Elizabeth and Erik of Meriden KS

                                                                                Christopher and Allison Mcghee of Ozawkie, KS

                                                                                Michael and Cheyenne Mcghee of Topeka KS

                Noah is survived by his brothers Lee and Muriel Kloer of Minnesota and Ron and Norma Kloer of Scammon KS, several nieces and nephews

                and 16 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

                He is proceed in death by his parents, 2 brothers Larry of Fletcher OK and Kevin of Columbus Ks, a sister, and his great granddaughter


                Cremation is done by Angels Above of Topeka KS A small gathering will be at a later date. Donations can be made to help

                the family on cash app $tamkay61 or $Devine630

Sharlene A. Henderson

April 05, 1941 - June 23, 2023

TOPEKA - Sharlene Henderson, 82, passed away at Plaza West Care Center on Friday, June 23, 2023.  She worked for and retired from Southwestern Bell. 

She is survived by her brothers, DL(Suzy)Smith, John(Kellie)Smith and sister Sandy Theis. She had 4 grandchildren and one step-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a daughter Kelly Ann and son Scott Twidwell.

Private services will be at a future date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Christ the King Church Topeka. Angels Above Cremation Services is assisting the family.

Kevin Lamont Hayes

Kevin Lamont Hayes

In Loving Memory of Kevin Lamont Hayes

September 12,1987-May 26,2023

Kevin Lamont Hayes was a loving, friendly, and kindhearted young man to everyone whom he encountered. He enjoyed dancing, skating, bowling, camping, fishing, listening to music, art and cooking. Kevin also had a heart of gold. He would do for other people before doing for himself when he was able to. Kevin smiled and laughed so much, he was a hard worker and adored the individuals he worked with. Kevin played sports in his younger years and enhanced his technological skills while attending Fresno City College in California. Kevin was proud of who he was, often taking part in the annual Pride Celebrations. Kevin not only touched our lives but the lives of so many other people, near and far. As Kevin is laid to rest, we thank God for the time that we had with him and all the memories which will never be forgotten. 

Kevin is survived by his Mother Laura Cooks-Lipscomb of Kansas, Stepfather Dario De Jesus Rodriguez of Kansas, Father Dexter Hayes Sr. of Nevada, Grandmother Mary Hayes of California, Sister Kimberly Solis of California, Twin Brother Dexter Hayes of Nevada, Sister Yonda Wieathersof California, Brother Mathew Hayes of California, Aunts and Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins as well as many close Friends. 


Just because you only see one set of footprints in the sand, doesn’t mean God left you, HE carried you.

Michael Dean ‘Mike’ Donnelly

Michael Dean ‘Mike’ Donnelly

April 23, 1975 - June 08, 2023

Michael Dean ‘Mike’ Donnelly, 48, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2023, at Midland Hospice House, after a short battle with cancer, surrounded by family.  Mike was born April 23, 1975, in Topeka.  He graduated from Topeka West High in 1994, where he played football and made many lifelong friends.  Mike worked with LKQ Mid-America for the last 11 ½ years, where he held multiple positions.  Most recently working as a warranty supervisor. He also moonlighted as a spirits salesman at Vern’s Retail Liquor for the last two years.

On June 25, 2005, Mike married the love of his life, Ashley Dawn Rhone, at Most Pure Heart of Mary, who he lovingly referred to as his ‘Sugar Momma’.

In his spare time, Mike enjoyed fishing, working on cars, and being with his family and friends. He was an avid sports enthusiast. He loved University of Kansas athletics and the Kan-sah Ciiiiiity Chiefs. He had a heart of gold and was always the life of the party. He came equipped to said parties with a 30 pack of “dad jokes” and beers. He was always quick to help a friend in need. His infectious smile and big laugh will live on, through those that know and love him.

His grandfather instilled a love for all sports, especially football. Mike coached football and baseball for many years with the Topeka Saints organization. He was proud that some of his former players went on to play Division 1 football. It was important to Mike to pass on the love of sports, which he demonstrated in coaching his sons and nephew, Dallas.

Mike is survived by his wife, Ashley; and their children, Ethan ‘Big’, Dylan ‘Middle’ and Braxton ‘Little’; parents John and Linda Donnelly; siblings Angela (‘Big’ Shaun) Smith and ‘Little’ Sean Donnelly; mother and father-in-law Gina and Doug Rhone; grandmother-in-law Beverly Ketter; sister in-law Jessica (Matt) deMontel;  brother-in-law Andrew (Kayla) Rhone; nieces Michele (Michael) Houghton and Keeli Rhone; nephews Dallas Smith, Tucker Rhone, Xavier and Ben deMontel; great niece Laken Houghton; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and framily.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Kylee Jo Donnelly, and grandparents John ‘Jack’ & Arel ‘Irene’ Donnelly; Dallas & Norma Power and Larry Ketter.

A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, June 24, from 5pm to 10pm, at the Auburn Civic Center, 1020 N Washington Street, Auburn, KS 66402.  Please wear either KU, Chiefs, or his favorite color orange.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made out to the Mike Donnelly Children’s Memorial Fund and sent to Blue Cross Blue Shield Credit Union 1010 SW Tyler, Topeka, KS 66612.


Martin Edward Johnson

Martin Edward Johnson

October 30, 1955 - May 28, 2023

Martin Edward Johnson, 67, of Emporia KS, passed away on 5/28/2023 in Topeka Ks at Rose Villa.

Graveside service will be 10:00an Saturday July 1st 2023 at Union Cemetery (East of Emporia KS on Road U between 190 and 200 Road).

Martin Johnson was born in Emporia KS to David and Mary Johnson on 10/30/1955.  He went to school at Reading Highs School.      He was a veteran served as a corporal in the Marines.

Martin Johnson is preceded in death by His wife Linda M Miller, Father David V Johnson, Sister Charlotte Allen.

Martin Johnson is survived by  one Son Jerrald ( Jacinda) Rowson: Sister Jackie Johnson, Sister Paula (Ed) Strudgeon, Sister Jody(Steve) Spielman, Brother Daniel (Susan) Johnson, Brother Matt (Peter) Johnson Brother Toby (Cindy) Johnson : Mother Mary L (Tobin ) Johnson.

Sharon Kay Kelemete

       8/11/1945 to 5/19/2023 
First breath and last breath in topeka ks. Services  will be held at lighthouse bible church on June 15 at 11 am. Beloved Wife to Isitolo "Frank" Kelemete. Daughter to Robert and Virginia, "Brazzle" Shannon. Sister of 17 brothers and sisters whom she helped raise.Mother of 3 Son's Roland Brandt, James Brandt and Doug Desch. Daughters, Sandy Diaz and Susan Brandt. Whom she loved  with all her heart even when not present.Aunt who help raise 7 of her neices and nephews. She had 14 grandchildren  and 4 great grandchildren. Uncle Frank and Aunt Sharon traveled the country living in many states. Sharon worked in health  care for over 40 years. Sharon loved fishing,caring for animals and caring for others .  I believe  she accepted  Christ as her lord and savior. So until.She will be truly  missed. We love you Aunt Sharon.

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