Obituary photo of Arlen Tappan, Dove-KS
In Loving Memory of

Arlen F. Tappan

1934 - 2019
Obituary photo of Arlen Tappan, Dove-KS
In Loving Memory of

Arlen F. Tappan

1934 - 2019

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Monday, June 17, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Dove Cremations & Funerals - Southwest
3700 SW Wanamaker Rd
Topeka, KS  66610
785-272-9797
Service:
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 1:00pm
Wanamaker Woods Church of the Nazarene
Interment:
Rochester Cemetery
Topeka, Kansas

Interment:
Rochester Cemetery
Topeka, Kansas
Arlen F. Tappan, 84, Topeka, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019, at Midland Hospice House.

Arlen was born August 29, 1934, in Lyons, KS, the son of Russell and Martha Tappan. He graduated from Lyons High School and the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering.

He retired in 1996, from the State of Kansas, Department of Transportation after 42 years of service.

He was a member of Wanamaker Woods Church of the Nazarene where he was actively involved in the choir and served as Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 183 in Tecumseh, KS.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, and K.U. Basketball. But what he loved most was spending time with family and being involved in his children and grandchildren’s activities.

Arlen married Delores “Dee” Butler on August 16, 1975, in Topeka. She survives. Other survivors include; sons, Jon Tappan, Parkersburg, WV, Jeff (Karen) Tappan, Scott Tappan, Rob (Nicole) Tappan, and daughter Samantha Abel, all of Topeka; grandchildren, Christine, Benjamin, Randi, Emily, Allison, Gentry, Carter, Russell, and Natalee; 6 great-grandchildren; and sister, Karen (Rich) Williams, Cuba, MO.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Wanamaker Woods Church of the Nazarene, 3501 SW Wanamaker Road. Burial will follow at Rochester Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019, at the Dove Southwest Chapel, 3700 SW Wanamaker Road.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wanamaker Woods Church of the Nazarene or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

To leave a special message for the family online, click the Share Memories button above.
Arlen F. Tappan, 84, Topeka, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019, at Midland Hospice House.

Arlen was born August 29, 1934, in Lyons, KS, the son of Russell and Martha Tappan. He graduated from Lyons High School and the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering.

He retired in 1996, from the State of Kansas, Department of Transportation after 42 years of service.

He was a member of Wanamaker Woods Church of the Nazarene where he was actively involved in the choir and served as Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 183 in Tecumseh, KS.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, and K.U. Basketball. But what he loved most was spending time with family and being involved in his children and grandchildren’s activities.

Arlen married Delores “Dee” Butler on August 16, 1975, in Topeka. She survives. Other survivors include; sons, Jon Tappan, Parkersburg, WV, Jeff (Karen) Tappan, Scott Tappan, Rob (Nicole) Tappan, and daughter Samantha Abel, all of Topeka; grandchildren, Christine, Benjamin, Randi, Emily, Allison, Gentry, Carter, Russell, and Natalee; 6 great-grandchildren; and sister, Karen (Rich) Williams, Cuba, MO.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Wanamaker Woods Church of the Nazarene, 3501 SW Wanamaker Road. Burial will follow at Rochester Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019, at the Dove Southwest Chapel, 3700 SW Wanamaker Road.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wanamaker Woods Church of the Nazarene or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

To leave a special message for the family online, click the Share Memories button above.

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Monday, June 17, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Dove Cremations & Funerals - Southwest
3700 SW Wanamaker Rd
Topeka, KS  66610
785-272-9797
Service:
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 1:00pm
Wanamaker Woods Church of the Nazarene
Interment:
Rochester Cemetery
Topeka, Kansas

Interment:
Rochester Cemetery
Topeka, Kansas

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