Eric Vaughn Bauman

Eric Vaughn Bauman

February 04, 1975 - December 02, 2022

Eric Vaughn Bauman left this world unexpectedly on December 2, 2022 at the age of 47.

He was born February 4, 1975 in Salina, KS.  He grew up in Niles, KS until moving into Salina at the age of 10.  Years later, he attended Salina High School South and Kansas Wesleyan University.  Although he lived several years in Louisiana and Texas, Eric stayed near Salina most of his life.

He was a man of many talents and skill sets.  He worked for Cargill AG Horizons in recent years but always enjoyed jobs where he worked with his hands, such as S & S Drywall in Bennington.  His favorite job though was his time spent in Houston, assisting victims of Hurricane Harvey to process claims and repair their homes. 

He was a talented artist, sketching and drawing often at people’s request, even designing tattoos.  He was a big Chiefs fan and tried to watch every game.  He also collected anything with their logo on it, from t-shirts and jerseys of his favorite players to night lights and Christmas ornaments.   He leaves behind his beloved Labrador retriever, Olive, and his cat, Popeye, whom he often referred to as his kids.

Evon Briggs

Evon Briggs

December 03, 1958 - December 03, 2022

Evon Briggs, 64, of Topeka, KS passed away at home on December 3rd, 2022. A private memorial for family will take place at a later date.
Evon worked for Lawton Public Schools in Lawton, OK for 25 years, working at both Park Lane Elementary and Edison Elementary over that time span, where she made many life long friendships. She had an immense amount of love for her family, and she adored animals.

She was preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Yoshi Briggs, her grandfather Carl Briggs, her grandson Michael Hallstrom, and nephew William Sulzer.
She is survived by her children Faith and (Richard) Hensley of Comanche, OK, Alan and (Jill) Hallstrom of Petal, MS, and Nicole and (Karen) Hallstrom of Topeka, KS, a sister Charlotte Sulzer of Colorado Springs, CO; two grandchildren Logan Hallstrom and JD Hensley and a nephew Sean Sulzer

Shannon Lynn Slover

Shannon Lynn Slover

September 08, 1973 - October 27, 2022

Shannon Lynn Slover age 49 passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 27, 2022, in Topeka, KS due to cancer complications.

Shannon was born in Topeka KS on September 8, 1973. She was a 1992 graduate of Seaman High School.

She was predeceased in death by her biological Mother, Mary Jane (Farrell) Slover and Grandparents.  She leaves behind to honor her memory her parents Geary & Diane Slover, brothers Travis (Judy) Slover and Tanner (Kerry) Slover, her nephew Stevie Slover, her Bestie Mindy Parrack along with many aunts, uncles cousins, friends and her beloved cocker spaniel Coco Puff.

Shannon was a happy soul and had a contagious laugh.  She loved deeply and compassionately and loved to just have fun.  In her words, she loved us like a fat kid loves cupcakes.  We miss you Shannon.

Per her wishes cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. 

Larry D. Johnson

December 11, 1939 - November 23, 2022

Larry D. Johnson, 82, passed away on November 23, 2022, at Midland Care Hospice House in Topeka, Kansas. Larry was born to Laurence and Marie (Faulkner) Johnson on December 11, 1939 at Marysville, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter-in-law, Shirley Johnson, and many other friends and family. Surviving is his wife of 43 years, Patricia (Hays) Johnson, four sons from previous marriage, Chris Johnson, Curtis (Leigh Ann) Johnson, Kelvin (Paula) Johnson, all of Topeka, Kenneth (Bertie) Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona, and three stepchildren, Jim (Jill) Toy, and Stan (Lori) King, all of Topeka, and Deana (Jeff) Hutchinson of Knights Landing, California, as well as many grandchildren.

Larry spent his career working in movie theaters and retail stores as assistant managers. He enjoyed playing cards and board games, watching TV and being friends with Grumpy Cat.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, 7433 SW 29th Street, Topeka, Kansas. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM, with services to follow at 10:00 AM.

Wendell “Duke” Windsor

October 24, 1943 - November 03, 2022

Duke transitioned from this life Thursday, November 3, 2022. He was born October 24, 1943, at Emporia, Kansas to James Eldon and Virginia Windsor. He married Sara Jennings on May 31, 1975, in Independence, Kansas.

Duke was a member of North Star Lodge #168 AF&AM and Arab Shrine. He was an Air Force veteran having served in Vietnam. He was a lifetime member of the Vietnam Security Police Association.

He was the best of men.

Left behind is his loving wife of 47 years, brother-in-law Kenneth Jennings of Lyndon, niece Laura (Bob) Sidlinger, great-niece Ashley (Casey) Bryan both of Topeka, and his beloved Maltese Misty Moon.

A private graveside service for immediate family was held at Orange Cemetery near Mount Vernon, Missouri on November19, 2022 with military and Shrine honors. A small celebration of life will be held in Topeka for friends and family on December 10, 2022 at 11 am to 1 pm at the Unity Church of Christianity, 9126 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Helping Hands Humane Society (5720 SW 21st Street, Topeka, KS 66604) in his name.

Sean B. Rork

Sean B. Rork

October 21, 1958 - November 16, 2022

Sean B. Rork, 64, of Topeka, Kansas passed away unexpectedly at his home on November 16, 2022.  He was born October 21, 1958 in Wichita, Kansas to O. Thomas Rork and Teresa A. Rork (Towle).

He graduated from Hayden High School and Washburn University.  He spent the last 20 years employed by Lentz Plumbing. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William K. Rork.

He is survived by his siblings Kathleen A. Reding, Teresa E. Wignall, Thomas M. Rork, Anne M. Allison, Sheila E. Dunbar and Crispin E. Rork and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

William Thomas Owens (Bill)

William Thomas Owens (Bill)

June 16, 1932 - November 11, 2022

William T Owens (Bill) passed away November 11th, 2022, at his home. Bill was born June 16th, 1932, in Tacumshane, Ireland, the son of John and Julia Owens.

Bill was an Autobody Technician in Ireland, and England before he was offered an amazing opportunity for he and his family to come to the United States to offer his expertise in the industry. He worked for Lincoln Mercury autobody repair, and later settling in for many years as an insurance adjuster for Farmers insurance.

Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on vehicles with his sons and he loved to have a Pint of Guinness especially on the holidays.  Bill was very proud of his Irish heritage and visited his home country as often as he could. He and Marilyn took many trips there to visit family.

Bill married Martha Owens and were later divorced. They share 5 sons.

Bill later married Marilyn Owens in July of 1994, she survives. Other survivors include Bills sister Sheila of Ireland, Bills sons, Paul, Terry, Victor, John Owens all of Topeka, his stepchildren, Lacinda Housholder (Danny), Larry Shaw (Jeanne), Debbie McEntire (Danny) and Kim Bean (Titu) all of Topeka. Bill has 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, and his mother and father-in-law (Marvin and Nathalie). Bill was preceded in death by a son Dominic Owens and a granddaughter Brianna Michelle, and brothers-in-law Ed Busey and Tony Mcguire.

The family will greet friends and family on Sunday November 20th from 12:30pm to 3:30pm for a celebration luncheon of Bills life at 3906 NW 16 St Topeka, Kansas 66618. (IBEW local 304 hall)

Tammy Kay Baldwin

Tammy Kay Baldwin

July 17, 1963 - November 01, 2022

Tammy Kay Baldwin, 59, of Topeka, KS passed away at the University of Kansas Medical Heart Center on November 1st, 2022.

She was born on July 17th, 1963 in Topeka, KS to Leroy W. Groves and Marjorie K. Marsh, both of Topeka.

Tammy attended Highland Park High School. She obtained her CNA license at Kaw Area Technical school in Topeka post high school. She worked as a CNA for many years.

Tammy had two children: a daughter, Amanda Packer and a son, Danny Packer Jr. both of Topeka.

Tammy married Terry G. Baldwin on June 14th, 1997 in Berryton, KS. They shared 25 years of marriage together.

She was preceded in death by her father, Leroy W. Groves and her mother Marjorie “Kathy” Marsh. Several aunts and uncles and a niece.

Survivors include: her husband, Terry G. Baldwin of Topeka. Her daughter, Amanda Packer (Richard), her son, Danny Packer Jr and step son Shannon Baldwin (Tabitha) all of Topeka. Her Sisters, Bonnie Brown (David) of Maryland and Lisa Braden of Topeka and her brothers Wayne Groves, Kenny Groves (Sandy) and Derral Groves (Donna) all of Topeka. Nine grandchildren, Gabe, Josh, Dakota, Jayden, Jordan, Jaxson, Trinity, Xander and Alyssa. Three great grandchildren, Adaleigh, Brayden and Cayden. And several nieces and nephews.

Tammy will be cremated and a memorial/celebration of life service is TBD at this time.

Anthony Keith Longstreet

November 08, 1958 - October 13, 2022

Anthony Keith Longstreet passed away Thursday October 13th 2022 in Topeka, Ks. He was born November 8th, 1958 in East St. Louis, Illinois to Ora and Myrna Longstreet. He had four daughters. Ali Longstreet (Robin), Chaney Jordan (Deborah) and Sherry and Simone (Annette). He was also survived by 3 sisters. Bobbette Longstreet (KCMO) Ora Renee Longstreet (E St Louis, Ill), and Bridgette Murphy. He had three grandchildren. Karsyn Clark (Ali), Kailyn Mike and Kathrine Mike (Chaney). Anthony also leaves behind his nieces and nephews Renata Dailey , Allison Johnson, and Derek Maxwell. Anthony  Longstreet will be celebrated on Saturday, October 29th, 2022 at 11am at Christ the Savior Baptist Church
914 Splitlog Avenue
Kansas City, Ks 66101

William "Bill" Robert Sloop

William "Bill" Robert Sloop

December 31, 1939 - October 21, 2022

William "Bill" Robert Sloop, 82, of Osage City, KS, passed away Friday, October 21, 2022, at Midland Care Hospice House with family by his side. Born on December 31, 1939, in Lyndon, KS, son of Lyle L. and Berneita Vesta (Fanning) Sloop, one of 12 children. 

Bill attended Lyndon High School. Following high school, he attended railroad school in Pueblo, Colorado. Bill then began his lifelong career in the railroad industry, retiring from Burlington Northern Santa Fe after 43 years of service on November 16, 2002. 

Bill married his wife Joan (Black) on January 27, 1967, in Oskaloosa, KS. They began their lives together in Nortonville, KS, eventually settling in Osage City and raising their children. Bill and Joan had celebrated 55 years of marriage.

Bill enjoyed working for the railroad, water skiing, camping, hunting, fishing, attending his grandchildren's sporting events, and spending time with his family, always looking forward to annual family reunions and Sloop Christmas celebrations. 

Bill is survived by his wife, Joan, of the home, his son Robert "Bob" Sloop, Valley Falls, and a daughter, Lisa (Steve) Barger, Burlingame. Seven grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren; siblings, Evelyn Hope-Jones of Topeka, KS, Eula Nitcher (Kenny) of Pomona, KS, Norma Miller (Gary) of Lecompton, KS, and Kathy Tevis (Don) of Emporia, KS; 3 brothers, Kenneth Sloop (Ann) of Topeka, KS, Dale Sloop (Pat) of Bel Air, MD and Arlon Sloop (Frances) of KS City, KS.

Bill was preceded in death by his mother and father, Lyle and Berneita Sloop, his son, Timothy Sloop, sisters, Rose Ann Sloop and Berneita Jean Burns-Johnson; brothers, Don Sloop and Lyle Dean “LD” Sloop; and daughter-in-law Pamela Sloop.

His celebration of life service will be at Osage City Senior Center on Friday, November 4, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon to follow. Memorials may be given to Osage City Senior Center.

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