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Obituaries

Obituaries

Lorraine Kay Liccardi 1957 - 2013 Topeka

Lorraine Kay Liccardi, 55, of Topeka, KS passed February 20, 2013 at her home, following a hard, 1&1/2 year fight against Endometrial Cancer. She was born July 16, 1957 at Seneca, KS, the daughter of Donald P. and Teresa M. (Wiltz) Stallbaumer.
Lorraine grew up in Seneca and Sabetha. She graduated in 1975 from Nemaha Valley High School, and remained close with several childhood friends, including her best friend, Dana. Lorraine loved to be social, and was a member of “The Witches” Pool League. She had so many good friends, so many good times, and so many great stories. Mosaics, photography, crocheting, anything she set her mind to, she showed she was a very talented artist. Lorraine even received a 1st place trophy for a record set at a power-lifting competition in 2002.
Lorraine gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in February of 1975, Veronica Rae Stallbaumer. She met a great guy, Jerry Liccardi, and they were married in June of 1984. As life throws us all curve balls, they would later divorce in 1991. However, they would remain good friends eternally. Later, in 2000, she met another good guy, and after a ten year courtship, she married Brian Mott in June of 2010. They remained together until her passing.
Lorraine began working for Southwestern Bell in June of 1975 as a Telephone Operator, and after 37 years, retired from AT&T in January of 2013, as a Telecommunications Technician. She was a proud member of CWA Local 6407. She was always willing to walk, but never crossed the line. Lorraine was very proud of her job and every day she looked forward to the time spent with her friends in both the Lawrence and Topeka offices. If not for the cancer, she would’ve happily devoted another 20 more years. She absolutely loved her work, and loved being there for all of her co-workers, both through challenges and triumphs. And yes, she even might’ve been able to help fix your computer.
Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Veronica Sigg (Chad); grandchildren, Madison and Carter Johnston, and Brecken and Addison Sigg; sisters, Marie Gray, San Jose, CA, Jeanette Kocher, Hiawatha KS, Janet McGlothlin, Olathe KS; and brother, Larry Stallbaumer, Hoyt, KS. A brother, Dennis Stallbaumer preceded her passing.
A visitation to celebrate Lorraine’s life will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 1st at Dove Cremation & Funeral Service, 4020 SW 6th Ave. Topeka, KS 66606. To leave a message for the family online, please visit www.DoveCremation.com.
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