Francis Elliott “Gene” “Curly” Requa, 91, of Topeka, received his Heavenly angel wings on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Francis was born in Cassville, Missouri, the son of Fred Requa and Pearl Elliott.
Francis married Lillie Horne in October, 1944. They later divorced. Francis then married Beverly Ramsey in September, 1957. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Pearl, his wife, Beverly, brothers, Ross and Charles, sisters, Sharon and Barbara, brother-in-law, Sammy, son-in-law, Richard (DC) and grandson, Chad.
Francis is survived by his sister, Arvilla Hill Bentonville, Arkansas, his five children, Patricia (Dave) Weiser of Tulia, Texas, Floyd (Debbie) Requa of Plainview, Texas, Brenda (Ted) Miller of Topeka, Becky (Jason) Perkins of Keller, Texas, Marcia (Bob) Hannon of Topeka, fifteen grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well as his fur baby companions, Jax and Jaz.
Francis was an avid outdoors-man. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and boating with his family and friends. He was a huge Royals, Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas State fan. Francis retired from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Topeka after 35 years of service.
As per Francis' wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Private inurnment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Midland Care, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, Kansas 66606.
Dove Southeast Chapel, 2843 SE Minnesota Ave. is assisting the family.
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