Roberta Mae (Troughton) Miller

Roberta Mae (Troughton) Miller

August 20, 1931 - April 16, 2022

Our mom, Roberta Mae (Troughton) Miller, known affectionately as “Bert” passed peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2022 in Topeka, KS. She was the only daughter of Thomas Donald Sr. and Mildred Blanche (Bontrager) that celebrated her birth August 20, 1931 in Wetmore, KS.  She was raised on a farm along with her brother Thomas Donald Jr and step brother LeRoy McKeever. She loved growing up on the farm with her prized 4-H pigs and cows. She graduated from Wetmore High School in 1948 and was proud to be a Wetmore Cardinal.

She was in awe of our dad Jack Miller from the big city of Holton, KS. She spoke often about him being a superb skater at the roller rink and a WWII sailor. They married September 3, 1950 and started their family in Holton, KS on a farm that is now the location of Holton Community hospital. Together they raised 4 children, Jackie (Diane), Pamela (Robert) Wood, David (Tamara), and Sherri (Kevin) Clark. While living in Holton she worked at Cooper’s Drug Store, Slimmer’s Dress factory, and was a telephone operator for Bell telephone.

Jack and Roberta moved their family to Topeka, KS in 1963. She worked nights as a telephone operator at St. Vail Hospital while attending Stewarts Beauty School. After graduating from Stewart’s she opened Bert’s Northland Beauty Salon at Northland Shopping center and also later at her home. She and Jack owned and operated Miller’s Northland Standard in the same shopping center. They later divorced.

Carol A. Kincade

Carol A. Kincade

June 14, 1947 - April 14, 2022

Carol A. Kincade, age 74, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka. She was born June 14, 1947, in Clay Center to Betty (Sortor) and Wilford “Jeep” Eustice. Carol was a 1965 graduate of Topeka High School. She married Ron Webb, Sr. in 1967. They had four children and were later divorced. She married Kurt Kincade in 1982. They were also later divorced. Carol worked for Scotch Fabric Care in Topeka for over 30 years. She started out as a clerk and eventually became the Bookkeeper. She was the matriarch of her family, all whom she clearly loved and devoted her life to. She enjoyed people and adored various wind chimes as well as her beloved pets over the years. She is preceded in death by both her parents, her son, Chris Webb, and a Great-Grandson, Christiaan Shaw. Carol is survived by her sister, Beverly (Kenneth) Barton of Perry, KS; Son, Ron (Renee) Webb, Jr. of Saginaw, TX, Daughter, Deana (Terry Johnson) Webb of Topeka, KS, Son, Tim (Sherry) Webb of Topeka, KS, 20 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Carol “Nana” will be greatly missed by many. There will be a Celebration of Life held in Carol’s honor over Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 28th, 2022, at Central Park Christian Church, 1535 SW Clay St, Topeka, KS 66604. The celebration will be held from Noon-4pm.

 

Creath Kimberly Fleskes

Creath Kimberly Fleskes

March 11, 1951 - March 12, 2022

Creath Kimberly Fleskes, 71, Auburn, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2022. A proud California native, Creath was born in Palo Alto on March 11, 1951. Creath was a graduate of Topeka West High school in 1969 after a move to Topeka from Wichita, KS where she attended Wichita North High School. Creath attended the University of Kansas for 1 year before being given the opportunity to live abroad in Spain. She returned to Topeka to start her family before moving to Oregon. The Pacific Northwest quickly had her heart. She was a true environmentalist, lover of nature and wildlife; instilling this love and respect in her daughters. She was the happiest when exploring and wandering the beautiful, pristine Oregon Coast, and hiking the National Forests. Creath was a devoted daughter to her parents who precede her in death, Claude Creath Moore (2003) and Betty Jane Moore (2020,) where the better part of the last 20 years she provided home care for her parents. Creath is survived by her two daughters, Kimberly Dobson (Jay) in California; Hilary Creath Edwards (Tyler) in Colorado; sister, Susan Jonette Fleskes (Mickey) in Oregon. She also leaves behind two grandchildren, Thomas Dobson and Emily Dobson; as well as a niece, Jenna Marie Jacobson and her children, Brady, Sawyer, and Dylan; a nephew, Justin Michael Fleskes (Mia) and their son, Summit. Creath aspired to make a positive impact on the planet with her conservation efforts and beliefs to protect the environment and wildlife. Services will be held in July along the Oregon Coast. In lieu of flowers or cards, contributions may be made to WWF/World Wide Fund for Nature (worldwildlife.org), the ASPCA (aspca.org), or the Ocean Conservancy (donate.oceancoservancy.org) all to which she loyally contributed.

Christon Shughart

Christon Shughart

June 02, 1974 - March 31, 2022

Christon Shughart, 47, of Topeka passed away on March 31st, 2022. She was born June 2nd, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois.

She worked many cleaning jobs throughout her life. She would complain but she actually loved doing it until she could no longer work due to health complications.

She spent her last few years in a nursing home with her husband. She enjoyed visits from her family. She always looked forward to game nights with her friends. Most of all, she loved visits from Harley and Scooby, her "fur babies", as she called them. She showed them off to everyone she met. She was loving and kind. As her friends called her "a little spit fire".

Survivors includes her husband, Manuel Shughart; two daughters, Chelsea Shughart, Lindsey Shughart; Brother-in-law, Mike Shughart; four nephews, Michael Shughart, Corey Shughart, Aaron Shughart, Brandon Shughart, nieces and many beloved friends.

A Celebration of Life for Christon will be held at a later date as the family wants to take the time to mourn.

 

Joey Raymond Whitt

Joey Raymond Whitt

April 04, 1944 - April 07, 2022

Joey Raymond Whitt 78 of Topeka Ks, passed away in his home on April 7 2022, Joey was born on April 4, 1944 in Brooks West Virginia to Wallace and Maudie Whitt, Joey was one of twelve children.  Joey served in the United States Army was a tanker and expert marksman during the Korean war.  Joey received an honorable discharge in September of 1970. He was stationed in Fort Riley after returning to the states this is where he met and married Linda Stewart the couple having three children.  Joey and Linda were later divorced, and Joey married Deborah Whiteman, Joey and Deborah had one child together. 

Joey is survived by three of his children: Dale Whitt of San Antonio, Texas, Bobbie Jo Kramm (Nathaniel) of Wamego, and Jodi Whitt of Topeka, 7 grandchildren, 3 Sisters, Pearl, Jeanette, Phyllis, 2 brothers Jimmy and Jerry and many close friends and extended family members.   

He is preceded in death by both of his parents, a son and best friend Mark Whitt (2021), and 6 siblings Magalene, Nathan, Ray, Ralph, David, and Taz.  

Joey served as a Steward for the local Teamsters 696 Union in Topeka and was a cement truck driver for many years.  Joey was known by many for his ability to fix any vehicle, after retiring from the union he spent his time fixing up and selling vehicles.  There wasn’t a problem he couldn’t solve when it came to an engine large or small.  Joey looked forward to every April/May when the crappie would spawn at Tuttle Creek Lake where he had a secret fishing spot out at “Johnnie's cabin” one of his good friends' places on the lake. Joey loved to travel to Colorado and spent many family vacations in the mountains. Joey could be very ornery and if you were close to him, you likely became a recipient of his pranks, he loved to make people laugh.  He was a great Dad, Grandpa and friend and will be missed by many.  

Family will celebrate the life of Joey Whitt at a graveside service on August 13, 2022 at 2pm at The St. George cemetery.    

David F. Lynch

June 18, 1956 - March 23, 2022

David F. Lynch was born  June 18, 1956 to George & Julia Lynch in Topeka, Ks. Both parents preceded him in death. He passed away on March 23,2022 in Topeka, Ks. A brother, Michael D. Lynch , Tallahassee, Fl. preceded him in death. He is survived by sisters, Kathi (lynch) Baenig, Topeka & Karyn (Lynch) George), Manassas, Va. He was a 74 graduate of Salina High School, attended K State,  Ks. Vocational Technical, & Ks College of Technology . He was employed by Texas Instruments, K U Medical Center, & Luce Press  Clippings. He’s been cremated with services TBD at a later date. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society in his name.

Mary Stinson/Blake

June 09, 1951 - February 28, 2022
 
Mary Stinson/Blake age 70 from Parsons Ks born 06/09/51 who lived in Topeka ks with her Granddaughter Breanna Blake and 3 great grandkids Aubrianna Walter's, Ka'Vion Blake, Kyaire Walter's died 02/28/2022 she was the daughter of Dolly Stinsonand General Smith. Has 2 brothers Bob and Michael white who has also passed and her Sister Gayle Stinson who still survives in Parsons ks she loved her very much. She has 3 children, Staci Blake who is deceased Thomas Blake from parsons and Ashley Blake from Parsons. And  grandkids Alicia Mulay Michael Blake, McKenna Blake, Kaden Blake. She loved her family was happy loved to paint and do crafts also worked threw medical field. You can contact the son daughter or Granddaughter to get details of services that will be held for her. Momma I was your angel and now your Mine, love Ashley. R.I.P Momma/Nana
 
Lester W. Cooley

Lester W. Cooley

October 15, 1956 - March 31, 2022

Lester W. Cooley, 65, of White City, KS passed away on March 31, 2022 at Ascension Via Christi in Manhattan KS from his medical issues. He made his home in White City KS with his wife Karen Cooley for 21 years. Lester was a machinist and drilling rig worker before starting his career as an electrician. Lester worked for various companies before his medical retirement in August 2016 from Faith Technologies.

During his career he and Karen traveled around the United States for his work and lived in many states. He was a hard worker and did everything to the best of his ability. In his spare time, Lester was an avid fisherman and hunter. His favorite thing in the world was to throw a line with a lure, bobber, liver or worm in the water. He enjoyed hunting rabbits, squirrels, turkey and deer. He was a devoted family man who dearly loved his children, grand children and great grand children along with cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and extended family. They blended their families and made a wonderful life together.

Lester is survived by his wife Karen of the home, daughters Missy (Frank) Blakley, Mandy (Cory) Metsker, sons Brandon (Jaclyn) Cooley, Joe (Heather) Cooley and Robert (Brandy) Bartron along with 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Lester is also survived by his mother Marilyn, sister Charlotte (Malcom) and a host of friends and family. He was preceded in death by his father Charles Edward Cooley. He will be greatly missed and always loved.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Donate / KDWP Info / KDWP - KDWP (ksoutdoors.com).

A memorial service will be held on May 7th in the fellowship hall of the United Methodist Church, 204 W. Mackenzie Street White City, KS 66872 from 1-4pm.

Deanna Dee Herrin (Mumma)

Deanna Dee Herrin (Mumma)

January 31, 1939 - March 16, 2022

Deanna Dee Herrin (Mumma), 82, passed away March 16, 2022 at Kelly House South in Meriden, Kansas. She was born January 31, 1939, in Norton, Kansas to Olen Dee and Juanita Foland Mumma. She was the third of seven children.

After her father returned home (WWII), the family moved from Norton County to Topeka. Deanna graduated from Highland Park High School in 1957. After graduation, she worked at businesses including Hallmark, Frito Lay and Montgomery Wards.

In June 1970, Deanna married Gary W. Herrin who was stationed at Forbes AIr Force Base (AFB).  She then enjoyed life as a military spouse, stationed with her husband and growing family at Yokota AFB in Japan; Fairchild AFB in Washington; Lackland AFB in Texas; Tinker AFB in Oklahoma, and Keesler AFB in Mississippi.  During this time, she volunteered, worked retail (Base Exchanges) and poured her heart into beautifying her yard, winning yard of the month multiple times.

When Gary retired in 1995, she and Gary moved to San Antonio, Texas.  In 2006, after Gary’s death, she returned to Topeka.  She loved to sew, craft, garden and complete DIY projects around the house.

Deanna was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two sisters, Beverly Badger and Carla Epling. 

Greg Allen Ketron

Greg Allen Ketron

January 11, 1960 - March 24, 2022
 
Greg Allen Ketron, 62, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2022 and is now riding his beloved Harley on the streets of Heaven. He was a son, father, brother, uncle, great uncle and grandfather. Greg spent his days using his unmatched artistic abilities to make beautiful artwork that his family will forever treasure. He never met a person he couldn’t make laugh and was always the life of the party. He was a floor layer by trade and worked for Gardners Floor Covering, Hall Floor Covering and Ketron Flooring prior to retirement. For 12 years he fought various types of cancer and fought until the very end. He is proceeded in death by his mother, Ula Ketron. He is survived by his father, Gene (Debbie) Ketron, brothers Heath (Christy) Ketron, Danny (Gayla) Ketron, longtime partner Crystal Scott, Topeka, his daughter and son-in-law, Shandra and Ryan Baker, his 3 grandsons, Ohio, step-daughter Misty (Stephen) Scheele, Topeka, and two step grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. 
 
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. 

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