Virginia (Jenny) Vindiola

Virginia (Jenny) Vindiola

Virginia (Jenny) Vindiola

March 15, 1935 – August 20, 2020

Virginia has battled dementia for many years. She lost the fight while sleeping peacefully at 6:15 AM Thursday, August 20, 2020.

Jenny and husband Joe were entrepreneurs owning several different bars and restaurants in Topeka.

Jenny is survived by her devoted husband and caretaker of 48 years, Joe Vindiola, her children, son Ernest Kibble and wife Jackie, daughter Belinda Bomhoff and scores of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Virginia is preceded in death by her daughter Taunya Manis.

Aaron Bruce Grattidge

Aaron Bruce Grattidge

December 14, 1941 - August 12, 2020

In loving memory of Aaron Grattidge, we are saddened to announce his passing on August 12, after fighting daily with long time illnesses.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Arlo and Esther Grattidge, and brother, Virgil, all of Wellington, Ks.  He is survived by his loving wife, Janice,  his two sons, Brad and Brian and families, three step children, Jeff, Jim, and Jenni Biggs and families, and his sister, Leila Casey. 

 Aaron was married to his high school sweetheart, Janice Bauersfeld,  He lived life to its fullest, with a focused career in music that sent him to the tops as one of the 4 Lads, a popular singing group in the 50's and 60's.  Although Aaron was not one of the originals, his voice blended in with the distinctive sounds created by the original four and he enjoyed years of performances.  Aaron loved every aspect of the magical world of entertainment - the glamour and glitter were what ignited his personality and talent on stage.  During his time between public appearances, he enjoyed being a disc jockey on a program called 'Song of Oldies' with a local radio station in Topeka, Ks..  Aaron's passing brings an end to the 4 Lads performing on stage, but their music will bring back memories of love and romance to many still today!

Linda L. Cercone (Wallack)

April 28, 1944 - August 09, 2020

Linda L Cercone. ( Wallack )

4-28-44 / 8-9-20

Born in Topeka. 

Daughter of Micheal and Helen Wallack

Who proceeded her in death.

Survivors include Christopher T. Munro ( son )

Peggy little (sister) both of Topeka

Bill Faye (brother ) Virgins Beach Va.

Member of Highland Park United Methodist church choir and church

Lawrence (Larry) G. Parrett

Lawrence (Larry) G. Parrett

May 30, 1968 - August 12, 2020

Lawrence (Larry) G. Parrett- 52 of Hoyt, Kansas passed away at his home surrounded by his family on August 12th, 2020 after a long battle with small cell lung cancer.
He is survived by his wife Becky (Baker) Parrett, 1 daughter Tiffany (Parrett) Jones (Patrick) of Topeka, Kansas, 1 son Levi Parrett of the home, and 1 bonus daughter Jamie Burnett of Alburn, California. His Parents Ken and Carol Parrett of Hoyt, Kansas, 1 brother Kevin Parrett (Dana) of Topeka, Kansas, 3 sisters Kim Pryer (Jim) of Topeka, Kansas, Tammy Andrews (Kent) of Fort Lupton, Colorado, and Mary Currigan (Jim) of Phoenix, Arizona. As well as, 3 grandchildren Brayden, Aiden, Amayiah, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, Aunts and Uncles.

Donna Ruth Bredow

Donna Ruth Bredow

June 13, 1932 - August 09, 2020

Donna Ruth Bredow, age 88, of Wakarusa, KS passed away on Sunday August 9, 2020 at home.

Celebration of Life service will be held at Auburn Community Center, 121 W. 11 th St. Auburn, KS on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 10am.

Burial will immediately follow at the Wakarusa Cemetery, in Wakarusa, KS.

Donna was born at her childhood home near Alma, KS to Millard and Ruth (Brabb) Horne on June 13, 1932. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Topeka KS. She graduated from Alta Vista High School in Alta Vista, KS in 1950. She attended Kansas State University from 1951- 52 majoring in Home Economics, and was a member of Sigma Eta Chi Sorority, Lutheran Student Association, and Home Economics Club.

On February 23, 1952 she married William “Bill” A. Bredow in Los Angeles, CA where he was stationed in the Marine Corp. She worked at Pennant in Topeka KS for several months, and later, for nearly twenty years, as a line cook at Pauline South and Pauline Central elementary schools. For many years she was a devoted stay-at-home Mom where she helped raise their four children. They later lived in Valparaiso, Indiana (where eldest daughter, Rebecca (Heidrick), and son, Jonathan, were born), Tijeras, New Mexico (where daughter, Vikki (Noble), was born), Alma, Kansas (where youngest daughter, Stephanie (Moeller), was born), and then lived in Wakarusa, Kansas from 1965-2020.

Ronald Arthur Ewing

March 02, 1946 - August 05, 2020

Ronald (CORKY) Arthur Ewing , 74, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born in Topeka on 3-2-1946  He is survived by his beautiful wife of 52 years Diane Kay (Smith) Ewing, and his children Kim and Everett Horn, Ron and Melodie Ewing, Corki and Brian Spurgeon, Troy and Amy Ewing, and Matt and Jennifer Ewing, along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren.           
Ron was a pastor at Disciples of Faith Church for the past 23 years.  He had many passions but his family always came first.  IHOP lost a loyal customer and friend.  He will be greatly missed.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2020, at 1:00 pm for family and friends.  For details on location please reach out to his family.

Luther Warren Dunaway

Luther Warren Dunaway

June 20, 1932 - July 20, 2020

Luther Warren “Doc” Dunaway passed Peacefully in his sleep ,with his wife by his side in Topeka, July 20, 2020. He was 88.

Born the son of Luther K. Dunaway and Geneva M Wilmoth on June 20, 1932 in Edna , Ks

1950 LW graduate from Herrington high school. Went on to graduate from Kansas State University with a Degree in veterinary medicine .LW started is career treating large animal , Considering he spent most of his time growing up on the farm.

Wasn’t long before Doc opened up Brookwood animal clinic.and practiced there 23 years .

1951 L W Married Pat Morgan , they had four children together son Steve Dunaway ( Susie) Overland Park daughters terry sheik ( bill) Jan delimont (William )Oregon and Son Philip Who preceded him in death at 9 yrs old. Lw and Pat later divorced

1966 L W married Carolyn sue fink Had two sons Jeff (Tami);Topeka )and Luther Michael, ( deceased), 10 grandchildren Cory ,Kelsey ,Trent Jamie ,Kelly, Patrick ,Thomas ,River Nichole,Marshal and 13 great grand children.

Jennifer Lynn Josling

Jennifer Lynn Josling

March 6, 1979 - July 22, 2020

Jennifer (Jenny) Lynn Josling (41) of Topeka Kansas passed away suddenly at her home on July 22, 2020. Jenny was born March 6, 1979 in Topeka KS to Marie Brumley (Flynn) and was raised by the only dad she knew Billy Brumley Sr. Jenny lived in Topeka KS her whole life and was liked by everyone she came in contact with. Jenny's laugh was contagious and when she smiled it lit up a room. Jenny met her significant other years ago but only in the past year did the love take hold as she helped James (Jimbo) Belsher Jr. clear into his final days. Jenny had 5 children, she loved all 5 no matter what the situation. Jenny is survived by her children Jeannette Henry, Destany Pope,Troy Paschal Jr., Ruben Llamas, and Paul ( Anthony) Llamas II. Grandchildren Na'Riah Pope, Gina Henry, Melody Pope and soon to be 3 more to join the tribe, her brother Billy Brumley Jr., sister Julie (Steve), her mother Marie Brumley, several aunts, uncles nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that she will be dearly missed by. Jenny was proceeded in death by her father Billy Brumley Sr., sisters Jessica and Jerri (Leo), brother Michael Vance, her grandparents, and significant other James (Jimbo) Belsher Jr. 
Memorial services will be held Sunday August 2nd, 2020 at Shelter house #5 at 5pm. Everyone that knew Jennifer is welcome.
Georgia Mossman

Georgia Mossman

December 25, 1930 - June 25, 2020

Georgia Mossman, 89, passed away June 25, 2020 at her home.  She was born December 25, 1930, in St. Joseph, MO to Charles Waite and Margaret Bancroft. When she was a small child, her father married Sarah Roberts, who was Mom.

She married Frank Mossman November 11, 1954. They were married 43 years.

She was a homemaker and farmer's wife who said her three children were her treasures. She  worked as a cook at the Golden Age Retirement Center in Eskridge, Ks. She also worked at Jepson Pottery, Harveyville, KS.

Georgia is survived by her sons: Charles (Kym), Clearwater Beach, FL., Allen (Tana), Harveyville, KS, Dennis (Carol), Topeka, KS. Grandchildren: Jason (Renee), NY, Justin, Carbondale, Preston (Claire), Wichita, Suzy Rappard, Topeka, James, Eskridge, Michael (Jessica), Emporia, Melissa (Steve Evans), Topeka. Several beloved great and great great grandchildren. Sisters-in-law: Phyllis (Gary) Lyddane and Shirley Mossman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a granddaughter, Jessica Mossman.

She preferred no services and wished to be cremated.
Peggy Sue (Anderson) Lang

Peggy Sue (Anderson) Lang

Peggy Sue (Anderson) Lang, 62, passed away July 15, 2020.  She was born to Milo Gene Baldree and Nancy Bromley on July 31, 1957 in Jackson Michigan. Her family moved to Kansas where she attended schools in Lawrence, KS. She later moved to Topeka, Kansas where she birthed her daughter Shannon Miller (Travis) who survives her death. Other survivors include her sister Laurie Streit of Kansas, her brother David Rinke of Kansas, one niece of Kansas, one niece in North Carolina, and two nieces in Georgia. She has grandchildren whom she loves dearly in Topeka, Lyndon, and Oklahoma.  She spent a number of years living in Lyndon, KS and had many family members there as well along with family in Michigan and Oklahoma.  She spent a number of years living in Lyndon, KS and had many family members there as well.  She recently moved back to Topeka, KS and was starting a new journey for herself.  Preceding her in death, was her two parents Milo Gene Baldree and Nancy Bromley. As well as her sister Linda Anderson of North Carolina. She has grandchildren whom she loves dearly in Topeka, Lyndon, and Oklahoma. 

Peggy always considered her close friends her family.  Dan and Lori are 2 special friends that spent quality time with her in her final days. It was evident throughout her life that Peggy had an avid love for animals, specifically her dogs. She cared deeply for her pets and saw them as her companions.  One of the activities she enjoyed the most was reading.  She always preferred to be outdoors and when she was unable to be outside she enjoyed listening to music, sewing, and cooking.  Those of us who knew Peggy, knew she had a sweet tooth. She ended countless nights with a bowl of cake and ice cream and she was not opposed to starting her day with sweets for breakfast. She was also a free spirit and often had moments of dancing like no one was watching. Her journey has been filled with hard knocks, but God knows who his strongest fighters are and he never gives up on them.  

In her final day, of her 365 Daily Devotional, Jesus Calling the page book marked states - Keep Walking with Me along the path I have chosen for you.  Your desire to live close to Me is a delight to My heart.  I could instantly grant you the spiritual riches you desire, but that is not My way for you.  Together we will  forge a pathway up the mountain.  The journey is arduous at times, and you are weak.  Someday you will dance light-footed on the high peaks; but for now, your walk is often plodding and heavy.  All I require of you is to take the next step, clinging to My hand for strength and direction.  Though the path is difficult and the scenery dull at the moment, there are sparkling surprises just around the bend.  Stay on the path I have selected for you.  It is truly the path of Life.  

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. -Psalm 16:11 NKJV

In honoring Peggy’s request a cremation took place and was handled by Angels Above Cremation Services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands Humane Society of Topeka, KS or Valeo Foundation in Topeka, KS.

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