Tina Kay Twidwell


Tina Kay Twidwell, 62, of DeSoto, KS passed away early Thursday morning July 12, 2018. Celebration of Life services will be held 7-11:00 pm Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Linden-Tripkos VFW Post 6654, 33725 W. 84th St, DeSoto, KS. The family will be providing dinner, music, margaritas, beer and memories. A gofundme has been set up and they will take cash donations at the door on the 27th. If you would like to send cards, regards or flowers… please send to Tara Forrester or Tad Twidwell at the deceased’s home, 31715 W 91st DeSoto, KS 66018. Memorial contributions may be made by going to https://www.gofundme.com/taps-for-tina. Arrangements by: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS 913-856-7111. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com

Tina Kay Twidwell was born December 21, 1955 in Olathe, KS to Virgil E. and Ernestine Marie (Herning) Tripkos. She graduated from DeSoto High School in 1974 and was a life-long DeSoto resident. Tina, a long time dance teacher who ran her own dance studio in De Soto, KS, also worked as a public servant for the Johnson County Government. Tina loved to laugh and have a good time. She loved baking, gardening and telling jokes over Margaritas with friends and family. Every day was a holiday with Tina Kay!

Tina was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her brother, Todd Tripkos of DeSoto,KS; daughter, Tara Nichole and husband, Roddney Barrett Forrester of Louisburg, KS; son, Tad Neal Twidwell and wife Cybill of DeSoto, KS; grandchildren: Cayden, Conner, Cheyanne, Cohen and former husband, Lawrence Twidwell.