Obituaries

Mary Ann Coffee

Aug. 26, 1943 – Oct. 18, 2018

TOPEKA — Mary Ann Coffee, Vassar, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at Midland Hospice Care, Topeka. She was 75.

She was born Aug. 26, 1943, at Edwardsville, Ill., the daughter of John and Ruth Dolejs Rojak.

She lived in Collinsville, Ill. before moving to Vassar in 2002. She was a legal secretary for many years and retired from Husch and Eppenberger Law Firm, St. Louis, Mo. She was active in the Illinois VFW Auxiliary and was state president in 2001to 2002.

Arthur William Atchison

April 18, 1928 – Oct. 30, 2018

OSAGE CITY — Arthur William “Bill” Atchison died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. He was 90.

He was born on April 18, 1928, at Arvonia, the son of John Henry and Florence Gunterman Atchison. He was a lifelong resident of Osage City.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He married Helen Schnoor Dec. 24, 1951. She preceded him in death.

Theodore W. Crook

Sept. 18, 1946 – Oct. 25, 2018

TOPEKA — Theodore W. “Ted” Crook, Overbrook, was delivered unto eternal life, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. He was 72.

He was born Sept. 18, 1946, at Topeka, son of Lawrence Leslie Crook and Sarah Benton Crook. He graduated from Shawnee Heights High School.

He served our country during the Vietnam Conflict in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Korea.

He married Helen Earlene Bledsoe May 6, 1966, Topeka. They shared nearly 48 years of marriage before her death on Feb. 21, 2014.

Cecil Wendt

April 3, 1926 – Oct. 27, 2018>/b>

HERINGTON — Cecil Wendt, Herington, entered his heavenly home Oct. 27, 2018. He was 92.

He was born April 3, 1926, the sixth child of August and Amelia Schlesener Wendt. He attended Herington High School. He learned to do his chores at an early age and responsibilities of becoming a farmer.

He married Shirley Ann Koepsel Nov. 29, 1953, at Zion Lutheran Church, Latimer. She preceded him in death Jan. 21, 2012.

Ananora "Ann" Dunnaway

Dec. 13, 1921 – Oct. 27, 2018

OVERBROOK — Ananora "Ann" Dunnaway, Topeka, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. She was 96.

She was born Dec. 13, 1921, in the Lakeside Community, north of Lawrence, the daughter of Amaziah Howard and Sadie May Anderson Shields. She graduated from Lecompton High School in 1940.

She married Gail Dunnaway July 12, 1943, at Martinez, Calif. He preceded her in death.

Jeanne Louise Kingery Bond

June 23, 1937 – Oct. 28, 2018

OVERBROOK — Jeanne Louise Kingery Bond went home to the Lord Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was 81.

She was born June 23, 1937, near Lone Star, the daughter of Everett William Kingery and Mary Elizabeth Sanders Kingery.

She married Roland Arthur Bond Oct. 23, 1953. Jeanne and Bus were high school sweethearts. He preceded her in death.

Leona R. Parre

Sept. 23, 1934 – Oct. 23, 2018

TOPEKA — Leona R. Linsey Parre, formerly of Osage City, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at Aldersgate Village, Topeka. She was 84.

She was born Sept. 23, 1934, at Reading, the daughter of Henry and Minnie Weimer Linsey. She graduated from Reading High School in 1952.

She married David L. Parre June 27, 1958, at Osage City. He preceded her in death. To this union two sons were born, Daniel and Michael.

Lois Inez Maine

Aug. 6, 1932 – Oct. 16, 2018

WAVERLY — Lois Inez Maine, Lebo, went to be with Jesus Oct. 16, 2018, at Senior Housing, Waverly. She was 86.

She was born Aug. 6, 1932, at Lecompton, the daughter of Marvin Booker and Mary Inez Holloway Richardson. She attended Melvern High School, was homecoming queen and graduated valedictorian in 1950.

She married Russel A. Maine Dec. 24, 1950, at Mt. Pleasant Church, north of Melvern. He survives of the home.

Daryl Leroy Strohm Sr.,

Sept. 24, 1949 – Oct. 15, 2018

TOPEKA — Daryl Leroy Strohm Sr., Scranton, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at a Topeka hospital. He was 69.

He was born Sept. 24, 1949, at Topeka, son of Lester Leroy and Emily Lois George Strohm. He graduated from Dover High School in 1967.

He worked for Missouri Pacific Railroad and later owned and operated Kansas Sewing Machine Company from 1985 until he retired in 2012. He attended Burlingame Federated Church since 1982, was a Boy Scout leader at Scranton, for several years and in his younger years was a avid outdoorsman.

Christopher Kendall

Feb. 9, 1974 – Oct. 4, 2018

KANSAS CITY — Christopher Wayne Kendall, Leavenworth, died Oct. 4, 2018, at KU Medical Center. He was 44.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Penile Bible Church, 2771 N.E. Trefoil Rd., Waverly.

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