Nellie Lydia Kreutzer, 95, of Leavenworth, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at Homestead of Leavenworth. She was born April 15, 1916, in Leavenworth, the daughter of George Hussey and Ocie (Morey) Hewitt.
Nell attended Leavenworth schools and graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1933. After graduation from Templemen Beauty School in Kansas City, Mo., she owned and operated the Martin Beauty Parlor until 1946.
On Dec. 7, 1940, she married Eugene “Gene” Kreutzer in Leavenworth. He preceded her in death on June 26, 1979. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Gayle Kreutzer Richwine on Dec. 18, 2006.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and she and her husband served as MYF sponsors. Nell attend Weaver School of Real Estate and worked with her husband at the Gene Kreutzer Agency until her retirement in 1979. She enjoyed membership in the Philomathean Club and Chapter EO of PEO. She was on the board of the YWCA. In 1984 she was President of the Leavenworth Pilot Club and served on the board of directories at Cushing Memorial Hospital for nine years. Nell held a Life Membership in the Cushing Auxiliary and was selected Cushing’s Volunteer of the Year in 1992.
Nell is survived by her two sons and their wives, Kent and Donna Kreutzer and Bart and Kelley Kreutzer of Leavenworth; seven grandchildren, Heather Richwine, Carrie Richwine, Kristi Kreutzer, Heidi Kreutzer (Dan) Shaffer, Brit Kreutzer (Beau) Spangler, Max Kreutzer and Haley Kreutzer; and three great-grandchildren, Kaydence and Brennan Shaffer and Ocie Spangler; her son-in-law, Dave Richwine; other survivors include, John Arnold, Janet and Jake Smith, Betty and Richard Saeger and Barbara Morey.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. at the funeral home after the visitation. Burial will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Friends of Leavenworth High School, Leavenworth First Methodist Church’s MYF fund or to Cushing Memorial Hospital.