Manual M. Magallanes

Manual M. Magallanes

August 04, 1931 - November 05, 2020

Manual M. Magallanes, 89, left us on November 5, 2020, with his family by his side in Topeka, Ks.

Manual was born on August 4, 1931 to Cruz and Maria del Socorro Magallanes.  He spent most of his life in Emporia, Ks. where he met Dora at a local church.  They were married for 39 years. He retired as a meat slaughter at IBP/Tyson in Emporia, Ks.

Mr. Magallanes is survived by his wife, Dora Elia; 4 sons, Rual, Cruz (deceased), Roberto, and Solomon;  2 daughters and their spouses, William and Rosamaria Edwards, Corey and Rebecca Sparkman; and 6 grandchildren, Mikayla, Brannaugh, Aaedyn, Aria, Scarlett, and Katalina.

His interests included family, gardening, reading, watching baseball and boxing.  He devoted much of his time taking care of and being care for by his wife. He always loved to see his family especially his grandchildren. 

Manual was a devoted father, husband, brother, son, and friend. He loved to share his stories to anyone who would  listen. He will forever be in our hearts. The heavens gained
an angel and the dark nights gained a bright star.

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Marilyn Sue Roberts

Marilyn Sue Roberts

June 12, 1947 - October 12, 2020

Marilyn Sue Atchison-Roberts, 73 of Burlingame, KS gained her angel wings on October 12, 2020 at her home. She was born June 12, 1947 in Osage City KS. The daughter of Charles E. Atchison and Ila Geraldine Mundy-Atchison. She grew up in the Burlingame community and attended Burlingame schools. Furthered her education into the nursing field for over 30 years. Starting her career at the opening of the Burlingame Nursing Home in 1972, onto Rolling Hills and ending her career at Lexington Park Assisted Living. She Married Kenneth Eugene Roberts on June 10, 1966 in Scranton, KS he survives. Other survivers include, four children two sons, Glen(Belinda) Roberts and David Roberts both of Topeka, KS, and two daughters, Lori Roberts of Topeka, KS and Sherry(Brian) Hall of Berryton, KS, 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, a sister Sherry(Bill) Roberts of Osage City, 2 brothers Tug(Darlene) Atchison Jr and Dean Atchison both of Burlingame, KS, and numerous neices and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson Jaycob Mulanax, and two Brothers Timmy Atchison and Jeff Atchison. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday November 14, 2020 at 11:00am at the Federated Church in Burlingame, KS internment will be held at a later date. Cards and flowers may be sent to 431 W Seward Ave Burlingame, KS 66413 or to the church the day of service.

Daniel Wade Vertner

Daniel Wade Vertner

December 17, 1964 - November 02, 2020

Daniel Wade Vertner died November 2, 2020 at a Topeka hospital. Dan was born December 17, 1964 in Salina Kansas, son of Ralph and Norma Vertner. He is survived by his sister Susan Ashburn of Lawrence, Pam Purdum of Emporia, nephew Nick Ashburn of Philadelphia, great nephew Benjamin Ashburn-Kellerman of Philadelphia and his beloved dog Baby.

Dan graduated Emporia High School. Dan knew no stranger. He loved talking to people and was loved by all who knew him. Dan had many hurdles in life from a life altering accident when he was a child. Dan was always positive and never complained. He was an avid sports fanatic. He loved his Jayhawks, Royals and Chiefs.

Carol Louise Lyle

Carol Louise Lyle

October 22, 1938 - October 26, 2020

Carol Louise Lyle of Ulysses, Kansas was accepted into God’s loving arms on October 26, 2020. She had just celebrated her 82nd birthday while residing at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan, Kansas.

Carol was the 4th daughter of Leslie and Opal (Strode) Walker of Weskan, Kansas. She was born on October 22, 1938 on the family farm north of Ulysses. She graduated from Weskan High School in 1956 with many lifelong friends. During her senior year in high school, Carol met Ewing Lyle of Ulysses, and after attending 1 year at Fort Hays State University, they married on June 16, 1957. Their married life together began with a move to Bonners Ferry, Idaho where they also started their family. Penny Jo, Daniel Dean, and Kevin Keith were born there. In November of 1960, Carol and Ewing with the 3 kids in tow, moved to the family farm in Ulysses where their family continued to grow with the birth of Lyn Leslie and Joan Louise. The family farm  grew and developed with many innovative ideas, eventually leading to the creation of Sky Copters, a helicopter service. This venture took Carol on a different path in life as she earned her CDL and learned the art of mixing and filling the helicopter flown by Dan. After the end of her marriage to Ewing, Carol and Dan traveled to many different places and met many people who fondly referred to her as “Mom”. Carol’s sense of humor, humbleness and caring personality touched many lives from around the world. Carol loved to attend church at the First Baptist Church in Ulysses celebrating the love of God with her fellow church members, and where she was a longtime member. Carol held her family very close to her heart. She loved having family gatherings at the family farm.  Yet another love of Carol´s was cooking, and she was well known and appreciated for her chicken noodle soup, peanut clusters, and cinnamon rolls that she was more than willing to share with anyone that needed a little special attention. Quilting was a hobby she found time for later in life, and finished her last quilt a few days before her passing. 

David Chris Dammann

David Chris Dammann

November 14, 1964 - October 09, 2020

David Chris Dammann, son of James and Wanita (Wendland) Dammann was born November 14, 1964 in Wichita, KS. He passed away peacefully on October 9, 2020 in Topeka, KS at Midland Care Hospice two days after a massive stroke.  He attended Topeka Lutheran School and graduated from Topeka West High School in 1983. He studied auto mechanics at VOTECH and worked as a mechanic and in auto body repair. He was a kitchen manager at the local Golden Corral for several years.

He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his mother, Wanita Dammann, brother Daryl (Cynthia) Dammann, sister Wanda (Mike) Droge, nieces Amy Humbert and Nicole Schwartz and nephews Matt Dammann and Brandon Droge.

His greatest enjoyment was watching NASCAR and hanging out with friends at Jeremiah Bullfrogs talking about classic cars.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in David’s memory to Midland Hospice 200 SW Frazier Cir. Topeka, KS 66606 or Topeka Lutheran School, 700 SW Roosevelt, Topeka, KS 66606.

Janice Kay Travis

October 16, 1941 - October 06, 2020

Janice Kay (Larson) (Craig) Travis passed away peacefully on October 6, 2020 surrounded by family. She was born on October 16, 1941 in Concordia to Albert “A.J.” and Maxine (Laflen) Larson.

She was raised in the Concordia area. She had a child when she was young, Laura Faye. She then married Robert “Bob” Craig in Salina and from this union they were blessed with three children, Rance Arthur, Glenda Sue and Sharyl Lynn. Later in life she married Donald “Don” Travis.

Connie Jean Watts

Connie Jean Watts

June 20, 1959 - September 24, 2020

Connie Jean Watts, 61, of Topeka, passed away September 24, 2020. 

A beloved wife of 41 years, her family meant everything to her.  Connie was a caregiver, kind, generous, loved to cook and had a great sense of humor.  She enjoyed camping and motorcycle riding in her younger years, and she was an animal lover and avid gambler. 

Connie is survived by her husband, Marvin Watts; her children, Warren Watts, Jeremy (Stephanie) Watts, and Kelsey Watts; and her grandchildren, Jacob, Kayla, Frannie, Charles and Avalee all of Topeka, Kansas. 

A small graveside service will be held in her honor on October 17, 2020 at 10am at Twin Mounds Cemetary, Overbrook, Kansas.

Patricia "Joan" Long

Patricia "Joan" Long

November 21, 1940 - October 04, 2020

Patricia “Joan” Long, age 79, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at her home in Topeka, Kansas surrounded by family.

Friends and family will meet from 10-11am and services will be held at 11 on Monday October 12, 2020 at Fellowship Bible Church in Topeka, Kansas.

Joan was born in Gove, Kansas to Harvey and Pauline Anderson on November 21, 1940. She was a long term resident of Overbrook, Kansas before moving to Topeka. She was currently employed as a paraeducator at Washburn Rural High School. Joan enjoyed spending time with her family, square dancing, and gardening.
Donna Lisa Villalobos

Donna Lisa Villalobos

July 19, 1967 - September 25, 2020

Donna Lisa Villalobos, 53, passed away on September 25, 2020, in Topeka. She was born July 19, 1967 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Don and Grace Villalobos. She graduated from Topeka High school in 1985. She attended Washburn University. Donna worked for several local employers before she began her career with the railroad. First with BNSF Railroad in Topeka then with CSX Railroad in Jacksonville, Florida. After 20 years with the Railroad Donna was forced to leave her job due to health issues. Donna made so many great friends through her work and while living in Florida. She was so sweet, kind and generous to everyone she met. Always so positive even during the toughest of times. Donna loved gathering with friends, family reunions, dining out, collecting and sharing recipes, playing board games and shopping online. Donna never had children of her own but really loved kids. Often showering the neighborhood children with gifts and treats on birthdays and holidays.

Todd R. Swenson

Todd R. Swenson

August 21, 1966 - September 28, 2020

Todd R. Swenson passed away Sept. 28, 2020 in Salina, KS at the age of 54. He was born August 21, 1966 in Minneapolis, MN. He is survived by his siblings: Mark Swenson, Dauna Swenson Howerton, Sara Anderson, Amy Arce, and his many nieces and nephews. Preceeded in death by his parents: Daune and Marjorie Swenson and brother Bruce Swenson. Todd spent most of his adult life as a construction worker. His charm and wit touched many lives. Cremation was chosen, the memorial service will be at a future date. Please direct memorial contributions in his name towards the Central Kansas Foundation 677 E. Elm St. Salina, KS. 67401 Attn: Loni Pruitt in gratitude for their many years of help and support they provided our brother.

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