Obituaries

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.

Mary Elizabeth Succi Tyree

Feb. 15, 1918 – Oct. 7, 2018

DAYTON, Ohio — Mary Elizabeth Succi Tyree died Sunday, Oct. 7 at Dayton, Ohio. She was 100.

She was born Feb. 15, 1918, at Burlingame, the daughter of Gillio and Edith Vandevord Succi. She attended Pleasant Valley School District No. 67 grade school and graduated from Burlingame High School in 1936.

She married Cecil Tyree Aug. 31, 1941, at Topeka. He preceded her in death in 2000.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Alfred Succi; and a sister, Lorena Croucher.

Thomas David Hawk

May 4, 1932 – Oct. 4, 2018

CARBODALE — Thomas "Tom" David Hawk went to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, after an illness. He was 86.

He was born May 4, 1932, at Yale, Okla., the son of Ralph and Dorotha Murphy Hawk. He attend high school at Albuquerque, N.M. He attended Grace and Glory Bible School in Kansas City, Mo., and was ordained a minister of the Gospel in 1951.

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