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Obituaries

Obituaries

Stephen R. Topping 1952 - 2008

Services for Stephen R. Topping, 55, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.Mr. Topping died Thursday, June 5, 2008, at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.He was born Aug. 14, 1952, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Richard G. and Claudia A. Borucki Topping.He has been a resident of Lawrence since moving here in 1975. He was a five-year employee of the Lawrence school district and worked in the maintenance department. He also worked as an engineer and producer for Eleanor Jessie Recording Studios in Lawrence.He married Kathy Shortridge on Sept. 15, 1978, in Toledo, Ohio. They divorced.Survivors include two sons, James S., San Diego, and Andrew J., of Toledo; his parents; and a sister, Pamela Gilbert, of Toledo.The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the mortuary.The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwin.com, subject: Topping.