Lois Anna Metzenthin, 88, Topeka, passed away October 11, 2020 at Midland Hospice House surrounded by her family.
She was born July 26, 1932 in Skiatook, OK, the daughter of Homer and Hazel (Skoog) Diepenbrock. She graduated from Topeka High School and attended Washburn University.
She was a Day Care Mother for 20 years and worked for the Kansas Legislature for 19 years.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church, Eastern Star, Shepherds Center of Topeka and Hoyt Study Club.
She married her high school sweetheart Waldemar “Bud” Metzenthin on December 14, 1951. Her husband of 68 years survives. Other survivors include their children, David (Janine Silsby) Metzenthin, Hoyt, Carolyn (Art) Sandquist, Topeka; sister, Jean Hackett, LaMarque, TX; brother, Bob (Janice) Diepenbrock, Alma; brother-in-law, Glenn St. John, Edmond, OK; granddaughters, Adriene Williams, Topeka, Mariel (Ross) Johnson, Kansas City, MO; grandsons, Peter and Patrick Sandquist, Topeka; great-grandson, Campbell Williams, Topeka; and great-granddaughter, Marlo Johnson, Kansas City, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents; older sister, Doris St. John; and infant twin daughters, Joanne and Jeanne.
She lived most of her life in Topeka, but lived in rural Hoyt for 32 years.
Private burial is planned in Highland Cemetery in Osage County with a Memorial service at First Lutheran Church at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church, 1234 SW Fairlawn, Topeka, KS 66604.
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