Cora Eleanora (Younger) Sawazhki, 96, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.

She was born May 17, 1923, in Antonino to Peter and Catherine Younger.

She married Richard Sawazhki on Jan. 22, 1946, in Ellis. He preceded her in death. She spent many years babysitting and doing in home daycare.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and the Daughters of Isabella and spent hours over many decades volunteering at Let’s Help.

She enjoyed seamstress work. She made numerous outfits including her daughter’s wedding dress. She enjoyed playing bingo, going to garage sales, watching the Kansas City Royals and KU basketball.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Jr Sawazhki and wife, Anne, and Michael Sawazhkia; a daughter, Charlene Appelhanz and husband, Richard; three brothers, Richard and wife, Betty, Norman and Frank; a sister, Mary and husband, Bob; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Severin, Victor, Alvin, Joe and Edward.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Topeka; graveside services will be at 2 p.m. in St. Mary Cemetery, Ellis.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, Topeka.

A rosary will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Sacred Heart/St. Joseph Parish in care of the funeral home.

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