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Johnnelle Hymon

Dec 01, 1979 - Dec 01, 2023

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Topeka, KS

Johnnelle Marie Hymon (Lady J) entered this world on December 12th, 1979 in Topeka, KS to John B. Hymon and Johnnetta Marie Brown Hymon. She was the first of three children who all carried the same initials as Johnnetta, J. M. H. Johnnelle represents a family of artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, culinary genius, creatives in fashion art and decor-but above all are a village of strong individuals who are lovers of family. Her early years were spent in Topeka, Kansas and among her cherished memor...Read More

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Al Curtis Johnson

Jul 12, 1956 - Feb 21, 2024

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Topeka, KS

On February 21, 2024, in Topeka, Kansas, Al Curtis Johnson passed away quietly. Al, who was born in Greenville, Mississippi on July 12, 1956, was an inspiration to everyone lucky enough to call him Dad, Grandpa, brother or friend. He was brave, wise, and full of love.Please join the family in celebrating the life of Al Curtis Johnson beginning at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Kay McFarland Japanese Garden and Venue, Turtle Entrance, 635 SW Gage Blvd, Topeka, KS 66606.  Military honors will be provided by the Kansas Army National Guard Funeral Detail. 

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Crystal Marie Mackey

Jun 25, 1977 - Jan 25, 2024

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Topeka, KS

"Crystal Marie Mackey, of Topeka, KS, age 46, unexpectedly passed away on January 25,2024. Crystal was born on June 25, 1977, to Debra Ryun and Danny Mackey at Travis Airforce Base in Fairfield, CA. Crystal, as all who knew her, was the life of the party. She had a personality that one could not forget. The joys of her life consisted of music, being on the beach and animals. She was a huge Chiefs fan. Crystal is proceeded in death by her mother, Debra Ryun, and son, Chance Phillips. She is survived by her father, Danny Mackey, her 5 beautiful children, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. A celebration of life will be held on March 2, 2024, from 1-3 p.m. at Vineyard Church in Kansas City, MO."

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Alan Ray Daugherty

Aug 19, 1961 - Feb 20, 2024

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Topeka, KS

"Alan Ray Daugherty, 62, Topeka, Kansas, passed away February 20, 2024. Alan was born August 19, 1961, to Donald and Marlene Flynn Daugherty in Fort Gordon, Georgia. He grew up in Hereford, Texas, graduating from Hereford High School in 1979. He later moved to Topeka, and then to Johnson City, Tennessee before returning to Topeka in 2023. Alan married Cindy Blankenship April 29, 1995. Cindy likes to say his story was that he was born in Georgia, grew up in Texas with Oklahoma parents and then was saved when he moved to Kansas and met her. He was a designer in the corrugated packaging industry. Alan enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf, disc golf, finding deals through Dealdash and Temu, and tinkering and “MacGyvering” anything and everything he could get his hands on. Alan is survived by his wife, Cindy, Topeka; his daughters, Krystal Mercer (Scott), Topeka and Kyla Rice (Jacob), Fort Scott KS; grandchildren, Drake and Avery Mercer, and Callie Rice; his mother, Marlene Daugherty, Topeka; sister, Sandra Shea (Mike), Pleasant Hill MO; siblings-in-law, Karen Dashnaw, Topeka, David Blankenship (Emily), Sandy UT, and Judy Kilts, Topeka; many beloved nieces and nephews; special friends that became family in Tennessee, including Clara, who called him Papa; and his cat, Spooky B. Scooter. Alan was preceded in death by his grandparents, J.M. and Irene Flynn and Earl and Bessie Daugherty; his father, Donald Daugherty; sister, Sheila Daugherty, and brother-in-law, Ray Dashnaw. Family will greet friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday February 29, 2024, at Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Road, Topeka KS 66614. His funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Cat Association of Topeka and sent in care of the funeral home."

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Robert Glen Sample, Jr.

Apr 09, 1956 - Feb 23, 2024

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Topeka, KS

"Robert Glen Sample, Jr., 67, Topeka, Kansas, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024. Bob was born in Topeka on April 9, 1956, the son of Robert and Mina Cochran Sample. He graduated from Seaman High School in 1974. Bob married Debra Zirkle on March 1, 1975, in Topeka. He retired from the City of Topeka Water Department as a Utilities Director. Bob was a substitute teacher for Valley Falls High School and loved all the children he interacted with. He enjoyed running, fishing and cheering on K-State and the Kansas City Chiefs. Bob is survived by his wife, Debbie; son, Andy (Dana); grandchildren, Blake, Kalynn, Reagan, Ashtan and Lacee; three great-grandchildren; and his brother Bill Sample. He was preceded in death by his parents. Bob will be privately interred in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Northern Hills Baptist Church, and sent in care of Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Road, Topeka KS 66614"

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Virgen Milagros Rivera

Aug 14, 1970 - Feb 18, 2024

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Topeka, KS

Virgen Milagros Rivera (Millie), 53, was born to Damian Torres and the late Iris Eugenia Torres on 8/14/1970 in Brooklyn, NY. Shortly after Millie’s birth, she and her parents relocated to Massachusetts where they lived for many years. Millie later welcomed the arrival of her siblings Maria, Damian Jr., Elvis, Tito and Cheyenne. Millie was a fearless leader in the Evangelical movement, dedicating her life to God and to ministry. No one could pray or preach clearer or stronger! She enjoyed singing and worshiping God. In 1999, she married her best friend, Luis Daniel Rivera (Danny) and God blessed them with a son, Nathan Jeremiah followed by Zachary Jacob, Natalee Jaala and Serenity Marie. After the death of her mother in 2015, she welcomed her little sister Cheyenne and niece Jazlyn into her home and together, Luis and Millie lived each day to do best by all their children. Millie was a Pastor for close to 20 years, most recently in Topeka, KS as the First Lady at the “Iglesia Levantando al Caído” where she was loved by all. Millie is survived by her husband, Luis Daniel Rivera and her children, Nathan, Zachary, Natalee and Serenity. She is also survived by her father Damian Torres Sr. and his wife, Hilda Torres; her sister Maria Torres de Martinez and husband Jorge Martinez; her brother Damian Torres Jr. and his wife, Maribel Torres; her brother Elvis Torres; her brother Roberto “Tito” Vasquez; and her sister Cheyenne Torres along with countless nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends who became family and loving parishioners. To know her was to love her. Topeka Chapel Oaks Cremation & Funeral Services is honored to serve the family. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Edwin Kirk Bayless

Jul 05, 1958 - Feb 18, 2024

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Topeka, KS

Edwin Kirk Bayless, known affectionately as Kirk, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2024, in his hometown of Topeka, Kansas, after a valiant battle with cancer and heart failure. Born on July 5, 1958, to Harold E and Dolores Bayless, Kirk’s life was one marked by dedication, love, and a joyous spirit that uplifted all who knew him.Kirk was a true Topekan, not only in his birth and upbringing but also in his commitment to his community. He was a proud alumnus of Topeka High School and carried the values of his education throughout his life. His career was a reflection of his caring nature, as he spent many years serving veterans at the Colmery-O'Neil VA Hospital until his retirement. His work was more than a job; it was a testament to his deep respect and gratitude for those who served our country.Family was the cornerstone of Kirk's life. He shared a loving marriage with his spouse, Penny Stukey, and together they raised three wonderful children: Cody W Bayless, Cory P Bayless, and Nicole L Bailey. Kirk was a cherished grandfather to five grandchildren and one great-grandchild, whose lives are richer for his wisdom, kindness, and the laughter he brought into their lives. He was a brother to Harold, Darrell and his spouse Sue, Ryun, and Elizabeth Taylor, all of whom will fondly remember the bond they shared.Kirk's passions went beyond his professional and family life. He was an avid fisherman, finding solace and joy in the tranquility of nature. His love for gambling was well-known, always bringing excitement and a competitive spirit to the table. Above all, his greatest pleasure came from the time he spent surrounded by his family, creating memories that they will hold dear forever.Kirk’s legacy is one of unwavering love, dedication to service, and the simple joys of life. He will be remembered for his warm smile, his generous heart, and the gentle strength he provided to all who were lucky enough to have known him. His passing leaves a void in the fabric of his community and family, but his spirit will continue to inspire and guide them.As we bid farewell to Edwin Kirk Bayless, we reflect on a life well-lived and a man well-loved. His journey on earth has ended, but his story will be told for generations, through the lives of his family and the countless individuals he touched. Kirk's memory will be cherished and honored, as he rests now in peace.Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

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Russ Tyler

Feb 09, 1960 - Feb 16, 2024

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Topeka, KS

Russ Tyler was born in Pocahontas, Arkansas on February 9, 1960, to parents Kenneth and Mildred (Thompson) Tyler.Russ graduated from Pocahontas High School where he was active in numerous clubs and groups. Russ served his country for 4 years in the United States Coast Guard in locations from the East Coast to Hawaii. Following his time in the Coast Guard, he returned to Pocahontas where he worked for the Pocahontas Star Herald newspaper for several years.Later, Russ moved to Topeka, Kansas to pursue a career as a graphic artist. He enjoyed fishing, photography, working on vehicles, riding motorcycles, and playing pool with friends.Russ is survived by two sisters - Lisa (Warren) Ragan, Laurie (Jason) Rapert, one brother Joel (Stacy) Tyler, along with five nieces and one nephew. Russ was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Mildred Tyler of Pocahontas, Arkansas and his brother, and best friend, Robert M. Tyler of Alexandria, Virginia.A family graveside gathering will be held at a future date. Interment will be in the Hite Cemetery in Biggers, Arkansas.

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Linda Kay Foster

Aug 27, 1974 - Feb 17, 2024

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Topeka, KS

"Linda Kay Foster passed away February 17, 2024, at Midland Care Hospice surrounded by family. She was born August 27, 1974, in Topeka, Kansas and graduated from Topeka High School and Friends University. Linda lived in Kansas City, working as an Asset Scheduler for Dupont. Linda had a beautiful smile that could light up any room and her generosity knew no bounds. She loved traveling and was able to visit all 50 states and several countries. Linda loved animals, especially her dog Ziva of 14 years. Linda is survived by her mother, Glenda of Topeka, KS; father, Charles of Delia, KS; brother, Phil (Michelle) of Ozawkie KS; sister, Laura (Bryan) of Littleton CO; nieces, Araceli and Toni; nephew, Kendrick; numerous cousins; and her beloved partner, Clint. Rosary will be prayed at 9:30 a.m. Friday, February 23, 2024, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5973 SW 25th Street, Topeka KS 66614, where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Private inurnment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Linda asked that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to Helping Hands Humane Society and sent in care of Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Road, Topeka KS 66614. Please put Linda’s name in the memo/note, so that the family knows who sponsored in her honor. Condolences may be sent online to www.kevinbrennanfamily.com."

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Kay Marie Sanders

May 02, 1940 - Feb 08, 2024

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Topeka, KS

Kay Marie Sanders, 83, of Topeka, Kansas, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2024. She was born on May 2, 1940, to R.W. (Dick) and Florence Moore, in Topeka. Her gentle spirit and unwavering kindness profoundly touched all who had the privilege of knowing her.Kay Marie's early years were spent in the nurturing environment of her hometown, where she met the love of her life, Ronald Lee Sanders. The two were united in marriage on August 19, 1960, and celebrated 60 years of marriage. They spent most of their life on Kay Marie’s family homestead. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters, Ronni (Tim) Sales and Leeta Sanders (Rodney Mogge), who in turn filled Kay Marie and Ron's life with the joy of three grandchildren, Scott (Kelsey) Rinehart, Ryan (Hannah Wheat) Rinehart, and Sydney Sales, the delight of two great-grandchildren, Navy and Mav, a loving Son- in-Law Mike Rinehart and a forever Brother-in-Law Lenny (Sandi) Sanders and their family in Indiana.A woman of intellect and grace, Kay Marie graduated from Washburn Rural High School, then pursued her passion for mathematics at Washburn University for two years, during which time she became a proud member of Zeta Tau Alpha. Her academic pursuits laid the foundation for a remarkable career that began with Capital Federal, and Mr. Block in the '60s and eventually led to the establishment of her own business, Sanders Income Tax Service. For over 40 years, she skillfully managed her business from her home, with her daughter Leeta by her side for more than two decades.Prior to preparing income taxes, she taught piano lessons from home or traveled to student’s homes, she volunteered at school and she led Blue Birds and Camp Fire Girl Troops, teaching young girls how to camp and survive and be self-sufficient. Kay Marie also owned and operated The Kuntry Kiln, a ceramic shop in her basement. She became a beloved mentor to many, teaching ceramic lessons and sharing her artistic creations with the community at craft sales and local flower shops, including Dillons. She also helped 4-H Members with their projects in Arts and Crafts.After Ron retired, the couple shared their love for travel. Together, they explored various State Fairs and capitals, immersing themselves in the local cultures and festivities, often for weeks at a time. Maybe searching for a Neil Diamond Concert on their way. Their adventurous spirit also led them to their grandchildren's sports events, whether in town or on the road, always showing their support and love.Preceded in death by her parents, R.W. (Dick) and Florence Moore, her brother, Billy Moore, and her beloved husband Ron Sanders (09-26-2020). She was blessed to be survived by her daughters, grandchildren and so many of her close loved ones.Please join us in celebrating a life abundantly lived and lovingly remembered. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Stull Community of Faith, located at 1696 E 250 Rd., Lecompton, KS 66050.

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John J. Dougan

May 02, 1924 - Feb 14, 2024

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Topeka, KS

John J. Dougan, 99, of Topeka, KS, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at Midland Hospice House in Topeka. He was born May 2, 1924 in Topeka, KS, the son of Harold B. and Blanche (Coffey) Dougan. John proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He retired as Storekeeper First Class E-6, after 20 years of service. John also worked for the Kansas Turnpike Authority, retiring after 22 years. He married Lorraine Tillman on July 25, 1942 in Lawrence, KS. She preceded him in death on March 11, 2009, after 66 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Caulfield; twin sister, Mary Dougan; sister, Marvel Dougan and 3 brothers, Earl, Bob and Jim Dougan. Survivors include 2 sons, Rod Dougan (Vicki) of Houston, TX and Tom Dougan (Sandy) of Topeka, KS; 4 grandchildren, Greg Bradley (Shannon) of Sequim, WA, Scott Dougan (Jennifer) of Prairie Village, KS, Adam Dougan (Tiffany) of Topeka, KS and Kelly Meyer (Clint) of Hiawatha, KS and 3 great-grandchildren, Larry Dougan, Samuel Dougan, Jackson Meyer and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside Service with Military Honors will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at Auburn Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Memorials may be given to the Holton V.F.W. 1367 c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

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