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Leavenworth Area 2004 Obituaries Archives

December 2004 Obituaries

Augusta Blockburger Garrett

Augusta Blockburger Garrett, 90 of Leavenworth died Friday December 24, 2004 at Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth . Augusta was born January 14, 1914 in Rosedale , Kansas the daughter of Charles and Augusta (Singleman) Blockburger. She married James D. Garrett February 18, 1931 in Missouri . She was a lifelong resident of Leavenworth and homemaker. She was a member of Church of the Open Door. Augusta is survived by two sons, Patrick E Garrett, Leavenworth and Nathan P. Garrett Leavenworth, four daughters Margaret LeBoeuf, Leavenworth , Mary B. Caswell, Leavenworth , Debbie A. Briscoe, St Joseph Missouri , and Dixie R. Orr, Modesto , California . One sister, Osey Davidson, Leavenworth . Twelve Grandchildren and nine Great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband James D. Garrett and a infant son James A. Garrett, Five brothers Charles Blockburger, Edward Blockburger, Bill Blockburger, Chris Blockburger, and Henry Blockburger, two sisters, Ella Blockburger Everett and Mary Blockburger Porter. Funeral services will be 1:30pm Tuesday December 28, 2004 at the Church of the Open Door 4800 S. 20 th street, Leavenworth with Dr. Damian Efta Officiating. Burial will follow at Mt Muncie Cemetery, with Rev. David Jones. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Monday at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home 4701 10 th Ave Leavenworth , 913-351-0200 where friends may call after 12 ( noon ). Memorials are requested to the Church of the Open Door, Building Fund.

Gregory W. Walkup

Gregory W. Walkup, 39, of Lansing , KS died Sunday, December 19, 2004 at his home. He was born March 25, 1965 in Leavenworth , KS the son of Grant and Donita Schmidt Walkup. He attended Pittsburg State University . He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army. He married Trena Edwards on April 6, 1991 at the VA Chapel in Leavenworth ; she survives at the home with their son, Jake. He owned and operated Walkup Remodeling and enjoyed a good reputation as a fine builder and carpenter. Survivors include his father Grant Walkup and stepmother Marsha Walkup, Shawnee , KS , one sister, Teresa Fliger (Tom), Basehor, one brother Bart Walkup (Candi), Shawnee , KS . His step-father Ed Simons of Lansing, and Dorothy Simons, grandmother of Leavenworth . He was preceded in death by his mother Donita Simons. Funeral services will be 11:30 AM Thursday, December 23, 2004 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Crabb officiating, 4701 10 th Ave, Leavenworth, KS . Burial with military honors will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery . Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 pm Wednesday where friends may call after 3:00PM . Memorials may be given in care of Citizens Savings and Loan Association ( P.O. Box 489 , Leavenworth Ks, 66048) for Jake Walkup Educational Fund.

 

November 2004 Obituaries

Kenneth G. Ring

Kenneth G. Ring, COL , USA (Ret.) age 82 died at his home on Friday November 26, 2004 surrounded by his family. He was born October 9, 1922 in Theilman , MN the son of John F. and Phoebe Ann McMillan Ring. He graduated from St. Felix High School in Wabasha , MN in 1938, following a year of college he entered the Minnesota National Guard. He was called to active duty in the U.S. Army in 1941 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in Artillery in 1942. He served in WW II, Korea , and Vietnam in a military career that spanned over 36 years. Among his commendations and decorations include: Legion of Merit w/ 2 OCL's-3 awards, Bronze Star w/ 2 OCL's Army Commendation Medal w/ 1 OCL, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Army Meritorious Medal, Air Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/1 OCL, European, African, Middle Eastern Campaign Meal w/ 3 Campaign Stars. Distinguished Unit Emblem, Belgian Foregiere, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation-Japan Medal, Korea Campaign Medal w/ 5 Battle Stars, United Nations Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, Republic Vietnam Advisory Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ 7 Battle Stars.. Through his training and college he received his Master Degree in Business Administration in 1972. Following his military career he began a Property Management business in Leavenworth and Lansing until his retirement. He was a member of the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. He married Mary Ann Dockendorf in Cold Spring , MN on Sept. 14, 1946., she survives at the couples home. Other survivors include three daughters Louise Nichols, Atlanta , GA , Denise Maliszewski and husband Ben, Glen Carbon, IL, Pattie Ring, Hot Springs , AR., two sons David Ring and his wife Bobbi, Fort Wayne , IN , Tony Ring and his wife Rosa, Waterford , WI . Four brothers Vincent Ring, Shawnee Mission, KS, Delmar Ring, Cincinatti, OH, Leon Ring Mount Juliet, TN, Gerard Ring, Wabasha, MN, three sisters Maryknoll Sr. Patricia Ring, Santiago, Chile, Phoebe Ann Brunholz, Ellendale, MN, Margaret Wagner, Mazeppa, MN and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son 1LT Harold Ring who was killed in Vietnam, four brothers Fr. Francis Ring, S.J., Earl Ring, Ronald Ring, Norbert Ring. 1 sister Rosamond Ring. Friends may call at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home after 2:00 PM Monday with a visitation from 6-8 PM and a parish prayer vigil at 7:00PM . A Mass of Resurrection will be 10:00 AM Tuesday at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Lansing with Fr, Mike Stubbs as celebrant, burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery . Memorials are requested to Hospice of Leavenworth or to St. Vincent 's Clinic in care of the funeral home, 4701 10 th Ave. Leavenworth , KS 66048 .

Michael J. Neve

Michael J. Neve, 51, of Lansing , KS died Monday, November 22, 2004 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born July 14, 1953 in Quebec , Canada . He was adopted at the age of two by his parents Robert and Ida Hunt Neve. He attended Wichita State University and received his Masters Degree in Criminal Justice. He was employed with the Kansas Dept. of Corrections for over 27 years with 22 of those years at the Lansing Correctional Facility in Lansing , he was currently Deputy Warden. He was a member of the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lansing Knights of Columbus, 4 th Degree. He was active in the Lansing Lions Club and was a life time member, being a member for over 21 years. He had served as Lions Past District Governor, and currently was the Lions Membership Chairman on the State level. He was named Volunteer of the Year for the City of Lansing in 2004 and was a member of Lansing Pride. He married Marjean L. Snelling on July 26, 1976 in Aston , PA , she survives at the couple's home. Other survivors include two daughters Jennifer Neve, Pittsburg , KS and Dawn Neve, Topeka , KS , his father Robert Neve, Lansing , KS . He was preceded in death by his mother. Friends may call at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home after 2:00 PM Friday with a visitation from 6-8 PM , a parish prayer vigil will be recited at 7:00 PM . A Mass of Resurrection will be 10:30 AM Saturday with Fr. Mike Stubbs as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery . Memorials are requested to the Lions Leader Dog Program for the Blind or to the St. Francis de Sales Church Building Funding care of the funeral home, 4701 10 th Ave, Leavenworth, KS 66048.

 

Richard A. Reed

Richard A. Reed, 51, of Leavenworth died Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City , KS . He was born March 2, 1953 in Leavenworth the son of Adolph E. and Sylvia B. Reed. He married Linda Catron on Sept. 8, 1986 , she preceded him in death in on Nov. 28, 1997 . He worked at various industries in the Leavenworth area and he had a small engine repair business. He is survived by his mother Sylvia B. Reed, Leavenworth , three brothers Edward Reed, Leonard Reed both of Leavenworth and Ernest Reed, Basehor , KS .

Four sisters survive Doris Baker, Kansas City , MO , Betty Housworth, Los Angeles , CA , Jean Long and Rita Malotte both of Leavenworth . He is further survived by 2 step-daughters Maggie and Valery Catron and one step-son Timothy Catron. He was preceded in death by his father Adolph in 1983 and an infant sister. Friends may call at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home from 6-8 PM Thursday. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday at the Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Trusty officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery . A time for fellowship will follow in the Community Room following services at the funeral home.

September 2004 Obituaries

Joseph D. Labbee

Joseph D. Labbee, SFC USA Ret. 67, of Leavenworth died Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at his home. He was born April 26, 1937 in Wallagrass , Maine the son of Rene` and Rose Anne LaFrance Labbee. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1977. He received many awards and commendations to include 2 Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters. During two tours in Vietnam he was decorated during the TET Offensive and Merit Unit Commendations during the VN Counteroffensives III, IV, and V. He received an Associates Degree from Park College in Criminal Justice. He married Janette Seaton and they later divorced and then he married Janet Carter and they separated and later divorced in 1999. He owned and operated the Labbee Liquor Store in Lansing for many years before retiring in 2004. He loved fishing, collecting stamps, coins, and baseball cards. He played minor league AAA baseball as a catcher in his younger days. He was an avid Chiefs fan and a member of the DAV. Survivors include two daughters Karin Mance of Leavenworth and Suzanne Labbee of Lansing , KS . Two step-sons Michael and Marcus Bean both of Lansing , KS . One granddaughter, Darby Shaw Mance of Leavenworth , KS . Five sisters Rita Gardner, Bernadette Robinson, and Norma Shaw of Hartford , Conn. , Robin Palmer, LaCrosse, WI, Lauritte Perone of Las Vegas, NV. He was preceded in death by his parents and one Sister Nadine Sattori. The family will greet friends from 10-12:00 AM on Monday October 4, 2004 at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave. , Leavenworth , KS . Graveside services with Full Military Honors will begin at 12:30 PM at Ft.Leavenworth National Cemetery with Chaplain COL USA Ret. Gary (Sam) Sanford officiating. Friends and relatives will gather in the community room at the funeral home for fellowship following services. Memorials are requested to the DAV in care of the funeral home.

Irene C. Hoffman

Irene Hoffman, 80,of Leavenworth , KS died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004 at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Lansing KS . She was born Feb. 28, 1924 in Potter, KS the daughter of Clinton and Agnes Noll Hoffman. She was a graduate of Potter High School . She was employed for nearly forty years with SW Bell in Kansas City, retiring in 1984. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Telephone Pioneers. She loved to travel and had traveled the world. She is survived by a sister Marie Hoffman, Leavenworth , KS , a sister-in-law Marcedes Hoffman, Atchison , KS . Seven nieces Patti Miller, San Diego, CA, Janie Harris, KCMO, Irene “Bootsie” Loboda, Sunrise Beach, MO, Mary Lou Evans, The Colony, TX, Claudia Goldak, and Helen Snow both of Overland Park, KS. Vickie Hill, Gladstone, MO. One nephew Larry Hoffman, Overland Park , KS . She was preceded in death by a brother Robert Hoffman and a sister Marian Aaron. A Mass of Resurrection will be 10:00 AM Saturday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Fr. Roy Ontiveros, O. Carm. as celebrant, burial will follow at Corpus Christi Cemetery , Mooney Creek. Friends may call at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave. Friday after 2:00 PM with a visitation from 6-8 PM . A parish rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM. Memorials are requested to St. Joseph Church or Hospice of Leavenworth.

Gavin Wayne Marshall and Colin Ryan Marshall

Gavin Wayne Marshall and Colin Ryan Marshall, infant twin sons of Cpt. Jason and Karen Marshall of Ft. Riley , Kansas died on Monday September 13, 2004 at Irwin Army Hospital at Ft. Riley Kansas.

They boys were born on Monday September 13, 2004 at Ft. Riley . They are the sons of Cpt. Jason and Karen Gavin Marshall. Maternal Grandparents are Larry and Gloria Gavin of Leavenworth and Paternal Grandparents are Pamela Ricken of Wichita , KS and Steven Marshall of Parsons, KS.A Mass of Resurrection will be 12:30 PM Friday, September 17, 2004 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Leavenworth with Fr. Phillip Winkelbauer as celebrant. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery . Memorials are requested to the March of Dimes. The R. L. Leintz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Andrew J. Forge

Andrew J. Forge, 91 of Leavenworth died Friday, September 3, 2004 at his home with his beloved wife, Ruth of sixty-five years and three daughters by his side. He was born March 28, 1913 in Leavenworth , KS the son of Herman and Theresa Heim Forge. He was a member of St. Joseph Church , and member of the St. Joseph Men's Society for over 50 years. He was a Life Member of the Eagles and a Golden Eagle. He was a member of REAC. He married Ruth L. Weishaar on June 3, 1939 in Nortonville , KS , she survives at the couples home. Andrew and Ruth owned and worked a farm in Kickapoo early in their marriage before his love for carpentry took his career in a different direction. He worked in the in the Quartermaster Shop at Ft. Leavenworth for many years retiring in 1976. He was most proud of his “Certificate of Appreciation” for designing and constructing the catapult for the funeral services of Presidents Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson. Following his retirement he worked side by side with his wife Ruth acquiring antiques they could restore and share with family and friends. Other survivors include three daughters and spouses Mary and Roger Turner, Shawnee , KS , Susan and Don Israel, Overland Park , KS and Lynda and Ron Rogacki, Lake Lotawana , MO. Seven grandchildren Lisa, Todd, Kathy, Kelly, Chris, Erin and Gentry and nine great-grandchildren Ryan, Sara, Connor, Katelyn, Lindsey, Austin, Haley, Jack and Elizabeth. He was preceded in death by two brothers Edward and Herman Forge Sr., four sisters Josephine Duffin, Marie Bertels, Philomena Bolin and Alma McGlinn. The family will greet friends from 9- 10:30 AM Wednesday at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home. A Mass of Resurrection will be 11:00 AM Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. David McEvoy, O.Carm as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery . Family and friends will gather for fellowship in the Community Room at the funeral home following the committal service at the cemetery. He was a wonderful and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a friend to all. He will be missed very much by his family who find solace in knowing he is now at peace in his eternal home. Andrews daughters would like to thank Lisa and Becky for all the love care they provided our parents. The family would also like to thank Hospice of Leavenworth for their help and support. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Leavenworth or to St. Joseph Church .

August 2004 Obituaries

Irving J. Simien

Irving J. Simien 84 of Leavenworth, died Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at the Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center, Leavenworth , KS . Irving was born October 1, 1919 in Opelousas Louisiana , the son of John and Olivia Simien. He was a Veteran. On July 25, 1942 he married Ruth Wilson in Alexandria LA , she preceded him in death on February 12, 1998 . Irving is survived by four children, Gail Thurman, Wichita KS , Denise (Joseph) Goodwin, Leavenworth , Mickey Simien, Lenexa KS , and Wayne (Margaret) Simien Leavenworth. He is also survived by two sisters Dorothy ( Hamilton ) Buckner, Bertha Smith, Six Grandchildren and two Great Grandchildren. Irving worked for the Dwight D Eisenhower VA Medical Center in housekeeping for 35 years before his retirement. Irving was an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

A mass of Christian Resurrection will be 8 AM Friday August 6, 2004 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Fr. Phil Winkelbauer as celebrant, Burial will follow at the Leavenworth National Cemetery . Friends may call at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home 4701 10 th Ave Leavenworth , KS after 2:00 PM Thursday August 5, 2004 with a visitation from 6 to 8 PM . A parish vigil will be at 6 PM at the funeral home. Memorials are requested to the Disabled American Veterans in care of the funeral home.

Donald L. Jacka, Sr.

Donald LaFawn Jacka, Sr. LCDR USN Retired of Leavenworth , Kansas died Monday August 23, 2004 at his home. He was born on July 21, 1919 in Fairmount , Kansas the son of Edward L and Mae Mercedes (Elder) Jacka. Don graduated from Tonganoxie High School in 1937, attended University of Kansas on football scholarship for two years and received his BS in Education from Emporia State University in 1946. Don received his MS in Education from Emporia State University in 1963.

On December 26 1941 he married Loretta M. Maloney in Kansas City Kansas . She preceded him in death October 25 1998 . He is survived by three children, Linda C. Williams of Prairie Village, Ks, Patricia A. (Kevin) Lis of Leavenworth and Brigadier General Donald L. (Jan) Jacka Jr. of Topeka. Five Grandchildren Staff Sergeant Christopher (Stacey) Brotherton USA , Justin (Dawn) Williams, Kelley Lis, Jennifer Jacka and April Jacka.

Mr. Jacka enlisted in the US Navy in 1941 and was commissioned a Naval Aviator in 1942. He flew in the Pacific Theater during WW II and flew Patrol bombers during the Korean War. A highly decorated Naval Officer, Commander Jacka in 1953, commissioned the Naval Air Station in Fallon , Nevada . After various oversea duty stations he retired from the US Navy in 1962 completing his tour of duty in Morocco .

After Military retirement Don moved his family to Leavenworth where he taught at Muncie Elementary School , from 1962 to 1967, following which he became Vice Principal of Leavenworth High School. From 1970 to 1980 he served as Principal of Leavenworth High School. He was a lifetime member of Emporia State University Alumni Association Century Club and The Endowment Athletic Hornet Club. He was a past president of Leavenworth Noon Lions, past president of Leavenworth City Teachers, member of Phi Sigma Epsilon Fraternity, Phi Delta Theta Professional Fraternity, Leavenworth Retired Teachers Association and Retired Officer's Association. He was a member of the Henri Lodge 190 AFMA Tonganoxie, Kansas , Scottish Rite Southern Bodies 32 nd Degree Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas and a member of the Abdallah Shrine.

Service will be 11:00 AM Friday August 27, 2004 at the First United Methodist Church 5 th and Chestnut Leavenworth with the Rev. Tim Hutabarat officiating.. Burial with military honors will follow at the Ft Leavenworth National Cemetery. A visitation will be 6 to 8pm Thursday, with a Masonic service at 7pm at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home 4701 10 th Ave Leavenworth , The family suggests memorials to the Emporia Alumni Association.

Dennis D. Stevenson

Dennis D. Stevenson, 53, of Leavenworth died Monday, August 23, 2004 at the Medicallodge of Leavenworth. He was born December 1, 1950 in Liberty, MO the son of Fred and Edith Bowser O'Hare. He served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1971. He was employed as an ironworker. He is survived by a sister Ruth Ryan of Fort Collins, CO. Private graveside services will be held at the Leavenworth National Cemetery. The R. L. Leintz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Donald F. Aaron

Don F. “Butch” Aaron Jr., 48, of Leavenworth died Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at Cushing Hospital in Leavenworth , KS . He was born December 6, 1955 in Leavenworth the son of Donald F. and Charlotte Gail Aaron Sr. He attended catholic schools in Leavenworth and graduated from Immaculata High School in 1974. He attended Highland Community College and later served in the U.S. Army serving in Korea . He was employed as a concrete construction worker and worked for several union construction companies, the last being Ellis Construction Co. An injury on a construction job forced his early retirement in 1999. He was a member of the St. Joseph of the Valley Church . He married Barbara Gutierrez on January 29, 1977 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Topeka , KS , she survives at the couple's home. Other survivors include three daughters Sarah, Rachel, and Ann Aaron all of the home. A son Xavier Aaron of the home. His parents Don and Charlotte Aaron of Leavenworth . Two brothers Steve (Susan) Aaron, Frank (Jill) Aaron both of Leavenworth . two sisters Gail “Larry) Doetzl and Joan “Jim” Calway both of Leavenworth . A Mass of Resurrection will be 10:00 AM Saturday at St. Joseph of the Valley Church with Fr. John Ayang. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Church of Kickapoo Cemetery. Friends may call at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave. after 2:00 PM Friday, a visitation will be from 6-8 PM and a parish rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM. Memorials are requested to the St. Joseph of the Valley Church in care of the funeral home.

July 2004 Obituaries

Bobby J. Miller

Bobby J. Miller, 45, of Leavenworth died Thursday, July 29, 2004 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. He was born July 30, 1958 in Japan the son of Chester R. and Toshiko Watanabe Miller. He was a graduate of the Kansas City Kansas Community College with a degree in business. He was employed as the parts manager for Henry Martens Chevrolet/Cadillac dealership in Leavenworth. He was an active member of CARB-Central Auto Racing Boosters. He married Sally A. Murphy on July 25, 1987 in Leavenworth, she survivesat the couples home. Other survivors include a daughter Stacey Miller of the home, a son Robert L. Osgood of Leavenworth. Two grandildren Cole and Emma Osgood. A brother Chester Miller of Illinois and a sister Mary Light of Leavenworth. Friends may call at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home from 11:00 -1:30 PM Monday. Graveside services will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery in Lansing. Friends and family will be gathering in the community room in the lower level of the funral home following services for a time of fellowship.

Jean M. Christ

Jean M. Christ, 84, of Leavenworth died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, July 24, 2004. She was born May 16, 1920 in North Chicago, IL the daughter of Victor and Mary Bizalj Kranjc. She graduated from High School in Waukegan, IL and attended the Lake College of Commerce, Waukegan, IL. She worked for a few businesses as a bookkeeper until she married Dr. Vincent Christ on June 13, 1948 in Guam, M. I. He preceded her in death on February 13, 1992. She was a member of the St. Joseph Church and the Altar Society. A member of the St. John Guild, The Carniegie Arts Center, The Leavenworth Garden and Civic Club, the Loyal Christian Benefit Assoc., the V.A. Wives Club, Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxillary, P.E.O Chapter AD, WIBC Bowling Assn. She ws an avid bowler and bridge player. She loved entertaining friends by her pool. She spent most of her time as a homemaker and housewife. She was employed as the bookkeeper at Immaculata High School from 1977 to 1981. She is survived by a daughter Connie (Steve) Taylor, Omaha, NE, three sons Larry Christ, Denver, CO, Gary Christ, Lenexa, KS and David (Jane ) Christ, Spencer, IA. Seven grandchildren and three nieces. A Mass of Christian Resurrection will be 10:00 AM Wednesday July 28, 2004 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. David McEvoy as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home after 2:00 Tuesday with a visitation from 6-8 PM. A parish prayer vigil will be held at the funeral home at 7:00 PM

Judith E. M'Zee Albury

Judith Elizabeth Frances "M'Zee" Albury, 64, of Leavenworth died Thursday, July 15, 2004 at Cushing Hospital in Leavenworth. She was born February 21, 1040 in New York, New York, the daughter of Joseph R. and Frances Taylor Albury. She attended Catholic Schools in New York and furthered her education by receiving and Associates Degree in Nursing from the Los Angeles Community College and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Cal State University in Los Angeles. She worked as a registered nurse in Emergency Rooms at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital and at the Glendale Adventist Hospital as an Eating Disorder Nurse. She moved to Leavenworth in 1989 and was employed as a Nanny in a child care setting. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and had professed to be a Third Order of Lay Carmelites. She was a member of the California Nurses Association, she was a member of the Pro-Life Group, a member of Mother Cabrini Small Faith Group and she was a religous educator for Sacred Heart/St. Casimir Catholic Churches. She is survived by a sister Shirley Elaine Booker and her husband Linwood of Palmyra, VA. Her nearest and most devoted friend and confidant Diane Jacobs of Leavenworth. And a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers Ralph and Joseph Albury, one siter Geraldine Bond. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Monday at the Sacred Heart Church with Fr. Philip Winkelbauer as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. A visitation will be from 6-8 pm Sunday at the church with a parish prayer vigil starting at 6:00 PM

June 2004 Obituaries

David W. Fry, Jr.

David W. Fry, Jr., 61, of Leavenworth died Monday, June 28, 2004 at St. John Hospital in Leavenworth. He was born Sept. 23, 1942 in Waukegan, IL the son of David W. and Evelyn McAlister Fry Sr. He married Cecile Marcott on May 1, 1961 in Leavenworth, KS and they later divorced. He worked for A.L. Smith Welding for twenty years and Missouri Valley Fabricating for twenty years prior to that. He is survived by three sons David W. Fry III and his wife Cheryl, Leavenworth, Jim Fry and his wife Tina, Lansing, KS and Steve Fry, Carthage, MO and five grandchildren. His friend and companion for many years Wanda Phillips of Leavenworth. Three brothers Tom Fry, KC, MO, Allen Fry, Wisconsin, and Donnie Fry Iowa. Two sisters Margie and Linda Fry, Illinois. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home with Rev. Damian Snyder officiating. Friends may call after 9:00 AM prior to the service on Thursday. Burial will follow at High Praiire Cemetery. The family will greet friends and relatives inhte community room in the lower level of the funeral home following services.

Helen L. Campbell

Helen L. Campbell, 59, of Leavenworth died June 4, 2004 at her residence in Leavenworth. She was born July 9, 1944 in Columbus, MS the daughter of Robert and Annie Louise Ellis Ervin. She is survived by her husband James,  a daughter Carla and a son Dana Campbell. 5 Grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Private services wil be held at a later date.

May 2004 Obituaries

Mary M. Ewing

Mary M. Ewing, 70, died Saturday May 29, 2004 at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Lansing, KS. She was born Feb. 6, 1934 in Shallow Water, KS the daughter of Elmer and Thelma Fenton Bennett. She married William E. Ewing on Dec. 16, 1950 in Bloomfield, IA. He survives. She was a member of the Maywood Community Church, Kansas City, KS. She was a homemaker and raised three sons, Frank Ewing, Leavenworth, Dwight Ewing, Rockwall, TX, and Kenneth Ewing, Bloomfield, MO. Other survivors include six grandchildren and two great-greandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters Virginia Miller, Garden City, KS, Margaret Tackett, Deerfield, KS and two brothers Richard Bennett, Holcomb, KS, and Donlad Bennett, Garden City, KS. Funeral services will be at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home 10:30 AM Friday, June 4, 2004 with Pastor Blaine Fye, burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. A time of fellowship will follow in the community room in the lower level of the funeral home following commital services.

Janet G. Bowen

Janet G. Bowen of Olathe, formerly of Leavenworth died at home May 26, 2004 after a gallant battle with diabetes and it's complications. She was 40 years of age. She was born October 3, 1963 to loving parents Burton and Joyce Hicks Bowen. She was raised in Leavenworth attending Leavenworth Schools, graduating in 1980. She then attended the Unviersity of Kansas, after graduating she attended Penn Valley College and obtained a Physical Therapy assistant certification. She was attending Kansas University and was two classes shy of a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology. Janets lifel long ambition has always been to excel in sports. She began long distance running in High School. She was a member of the Rowing Crew Team at KU. She had participated in numerous races to include over 30 marathons. There are too many 5K's, 10K's and Triathalons to mention. She was in the BAK (Bike Across Kansas) three times. She had run in the New York Marathon, the Boston Marathon, Pikes Peak Marathon and the Iron Man competition in 1994 and was planning the iron man competition again in October of this year. Janet was featured on the cover of the Spring 2004 Official Newsleter of the World Triathalon Corp. talking about her fight with diabetes and her passion for long distance running. She stayed active in teaching CPR, EMD, Paramedics, life guarding, aqautics arthiritis and diabetes courses. She was active in the City of Olathe Parks Dept.. She was a trained member of the scuba rescue team. She is survived by two sisters, Judy Rounda and her husband Dan, Jill Guenther and her husband Berbie both of Leavenworth. Her companion a miniature beagle, Casey. Nieces and nephews Luke and Nancy Rounda, Brian and Stephanie Guenther. Five great nieces and nephews, her step-mother Dorothy Bowenof Leavenworth. She was preceded in death by her mother Joyce in 1984 and her father Burton in 1996. Funeral services will 10:30 AM Saturday at the R. L. Leintz Funeral HOme with Pastor Tom Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery.

George Van Erde

George Van Erde, 88, of Leavenworth, died peacefully Friday May 21, 2004 at his home after a 13 year battle with cancer . He was born Janury 22, 1916 in Patterson, NJ, the son of Rudolph and Emma Tanner Van Eerde. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941 and was stationed at Ft. Leavenworth with the 742nd Military Police Battalion. He met with Julianne (Babe) Fisher McElhenie prior to shipping out to New Guinea. He returned to Ft. Leavenworth at the end of the war and married Julianne who was his wife for 45 years. George and Babe together operated several Leavenworth businesses, including the Souvinir Club, the Outpost and the Federal Motel.George was predeceased by Julianna in 1991. He is survived  by his daughter, Anite (Nina) Binder and his son-in-law, Walt Binder of Kansas City, MO, grandchildren Daniel and Patrick also of Kansas City, MO and Andrew of New Britain, CT. His step-son A.F. (Fred) McElhenie and wife Marilyn of Lawrence, KS. He is survived by step-grandchildren Tim, of Kansas City, MK, Pat of Sauk City, WI and a step-grandaughter Erin of Oak Harbor, WA and two great-grand-children and five step great-great grandchildren. Cremation and inurnment will be a private ceremony at the Leavenworth National Cemetery. Amemorial celebration of George's life will be held at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Homeon Thursday, May 27th at 7:00 PM. The family will gathr with friends in the community room in the lower level of the funeral home following services.

Glydon H. Crocker III

Glyndon H. Crocker III, 66, of Leavenworth died Thursday, May 13, 2004 at his residence. He was born February 15, 1938 in Cortland, NY the son of Glyndon H. and Lucille Crocker II. He was an Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam Era. He worked for the Pinkerton Security Company in New Jersey before retiring and moving to Leavenworth. He is survived by a daughter Beth Stevenson and her husband Gilbert. Their children, Matthew, Bradley, Gregory, Zachary, Nicolas and Ezekiel. He is also survived by a brother Tracy and wife Joyce Crocker of Plymouth, MN. A nephew Tracy and his wife Kathy Crocker of Florissant, MO. A niece Carolyn Crocker of Chesterfield, MO. A Memorial service will be held Tuesday May 18, 2004 at 2:00 PM at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home 4701 10th Ave. The family suggests memorial to the National Kidney Foundation in care of the funeral home.

April 2004 Obituaries

Dorothy L. Brown

Dorothy L. Brown, 83, of Lansing died Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at Saint John Hospital , Leavenworth . She was born August 20, 1920 in Hodgenville , KY the daughter of George and Fanny Dunn Morrison. She married Karl J. Brown Sr. on March 14, 1942 in Louisville , KY and traveled extensively with her husband and his Army career settling in the Seattle, WA area. She was a lifetime member of the Ryther Club in Seattle . She was a homemaker most of her life and moved to Lansing , KS in 1998 following the death of her husband to be near family. Survivors include a son Karl J. Brown, Jr. and wife Peggie of Lansing, KS, a daughter Beverly Weitz, Spokane , WA . Four grandchildren, Rob Shugert, Carie Shugert, Megan Brown and Karl Justin Brown. Graveside services will be 12:30 PM Thursday at the Leavenworth National Cemetery with Pastor Steve Slack of the Wallulla Christian Church. There will be no visitation, memorials are requested to St. John Hospital in care of the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home.

William Hennessey

William A. “Bill” Hennessey, 77, of Leavenworth , KS died Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City , KS . He was born November 5, 1926 the son of Thomas A. and Mary V. Heintzelman Hennessey on the family farm near St. Joseph of the Valley Church . He was home schooled by his sisters and worked for his brother at the Hennessey Fertilizer Co. He was a member of the St. Joseph Church in Leavenworth . Survivors include a brother Linus Hennessey, Huachuca , AZ , a brother-in-law Kenneth Sloan, Platte City , MO. 3 sisters Theresa Conlon, Ft. Worth , TX , Pat Deffenbaugh, Tucson , AZ and Kathryn Aaron, Hot Springs , AR and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers David and Joseph Hennessey, 2 sisters Helen Hennessey and Rita Sloan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Saturday at the St. Joseph Church with Fr. David McEvoy, O. Carm officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery near St. Joseph of the Valley Church . Friends may call at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home from 6-8 PM Friday with a parish rosary being recited at 6:00 PM. Memorials are requested to the St. Joseph Church .

Barbara M. Schillare

Barbara Moore Schillare, wife of Lieutenant Colonel Quentin W. Schillare (U. S. Army Retired), died at her home on Saturday, April 10, 2004 following a long battle with cancer surrounded by family and caregivers from Hospice of Leavenworth. She was 58 years old. She was born in Waterbury , Connecticut on October 14, 1945 the daughter of the late James and Marjorie (Thomas) Moore and was raised in Watertown , Connecticut . She was educated in Watertown and Waterbury , graduating from Sacred Heart High School in 1963. She received a Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education from Marywood University in Scranton , Pennsylvania in 1967 and a Master of Education in Reading from the University of Connecticut in 1969. She took additional courses at Kansas State University , Manhattan , Kansas and the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth , Kansas . Mrs. Schillare was a certified teacher and a career educator. She taught for the Watertown and Manchester , Connecticut school systems, and the Department of Defense Dependent School System in Grafenwoehr and Hanau , Germany . Her later career was spent teaching adults in Ashaffenburg , Germany , Fort Lewis , Washington and Leavenworth , Kansas . She worked for nine years for the Corrections Corporation of America at the Leavenworth Detention Center in Leavenworth , Kansas as an education instructor. For many years she was an adult leader in Boy Scouting, serving as a den leader coach. Cub Scout pack committee member and Boy Scout troop committee member in the United States and Europe . Mrs. Schillare was a member of the American Business Womens Association and a communicant and greeter at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Leavenworth , Kansas . She married Quentin W. Schillare on July 17, 1971 in Watertown , Connecticut . She is survived by a son Geoffrey and a daughter Elizabeth both of Kansas City , Missouri . A sister Pamela Bradley of Wilmington , North Carolina and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Tuesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Phillip Winkelbauer officiating. Friends may call at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home from 6-8 PM Monday with a parish prayer vigil being held at 7:00 PM. Memorials are requested to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 400 , Kansas City , Missouri 64114-3367 or in care of the funeral home. Written sympathies may be forward to the family using the condolence page at www.leintzfh.com . Graveside services will be held in Watertown , Connecticut .

Odas V. White, Jr.

Odas V. White, Jr. 80, of Leavenworth died Wednesday April 7, 2004 at his home. He was born February 16, 1924 in Leavenworth , KS the son of Odas V. and Hazel M. Hoag White, Sr. He served in the WW II in the U. S. Army in the Pacific. He worked for Watson Bros Trucking as a truck driver and later for Graham Trucking for many years. He retired in 1982. He was a member of the VFW, The American Legion and Teamsters Local 41. He married Molly Ann Ramey on January 16, 1943 in Platte City , MO , she preceded him in death in 1986. He then married Vernastine Fryman on May 18, 1987 in Ft. Worth , TX and she survives at the home. Survivors include his wife Vernie, two daughters Connie Harper, Paradise , TX , Irene Bailey, Ft. Worth , TX . One step-daughter Carrie Tyrom, Topeka , KS . One son Odas L. White, Wichita, KS, five step-sons Giles Tyrom and Kevin Tyrom both of Wichita, KS, Robert Tyrom, Paradise, CA, Thomas Tyrom, Kansas City, MO. and Harry and Josie Godfrey of Leavenworth , KS . One brother James A. White, Leavenworth, KS, Three sisters Betty Brushwood and Sue Felix both of Leavenworth, KS and Juanita Russell, Prescott, AZ. Thirty-Two grandchildren, Thirty great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister Pearl Richter and a brother Carl White. There will be no visitation, there will be a memorial service announced at a later date. Memorials are requested to Kansas City Hospice in care of the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave. Leavenworth , KS , 66048 .

March 2004 Obituaries

Lashaun M. Adkins

Lashaun M. Adkins, 37, of Leavenworth died Friday March 26, 2004 at Cushing Hospital in Leavenworth . She was born September 7, 1966 in Martinez, CA the daughter of James and Charlene Gardner McCoy. She became the adopted daughter of Bill Werner in 1972 and he preceded her in death in 1985. She graduated from Topeka High School in 1985 and later from Platte Co. Vocational School . She was employed with the Veterans Cab Co She is survived by a daughter Alisha Adkins of Leavenworth, KS, two sons Thomas J. Adkins of Cummings, KS and Dominic W. Adkins of the home. Her friend and companion Benjamin Pierce of the home. One brother Robert Werner, Topeka, KS, 2 sisters Shelley Ford, Atchison, KS, and Annette Young of Cummings, KS. Her maternal step-mother Mary Werner of Cummings, KS and Maternal Step-grandmother Geraldine Schmelzle of Effingham , KS . Also many Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Friends may call at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home from 3-5 PM Tuesday. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday at Mt. Muncie Cemetery . Memorials are requested to an Educational Fund for the children through the funeral home. Lashaun was strong willed and open minded and that gave her the biggest heart in the world. She had to fight her way through this world, now she doesn't have to fight anymore. She is now in God's hands. Physically we can't be with her anymore, but she'll always be with us spiritually. You will always be remembered as a loving mother, friend and companion, never to be forgotten, We love you.

Albert A. Bodde

Albert A. Bodde, 75, of Lansing died Friday March 26, 2004 at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Hospital. He was born August 16, 1928 in Bain City , KS the son of Albert and Annie Shanks Bodde. He served in the U. S. Army from 1952 to 1954. He attended St. Mary College and received a Bachelor of Science Degree as a Registered Nurse. He began working at Wadsworth VAMC as a Registered Nurse, where he worked until his retirement in 1984. He began to work as a private nurse for a period of time and then began as a facilitator for the American Lung Assoc. at St. John Family Center to help people stop smoking. Then he worked at the Leavenworth Co. Infirmary. He worked as a bus driver for the Easton Bus Service. He was a member of the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church; he was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #900 and was instrumental in getting a Knights of Columbus Council established in Lansing through the church. He served for twelve years as a Lansing City Councilman. He was active in CYO helping to coach Football and Basketball. He was a member of the Leavenworth Officials Association. He married Bernice V. Brunn at Ft. Monmouth , NJ , they were married for over fifty years, and she survives at the couple's home. Other survivors include four daughters Theresa M. Carroll, Tina V. Richeson, and Josephine Williams all of Leavenworth . Hannah B. Bodde, Lansing , KS . Two sons Albert “Buddy” Bodde of Leavenworth and Paul Bodde of Lansing . A sister-in-law Mildred Blanche, Republic, MO. 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two half-brothers Robert Blanche and Bruce Blanche. Three sisters Elizabeth Gorski, Theresa Jamison, and Rita Bodde. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Tuesday at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church with Fr. Mike Stubbs as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery . Friends may call at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home from 6-8 PM Monday with a parish rosary being recited at 6:00 PM. Memorials are requested to the American Parkinson's Association or to the American Diabetes Association.

Harolene E. Davis

Harolene Ethel Davis, 66, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 21, 2004 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City , KS . She was born June 5, 1937 in Leavenworth the daughter of Harold Leroy and Cleo Marie Jefferson Pinchem. She a member of the Pentecostal Church in Leavenworth and an Evangelist in Leavenworth and Tonganoxie. She married Alonzo Joseph Davis on August 14, 1954 in Leavenworth and he survives at the couples home. To this union they were blessed with two children, a son Alonzo J. Davis, Jr. and a daughter Tara E. Thomas both of Leavenworth . Her spiritual mother survives her, Rosetta Stone of Leavenworth. Four sisters Ardella Wallace and Betty Pinchem both of Leavenworth . Grace (Carl) Peterson, El Paso , TX and Emma (George) Hinton, Aberdeen , MD. Six grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday at the Pentecostal Church of Apostolic Faith, 1701 S. 5th Avenue with Elder Leland O. Thomas officiating. Friends may call at the church after 9:00 AM Saturday. Burial will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery . The R. L. Leintz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Franklin S. Goodwin

Franklin S. “Frankie” Goodwin Sr., 53, of Leavenworth died Saturday March 13, 2004 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City , MO. He was born November 24, 1950 in Leavenworth the son of Julius A. and Ruby M. May Goodwin Sr. He served in the United States Marine Corp. He was employed in the food service industry with his last position as a cook at the Embassy Suites in Kansas City , MO. before poor health forced his retirement. He married Almetrice Jackson and they later divorced. Survivors include 1 son Franklin S. “Bug” Goodwin, II and 1 daughter Tylena Goodwin both of Leavenworth . 5 brothers Julius A. Goodwin, Jr. (Kathy), St. Joseph , MO , James W. Goodwin, Sr. Sacramento, CA, Bishop Lloyd M. Goodwin, Sr. (Pamela) Leavenworth, KS, Joseph B. Goodwin, Sr. (Denise) Lansing, KS, Keith A. Goodwin (April) Grand Rapids, MI. Three sisters Debra K. Moore (Paul) Niles, OH, Margaret E. Raney (David), Youngstown , OH , Sharon D. Davis, Leavenworth, KS. A host of nieces , nephews, and cousins. 7 grandchildren, he was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister Ruby L. Hill. Funeral services will be 12:00 pm Thursday at the Christ Church Anointed Worship Center , 745 Delaware , with Bishop Lloyd M. Goodwin, Sr. officiating, burial with military honors will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery . Friends may call at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home 4701 10 th Ave. , 6-8 PM Wednesday.

Virginia M. Finneran

Virginia M. Finneran died March 7, 2004 in California. Graveside services were held March 15, 2004 at Mount Calvary Cemetery with Fr. David Fontaine officiating.

Erwin S. Kahn MD

Erwin S. Kahn MD formerly of Leavenworth died March 1, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Tucson, AZ.  He was born December 19, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA. He served in the U.S. Army and retired as a COL following his last last assignment as Director of the Munson Army Hospital at Ft. Leavenworth, KS. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. David McEvoy as celebrant. Burial with full military honors was at the Leavenworth National Cemetery.

February 2004 Obituaries

Thurman E.(Gene) Owen

Thurman E. (Gene) Owen, 81 of Leavenworth , KS died Thursday, Feb 12 2004 at Providence Medical Center , Kansas City Kansas.  Mr. Owen was born June 10, 1922 , in Sedalia , MO the son of William and Ethel Owen. He married Dorothy Eirls on Dec. 15, 1945 in Sedalia , MO. She preceded him in death in June 1989.  He is survived by two sons, Michael E. and Keith A. Owen, nine grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.  Mr. Owen retired after 32 years with the Pittsburg-Corning Co. in Sedalia where he worked as an electrical and general maintenance foreman. He served in the Army Air Corp for three years in Hawaii during World War II.  He was a Free Mason and prior to retiring was active in the Camp Branch Baptist Church , Green Ridge , MO.  There will be a visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday Feb.15 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave Leavenworth 913-351-0200.  A graveside service will be held at noon Monday Feb.16 at the Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia MO.  The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association care of the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded to the family using the Condolence page at www.leintzfh.com

David A. Trinkle

David A. Trinkle, Sr. 64, of Lansing died Saturday, January 31, 2004 at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas . He was born in Leipsick , IN the son of Emery and Velma Jenkins Trinkle. After serving in the U. S. Army he became self-employed as an auto mechanic for over 32 years. He owned and operated Dave's Auto Service at 804 Cherokee in Leavenworth where he gained a reputation for being a fair and honest businessman. He was a member of the Cornerstone Church of Leavenworth. He enjoyed NASCAR racing, Chief's football, hunting and bird watching. He married Margaret R. Koker February 28, 1961 at the Bethel Baptist Church in Lansing , KS , she survives at the home. Other survivors include a son David Trinkle, JR and his wife Donna, Lansing , KS and one daughter Shelly Mohan and her husband Ralph, Lansing , KS . Three grandsons Thomas Trinkle, Brandon Mohan, Kristopher Mohan. Funeral services will be 11:30 AM Friday, February 6, 2004 at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave. Leavenworth , KS with Pastors Gene Stowall and Doug Kaufman officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery . Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday after noon with a visitation from 6-8 PM. Memorials are requested to the Cornerstone Church in care of the funeral home.

Raymond J. Parks

Raymond Joseph Parks II, 65, died Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. Raymond passed into eternity after a long illness surrounded by the love of his family and many friends. Raymond is the son of Raymond Joseph and Hattie Parks who preceded him in death. He attended Holy Epiphany and Lincoln Elementary grade schools in Leavenworth. He also attended Leavenworth Senior High School. Raymond served in Germany with the U.S. Army, Army Reserves and worked for AAFES at Ft. Leavenworth before serving in Vietnam from 1968-69. His career included manager at Wal-Mart Store in Leavenworth and in the Masonry Dept. at the Wadsworth Veterans Hospital in Leavenworth. Raymond was an active advocate for equal rights for all it's citizens in the community. During his lifetime, he held many positions: Director and founder of the Youth Activity Center in Leavenworth and the Leavenworth Drill Team. He was the NAACP Youth Advisor for over 28 years, NAACP Act-So (Acedemic, Cultural, Scientific Oplympics) Sponsor. He served on the NAACP National Security Board, Vice -President of the Local Adult Branch of the NAACP, and held life membership in the NAACP. Raymond was a former member of the Admirals Club of Leavenworth, Member of the New Breed Elks Lodge #1692, Member of the Independent Baptist Church and a member of the Usher Board. Raymond directed and produced numerous plays and programs for the advancement of youth activities in the community and state. He left "sitting in the audience" his loving and devoted wife Gwendolyn whom he affectionately called, Gwenny, one daughter Yolanda Parks-McLean (James) of Ft. Hood, TX, two sons A'Kyme (Tina) Parks, Brookfield, WI, N'Namdi (Halee) Parks, Overland Park, KS, two grandsons, Ahmad Parks, Mattice Parks-McLean, Ft. Hood, TX, one granddaughter Alexis White, Brookfield, WI, two sisters Frances G. Parks Rice, Topeka, KS, Brenda Carter (Marvin) Enid, OK, five nieces, Sgt. Cassandra Douglas (Shawn) Ft. Hood, TX, Victoria Lynn Gunn (Daralita), Kansas City, MO, Adrienne Childress-Williams (Arthur), Kansas City, MO, Cherly Brim (Fred), Kansas City, MO, and Sgt. Simone Castillo Matesky, Weinberg, Germany, four nephews, Cleo Rice (Kim), Independence, MO, Louis Tolbert (Jamie), Waco, TX, Capt. Vincent Tolbert, Lawton, OK, Adonis Tolbert, Lincoln, NE, 27 great-nieces and nephews and a host of cousins, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by Mary Edna Johnson, (1st Union) four sisters Charlena, Margaret, Marie and Darlena, one brother-in-law, Jack Williams and one sister-in-law Phyllis L. R. Larkin. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at the Independent Baptist Church, burial with military honors to follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Friends may call at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home from 5-7 PM Tuesday where there will be a rosary recited at 5:00 PM. Memorials are requested to the American Heart Association.Back to Top

January 2004 Obituaries

Maxcy J. Svedarsky

Maxcy J. Svedarsky, 76 of Leavenworth died Thursday, January 15, 2004 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center . She was born July 24, 1927 in Olney Springs , CO , the daughter of Lester and Mabel Allen Bowers. She is survived by one daughter Sandra Lynn Hobbs, Phoenix , AZ , two sons Gene Svedarsky, Colorado Springs, CO, LTC Fred L. Svedarsky, Leavenworth , KS . One sister Barbara McDonall, Grenwood , NE , six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave., Leavenworth, KS. There will be no visitation.

James W. Bolewski

James W. Bolewski, 82, of Leavenworth died Sunday, January 11, 2004 at St. John Hospital. He was born July 12, 1921 in Kansas City, KS the son of Joseph and Mary Bolewski. He entered the U.S. Army and served during WW II. He was later employed at Fort Leavenworth with the Engineers where he worked for many years. He was a member of St. Casimir Catholic Church, Eagles Aerie #55 and the Elks in Leavenworth. On August 1, 1944 he married Agnes E. Brezgiel at St. Casimir Catholic Church, she survives at the home. Other survivors include two daughters Cyndi Bolewski, Tucson , AZ, Angela Adams, Naperville, IL. Two sisters Josephine Bietka and Jesse Bietka both of Leavenworth. Two grandchildren Stacy Kwak and her husband Kevin, Todd Helmick and his wife Tracy. Two great-grandchildren Ashlee Kwak and Tayler Helmick. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers Adam, Alex and Ted Bolewski and one sister Kay Duffin. There will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, February, 12, 2004 at 10:00 AM at the St. Casimir Catholic Church. Memorials are requested to the church in care of the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home. 4701 10 th Ave. Leavenworth, KS.

James M."Mike" Hill

James M.“Mike” Hill, 63, of Leavenworth died Monday, January 12, 2004 at his home. He was born in Muskogee, OK the son of Orien Elwood and Ethel Marie Boatman Hill on April 17, 1940. He attended schools in several cities in Oklahoma, Texas, Florida and Maryland before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1958 in Baltimore,MD. He enjoyed a twenty-two year career with the Navy, attaining the rank of Master Chief Operations Specialist. Mike's duty stations included several destroyers, a cruiser and staff duty. He also served extended tours of duty in Vietnam at Nha Be, Rung Sat Special Zone with CTG 116.2. Among military awards and commendations Mike received are the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat “V”, Navy Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Meritorius Expeditionary Commendations, Good Conduct Medal and the Veitnam Service Ribbon. Most recently, Mike was employed by the City of Leavenworth as a Police and Fire Dispatcher until his death. On Sept. 19, 1967, Mike and Sharon D. Pfleiger married at Stigler, OK. Surviving are his wife Sharon of the home. One brother Patrick and wife Carol, Bel Air, MD, step-daughters and spouses Jackie and Danny Roemer, Cheryl Hasche and Kenneth Cox all of Leavenworth, step-sons and wives Duane and Kim Pfleiger, Mark and Lori Pfleiger all of Prior Lake, MN. Seven beautiful granddaughters Hillary Roemer,(Tony Garcia) Leavenworth, Heather Weidner,Burnsville,MN, Christina and husband Chad Brewer,Lemont,PA, Michelle Pfleiger, Prior Lake,MN, Angela Pfleiger(Jeremiah Christian), Hastings, MN and Leah and Erica Pfleiger, Prior Lake, MN and one great-grandson Anthony Lewis Garcia Jr. and many loved aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces. Friends may call Thursday after 3:00 PM with a visitation from 6-8 PM at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home 1:30 PM Friday with Pastor David Griffith officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at the Leavenworth National Cemetery . Memorials are requested to the Southern Care Hospice of Lawrence in care of the funeral home.

Dean H. Stoneback

Dean H. Stoneback, 81, of Lawrence, KS died Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Services will be 2:00 PM Monday, January 12, 2004 at the Clinton Presbyterian Church, burial to follow at Clinton Cemetery. An hour of visitation will be at the church prior to services at 2:00 PM. He was born September 27, 1922 in Clay Center, KS the son of Harvey and Gertrude Lippe Stoneback. He moved to the Lawrence area in 1933 from Clay County, KS. He farmed most of his life at the southwest edge of Lawrence -what is now the Youth Sports Complex. He attended Sigel Grade School, Lawrence High School and Kansas University. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp from 1943 to 1946. He was the director in consolidating nine schools into the Wakarusa Valley School. He served on the Clinton Township Board; he was a member of the Clinton Presbyterian Church where he was the leader of several Sunday school classes. He married Wilma Lee Johnson December 15, 1946 in Lawrence; she preceded him in death on December 13, 1995. Survivors include three daughters Veronica Stoneback, Olathe, KS, Linda Else, Eidson,TN , LaDean Stoneback,Lawrence, KS. One son Bill Stoneback, Lawrence,KS, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One brother Ray G. Stoneback, Avon,Conn. He was preceded in death by one brother I.J. Stoneback. Memorials are suggested to the Clinton Presbyterian Church or Visiting Nurses of Lawrence in care of the R.L.Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10th Ave. Leavenworth, KS 66048.

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