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Gehring II, Ferol - Topeka  
Ferol P. Gehring II Ferol Preston Gehring II, 79, of Topeka, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015. He was born August 14, 1936 in Girard, Kansas, the son of Ferol Preston and Sue Wadsworth (Bruney) Gehring. He was a 1954 graduate of Atchison High School and graduated in 1959 with a Bachelor s in Science at the University of Kansas. He served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam. After serving in the military, Ferol moved to Chicago, New York and finally to St. Louis working for C.I.T. Financial Corp, holding the position of Mortgage Banker from 1960-1966. In 1966 he relocated to Atchison to become part owner/operator with his father of F.P. Gehring Inc. He would become CEO of the company in 1985 to serve this capacity until 2006 when he retired. He was a member of the Valley Falls United Methodist Church, his endeavor to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and effect a perfusion of His words. He was a 55 year member of the Associated General Contractors of Kansas. He held offices at J.G. Masonry and Crown Masonry, both of Kansas City, Kodiak Constructors of Independence, MO. He was member and Past Exalted Ruler of BPOE (Elks Club), member of Masonic Lodge No. 158, AF & AM, Kansas York Rite, Arab Shrine, Antiques Unit in Topeka and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at KU. He was also Past-President and Past Lt. Governor of the Atchison Kiwanis Club; Big Game Hunter of USA; Ducks Unlimited; Canadian Forestry Association; University Alumni Association; Board Member of Camp St. Maur of Atchison, KS; Charter member and Past-President of OSFI Club, Atchison. He was a Master Judge for Kansas City BBQ Society. Ferol married Sarah Dunlap on June 29, 1968 in Kansas City, MO. She preceded him in death on June 29, 1989. He married May Irene Mazie Kirkham on November 30, 1991 in Atchison, KS. She survives. Other survivors include six children, Kevin Bohannon, Valley Falls; Crystal (Mike) Carson, Topeka; Melissa Fialkowski (Tony Renner, Ozawkie); Donnie (Ronda) Bohannon, Holton; Krista (fianc e, Natalee) Gehring, Houston, TX; and William Gehring, El Dorado, KS; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; five nieces and nephews; and a cousin, Shirley Ellen Edmundson, Grants, NM. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John G. Gehring and cousins, Betty Ruth Young and Jay Pat Gehring. Ferol s hobbies included hunting, fishing, History and Christian Lay Ministry. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend who loved to spend time with his family, telling jokes and stories. A funeral ceremony will be 10 a.m. Saturday, September 5, 2015, at the Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, 245 NW Independence Ave., Topeka, KS 66608. Cremation will follow the ceremony. Private inurnment will be at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, KS. Ferol will lie in state after 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Hospital Travel Fund, c/o Arab Temple, Topeka, KS 66612 or Valley Falls United Methodist Church, 410 Frazier St., Valley Falls, KS 66088. To leave a special message for the family online, please visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com . Ferol P. Gehring II
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Aug. 30, 2015
Gibbon, Elizabeth  
Elizabeth Jane Gibbon Elizabeth Jane Gibbon age 83, of Centennial, Colorado, died Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at her home. Elizabeth was born on March 26, 1932 in Moline, KS, the daughter of Kenneth and Hazel (McAlister) Harris. After high school and attending college, Elizabeth married Harold F. Gibbon on July 22, 1952. Elizabeth and Harold were married for 47 years until his death on July 19, 1999. Most of their married life, they lived in Topeka, KS where she raised 5 children. She worked for Prophet Foods at the Goodyear Plant in Topeka and for Jostens American Yearbook company. Elizabeth was very artistic and enjoyed painting landscapes. She enjoyed working in her garden. Elizabeth taught Children Sunday School for several years and loved working with children at her church. Most of all, Elizabeth loved being with her family and grandchildren. Survivors include: 5 Children: Kathryn S. Gibbon, Topeka, KS; Harold H. Gibbon, Derby, KS; C. Jane Gibbon, Centennial, CO; Kenneth A. Gibbon, Fife, WA; David L. Gibbon, Bentonville, AK; Brother: Frank Harris, Boise, ID; Sister: Maridene Ardnt, Kansas City, MO; 12 Grandchildren, 4 Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold and sister; Marion Dungeon. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 31, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard with burial to follow at South Lawn Cemetery in Severy. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until service time on Monday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at: www.countrysidefh.com The family has suggested memorials in her name be to: Northland Christian Church Children Ministries of Topeka and may be mailed to or left with the funeral home. Services are entrusted to: Countryside Funeral Home 206 E. Washington, P.O. Box 1233, Howard, KS 67349. Elizabeth Gibbon
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Aug. 30, 2015
Gilbert, Cindy (In Memoriam) - Topeka  
In Loving Memory of Cindy Corona Gilbert Born: Sept. 29 Died: July 31 Always in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Mother Cruse, Bill, Carl, Becky, Darlene. and son Justin and daughter Noel Gilbert.
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Goheen, Robert  
Robert Martin Goheen Robert Martin Goheen, 89, Topeka, died Sunday, August 30, 2015. Robert was a devout Catholic and founding member of Christ the King Church in Topeka. He shared 44 years of marriage with Marie Reeb Goheen before she died in 1992. After her death, it was the love and support of his Hardee s coffee klatch , as well as friends and family, that gave him strength. During the last few years of Robert s life, Presbyterian Manor provided comfort and support. He loved them all. Born to Dewey Duane and Gertrude Brady Goheen on September 4, 1925, Robert lived his entire life in Topeka, Kansas, except for one-and-a-half years in the military. He was employed by the United States Postal Service from 1944-1983. Along with his wife, Marie, Robert was preceded in death by a younger brother, Donald Goheen, who died in 1946, his mother and father, and his step-mother, Katherine. Survivors include Robert s daughter, Michelle Goheen Brausa and her husband, Richard, of Topeka; a son, Douglas Goheen and his wife, Diane, of Topeka; five grandchildren, Jacob Goheen and his wife, Amanda Lopez, of Laramie, Wyoming; Nathan Goheen of New York City, New York; Elizabeth Brausa Brathwaite and her husband, Christopher, of Chicago, Illinois; Adam Brausa and his wife, Decima, of San Francisco, California; Emily Brausa of New York City, New York; and three great-grandchildren, Alistair Brausa and Iris Brausa of San Francisco, California and Lillian Brathwaite of Chicago, Illinois. A special niece, Janice Hilderman Olson and her husband, Tom, also survive. The family of Robert Goheen will receive friends and relatives on Friday, September 4, 2015, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 at the Church. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity dear to Robert s heart: The Children s Aid Society, 105 East 22nd Street, New York NY 10010, which through the Orphan Train, facilitated his mother s and her siblings adoptions in Kansas and Colorado. Condolences may be sent online to www.kevinbrennanfamily.com . Robert Martin Goheen
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Sept. 1, 2015
Goodnow, Nancy  
Nancy Anne Goodnow Nancy Anne Goodnow (65) of Topeka passed away on August 29th. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life and burial will take place at a later date. For full obituary go to: www.midwestcremationsociety.com .
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Sept. 2, 2015
Green, Elmer  
Elmer Wayne Green Elmer Wayne Green, 82, of Topeka, KS, passed away August 29, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Virginia Green; a daughter, Teresa (Lei Cornell) Sowell; son-in-law, Bernard Williams; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lori Williams. Per Elmer s request, he will be cremated, and there will be no funeral or memorial service.
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Grutzmacher, Freda  
Freda T. Grutzmacher Freda T. Grutzmacher was born September 14, 1921 in Onaga, KS and died August 25, 2015 at the Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, KS, at the age of 93. Mrs. Grutzmacher, daughter of Walter and Clara Teske, was a life-long resident of Onaga, KS. Her early childhood was spent on the Teske farm with her two sisters, Wilma Roberts, who preceded her in death, and Alice June Sharp of Dallas, TX. She attended Onaga Schools, where she was valedictorian of her class, and also attended Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia. On Nov 17, 1942, during World War II, Freda married Charles E Grutzmacher, Sr. He preceded her in death on Oct 27, 1983. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Margo Gregg, and sons, Charles Jr. and Woodford Grutzmacher, and a sister, Wilma Roberts. She is also survived by her daughter, Marsha Meisinger of Topeka, KS, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Beautiful and elegant, Freda was a woman of many special talents and interests, with a caring and generous heart, a wonderful sense of humor, and an unmatched zest for life. She was a banker, an avid golfer and pilot, and a fanatic sports enthusiast, especially KU Athletics and the Kansas City Chiefs. She and her husband held season tickets for the KC Chiefs since the team s inception in 1963. She was a member of the First Congregational UCC in Onaga and the Onaga Senior Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 4th at the First Congregational Church. Burial will follow in the Onaga Cemetery. Freda will lie in state Thursday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Onaga where family and friends will meet from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the First Congregational Church or the Margo Gregg Scholarship Fund, and may be sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 312. Onaga, 66521. On-line condolences may be made at chapeloaksfuneralhome.com
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Sept. 1, 2015
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