DEATH: John Delbert Topham

John Delbert Topham, 92, died on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. He was a longtime Peabody resident.

A service will be held at the Peabody Christian Church on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. followed by Veterans Graveside Military service at the cemetery.

The final resting place will be at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.

A memorial has been established with the Peabody Veterans Avenue of Flags.

He was born May 30, 1926, in Newton, Kansas to John Bartlett and Gertrude (Stryker) Topham. On July 16, 1950, he wed Ruth Engel. He is survived by his wife Ruth of Griswold, Iowa; sons, Phil (Gail) Topham of Burns, Jeff (Lori) Topham of Griswold, Iowa, Greg (Kim) Topham of Peabody, David (Shelley) Topham of Valley Center; daughter Amy (Rusty) Engle of Kingman; 16 grandchildren, multiple great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

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