Twila Jo Sullivan, 86, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 in Albuquerque, NM. She was born December 21, 1934 in Ellsworth, KS to Carl and Theresa (Sebesta) Gray.
Twila was a longtime resident of Geneseo, KS where she was a high school home economics and Spanish teacher. She later taught at Little River after Geneseo High School closed. After her teaching career, Twila prepared delicious meals for folks at the Geneseo Senior Center. She married Wayne Sullivan in Geneseo on February 11, 1978. Twila was a talented piano player, but admitted she was never as good as her sister, Carla. She was also a violinist in the Kansas State University Orchestra while attending college. She enjoyed sewing and making clothes and costumes for her co-workers and their families. Twila was a “shopaholic” and what pleased her most was giving gifts to others. She had a wonderful enthusiasm and will be greatly missed.
Twila is survived by her daughters, Jeanelle Craft (Michael) of Coolidge, AZ and Joycelyn Dorsey (Mary Van Antwerp) of Albuquerque, NM; step-daughters, Pam Sullivan of Salina, KS and Shelly Michael (Brian) of Bennington, KS; step-son, Mike Sullivan of Kansas City, KS; grandchildren, Jaclyn Camarotti (Teo) of Manhattan, KS and Paula Olson of Wichita, KS; sister, Carla Christians of Marquette, KS; niece, Darla Brin (Mark) of Salina; and nephews, Davis Laughlin (Donna) of Benton, KS and Daric Laughlin (Karen) of Overland Park, KS. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Sullivan and parents, Carl and Theresa Gray.
Visitation: 12-2 p.m., Friday, October 29, 2021 at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth.
Funeral service: 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 29, 2021 at Parsons Funeral Home with burial following in the Geneseo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Dementia Society of America or the Geneseo United Methodist Church, c/o, Parsons Funeral Home, PO Box 45, Ellsworth, KS 67439.
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