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Maley, Karen  
Karen M. Maley Karen M. Maley, Silver Lake, passed on 5-22-16. Born 11-15-1942. Rest in Peace, Mom.
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on May 24, 2016

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Meinhardt, John  
John L. (Bud) Meinhardt John L. (Bud) Meinhardt, passed away on the evening of Saturday March 5, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Coconut Grove, FL. His sons Mel and Michael and daughter-in-law Lauren were with him when he passed peacefully. John was 85 years old and fought a long battle with multiple myeloma. His grace, resilience, positive attitude and ability to make new friendships over the last five years were a true inspiration. John was born in Saint Marys, Kansas and grew up in farming household where they didn t have running water in the early years of his life. He was the youngest of 12 children. John attended St. Benedicts College and graduated from the University of Kansas. He was commissioned as a US Air Force pilot during the Korean War and served various tactical fighter and reconnaissance units overseas. John served the government for decades achieving the post of Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs for the US Department of Energy. He was conferred with the rank of Meritorious Executive by President Reagan in 1988. John remained an active licensed pilot and aircraft owner until he was 80 years old. He participated in the Angel Flight Program providing assistance to needy parents and caregivers. John is survived by his wife Eleanore, their 6 children (Mel, Maura, Matt, Michael, Marta and Max) and their families which include 11 grandchildren (Gretel, Smokey, Taylor, Chris, Mia, Jonathan, Alexander, Aaron, Brandon, Bradley, Luke) and 1 great-granddaughter (Ellie). He is also survived by sisters Dorothy Schuler, Lucy Breitenstein and brother Dick Meinhardt. He will be remembered with love by them all for his faith, his strength of character and his generosity to them. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. Inurnment will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Newbury. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, St. Marys, Kansas. To leave an online condolence please go to www.piperfuneralhome.com .
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on May 22, 2016
Miller, Bobbie  
Bobbie M. Miller Passed away May 20th, 2016. Born Jan. 2, 1925 to Robert and Lillie Scott in Knox County, Tennessee. Married Vaughn Russell Sr. 1943. Their children: Pamelia (Jody) West (Dave), Martha (Janie) Grandstaff (Melvin), Vaughn (Butch) Russell Jr. (Barbara). She married Dick Dishaw 1971, and Charles Miller 1989. She had 5 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, husbands, a sister Nora Laubhan, and a nephew Scotty Vance. Memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands Humane Society.
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on May 22, 2016

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Milner, Alvin  
Alvin Al Lloyd Milner Alvin Al Lloyd Milner, 76, passed away May 18, 2016, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka, KS. He was born March 25, 1940, east of Centralia on the family farm to Emma (Schlupp) and Charles E. Milner, Sr. He graduated from Centralia High School in 1959. He retired from Kansas Department of Transportation in Topeka in 2002 with 43 years of service. Alvin married Norma Schmidt on August 18, 1962, in Centralia. She survives. Other survivors include son Marc Milner, Topeka and daughter, Lisa Cain (Chris), Ozawkie; grandson Adam Milner; brothers, Robert Milner (Sharon), Grain Valley, MO., and Eldon Milner (Herma), Peyton, CO; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister and husband, Emily and Duane Harter; brother and wife, Charles and Sharon Milner. A Celebration of his life will be held Tuesday, May 24 at 11:00am in Topeka at Reynolds Lodge, 3315 SE Tinman Circle at Lake Shawnee. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to: Doorstep, 1119 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66604 or Boy Scouts of America, Jayhawk Area Council, Attention: Wayne at 1020 SE Monroe, Topeka, KS 66612 Private inurnment will be held at a later date. Visit www.dovecremation.com to leave condolences for his family. Alvin Al Lloyd Milner
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on May 20, 2016
Moody, Edward  
Edward Moody Edward Moody, 92, passed away May 9, 2016, at Homestead Assisted Living, surrounded by family and holding the hand of his beloved wife of 66 years. He was born in Topeka to Halford and Zattie (Carp) Moody. Edward started his education at Rice Elementary just east of Topeka. The family moved to a farm 20 miles east of Manhattan, where he graduated from the 8th grade, the same one-room school as had his father. In 1937, the family moved to rural Wichita, where Edward graduated from Wichita High School East. Edward served as a Telephone Repeaterman in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during WWII from April 1943 to October 1945. Campaigns included Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Germany. Edward married Rogene Newcom in Wichita, Kansas, in 1949. After graduating from Kansas State University, he went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone, retiring in 1984, as District Traffic Superintendent. Throughout his life, Edward contributed to his community, volunteering for many organizations including his church, Civitan, TARC, Red Cross, Topeka Youth Project, United Way and Topeka Civic Theatre. Edward was preceded in death by both his parents and an infant granddaughter, Katie Silsby. He is survived by his wife, Rogene; three daughters, Janine (David Metzenthin) Silsby, Hoyt, Christine (Steve Spyres) Moody, Hoyt, and Erin (Greg Robinson) Moody, Albuquerque; seven grandchildren, Christopher (Jessica Brater) Silsby, Michael Silsby, Sam Spyres, Sydney Spyres, Kaycie Robinson, Hannah Robinson, and Caleb Robinson; one great-grandson, Ezekiel Silsby; and his sister, Elizabeth (John) Barrett, Lafayette, Indiana. Visitation with the family will be Saturday, May 21, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with a Celebration of Ed s Life immediately following at West Side Baptist Church, 4th & Fillmore, Topeka. Memorials may be made to West Side Baptist Church, 1008 SW 4th, Topeka, Kansas 66606, or Topeka Civic Theatre, 3028 SW 8th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. To leave a message for the family online, visit www.DoveCremation.com . Edward Moody
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on May 18, 2016
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