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Leon F. Condley, 85, of Topeka, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at the Colmery-ONeil VA Medical Center in Topeka.
He was born on August 10, 1924 in Bowie, TX, the son of Paul J. and Adella C. Ginn Condley. He graduated from Topeka High School
in 1942. Leon was a Navy veteran of WWII, serving on the William C. Miller naval carrier. Leon was employed as a fireman for the City of
Topeka for 32 years before retiring in 1984. He was also employed by the Colmery-ONeil VA Medical Center for 37 years before retiring in
1981. He was a member of Crestview United Methodist Church. Leon married Lois I. Hildenbrand on September 9, 1956 in Stull, KS. She
survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Julia (David) Strobel of Topeka, one son, Roy Condley of Topeka, two grandchildren,
Jennifer Shofe and Janelle Lida (Vince) Strobel-DiGennaro, one great-grandson, Tony DiGennaro, two sisters, Hazel Basker of Mishawaka, IN
and Ann (Merle) Bradley of Casscade, CO. Leon was preceded in death by two brothers, Louis Condley and Art Condley. Services will be held at
10:30 a.m. Thursday at Crestview United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Stull Cemetery southeast of Topeka at 1:30 p.m. Leon will lie in state
after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel where the family will receive friends from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be given to Crestview United Methodist Church, 2245 SW Eveningside Dr., Topeka, KS 66614 or to the Helping Hands Humane Society,
2625 NW Rochester Rd., Topeka, KS 66617. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com.