Obituaries

Obituaries

Meta Esther Speerschneider Topeka

A funeral service for Meta Esther Speerschneider, 90, Topeka, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church in Topeka. Interment will be in Mount Sidney Cemetery in Linwood.Ms. Speerschneider died Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at Lexington Park Retirement Community in Topeka.She was born in Linwood, the daughter of Leonard Carl Frederick and Jennie Gustava Newman Speerschneider. She graduated from Linwood Rural High School in 1932 and attended Strickler's Business College in Topeka.Ms. Speerschneider worked as a secretary at Kansas State University in Manhattan. She later worked in the Provost Marshal office and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Topeka until her retirement in 1978. She volunteered for the American Lung Assn. for five years.She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and participated in the church choir.Survivors include a sister, Eileen Heller, Topeka.Family members will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel in Topeka.The family suggests memorials to Faith Lutheran Church, 1716 S.W. Gage Blvd., Topeka, 66604.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.penwellgabel.com">www.penwellgabel.com</a>.