Joanna L. Huffman, 88, of Topeka, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, October 22, 2022.
She was born March 30, 1934 in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of James and Idawayne (Barker) Baker. She graduated from Wichita North High School.
Joanna helped educate young children at Forbes Air Force Base Preschool and enjoyed the special bond with the children over the years. She ran the kindergarten with her late friend, Freida Konowalow.
She was also employed by KPERS for 17 years as an office supervisor. Joanna was a member of the Berryton Baptist Church and enjoyed being part of Bible study groups.
Joanna married Harold D. Huffman on June 14, 1952 in Wichita, Kansas. They welcomed two daughters, Teri and Tami. Harold predeceased her on February 18, 1990.
She will be remembered as a caring and loving person who adored her family. Joanna had a special bond with her three granddaughters, Lena, Christina and Lisa.
Joanna leaves behind her daughters, Teri (Gilbert) Colpitts and Tami (Robert) Buch; three granddaughters, Lena (Christopher) Graham, Christina Shaver and Lisa Johnson; 13 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Vicki Hughes, James E. Baker and Janice Shipley and grandson, Dean Shaver.
An in-state will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at Penwell Gabel Funeral Home, 1321 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66604. A funeral service will follow at 4:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 28, 2022 at Wichita Park Cemetery in Wichita, Kansas. To leave a message for the family online, please visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com.
Posted on October 23, 2022
Posted in Topeka Capital Journal
Penwell Gabel Funeral Home, 1321 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, Kanas 66604
October 27, 2022 at 13:00 – 16:00
Penwell Gabel Funeral Home, 1321 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66604
October 27, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.