March 02, 1962 - September 07, 2020
September 26, 1950 - September 04, 2020
Sharon Sue “Ireland” Corber Link, 69, passed away unexpected on Sept 4, 2020 while preparing to say her final goodbye at the hospital to her daughter Crystal Corber. They both passed the same day. Sharon was born to Frank Ireland and Katherine Sparks on September 26, 1950. She leaves behind a daughter Shannon Corber, grandchildren Layla Michaels, Ashten Corber-Grimmet and Brooklyn Corber and many nieces and nephews.
She graduated from Highland Park High School in 1968. She married Billy Corber May 25, 1974. They had 2 children Shannon and Crystal. He passed away March of 1980. She had worked in Quality Control at Frito Lay. She married Bill Link and they later divorced.
She is also survived by 3 siblings, Linda Cornelison, Topeka, Judy Ireland, Grants Pass, Oregon and Scooter Bradley (Barb), Osage City. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
March 08, 1941 - September 06, 2020
Dennis Schmitt (1941-2020)
Dennis Edward Schmitt, 79, Perry, died peacefully September 6 th , 2020 at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka, Kansas. Funeral services are pending and will be announced at a later date.
Dennis was born to Edward Schmitt and Bernette (Bourelle) Schmitt March 8 th , 1941 in Woodstock, Illinois. Dennis spent his youth in the Northeastern Illinois area until the family moved to Lawrence, Kansas in the 1960’s. There he met Carla Brooks and they were married May 21 st , 1965. She proceeded him in death last year. Together they had a son, Doug who is the Fire Chief of Soldier Township in Topeka.
March 26, 1948 - August 24, 2020
Terry Lee Stilson, 72, died August 24, 2020. His parents, Ralph and Ruth (Cross) Stilson are deceased. His wife, Connie (Norwood) Stilson (m.12/14/1974) survives. Their children are John Robert Norwood Stilson, Tara Lee (Stilson) Lyman (deceased) and Zachary Lee Stilson. His brother, Mickey (Evelyn) also survives. He had two nieces, Amy and Julie. Terry enjoyed four grandchildren, Helene RedOwl, Trent Lyman, Nicholas Lyman and Sadye Stilson. Terry retired from Washburn University Bookstore in 2010 after 25 years of service. Terry wanted cremation and no services.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.