Obituary photo of Orpha Downing, Dove-Kansas
In Loving Memory of

Orpha K. (Kreipe) Downing

1928 - 2018
Obituary photo of Orpha Downing, Dove-Kansas
In Loving Memory of

Orpha K. (Kreipe) Downing

1928 - 2018

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Dove Cremations & Funerals - Southeast
2843 SE Minnesota
Topeka, KS  66605
785-266-6700
Service:
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 1:00pm
Dove Cremations & Funerals - Southeast
2843 SE Minnesota
Topeka, KS  66605
785-266-6700
Interment:
Zion Cemetery
Tecumseh, Kansas

Interment:
Zion Cemetery
Tecumseh, Kansas
Orpha K. (Kreipe) Downing, 89, of Tecumseh, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018. She was born November 25, 1928 in Tecumseh, the daughter of George and Leona (Gordon) Kreipe.

Orpha graduated from Highland Park High School in 1946. She worked for various insurance companies, Frito Lay, Similar Mode, Big Lots and Nationwide Publishing. She was a Tupperware dealer and manager for over 45 years, working until she was 80 years old.

Orpha married Jack Shay. He preceded her in death. She married Chester Elmore. He preceded her in death. She married Lawrence Allison. He preceded her in death. She married Ron Downing. They later divorced. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Gordon (Bessie) Kreipe and Gene (Florence) Kreipe.

Survivors include children, Larry (Helga) Shay, Karen (Larry) Wilson, Sandy Staebell and Kathryne Ansell, ten grandchildren, Emily, Ryan, Michael, Crystal, Tyler, Harley, Brittany, Kevin, Andrew and Joshua, five great-grandchildren, Julia, Logan, Lillian, Norna and Elara. Also surviving are her siblings, Marva Lee (John) Powell and Karol (Leroy) Freeman. She loved her family and extended family.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Dove Southeast Chapel, 2843 SE Minnesota Ave. where the family will receive friends one hour prior to service time. Burial will follow in Zion Cemetery southeast of Topeka.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3625 SW 29th St., Ste. 102, Topeka, Kansas 66614.

To leave the family a special message, please select the Share Memories option listed above.
Orpha K. (Kreipe) Downing, 89, of Tecumseh, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018. She was born November 25, 1928 in Tecumseh, the daughter of George and Leona (Gordon) Kreipe.

Orpha graduated from Highland Park High School in 1946. She worked for various insurance companies, Frito Lay, Similar Mode, Big Lots and Nationwide Publishing. She was a Tupperware dealer and manager for over 45 years, working until she was 80 years old.

Orpha married Jack Shay. He preceded her in death. She married Chester Elmore. He preceded her in death. She married Lawrence Allison. He preceded her in death. She married Ron Downing. They later divorced. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Gordon (Bessie) Kreipe and Gene (Florence) Kreipe.

Survivors include children, Larry (Helga) Shay, Karen (Larry) Wilson, Sandy Staebell and Kathryne Ansell, ten grandchildren, Emily, Ryan, Michael, Crystal, Tyler, Harley, Brittany, Kevin, Andrew and Joshua, five great-grandchildren, Julia, Logan, Lillian, Norna and Elara. Also surviving are her siblings, Marva Lee (John) Powell and Karol (Leroy) Freeman. She loved her family and extended family.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Dove Southeast Chapel, 2843 SE Minnesota Ave. where the family will receive friends one hour prior to service time. Burial will follow in Zion Cemetery southeast of Topeka.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3625 SW 29th St., Ste. 102, Topeka, Kansas 66614.

To leave the family a special message, please select the Share Memories option listed above.

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Dove Cremations & Funerals - Southeast
2843 SE Minnesota
Topeka, KS  66605
785-266-6700
Service:
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 1:00pm
Dove Cremations & Funerals - Southeast
2843 SE Minnesota
Topeka, KS  66605
785-266-6700
Interment:
Zion Cemetery
Tecumseh, Kansas

Interment:
Zion Cemetery
Tecumseh, Kansas

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