Obituary: Edward Patrick McGill

Edward Patrick McGill, 62, of Topeka died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at Brighton Place West, Topeka.

Edward was born March 18, 1955, in Kingsville, Texas, the son of Edward Everett and Martha (Ziegler) McGill.

Following his parents’ divorce, Ed lived with his father until age 10, when he returned to live with his mother in Topeka. Ed graduated from Topeka West High School in 1973 with a scholarship to Kansas State University. Early in his first year, he suffered a psychiatric break and returned for hospitalization in Topeka. Once stabilized on medication by 1974, he moved to an apartment and went to work for the City of Topeka traffic sign and pavement marking shop.

In 1977, he resigned to try college again at Washburn University but was unsuccessful. After some months in the Menninger Foundation in 1980, he moved to a farm program in Vermont, returning to the Menninger outpatient program in 1984.

Ed was preceded in death by his grandparents, C.F. & Olive (Barry) Zeigler, and his father.

He is survived by his mother, Martha Senogles of Topeka; one brother, Kenneth McGill of Milledgeville, Ga; one sister, Jan McGill-Fowler of Houston, and a number of other relatives and friends.

Ed will lie in state on Friday, Jan. 12, at Ebersole Mortuary Chapel, Conway Springs, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bryce Hansen, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Conway Springs Cemetery. Local arrangements are by Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs. Online condolences and guestbook are available

Memorial contributions may be made to NAMI, P.O. Box 62596, Baltimore, MD 21264-2596 or the Topeka Rescue Mission, Inc., P.O. Box 8350, 600 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66608.