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Galbraith, Frank  
Frank O. Galbraith Frank O. Galbraith, age 96, of Topeka, passed away at home May 20, 2016 surrounded by family. He was born September 25, 1919, in Topeka, Kansas, son of Alfred and Edith Galbraith. Frank worked at his uncle Frank Warren s grocery store until the start of World War II. He proudly served his country in the Armed Guard branch of the Navy during World War II. He attended Signalman School in Chicago. Most of his missions were in the North Atlantic. Following the War he entered Washburn University, graduating with a Business Degree in 1950. Frank s career was with Capitol Federal Savings and Loan from 1950 until he retired as a Vice President in 1984. He was very active in civic organizations and was a member of the Downtown Optimist Club, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and Arab Shrine. Frank was an elder at First Presbyterian Church. Frank married his childhood sweetheart Katherine Kelly in Chicago on October 10, 1942. They enjoyed big band music and were active members in multiple dance clubs and bridge groups. They enjoyed travel and time with family. Their greatest joy was when the grandchildren walked in the home and brought sunshine with them. Frank instilled his love of travel in his children with extended family vacations, which included Disneyland and Disney World. The trips continued as the children became adults and the grandchildren arrived. Frank is survived by his wife Katherine, sister Darlene Young of Reno, Nevada, sons Frank (Karen), John (Dana), and Tom (Kris), all of Wichita, and daughter Susan McKenzie (Scott) of Topeka. Other survivors include ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers Clarence, Alfred, and Galen and sisters Zella Imlay and Nadine Moore. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at First Presbyterian Church in Topeka, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capper Foundation Easter Seals, Topeka Rescue Mission, Inc. or First Presbyterian Church of Topeka. To leave a special message for the family online, please visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com . Frank O. Galbraith
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on May 24, 2016
Garcia, Irene  
Irene Lydia (Kloepper) Garcia Irene Garcia, 92, Camdenton, MO, died May 17, 2016. She was born Oct. 24, 1923 to Louis & Marie (Meier) Kloepper, Everest, Kansas. Irene graduated from Atchison County High School, then moved to Chicago, IL where she married Jack Garcia and they had five children. Survivors include daughter Toni (Jan) Lippincott, Topeka, KS; 3 sons, Richard (Paula), Lincoln, NE, Robert, Fairway, KS, and Mark Garcia Anderson, Moberly, MO. She was predeceased by her husband Jack, son John, and siblings; sisters, Frieda, Emma, and Marie and brother Bill Kloepper. Funeral Mass will be Monday, May 23, 2016 at 11:00 am at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Effingham, KS. Visitation will be at 10:00 am prior to services. Burial will follow at 1:30 pm at Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, KS. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church, Camdenton, MO or Lymphoma Research Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be placed online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal from May 21 to May 22, 2016
Gordon, Charles - St. Petersburg  
Dr. Charles Chick Alexander Gordon GORDON, Dr. Charles Chick Alexander, 86, of Tampa, Florida, passed May 16, 2016. The Topeka native is predeceased by parents Edna and Clarence Gordon and brother Dale; survived by wife of 65 years Bonnie of Tampa; brothers William (Betty) of Wellington, Ohio; James (Mary) and Donald (Dorothy) of Wichita; sons Greg (Betty), Marc (Nancy), Brad (JoAnne), and Doug (Tracy) of Tampa and Kent (Diane) of Pittsburgh and #1 daughter Bonnie (Jerry) Haag of Topeka; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Chick was an educator in Kansas for 17 years and in Florida for 25 years in the College of Education at USF and earned his education doctorate from Nova University. He was a standout basketball and baseball player at Topeka High and Washburn University, later inducted into the WU Athletics Hall of Fame. Life celebration will be Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Washburn University Athletics. Arrangements are being made by Brewer & Sons, Tampa; www.brewerfuneral.com Dr. Charles Chick Alexander Gordon
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on May 22, 2016
Granado, Maria de Jesus Regina Marie - Silver Sring  
Maria de Jesus Regina Marie Granado Maria de Jesus Regina Marie Granado, died May 13, 2016 in Burtonsville, MD. Marie will lie in state after 4:00 PM Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. The family will greet friends from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. A Parish Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Tuesday at the Church with burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Avenue Topeka, Kansas 66603. For the full obituary, or to leave an online condolences or fond memory, please visit, www.brennanmathenafh.com .
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal from May 21 to May 22, 2016
Grecian, Jean  
J. Jean Grecian J. Jean Grecian, 90, passed away on the evening of Wednesday, April 27th in her apartment at Brewster Place in Topeka. Jean was born in Kansas City on June 25, 1925, the daughter of Everett and Mildred Icenogle. She was active in the Wyandotte High School drama club, took private art lessons, painting beautifully in oils, was an award-winning horsewoman, and attended business college, leading to a position in the offices of Trans World Airlines. She met William Bill Grecian, who predeceased her in 2009, on a blind date arranged by his cousin Richard Moore, and corresponded with Bill after he was shipped overseas during World War Two, marrying him on November 30, 1946, shortly after his return. They moved to Topeka, where they built their first house, and where he was office manager and, eventually, the owner of The River Sand Company, while Jean devoted her time to raising their four children. She was a founding member of the Seabrook Coffee Club and studied and excelled in tailoring. Jean faced every crisis, every emergency, every trouble with calm, patience, and humor. Jean is survived by her sons Philip and Larry (Nancy); and daughters Amy (Charlie) Gray and Beth (Dan) Kelly; as well as 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Her memorial service will be held at Brewster Place Chapel, main building, 1205 SW 29th, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 1:00PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hang Tough Foundation at: http://www.hangtoughfoundation.org/ . To leave a message for the family visit www.dovecremation.com . J. Jean Grecian
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on May 22, 2016
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