Carlotta Jean Dennis Wilson

May 30, 1951 - December 16, 2020

Carlotta Jean Dennis Wilson 5/30/1951-12/16/2020

Born to Carl J Dennis and OraMae Dennis both deceased

Survived by her companion of 26 years, Kenneth Sands.

Also surviving is her only son, her pride and joy, Carl (Jay) Robertson

One brother David L Dennis (Sherry)
Sisters, Naomi Clifton (Virgil) and Louise Callarman (Orien), deceased)

Five nephews and 2 nieces who cherished their aunt. We also can’t forget her 2 pups, Sassy and Katie that she lived fiercely. 

Carlotta worked at several places including Topeka Tent and Awning and Payless Shoe Source.

A Celebration of Life will be at a later date.

Tara Shay Barnes

January 25, 1973 - December 25, 2020

In loving memory of Tara, we are saddened to announce her passing to the above on Christmas morning, 2020, after bravely fighting daily with longtime illnesses.

Tara graduated from Silver Lake High school and attended Kansas State University before joining the Aviva company as an annuity consultant.

Throughout her life she loved her pets and animals. Her horse, cats, and most of all her dachshunds and German Shepherd. They never failed to have her love and tender care.

Her most joyous times were spent on the rivers of Missouri, camping, floating and kayaking with family and friends. She loved K State sports, the KC Royals, the KC Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes.
Tara is survived by her mother Janell (Jim) Parry, Maple hill, father Dennis (Susan) Barnes, Topeka, brother Doug (Wendy) Barnes, San Antonio, TX, significant other Judd Rokey, Topeka, aunt and uncle Mike and Luann Miller, Concordia, aunt Theodessa Mamoth, Andover, nephews Isaac and Caleb Barnes and niece Savannah Barnes, San Antonio, TX, cousins Jason Miller, Portland OR, Garrett Miller, Olathe, Jennifer Torgerson, Andover, and Jeff Saffer, Los Angeles, CA, and her loyal dachshund, Charly.

Never complaining about the health problems she endured throughout half her life, Tara was the epitome of courage. She will be dearly missed.

RIP Tara....we love you.
Robert Donahue

Robert Donahue

August 22, 1941 - December 23,2020

Robert “Bob” Donahue, 79, Silver Lake, passed away Dec. 23, 2020. He was born to Mike and Alice Donahue on Aug. 22, 1941. 
He graduated from Hoyt High School in 1959. After high school, he  served in the Army. Afterwards, he worked at Dupont/Flexel/UCB for 30+ years. Bob was united in marriage to Mary Winter on Dec. 22, 1962.
He loved playing sports and later on watching them, especially the KC Chiefs and Royals. His pastimes were hunting, fishing, gardening, and playing cards. He didn’t know a stranger and everyone who knew him would know how he loved to talk. 
Survivors include his wife, Mary, daughters, Lori DeVorss (Wally), Linda Wichman (Mike), and Lisa Conus (Casey). He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and a sister Sandra Rickel (Jim). He was preceded in death by his son Steven Donahue. 
A celebration of life will be held Jan. 23, 2021 from 4-7PM at the American Legion North Topeka Post 400 3029 US-24, Topeka, KS. 
Memorial contributions may be made out to the Silver Lake Fire Department P.O. box 87, Silver Lake, KS 66539.
Homer Jobes

Homer Jobes

August 17,1944 - December 21,2020

Homer "Buzz" Jobes- Passed away Monday December 21,2020 at his home from Renal Cell Carcinoma.
He was born August 17,1944 to William Jobes and Violet Moffit in Moundsville West Virginia. He was preceded in death by his father William and mother violet and sister Starr Savo.
He survived by his sister Marsha Wassum of Moundsville West Virginia, His beloved wife of 40 years Mary Jobes they married may 13,1980. He has 3 children , Melissa Wetterau of Orlando Florida age 45, Spencer Allen of Topeka Kansas age 42, Melissa Jobes of Topeka Kansas age 40. He has 12 Grandchildren, Alexis Hollenbeck, Christopher Hollenbeck, Marissa Wetterau, Thomas Wetterau, Austin Wetterau, Aaron Ryan, Adysson Cobuluis,  Ashton Allen,  Azra Cobuluis,  Makenzie Allen, Carter Allen, Cooper Allen; 3 Great grandchildren, Martavion Vaughn, Montavion Vaughn, Ma'Kiyah Vaughn.
Dixon J Vincent

Dixon J Vincent

March 20, 1960 - December 20, 2020 

Dixon J Vincent, aka John Vincent, of Topeka, Kansas passed away in the early morning on December 20, 2020 at Hospice Midland Care of Topeka. He was born in Topeka on March 20, 1960 to parents Dixon J Vincent of Grand Junction, CO and Joyce M Lake of Topeka, KS, both deceased.

Dixon was a Seaman High School graduate. He joined the army and was stationed in Germany. He worked at M. Katch, and Company, now Langley Recycling, for several years. He went on to obtain his CDL License and worked for Meier’s Ready Mix as a dump truck and cement mixer driver.

Stephen M. Byers

Stephen M. Byers

February 13, 1950 - December 09, 2020 

Stephen M. (Steve) Byers passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at Stormont Vail Regional Medical Center.  He was born February 13, 1950, to Donald L. and Mary Jane (Janie) Byers.  

Steve attended high school in Topeka and Little Rock Arkansas before being drafted where he served 2 terms in the Vietnam War with the 101st Airborne (Screaming Eagles) and received the Bronze Star for his service.  

Steve loved the outdoors, especially fishing, where he spent many a day and evening at nearby lakes with his brother-in-law Jerry.  He loved a good fish fry with all the fixings and was a great all around chef.  He enjoyed sitting around visiting and sharing stories with family and friends.  Steve never met a stranger and will be fondly remembered by the many patrons met while operating a vegetable stand for several years in southwest Topeka.

Matthew Ryan Poore

Matthew Ryan Poore

December 30, 1985 - November 26, 2020 

Matthew Ryan Poore passed away on November 26th, 2020 at his parents home during the night. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on December 30th, 1985 to Darlene Regnier and Phil G. Poore. Matthew is survived by his mother, father and older brother Philip J Poore of Topeka, Kansas.
There will be no services at this time, instead Matthew will be cremated with a spreading of ashes for friends and family at a later date.
Matthew had an extraordinary kindness towards animals. Memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands Humane Society, 5720 SW 21st St, Topeka, KS 66604.
Greg Kevin Villegas

Greg Kevin Villegas

May 29, 1975 - November 22, 2020 

Greg Kevin Villegas passed away peacefully on November 22, 2020 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on May 29, 1975 to Jesse and Angela (Barranco) Villegas. He attended Our Lady of Guadalupe, then went on to graduate from Hayden High School.

In his young life, he worked at Payless Shoe Source and Goodyear Tire & Rubber. He then went on to pursue his career as an operator at Frito Lay, Inc. in Topeka, Kansas.

Greg is survived by his twin sons Anthony and Adrian Ramirez-Villegas, his partner Jenny Valdivia (daughter Raymie), his mother Angie, his sisters Jennifer Villegas-Foy (Clifton) and Amie Alvarado (George), his brother Jesse Villegas (Lora) and his nieces and nephews Trey, Carmelo, Dorothea, Antonio, Natalia and Alicia.

Robert Joe Blede

July 13, 1947 - November 30, 2020 

Joe Blede, 73, of Carbondale, Kansas passed away peacefully at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kansas Monday evening, November 30, 2020. Memorial Services will be held at a later date due to COVID-19. 

Robert Joe Blede was born July 13, 1947 in North Platte, Nebraska, the youngest child of Harlan Edgar and Della B. (Lewis) Blede. He was named after his uncle Joe George Lewis. As a young child, Joe lived in Brady, Nebraska and helped at the Blede homestead in Brady. When Joe was eight years old, he moved with his parents, brother, and sister to a farm near Overbrook, Kansas in 1955. Joe helped with his daily farm chores and attended school in Overbook, graduating from Overbrook High School with the Class of 1965.

After graduation, Joe enlisted in the United States Navy on May 10, 1966, serving as an E-5 until February 15, 1970. After returning from the service, Joe attended Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, Kansas, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business in 1974. Joe then returned to the service, serving in the Army National Guard as an E-5 from August 10, 1976 to July 21, 1978. He then transferred to the Kansas Air National Guard and retired as an E-7 on August 9, 1992. While in the Air National Guard, Joe served in security and as a customs inspector in Topeka with the 190 the Air Refueling Wing, also known as the “Kansas Coyotes.” His nickname was “G.I. Joe.” He was very proud to have served as an E-5 in three different branches of the United States Military.

Joe married Karen Ranee (Vail) Gleason on July 12, 1990 at the Pomona Lake Dam Outlook in Vassar, Kansas. Joe was a farmer and enjoyed watching the many deer and coyotes on his property. He was especially proud of his many John Deere tractors over the years. Joe also enjoyed driving his 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T, playing the lottery, and going to the casino. He was notorious among his family for his good luck. Those who truly knew Joe knew he was a very giving person. Joe had lived in Carbondale for 35 plus years.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Harlan and Della Blede; brother, Harlan Lewis Blede; and sister Catherine Lou (Blede) Turner.

Joe is survived by Karen Blede; step-son Kirk Gleason of Neodesha, KS; two nieces, Lisa (Blede) Dye of Overland Park, KS and Ann (Turner) O’Brien of Burnsville, NC; two nephews, Mike Blede of Raymore, MO and Greg Turner of Gainesville, FL; as well as six cousins.

Joe will be cremated and a private burial will be held at the Washington Creek Cemetery in Douglas County, Kansas next to his parents, brother, and sister.

Carolyn Roberta Strawbridge

Carolyn Roberta Strawbridge

October 05, 1948 - November 29, 2020 

Carolyn Roberta Strawbridge (nee Deloach) passed away on November 29, 2020 in Topeka, Kansas. Carolyn was born in Miami, Florida to Felix and Marion Deloach on October 5, 1948, and spent her childhood in Savannah, Georgia.

Carolyn celebrated 43 years of marriage to Evan Strawbridge, and they called home to many places around the world before retiring in Kansas. She was a devoted mother to Sheree, who cherished her protective maternal love that passed through the generations from Carolyn’s mother on to granddaughter Katherine.

Carolyn also had a distinguished 32 year career in the Army civil service where she was highly respected in every duty station she worked. After her retirement, Carolyn and Evan enjoyed traveling the country in their RV. Carolyn was most known to family, friends, and colleagues for her kindness, loyalty, generosity, and warm smile. She will be dearly missed.

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