Louise Rose (Boyek) Cunningham, 96, of Topeka passed away on January 7, 2021, in the arms of her loving daughter, Barbara.
Louise was born in Akron, OH to Rudy and Emma Boyek.
She was preceded in death by her devoted husband Fred; a son, Randy; her brother, Walter and two sisters, Erna Shean and Hilda Kendron.
Fred and Louise were married in 1945 following Fred’s return from the Pacific Theater with the US Marine Corps.
Survivors include her sons, Fred W (Karen) of Colorado Springs, CO and Ray (Joyce) of Akron, OH; her daughter, Barbara (Jeff) Koci of Topeka; 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Louise retired from the Kansas State Legislature after serving many years as secretary for Senator Bill Morris of Wichita.
She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church of Topeka.
Honoring Louise’s request, cremation is planned. Services will be planned at a later date. Penwell-Gabel Cremations, Funeral and Receptions, 1321 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66604 is assisting the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Doorstep Inc., 1119 SW 10th, Topeka, KS, 66604 or to Helping Hands Humane Society, 5720 SW 21st, Topeka, KS, 66604-3720.
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