Lorraine Chaney Obituary

August 17, 2016

TOPEKA- Lorraine Agnes Chaney, 87, of Topeka, KS passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the Rossville Healthcare and Rehabilitation. She was born October 3, 1928 in Mayetta, KS, the daughter of Frank S. & Mabel (Blandin) Chaney.

Lorraine graduated from Mayetta High School. After high school, Lorraine worked as a Stenographer for the FBI for 30 years before she retired. When President Kennedy was assassinated, Lorraine typed the information about the shooting.

Lorraine was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Glen Beckwith (Sue Harding) of Topeka, KS, Lynn Beckwith (Jane) of Ozawkie, KS, John Naranjo and Marlene Naranjo both of Albuquerque, NM and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sisters, Christine Naranjo and Anna Beckwith and 3 brothers, Otis, Francis and Alvie Chaney.

Lorraine was cremated and private family inurnment will be at a later date in the Holton Cemetery. Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is in charge of arrangements. To leave a special message for the family, please visit