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Leavenworth Area 2006 Obituaries Archives

December 2006 Obituaries

 

Gayle (Kreutzer) Richwine

Gayle (Kreutzer) Richwine, 61, of Burke, Virginia, died suddenly but peacefully of complications stemming from multiple sclerosis on December 18, 2006.

funeral00012She was born in Leavenworth, Kan., the daughter of Eugene Gilford and Nellie (Hewitt) Kreutzer, on April 18, 1945.  She was raised in Leavenworth, and in 1963, she graduated from Leavenworth High School, where she was active in the band and in cheerleading.  She attended the University of Kansas, where she was an active member of the Delta Delta Delta social sorority. Gayle graduated with an Elementary Education degree in 1967. She then began her teaching career in Denver, Colorado.

On June 30, 1968, she married in a military ceremony at the First United Methodist Church of Leavenworth to U.S. Maine Corps Captain D.A. Richwine who she had met while they attended KU.  During the course of his career, they lived in many communities throughout the United States, predominantly on the East Coast in suburban Washington, D.C., Beaufort, South Carolina and Havelock, North Carolina where they were active in community affairs and formed many lasting friendships.  During that time she taught elementary school in Indianapolis, Ind; Beaufort, S.C.; and Northern Virginia.  She volunteered with the Red Cross in various locations, volunteered at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, raised two beautiful daughters and selflessly supported her husband in his career.

In January, 1991, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis which ended her teaching career and limited her activities.  She remained active as a hostess at home, as member of P.E.O. and as a member of several military spouse organizations.  As her health permitted in the mid-1990’s, she traveled to Europe with her husband on several occasions where she pursued her passion for genealogy, ultimately locating relatives in southeastern Germany and Northwestern Austria.

She is survived at the home by her husband of 38 years, Major General D. A. Richwine, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired); by two daughters, Heather Louise Richwine of Arlington, Va, and Carrie Anne Richwine of New York N.Y; in Leavenworth, Kan., by her mother, Nellie L. Kreutzer and her two brothers, Kent Kreutzer and Bart Kreutzer.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Thursday, December 28, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be 1 pm Friday, December 29 in the funeral home chapel.  Burial will follow at Mt Muncie Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Leavenworth Public Schools Educational Foundation, Delta Delta Delta Foundation or P.E.O. Foundation.

 

Ceola Mae Ruff

Ceola Mae Ruff, 90, of Atchison died Friday, December 22, 2006 at Vintage Park assisted living where she was a resident.

She was born December 25, 1915 in Easton, the daughter of Robert and Stella (Abel) Thornburgh.

She is survived by her sister, Virginia Fevurly, of Lansing, a nephew Jack (Ellen) Fevurly, of Kansas City, Mo and a great niece, Julie Fevurly, of Louisiana.

To honor Ceola’s wishes there will be no funeral services.  She will be buried in the Easton Cemetery with her husband.  Celola’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Lighthouse Hospice and to the staff at Vintage Park assisted living.

 

James R. Gillespie

James R. Gillespie, 73, of Leavenworth died Saturday, December 16, 2006 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.

funeral00007He was born September 10, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri the son of Horace and Kathleen (McVeigh) Gillespie.  He married Wilma Denholm on March 30, 1957, she survives at the home.

James graduated form Tonganoxie High School in 1952.  He served in the Marines from 1952 to 1956.  He graduated from Kansas University with a Masters Degree in 1965.  He worked at Fort Leavenworth most of his life, 1960-1966 Elementary School Teacher, 1966-1972 Guidance Counselor Army Education Center, 1972-1974 Employee Development Specialist Civilian Personnel Office, 1976-1991 Education Service Officer Army Education Center, 1991-1993 Manager Army Career and Alumni Program, 1993 he retired from Federal Civil Service, 1996-present he returned to service as contractor working as a Guidance Counselor, Army Education Center.

He was a member of the Leavenworth Country Club.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, Mike and daughter in-law Debbi Gillespie, two grandchildren, Matthew and Katie Gillespie of Leavenworth. He is also survived by a brother, Lawrence Gillespie and wife Cindy of Bryan, Texas, a brother in-law Jack Dempsey of Payson, Arizona, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, a sister and a brother.

Visitation will be 6 to 8pm Thursday, December 21, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian burial will be 10am Friday, December 22, 2006 at St Casimir Catholic Church in Leavenworth, with Rev. Mark Goldasich as celebrant.  Burial with military honors will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Tonganoxie.  Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donors’ choice.

 

Maurice L. “Junior” Kern

Maurice L. “Junior” Kern, 76 of Leavenworth, died Sunday, December 17, 2006 at his home, after a long battle with cancer.

funeral0005Junior was born August 6, 1930 in Leavenworth, the son of Maurice L. “Dutch” and Grace (Tearney) Kern Sr.  He married Mary Charlette Wacker, on May 10, 1958 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Leavenworth.  She survives at the home.

At an early age Junior worked for his father at Dutch’s Friendly Service Station.  He started driving the fuel truck at 16 with Dutch Kern & Son.  They worked for Socony Oil Co. which became Socony-Mobil Oil Company then Mobil Oil Company.  When Dutch retired Junior went to work for Mobil Oil Company as a consignee until Mobil moved from Kansas.  He and his wife formed Kern Oil Company Inc and sold Conoco products with the assistance of their sons Jerome at the bulk plant and Maury managing Kern Service Station.  Junior was forced to retire due to ill health.  He was a life long Leavenworth resident.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph Society,  Knights of Columbus, Eagles Aerie #55, HLAAC (Henry Leavenworth Antique Auto Club), Plain OL’A’s, MAFCA (Model A Ford Club of America).  His hobbies were coyote hunting and working on and showing his Antique cars.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters; Linda Ford (Brock Schalipp) and Lorraine Ford, four sons; Maury (Cindy) Kern, Gary (Carey) Kern, Richard (Jennifer) Kern and Jerome Kern.  Other survivors are his grandchildren, Stacey, Gary Jr., Michael, Danielle, Krista, Kyle, Mark Jr., Taryn & Baby girl Kern to be born, Melanie, Lyndsay, Kacey, Cory, Kelsey, Heidi, Missy, and Heather.  Great-grandchildren, Payton, Baylee, Maddux, Logan, Camdyn, Naomie, Alannah and Hailey.  He is also survived by a sister Delores (Marvin) McCurdy, a neice Rhonda (Tony) White, and a nephew, Ron (Janet) McCurdy.

Junior was preceded in death by his parents and a son in-law, William “Bill” Ford.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  Friends may call after noon Wednesday.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 am Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. David McEvoy, O.Carm., as celebrant.  Burial will follow at Mt Calvary Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests  memorials to St. Joseph Church, Hospice of Leavenworth, or the donor’s choice.

Cecilia A. Beying

Cecilia A. Beying, 85, of Easton, died Sunday, December 10, 2006 at her home.  She was born May 11, 1921 in Easton the daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Ernzen) Wagner.

funeral0001On June 11, 1941 she married, Eugene F. Beying, at St Lawrence Catholic Church in Easton.  He preceded her in death April 23, 2000.  She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene (Bud) Wagner and Leo Wagner, and two Sons in-law, Dale E. Crook and Orvis Mowery.

Cecilia is survived by her children; Virginia Mowery, Easton, Donna Crook-Rogers (Jack Rogers) Easton,  Robert (Karla) Beying, Easton, Linda (Dave) Land, Easton and Larry (Susie) Beying, Easton.  She is also survived by a sister, Aurelia Brown, Topeka, 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

She enjoyed her grandchildren, gardening, sewing, and will be remembered for making baby quilts.  Cecilia was a member of St Lawrence Altar Society.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. The rosary will be prayed at 8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am Thursday, December 14, at St Lawrence Catholic Church in Easton, with Rev. Keith Lunsford and Rev. John Ayang S.O.L.T. as co-celebrants.  Burial will follow at St Lawrence Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to St Lawrence Church or Saint Vincent Clinic.

 

Richard D. Layton

Richard D. Layton, 54, of Leavenworth died suddenly, Saturday, December 9, 2006 from an apparent heart attack while driving home from work near Basehor.

funeral000He was born January 3, 1952 in Leavenworth, the son of Richard D and Helen M (Shalkoski) Layton Sr.  Richard was currently self employed. He had previously owned and operated; Layton Amoco Service, Roosters Restaurant and Bar, and had been a local car salesman for many years.

Richard is survived by his mother, Helen Layton, Leavenworth, six sisters; Shirley (Bill) Lattimer, Wright City, Mo, Carol (Glenn) Knight, Leavenworth, Darlene (Jerry) Marcum, Bonner Springs, Pat Layton, Leavenworth, Deanne Layton Kansas City, Ks., Janice Layton (Ron Roemer), Leavenworth.  He is also survived by a special niece, Carolyn Paige Rude, several other nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many special friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Richard D. Layton Sr. on December 11, 1982

Richard loved fishing, going to the Chiefs games, cooking for his friends and family.  He was loved by everybody who knew him.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Wednesday, December 13, at St Casimir Catholic Church with Rev. Phillip Winkelbauer as celebrant.  Burial will follow at Mt Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Immaculata High School or St Casimir Church.

 

Robert W. Cook

Robert W. Cook, 81, of Leavenworth, died Friday, December 08, 2006 at Country Care in Easton.

He was born August 26, 1925 in Leavenworth the son of Robert T and Grace Irene (Oliphant) Cook.  Robert joined the United States Marine Corp. on November 1, 1943 serving in Okinawa and Tientsin, China, he was discharged in June of 1946. 

After returning to Leavenworth he married Katherine Marie McEvoy on December 25, 1946 in Leavenworth, she survives at the home.  Other survivors are two sons; Robert E. Cook of Portland, Ore., and Jerry R (Lana) Cook of Lansing, and a granddaughter Katie Cook.

Robert was preceded in death by a son William J. Cook on April 30, 1992.

Robert worked for Masterson Brother’s as a mechanic and the worked for Kansas Power and Light until his retirement with 38 years of service.  He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for over 50 years, a member of the Eagles Aerie 55, a lifetime member of the VFW and a Charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8pm Monday, December 11, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  A funeral service will be 10am Tuesday, December 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Damien Snyder presiding.  Burial will follow with military honors at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church or Alzheimer’s Disease Association.

 

November 2006 Obituaries

Natoshia Michelle Nallia

Natoshia Michelle Nallia, 20, of Shawnee, Ks., passed away, Thursday, November 23, 2006 at the University of Kansas Hospital.

funeral00010She was born October 1, 1986 in Jellico, Tennessee, the daughter of Michael Bowling, and Kimberly (Perkins) Stein.  She grew up and attended school in Williamsburg, Ky. She and her mother later moved to Kansas, where she has been a resident for the past seven years.

Natoshia leaves behind her loving husband, Jacob Nallia, and a beautiful baby girl, Lauren Nallia, her mother, Kim Stein, stepfather, Ron Stein, grandparents, Rick and Vickie Perkins, and Aunt, Hope Richardson.

Natoshia was a beautiful fun loving young woman.  She was a wonderful wife of two years, loving mother of six months and a very loving daughter.  She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 am Tuesday, November 28, 2006 followed by a funeral service at 11 am at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home Chapel.  Rev. Randall Terrill will officiate.  Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. 

Helen Ida Roddin

Helen Ida Roddin, 80 of Dunedin, Florida died Sunday, November 19, 2006 at Kansas City Hospice House.

funeral0002Helen was born October 16, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York the daughter of Royal and Ida (McCarthy) Alwaise.

On April 22, 1961 she married William Joseph Roddin in Brooklyn,New York, he preceded her in death  October 12, 2004.

She is survived by five children; Matthew W. (Beth) Roddin, West Hempstead, NY., Aileen (Jeffrey) Schwartz, Brooklyn, NY., Michael (Lori) Roddin, Raytown, Mo., Jennifer L. (Johnnie) Burford, Leavenworth, Ks., and Eugene Roddin, Westfield, NY. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Jonathan Roddin, Joel Roddin, Shannon Schwien, Kayla Roddin and Ethan Dalton.

Helen enjoyed gardening and collecting porcelain dolls.  She was a Special Olympics volunteer in Pinellas County, Florida and volunteered at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Bay Pines, Florida.  Helen was a singer with the Sweet Adeline’s.

Visitation will be from 9 - 11 am  Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home 4701 10th Ave Leavenworth, Ks.  Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Danny R. Beaman

Danny R. Beaman, 35 of Leavenworth died, Saturday, November 18, 2006 at St Lukes Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

funeral0004He was born June 2, 1971 in Leavenworth the son of Donald and Patsy (Patzwald) Beaman.

Danny married Paula Claypool, July 6, 1996 in Leavenworth, she survives at the home.  In addition to his wife and parents he is survived by three children, Stephen, Alisha and Miranda, of the home.  Other survivors are his siblings, Donna (Kirk) Raymond, Michele (Greg) Walden and Ronald Beaman.  He is also survived by nieces, Lindsay, Lauren Mackenzie, Michelle, and a nephew, Teddy.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 am Friday, November 24, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  A funeral service will follow the visitation at 11 am at the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Joe Trusty presiding.  A memorial in lieu of flowers has been established at the funeral home. 

 

Gregory A. Gauger

Gregory A. Gauger, 54 of Leavenworth, died Monday, November 13, 2006 at his home, with his family at his side.

scanGreg was born April 29, 1952 in Leavenworth the son of William F. and Dixie (McIntire) Gauger Sr.

On October 20, 1972 he married Billie Sue Collins in Leavenworth, she survives at the home. He is also survived by two sons; Gregory A. Gauger Jr. and Jason M. Gauger, both of Leavenworth, and two grandchildren, Bailee and Cody Gauger. Other survivors include his mother Dixie Gauger, Leavenworth and seven brothers and sisters; Linda Murawski, William Frank Gauger II, Howard L. Gauger, Ginger Robertson, Karen Hardeman, Tammie Gauger and Gus R. Gauger all of Leavenworth.

He was preceded in death by his father William F. Gauger Sr.

After graduation Greg worked for nine years at Leavenworth Steel and retired from Fort Leavenworth with 26 ½ years of service as an Engineering Technician.

Greg enjoyed the outdoors – hunting, fishing, camping and traveling, he also enjoyed bowling. He was a member of the Eagles, Leavenworth Fish and Game, and Hunters Haven.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be 10 am Thursday, November 16 at the funeral home chapel.  Burial will follow at Mt Muncie Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Leavenworth.

 

October 2006 Obituaries

 

Ronald D. Schroyer

Ronald D. Schroyer, 38, of Leavenworth died Thursday, October 26, 2006 in Leavenworth.

funeral0003He was born May 26, 1968 in Kansas City, Kan the son of Robert and Marilyn (Thorne) Schroyer.  After graduating high school he became a Union Brick Mason, a job he enjoyed.

On June 13, 1986 he married Sherry Yonts in Platte City, Mo., she survives.  He is also survived by five children; Brian, Ricky, Bobbie, Missy and Robert.  Other survivors are his parents Robert and Marilyn Schroyer, his  brother and sister, Jason and Kim.  Additional survivors are 12 grandchildren and his grandmother, Maxine Schroyer.

 He was preceded in death by three grandparents, Donald Schroyer and William and Arrena Thorne.

Ronald will be remembered as a hard worker, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  He also enjoyed camping and fishing.

Funeral services will be 11am Monday, October 30, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 10am prior to the service.  Cremation will follow the service with private Inurnment at Mt Calvary Cemetery. 

 

September 2006 Obituaries

Catherine E. Gonterwitz

Catherine E. Gonterwitz, 90, a life long Leavenworth resident, died Monday, September 25, 2006 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

She was born November 19, 1915 in Leavenworth, the daughter of Phillip and Agnes (Shutrowitz) Gonterwitz.  Catherine graduated from Leavenworth High School and later worked as a secretary for the State of Kansas Division of Employment office until her retirement in 1977.

Catherine is survived by a brother, Thomas Gonterwitz Sr., of Leavenworth, a sister, Mary Agnes Larkin, of Terre Haute, Indiana and 18 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by six of her siblings; Frances Stevens, Frank Gonterwitz, James Gonterwitz, Genevieve Gonterwitz, Phillip Gonterwitz and Marguerite Bell.

Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:00 AM Friday, September 29, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Friday at St Casimir Catholic Church, with Rev. David McEvoy, O.Carm., as Celebrant.  Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to St Casimir Church.

 

Dorothy M. Gallino

Dorothy M. Gallino, 71, of Lenexa died, Wednesday, September 13, 2006, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be 9 am, Friday, Sept 15, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Burial will follow at 10:30 am at Chapel Hill Memorial Garden.

David L. Swaggerty

David L. Swaggerty, 48, of Leavenworth died Sunday, September 10, 2006 at his home, after a battle with brain cancer.  He was born October 29, 1957 in Knoxville, Tenn the son of Claude and Mary (Kirby) Swaggerty

funeral00009David served in the Army and the National Guard for 23 years and retired in 1998.  He also worked as a corrections officer for KSP from 1990 until his retirement in 2005.

He married Lisa A. Alexander on November 16, 1991 in Leavenworth, she survives at the home.  He is also survived by his children; daughters-Deanna Swaggerty, Bonner Springs, Audra Armstrong, Leavenworth, Megan Armstrong, Topeka, and a son, Derrick Swaggerty of the home.  Additional survivors are his mother, Mary Louise Rick, Cramerton, N.C., a sister, Jackie Franklin, Cramerton, N.C., and three nieces, Nicole, Misty and Brittany.

David was preceded in death by his step-father Claude Rick.

He enjoyed sports – baseball & softball and he loved to read.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Wednesday, Sept 13, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  A funeral service will be 10 am, Thursday, Sept 14 at the funeral home.  Following the service he will be cremated.  In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Children’s Miracle Network. 

 

H. Eugene Mitchell

H. Eugene Mitchell, 74, of Kansas City, Mo, died Thursday, September 7, 2006.  Visitation 9 - 10 a.m. Tues., Sept 12 followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home 4701 10th Ave Leavenworth, Ks.  Burial with full military honors will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

 

August 2006 Obituaries

William S. "Bill" Masterson

William S. “Bill” Masterson, 88 of Leavenworth died Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at Medicalodge of Leavenworth.  He was born July 13, 1918 in Waverly, Missouri the son of Willaim A and Lillian (Edwards) Masterson.

funeral00011Bill married Fritzi Mezzera in 1948 she preceded him in death, he was also preceded in death by a brother Frank Masterson.  He is survived by a son Bill Masterson of Lake of the Ozarks, and a brother John Masterson.  He is also survived by a friend Barbara Herrig.  Additional survivors are two grandchildren Melissa Masterson and David Masterson.

Bill was in the automotive business for 56 years. In 1946 Frank and Bill Masterson started Masterson Brothers.  In 1963 Bill had sole ownership and the name was changed to Masterson Motors.  Over the 56 years Bill sold six different brands of cars.  In 1969 the business changed to service and repair only, specializing in foreign cars.  The business closed in 2002.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Friday, September 1, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  A funeral service will be 10 am Saturday at the funeral home.  Cremation will follow the service with inurnment at Mount Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. 

 

Lucille McKoy

Lucille McKoy, 92 of Leavenworth, died Sunday, August 27, 2006 at Cushing Memorial Hospital.  She was born June 28, 1914 in Coffeyville, Kansas, the daughter of Archie and Willie (Smith) Wilburn. Lucille was a homemaker.

She is survived by her children; Nathaniel White, Minneapolis, Minn., Helen (Elmer) Roberts, Lillie Johnson, Harlan Duckworth, Dollie (William) Dougherty Sr., and Jane (Lamont Lane) McDonald, all of Leavenworth. Lucille is also survived by a sister Florence Brewer and a brother Benjamin Logan.  Other survivors are a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren      

Lucille was preceded in death four children, an infant, Archie Johnson, Alvester Duckworth and Jessie Walker. She was also preceded in death by eight siblings; Nina Hildebrandt, Berveda Hill, Irene Wallace, Freddie Logan, Clayton Logan, Square Logan, Andy Logan and Sylas Logan.

Viewing will be from 10 to 11 am Thursday, August 31, 2006 followed by a funeral service at 11 am at the Independent Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the funeral home in memory of Lucille.

 

Irma L. Boyer

Irma L. Boyer, 55 of Leavenworth, died Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at her home.  She was born March 25, 1951 in Storm Lake, Iowa the daughter of the Clarence and Rosemary (Koll) Olson, they preceded her in death.

On August 5, 1994 she married Mark Boyer in Platte City, Missouri he survives at the home.  Other survivors are her siblings; Bill (Debi) Olson, Grinnell, Ia., Mike (Cindy) Olson, Parkville, Mo., Dave (Linda) Olson, Spencer, Ia., Mary Olson (James) Moutray, Eudora, Ks.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Irma graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law on May 13, 1984.  After law school, she spent a career in public service with the Federal Parole Commission and later with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 am Monday, August 28, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  A funeral service will begin at 10:00 am at the funeral home with the Rev. David McEvoy, O.Carm., presiding.  Cremation will follow the service with private family inurnment.  Memorial are suggested to a animal welfare society of the donors choice. 

 

Vernell S. "Butch" Baker Sr.

Vernell S. “Butch” Baker Sr. 59 of Leavenworth died Wednesday, August 16. 2006, in Abilene, Kansas while visiting his daughter.  He was born January 16, 1947 in Leavenworth, the son of Vernell Justice and Della Marie Baker.

He married Wanda Slaugter on December 26, 1965 they had two children, on August 14, 1974 married Katherine Sieg they had seven children.  At the time of his death he was married to Mimi Tolbert she survives at the home.

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Butch is also survived by his children: Sheryl Sawyer, California; Orville Sieg, Leavenworth; Della Sieg, Leavenworth; Edie Sieg-Reed, Abilene, Ks; Marcus Baker, Leavenworth; Beth Baker, Olathe; Michael Baker, Ft Hood, Tx, and Kanell Baker, New Port News, Va. In addition to his children Butch is survived by 22 grandchildren, and a brother Bernie Wake.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Vernell “Tooter” Baker Jr.

Butch enjoyed fishing, farming, barbequing, singing and telling jokes.  On October 14, 2004 he retired from civil service at Fort Leavenworth

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Visitation will be at 2 pm Sunday, August 20, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, a funeral service will follow at 3 p.m.  After the service he will be cremated. Inurnment with military honors will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

 

Albert C. "Big Boy" Bates

Albert C. “Big Boy” Bates, 61, of Leavenworth died Sunday, August 13, 2006 at Cushing Memorial Hospital.  He was born February 7, 1945 in Leavenworth the son of Albert and Evelyn (Patterson) Bates Winston.  He had been married to Barbara (Perry) Bates-Derrell she survives.  Albert is also survived by his companion Vanessa Hernadez; his children Arthur Wayne Bates, California; Albert Cornelius Bates, Memphis, Tenn; Betty JoAnn Perry, Bellville, IL; and Schmaka Sharie Bates of Fairview Heights, IL. Albert has seven grandchildren.

funeral006Other survivor are his siblings; Nettie Mitchell, Charlotte Moulden, Kathy Winston, Laura Solombrino, Helen Brockenbrough, Curby Rogers, Adrian Rogers, James Winston, Joseph Winston, and Willie Floyd Harris. Additional survivors are aunts; Margaret Green, Mary Hawkins and Helen Hawkins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and step parents, four sisters and three brothers.

Albert retired from the City of Leavenworth with 33 years of service.  He was a member of the Sunflower Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, August 18, 2006 at the Sunflower Missionary Baptist Church.  A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. at the Church. Burial will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery.

 

Marjorie J. Allen

Marjorie J. Allen, 87, of Leavenworth, died Friday, August 11, 2006 at Country Care of Easton.  She was born February 18, 1919 in Rosedale, Ks the daughter of William and Ethel (Williamson) Bysel.

marjorieMarjorie graduated form Rosedale High School in 1937.  She married Henry S. Allen on October 15, 1938, he preceded her in death on November 5, 1975. They had three sons.  She was a homemaker most of her life, but worked several years as a medical assistant at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Trinity Lutheran Hospital.  She later worked in administration at the Johnson County Community College.  She served as a volunteer at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo and was a member of the Saint John Hospital Guild in Leavenworth serving as a hospital volunteer for many years.  She lived in Kansas City, Mo until 1963 and in Shawnee, Ks until 1995 when she moved to Leavenworth, Ks.

She was a member of Saint Casimir Catholic Church.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Russell Bysel and one son Lawrence Bysel Allen.

She is survived by sons Paul W. (Judith) Allen of Baton Rouge, La and H. James (Martha) Allen of Leavenworth.  She is also survived by six grandchildren: James “Lon” (Michele) Allen Plano, Tx;  Meredith (David) Timmons, Leavenworth; Jennifer (Arnold) Rodriguez, San Diego, Ca; Tracy (Thomas) Reine; Matthew Allen and Catherine Allen, all of Baton Rouge, La.  Marjorie is additionally survived by three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at St. Casimir Catholic Church, with Rev. Phillip Winkelbauer as Celebrant.  Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa, Ks.  Memorials are suggested to Leavenworth Catholic Schools or Saint John Hospital Guild.

 

Pauline Bowen Cain

Pauline Bowen Cain, 83, of Leavenworth died unexpectedly, Monday August 7, 2006 at Cushing Memorial Hospital.  She was born November 15, 1922 in Ridgeway, Missouri, the only child, of the late, Earl E. and Letha (Rinehart) Bowen.

Her husband COL. Lambert Cain, a graduate of West Point, preceded her in death in 1989.  They were married January 31, 1944 at Ft. Leavenworth.  She has been a resident of Leavenworth since 1976.

Pauline attended business school in Chillicothe, Mo.  She was a purchasing agent at Bendix Corporation in Kansas City, Mo., for many years.  In later years she worked and retired from the Fort Leavenworth Army Museum.  Pauline was a Daughter of the American Revolution. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and continuing her education. She was interested in the history of Fort Leavenworth. In her younger years she was an avid classical pianist.

Visitation will be 6-8p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery with her husband.

July 2006 Obituaries

Larry J. Doetzl

Lawrence “Larry” J. Doetzl, 61, of Leavenworth, died Thursday, July 27, 2006 at St. John Hospital.  Larry was born August 3, 1944 in Chillicothe, Missouri, the son of Joseph and Leta (Hughes) Doetzl.

He married Gail Aaron on October 10, 1992 in Leavenworth, she survives at the home. He is also survived by his mother Leta Doetzl of Kansas City, MO., and his children; Kevin Doetzl of Los Angeles, CA., Kristi (Kurt) Kisker of Platte City, MO., Karen (Monte) Miller, of Little River, TX., and a step daughter Rebecca Cronander of Leavenworth. Other survivors are his brothers; George Doetzl, Frank Doetzl, Charlie (Kathy) Doetzl, and Jim Doetzl, and his sisters; Barbara (Willis) Bivins, Teresia (Bill) Cobb, Rita Goodman, and Janie (Jim) Brown.  Additional survivors are his grandchildren, Kayla and Kole Kisker, Morgan and Kyndal Miller, and Abigail Cronander, and many nieces and nephews.

He attended Catholic schools in Chillicothe.  He worked in the lab at Cushing Memorial Hospital and later was the lab director at St. John Hospital for many years.  He most recently worked for Inverness Medical as a regional diagnostic sales representative for Wampole Laboratories. He was regarded as one of the top professionals in his field. Larry enjoyed fishing, hunting and all types of wildlife. He was an avid sports fan. Larry genuinely loved his children and grandchildren. His grandchildren were the lights of his life.

Visitation will be 6-8p.m. Sunday, July 30, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, the rosary will be prayed at 7p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Rev. David McEvoy, O.Carm., as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart of Kickapoo Cemetery.  In Lieu of flowers Memorials are suggested to The Special Olympics or St. Joseph Church.

 

Victor Ray Harding III

Victor Ray Harding III, 37, of Leavenworth, died Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at his home.  He was born July 8, 1969, at Fort Leavenworth, Ks., the son of Victor and the late Sharon (Robertson) Harding Jr.

Victor married Dena Davis in Leavenworth, she survives.  He is also survived by his children; Rick, Cody, and Casey.  Other survivors are a brother, Dana Anderson, and a sister, Sherry Houseworth, and his aunt and uncle, Roy and Marsha Raney, all of Leavenworth.

Victor attended Faith Evangelistic Center, he enjoyed working on houses with Don Skeen and his uncle Roy Raney

A memorial service will be 2p.m. Friday, July 21, 2006, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to a memorial for Victor, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.

 

Kenny L. Sculley

Ken L Sculley, 57 of Leavenworth died Monday, July 17, 2006 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Ks.  He was born November 14, 1948 in Ransom, Ks., the son of Bernard and Lavila (Donovan) Sculley.

He married Mary Kearney on June 23, 1979 in Leavenworth, she survives of the home.  He is also survived by a son Troy (Angela) Sculley and two grandsons Kenneth and Jonathon Sculley.  Other survivors are three sisters: Patricia (Les) Minks of St John, Ks., Joyce (Charles) Stegman of Klamath Falls, Or., Rosalie ”Jean” Stewart of Hutchinson, Ks., and a sister in law Shirley (Jim) Doris of Sterling, Co.  Additional survivors are many nieces and nephews.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

He owned and operated Ken’s Garage for 25 years and was a hard working business owner.  He was a member of the Leavenworth Rotary Club and a Board member of The Salvation Army. He was a proud veteran.

Visitation will be 6-8p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  A funeral service will be 10a.m Friday at the funeral chapel. Burial with military honors will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to LAWS or The Salvation Army.

 

Georgia Joelene Honeyfield

Georgia Joelene Honeyfield, 70, died Sunday, July 9, 2006 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen Texas.  Georgia was born, June 10, 1936 in Salem, Mo., the daughter of Joe E. L. and Bermiel Pierce.

She is survived by her husband, Robert M. Honeyfield; son Joel Mark Honeyfield of Leavenworth, Ks; daughter, Laurie K. Hable; son-in-law, Keith A. Hable; grandson, Austin Hable; and granddaughter, Kaitlin Hable all of Lansing, Ks.

Georgia graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo., (M.Div. and D. Min.) and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Heatland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Mo.  She was ordained by Parkway Baptist Church in Kansas City, Ks.  Dr. Georgia Honeyfield was a chaplain at Heartland Regional Medical Center until her retirement. After retiring, she worked part time at Cushing Memorial Hospital and Cushing Hospice as a chaplain. She also was a volunteer chaplain at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Tx. She was member of First Baptist Chruch in Harlingen, Tx.

There was a memorial service at First Baptist Church, in Harlingen, Texas on Wednesday.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to H.E.L.P. 5129 Bellerive Bend Drive, College Station, TX 77845.

 

Fr. Fergus Lickteig, O.Carm.

Fr. Fergus Lickteig, O.Carm., 77, died Saturday, July 8, 2006 at Villa St. Francis Nursing Home in Olathe, Ks., where he was a resident.  Fr. Lickteig was born November 27, 1928 in Greeley, Ks. the son of Frank and Elizabeth (Wolken) Lickteig.

He is survived by three brothers: Dominic Lickteig of Defiance, Ia., Fr. Bernard Lickteig, of Houston, Tx and Francis Lickteig of Shawnee, Ks., and one sister: Elizabeth “Betty”Gellhaus, of Greeley, Ks. Additional survivors include many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two brothers: Raymond Lickteig, and Alfred Lickteig, and three sisters: Agatha Myers, Beatrice Gilner, and Irma Miller.

After attending St. John the Baptist School in Greeley, Fr Lickteig entered the Carmelite Order at Mt. Carmel Prep Seminary at Niagara Falls, Ont., in September 1944.  He professed his simple vows at the Carmelite Novitiate in New Baltimore, Pa., on August 22, 1949, and his solemn vows on August 22, 1952 at Whitefriars Hall in Washington, DC.

Fr. Lickteig was ordained a priest in Kansas City, Ks., on May 28, 1955. He obtained a B.A. degree in philosophy from St. Bonaventure University, Olean, N.Y, and a M.A. degree in education from the University of Chicago.  He also did graduate work at the University of Houston; Loyola University in New Orleans; and the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Following ordination, he taught at Joliet Catholic High School in Joliet, Ill; DeSales High School in Louisville, Ky; Mt. Carmel High School in Houston, Tx; and the Carmelite Junior Seminary in Hamilton, Mass. In 1963, he was appointed seminary rector. He also served as principal at Carmel High School in Mundelein, Ill; and Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, Calif. He was also the Director of Carmel Retreat in Mahwah, NJ.,    and director of on-going formation for his Province and the Carmelite Novice Director in Middletown, NY.  He returned to Kansas in 1997 to serve as Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception –St Joseph Parish in Leavenworth until his retirement in early 2001.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2006 with a prayer service at 7p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 306 N. Broadway, Leavenworth, Ks. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11a.m Friday, July 14 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Greeley, Ks with a visitation at the church at 10 a.m.  Burial will be at St. Boniface Cemetery in Scipio, Ks.  In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Society of Mount Carmel for improvements to the Carmelite Priory in Scipio, or to St. Joseph Church in Leavenworth for a memorial garden.

 

Mildred M. Langley

Mildred M. Langley, 86 of Presbyterian Manor, Kansas City, Kansas formally of Leavenworth died Monday, July 3, 2006 at The University of Kansas Hospital.

Millie as her friends knew her, Mink to her family, was born in a Wisconsin train depot on March 4, 1920. She was the first of ten children born after World War I, to Edith and Michael Laux of Bear Creek, Wisconsin. She moved to Leavenworth with her family in 1950 where she lived for most of her life. Millie lived to read, visit with anyone and everyone, teach, and encourage people. She was an advocate for the lost and downtrodden. She was faithful as a mentor, and as a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She remained a committed friend to the Sister’s of Charity, and to St. Mary College, where she attended as a student. She finished her working career as St. John’s Hospital. Millie’s favorite holiday was Christmas and seldom, until recent years, missed attending a midnight church celebration of Jesus’ birthday. Her favorite place was Hawaii; she had lived there for a few years, and saw her daughter married there. She loved to listen to and watch birds; they would sit near her on her Muncie Terrace porch, as did all of her friends.

She was preceded in death by her friend and husband Ralph, and four of her five brothers. She is survived by five siblings: brother Bim, sisters’ Dorothy, Deana, Hazel and Pat. Also surviving Millie is her daughter Marcia (Ray) Standiford, her son Budd (Linda) Langley, and four grandchildren: Shawna (Erine) Landy, Heidi Hedgecoke, Cappi (Tony) Criscione, and Joe Langley. Also surviving her is her great-granddaughter Jami, and great-great grandson, Cody. Her loving and faithful friends who were her extended family survive her: Katie, Laura, and Ute.

Among her favorite sayings: “This too shall pass.”

She was quite a gal

Visitation will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2006 at R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Damien Synder, presiding. Burial will be private at Leavenworth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church. 

 

June 2006 Obituaries

Casimer J. Mroszczak

Casimer J. “Casey” Mroszczak, 79, formerly of Chicago, Illinois, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2006, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Lansing.

Casey was born January 4, 1927, in Chicago Illinois, the son of Jon and Katherine Mroszczak.

On August 13, 1953, he married Virginia “Jean” Vimarco, in Chicago, she preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by four of his siblings; Anna, Bertha, Jean and Walter.

Casey is survived by his son Jay and wife Mandy Mroszczak of Leavenworth; four grandchildren, Mike, DiAnn, Gina and Angela. He is also survived by a sister, Sophie and a brother Joe.  Additional survivors are many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Clearing American Legion Post #600 in Chicago.

A Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church with Rev. Phillip Winkelbauer as Celebrant.  Inurnment will be at a later date at Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery in Chicago.

Memorials are suggested to the Guardian Angel Fund c/o Leavenworth Catholic Schools, 320 N Broadway, Leavenworth.

 

Dr. Joel David Hart, Ltc.

Dr. Joel David Hart, Ltc. (Retired) 56, of Lansing, died Saturday, June 17, 2006 at the Eisenhower VA Medical Center, where he was a patient.

He was born May 2, 1950 in East Orange, New Jersey, the son of James and Evelyn (Kidney) Hart.

He married Barbara Donson on May 18, 1974, in Springfield, New Jersey. She survives at the home.

Joel is survived by his three children: Brian (Amanda) Hart of Rochester, Ny., Cari (Barrett) Bowlin, Manhattan, Ks., and David (Kelly) Hart of Olathe, Ks. He is also survived by his three grandchildren: James, Dana, and Meredith.

Additional survivors are two brothers, Robert (Beverly) Hart and Henry (Barbara) Hart.

Joel earned a PhD in forestry and genetics while serving in the U.S. Army. As a Lieutenant Colonel, he retired in 2000. He also enjoyed teaching at area community colleges.

Visitation will be Friday, June 23, 2006 from 6-8 p.m., at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  Graveside services with full military honors will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Muncie Cemetery Mausoleum.  Memorials are suggested to Leavenworth County Fire District One.

Elmer L. Huhn

Elmer L. Huhn, 79, of Leavenworth, died Saturday, June 17, 2006 at Medicalodge of Leavenworth where he was a resident.

He was born April 12, 1927 in Leavenworth, the son of Robert L. and Ethel (Rader) Huhn.

He married Billie Carroll on April 26, 1952 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Leavenworth.  She preceded him in death on November 23, 1996.

Elmer is survived by his four children, MaryAnn Huhn of Leavenworth, Michael (DeAnn) Huhn of Beaumont, Texas, Stephen Huhn of Leavenworth, and Nancy (Chris) Frederick of Leavenworth. He is also survived five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Additional survivors are two brothers, Robert G. (Rose Mary) Huhn of Leavenworth, and Wilfred L. Huhn of Leavenworth.

He enjoyed coin collecting, bowling and gardening, he was a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Fr. David McEvoy, O.Carm., officiating. Burial will follow at Mt Calvary Cemetery.  Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Joyce Kathleen Gustafson

Joyce Kathleen Gustafson, 61, of Leavenworth, died Monday, June 12, 2006 at her home.

She was born June 1, 1945 in Colefax, Wis., the daughter of Odin and Lucille (Jones) Nygaard.  She married Gary Gustafson March 25, 1967 in Knapp Church, Minn., he survives. 

She is also survived by her children John Gustafson, Hutchinson, Minn and JoAnn Gustafson, Montesano, Wash., and two grandchildren.

Additional survivors are three brothers, Merlin (LuAnne) Nygaard, Huthcison, Minn., Wally (Carol) Nygaard, Cokato, Minn., and Ken (Donna) Nygaard. Dustin, Okla. One sister, Opal Quasor, St Cloud, Minn.

Joyce was a supportive Army wife and enjoyed their 22 year career.

Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

May 2006 Obituaries

Earl E. Wallace

Earl E. Wallace, 83 of Leavenworth, died Sunday, May 28, 2006 at the Eisenhower VA Medical Center in Leavenworth.  Earl was born October 28, 1922 in Leavenworth, the son of Thomas & Ferris (Stanton) Wallace.

He attended parochial schools and graduated from Immaculata High School.  After graduation he attended Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, The University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas and The Huston University, in Houston, Texas.  He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.

Mr. Wallace was a veteran of World War II and Korea, serving in the Army Air Force assigned to counter-intelligence Corp.

Mr. Wallace had been associated with Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. and Markle Steel Company of Houston, Texas as a sales representative and correctional officer at KSP before entering civil service.  He retired from Veterans Administration in 1983 after 24 years of service.

He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 56.  He was a past member of American Legion Post 23, Eagles Lodge, Elks Lodge, and the Immaculate Conception Church in Leavenworth.

Mr. Wallace was married to Evelyn Bishoff of Salina, Kansas in Ottawa in 1946.  She preceded him in death. 

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Wallace, and James Wallace, who was killed in action in Burma while serving in Army Air Corps in World War II. 

Survivors include the Honorable Patrick (Dolores) Reardon, George Collins, and Jean Marie (Collins) Young, all of Leavenworth, and James Stanton Hayes, Louise (Dicks) Kent, and Mary Ann (Dicks) Mullane, all of Kansas City, Mo.  He is also survived by numerous first cousins.

Mr. Wallace wished to extend thanks to Cushing Home Health, and the nurses and staff at the Leavenworth VA nursing home.

No services are planned.  R.L. Leintz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Inurnment will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Immaculata High School. 

 

Wayne Martin Rich, Jr.

Wayne Martin Rich Jr., 52, a native of Leavenworth, died peacefully at his home Sunday, May 28, 2006. 

Wayne was born March 10, 1954 in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Wayne Sr. and Mary Jo (Schmidt) Rich.   He graduated from Leavenworth High School and served in the United States Air Force as a nuclear missile technician.  He was self-employed in construction and guttering.  Wayne was an avid fisherman and bowler.  He was a Catholic.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Linda Wingo-Rich; his mother, Mary Jo Rich; and his children: Valerie Rich of Tampa, Florida; Bill (Gina) Rich of Leavenworth; Holly Anne Wright; Katherine Rich of Leavenworth; Wayne R. Rich of Leavenworth; Jesse Rich of Leavenworth; and Dale Wilson of Tonganoxie.  He is also survived by two aunts, Ellen Schmidt of Panama, Iowa, and Theresa Guana of Lawrence, and his two uncles, Richard Schmidt of Panama, Iowa, and George Schmidt of Wichita. 

Additional survivors include his three brothers, Stephen Rich and Pat (Karen) Rich, all of Leavenworth, and Mike (Patty) Rich of Boynton Beach, Florida, as well as four sisters, Christine Perez of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Mary Ellen (Martin) Mooradian of Springfield, Virginia, Cindy (Mike) Fraser of Leavenworth, Elizabeth (Gordon) Sandercox of Lubbock, Texas, and Veronica (Robert) Carroll of Weatherby Lake, Missouri. 

He is also survived by four grandchildren, Victoria Rich, Trent Rich, Ethan Woods, and Tyler Williams.  He had seventeen nieces and nephews. 

No public visitation is planned.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10am Thursday, June 1, 2006 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Leavenworth, with the Rev. Phil Winkelbauer as celebrant.  A committal service with military honors will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to a memorial fund in care of the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. 

 

Lt. Col. (Ret.) George K. Kitarogers

Lt. Col. (Ret.) George K. Kitarogers, 80 of Leavenworth, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

George was born December 13, 1925 in Akron, Ohio, the son of Gust and Arizona (Horn) Kitarogers.  He married Evelyn K. Towsley on June 26, 1970 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. 

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of the home, and children: Pam (Barry) Evans, Topeka; Greg (Julie) Towsley, Lenexa; Pat Kitarogers, Leavenworth; Patty Kitarogers, Springfield, Mo.; and Evan Kitarogers, California.  He is also survived by nine grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother and one sister. 

He earned a Master’s degree from the University of Maryland.

He was a World War II veteran, beginning his Army service in 1944.  He served numerous tours of duty overseas, primarily in Europe.  He also worked at the Pentagon for three years.  Soon after retiring from active duty in 1968, he began working for the U.S. Government as a computer system analyst at Fort Belvoir.  In 1973, he moved to Fort Leavenworth, where he continued to work until retiring in March of 1993. 

He was a member of the Hancock Lodge, National Sojourners, and Armed Forces Scottish Rite of Fort Leavenworth.  He was instrumental in starting a booster club in the Easton school district. 

He enjoyed living on the farm, woodworking, animals, and spending time with his family.

Visitation will be from 6-8pm Monday, May 29, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home in Leavenworth.  A funeral service will be 9am Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at the funeral home.  Burial with military honors will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association. 

 

Jonathan ‘Jon’ S. Graham

Jonathan ‘Jon’ S. Graham, 21 of Lawrence, died Monday, May 22, 2006 in Lawrence. 

He was born March 14, 1985 in Ft. Hood, Texas, the son of Thomas ‘Tom’ and Margaret ‘Peg’ (Mohn) Graham. 

Jon was a graduate of Xavier Elementary and Immaculata High School in Leavenworth.  He was planning to return to the Culinary Arts program at Johnson County Community College, and was an employee of Bambino’s restaurant in Lawrence.

He is survived by his parents of Leavenworth, and two sisters, Kaitlin Graham of Lansing, and Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Graham of Leavenworth.  Jon is also survived by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mohn of Palm Coast, Florida, and Virginia Graham of Higginsville, Missouri. 

Jon was a lover of classic rock music, cooking, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  As a youth, he was involved in soccer and the Boy Scouts.

A vigil service will be 5pm Thursday, May 25, 2006, with visitation continuing until 8pm at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, Leavenworth.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10am Friday, May 26, 2006 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Leavenworth, with Fr. David McEvoy, O.Carm., as celebrant.    Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Leavenworth Catholic Schools.

Kermit J. Graika Sr

Kermit J. Graika Sr., 73 of Ottawa, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at Midland Hospice House in Topeka where he was a patient.

He was born October 3, 1932 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, the son of John and Violet (Kwinvig) Graika.

Kermit married Margie Onefeather on September 26, 1951 in Lemmon, South Dakota she survives at the home.

He is also survived by his children: Mike, Orin, Wayne, Jim, Linda, and Bonnie; 13 grandchildren; four brothers, and one sister.

Kermit served in the Army in Korea from 1950 to 1953.  After discharge, he was self-employed as a painter and roofer. 

Burial with military honors was Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at Leavenworth National Cemetery.  R.L. Leintz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

 

April 2006 Obituaries

Alfonso Martello

Alfonso Martello, 63 of Leavenworth died Friday, April 28, 2006 at his home. Private family Inurnment with full Military honors will be at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Elizabeth Lopez

Elizabeth Lopez, 32 of Leavenworth, died Sunday, April 16, 2006.

She was born September 25, 1973 in Sedalia, Missouri, the daughter of Michael E. and Virginia (Moore) Owen. 

Elizabeth is survived by her parents, Michael Owen and Virginia Lemoine, and step-parents Margo Owen and Michael Lemoine.  She is also survived by her children; sons Clinton Lopez and Nathan Lopez; and daughters Faith Lopez and Hope Lopez, all of Leavenworth. 

Additional survivors include a brother, James L. Owen, and a grandmother, Sally Lowe, both of Sedalia, and several aunts and uncles. 

Visitation will be from 9-11 am Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be 3pm that day at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for Elizabeth’s children.

 

James D. Barnett

James D. Barnett, 73 of Leavenworth, died Sunday April 16, 2006 at his home.  He was born November 13, 1932 in Danville, Ark., the son of Dogan and Callie Mae (Owens) Barnett.

On July 21, 1951 he married Eleanor (Ruth) Herring in Leavenworth.  She survives at the home.  Jim is also survived by a daughter, Sherry (John) Poundstone, Reno, Nev., and two sons, Scott (Mary) Barnett of Winchester, Kan., and Steven Barnett of Los Angeles, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Additional survivors include two sisters, Lou Frost, and Patsy Abbott, and two brothers, David Barnett and Ronald Barnett. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Lloyd Barnett, Lawrence Barnett, and Don Barnett, a sister, Mary Rainey, two sons, Stuart Barnett and Shawn Barnett.

Jim was a light aircraft pilot and enjoyed flying.  He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol for a short time.  He worked for Kaaz Construction and later became the director of training for the greater Kansas City Laborers’ Union. 

Visitation will be from 6-8pm Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home in Leavenworth.  The funeral service will be 1pm Thursday, April 20, 2006 at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Kansas City Hospice.

 

Nicolette K. Robinson

Nicolette “Nickie” K. Robinson, 68 of Leavenworth, passed away at her home on Sunday, April 9, 2006

She was born September 4, 1937, in Great Bend, Kansas, the youngest child of John W. Young and Effie B. Young of Fletcher, Oklahoma.  She was preceded in death by her parents and an older brother, John W. Young, Jr. of Oklahoma City.

She was an Army wife, homemaker, and dedicated mother.  Nickie’s first love was ballet dancing, which she carried through all of her life.  Her favorite times were spent doll collecting and crafting her own porcelain dolls.  She enjoyed painting and reading. 

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, which she considered her extended family. 

Survivors include her husband, Edwin “Robby” of Leavenworth, and son Bill Robinson, of Tulsa, Oklahoma and a daughter, Edwina Castle of McMinnville, Oregon.  Additional survivors include a daughter-in-law, Beverly Robinson and son-in-law John Castle.  She has five grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 2pm Saturday, April 15, 2006 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 321 N. 6th St., Leavenworth.  Inurnment will be at a later date at Leavenworth National Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Trinity United Methodist Church. 

 

Betty Mize-Lewis

Betty Ellen Mize-Lewis passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at St. John Hospital, Leavenworth.

She was born July 11, 1923 in Oneida, Kansas to Carl Nolan Mize and Edith Mae Zeigler-Mize-Orr.  They preceded her in death. 

Betty was a longtime resident of Topeka and Overbrook, Kansas, before moving to Leavenworth in 1993.  Betty worked many years at Hallmark Cards in Topeka and Osage City, Kansas before retiring in 1988.  She also ran an antique store, The Recovery Room, in Leavenworth for five years.

Betty was a member of The Fortress of Faith Church in Leavenworth.  She started the ministry “God’s Open Closet,” a free garage sale for people in need.  It still continues at the church.

She always ended a visit with “God Bless You,” and she always wanted to know if you knew her Jesus and if you knew for sure you were going to Heaven to be with Him. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarance “Louie” Lewis, a son, Phillip Eugene Lewis, a sister, Lila McCabe, and a brother, William “Bill” Mize.  She is survived by a brother, Herb Mize of Oskaloosa, Kansas, two daughters, Barbara Trickel of Leavenworth, and Trula (Dave) Hummerick of Lansing.  Additional survivors include three grandsons, her one-and-only granddaughter, two great-granddaughters and many nieces, nephews, family and friends, all of whom loved her and who she loved unconditionally.

A visitation will be from 6-8pm Friday, April 7, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  A funeral service will be 10am Saturday, April 8, 2006 at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in the Oskaloosa Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to God’s Open Closet at the Fortress of Faith Church in Leavenworth.

 

Andre Dixson

Andre Dixson, 65 of Leavenworth, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at St. John Hospital.

Andre was born December 25, 1940 in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Albert and Ruth (Hill) Dixson.  He married Florence Brown on December 5, 1967 in Oklahoma; she survives of the home.

He is also survived by his son, Larry (Carmia) Green of Victoria, Texas, and his daughters, Gloria Rodgers of Leavenworth, and Jacqueline LeVere of Lawton, Oklahoma, and two sisters, Alberta Patterson of Altus, Oklahoma and Georgia Dixson of Kansas City, Missouri.

Additional survivors include seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister. 

Andre worked for the Transportation department at Fort Leavenworth.  After his retirement, he worked for Leavenworth’s Council on Aging Meals-on-Wheels program.  He also worked as a crossing guard for the Lansing, Kansas school district. 

A funeral service will be 10am Monday, April 10, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, with viewing one hour prior.  Burial will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery. 

 

March 2006 Obituaries

Rosemary Z. Olson

Rosemary Z. Olson, 80 of Leavenworth, died Saturday, March 25, 2006 at Cushing Memorial Hospital.

Rosemary was born December 3, 1925 in Hays, Kansas, the daughter of Leo and Irma Louise (Robinson) Koll; they preceded her in death.  After graduating from nursing school, she married Clarence Olson on March 2, 1946 in Wichita, Kansas.  He preceded her in death on March 6, 2001. 

She is survived by her children: Bill (Debi) Olson, Grinell, Iowa, Mike (Cindy) Olson, Parkville, Missouri, Dave (Linda) Olson, Spencer, Iowa, Irma (Mark) Boyer, Leavenworth, and Mary Olson (James) Moutray of Eudora, Kansas.  She is also survived by five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 

Rosemary took pride in being one of the first cardiac care nurses in this area.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Leavenworth. 

Visitation will be from 6-8pm Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, where a rosary will be prayed at 7pm.  The funeral service will be 10am Thursday, March 30, 2006 at the funeral home with the Rev. David McEvoy, O.Carm., presiding.  Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Little Sisters of the Poor of Kansas City, Kansas, or the Kansas Advocates  for Better Care. 

 

Bobbie Stephens

Bobbie Stephens, 64 of Leavenworth, died Saturday, March 11, 2006 at her home. 

Bobbie was born April 8, 1941 in Blanche, North Carolina, the daughter of James Otis and Mildred (Pryor) Day.  She married Sidney Stephens on November 22, 1959 in Yanceyville, North Carolina.

Bobbie  is survived by her husband and her children, Diane Taber, Leavenworth, Dennis (Eloisa) Stephens, Basehor, Linda Johnson, Leavenworth, and Randy Stephens, Leavenworth.  She is also survived by a sister, Edna Ware, Yanceyville, North Carolina.   

She is further survived by 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Bobbie will be remembered as a loving Christian wife, mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, and travel.  She was a devoted military wife who enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. and six years overseas.

Visitation will be from 6-8pm Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  A funeral service will be 10am Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

 

Lonnie E. Rush

Lonnie E. Rush, 73 of Lansing, died Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

He was born the son of Ned and Josephine (Sherley) Rush on April 16, 1932 in Lansing. 

He married Theresa Fink on November 26, 1953; they later divorced.  He is survived by his companion of 23 years, Verna Malcuit.

He is also survived by his children: Linda (David) Sparks, Leavenworth; Elaine (Edward) McClure, Lansing; Theresa (Jim) Sloan, Lawrence; Mary Wood, Lansing; Peggy (Walley) Winstead, Lansing; Julie (Todd) McBroom, Lansing; Timothy Rush, Lansing; and Robert (Geneva) Rush, Lansing.

Additional survivors include his siblings: brothers Robert Rush, Terry Rush and Ed Rush, and sisters Sherley Baragary, Patricia Fink, and Loretta Murphy.  Lonnie is also survived by nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Kathy Fink; a son, Lonnie Rush, Jr.; a grandson, Adam Sparks; and a son-in-law, Greg Wood.

Lonnie enjoyed fishing and the outdoors.  He was a retired stonemason.

A memorial service will be 11am Saturday, March 11, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  Inurnment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Diabetes Association. 

 

February 2006 Obituaries

Kathryn E. Dattoma

Kathryn E. Dattoma passed away peacefully at her home in Lansing Monday, February 20, 2006.

Kathy was born July 28, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of William C. and Amy King and received her BSN from New York School of Nursing. 

Kathy greatly enjoyed her work as a nurse at Associates in Family Healthcare in Lansing, where she contributed not only through her profession but also her compassion.  Kathy touched many lives through her life through sharing her wonderful spirit and caring presence. 

She loved her home, the outdoors, flower gardening, her animals and especially her wonderful family. 

She is survived by her beloved friend, Kay Colvin, Lansing; her mother, Amy King, Ocala, Florida; two daughters, Alyson White and husband Darby of Leavenworth, and Amy Moran and husband Ben of Springfield, Missouri; and two sons, John Dattoma, Springfield, Missouri, and Mike Dattoma, Lewis Center, Ohio.

She is also survived by her sister, Peggy Gallo and husband Bill of New Hyde Park, New York, and her brother, Bill King and wife Denise of Charlotte, North Carolina.  Additional survivors include three grandchildren, Sarah, Emily and Rachel White of Leavenworth, and a nephew, Bill Gallo and niece Jessica Reale, both of New York.

She was preceded in death by her father, William C. King.

The family greatly appreciates the concern and wonderful support from the team at Associates in Family Healthcare, Lansing, and from the oncology unit at Research Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., and Hospice of Leavenworth.

A memorial fund has been established at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home in memory of Kathy.

A visitation will be from 6-8pm Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  A service celebrating Kathy’s life will be 11am Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing.

 Thomas M. Scanlon

Thomas M. Scanlon, 79 of Leavenworth, died Wednesday February 15, 2006 at the Eisenhower VA Medical Center surrounded by his family.

Tom was born July 26, 1926, the third of four sons of Edmund and Florence Stanford Scanlon at the family home, 1417 Olive Street in Leavenworth.  He attended Old Cathedral Grade School and graduated from Immaculata High School.  He enlisted in the “Big War” – World War II – and served in the 3rd Infantry Division.  He was wounded at Nancy, France, and received the Purple Heart.  He also received 10 medals, including the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Bronze Star, two awards of the Presidential Unit Citation, and a European campaign medal with three battle stars.

He returned home and married Delores Zink June 30, 1947 at the Old Cathedral, and with her, had nine children.

Tom went to work for his dad in the sheet metal business, which is still operated by his son Pat and grandson Chris.  In later years he went to work for Civil Service as foreman at the Sheet Metal Shop, Fort Leavenworth.  Tom enjoyed golfing and fishing after his retirement from the Fort.  He also enjoyed time spent with his family.

He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and Knights of Columbus Council 900, where he was Grand Knight in 1966-67.  He was a past member of the Eagles.

Tom was preceded in death by their first born, Deborah Sue Scanlon, his parents, and brothers Marion and Jack.  Survivors include his wife Dee of the home, and eight children:  Pat (Susie) Scanlon, Mike Scanlon and Cindy Messer, Nancy Scanlon, Colleen (Rick) Rogers, Katie (Steve) Rainey, Tim (Beth) Scanlon, Mary (John) Wheaton and Rosie Scanlon-Spain.  He is also survived by his brother Bob (Georgia) Scanlon, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Pete (Patty) Zink, sister-in-law JoAnn Williams and brother-in-law Jim (Jean) Simms of Texas.

He also leaves to cherish his memory 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchilden, and a host of nieces and nephews.

The R.L. Leintz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Friends may call after 4pm Friday February 17, 2006 at the “Old Cathedral,” the Church of the Immaculate Conception, where the family will receive callers from 6-8pm.  A rosary will be prayed at 6pm.  At Tom’s request, the casket will be closed.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10am Saturday, February 18, 2006 at the church, with Rev. David McEvoy, O.Carm as celebrant.  Burial with military honors will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Xavier Elementary Schools.

 

Shirley J. Anderson

Shirley J. Anderson, 79 of Leavenworth, died Saturday, February 4, 2006 at Colonial Manor, where she was a resident.

She was born October 17, 1926 in Slater, Missouri, the daughter of Horace and Audrey (Powell) Foster. 

She married Dempsey Anderson on January 7, 1943 in Leavenworth, and after nearly 40 years of marriage, he preceded her in death in 1982. 

Shirley is survived by one daughter, Sharon Anderson of Leavenworth, and two sons, Earl W. Anderson of Leavenworth and Jose Anderson of Marianna, Florida.  Additional survivors include three grandsons, Channon Watts, Chauncy Anderson, and Earl Gates Anderson, and one granddaughter, Jeanna Anderson.  She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren. 

Shirley was a member of the American Legion and the Faith Mission Church, where she was a Mother of the church.

A funeral service will be 11am Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Faith Mission Church. 

 

Michael La’Velle Cordel Flournoy-McCarter

Michael La’Velle Cordel Flournoy-McCarter, 5 month old son of Michael T. McCarter and TaNisha L Flournoy died Monday, January 30, 2006 at Cushing Memorial Hospital.

A Funeral service will be 12 noon Friday February 3, 2006 with Visitation one hour prior to the service, at the Sunflower Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Mt Muncie Cemetery.

January 2006 Obituaries

Helen Whalen

Helen Whalen, 85 of Lansing, died Sunday, January 29, 2006 at Country Care of Easton, where she was a resident.

She was born August 17, 1920 in Molton, Iowa, the daughter of Ernest and Elnora (Beaster) Battin.  On April 12, 1952, she married Leland Dale Whalen in Arkansas.  He preceded her in death March 20, 1985. 

Helen is survived by a daughter, Barbara Whalen of Lansing, and several nieces and nephews.  She was also preceded in death by her twin brother, Howard Battin, brother Herbert Battin, and sister, Dorothy Wirth.

She worked for Farm Land Industries.  She was involved in a community service group (Willing Workers), and Girl Scouts.  She enjoyed bowling and was active in the Jehovah’s Witness church.  She will be remembered as a loving mother.

A funeral service will be 10am Wednesday, February 1, 2006, with visitation one hour prior to service, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery.  The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

 

Sylvia B. Reed

Sylvia B. Reed, 93, a homemaker, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2006 at Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth.

She was born January 11, 1913 in Topeka, the daughter of David L. Reed and Ila E. (Worst) Reed.  The family then moved to Blue Rapids, Kan., for several years and later moved to Leavenworth in 1926.

She was a faithful Christian, active in church affairs until health issues intervened.  She helped establish the Free Methodist Church on Wilson Avenue in the 1930’s that later moved to 9th Avenue and changed its name to the Wesleyan Church.  After the church closed in the 1990’s, she attended the Church of the Nazarene and remained a respected elder until her death.

She was married to Adolph E. Reed April 3, 1929.  He preceded her in death June 6, 1983.  Of that union, nine children were born.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two half-sisters, Marla Dunn-Larkin-Williams of Leavenworth, Loretta Dunn Ready of Salt Lake City, Utah, one half brother, George Dunn of Napa, Ca., and five brothers: Joseph Reed, David L. Reed, Samuel A. Reed, Johnathan Reed, and Benjamin Paul Reed.  She was also preceded in death by a sister, Elnora Gardner of Kansas City, Mo., one daughter, Edna Loraine (twin sister of Edward) who died in infancy Oct. 31, 1937, and one son, Richard A. Reed, who passed away Dec. 3, 2004.

Survivors include four daughters: Doris (Roy E.) Baker of Kansas City, Mo., Betty Housworth of Los Angeles, Jean Long of Leavenworth and Rita (Bill) Malotte of Leavenworth.  She is also survived by three sons: Edward (Wilma) Reed, Leavenworth, Leonard (Jennean) Reed of Lansing, and Ernest Reed of Basehor.  She had 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 2-4pm Sunday, January 29, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be 10am Monday, January 30 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mt Muncie Cemetery.  The family suggests memorials to the donor’s choice. 

 

Bill J. Bailiff

Bill J. Bailiff, 81 of Lansing, died Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at St. John Hospital, Leavenworth.   

Bill was born April 18, 1924 in Hollywood, Ark., the son of Bill J. Bailiff, Sr., and Elizabeth Avant (Christopher) Bailiff.  He was raised in Texas.

He served in World War II in the 112th Regimental Combat Team in the Pacific Theater from 1943-1945.  After discharge, he married Rosey Christina Fritzler in July of 1950 in Wichita.  He worked in the aircraft industry as a sheet metal mechanic in Wichita until 1965, when he moved to Lansing and continued his craftsmanship at Fort Leavenworth’s Sherman Field.  He retired from U.S. Government service in 1986. 

He was a Mason for 44 years, and a current member of the King Solomon Lodge.  He had been a member of the Leavenworth Baptist Church since 1965. 

Bill is survived by his wife and three children: Raymond Bailiff, Phyllis White, and Aaron ‘Dale’ Bailiff.  He is also survived by a sister, Edna Maxine Shockey.

Bill is survived by five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, and one great-grandson and one step-great-grandson.

Bill was preceded in death by seven brothers, and a grandchild, Alyssa Ann Driscoll in 1998.

Visitation will be 6-8pm Friday January 27 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will be 2pm Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Jay McAlister officiating; burial will follow at Mt. Muncie Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Children's Mercy Hospital

Juanita J. Taylor

Juanita J. Taylor passed from this life Monday, January 16, 2006.  She was 73.

Juanita was a very loyal person.  Years ago she reached an age she liked so she stuck to it.  Now she will be forever 29.

Born in Dalton, Ga., to John and Lucy Pierce, she made her home in Atlanta.  She moved to Japan with her family and then to Leavenworth, where she worked at the Commissary as Customer Service Manager for 36 years.

She is survived by her lifelong love, Roy Taylor, and her beloved children: daughters Brenda Bell and Deborah Whitney; sons Mickey Joyce, Rickey Joyce, Marty Joyce and Gary Arsenault.  Survivors also include daughter-in-law Wendy Arsenault and son-in-law Steven Whitney.  She is survived by 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, one brother, Henry (Margie) Pierce, one sister, Elizabeth Pagent, and close friend Beverly Taylor.

She was preceded in death by husband Leonard. J. Joyce, and husband Wallace H. Arsenault.  She was also preceded in death by a sister, Vera Elliott, and grandson Jason Ramirez.

She will be fondly remembered for all the ‘strays’ she took in, whether they were human or animal.  She was mother to all who knew her.

Instead of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society.

The family will receive callers from 5:30 to 8:30pm Friday, January 20, 2006 for a celebration of Juanita’s life at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.

Private graveside services will be Saturday at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery.

 

Randy Paul Webster

Randy Paul Webster, 56, formerly of Topeka and Kansas City, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2006 in St. George, Utah after a lengthy illness. 

Randy was a Marine Corps Veteran who served in Vietnam. He was a graduate of Washburn University and worked for the Topeka VA Hospital before retiring in 2000. Randy enjoyed his brief retirement traveling and golfing with his many friends. 

He is survived by a daughter, Meghan, her husband Matt Cohara and granddaughter, Bailey, all of Des Moines, Iowa.  Also surviving are a brother Ron and his wife Karen of Palm Desert, CA and many loving relatives and caring friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 12, 2006 from 6-8pm at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10th Ave Leavenworth, KS 66048.  Graveside services with military honors will be 11am Friday at Leavenworth National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Disabled Veterans Life Memorial Foundation Inc.  2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite #302, Arlington, VA 22201-3367

Mary Patricia "Patty" Powers

Mary Patricia “Patty” Powers, 59 of Leavenworth, died Saturday, January 7, 2006 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

Patty was born July 11, 1946 in Leavenworth, the daughter of Francis Henry and Dorothea Elizabeth (Wilk) McCune.  She was previously married to William “Ed” Fleshman, who preceded her in death.  She married John G. Powers on July 28, 1979 in Easton; he survives of the home. 

She is also survived by three daughters and four sons: Brigette Powers of Hurst, Texas; Tracy Sumpolec of Spotsylvania, Virginia; Presley Villegas of North Richland Hills, Texas; William (Eddie) Fleshman of Leavenworth; Jeff Powers of Farmville, Virginia; Jamie Powers of Paradise, Texas; and Jade Powers of San Antonio.

Additional survivors include four sisters: Dorothea Timmons of Leavenworth; Shirley Morris of Denton, North Carolina; Barbara Thomasson of Kimberling City, Missouri; and Gayle Meredith of Leavenworth.  She is survived by 13 grandchildren and various nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Francis Henry McCune, Jr., and a son, John Gary Powers, Jr.

Patty worked most of her life as a medical receptionist.  Most recently, she worked for Jost Tax Service as a receptionist.  She was a member of the Elks, American Legion, and the Lady Knights. 

Visitation will be 6-8pm Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, Leavenworth.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30am Wednesday, January 11 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Leavenworth, with Fr. Phil Winkelbauer as celebrant.  Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Leavenworth or Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. 

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