Rocky Dana Smith

Rocky Dana Smith

February 27, 1952 - May 28, 2023

Born in Topeka Kansas, Rocky met his wife, son, parents and brothers at heavens gates May 28th 2023. He is survived by daughters Renee (Dalton) and Nicole (Rocky) and grandchildren Hunter, and Aleya. Rocky was a man many gifts, most of all his heart. He will be truly missed by many.

Timothy Aaron Harris

June 07, 1968 - May 23, 2023
Timothy Aaron Harris, born June 7, 1968 passed away May 23, 2023. He was proceeded in death by his father, Aaron Harris, his brother, Daniel Harris. He is survived by his mother, Bonnie Harris Abilene , Kansas, sister, Patricia Gaston (Patrick), Fairbanks, Alaska, Sharon Harter (David) Topeka, Kansas four nieces, one nephew, lots of great nieces and nephews. There will be a celebration of life June 10 at 2 PM at Browns Park.
Earlene Louise Hagenmaier

Earlene Louise Hagenmaier

November 07, 1945 - May 22, 2023

Earlene Louise Hagenmaier of Topeka, age 77 passed away Monday May 22, 2023.

Earlene was born November 7, 1945 in Manhattan Kansas, the daughter of Earl Henry and Bernice Louise (Bergstrom) Hagenmaier. She graduated from Blue Valley Randolph in 1963.

On December 13, 1964, she married George Larry Wiecken. He preceded her in death.

Earlene retired from the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. She also worked as an Avon Sales Representative.

 Earlene’s greatest priority was her family. In her free time, she enjoyed playing bingo and tending to her flowers. She followed in her mother’s talent and passion with an amazing green thumb and taking care of her many kitties.

She is survived by her brother, Frank Hagenmaier of Randolph; her daughter, Mary Jane Ewing of Topeka; her son George Wiecken and wife Nikki of Holton; seven grandchildren, Joshua Ewing, Tyler Ewing (Tabitha), William Bach (Samantha Weinkauf), Kaylee Ewing (Chris Patterson), Ian Steele, Jessica Foxhoven (Jeremy), George Wiecken; eleven great grandchildren, and one great great grandson.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents Earl Henry and Bernice Louise Hagenmaier; her brother William F Hagenmaier; Daughter in law Marita Hagenmaier; Nephew John Sutton; and two great grandchildren, Jerimiah R Steele and Tanner P Steele.

Linda Sue Steffe

Linda Sue Steffe

December 26, 1955 - May 23, 2023
Linda Sue Steffe, 67, of Topeka Kansas, passed away on May 23, 2023 at Midland Hospice Care Home in Topeka.  Linda lost a hard fought 6 year battle with metastatic colon cancer.
She was born on December 26, 1955 to David Neale Steffe and Joyce Karen Steffe (Larsen) in Sioux City , IA.  Linda was the oldest sister to Kathleen and Steven.
She graduated in 1974 from Arnolds Park High School in Arnolds Park, IA. Linda attended Buena Vista College in Storm Lake IA for two years before marrying Fred Schmidt Jr.. in Milford, IA.  They were married for 9 years before subsequently divorcing.  After their divorce Linda moved to Sioux City IA  and began to work for Great Western Casualty Insurance Co.  she was transferred to their Boise, Idaho office and lived there for several years.  While living in Boise, she finished her college degree obtaining two Bachelor of Science degrees.  She then moved to Topeka KS  to be closer to family.  Linda obtained a teaching degree at Emporia State College and began her lifelong teaching career.  She was substitute teaching in the Topeka 501 school district just a few weeks before her death.
Teaching took Linda to several states including Alaska and South Dakota.  She taught at Savoonga, AK on the St. Lawrence Island in the North Pacific Ocean, at Arctic Village in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and at Fort Yukon to name a few.  She would fly in on a bush plane to these remote villages with a couple of suitcases and a few boxes of provisions.  When she needed to stock back up, she would fly to Nome or Fairbanks.  Once during a trip to Nome, she watched the famous Alaskan Iditarod Race finish.  She also taught on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and spent a few summers working in Yellowstone National Park when school was closed.

Marion “Pete” Jackson Barrow

July 15, 1935 - May 14, 2023

Marion “Pete” Jackson Barrow, age 87, passed away May 14th, 2023 in Holton, Kansas. He was born on July 15th, 1935 the son of Charles and Edith (Coleman) Barrow.
Private graveside services will be held at a later date at the Denison Cemetery.

Patricia A. Vinning

Patricia A. Vinning

September 23, 1935 - May 16, 2023 

Patricia “Pat” A. (Kaberline) Vinning, age 87, of Topeka, KS passed away at The House at Midland Care on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, surrounded by her two sons and daughter-in-law. 

She was born the daughter of John and Catherine (Burghart) Kaberline on September 23, 1935, in Topeka, KS. 

Survivors include her two sons, Tom Vinning and his wife Debbie whom she resided with the past few years of her life and Dan Vinning, Kingsland, GA; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers Edward Kaberline, Richard Kaberline and his wife Marian. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Tony Vinning; daughter, Jo Ann Vinning; siblings, Mary Jacobs, George Kaberline, John Kaberline, Lydia Porubsky, and Bill Kaberline. 

Pat graduated from Hayden High School.  She had several jobs, but her last employment was with Porubsky’s Grocery Store before retiring.  She enjoyed gardening, flowers and feeding the birds. 

Per her wishes, she was cremated.  Interment will be private, at a later date, at Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Topeka. 

Memorial contributions can be made in Pat’s memory to Sacred Heart/St. Joseph Parish; Cotton O’Neil Cancer Center; or Midland Care. 

Linda Kay Morgan

Linda Kay Morgan

October 26, 1949 - May 07, 2023
Linda Kay Morgan, age 73, passed away at her home in Topeka, Kansas on May 7, 2023 after a long battle with cancer.  She was born in Junction City, Kansas on October 26, 1949 to Leona Collins and Francis Schippert.  She was raised with sisters Sherry, Angie, and Melody Collins and later had the joy of meeting her brother, James Schippert. Linda married Jackie L. Morgan on April 18, 1986 in Topeka, Kansas. She is survived by her husband and siblings, daughter Anne M. Garcia Gill, and grandson Chad J. Gill-Temple of Wichita.  She is also survived by step-sons Jackie B. (Susan) Morgan, Jay J. (Jennifer) Morgan, and grandchildren Jacquelyn M. Morgan, Michael D. Morgan, Jay B. Morgan, and Oliver E. Morgan, and two great-grandsons, Jack A. Blanch and Flynn T. Blanch, and multiple nieces and nephews.  She was particularly close to her niece Jaclyn Schoening, who was a wonderful source of comfort and knowledge.  Linda also leaves behind many friends who brought her a lot of joy. She worked several jobs through the years and greatly enjoyed retirement.
Linda had a big heart and was one of the most thoughtful people you could ever hope to meet. She was known for her green thumb and absolute love of cats. In honor of Linda's wishes, there will be no service, and she will be cremated by Angels Above Cremation Services. Memorial contributions can be made to your favorite charity or local animal shelter.
Annette Yvonne Dumas Sheler

Annette Yvonne Dumas Sheler

August 12, 1961 - April 29, 2023

Annette Yvonne Dumas Sheler was born August 12, 1961 in Garden City, Kansas. Annette was predeceased by her parents Raymond and Janet (Burch) Dumas. She is survived by three brothers and one sister.

In the late 1980's, Annette received Christ as her Lord and Saviour and dedicated her life to pleasing and serving her Heavenly Father. In the early 1990's, Annette moved to Seneca Kansas and went to achieve her life long goal of earning her G.E.D. and then pursued her CNA certificate. She worked as a CNA for many years and then advanced to complete her Home Health Certificate in which she touched many lives with the power and love of Christ.

In 2000, Annette was introduced to Dennis Sheler who then became the love of her life. Dennis and Annette was married on March 25, 2001. They moved to Topeka Kansas where they made their home. For all of their 22 years of marriage, Annette was a loyal and faithful wife and mother.

Annette departed this life on Saturday April 29, 2023 at Midland Hospice Care. She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband Dennis Sheler; three daughters (Roshaunda Stringer, Iishshaa Jesse (Justin Jesse), and Micah Sheler; One son Anthony Dumas (Victoria Baxter); and seven grandchildren (Aleeya Williams, Jewels Williams, Taylor Dumas, Kiersten Dumas, Gaberyl Jesse, Emmerie Jesse, and Malakai Jesse. Also, Annette leaves her Word and Spirit church family and life long friends Mike and Rhonda Schmelzle All of whom she loved very deeply.

Daniel Charay Jr. (Danny)

Daniel Charay Jr. (Danny)

Allan C. Inman

Allan C. Inman

December 28, 1958 - April 27, 2023

Allan C. Inman, 64, passed away April 27th, 2023 at Midland Care Hospice House in Topeka, KS. Allan was born December 28th, 1958 in Topeka, KS to Robert (Bob) Inman. Allan graduated from Burlingame High School in Burlingame, KS in 1976. After serving 4 years as a Sonar Technician in the US Navy being stationed in San Diego, CA he moved to Topeka, KS and then Overbrook, KS. Allan is survived by his 3 sons, (James Inman [Christine] of Madison, KS, Andrew (Andi) Inman [Taylor] of Berryton, KS, and Dalton Hurt of Topeka, KS), 3 grandchildren (Owen & Cora [James], Hunter [Andi]), a sister Debbie (David) Parks of Holton, KS, a brother Rodney (Jennifer) Inman of Harrisonville, MO, 3 nieces and 1 nephew. Allan was proceeded in death by his parents, Robert & Paula Inman, and his grandparents, Elmer and Bernice Carrier. Allan will be laid to rest at Linn Creek Cemetery, Berryton, KS  interred beside his parents. Graveside service will be July 8th at 10am.

Memorial contributions can be made to the VA Medical Center of Topeka, KS or to Midland Hospice Care.

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