Shirley Jean Kelly

Shirley Jean Kelly

October 30, 1940 - November 11, 2021
Shirley Jean Kelly,81, Topeka, passed Thursday, November 11, 2021, surrounded by her family at Stormont vail hospital. Shirley was born October 30, 1940, in Los angles, Ca. The daughter of Clayton Pusch and Glenna (Pratt) Pusch. Shirley married James Harold Kelly on March 25, 1961. They celebrated 56 years together until he passed in 2017. Shirley was a stay-at-home mom & helped raise some of her grandchildren.  Shirley has 7 children, 27 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. Survivors include son James Kelly of Topeka Ks, son Danny (Debbie) Kelly of Axtell Ks, son David (Sandra) Kelly of Topeka Ks, daughter Heather Kelly of Burlington Ks, daughter Amber (Eddie) Hill of Osage City Ks, son Nicholas Kelly of Topeka Ks,  sister Linda (Tomas) Blunt of Junction City Ks, brother Roger (Joy) Pusch of Topeka Ks, sister Jackie (Mike) Peek of Topeka Ks. Shirley is predeceased by her husband James Harold Kelly, her daughter Kimberly (Kelly) Means, her parents Clayton and Glenna Pusch, brother Carroll Pusch, sister Phyllis Cusic, and brother Gary Pusch. 
A celebration of life will be on November 23, 2021, in Topeka, Ks. 

Kevin E. Manning

January 23, 1942 - November 13, 2021

Kevin E. Manning, 79 of Lawrence, Kansas passed away on Saturday November 13, 2021.                                                 

Kevin was born January 23, 1942 in Topeka, Kansas to Earl and Ruth (Weaver) Manning. He graduated from Topeka High School and Washburn University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Kevin lived in Lawrence, Kansas for thirty three years, managing the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant until his retirement in 2005.                          

He enjoyed drawing, traveling, and was interested in Art, and Art History.                                                                              

Kevin is survived by twin Sister, Nancy Manning, Sister-in-law, Martha Manning, Nieces, Mary Boulanger and Sarah Roth, Nephew, John Manning. Two Great Nieces, three Great Great Nieces, and two Great Great Nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Ruth Manning, Brothers, Norman Manning, Rodney Manning, and Eldon Manning, and Great Nieces, Katie Pearson and Lauren Boulanger.                                                      

The funeral will be held at 10:00 am Saturday November 27, 2021 at St Augustines in Topeka, Kansas.           

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Pastor Larry D Latham

Pastor Larry D Latham

August 03, 1952 - October 30, 2021
Pastor Larry D Latham, age 69 of Topeka, left this earth to sit at the feet of Jesus on Saturday, October 30, 2021. A Celebration of Life Service for Pastor Latham will be Saturday, November 13th at 10:00 a.m. (CST) at Fellowship Bible Church 6800 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS.
Pastor Latham was born August 3,1952 in Bergstrom AFB, Houston TX. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Annaniah and is survived by his parents, Peter and Nadine Latham and four siblings. In addition, he is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Latham; daughter Jessie Steinlage of Overland Park; daughter, Lesleigh Hodam of Topeka; his two son-in-laws and 7 grandchildren. 
Pastor Latham was a humble servant, devoted husband, loving father, gracious papa and loyal friend. Pastor Latham was called into ministry at the age of 30. He received his Associate of Divinity and Associate of Religious Education from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, in Mill Valley, California. 

Tasha Kay Conway

June 06, 1985 - November 01, 2021

Tasha Kay Conway was born June 6,1985 to Deva Shearer and step father Steve Bracha. She received her wings on November 1,2021.

Tasha had so many accomplishments from the time she was a knee high to a grasshopper all the way until she took her last breath. Through all the trophies, ribbons, ad certificates her two biggest achievements are her wonderful children. Besides her children, her love for animals is unmatched. She moved into her dream home roughly six years ago. Tasha wasted no time filling her land with all the animals you could imagine. She was most at peace just sitting on her deck listening to all the sounds around her. Tasha's second love was the family she made at the post office. She accomplished a lot in her career, and made everyone around her incredibly proud. Tasha started her fight against cancer in December 2017. Since day one she has never backed down. She fought to the very last second. She is an inspiration to all who knew her.
Tasha preceded in death by her grandmother, Donna, her grandfather, Earl, her sister, Selena, and three great nieces Mackenzie, Avery, and Kora Leigh. Left to cherish and uphold her memory is her husband Caleb, son, Nick Haun, daughter Bella Conway, her parents Brenda and Dennis Haun all of Topeka. her biological parents, her grandmother, Rita, her brother Steve(Cori) Bracha, nephew Steve Bracha, niece Elisa, all from Ryegate, MT, niece Natalie(Matt) Schultz of Kansas City, MO, niece Nikole Tolman of Waskom, TX, brother in law Walter Butler of Waskom, TX, and two great nephews Jayce and Liam Schultz of Kansas City,MO. Including numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and countless friends.
Amy L. Bounous

Amy L. Bounous

September 30, 1975 - October 09, 2021

Amy L. Bounous, age 46 of Wichita, met Jesus on October  9, 2021

Amy was born in Wichita Kansas to Bruce and Anna Bounous. Amy lived in Wichita most of her life where she provided excellent customer service at ADT, Protection One, and St Francis Hospital and made many lifelong friends.  She graduated High School in 1994 at Northeast Magnet in Wichita. Amy had a heart for rescue animals, especially her dog Diamond. She looked forward to weekly dinners with Uncle Joel who took care of Diamond when needed. She fell in love with the Ocean while on a cruise and was planning a return trip. But her favorite place to visit was the zoo alongside her mother who remembers many wonderful trips to the Wichita, Topeka, Oklahoma and Omaha Zoos.

Amy was preceded in death by her father Bruce Bounous.  She is survived by her Mother Anna Bounous, Brother Evan (Sheri) Bounous, her Nephew Sean and Niece Julianne, six uncles, two aunts, and many special cousins.  

A private family celebration of life service will be planned at a later date.  In lieu of Flowers, the family would like donations to made in Amy’s memory to the Wichita Humane Society


Clarice Anne Miner

Clarice Anne Miner

February 02, 1946 - October 22, 2021

Clarice Anne Miner, 75, of Topeka, Kansas, died Friday, October 22, 2021, with her family by her side following an extended illness.

Clarice Gunderson was born February 2, 1946, in Topeka, the daughter of Clarence and Margaret (Robinson) Gunderson. Her parents divorced soon after her birth, and she was raised by her mother and stepfather.

After graduation from high school, Clarice worked in a variety of jobs primarily in the Topeka area, and retired from Jostens Printing and Publishing in Topeka after 23 years of service.

Clarice enjoyed reading, sewing, baking and tending to her roses. Her greatest joy was in giving and receiving hugs from loved ones, especially her son and grandchildren.

She married William Pitts; they were later divorced. Clarice then married Larry Miner in 1984; he survives of the home.

Clarice also leaves behind her treasured son, Aaron (Tracy) Gunderson, Topeka; her grandchildren, Tyler, Brandon, Alison, Olivia, Garrett, Jake, Grace and Noah; her sisters, Lorelei Godfrey, Australia; Genevieve Besenyi, Pennsylvania; Wendy (Ken) Zeller, Paxico; as well as a dear sister-in-law and beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Cremation is planned, with a private family memorial service to be held at a later date.

Jaime Lorraine Warhurst

November 09, 1976 - October 23, 2021

Born November 9, 1976 in Kansas City, Kansas. Escaped this world October 23, 2021 near Topeka, Kansas.

She is survived by her father Larry, brother Casey and his family, several aunts and uncles, several cousins, and many many friends.

After graduation she worked at several occupations from coast to coast before settling in Topeka. 

The last several years she battled many medical issues which finally led to her decision to enter Hospice care until her death. Her ashes, per her request, will be spread at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

Her suffering has ended and she is at peace with her maker. We love and miss her. 

Rest in peace.

Lawrence "Jim" Christian

Lawrence "Jim" Christian

October 26, 1956 - October 14, 2021

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, Lawrence “Jim” Christian, passed away at the age of 64.

Jim was born on October 26, 1956 in Topeka, KS to Lawrence and Betty Christian. Jim lived most of his life in Topeka or surrounding areas. Jim worked many different trades throughout the years, with his most recent being Gardner’s Flooring America (1993 to 2010) and Menards (2012 to 2020).

Jim was passionate about family, hotrods, racing, pool, collecting treasures and several other things. Jim never knew a stranger, matter of fact we think he knew everyone. Whether it was someone he worked with or used to hang out with as a kid, he was always chatting away. Jim had a way to tell stories from his younger days. Some should have been shared and some shouldn’t have, but everyone would sit and listen wondering what was happening next. He loved racing dirt track with his son, AJ. He would go out and putt around the track like a Sunday drive and come back to the pits like he just won, smiling ear to ear (most of the time). He enjoyed pool league with his family, where he made a lot of new friendships some he even called family.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence D. “Larry” Christian and mother, Betty Frandle Christian Persing.

Rebecca Jane Percival

Rebecca Jane Percival

February 06, 1965 – September 16, 2021

Rebecca (Becky) Jane Allen was born in Topeka, KS Feb 6, 1965 to David E (Jack) and Rose Marie (Graf) Allen. Becky graduated from Washburn Rural High School. She married Brad Vines. They were divorced. She married Dallas Percival, and they were also divorced. She was a homemaker until she became disabled. Surviving are her sons, Travis Allen, and Dallas (J R) Percival Jr. Also her sisters and brother: Ramona Bryant (Lonnie Lonidier), Linda Finch (George Finch deceased), and Theodore (Ted) Allen (Julie Callahan). She has two granddaughters, Scout Elizabeth and Hailey Rose. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends will miss her.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Dave and Fern Allen of Lawrence, and George and Marie Graf of Onaga, her parents, her son Cody Vines, brothers Steven E Allen and Michael D Allen.

There will be a funeral at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Topeka, on Sat. Oct. 23 at 10 am. Cremation has taken place by Angels Above Cremation Services, and following the service she will be laid to rest at Memorial Park Cemetery next to her son, Cody. Prayer cards are being provided by Brennan Mathena Funeral Home.

Ronald (Ron) Lee Batt

Ronald (Ron) Lee Batt

January 04, 1958 - October 04, 2021

Ronald (Ron) Lee Batt died October 4, 2021, at home after losing his battle with cancer. Ron was born to Jean Batt and Ronald Lee Knifer in Sterling, Colorado on January 4, 1958. Ron joined the Marines and served overseas in Japan. After returning to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, he met (ex-wife) Sandra Raaen through friends. They relocated to Topeka, Kansas in 1985. Ron is proceeded in death by his grandmother Freida Batt, father Ronald Knifer, brother Randall Batt, and sister Wilma Knifer. Ron is
survived by his mother Jean Batt, ex-wife Sandra Raaen-Batt, two daughters Angela Batt and Jennifer Petefish, son-in-law Nelvin Petefish, and his grandchildren Hannah, Randall, and Sterling Batt.

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