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Leavenworth Area 2005 Obituaries Archives

December 2005 Obituaries

Emma L Potts

Emma L Potts, 68 of Leavenworth, died Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at St. John Hospital .

Emma was born January 17, 1937 in Leavenworth, the daughter of Alfred D. and Janelle (Harris) Blanton, who preceded her in death. She attended the Leavenworth school system and graduated from Leavenworth High School . She married John E. Potts on March 29, 1959 in Leavenworth ; he survives of the home. He was in the Army, and she enjoyed traveling with him during his tours of duty.

She was a lifelong member of the First Missionary Baptist Church , serving in the choir and as an usher. Emma received an award from the church for her 50 years of service. She will be greatly missed by her church family. She had a passion for Bingo and participated in many senior citizen activities, and enjoyed working for the Council on Aging.

Emma is survived by one son, John (Kim) Potts and two grandchildren, Juaan and Kayla, of Leavenworth .

She is also survived by cousins: Doris Ann Morris and family of Tulsa , Okla. ; William and Shirley Smith and family of Leavenworth ; and the Furch family, also of Leavenworth . Other close survivors include Rev. and Mrs. Jeff Baxter, two brothers-in-law, Huston Potts and Eddie Hawkins, two sisters -in-law, Ann Draper and Vennie Draper. She also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Maxine Furch.

Funeral services will be 11am Monday, December 19, 2005 at the First Missionary Baptist Church , Leavenworth . Viewing will begin at 9am at the church prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Leavenworth National Cemetery . Memorials are suggested to the First Missionary Baptist Church .

 

Tanisha Davis

Tanisha Davis, 29 of Leavenworth, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

She was born in Leavenworth on November 28, 1976 , the daughter of William E. Davis Jr., and Kaye McDaniel Davis. She attended Leavenworth High School and participated in ROTC for four years, graduating as an officer. She was the first black ROTC choir director. She went on to attend Emporia State University . She accepted Christ at a young age and worked faithfully in her church.

Tanisha is survived by her parents and a 14 month-old son: Xavior William Alexander Davis. She is also survived by two sisters, Elder Syvette L. Davis, Orlando , Fla. , and Khyeese (Spc. De'Von) Bethea, and one nephew, Genesis Bethea, all of Ft. Riley , Kan.

Additional survivors include three close cousins: Jermaine (Polly) McDaniel; LaToi-ya Jackson and son Branden; and Kevin McRoy; a great-aunt, Bertha Beatty of Kansas City , Mo. , and three aunts: Dorothy Brundy, Darlene Nichols and Janice McDaniel, all of Leavenworth . She is also survived by many additional cousins and loved ones.

She was loved by all who met her and many were drawn to her beautiful smile and fun-loving personality. She was a loving mother. She will be sorely missed but not forgotten.

The funeral service will be 11am Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005 , at the Independent Baptist Church , 6 th & Pottawatomie, Leavenworth . Viewing will begin at 9am before the funeral in the church. Burial will follow at the Platte City Cemetery . Memorials are suggested to the Davis family for Tanisha's son, Xavior. R.L. Leintz funeral home is charge of arrangements,

 

November 2005 Obituaries

Betty Jane Taylor

Betty Jane Taylor, 77, of Grandview , Mo. , died Thursday, November 17, 2005 at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City , Mo.

She was born July 25, 1928 in Faucett , Mo. , the daughter of James and Alice Stewart. She married Fred Taylor, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons and two daughters: Fredrick Taylor, Gardner , Kan. ; Jimmy Taylor, Kansas City, Mo. ; Sandra Watkins, Belton , Mo. ; and Betty Smith, Jefferson City , Mo. Additional survivors include 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 11am with a funeral service at 12:30pm Tuesday, November 22 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Leavenworth National Cemetery .

Wayne E. King

Wayne E. King, 46, our dear loved one, passed away November 15, 2005 at his home.

He was born June 7, 1959 in Leavenworth , the son of Lowell and Frances (Jaster) King. Wayne was a loving son and true friend to others. He attended Leavenworth and Easton schools. He was a Catholic.

Wayne worked from the age of 16 for Besels Roofing, Great Western Manufacturing, and most recently for Kevin Lis. Wayne was a carpenter by trade, but had no limits to his mechanical and maintenance abilities. He enjoyed restoring old houses and buildings. He also enjoyed music and his favorite old Triumph motorcycle.

He married Linda Theel; they later divorced. He is survived by his parents: Frances Ala, step-dad Wallace (Gene) Ala , Leavenworth , and Lowell D. King, Winchester , Kan. He is also survived by three sons, Christopher King, Stephen King and Ryan Wayne King of Leavenworth . Additional survivors include a brother, Randy King of Leavenworth , step-brothers Wally and Charles Ala of New Mexico , and step-sister Eva Voss of Leavenworth . Other survivors include many aunts, uncles, cousins and their families.

Wayne was preceded in death by his grandparents: Leonard and Evelyn Jaster, and Eve Mabel Ala; and brother Gerald King. May God put his arms around you and hold you close until we can be together again. The family will receive callers from 6-8pm Monday, November 21, 2005 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A memorial service will be 10am Tuesday at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow at Sunset Cemetery . Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Dale H. Higgins

Dale H. Higgins, 69 of Weaubleau, Mo., formerly of Kansas City, Kansas, died Tuesday, November 15, 2005, at the Eisenhower VA Medical Center, Leavenworth.

Dale was born July 4, 1936 in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Henry & Willie (Armstrong) Higgins. After high school, Dale joined the U.S. Army, where he served for three years. After discharge, he married A. Yvonne (Bonnie) Folsom on Dec. 1, 1961 in Kansas City , Kansas . She survives at the home.

He worked as a house painter and was a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by one daughter, Deborah Higgins, LaCygne , Kansas , and one brother, Gerald Higgins, Reno , Nev. Other survivors include a large extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be Sunday November 20, 2005 , from 6-8pm at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave. , Leavenworth (913) 351-0200. Funeral service will be 9am Monday at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow at the Leavenworth National Cemetery . Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

 

Warren C. Greer

Warren C. Greer, 59, of Leavenworth , Kansas went to sleep in our Lord Jesus, Friday, November 4, 2005 at the Leavenworth VA Medical Center.

He was born September 9, 1946 in Moline , Illinois the son of Ernest Maynard and Nellie Rose (Bridger) Greer. They preceded him in death.

Warren and his life long love, Linda Milburn were married December 9, 1967 in Eudora , Kansas , who survives. He is also survived by three daughters: Jennifer Greer, Lawrence , Kansas ; Jessica Greer, Tyler , Texas ; and Anita Greer, Tyler Texas. Other survivors are two sisters, Ellen (Ken) Wherry, Memphis , Tennessee and Karen (Charlie) Clough, Olathe , Kansas and a large extended family.

Warren served in the Army in Vietnam and in West Germany . After discharged he returned to Aledo , Illinois and worked with his father doing carpentry work, was self employed as an auto mechanic, raised his family and took care of his mother. As his health declined he moved to Leavenworth to be near two of his daughters and his sister Karen, and this also allowed him to receive care at the Leavenworth VA Hospital.

He was an avid reader, photographer, enjoyed gardening and riding his bicycle.

Friends may call from 1 to 5 PM Monday, November 7, 2005 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, Leavenworth . Graveside services with military honors will be at 1:30 PM Tuesday November 8 at Leavenworth National Cemetery . Memorials are suggested to the Vietnam Veterans or Hurricane relief fund.

Mary S. McKenna

Mary S. McKenna 80 of Lansing died Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at Royal Terrace Nursing and Rehab Center in Olathe where she was a patient.

She was born November 6, 1924 in Jefferson City , MO the daughter of Frank and Emma (Wilmeno) Loethen. On August 9, 1947 she married Edward C. McKenna in Jefferson City , he preceded her in death on June 12, 2003 .

Mary was a devoted Army Officers wife, she enjoyed traveling around Europe during two tours of duty in Germany . After Col.McKenna retired in 1976 the couple settled in Lansing . She was a member of St Francis de Sales Church . She enjoyed golf and playing bridge.

She is survived by her son, Edward C. (Mary Jo) McKenna, Omaha , Neb. : daughters Sheila K (Mike) Gonterwitz, Olathe , and Gail Masterson, Osage Beach , Mo. , eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Other survivors include two brothers Wilfred and Alfred Loethen and a sister Irma Glover.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 3, 2005 from 6 to 8 PM at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home with a Rosary at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 Am Friday, November 4 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church with Rev. Michael Stubbs as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery . Memorial contributions are suggested to the Odyssey Health Care (Hospice).

October 2005 Obituaries

Ralph E. Langley

Ralph E. Langley, 84 of Leavenworth died Thursday October 27, 2005 at The University Of Kansas Hospital.

Ralph was born October 28, 1920 in Augusta , Kansas the son of Cleve and Running Fawn Daisy (Williams) Langley. At the age of fourteen, during the depression he served in the CCC. He entered the U.S. Army in 1935 and served in World War II in the Pacific Theater. Part of his service was as a personal guard and driver to Generals Macarthur and Eisenhower. He retired as a Master Sergeant in 1964. The next Monday he went to work for the University of Saint Mary . During his employment he supervised the renovation of several of the historic buildings and over saw the construction of the new library, he retired after twenty years of service as Plant Manager. He remains a devoted friend to the Sisters of Charity and their community.

Ralph was a 40 year member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he was a devoted Elder.

He is survived by his wife Mildred of the home and his children: Marcia (Ray) Standiford of Livingston Texas ; and R.E. Budd (Linda) Langley of Jadwin , Missouri . He is also survived by his grand children: Shawna Landy; Heidi Hedgecoke; Cappi Criscione; and Joe Langley, his great grandchild, Jamie Landy and his great great grandchild Cody Landy. Additional survivors are a brother, Harley (Betty) Langley and a sister Elmira (Jack) Piper.

Visitation will be from 2:30 to 4:30 , Saturday October 29, 2005 at Trinity Lutheran Church . A funeral service will follow at 4:30 PM at the church following the visitation. Burial with military honors will be 11AM Monday at Leavenworth National Cemetery . Memorial contributions are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church .

 

Lionel A. Flores

Lionel A. Flores, 52 of Leavenworth , died unexpectedly Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at his home.

He was born November 20, 1952 in Del Rio , Texas , the son of Hilario and Francisca (Alcala) Flores. They preceded him in death.

Lionel graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. He moved to Leavenworth to live with his sister due to a lifelong battle with Epilepsy.

Lionel is survived by his sister Elsa (Mike) Robinson of Leavenworth; two brothers, David Flores of Killeen , Tex. , and Alfred Flores of San Francisco , Ca. He is also survived by nephews David Flores and David Robinson, and a niece, Alexandra Robinson.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30am Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Leavenworth , with Father Phillip Winkelbauer as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Xavier Elementary Schools.

 

Fred L. Williams Jr

Fred L. Williams Jr. 67 slipped away on October 17, 2005 at Medicalodge East of Kansas City , and left standing at his bedside a grandson Isaac, Daughter Vallaire, and Lynda Tolston SSD.

He was born June 3, 1938 in Leavenworth , the son of Fred and Alberta (Wallace) Williams. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Walter, Floyd, and Jack Williams and one sister, Phyllis Ann.

Fred attended Leavenworth Public Schools. On March 21, 1957 he married Mary F. Hildebrandt, she survives. He is also survived by two sons: Fredrick Lee (Sheila) Williams, Council Bluffs, Iowa; and Tracy Allan (Christina) Williams, Kansas City, Missouri; and two daughters: Sgt. Thairen Carter, Kuwait; and Vallaire Williams, Lansing.

Other survivors include two sisters, Winifred Fountain, Omaha , NE and Gwendolyn Parks, Leavenworth , and a brother, Albert (Williamena) Williams, Livermore, Ca. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, friends and two godchildren, Barbie and Terri Garrett.

Fred worked for 36 years and four months in civil service before being forced into retirement, having held several positions in which he received many certificates and awards for outstanding performance in his duties and driving safety awards for his skill.

He was a member of First Baptist Church and volunteered in the Bus Ministry for the church.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Sunday, October 23, 2005 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 am Monday October 24, 2005 at the First Baptist Church . Burial will follow at Mt Muncie Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Baptist Church .

 

Donald William Clay

Donald William Clay, 56, passed away Sunday evening, October 16 at the Medical Lodge Nursing Home in Leavenworth . Mr. Clay had been living in Leavenworth since November of 2004.

He was born in Bemidji , Minn. , on November 17, 1948 , the oldest child of Lt. Col. Raymond and Alice Clay. He graduated from Cooper High School in Abilene , TX., in 1968 and soon after volunteered to join the United States Marine Corps. He served four years as an A-6 Intruder aircraft mechanic at the height of the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1971.

After his military service, Mr. Clay attended college at Bemidji State College in Minnesota and Columbus College in Columbus , GA. , where he was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

He moved to Texas in 1977 and worked for the International Truck Company in Austin TX and Houston TX for many years, and then moved to Abilene TX where he worked in truck parts and vending businesses. While living in Abilene , Mr. Clay returned to college and earned a bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University in 1996.

He suffered a heart attack in 1990 and was plagued for years by several complications from that event. He moved to Leavenworth last year to be near his brother, Steven Clay, also a resident of this city.

Mr. Clay was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by three sons: James, 24; Raymond, 22; and Steven, 20, all residents of Texas .

A memorial service will be 10:30 am Friday, October 21, 2005 at the Memorial Chapel, Ft. Leavenworth . Inurnment will follow with military honors at Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery . R.L. Leintz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements,

 

Esther Mae Smith

Esther Mae Smith, 81 of Leavenworth , died Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City , Kansas .

Esther was born June 24, 1924 in Kansas City , Missouri the daughter of William and Blanche (Conley) Fitzhugh. She lived in Leavenworth most of her life where she was a home maker and mother to her eleven children.

She was preceded in death by seven of her sons: Clarence L. Simpson Jr; Lloyd Smith Jr; Denzel Visor Jr; Timothy Smith; Carlee Smith; Charles Smith; and an infant.

Esther is survived by four children: Fred Smith Sr, Leavenworth ; Robin R. Smith, Wichita , KS ; Toni A. Smith-Cook, Leavenworth ; and Glenda F. Smith-Davis, Lansing . Additionally she is survived by 17 grand children and numerous great grand children. She is also survived by her brother, Rev. Peter J. Cunningham, Kansas City , KS , numerous nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends.

Funeral Services well be at 11:00 am Friday, October 14, 2005 at the Pentecostal Church of Apostolic Faith, burial will follow at Mt Muncie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 am at the church, prior to services. R.L. Leintz Funeral Home is in Charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

 

Joseph W. Brundy, Jr.

Msg. USA (Ret) Joseph W. Brundy, Jr., 75 of Leavenworth , died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005 at Cushing Memorial Hospital .

He was born February 10, 1930 , in New Orleans , La. , the son of Joseph W. and Juliette (Earl) Brundy Sr. On November 22, 1958 he married Dorothy E. Bradford in Leavenworth . She survives at the home.

He is survived by four daughters: Joan (Lloyd) Coubarous, New Orleans/Dallas; Rebecca Brundy-Young, Tacoma , Wash ; Michele McRoy, Leavenworth ; Cheryl (Scott) Sanford , Leavenworth. He is also survived by three sons: Michael Brundy (Naora Horton), Mansfield, Tx.; Sgt. Maj. Joseph W. (Rosiland) Brundy III, Ft. Lee , Vir.; and Jeffrey Brundy, Leavenworth .

Additional survivors include eight grandsons, three granddaughters, three great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons. Other survivors include his sister Gerilyn (Michael) Coubarous, Salinas , Ca., a brother-in-law, Billy Davis, Leavenworth , and special cousin Joseph Johnson of New Orleans and Houston . He also leaves behind other cousins, extended family, and special friends.

He was a member, trustee and assistant treasurer of the Independent Baptist Church in Leavenworth . He was a member of NARFE, and the Maybelle Clark Creighton Scholarship Committee at the Independent Baptist Church .

Joseph retired from the US Army in May of 1977. He retired from Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center in 1986 where he worked as a nursing assistant. After retirement he worked for Army National Bank as a courier until his health failed. He loved his family, church, extended family, friends, Jazz, Sports and the song "Route 66". He was proud to be a Retired Master Sergeant in the United States Army.

Funeral services will be 12:30 pm Friday, Oct. 7, 2005 at the Independent Baptist Church , with visitation one hour prior to services. Burial with military honors will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery . R.L. Leintz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Joseph W. Brundy Scholarship Fund or Hurricane Katrina.

 

September 2005 Obituaries

Phyllis J. (Calvin) Wagner

Phyllis J. (Calvin) Wagner, 72 of Lansing died Thursday, September 22, 2005 at her residence. She was born in Winchester , Kansas , on June 25, 1933 , the daughter of Lloyd (Barney) Calvin, and Nellie (Martin) LaMont.

Phyllis married Robert L. Wagner March 9, 1950 in Platte City , Missouri ; he survives at the home. In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, Robert (Steve) Wagner of rural Leavenworth , a daughter, Deborah S. Diercks, of Racine , Wisconsin , her mother, Nellie LaMont of Lansing, a sister Carolyn Wagner of Easton , Kansas . She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Chad , Matthew, Brian, Jason, Katie, Benjamin, and Jonathan. Additional survivors include two great-grandchildren, Fiona Anne and Emma Jean.

She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church and the Altar Society.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Monday, September 26, 2005 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, with a rosary at 7pm . Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 am Tuesday September 27, 2005 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Lansing , with Rev. Michael Stubbs as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery, Easton . Memorials are suggested to the St. Francis de Sales Church or Hospice of Leavenworth.

 

Donaleen Conway

Donaleen Conway, 79 of Leavenworth , died Wednesday, September 21, 2005 . She was born June 6, 1926 in Kansas City , Missouri , the daughter of Edgar and Marie (Gilmore) Laymon.

Dona moved to Leavenworth when she married William (Bill) Conway on June 21, 1944 at St. Joseph Catholic Church; he preceded her in death on October 3, 2003 . She was also preceded in death by an infant twin sister and a brother.

She is survived by two sons, Bill (Carolyn) Conway, and Dave (Sarah) Conway, all of Leavenworth; four grandchildren, Rick, Ron and Lisa Conway and Christie Helm; five great-grandchildren, Lance, Bryce and Allie Helm, Christopher Conway and Joseph Ramey; she is also survived by one brother.

Dona worked for Bohms Department Store for 25 years, she was a member of St Joseph Church , Lady Knights, Daughters of Isabella and the Eagles Auxiliary.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Friday September 23, 2005 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral, Home where a rosary will be prayed at 7 pm . Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 pm Saturday, September 24, 2005 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, burial will follow at Mt Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to St Joseph Church or The American Cancer Society.

 

Richard (Rich) D. Seber

Richard (Rich) D. Seber, 41 of Leavenworth died Sunday September 18, 2005 at the University of Kansas Medical Center as a result of a motorcycle accident which occurred Saturday evening.

Rich was born August 7, 1964 in Leavenworth , the son of Kenny and Frances (Welch) Seber. He was previously married to Rebecca Callahan. He is survived by four siblings: Randy (Allyson) Seber, Kim (Glenn) Hess, Brad (Barbara) Seber, and Kristi (Ron) Vornholt, all of Leavenworth . Additional survivors include his nieces and nephews: Keith Coffin, Chad Seber, Kevin Seber, Branden (Angie) Seber, their daughter Lexi, and Brandie Seber. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Opal Welch, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

After graduating from Leavenworth High School , Rich was employed for many years at Hund's Service Station. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, fishing, participating in dart tournaments and being a member of the Dart League.

Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Wednesday September 21, 2005 , at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10 am Thursday, September 22, 2005 at the funeral home. Dr. Billy Whiteside will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery . In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Richard D. Seber Memorial fund in care of the First State Bank and Trust, 1106 N. 155 th St. Basehor , KS 66007

 

Agnes Kramer

Agnes T. Kramer, 96 of Leavenworth , died Friday, September 9, 2005 at Medicalodge of Leavenworth. 

Agnes was born December 25, 1908 in Leavenworth , the daughter of Charles and Agnes (Pitsch) Kramer.

After graduating from Immaculata High School , Agnes graduated from St Mary College in 1929 with an associate degree. She was employed at Fort Leavenworth as a Secretary for 30 years. Agnes was a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Church.  She was a member of many organizations: Leavenworth County Historical Society; Kansas State Historical Society; St Mary Alumni Association; Kateri Group, she was also involved with St Vincent Clinic; Catholic Charities; Leavenworth Assistance Center , to name a few.  She also enjoyed traveling and reading.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, two brothers Charles and Alfred, and a sister Harriet.  Agnes is survived by a nephew Charles and his wife Velta Rose Kramer of Manhattan , Kansas .  Two great nieces Louise Ann Claassen, Kansas City and Lisa Kay Mancin, Manhattan , Kansas .

Visitation will begin at 1:00pm Tuesday,  September 13, 2005 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.   Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated, at 2:00 pm with Rev. David McEvoy, O.Carm., as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt Calvary Cemetery.  Memorial Contributions are suggested to Immaculata High School .

Elsie M. Emler

Elsie M. Emler, 80, of Leavenworth died Thursday, September 8, 2005 at Providence Medical Center .

Elsie was born September 18, 1924 in Davis City , Iowa , the daughter of John and Anna (Baumann) Henderson. The family relocated to Atchison where Elsie completed school.

Elsie is survived by her husband Odis, of the home, and three daughters: Marie (Schmitz) Hewitt, Leavenworth ; Winifred (Schmitz) Bard, Waldron , Ark. ; Georgia (Schmitz) and husband Robert Girffee, Laporte , Colo. ; two stepdaughters: Cynthia (Jaime) Lanza, Apache Junction, Ariz. ; and Sandra Loar, Leavenworth . She is also survived by a brother, Bill (Betty) Henderson, Atchison , and a sister, Martha (John) Rowe, Greeley , Colo. , as well as 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Elsie was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church throughout her life. She worked at Hallmark Cards, and she was a cook for the Fort Leavenworth and Leavenworth school systems. She also worked in dietetics at St. John Hospital and later worked as an associate for Wal-Mart.

Visitation will be from 6-8pm Monday, September 12, 2005 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave. , Leavenworth , 351-0200. A funeral service will be 10:00am Tuesday, September 13 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mt. Muncie Cemetery . Memorial contributions are suggested to the Trinity Lutheran Church .

Dorothy M. (Barrier) Jackman Bowen

Dorothy M. (Barrier) Jackman Bowen, 86 of Leavenworth died Thursday September 8, 2005 at Country Care on Broadway where she was a resident. She was born December 28, 1918 in Parsons, Kansas , the daughter of Edgar and Frances (Kimler) Barrier.

Dorothy attended Labette Elementary, Lacchs High School at Altamont , Kansas , Parsons Junior College and Pittsburg State Teachers College . She then taught grades one through four at Labet , Kansas , she also was a professional seamstress.

During World War II she was a Telegraph & Teletype operator for CB&Q Railroad.

Dorothy was united in marriage to Earl Jackman, November 19, 1945 to this union two daughters were born, Debra and Lisa. Earl passed away in March of 1984.

In August, 1986 Dorothy married, Burton Bowen, he preceded her in death September 3, 1996 . She was also preceded in death her parents, two brothers, and a step daughter Janet Bowen.

Dorothy is survived by her two, daughters Debra, and Lisa, also a granddaughter Kristen of St. Louis, Missouri. She is also survived by two stepdaughters Judy (Dan) Rounda of Leavenworth,and Jill (Bernie) Guenther of Leavenworth, other survivors include four step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren, as well as other relatives and friends.

A Memorial service will be 10:00am Monday, September 12, 2005 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery . Memorial contributions are suggested to the First United Methodist Church .

Darlene Tyrell

Darlene Tyrell died Tuesday, September 6 th at her home in Aurora , Colorado . She was born November 24, 1931 in Chanute , KS , the daughter of the late William B. and Laticia Chambers and was one of six children. She was preceded in death by her husband James Tyrell and a son, Marvin Dale Smith.

She spent her life working in the medical field as a nurses' aide where she helped others. She was a person who had a wonderful sense of humor and was always available to listen when others had a problem and give advice when asked. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, and friend.

Darlene leaves to cherish her memory her sons Ronald Smith, Dennis Smith and DeLloyd Smith, daughters Clarice Brown and Charlette Bright, grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She will lie in eternal peace beside her husband, James Tyrell.

Visitation will be 12:30-1:30pm Monday September 12, 2005 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home 4701 10 th Ave , Leavenworth , KS . A funeral service will start at 1:30pm . Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery .

Virginia (Jenny) Allen

Virginia (Jenny) E. Allen died September 6, 2005 at her home in Leavenworth . She was born August 13, 1931 in Chicago , Ill. , the daughter of Hubert and Blanche (Harris) Hopkins. In 1946, she moved with her family to the Plant City , Fla. area. She graduated from high school in 1950 and worked briefly as a secretary.

In 1950, she moved to Eglin Air Force Base and worked as a secretary for the director of Flight Safety. It was then that Jenny met and married her husband of 54 years, Charles (Chuck) Allen, who was a flight test officer. Chuck survives at the home.

In addition, Jenny is survived by four children: Cynthia Allen of Leavenworth ; Steven Baxter Allen of Belleville , Ill ; and two children by marriage whom she loved as her own: Audrey Lowell of Troutdale, Ore. ; and Charles S. Allen Jr. of Windsor, Calif. She is also survived by four grandchildren.

Jenny was a devoted Air Force wife and loved her travels throughout Europe during two tours in Germany . There was not a major country from Norway to Italy that she did not visit. She was also a member of the First Military Wives Group to visit Russia in 1972. Jenny had an aisle seat to see the Pope at the Vatican in 1973 and kissed the Blarney Stone in 1974. She thoroughly enjoyed Bavaria and Austria .

Following her husband's tour in Vietnam , the Allens lived in Hawaii , where they enjoyed the pleasures of all the Islands . The family was also assigned to Leavenworth , where Chuck was assigned as an instructor at CGSC where they developed lifelong friendships and later made the decision to make Leavenworth their place of retirement, which occurred in 1975. Following retirement, Jenny and Chuck spent the winter months seeing the wonders of 48 of the 50 states by motor home and trailer.

Jenny shared her love of birds, animals and wildlife with her husband and many friends. Together, they wrote many articles that appeared in the Leavenworth Times related to the wonders of nature.

Jenny was Chuck's inspiration for life, as she was for many.

In lieu of flowers, Jenny requested contributions be made to the Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society or to Leavenworth John Knox Village Home Health.

Cremation is planned by the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Graveside services are pending at the Leavenworth National Cemetery .

 

Maurine Jackson

Maurine Jackson, 76 of Lansing died Friday September 2, 2005 at St John Hospital .

Maurine was born July 16, 1929 in Leavenworth the daughter of Joseph A. and Bernetta R. ( Bartlett ) Bietka. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Raymond, and daughter Pamela R. Jackson, of the home.

Additional survivors include a sister-in-law, Nora of Leavenworth, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Joseph L. Bietka.

Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 5, 2005 from 6-8pm at the R.L. Leintz Funeral home, 4701 10 th Ave. , Leavenworth; (913) 351-0200. Services will be 2 pm Tuesday September 6, 2005 at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at Mt. Muncie Cemetery .

Memorials are suggested to the Lansing Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

 

August 2005 Obituaries

Mary L. Didde

Mary L. Didde, 83, died Saturday, Aug 20, 2005 at Country Care in Easton . She was born March 25, 1922 in Leavenworth , the daughter of Clarence and Florence Aaron.

She Married Ignatius Didde on November 3, 1945 in Leavenworth ; he preceded her in death on May 1, 1999 . She was also preceded in death by a twin sister, Ann Marie Aaron.

Mary was a homemaker. She is survived by three sons: Dale (Kim) Didde, Lansing; Dean (Ann) Didde, Leavenworth ; and Kevin (Sherri) Didde, Easton ; and a brother Donald ( Charlotte ) Aaron, Leavenworth . She is also survived by five grandchildren: Adam, Maureen, Stephen, Brooke and Matthew Didde, and two great-grandchildren.  Mary is also survived by numerous close nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Aug 23, 2005 with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave. , Leavenworth .  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday August 24, 2005 at St Joseph Catholic Church, with Rev. David McEvoy, O.Carm., as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart of Kickapoo Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Sacred Heart of Kickapoo Cemetery.

Robert (Bob) Frandsen

Robert (Bob) Frandsen died Friday, August 12, 2005 in Leavenworth .

He was born April 6, 1950 at Ft. Sill , Okla. , the son of Donald Paul and Carma (Harris) Frandsen. He spent the majority of his early years in Utah where he attended high school and later completed two years at the University of Utah .

Bob met and then married Katie, a registered nurse, on Sept. 5, 1970. He was determined to serve his country and entered the Army Reserve in January 1973, and joined the regular army five months later. Bob and Katie served a tour of duty in the Panama Canal Zone . Bob was selected for Officer's Candidate School at Ft. Benning, Ga. , and was commissioned 2 nd Lt. of Artillery in June of 1977. He completed the Basic Officer's Course at Ft. Sill , Okla. and served at Ft. Polk with the 5 th Infantry Division Artillery from 1977-1981, eventually serving as the HQ Battery Commander. The couple's children were born at Ft. Polk .

After completing the Advance Training Course and graduating from Troy State University , Bob served with a Pershing Missile Brigade in Germany for three years. He returned to the states to serve as a Recruiting Company Commander and then returned to Germany to serve with the VII Corps. He deployed with the Corps to Desert Shield/Desert Storm as the 2 nd COSCOM Chief of Plans. Bob received the Bronze Star for service during Desert Storm. Bob returned to the states to attend the Command and General Staff College and subsequently served as an instructor of logistics at the college. He retired from the Army with more than 23 years of service in 1996.

Bob was a civilian contractor supporting the Army for two years and then started his own business, Prairie Computer Solutions in 1998, specializing in IT solutions. He most recently worked for L-3 Communications on a database project for the Center for Army Lessons Learned.

Bob was a passionate advocate for Veteran's Affairs. He was the Vice President for Veterans' Affairs, Kansas Association of the United States Army (2004-present). He was also the Leavenworth Chapter Commander, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) District 1 Commander (2002-2004), and Junior Vice Commander for the Kansas DAV. He was appointed as the DAV representative to the Persian Gulf Veterans' Health Initiative Board by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius in 2004.

In 1995 Bob was baptized a Catholic and was an active member of Immaculate Conception Parish. Bob is survived by his wife of 35 years; Katie, a son, David (Annica) Frandsen; a daughter, Elizabeth (Mark) Brown; and three grandchildren: Aaron, Melia, and Wyatt.

He is also survived by his parents, Carma Harris and Donald P. and Phyllis Frandsen; a brother, Kyle Harris; a sister, Jane (John) Buxton; and in-laws from around the country. Bob will be missed by a host of friends and family around the world who will miss his love, intellect, and humor.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10am Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Fr. David McEvoy, O.Carm. as celebrant, burial will follow at the Leavenworth National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8pm Tuesday, August 16, 2005 with a rosary at 7pm at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, where friends may call after 2pm . Memorials are suggested to the Saint Bonaventure Indian Mission and School.

 

Lloyd Smith, Jr.

Lloyd Smith Jr., formerly of Leavenworth, died unexpectedly Friday, July 29, 2005 at his home in Las Vegas. He was 58.

Mr. Smith was born July 14, 1947 in Leavenworth, the son of Esther Mae Fitzhugh Smith.

After graduation from Leavenworth High School he entered the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam . He was later employed at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Leavenworth , and later in Las Vegas , for a total of 34 years.

He married Shirley (McDaniel) Smith on March 22, 1969 ; they later divorced. She survives in Leavenworth.

He was preceded in death by his brothers: Charles W. Smith, Timothy J. Smith, Carlee L. Smith, Denzel O. Visor Jr., and Clarence Leroy Simpson III. He is survived by his mother of Leavenworth , one son, Ramone H. Smith of Leavenworth , and one daughter, Karen (Todd) M. Smith of Dayton , Ohio . He is also survived by two brothers, Frederick Smith Sr. of Leavenworth, and Robin Smith of Wichita, and two sisters, Toni A. Smith-Cook and Glenda F. Smith-Davis, both of Leavenworth.

Other survivors include seven grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Lyn-Ayn Muehing of Las Vegas .

Visitation will be at 10am Friday, August 5, 2005 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave. , 351-0200. Services will follow at 11:30am . Burial will follow in the Leavenworth National Cemetery . After the burial, a repast will be held at Independent Baptist Church , 6 th and Pottawatomie, Leavenworth .

Memorials are suggested to the Independent Baptist Church .

July 2005 Obituaries

Joseph S. Bolewski

Joseph S. Bolewski, 50, of Leavenworth died, Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at his residence. He was born January 9, 1950 in Leavenworth the son of Alex and Marian Bolewski.

On June 1, 1994 he married Barbara Dlugopolski, in Leavenworth , she survives at the home, he is also survived by a daughter, Felicia (Jeff) Bennett, of Tulsa , OKand two granddaughters. Other survivors include a brother, Richard (Trudy) Bolewski, three sisters, Carolyn Harris, Bette (Ken) Petrie, Mari Bolewski, and several Nieces and Nephews.

Joseph worked as a welder and fabricator, he was a past member of the Leavenworth Fish and Game Association.

A Memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM , Saturday, July 30, 2005 , at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave. with Fr. Phillip Winkelbauer presiding. The family will receive friends from 9:30-10:30 Saturday prior to the service. Friends and family will be gathering in in the Community Room in the lower level of the funeral home for a time of fellowship following services. The family suggests memorial contributionsin lieu of flowers to St Vincent Clinic.

 

Thomas A. Ralston, Jr.

Thomas Alberrt Ralston, JR. CWO 3 (Ret. USA) died Monday July 18, 2005 at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Lansing, KS. Memorial services will be 10:00 AM Saturday, July 23, 2005 at the Memorial Chapel, Ft. Leavenworth, KS. Inurnment will full military honors will be 9:00 AM Monday at Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery.  Mr. Ralston was born October 21, 1924 in Pratt, KS the son of Thomas R. and Bernice G. Wyrick Ralston. He married Cleo M. Sterling on Jan. 27, 1951 in Clayton NM., she survives at the couples home. Memorials are requested to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch in care of the funeral home.

 

Emma Catherine McKnight

Emma Catherine McKnight age two of Lansing , died Monday, July 18, 2005 . She was born, January 26, 2003 in Kansas City , Kansas , the daughter of Dr. John and Jody McKnight, DDS. Emma is survived by two brothers Zachary and Matthew McKnight of the home. Her maternal grandparents are Ron and Margaret Shouse of Abilene , Kansas . Her paternal grandparents are Howard and Mary McKnight of Olathe , Kansas .

Friends may call at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home after 3:00 PM Thursday with a visitation from 6-8 PM . Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday at the Wallula Christian Church. Burial will follow at Mt Calvary Cemetery.

 

Nicholas Bryant Anderson

Nicholas Bryant Anderson, age two, of Lansing , KS died Monday, July 18, 2005 . He was born July 24, 2002 in Kansas City ,

KS , the second son of Benjamin R. and Hillary E. Anderson. He is also survived by a brother Cameron Scott Anderson of the home. His paternal grandparents Donald and Cynthia Anderson of Leavenworth . His maternal Step-father and mother Jim and Cheryl Cricks of Germany and his Maternal grandfather Jim Anderson of Burke , VA .

Friends may call at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home after 3:00 PM Thursday with a visitation from 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Seth Yager of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery .

Memorials are requested to the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in care of the funeral home. Friends and relatives will be gathering in the Community Room in the lower level of the funeral home following services for a time of fellowship.

 

Paul Shockey

Paul F. Shockey, 67, of Leavenworth died Friday, July 15, 2005 at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Administration Hospital in Leavenworth . He was born July 24, 1937 in Atchison , KS the son of Frank and Gladys Jenkins Shockey.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy . He was employed for thirty-three years at Graham Trucking in Leavenworth , retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Teamsters Local #41, and the VFW.

His life was filled with joy when watching his children play sports in their younger years, and equally enjoyed his grandchildren everyday. He loved working on cars, bowling and playing golf. He married Joan Ramey on December 15, 1956 in Leavenworth . She survives at the couples home. He is further survived by two daughters Jodi (Jim) Slapper, Paula (Bryce) Johnson and a very special daughter Brenda Pierce all of Leavenworth . Two sons Jim (Sharie) Shockey, Leavenworth and Paul David Shockey, Kansas City , KS . Six grandchildren Josh, Tavi, Brent, Alyssa, Breanne and Heath. Two great-grandchildren Jenna and Connor. One brother Louie Shockey, Atchison , KS . Five sisters Betty Nelson, Midland, Texas , Bessie Simpson, Rosemary Cornforth and Dee Simpson all of Leavenworth , Marge Baker of Colorado . He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Bill, Jim and Jack Shockey and one sister Loretta.

Friends may call at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home from 6-7:00 PM Wednesday when there will be a Memorial Service at 7:00 officiated by Pastor Dave Treat. Inurnment will follow at a later date at the Leavenworth National Cemetery . Memorials are requested to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

 

Dorothy P. Colt

Dorothy Colt, 77, of Leavenworth died Saturday, July 9, 2005 at Cushing Hospital in Leavenworth . She was born March 6, 1928 in Leavenworth the daughter of Walter and Dora Corriston Hamler.

She worked at the Wadsworth VAMC for a time and later for Finance Dept. at Ft. Leavenworth . She retired in 1988. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, ABWA and AARP.

She was married for 14 years to John Colt Sr. She is survived by two daughters Lori Jewell, Tonganoxie and Diane "Dee-Dee" Seber, Leavenworth. One son John Colt, JR, Cancun , Mexico . One brother Ed Hamler, Kansas City , MO. Fourteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son Walter David Colt in 1991 and a brother Walter Hamler.

Friends may call at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home after 2:00 PM Tuesday with a visitation from 6-8 PM . A parish rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM . A Mass of Resurrection will be 10:00 AM Wednesday at St. Joseph Church with Fr. Roy Ontiveros, O. Carm. as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery . Family and friends will be gathering in the Community Room in the lower level of the funeral home following services at the cemetery for a time of fellowship. Memorials are requested to Council on Aging or the American Lung Association.

 

Clare N. Theisen

Clare N. Theisen, 89, of Overland Park , KS died Saturday, July 9, 2005 at St. John Hospital in Leavenworth , KS . She was born March 20, 1916 in Cincinnati , OH . She attended the University of Cincinnati and was self-employed as an artist. She taught Art in her gallery in Sarasota , FL. She married William L. Theisen and they lived in Sarasota , FL until his death in 2001. She then moved to the Kansas City area to be near her son Frank Theisen, Leawood , KS . A private inurnment is planned at a later date when she will be laid to rest next to her husband.

 

Wanda M. Mayfield

Wanda M. Mayfield, 54, of Leavenworth died Friday, July 8, 2005 at her home surrounded by her family after fighting a long battle with cancer. She has gone home to be with her Lord and Savior. Wanda was a lifelong resident of Leavenworth, the daughter of Harley and Ruth Rice Shoemaker, born on October 20, 1950 .

She worked at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Administration Hospital in Leavenworth where was employed for 33 years. Her most recent position was in the Interior Design Department. She had worked in Dietetics. In her earlier years she worked for Chris and Jerry's Café and at St. John Hospital as a CNA. Her interests included traveling, embroidery, fishing, bowling and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of the Graham Chapter of the Eastern Star #395, Lansing , KS . She was a member and Past President of the VFW Aux. in Leavenworth .

She is survived by her husband Len of nine years, he survives at the couples home along with her companion "Hope". Other survivors include a daughter Janet Sexton and son-in-law Larry Hamilton both of Leavenworth . A son Jerry Hansen, Jr. of Leavenworth , a step-son Joe (Michelle) Mayfield, Buffalo , MO. One grandson Jonathan Robertson, Leavenworth and two step-grandchildren Kyle and Mattie Mayfield, Buffalo , MO. Three brothers Donald (Joyce) Shoemaker, Bonner Springs , KS , Lee (Jeannette) Shoemaker, Geneseo , IL , and Charles (Bobbie) Shoemaker, Leavenworth . Two sisters Barbara Bolderson, Clinton , MO and Roberta (Terry) Ready, Leavenworth and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her step-father Robert and Ruth Visocsky and Harley Shoemaker and by a sister Betty Jo Cooley.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Monday at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Divine officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery . Friends may call at the funeral home after 4:00 PM Sunday with a visitation from 6-8 PM. Memorials in lieu of flowers are requested to the Kansas City Hospice in care of the funeral home.

 

June 2005 Obituaries

Winifred F. Kant

Winifred F. Herring-Kant, 75, of Leavenworth died Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at St. John Hospital in Leavenworth . She was born June 9, 1930 in Leavenworth the daughter of Ralph and Lillian Martin Leeper.

She attended Leavenworth Public Schools and worked for many years as a book-keeper at the Army National Bank, retiring in 1986. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 56 Auxiliary, a member of the Trinity Methodist Church . She loved to cook and flower gardening.

On June 18, 1948 , she married Howard Herring, he preceded her in death in March of 1984. She later married Charles Kant in June of 1986, he preceded her in death in 1992.

Winnie was the proud mother of three sons, William Herring, Belle Plaine, KS, Robert ( Petra ) Herring, Lansing , and Bruce (Elaine) Herring, Leavenworth . She has one grandson Michael Herring and two great-grandsons. She is survived by a sister Freda Atkinson, Leavenworth and a brother Robert Leeper, Leavenworth .

Friends may call at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home after 2:00 PM Friday with a visitation from 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be 11:30 AM Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mount Muncie Cemetery . Memorials are requested to the donor's choice.

Timothy R. “Tim” Hanna

Tim Hanna, 54 of Lansing , KS died Tuesday June 7, 2005 at his home surrounded by his family. He was very proud of his wife and children, he was loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

He was born December 3, 1950 in Norfolk , VA the son of Mark and Evelyn Savage Hanna. Tim had a wonderful sense of humor and especially his ability to use puns to make people laugh. He lived to teach the Word of God and Praising his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Tim received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and received a Masters Degree in Architecture from Hampton University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He attended the Baptist Seminary in New Orleans for a time. He was employed as a Facilities Architect for the Army for the last 16 years. First at Ft. Monroe, VA and later at Ft. Leavenworth, KS where he worked for the Director of Installation Support since 1991 as the Historical Architect for Ft. Leavenworth.

He was named the Virginia State Banjo Player of the Year in his youth. He played in various Bluegrass Gospel Groups in the area along with his son Josh. He participated in local shows and church programs. He loved flying and was a flight instructor, an avid woodworker and landscaper. He was a member of the Victory Assembly of God in Bonner Springs , KS .

He married Becky Simmers in Shawnee , KS on October 5, 1996 ; she survives at the couple's home. Other survivors include a daughter Lori Hanna, Naperville , IL , a son Joshua Hanna, Virginia Beach , VA. , a sister Dorothy Bonney, New Church , VA. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Mark Hanna Jr. in 1998.

     Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday at the Victory Assembly of God with Rev. Norman Brooks officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery in Lansing . The visitation will be Friday from 7-9 PM at the church in Bonner Springs , KS . Memorials are requested to the Victory Assembly of God Building Fund in care of the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave. Leavenworth , KS , 66048 . (913)351-0200.

 

Rev. Floyd Allen Bratcher

Rev. Floyd Allen Bratcher went Home to be with the Lord June 5, 2005 . He was born September 22, 1932 at Ft. Riley , KS to Sylvester Lee and Dora George Bratcher. They preceded him in Glory together with his twin brother, Fred Richard Bratcher, his high school buddy Bob Miller and his Uncle Harry and Aunt Esther Webb.

He grew up in Kansas City , MO and graduated from Central High School , Class of 1950, where he excelled in sports. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the military and fought heroically in the United States Marine Corp in the Korean Conflict. Before leaving for basic training, he met the love of his life, Sallie Weadon. They were united in marriage when he returned from Korea on May 18, 1953 .

He entered Kansas City Bible College in 1954, and in 1955 entered Baptist Bible College in Springfield , MO. He was ordained at the Kansas City Baptist Temple in 1956 and graduated BBC in 1957 with a theology degree. He and his wife and children served ten churches and home missions prior to his failing health.

He fought a courageous, progressive battle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from his battleground military service in addition to heart and lung failure, which also advanced with age. His battles are now over and he is where he wanted to be all these many years, celebrating eternal life with Jesus Christ, His Savior and Lord. We know he was greeted by his family, friends and the many souls he won for the Lord who had gone on before him.

Survivors include his wife Sallie, children Revs. Lawrence and Patricia Bratcher-Chilkewitz, Rev. Timothy and Kathy Bratcher and Rob and Ruth Bratcher-Beaudoin. Grandchildren Jason, Justin, Janessa, Jeremy, Jesse, Sarah , Jordan , Matthew, Alan and Jaydee. Great-Grandchildren- Lydia , Grace, Elijah. Siblings, Lee and Jean Bratcher, Kathleen Bratcher, Bob Russell and Melba Bratcher. Many nieces and nephews-Bratchers, Weadons, Russells, Warners, Monteils and many dear friends.

Funeral services will be 11:30 AM Friday, June 10, 2005 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home with Dr. Stanley Upchurch officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home, 4701 10 th Ave. , Leavenworth , KS 66048 , 913-351-0200 after 10:00 AM Friday until service time. Burial with military honors will be at the Leavenworth National Cemetery . Memorials are requested to the church of your choice.

May 2005 Obituaries

Katherine L. Rizzo

Katherine L. Rizzo, 87, formerly of Leavenworth died Monday, May 30, 2005 at Sweetlife of Rosehill Retirement Center in Shawnee Mission, KS.

She was born October 12, 1917 in Holton , Michigan the daughter of Victor and Paulina Gasparich Vukonich. She married Nicholas J. Rizzo on October 12, 1940 , he preceded her in death on July 28, 2000 .

She worked for the Ford Motor Co. in Detroit for 28 years and they moved to Holiday , Fl. There they lived for 27 years before moving to Louisville , KY in Sept. of 2000. She later moved to the Leavenworth and Kansas City area in July of 2002.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Nick and Kathy Rizzo of Leavenworth , KS . Grandson and daughter-in-law Nicky Rizzo and Janet Rizzo of Detroit , MI . A grandson Nicholas Rizzo of Leavenworth , step-grandchildren Ron and Jonathan Carrington of Leavenworth , KS . Granddaughters Kim and Kathy Rizzo. A sister-in-law and brother-in-law Andy and Claire Assaro of Detroit , MI. A special niece and husband Pat and George Breitenbach of Louisville , KY and many more nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 PM Wednesday at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave. , Leavenworth , KS 66048 . Inurnment will take place Monday 6, 2005 at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Detroit , MI. Memorials are requested to Sweetlife of Rosehill Retirement Center or to Good Shepherd Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Frieda M. Mongold

Frieda M. Mongold, 72, of Springdale , KS died at her residence on Friday, May 27, 2005 . She was born June 11, 1932 in Bremerhaven , Germany . She married Thurlow E. Mongold, they later divorced. She was a Certified Medical Aide and worked at the Winchester Geriatric Center until her retirement in 1993. She was most proud with becoming a Naturalized Citizen in 1980.

Survivors include three daughters, Diane Howard and her fiancé Tom Baumgarten, Susan (Rob) Noble, Springdale, Judy Mongold, Colorado Springs, CO. Five sons Don (Edie) Mongold, Leavenworth , Thurlow Mongold, KCMO, Gerry Mongold, Topeka , KS , Curtis Mongold, Springdale and Larry Mongold, Lee's Summit , MO. Six brothers and six sisters all of Germany. One grandchild and one great-grandchild.

Friends may call at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home on Tuesday from 12:- 1:30 PM. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday at St. Thomas Cemetery , Springdale . Memorials are requested to the American Heart Association.

"Pat" Patzwald

Richard T. “Pat” Patzwald Sr., 82, of Leavenworth died Friday, May 27, 2005 at Cushing Memorial Hospital . He was born October 21, 1922 in Milwaukee , WI , the son of Herman E. and Evelyn G. Buckner Patzwald.

He will be missed by everyone who knew him through his years of working various places to include Goodjohns Window and Sash, but mostly his years with the Leavenworth Fire Dept. He was a firefighter with the Leavenworth Fire Dept for 12 yrs and then became Chief, which he held for 14 years until his retirement in 1984. He was known by his fellow firefighters as the “Fireman's Chief”. He served in the U.S. Army in WW II being honored by so many for his service from Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion, the Rhineland , The Ardennes ( Battle of the Bulge), Northern France and Northern Europe . He was a recipient of the Freedom Medal from France and his name appears on the Wall of Valor at the WW II Memorial in Washington DC . He was a life member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was a member of the United Brethren Church .

He married Fauna Mae Myers, she preceded him in death. He then married Annette Marie Pellman on Jan. 24, 1953 in Platte City , MO. She preceded him in death on May 22, 1999 . He married Kay Wells in Aug. 2004, she survives at the home. Other survivors include a daughter Patsy (Donald) Beaman, Leavenworth , KS . Gary (Betty) Patzwald and Richard (and the late Pamela) Patzwald Jr. both of Leavenworth . Nine grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Two sisters Hazel Brown, Williamsburg , KS and Genevieve (Susie) Talbot, Leavenworth , KS . He was preceded in death by his step-father Royal Barteman, a brother Robert Patzwald, three granddaughters Catherine and Kathleen Patzwald and Tish McFadden.

Friends may call at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home after 3:00 PM Tuesday with a visitation from 6-8 PM . .Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Joe Trusty officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the Leavenworth National Cemetery . Following the committal service, friends and family will gather in the Community Room at the funeral home for a time of fellowship. Memorials are requested to the United Brethren Church in lieu of flowers in care of the funeral home.

Juliette L. ((Plumberg) Woods

Juliette (Plumberg) Woods, 84, passed away peacefully on May 25, 2005 at the Hospice of Marion County in Ocala , FL. Juliette had a contagious zest for life, a soul warming smile, and an inspirational compassion for humanity. She was the only child of August and Clementine Bartkoweskie, and a life-long resident of the Kansas City area. After high school Juliette attended Ursuline Academy in Paola , KS . She fell in love with Frank Thomas Plumberg and they were married in 1940, he preceded her in death in 1984. They were blessed eleven children, one of whom, Sharon Dodson, preceded her in death. Love found Juliette again when she met Cecil Eugene (Gene) Woods and they were married in 1996.

Juliette is survived by her husband, Gene Woods and ten children, Tom Plumberg, Baldwin City, KS, Judy Mahamarian, Ft. Lee, NJ, David Plumberg, Oklahoma City, OK, Bob Plumberg, Parkville, MO, Jerry Plumberg, Houston, TX, Peggy Burke, Ocala, FL, Bill Plumberg, Blue Springs, MO, Chuck Plumberg, Denver, PA, John Plumberg, Vancouver, WA, Mark Plumberg, Oak Harbor WA; three step-sons, Craig Woods, St. Louis, MO, Curtis Woods, Kansas City, MO, Clark Woods, Orlando, FL, 27 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 5 step-grandchildren.

Juliette was a devout Catholic her entire life, so please join us in a Mass of Resurrection honoring her at The Church of the Immaculate Conception, 711 N. 5 th St., Leavenworth, KS, 66048 at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 31, 2005. Interment will follow at the Leavenworth National Cemetery . In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Juliette are requested to the Hospice of Marion County or to your preferred charity in care of the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave. , Leavenworth , KS 66048 . 913-351-0200.

Jocelyn J. Runnebaum

Jocelyn June Runnebaum, 54, of Lansing , KS , passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at her home.

She was born the daughter of Norman and Alice (Wahaus) Highfill on October 23, 1950 , in Leavenworth .

 he married V. Leo Runnebaum on May 24, 1975 in Leavenworth , He survives at the home.

Jocelyn lived in Leavenworth County all of her life. Jocelyn worked a couple of years for the Lansing School district and worked several years for Hallmark Cards. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church in Lansing . She loved reading, puzzles, spending time with family, and the outdoors. Jocelyn will be best remembered for her amazing strength and fearless personality.

Survivors include her husband,V. Leo Runnebaum: two daughters, Sara (Richard) Lange of Lansing and Amy (Jason) Slaughter of Leavenworth: one Stepson, Michael (Lilani) Runnebaum of Joplin, MO; one stepdaughter, Cheryl (Harold) Shockley of Pineville, MO; two grandchildren, Blake Slaughter and Jessica Lange; five step grandchildren, Tyler Shockley, Kilby Shockley, Kayla Runnebaum, Seth Shockley, and Shane Runnebaum; three brothers, Terry (Ann) Highfill, Jon (Brenda) Highfill, and Randy (Coral) Highfill, all of Leavenworth; one sister, Shelley (Pat) Whalen of Middletown, DE and several nieces and nephews.

Jocelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Alice Highfill; and one sister, Sharon Wells.

A Mass of Resurrection will be 11 am Saturday May 28, at St Francis de Sales Catholic Church 900 Ida, Lansing, with Father Roy Ontiveros, as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm with a parish rosary being recited at 7:00 PM Friday at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, where friends may call after 3 pm . In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or the St Francis de Sales Building Fund in care of the funeral home.

Al Michael Treat

Al Michael Treat, 17 of Leavenworth went home to be with the Lord on Saturday May 21, 2005 .

Al was born April 12, 1988 in Sarasota , Florida the son of the late Edward Michael (Mike) Treat and Debbie McManus-Treat. After his dad's death, the family relocated back to Leavenworth . He was a Junior at Leavenworth High School .

He is survived by his Mom of the home, Two sisters Holly Jo Treat, Leavenworth and Brooke Marie Martinez and her husband Edgardo, Leavenworth, one niece Skylea and one nephew Mateo, he is also survived by his maternal grandparents Lavern and Josephine McManus, Easton and his paternal grand mother Ella Mae Treat, Leavenworth, Other survivors are many Aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Al was preceded in death by his father Mike Treat in 1988, his grand father Ed Treat in 2001 and his great grand parents.

Al had many friends young and old. He was a member of the First Baptist Church , He especially enjoyed family gathering, Al enjoyed all types of music, Al loved the outdoors, playing football, fishing, and riding horses. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends working on cars. Al Loved his family and will be missed deeply “Shine on Al”

Visitation will be Tuesday May 24, 2005 from 6 to 8 pm at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, where friends may call after 2 pm . A funeral service will be Wednesday May 25, 2005 at 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church with Pastor-Dr. Randall Terrill officiating. Burial will follow at Mt Muncie Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Leavenworth High School Auto Mechanic Class in Memory of Al in care of the funeral home.

Thurlow E. Mongold

Thurlow E. Mongold, 75, of Leavenworth died Saturday, May 14, 2005 at Cushing Hospital in Leavenworth . He was born May 5, 1930 in Topeka , KS the son of James and Buleah Jacobus Mongold. He served in the U.S. Army, retiring as an SFC, receiving numerous citations and medals during his time of serving in Vietnam . He worked as an LPN for Munson Army Hospital at Fort Leavenworth , KS for twenty years, retiring in 1990.

He married Frieda Greensman in Germany and they later divorced. Survivors include three daughters Diane Howard, Susan (Rob) Noble both of Leavenworth . Judy Mongold, Colorado Springs, CO. , five sons Don (Edie) Mongold and Curtis Mongold both of Leavenworth, Thurlow Mongold and Larry Mongold both of KCMO, Gerry Mongold of Topeka, KS. Six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Thurlow's very good friend and neighbor, Doris Shelton of Leavenworth . One brother Fredrick Mongold preceded him in death.

Friends may call at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave. , Leavenworth , KS after 12:00 PM Wednesday. Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will be at the Leavenworth National Cemetery . Memorials are requested to the American Cancer Society.

 

Patricia A. Mazeitis

Patricia A. Mazeitis, 65, of Leavenworth died Thursday, May 12, 2005 at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center . She was born May 8, 1940 in Oil City , PA and was raised by her mother Helen Walsh in Titusville, PA..

She had nursing career that spanned 44 years, 20 of which were in Intensive Care. She was a member of St. Casimir Catholic Church, WOWS, (Women of Wall Street), and volunteered for the Leavenworth Assistance Center .

She married Frank Mazeitis on April 25, 1964 in Unity, PA, he survives at the home. Other survivors include three daughters Michelle (Tom) Morgan, Parkville , MO , Renee (Richard) Joyce, KCMO, Heather Mazeitis, Ruston, LA. Two sons Drew (Shawna) Mazeitis, Parkville , MO and Derek (Dana) Mazeitis, Lansing , KS . Ten grandchildren, Ian, Jake, Gabrielle, Connor, Avery, Kallen, Grace, Cole, Wyatt, and Aidan. One brother Richard (Dawn) Walsh, Leavenworth , KS , one sister Shirley (Raymond) Henly, Clymer , PA. She was preceded in death by her parents a child and two aunts.

A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Monday at St. Casimir Catholic Church with Father Phil Winkelbauer as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery . Friends may call at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10th Ave. , Leavenworth , KS 66048 , after 4:00 Sunday with a visitation from 6-8 PM and a parish rosary being recited at 7:00 PM .

Memorials are requested to the Essential Tremor Foundation at KU Med Center in care of the funeral home. The family requests all people who are able to donate blood, donate as often as possible. It was Pat's wish that those who attend her services, come attired to celebrate her life.

John D. Koester, J r .

John D. (JD) Koester, Jr., 48 of Leavenworth died Monday, May 2, 2005 at his home in Leavenworth , KS . He was the son of John D. and Brenda Forbes Koester, Sr. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include a daughter Jessica Bryant Koester, Port Angeles , WA , his father John D. Koester of Carolina Shores , NC , two sisters Jeanne Koester Darrigan, Fayetteville , NC , Julie Koester Carnahan, Laurinburg , NC . His maternal grandparents Jack and Jeannette Forbes, Fayetteville , NC and two nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his mother. Graveside services with military honors will be 10:00 AM Monday, May 9, 2005 at the Leavenworth National Cemetery with Chaplain Sam Sanford officiating. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Aftercare Program at the Leavenworth Veterans Medical Center in care of the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave., Leavenworth , KS 66048 .

April 2005 Obituaries

Inge R. Jorgensen

Inge R. Jorgensen, formerly of Junction City , KS died Sunday April 24, 2005 at Medicallodge of Leavenworth. She is survived by a sister Jutta "Sissy" (Larry) Phillips, Leavenworth , KS . Graveside services will be 1:30 PM Thursday at the Veterans Cemetery in Fort Riley , KS . The R. L. Leintz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Wano

William Wano, 72, of Lansing died Wenesday, April 20, 2005 at his home. He was born October 2, 1932 in Oklahoma City , OK , the son of Eugene and Lucille Wano. He was raised by Ben and Velma Ruth Flaming, Denison , TX . His parents and Mr. Flaming preceded him in death. Mr. Wano was married to Carolyn Anderson from 1965 to 1983. He was a retired police officer, having served for 39 years at the Veterans Administration in Leavenworth , where he was the recipient of numerous service awards over the years. He also received a commendation in 1974 for saving a young boy's life. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1949 to 1953 as a flight engineer. He was a proud member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. He is survived by three sons; Jerry (& Kimber) Wano of the home, Bill (& Tabatha) Wano, Gladstone , MO , and Steve (& Robin) Wano, Springfield , OH ; nine grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A brother Donald Wano, Stockton, CA, a sister Mary McCarty, Oklahoma City, OK; and best friend Jim Cuer (“Brother Cuer”) and wife, Vi, Lansing, KS. Mr. Wano's favorite pastimes were spending time with his sons, coin collecting, and when he was able, he enjoyed woodworking with his best friend. He loved working on motorcycles, which became a passion for him in the 60's. He was preceded in death by a son Rick Meyer, Springfield , OH ; a brother, Ronald Wano, Sonora , CA ; and a sister, Mildred Etheridge, Hugo , TX . A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, April 23, 2005 at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave. , Leavenworth , KS . with Pastor and life long friend Forrest Tuter officiating. Following the service, the family will be joining friends in the Community Room of the funeral home for a time fellowship. Private burial services with military honors will be at the Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the City Union Mission or Forrest Tuter in care of the funeral home.

George P. Huck

George P. Huck, Jr. OD, 59 of Leavenworth died Monday, April 18, 2005 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City , MO. He was born September 28, 1945 in Kansas City , MO the son of George P. and Florence Bromn Huck, Sr. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He became an Optometrist and has been in practice in downtown Leavenworth for over 25 years. He volunteered his services for the patrons at St. Vincent 's Clinic in Leavenworth and worked part-time at the Dwight D. Eisenhower VAMC in Leavenworth . He was a member of Leavenworth Rotary Club #210 and a Board Member of the Salvation Army in Leavenworth . KS. He is survived by a daughter Amy Huck, Plano , TX . One sister Rosemary Miller, Kansas City , KS . Two nieces Jennifer Fitzmorris and Kate Hogard both of Kansas City , KS . Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday, April 22, 2005 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Divine and Rev. Billy Whiteside officiating, 4701 10 th Ave. Leavenworth , KS , 66048. Friends may call at funeral home on Thursday after 4:00 PM with a visitation from 6-8 PM. Following services at the funeral home family and friends will gather in the Community Room for a time of fellowship prior to burial at Memorial Park Cemetery in Kansas City, KS Memorials are requested to the Salvation Army, Rotary Club #210 or St. Vincent's Clinic in care of the funeral home.

Ralph W. Griffin

Ralph W. Griffin 86 of Leavenworth died Monday April 11, 2005 at Cushing Memorial Hospital . He was born September 7, 1918 in Fowler IN, the son of Charles and Della (DeCamp) Griffin . Ralph attended schools in Fowler where he graduated high school in 1936, he also attended trade schools, received some college courses as well as military special school.

Ralph married Marjorie Ann Witt June 6, 1943 she preceded him in death on May 13, 1974 after her death he married Kathryn Edna Draper, December 28, 1974 she also preceded him in death October 22, 2000. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Charles, Raymond, Alton and Donald Griffin.

He is survived by three daughters, Sandra L. (Mike) Huey, Leavenworth, Gwynne E (LeRoy) Lesher, Paola, KS, and Judy A. (Joseph) Tarwater, Leavenworth, six grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

Ralph served in the U.S. Army and the Unites States Marine Corp in WWII. Following his military service he worked for Bell Telephone and the U.S. Army Civil Service in Electronic Communications for 45 years. After his retirement in 1979 he became very involved in, NARFE, Cody Choraliers, he was a tutor for St Mary Outreach Program, Historical Society, American Legion, DAV, Chamber of Commerce, Mason's Lansing Lot, Buffalo Heritage Committee and VFW. He served as a State Officer, a District Officer and worked with the International Teaching Staff of the SPEBSQSA. He taught the business aspect of being a Chapter Secretary.

Funeral services will be 11:30 AM Thursday, April 14, 2005 at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home with Rev. Damian Snyder officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery . Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00 PM Wednesday with a visitation from 6-8 PM. Memorials are requested to the Heritage Center or to the Cody Choraliers in care of the funeral home.

Betty June Abbott

Betty June (Kraft) Abbott, 81, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2005 at the Hillview Nursing Home in Platte City, MO. Betty was born February 7, 1924 in Vasser, KS the daughter of George and Ruth Bechtol Kraft. She lived in the Kansas City area most of her life. She was preceded by her loving husband Tom Abbott.

She is survived by her four children, three sons George Abbott, Napa , CA , Michael Abbott, Parkville , MO , Phillip Abbott, Leavenworth , KS and one daughter Kathy Marshall, Platte City , MO and her dearest cousin Beverly Moyer, Lubbock , TX . She leaves twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held Eleven O'Clock Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at the First United Methodist Church , Leavenworth with Pastor Tim Hutabarat officiating. Inurnment will follow at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery . In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to the American Cancer Society in care of the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave , Leavenworth , KS 66048 .

March 2005 Obituaries

Richard A. Clark

Richard A. Clark, Venice , FL , formerly of Leavenworth died in Venice , FL on Monday, March 28, 2005 . He was born in Lakewood , OH and moved Venice FL 20 years ago after retiring from the U.S. Army at Ft. Mead , VA. He retired after 27 years of service as a Lieutenant Colonel with the Army Airborne Special Forces. He served at Ft. Leavenworth for a time and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. In Venice he was a member of the Sarasota County Fire Dept. for 12 years and the VFW. He was the Senior Volunteer of the Year for the Sarasota County Schools in 2003 and volunteered at Laurel Nokomis School . He was preceded in death by his first wife Gloria who preceded him in 1974 and a son Jeff Clark who preceded him in 2003.

Survivors include his wife Judi, Venice , FL , two sons Richard (Sista) Clark, Albuquerque , NM and Russ (Bev) Clark of Newport News, VA. Daughters Cathy (Bob) Bray, Tonganoxie , KS , Cindy (Eddie) Mogford and Samantha (Jim) Dorsett both of Venice , FL. and 10 grandchildren. Graveside services will be 10:00 AM Monday at Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery with Rev. Billy Whiteside officiating.

Helen L. Wilber

Helen L. Wilber 72 of Leavenworth, died Friday March 25, 2005 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City , Kansas . She was born February 1, 1933 in Leavenworth .

Helen married Stan Wilber August 9, 1952 in Leavenworth, he survives at the home, she is also survived by four daughters, Sandra (Lyn) Becker, Tonganoxie, Susan Collins, Lansing, Sheryl (Douglas) Parker, Lansing and Sindy Wilber, Leavenworth, thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Other survivors include three sisters Joann Manley, Leavenworth , Darlene Marshall, Basehor and Pat Henchek, Lansing , she was preceded in death by a brother Richard Thomas.  Visitation will be Monday March 28, 2005 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Jack Divine Officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery

 Memorial Contributions may are requested to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Gertrude Robinson

Gertrude Robinson, 94, of Leavenworth died Saturday, March 19, 2005 , at her home surrounded by her family. She was born November 7, 1910 in Denison, KS the daughter of Thomas and Agnes Bagley Marshall.

She worked for many years at the Kansas Correctional Facility for Women in Lansing, KS teaching sewing. She continued to be a seamstress out of her home for many years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and the Altar Society. She married Harry R. Robinson on Nov. 29, 1934 in Mayetta , KS , he preceded her in death.

She is survived by a brother Richard Marshall, Shawnee , KS , two sisters Helen Kilian, Topeka , KS and Alice Wamego, Holton, KS. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Resurrection will be 2:30 PM , Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at the Sacred Heart Church with Father Phillip Winkelbauer as celebrant, burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery . Friends may call at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home after 12:00 PM Tuesday. Memorials are requested to Hospice of Leavenworth.

Greg A. Wood

Greg A. Wood, 47 died Thursday March 10, 2005 at his residence. He was born September 18, 1957 in Lawrence, the son of Dixie and Charles Wood.

Greg owned and operated Woody's Car Wash in Leavenworth . He was an active outdoorsman; he particularly enjoyed horses, scuba diving, golf, canoeing, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Rush) Wood and their daughter Natalie, Lansing, his parents Dixie and Charles Wood, Desert Hot Springs, California, his brother Mike and Jennifer Wood, Lansing, also by his mother and father in law Lonnie and Theresa Rush, Leavenworth, Sister in laws, David and Linda Sparks, Leavenworth, Edward and Elaine McClure, Lansing, Jim and Theresa Sloan, Lawrence, Wally and Peggy Winstead, Leavenworth. Brother in laws, Tim Rush, Leavenworth, Robert and Geneva Rush, Leavenworth, Todd and Julie McBroom, Shawnee, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home on Tuesday March 15, 2005 from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Resurrection will be at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Wednesday March 16, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Phillip Winkelbauer as Celebrant. Cremation will follow services. Private family inurnment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery . Memorials are suggested to The Guidance Center, Leavenworth , KS .

William F. Ewing

William F. Ewing, 74, died Thursday, March 10, 2005 at the Colonial Manor Nursing Center in Lansing , KS . He was born July 19, 1930 in Dowds , IA the son of Martin and Florence Grade Ewing . He was a foreman in City Maintenance for Garden City, KS for many years. He married Mary M. Bennett on December 16, 1950 in Bloomfield , IA. She preceded in him death on May 29, 2004 . He is survived by three sons Frank (Mary) Ewing , Leavenworth , KS , Dwight (Dawn) Ewing , Rockwall , TX and Kenneth (Judy) Ewing , Bloomfield , MO. He is also survived by one brother Lee Ewing, Stockpoint , IA. Three sisters Reva McRoy, Bloomfield, MO, Ruth Clark and Florencie Hervey both of Keosauqua, IA and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by a step-brother Wayne Grade. Friends may call at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home on Sunday, March 13, 2005 from 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday at the funeral home with burial to follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery . Friends and family will gather in the Community Room at the funeral home following the committal service for a time of fellowship. Memorials are requested to Hospice of Leavenworth.

NeVada Ann Runnebaum

NeVada Ann Runnebaum, 93, of Leavenworth passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at Providence Medical Center . Ms. Runnebaum was born February 6, 1912 at Oketo , KS the daughter of William and Charlotte (Cook) Peterman.

Mrs. Runnebaum was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Altar Society, Past President of the St. Malachy's Catholic Church Altar Society in Beattie , KS . a member of the Lady Knights, Council 900, The Friendship Club, life time member of the VFW Auxillary and Past Madam President of Eagles Auxillary #55. Mrs. Runnebaum graduated from Beattie High School , Beattie , KS in 1929 and attended Emporia Teachers College . She taught elementary school from 1929 to 1935 in rural schools in White Cloud and Hattan Schools where she taught her brother Leo and sister Rosemary. NeVada went on to receive a Cosmetology and Hairdressing Certificate from Caster Beauty Academy and worked in Kansas City , Missouri and Summerfield , Kansas as a beautician. She continued to do beauty work out of her home throughout her lifetime.

She worked for the City of Lansing in the late 60's and early 70's. She was the Democrat Precinct Committeewoman and worked on the election board for many years. Mostly, Mrs. Runnebaum was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her family was her greatest love and spending time with them was her happiest times. Her beautiful smile and spirit will be missed greatly by all who had the honor of knowing her.

Mrs. Runnebaum married Vincent Runnebaum on March 26, 1940 at St. Malachy's Catholic Church in Beattie , KS . Vincent preceded her in death on February 14, 1997 . She was also preceded in death by one son Harold Charles, in 1970 and two sisters Rosemary Peterman and Kathryn Peterman Sughrue. Survivors include one brother , Leo Peterman and wife Margaret, East Waterford , Maine , four sons William Runnebaum and wife Sue, Ray Runnebaum and wife , Dea, Donald Runnebaum and wife Norma, all of Leavenworth . Vincent Leo Runnebaum and wife, Jocelyn, Lansing , KS . One daughter Joyce Finnigin, Lansing , KS . 17 grandchildren-Tamara Copeland, Stacey Driscoll, Joe Runnebaum, Raymond Runnebaum, Catherine Beaver, NeVada Passafume, Tim and Jonathan Wiseman, SFC Mike Runnebaum, Cheryl Shockley, Sara Lange, Amy Slaughter, Melissa Allen, Nicholas Runnebaum, Brian Finnigin, Lt. Kevin Finnigin and Keely Finnigin and 20 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Resurrection will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Phillip Winkelbauer as Celebrant. Burial is to follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery . Friends may call after 3:00 PM Monday with a visitation from 6-8 PM and a parish rosary at 7:00 pm at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave. , Leavenworth . Memorials are requested to Xavier Catholic Schools or the Arthritis Foundation.

February 2005 Obituaries

Phyllis Taylor

Phyllis M. Taylor 78, Leavenworth , died Monday February 28, 2005 at Homestead Assisted Living Residence. She was born February 6, 1927 , in Clinton IL the daughter of Clem and Mary Edwards.

She married Ferris L. Taylor Jr. in Excelsior Springs MO. He preceded her in death, February 14, 1998 .

Phyllis is survived by a daughter Marybeth and her husband Mike Morris of Lansing, a Son George and his wife Tamara Taylor of Liberty , MO. Four grandchildren, Amy Berwald, Bryan Taylor, Paige Morris, and Natalie Morris. Two great grandchildren Bryce Berwald, and Bronson Berwald.

 Phyllis and Ferris Taylor owned and operated Flowers by Ferris for 30 years in Leavenworth .

Visitation will be Wednesday March 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. The very Rev. Michael G. Munro and the Rev. Lee Sampson Block will conduct a funeral service at 10 a.m. Thursday March 3,2005 at Saint Paul 's Episcopal Church, burial will follow at Mt. Muncie Cemetery .

Joseph L. Bristow

Joseph L. Bristow 87 Leavenworth, died peacefully on Saturday February 26, 2005 at his home.

He was born January 25, 1918 , the son of Scott and Anna (Beyer) Bristow.

He married Helen Zeugin, his wife for over 62 years, on June 27, 1942 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church where they remained parish members. She survives at the home.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fraternal Order of Eagles # 55, REAC, and the St. John Hospital Guild.

Joe was blessed with a full and productive life. He was a proud employee of Collard Chevrolet for 35 years as a salesman and sales manager. He previously worked in aircraft production in Wichita and with farm implements in Leavenworth . He retired in 1980 and remained active as a St. John Hospital gift shop and thrift store volunteer. Joe raised large vegetable gardens and grew a variety of fruit trees to help feed his family and to share with friends and neighbors. He was a skillful hunter of small game animals, coyotes, pheasants, and morels. He could repair almost anything and he fabricated tools, parts, and various devices. He enjoyed walking, trading e-mails, playing cards, traveling, attending Elderhostel courses, and participating in league bowling.

Other survivors include two daughters, Sister Helen Bristow, SCL Kansas City, Ks and Pat and spouse John Moulden, Leavenworth: five sons and their spouses, Dick and Carol Bristow, Bernie and Linda Bristow, Ed and Pam Bristow, Rob and Barbara Bristow, all of Leavenworth , and John and Rachel Bristow, Milwaukee, WI: 19 grandchildren and one great grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Leo, who died in infancy.

A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Phillip Winkelbauer as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. with a parish prayer vigil being held at 6 p.m. Memorials are requested to St Vincent Clinic, Sacred Heart Altar Society or Kansas City Hospice.

 

Verlene B. Freeman

Verlene B. Freeman 77 Leavenworth, died Friday February 25,2005 at Medicalodge of Leavenworth. She was born March 6 1927 in Independence, MO, the daughter of George and Florence Bowman.

She married Edward L. Freeman on October 15, 1959 he preceded her in death on July 24, 1971 . She grew up in Independence and moved to Leavenworth in 1959. Through out her life she did volunteer work with the Girl Scouts and with the Leavenworth Assistance Center . Until macular degeneration took the majority of her sight she did many hand crafts, and wrote stories and poems.

 She was a member of the United Brethren Church and enjoyed attending church functions greatly. She appreciated her church family.

Verlene was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Marjorie Carlson and Nadine Phillips, and one brother, Billy Ray Bowman who died in infancy.

She is survived by three daughters Cyndy Moen, Mayville, ND, Delta (Russell) Anderson, and Karla (Major) Valence, one son Wayne (Sarah) Freeman, all of Leavenworth, ten grandchildren, Rebecca (J.R.) Rodgers, Addam Ford, Ronnette Anderson, Jerr-Ed Freeman, Dakota Freeman and Raylene Freeman all of Leavenworth, Lee James (Heather) Stroble, Grand Forks, ND, Dawn Ford, Manhattan, KS and Michael Ford Jr, who is serving in Iraq, six great grandchildren, and one Sister Vesta White, Levasy, MO.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the United Brethren Church

 Mark A. Mendez

Mark A. Mendez, 46 of St Joseph , MO died Thursday February 24. 2005 in an auto accident, on I-29 in Missouri . He was born September 23, 1958 in Indianapolis , IN the son of Joseph Mendez and Eileen ( Adams ) Garcia.

Mark was a former Leavenworth resident for many years before moving to St Joseph . He worked for Citicorp in Kansas City , MO.

He is survived by his father Joseph and Barbara Mendez of Indianapolis , two brothers Joseph (Mike) Mendez, Leavenworth , Anthony (Tony) Garcia, Leavenworth , two sisters Maria Albavara, Milford , OH and Connie McLaughlin, Goshen , OH

Mark was preceded in death by his mother and a brother Patrick Mendez.

Visitation will be Sunday February 27, 2005 from 6 to 8 pm with a parish rosary at 7pm , at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home 4701 10th Ave, Leavenworth

A mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday March 3 at Saint Rocks Catholic Church, Indianapolis , IN followed by burial in the Calvary Cemetery . Visitation will be Wednesday at Lauck Funeral Home, Indianapolis . In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to a memorial of the donors choice.

Ella Louise Johnson

Ella Louise Johnson, daughter of MAJ William C. and Tammy Johnson, Jr. of Leavenworth, KS died at birth on Friday, February 18, 2005 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. She is survived by her parents, two sisters Hannah and Emma Johnson and brother Will Johnson all of the home. The R. L. Leintz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Burial will take place at Stonewall Memory Gardens Cemetery, 4:00 PM Thursday in Manassas, VA.

Elizabeth A. Yunker

Elizabeth A. Yunker, 83, of Lansing , KS , died Thursday, February 18, 2005 at Cushing Hospital in Leavenworth . She was born August, 12, 1921 in Brooklyn , NY the daughter of Salvatore and Rafalea Sena Nigro. She worked for many years as a jewelry maker at the Terrific Jewelry Wholesalers in New York until her retirement, when she moved to the area to be near her family. She married Peter Yunker on Jan. 31, 1960 in New York , he preceded her in death. She was an active member of the Truth Tabernacle Church . She is survived by a daughter, Michelle Crook, Tonganoxie , KS and a son Peter Yonker, New Haven , Conn. She is survived by three grandchildren, Sarai, Joshua, and Stephen Crook. One sister Helena Zawislak, Cheshire , MA . She was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 1 sister. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave. with Pastor William B. Chalfant officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the services on Monday. Burial will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery . Memorials are requested to the Truth Tabernacle Church in care of the funeral home.

Charlotte Lucille Davis

Charlotte Lucille Davis 79 of Lansing, KS died Monday February 14, 2005 at St John Hospital in Leavenworth . She was born on June 4, 1925 , in Emporia , Kansas the daughter and only child of William H. and Sadie (Shoop) Davis. Her health had been declining for several months.

She graduated from the Emporia , Kansas High School in 1943, and from the Newman Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Emporia in 1946. She earned a Master's Degree in Nursing at George Washington University in St. Louis , Missouri in 1966.

Miss Davis had a long career in professional nursing at the Veterans Administration Hospital , beginning in 1947 at the Topeka , Kansas VA hospital (formerly the old Winter General Army Hospital ) where she was a psychiatric staff nurse. She worked at the Kansas City VA Hospital from 1954 to 1964 in psychiatry. She was the Assistant Chief Nurse at the VA Hospital in Knoxville , Iowa from 1966 to 1970, Saginaw , Michigan from 1970 to 1976, and at the Leavenworth , Kansas VA Hospital from 1976 to 1983.

She was an active member of the American Nurses Association during her working years. She was a member and officer of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and participated in the Leavenworth , Kansas VA Nurses' Club. Before and after her retirement in 1983, she enjoyed traveling to many parts of the world, including Europe , China , and Latin America . She also enjoyed playing bridge, needlecrafts, oil painting and reading. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporia , Kansas . She was an independent woman with strong intellectual and professional interests.

Her parents and several cousins preceded her in death. Their will be a gathering of friends to celebrate Charlotte's life at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home 4701 10 th Ave, Leavenworth, Kansas on Thursday, February 17, 2005 from 6 to 7pm. Burial of her cremains will be in the Memorial Lawn Cemetery , Emporia , Kansas .

Leona Mae Parks

Leona Mae. Parks 60 of Easton died Friday February 4, 2005 at the University Of Kansas Hospital. Leona was born July 27, 1944 in Big Lake Texas the daughter of Benjeman Raymond and Frances Jeanette (Estep) Russell. She was a Program Analyst For the National Simulation Center (Beehive) at Fort Leavenworth .

Leona is survived by her companion John G. Kramer Easton, two sons Shelton Edward and his wife Samantha Golden, Robert Wayne, and his wife Kelli Golden both of Amarillo , Texas . One sister Fayona Caulk, Loving, NM. And nine grandchildren, Saxon Lemme, Johnathon Golden, Tiffany Golden, Harley Hildebrandt, Brittany Golden, Amber Golden, Ashlee Golden, Steven Golden and William Golden. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son William LeRoy Golden and a granddaughter Crystal Golden. There will be a visitation Sunday February 6, 2005 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home 4701 10 th Ave , where the family will receive friends from    6 to 8 pm . Graveside services will be Monday at 3pm with Pastor Joseph Trusty officiating at the Easton Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Catholic Community Services.

January 2005 Obituaries

Gerald A. "Jerry" Schwinn

Gerald A. (Jerry) Schwinn, 70, of Leavenworth died Sunday, January 30, 2005 at Providence Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born March 2, 1934 in Springdale , the son of Adam A. and Margaret C. Sonefeldt Schwinn. He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Union #168 for over 40 years. Following his retirement he was employed by the Easton Bus Service, driving an activity bus, and farmed with his son on the Schwinn Produce Farm. He was a life-long member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Knights of Columbus-3 rd Degree, Third Order of Lay Carmelites, Past President of the K-State Research and Extension Council, of which he was chairman for twelve years. He was a former 4-H Woodworking Leader, Kansas State Fair Woodworking Judge, and judged various other Counties' 4-H projects in Kansas . He married Patricia L. Hund on April 23, 1955 at St Joseph Catholic Church, she survives at the home. Other survivors include three daughters, Margaret Ann Doherty, Plano TX, Mary Beth (Chuck) Schrader, Cameron, MO, Marti (Paul) Dupuis, Leavenworth, two sons Jay (Patti) Schwinn, Perkasie, PA , Joe (Helen) Schwinn, Leavenworth and thirteen grandchildren. Jerry is also survived by two brothers Jim (Helen) Schwinn, Pretty Prairie, KS and Larry ( Sharon ) Schwinn, Leavenworth . He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Elsie Harbour. A Mass of Resurrection will be 10:00AM Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. David McEvoy, O.Carm. as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery . Visitation will be at the church from 5-8 PM Wednesday with a parish rosary at 7:00 PM. Memorials are requested to St. Joseph Church or Leavenworth Catholic Schools .

Dorothy Hegarty

Dorothy C. Hegarty, 96 of Leavenworth died Friday, January 21, 2005 at Easton Country Care. She was born November 3, 1908 in Leavenworth , KS the daughter of Daniel A. and Mary A. Farrell Christ. She married James Hegarty Jr. on July 13, 1929 in Leavenworth , he preceded her in death on May 20, 2000 . She was a life-long member of Sacred Heart Church in Leavenworth . She is survived by 1 daughter Mary Ann (Don) Bohn, Camino , CA , 1 son James “Bud” (Pat) Hegarty, Leavenworth , KS . Six grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. A Mass of Resurrection will be 10:00 AM Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Phil Winkelbauer as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery . Friends may call at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home from 3-6 PM Sunday with a parish rosary being recited at 5:00 PM. Following the committal service at the cemetery, family and friends will be gathering in the Community Room in the lower level of the funeral home. Memorials are requested to Easton Country Care or the donors choice.

Donald L. Young

Donald L. Young, 80, of Leavenworth , KS died Friday, January 14, 2005 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City , KS . He was born December 1, 1924 in Fredonia , KS the son of Raymond and Ruth Baze Young. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II in the Medical Corp serving in the Philippines and Japan . He worked for Hallmark Cards in Parsons, KS for thirteen years and then with Hallmark Cards in Leavenworth until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Leavenworth for many years. He married Betty L. Trout on May 24, 1958 in Parsons, KS. She survives at the couple's home. Other survivors include two sons Mark (Jeanette) Young, Scottsdale, AZ, David (Janet) Young, Leavenworth, KS and one daughter Sharon (Philip) Tompkins, Spring Hill, KS and 10 grandchildren. Friends may call at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home from 2-4 PM Sunday. Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Monday at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Parsons, KS with burial to follow at the Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the DAV.

Alan D. White

Alan D. White, 60, of Lansing , KS died Thursday, January 13, 2005 at St. John Hospital in Leavenworth . He is survived by two brothers, Daniel White of Lansing and Thomas White of Onieda WI . The R. L. Leintz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret S. LeBouef

Margaret Garrett LeBoeuf 71, of Leavenworth died Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at St John Hospital in Leavenworth.. Margaret was born July 13, 1933 in Leavenworth the daughter of James D and Augusta H. Garrett. She was a lifelong resident of Leavenworth and a member of Church of the Open Door. Margaret is survived by two brothers, Patrick E. and Nathan P Garrett, Leavenworth ; three sisters, Mary B. Caswell, Leavenworth, Debbie A. Briscoe, St Joseph, MO., and Dixie R. Orr Modesto, CA. Services will be 1:00 pm Saturday January 8, 2005 at Church of the Open Door, Leavenworth . Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Friday Jan 7, 2005 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. In Lieu of flowers, memorials can be make to a fund for Margaret at Citizens Savings & Loan or in care of the funeral home.

Zola R. "Rose" Notter

Zola R. “Rose” Notter, 81, of Leavenworth died Monday, January 3, 2005 at Cushing Hospital in Leavenworth , KS . She was born November 27, 1923 in Alvo , NE the daughter of William and Mary Oliver Brown. She married Frank P. Notter and traveled with him during his military career; and worked as an Administrative Assistant in various school districts. She is survived by her husband Frank of the couples home, three daughters, two sons, four step-sons, one brother and one sister; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private family services will held at a later date. The R. L. Leintz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ann Lee Fletcher

Ann Lee Fletcher, 70, of Leavenworth died at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, January 1, 2005 . She was born January 22, 1934 in Leavenworth the daughter of Harry and Wilhemina Anne "Minnie" Steinbach Edgell Sr. She attended the Old Cathedral School and graduated from Immaculata High School in 1952. She was employed at St. John Hospital for over 25 years working in nursing administration. She married Dan C. Fletcher on October 18, 1952 ; he survives at the couple's home. She is also survived by a daughter Dana (Mark) Harrison , Topeka , KS , one son Kevin C (Debbie) Fletcher, Sioux City, IA, one brother Harry M. Edgell, Jr, Leavenworth, one sister Ove Mae Frisinger, Leavenworth. Four grandchildren Samantha and Danielle Harrison and Kyle and Shawn Fletcher. A Mass of Resurrection will be 10:00 AM Tuesday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception with Fr. Roy Ontiveros, O.Carm. as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery . A visitation will be Monday from 6-8 PM at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10 th Ave. Leavenworth , KS 66048 with a rosary being recited at 7:00 PM . Following the committal at the cemetery, friends and relatives will gather for a time of fellowship in the Community Room at the funeral home. Memorials are requested to Hospice of Leavenworth in care of the funeral home.

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