Zola Desmond*

Zola Desmond*

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Zola  Desmond*

The late Zola (Simpson) Desmond was born June 2, 1916 in Amoret, Mo., the daughter of John Wesley and Eva Hutchins Simpson. She graduated from high school in Amoret. She married Bernard Heywood Desmond January 17, 1940 and traveled with him during the 28 years of his military service. Upon his retirement, they moved to Denver. After his death in June of 1984, Mrs. Desmond moved back to Topeka. While living in Topeka, Desmond volunteered for the Red Cross and was an active member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. She lived in Topeka until her death July 20, 2001.