October 19, 1921 - August 21, 2007


October 19, 1921 - August 21, 2007


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Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.

The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.

Memorial Candles

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The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.

Memorial Trees

Circle of Life

In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.

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The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.

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Emily Lorene Kimzey, 85, of Topeka, Kansas, died Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at Brewster Place, Topeka, Kansas. Lorene and her twin sister, Maxine were born October 19, 1921, near Mine Creek, Linn County, Kansas, the daughter of Ross and Mabel Leonard. At age 3, the family moved to a farm northeast of Pleasanton, KS. She attended Oberlin school and graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1939. The twins were musically talented and entertained their neighbors regularly in their younger days. She married Elvin Kimzey on December 24, 1941 in Nevada, MO. Upon their return to Linn County after WWII, she lived with her family in Pleasanton, Mound City and LaCygne. She moved to Topeka in 1956 where she raised her children, cared for elderly family members, and was employed by Crosby’s Department Stores and Dustins, Inc. until her retirement in 1984. She and her husband spent the next 20 years traveling in their motor home, loving her grandchildren without limitation, and enjoying family and friends. Lorene was a life member of the Order of Eastern Star, a member of the First Christian Church of Topeka, and an honorary member of the Kansas-Missouri chapter of the Winnebago International Travelers Club. She is survived b y her husband, Elvin of Topeka, Kansas; her sister, Maxine Swanson, also of Topeka; her two sons, Steve of Austin, Texas and Ron of Atlanta, Georgia; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2:30 PM, Saturday, August 25, 2007 at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, LaCygne, Kansas. Vistiation will be from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, Friday at the Chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, LaCygne.
Arrangements: Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, LaCygne, Kansas
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coffelschneider.com

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