In Memory

Thomas Cripe - Class Of 1968

Thomas Cripe

Thomas J. “Tom” Cripe, 64, of Topeka, Ks., passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at a local hospital.

Tom was born Sept. 28, 1949, in Delphi, the son of Evelyn Cripe. He graduated from Delphi High School in 1968. His marriage to Linda Seele was on June 23, 1979, in Belvue, Ks., and she survives.

Tom served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was employed as an owner/manager at several service stations in Topeka, retiring in 2005.

He was an avid bowler, hunter, fisherman, and loved to play cards.

Surviving with his wife are a son, Jared (Amy) Cripe of Topeka; a granddaughter, Adelynn Cripe; his mother, Evelyn Cripe of Delphi; three brothers, Jerry Cripe, Bud Cripe and Ron Cripe; two sisters, Nancy Randle and Sandra Boling; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Penwell-Gabel Southeast Chapel, Topeka. Burial will follow with military graveside rites.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.