Mindy Oaks 1977-2018
Merinda Ann “Mindy” Oaks, 41, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Midland Hospice in Topeka after a short battle with cancer.
She was born May 18, 1977, in Hiawatha, the daughter of William and Rebecca Ferry-Torres Oaks of Horton. She attended school at Horton and Wetmore, graduating from Seaman High School in Topeka.
She married Rick Neidfelt of Emmett. He survives.
Other survivors include her mother Rebecca Colhour, Salina; two daughters, Hailey and Kaitlyn Schwanz, Topeka; stepmother Penny Carlson, Topeka; a brother, Faron Moore and wife Brook, Topeka; her grandmother, Helen Moore, Topeka; grandparents, Ray and Irene Ferry-Torres, Hiawatha; and an aunt, Elizabeth Mellies and husband Arthur, Netawaka. She was preceded in death by her father, William Oaks; grandparents, John and Hazel Laurie Oaks; and a cousin, Daniel Worthington, Netawaka.
Cremation is planned. A celebration of life service will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Shawnee North Community Center in Topeka. Ms. Oaks will be buried next to her father in a private ceremony in Netawaka Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hailey and Kaitlyn Schwanz Education Fund, sent in care of Penny Carlson, 1317 N.W. Lyman Road, Topeka, KS 66608.