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.

Jacquelyn (Jackie) Kay Natalie

Jacquelyn (Jackie) Kay Natalie

November 08, 1943 - October 06, 2021

Jackie passed away peacefully October 6, 2021 after a very lengthy struggle with Alzheimer's at the age of 77 years and 11 months. She was born November 8, 1943 to her parents Melvin and Isla Herbert in Holton, Ks. They preceeded her in death.
She is survived by her husband Kirk, son Kevin (Stacy), grandsons Aaron (Morgan), Connor, two great grandchildren Brooks Robert and Wren Charlotte, brother Terry Herbert (Pam), nieces Natalie Ryan, Trina Anderson and nephew Paul Ryan, grandniece Haylee Canfield and one special friend Betty Fergola.

Jackie and Kirk were united in marriage April 25th 1964.

She worked for ATSF Railway, now BNSF Railway for 33 years as a secretary in the claims department before retiring. After retiring she was a very active member in the Tecumseh United Methodist Church working with children and helping them with their arts and crafts.

She loved music and was a huge Elvis fan and the Rock and Roll songs of the 50's and 60's. In her own right she had a beautiful singing voice and was an excellent pianist. She loved to read, but two of her greatest passions were making flower arrangements and painting. We are pretty sure that Hobby Lobby noticed a large decline in sales when she was no longer able to continue the hobbies that she so dearly loved.

A graveside service will be conducted on November 6th at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery. Donations can be made to Tecumseh United Methodist Church, Tecumseh, Ks 66542.


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.

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