Todd David Harris

Todd David Harris

April 04, 1983 - October 06, 2021

Todd David Harris, 38, left us on October 6 th , 2021 with his family by his side in Topeka, Kansas.

Todd was born April 4 th , 1983 in Nebraska to David and Carrie Harris. They moved to Topeka in 1989.

Todd enjoyed listening to his favorite music band 311, hanging out with family, enjoyed cooking, watching Nebraska football, and loved his dogs Lincoln and Bishop most of all. He attended Topeka West High School.

He spent several years in Kansas City working as an executive chef, and moved back to Topeka in 2011. He continued his career as a chef until 2015.

Todd is survived by his Maternal Grandmother Martha Howell, and his Paternal Grandmother Kay Harris, his parents David and Carrie, his brothers Troy (Sarah), Travis, Connor (Hannah), Cameron (Brytni), his nephew Brae and niece Kynlee, and countless aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by Grandpa Jack, and Grandpa Howell, and cousin Xavier.

Todd lost his battle with alcoholism, and struggled with it for most of his adult life. If you are struggling with alcohol abuse, his family urges you to reach out for help.

Russell Dale Ray (Rusty)

Russell Dale Ray (Rusty)

July 03, 1956 - October 04, 2021

Born July 3, 1956 in Lawrence, Ks to Alfred and Violet Ray he passed away October 4, 2021 peacefully at his home. He married the love of his life Feb 18, 1980 they spent 41 wonderful years together with many adventures.

He is survived by his wife Sandi at the home, Daughters Jamie Tibbits and Melanie Ray,his mother Violet Ray, Brother Ronnie and Ginger Ray (wife) all of Topeka, Brother Rodney Ray of Kentucky, sister in law Susan Ray, Vicki Neeley, Dora Mae and Benny (husband) brother in law Gayland Tibbits, Caroline Scott, all of Topeka, Ks, Six living grandchildren many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many friends. 

He was proceeded in death by his father Alfred Ray, His son Russell Ray II, brother Randi Ray, Grandparents Margaret and Benjamin Ray, Irene and Irvin Harper, brother in laws Daryl Neeley, sister in laws Irene Tibbits Scott (peach) and his best and long time friend/family Duane Overfield.

Rusty worked for the city of Topeka water department for several years before early retirement due to an auto accident. 

Rusty loved his family and friends; he didn't know a stranger; he loved to listen to his music in his man cave (garage). 

He will be missed by all who loved him who touched many lives. 

Celebration of Life will be on Saturday October 9, 2021 at his home at 1426 SW Indian Trail Topeka Ks 5pm followed by a dinner. 

Patricia “Pat” Helen Spiker

Patricia “Pat” Helen Spiker

August 07, 1947 - September 22, 2021

Patricia “Pat” Helen Spiker passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 22nd with her family by her side.

Pat was a very caregiving mother and Nana. Pat retired from Goodyear and ran her own business as a CPA for 38 years. Pat was an avid race fan and loved her family at lakeside. She went often and had her very own seat on Friday nights. Pat also loved to travel to races as her love for them had no mile limit. She was also always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Besides her family and friends she leaves behind her beloved dogs, Little Bit and Jasmine.

Pat’s life will be celebrated on October 9th from 12-3 pm at Lake Shawnee Shelter #4 3128 SE Tinman Circle.

Harold Eugene Dick

Harold Eugene Dick

August 07, 1937 - September 19, 2021 

Harold Eugene Dick, born to Arnold and Ruth (Baker) Dick on August 7, 1937, Topeka, Kansas.

Harold attended Dawson Grade School then joined Marine Corp in March 1955, where he received and Honorable Discharge after serving in Okinawa Japan March 1959. At that time he moved to California with his sister Darlene and received his GED from Downey High School, CA and worked for Aerojet.

While in California he had a Auto parts house, owed his own bar and had a band. He was an active member of Moose Lodge.

Harold moved to Kansas in late 1982-early 1983. Harold worked for John Hoffer as a service writer, then later for Jayhawk Body Shop as a salesman, he retired and started  working part time at Davidson Funeral Home and Meals on Wheels.

He was an Avid NASCAR fan particularly Dale Earnhardt Sr.

Harold didn't have any children of his own he chose Nancy LaValley as his daughter, and two young boys 10 and 12 Marcus, and Gabriel Taylor.  Harold had many fur-babies, but never forget Rusty  his main partner in crime always by his side.

Dee Douglas Kay

Dee Douglas Kay

September 12, 1949 - September 22, 2021

In Loving Memory


September 12, 1949- September 22, 2021

Dee Douglas Kay (72) passed away on September 22, 2021 in Topeka, KS.  Doug was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma on September 12, 1949.  He is survived by his lovely wife, Jane Kay; Children Tim (Michelle) Kay of Kansas, Susan Kay of Wisconsin, Drew (Wendy) Kay of Arizona, a brother Neil (Gail) Kay of Kansas, sisters-in-law Carol Kay and Carla Huck of Kansas, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  He was proceeded in death by his parents, Billy and Delores Kay, and brother Billy Kay, Jr.

Doug’s life will be celebrated on October 11, 2021 at 10:30 am at Protection Methodist Church in Protection, KS.  Doug had a loving heart that put others first and always wanted love to flow from one to another.   In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that you take a moment, and do something kind for another person.  Additionally, memorials may be sent to Midland Hospice House, 200 SW Frazier, Topeka, KS 66606.


Kaitlyn Dyann Streeter

Kaitlyn Dyann Streeter

June 04, 1990 - September 13, 2021

Kaitlyn Dyann Streeter of Topeka, KS entered heaven's gates on September 13, 2021.

Kaitlyn was born to Jerry and Tammy Streeter of Topeka, KS on June 4, 1990.

Kaitlyn is survived by her paternal grandma, Ilene Streeter of Topeka; her maternal grandma, Velma Wells of Scranton; her daughter, Mireya Streeter of Topeka; her sister, Jessica (Nathan) Soza of Topeka; her sister, Kylee (Charles Wilson) Streeter of Topeka; her nephews, Jackson Soza, Liam Bauer, and Jace Bauer of Topeka; and, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family and friends.

Kaitlyn was preceeded in death by her paternal grandpa, Gerald A. Streeter; maternal grandpa R. Larry Wells; son, Elyjah Wayne; and daughter, Syenna Catherine.

She attended Seaman High School and Washburn University. She had plans to return to Washburn in January.

Kaitlyn enjoyed her family and friends and loved them with all her heart. She also enjoyed music, movies, drawing, shopping, swimming, cruising in her van, dark chocolate, ranch dressing, and chicken fried steak. Above all, Kaity loved being a mommy and the Lord.

Services will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at:
North Topeka Baptist Church
123 NW Gordon
Topeka, KS 66608
Parking lot is across the street on the west side of the church

In lieu of flowers, funeral expense donations are greatly appreciated. Monetary donations can be mailed to:
C/O Mireya Streeter
5949 NW 17th
Topeka, KS 66618

Paul Lamar Beck

Paul Lamar Beck

March 14, 1956 - September 12, 2021

Paul Lamar Beck

Paul age 65, was born in Ft. Bragg, NC on March 14, 1956 and passed on to his Savior in heaven on September 12, 2021 in Topeka, Kansas.

Paul Lamar Beck was the son of Paul Estes Beck(deceased) and Dorie Bell Beck (deceased) and step mom, Mildred Cedonia Beck (deceased). He had a brother, John Durwood Beck also deceased. He is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Lynnett Beck, sons, Paul Beck, Jr., Michael Beck (Erica), Jared Beck (Victoria), daughter, Nickol Gould ( Jeremy) and sharing his love for Lynnett’s children, Emiliano Nunez, Dominic Nunez, Maria Nunez, 7 grandchildren, brothers Carlton Fountain, Robert Beck (Kathy), sisters, Delores Forringer (Robert), Charlotte Hooks (Thomas), Kay Gabler (Randall), Sara Smith and Rita Smith.

Paul graduated from Menchville High School in Newport News, VA in 1974. He went to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Spring, CO where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He was active in the AF Academy Choir and sports, starting an AF Lacrosse team. He graduated in 1978. Paul received his commission as rank of Captain, flew C141 cargo planes around the world. He then returned to the AF academy and taught cadets to fly. He served 8 years.

Stephen "Steve" Leon Nutter

Stephen "Steve" Leon Nutter

June 16, 1958 - August 03, 2021

Steve Nutter

Stephen "Steve" Leon Nutter 63, passed away August 3, 2021, from complications of COVID, at his Sedan, Kansas home.  Born June 16, 1958, at Coffeyville Hospital to Gary and Beverly (Wade) Nutter.

Steve spent his formative years in Chautauqua & Montgomery Counties Kansas.  His teenage years in Parsons, Ks.  He graduated Parsons High School in 1976 and Emporia State University in 1978.  His early career was spent working in Emporia, Ks before his move to Topeka, Ks.  He dedicated 35 years to working in the beverage industry for Jayhawk and Crown Distribution.

Family and friends looked forward to his culinary masterpieces on his Traeger grill.  Steve enjoyed baseball, fishing, golf tournaments, Chiefs football, KC Royals, KU Jayhawks, and showing up his brothers David and Billy at poker on holidays.  He married Marilyn Lentz December 11, 2002 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Steve was a loving patient Dad to Kristen, Natalie & Johna.  And able to tolerate anything his wife Marilyn sent his way.

He was preceded in death by his parents Gary & Bev (Wade) Nutter and infant daughter Kimberly.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn Lentz.  Daughters Kristen (Dave) Duncan, Natalie (Troy) Pearson, and Johna Lentz.  Precious grandsons Dillon & Kyle Duncan.  Brothers Dave (Ann) Nutter, and Billy (Lorie) Nutter.

A Celebration of Life will be held on September 18, 2021, 1:00 - 3:00 pm at Sherwood Lake Club House 6910 SW Fountaindale Topeka, Ks 66614.  Interment will be at a later date at Peru Cemetery Peru, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be sent to Sedan High School Baseball, 416 East Elm Sedan, Kansas 67361.

John Ronald (Ron) Miller

John Ronald (Ron) Miller

January 06, 1950 - September 04, 2021

John Ronald (Ron) Miller, of Topeka Kansas, passed away on September 4th, 2021 at the age of 71. He was a loving, devoted husband, father, and papa who loved most being around his family. Ron was born to Jeff Paul Miller and Agnes Theresa (Stremel) Miller on January 6th, 1950 in Topeka Kansas where he grew up with his two brothers, Darrell, and Daniel (Danny) Miller and two sisters, Barbara (Barb) (Miller) Haines, Annette (Miller) Page. He attended Hayden High School where he graduated in 1968. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washburn University in 1975, and Master of Administration of Justice from Wichita State University in 1979. He began his career with the State of Kansas in 1975, working in four state agencies: Kansas Department of Corrections, Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services and Division of Children and Family Services), Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority, and Kansas Department of Health and Environment. He retired in 2005 with 30 years of service. Also, during his career, he took on some additional part time positions as an Adjunct Instructor of Drug Abuse and Criminality and Research Assistant at Washburn University, certified drivers ed instructor for Topeka Driving School, unit coordinator therapist for Community Addictive Treatment Center, week-end counselor for Mirror Inc., and job coach with Job Readiness Training Program. Post retirement from the State, Ron was a school bus driver for Shawnee Heights School District and park attendant for United States Corps of Engineers at Lake Melvern and Lake Perry.

Hali W R Bouska

Hali W R Bouska

April 08, 1965 - August 30, 2021

Topeka – Hali W. R. Bouska, 56, of Topeka, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021. 

 She was born April 8, 1965, in Kansas City, Mo, the daughter of Harold and E Deane (Hilbus) Passonno. 

She attended Blue Ridge Christian Academy and Ruskin High School. 

Hali worked as a personal care attendant at Menorah Hospital in Kansas City, and later as a call center employee at Convergys in Heathrow Florida.  

Hali was a member of the First Congregational Church of Topeka. 

She married Michael Bouska on December 31, 1993 in Ottawa, Kansas. He survives. 

Survivors include her daughter, Amanda (Tracy) Rudman of Plainville, KS; her step-daughters, Lisa (Duncan Scott) and Amy Bouska of Topeka; She is survived by her brothers and sisters Stephen Passonno and wife Bonnie of Holt, MO, Julie Scherrer of Lee’s Summit, MO, Jane Monterosso and husband Brent of Rochester Hills, MI, Kathryn Jones and husband Robert of Lee’s Summit, MO, Leslie Faris of Rochester, MI,  Allen Matthews and wife Theresa of Leawood, KS, and Sharon Angotti of Lee’s Summit, MO; and numerous loving grandchildren.  

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