Obituary photo of Marla Rimel, Topeka-KS
In Loving Memory of

Marla Rimel

1948 - 2022
Obituary photo of Marla Rimel, Topeka-KS
In Loving Memory of

Marla Rimel

1948 - 2022

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Friday, August 5, 2022 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Penwell-Gabel - Mid-Town Chapel
1321 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS  66604
785-354-8558
Marla Lynn Rimel, 73, of Topeka, passed away Friday, July 29, 2022.

She was born November 25, 1948, in Topeka, Kansas, the daughter of Robert and Mary (Sneden) Parker.

She was a proud Topeka High School graduate and went on to graduate with her Bachelors in Physical Education from Washburn University.

Marla was very athletic during her younger years. She participated in the Squid Club during high school and had a love for the water. She was anything and everything at the pool. From lifeguard to teaching swimming lessons to even the pool manager. Marla also liked bowling and bartending.

Marla loved her family tremendously. She loved her two children fiercely. She cherished family gatherings and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchild. She would often volunteer at Mater Dei School in the cafeteria and anywhere else she was needed.

If she wasn’t spending time with family, you could catch her watching her ION Television, Hawaii Five-O or eating seafood.

Marla was straightforward. She would be the first person to tell you what was on her mind and was always fun to be around. She was a strong woman. She prevailed through many hardships in her life and kept living each day to its fullest.

She was proud to work for Joy & Company. She worked there for majority of her life and up until her retirement. Even during retirement, she would come in and help on occasion. Most of what she did was self-taught.

Marla is survived by her children, Erin (Arthur) Lee and Justin (Melissa) Rimel; grandchildren, Tapanga, Tyler, Elijah, Bella, Janessa, Ashley, Emily, Ryley, Andrew, Gracie, and Ellie; great-grandchild, Rami; brother, R. Gary (Anne) Parker; sister, Jana (Allen) Joy; niece, Krista and nephews, Robert, Jason, David, Christopher, Shawn. She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will greet friends during a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022 at Penwell-Gabel, 1321 SW 10 Ave., Topeka, KS 66604. Private burial will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery in Topeka.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cotton O'Neil Cancer Center 1414 SW 8th Ave, Topeka, KS 66606.

To leave a message for her family online, please click the "Share Memories" button above.



Send sympathy flowers

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Friday, August 5, 2022 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Penwell-Gabel - Mid-Town Chapel
1321 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS  66604
785-354-8558

Share Memories

:
:
:
Please also sign me up for Penwell-Gabel's email newsletter.
We will treat your information with the utmost confidentiality and not share or distribute it in any way.
Condolences should be personal messages from family and friends. For a full version of our online obituary policy, please click here.

© 2022 Penwell-Gabel Cremations, Funerals & Receptions