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Donnie W. High

April 10, 1945 — October 16, 2022

Donnie W. High, age 77, of Topeka, KS, went to be with his Lord and Savior, on Sunday, October 16, 2022, at Stormont Vail Hospital.

He was born the son of Charley Edward and Emily Mabel (Tharp) High on April 10, 1945, in Miller, KS.

Donnie married Annie May on May 15, 1971, in Emporia, KS. They shared 51 years of wonderful marriage. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and taking care of his lawn. You could find Donnie on his riding lawn mower, cutting grass at home and at work. He was a former member of First Bible Baptist Church in Great Bend, KS, as well as South Knollwood Baptist Church. Donnie and his wife, Annie are current members of Topeka Bible Church.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Annie M. High; two sons, Daniel High, Timothy High and his wife Lynda; four grandchildren, Valla, Sam, Elvira, and Doran. His five siblings, Katie, Nita, Charles, Bertha, and Earlene also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Jessie, Geri, and Vernon.

Cremation has taken place.

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, October 21, 2022, from 5:00-7:00 P.M., at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home.

A memorial service will take place at 10:30 A.M., on Saturday, October 22, at Topeka Bible Church (CAB Building), 1135 SW College Ave., Topeka, KS 66604.

Inurnment will take place at Ivy Cemetery in rural Lyon County at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made in Donnie’s memory to the National Kidney Foundation-Finance Dept., 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.

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Arrangements entrusted to Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, KS 66603.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, October 21, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)


800 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66603

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Memorial Service

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

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