Thomas Russell Eldridge Thomas Russell Eldridge passed away June 7, 2013 in Topeka, Kansas. Born Dec. 8, 1955 to Robert and Delores Eldridge of rural Alta Vista, he attended school at Alta Vista, and high school at Council Grove, graduating in 1973. He attended Emporia State University, then joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1976. In his youth, Thomas was confirmed in the Simpson United Methodist Church in Alta Vista. He was a kind and gentle man, dedicated to country, family and friends. His father, Robert Eldridge, preceded him in death in 1980. Survivors include his mother Delores of Alta Vista; three brothers: Ken of Council Grove, William of Emporia, and James of Alta Vista; and nieces and nephews. Following cremation, an inurnment ceremony is planned for late July at the Alta Vista Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at the Simpson United Methodist Church in Alta Vista. Penwell-Gabel of Council Grove is in charge of arrangements. Thomas Russell Eldridge
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Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory
137 North Union St
Council Grove, KS 66846
Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on June 14, 2013