Cover photo for Virginia M. Padilla-Lara's Obituary
Virginia M. Padilla-Lara Profile Photo
1942 Virginia 2023

Virginia M. Padilla-Lara

November 30, 1942 — November 16, 2023

Topeka

Virginia M. Padilla-Lara, age 80, of Topeka, KS, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2023.

She was born the daughter of Jose Joaquin and Paula (Luna) Padilla on November 30, 1942, in Topeka, KS. Virginia graduated from Hayden High School and retired in 2003, after 30 plus years with the Department of Health and Environment for the State of Kansas.

She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Virginia was an avid reader and in her spare time, she enjoyed working on Diamond Art Projects. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to her neighbors and friends in the La Colonia Community.

Survivors include her sister, Juanita Padilla; and a brother, Louis Padilla. Other survivors include a loving extended family of many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

Virginia is preceded in death by parents; brothers, John, Frank Sr., and Alfonso Padilla; three sisters, Antonia Martinez, Sister Margarita Padilla SCL, and Severina Padilla.

Memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M., followed by a parish rosary at 10:30 A.M., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M., at the church. Inurnment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Topeka.

Memorial contributions can be made in Virginia's memory to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.

To share a memory or to leave condolences, please visit, www.brennanmathenafh.com.

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

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Virginia M. Padilla-Lara, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Visitation

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church

201 NE Chandler St, Topeka, KS 66616

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Parish Rosary

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

10:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church

201 NE Chandler St, Topeka, KS 66616

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church

201 NE Chandler St, Topeka, KS 66616

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Inurnment

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 846

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree