|Birth: ||Nov. 18, 1948|
|Death: ||Mar. 23, 2010|
Adela Gutierrez Benavidez, age 61, of Topeka, passed away peacefully at home in the presence of her loving family on March 23, 2010.
She was born November 18, 1948 in Emporia KS to Paul and Pola Gutierrez. Adela graduated from Emporia High School and Emporia State University with an Associates degree in Business. She started working as a telephone operator in May 1970, and retired as a senior reports clerk for SBC on March 1, 2002.
She married Salvador Benavidez-Quirarte on September 7, 1968 at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Emporia KS. He survives.
She was also preceded in death by her infant daughter, Diana Benavidez; her mother Pola and two brothers, Manuel and Dominic Gutierrez.
Survivors include her husband Salvador; her children, Sylvia Benavidez Fernald, her husband, Stanton, Gardner KS; Michael Benavidez, his wife Adriana, McKinney TX; Eric James Benavidez, Lawrence KS and Melinda Rosa Benavidez, Olathe KS; one grandchild, Philip Anthony Fernald; siblings, Amalia Ibarra, San Antonio TX; Paul Gutierrez, Jr. Kansas City KS; Mario Gutierrez, Ottawa KS; Alejandra Wells, Dodge City KS, Mary Gutierrez, Kansas City KS and Lenore Sarminento, San Diego CA.
Adela will lie in state Thursday, March 25, 2010 from 5-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, where a rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 26, 2010 at the church. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church sent in care of Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Rd, Topeka KS 66614.
Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on March 24, 2010
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Created by: Dale Bernhardt
Record added: Mar 24, 2010
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