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Alvis V. Winans, 62, Topeka, died Fri., Oct. 9, 2009, at Aldersgate Village.

He was born Sept. 9, 1947, in Leavenworth, the son of Friedof and Alberta (Frazier) Winans. He attended Oskaloosa High School and Kansas State University.

Alvis was an insurance agent with Farm-ers Insurance Group of Companies for 28 years. He was a member of University United Methodist Church.

Alvis was married to Mary E. Wild-man on July 12, 1969, in Oskaloosa. Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter: Wendi N. Winans of Blue Springs, MO; a son: Martel L. Winans of Topeka; 2 sisters: Fredonna Smith (Howard) of Gravis Mills, MO and Nedra Wolnick (Dick) of Tecum-seh; 2 sisters-in-law: Judith Roark (Roger) of West Friendship, MD and Karen Trail (John) of Axtell; and lots of nieces and nephews.

A memorial of life was at 10:00 AM, Mon., Oct. 12, 2009, at University United Methodist Church. Inurnment will be private.

The family received friends from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, Sun., at Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, 245 NW Independence, Topeka.

Memorial contributions may be made to University United Methodist Church, 1621 SW College Ave., Topeka, KS 66604 or Huntington's Research c/o KUMC, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., K.C., KS 66160. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka. com.

Original Publication Date: October 15, 2009

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