Jean Marie Cooney, 80, of Leavenworth, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Sweet Life at Rose Hill, where she was a resident. She was born Jan. 27, 1933, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Westernberger) Corriston.
Jean graduated from Immaculata High School in Leavenworth, KS in 1950. After graduation she went to work at Ft. Leavenworth. During her tenure she received numerous awards and retired after 30+ years of service.
On Nov. 28, 1953, she married John James Cooney at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Fort Leavenworth. He preceded her in death on April 20, 2010.
Jean is survived by her children, Teresa Barnett and husband Bob Krouse of Kansas City, Mo., Cathleen Cooney of Leavenworth and John and wife Lori Cooney of Leavenworth; her grandchildren, Sarah (Todd) Kappelman, Chris Kiser and Damen Kenworth; a great-grandson, Tristan Kiser; and her brother, Joseph (Betty) Corriston.
Jean was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the St. Joseph Altar Society, and the Daughters of Isabella. She supported numerous religious charities. Of all she gave of herself, Jean’s family was the most cherished.
Visitation beginning with praying the rosary will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. David McEvoy, O.Carm., as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Immaculata High School.
Barbara Ann Jones, 67, formerly of Leavenworth, Kansas, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, on Sunday, May 19, 2013.
Barbara attended Holy Epiphany and St. Joseph grade schools and graduated from Leavenworth Senior High School. She matriculated at Emporia State University, received her undergraduate degree from Lincoln University, and received two advance degrees: A Masters of Education in Library Science and a Masters as an Educational Media Specialist. Barbara retired after 35 years as a librarian from Westport High School. Upon retirement, Westport named the school's library after Barbara for her steadfast commitment and service to the school and community.
Barbara was married to Percy Jones and is survived by a devoted son, Kemani Lee Jones of Kansas City, Mo. She is also survived by her brother, Joseph Jones (Linda); her sister, Joyce Williams; nephews, Guyon Grant (wife Amy, and children Patrick, Isaiah, Guy, and Elise), Joseph Jones and Marcus Jones (daughter Aaliyah); nieces, Patrice Fulcher (husband Richard, and children Marley and Trinity), Victoria Lynch (Children Tiara and Amya); and leaves behind a host of special cousins and friends, Glenda Davis (husband Bruce, and children Troy and Austin), Bernard Jones, Bernadette Jones, the McClanahan Family, Janice Williams and family, Carolyn Jones, Leota Marks and family, Lala Marie Miller-Gilkey, Bridgette Gilkey, Tom Williams, and numerous others.
Throughout her life, Barbara was a member of several organizations, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., American Library Association, and The Women's Bible Study Group of Lenexa Christian Church. She was also a very talented actress, and preformed with the Kansas City Contemporary Players and Stage Crafters of Jefferson City, Missouri and AIM (Art In Motion) in Leavenworth.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Leroy Jones and Ernestine Fearn Jones; grandparents, Ernest and Loma Fearn, and Harriette and Allie Jones; aunts Sister Mary Benigna Jones, Sister Mary Josepha Jones (Holy Family), and Julia Robinson; and niece Kelsie Jones.
Barbara's life was truly inspirational. Her unconditional love, friendship, and service will be missed by all.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6:30 pm, followed by a Sorority memorial commencing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10th Ave., Leavenworth, KS 66048. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, May 24, 2013, at Sacred Heart Church, 1401 2nd Ave., Leavenworth, KS 66048. Internment will follow Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1011 North Desoto Rd.
Retired Lt. Col. Jay Farwell, 63, of Leavenworth, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, May 16, 2013. Jay was born in Burlington, Colo., on May 5, 1950, to Lester and Betty (Chalfant) Farwell.
Jay graduated from the University of Colorado. He was commissioned an officer in the United States Army in1974, through the ROTC program. He served over 25 years on Active Duty. During that time he toured in Korea, Kuwait and twice in Germany. Jay most recently worked as a contractor with Combat Training Center Directorate.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Linda Farwell; a daughter, Jennifer Farwell; a son, Jason Farwell; mother, Betty Farwell; two brothers, Lester (Cecily) Farwell and Bruce (Mary) Farwell; two sisters, Mary (Dale) Fischbeck and Nancy Farwell; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Jay leaves behind many friends and colleagues made through his volunteerism with Boy Scouts, Pioneer Chapel, Rod and Gun Club, and Skeet Club.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, at the Pioneer Chapel, Ft. Leavenworth. Burial with full military honors will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at the Pioneer Chapel. Memorials in lieu of flowers are requested to the American Cancer Society, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO 64105
Marla Jolene “Jody” (Hoopes) Buchanan, 62, of Lansing passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Jody was born in Ellsworth, Kan., on March 18, 1951, to Dale and Edna (Mohesky) Hoopes.
Jody grew up in Leavenworth, the second of five girls. She attended Immaculata High School and graduated in 1969. She married her high school sweetheart, John Lemke and they brought into the world four children, Julie, Jennifer, Jason & Joel. She later received her nursing license and was a practicing LPN. She worked at St. John Hospital and various convalescent homes throughout Leavenworth County until her forced retirement from Ross Hall Mother House in November, 2012 due to illness. Jody made many sacrifices in life and the most important was her children. She loved and adored her children and her surrogate children or anyone in need. She gave up her free time to work extra shifts to provide for them. She took great pride in caring for the retired Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. She had a special mission to let no one die alone.
Jody loved to garden and can the harvest. She crocheted in her spare time and had a great talent for art. She enjoyed nothing more than having her family around for food and fun. Marla Jolene will always be remembered as a devoted mother, sister, grandma (Nan) and friend with no words to describe how much she will be missed.
She is preceded in death by her parents and older sister, Darla Chambers.
Survivors include her children, Julie (Steven) Horosko, Jennifer Perry, Jason (Chandra) Lemke, and Joel Lemke; her former husbands, John Lemke and Kenneth Buchanan; her siblings, Connie (Rob) Mundt of Lansing, Tonya (Matt) Bosworth of Pacific Grove, Calif.; and Kelli (Steven) Frueh of Lexington, Ky.; and her grandchildren, Brock, Corey, Andrew, Darian, Damien, Kody, Cheyann, Jared, Joseph, Jacob, Layla Samantha, Austin and Alyssa.
A celebration of life will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday May 13, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. All family and friends are welcome. Memorials can be made in her honor to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care or Immaculata High School.
Robert "Bob" William Jones, 78, of Leavenworth died, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. He was born on Aug. 29, 1934 in Independence, Kan. to George and Eva Jones.
Bob enlisted in the US Air Force in 1954 and was honorably discharged. He was a Veteran of the Korean War. He later served with the US Air Force Reserve. He graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Degree in Accounting. He worked for the Federal Government with the General Accounting Office, where he later retired after 35 years of service in 1993.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Jones and three children: son Brian W. Jones and wife Carrie of Ottawa, Kan., daughter Lori Cooney and husband John, son Scott Jones and wife Michelle of Leavenworth, Kan., several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services with military honors will be 10 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013 at Leavenworth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Boy Scouts of America Troop 176, 130 N. 6th Street in Leavenworth or donations may be made to the Robert W. Jones Memorial Scholarship fund through Ottawa University 1001 S Cedar # 16, Ottawa, Kansas 66067.
Charlotte Louise (Medill) Powell, 90, died, Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Leavenworth, Kan. She was born Aug. 22, 1922, south of Lansing, Kan., at Highway 73 and Leavenworth Road, in Basehor, Kan. the daughter of George Tabor Sr. and Julia Marie (Riordan) Medill.
At about the age of three she moved to a farm six miles north of Tonganoxie, Kan., where she attended a one-room McGinnis Grade School, Jarbalo High School, and then graduated from St. Mary University in 1943. She taught two years each in Portis, Circleville, and Randolph, Kan. High Schools. In 1949 she came to Lansing High School to teach English, Spanish and History and also organized the library. In 1955 she resigned and then taught two years in one-room Wallula grade school south of Lansing and sixth grade, one year, in Anthony grade school in Leavenworth, Kan. as well as Elementary Spanish two days a week for three years at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. She returned to Lansing in1966 as a librarian at which time she organized the Lansing Junior High library. She also worked in the Richardson, Intermediate, and Sally Zoll libraries. She retired in 1987 with a total of 36 years.
In the spring of 1950, William (Bill) Daw Powell Jr. and Charlotte met through a high school junior English student, Charlie Seymour. Four years later, August 7, 1954, they married in Sacred Heart Church in Leavenworth, Kan. In 2002 Bill and Charlotte served as Grand Marshals for the Lansing High School Homecoming Parade. They also loaned a number of railroad items to the Lansing Historical Museum.
Charlotte received two state library awards and in April, 2010, the Lansing Educational Foundation gave her their First Achievement Award. She enjoyed her teaching career and working with the students. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabelle, Leavenworth County Republican Club and Leavenworth area Retired School Personal Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her parents; and a brother, George Tabor Medill, Jr.
Charlotte is survived by her children, Rheta (Jim) Wagner, Julie (Rick) Slater, William “Billy” (Cathy) Powell III; grandchildren, Ryan, Jeff, and Sara Slater, Brandy (Wagner) Nikes (Josh); two great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Alex Nikes; three sisters, Monica Russell of Libertyville, Ill., Shirley Ruddy of Lawrence, Kan. and Lorraine Medill of Kansas City, Mo.; and 4 nieces and 4 nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. The rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to the Lansing High School Volleyball Scholarship Fund.
John Elliott Lee, 81, of Leavenworth, Kan., passed away, April 1, 2013, at KU Medical Center. He was born May 29, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio.
On Jan. 3, 1953, he married Gertrude Anderson and to that union there were five children: Johnnetta Lee of Pearland, Texas, Wendell (Christina) Lee of Centreville, Ill., Jerome Lee (preceded in death), Jennifer Lee of Leavenworth, Kan., and Naomi (Prentis) Bowles of Leavenworth, Kan., As a young father and husband, John served in the United States Army for 20 years before retiring as a Staff Sergeant.
On June 16, 1978, he was united in marriage to Georgia Falkner and to that union there were two sons: Bonnie (Lusia) Falkner of Mason, Ariz., James Falkner (preceded in death) and one daughter: Manya Falkner (Ronald Greene) of Holly Springs, Miss.
After retiring from the military, “Slim,” as he was affectionately called, went on to be employed with the United States Postal Service for 20 years. Those along his route knew him for his kind spirit and gentle smile. As a long-time Leavenworth resident, he was a devoted member of Bethel AME Church for many years.
John was preceded in death by his parents: two sisters, Laura Carr and Margaret Lee; one brother, Charles Lee; and two sons, Jerome Lee and James Falkner.
John is survived by his wife Georgia of 35 years; daughters, Johnnetta Lee, Jennifer Lee, Naomi Bowles, Manya Falkner; and sons, Wendell Lee and Bonnie Falkner; sister, Janie Davis (Robert) of Leavenworth, Kan.;17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
A celebration of life will be held Monday, April 8, 2013, at 10 am at Bethel AME Church, 411 Kiowa, Leavenworth, KS. The Home-going Service will begin at 12pm and will be presided over by Pastor Warren G. Freeman. Burial will follow at the Leavenworth National Cemetery. Please send flowers and cards to, The Family of John Lee, c/o Leintz Funeral Home 4701 10th Ave., Leavenworth, KS 66048.
Marilyn W. Richardson, 82, of Leavenworth, left to be one with Jesus and the Divine on Monday, April 1, 2013. She was born on Feb. 17, 1931, the daughter of Willis W. and Mary (Cline) Walters in Orlando, Fla. She was raised in Apopka, Fla. “Mom-Mammy” was loved by her family and many others and will be truly missed.
Mom met her future husband and soul mate, Ronald Richardson (Col., Ret.) when they were both 14 years old. Together they made their life serving in the U.S. Army. Upon retirement 31 years ago, they settled in the beautiful Leavenworth countryside. Marilyn artistically created a lovely home. Due to their long interest in collecting antiques, she had her own antique business. They are fortunate and appreciative of their fellow military retirees, antiquing friends and neighbors.
Marilyn and Ronald had two children, Renee and Ray. She was a wonderful and devoted wife and an amazing dedicated mother and grandmother. Known as “Mammy” to her six grandchildren; Mandy, Jared, Arielle, Josh, Tara and Morgaine. She also had two other special loved ones, Trina and Georgeann.
Please join us in celebrating Marilyn’s life. Funeral service will begin 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Burial at Leavenworth National Cemetery will be at 9 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2012. In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to St. Luke’s Hospice.
Lillian Hofstra Holt, 91, passed away, March 26, 2013, at Saint Luke’s Northland Hospital after a cerebral hemorrhage. She was born November 9, 1921, to Rose A. (Becker) and George J. Hofstra in Leavenworth, Kan., at the family home on Market Street.
After graduation from Leavenworth High School and business college in Kansas City, Mo., Lillian joined the war effort, working in Washington D.C. in the defense industry, and began a long career in the U.S. Federal Civil Service.
Not liking Washington much, she returned to Kansas City to a position in the Internal Revenue Service. A few years later, she began work at Fort Leavenworth, where she was in the finance department and then was a systems analyst, beginning with early mainframe computers, until her retirement. Retirement soon gave way to commuting to Kansas City to work for Waddell and Reed, where she continued her interest in the expanding capabilities of information technology. Lillian was the first digitally literate person in her family.
Lillian loved to travel in the United States and abroad, independently and with her sisters, Virginia and Elaine. Favorite trips included the Netherlands, ancestral home of the Hofstras, and locations for the University of Kansas basketball team away games. Lillian was a passionate Jayhawk basketball fan, with lasting recall of favorite players and their statistics over years. For nearly three decades, Lillian and her sisters were valued season ticket holders, with seats on the floor of Allen Fieldhouse. She loved other sports, too, especially Kansas City Athletics baseball (in old Municipal Stadium, always with a stop at Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque), and Chicago Bears football in the days of George Halas.
Lillian was a wonderful daughter, sister, cousin, colleague, friend and aunt. As “Aunt Cookie” to three generations of nieces and nephews, she was always ready to play a game, hide an Easter egg, cheer an accomplishment or listen to a story. She had wide-ranging curiosity, a lively sense of humor and a generous willingness to see the best in most every circumstance. She will be greatly missed.
Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Virginia Hofstra; her brothers, Harold and Leonard Hofstra; and her niece, Susan Hofstra Butzin. She is survived by her sister, Elaine Hofstra; her sister-in-law, MaryAnn Hofstra; her nephews Phillip (Jane Mobley), David (Lynne Tillman), Terry (Marilyn), and Gordon Hofstra; niece Linda Hofstra, grand- and great-nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home, and a service will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mt. Muncie Cemetery. The family requests memorial gifts to the Capital Fund of the First Presbyterian Church, Leavenworth, Kan., or to a charity of choice.
Ms. Inez “Nancy” McDuffie, 69, of Lansing Kan., died March 23, 2013. She was born in Milan, Ga. On September 17, 1943, to the late Virgil “Bo” and Sallie Mae (Anderson) Mincey.
She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Lansing, Kan. and served faithful until her health failed her.
She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Leon Mincey and James Mincey Sr.; She leaves to cherish her memories three daughters, DeLois (Carl) Williams of Lansing, Kan., Michale McLaughlin and Sonja Wooten of Albany, Ga.; two sisters, Ruby Mae Davis of Milan, Ga., and Verlene Borum of East Point, Ga.; a brother, Freddie Mincey, Sr.; two granddaughters, Miesha (Larry) Carr and Cameo Wooten; two gradnsons, Donnie Wooten, Jr. and Jeremie McLaughlin; two great-granddaughters, Lauren and Lael Carr.
Funeral Service will be Saturday, March 30, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Wesley Chapel CME Church in Rhine, Ga. Burial will follow at Wesley Chapel Church Cemetery. Arrangements by R.L. Leintz Funeral Home in Leavenworth, Kan., and A.L. Spaulding Funeral Home in McRae, Ga.
Jasper Marvin McCurdy, Jr., age 81, died unexpectedly at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee, Kansas, on March 25, 2013.
Marvin was born on the family farm on Jan. 13, 1932, northwest of Bentonville, Ark. to Jasper Marvin McCurdy, Sr. and Eva Grace Hornsby McCurdy, the youngest of 9 children. He was raised during the throes of the Great Depression. Marv went to Valley View school near where he was born. He graduated from Bentonville High School in 1949, serving as homecoming king, captain of the football and basketball teams, and class president his senior year.
After high school, he attended NEO Community College in Miami, Okla., where he also played football. Marv then joined the Army in 1951 and spent two years in Korea during the Korean War. As a young officer, Marv was selected for the honor of representing the 5th Regimental Combat Team when 125,000 prisoners were exchanged just above the 38th Parallel in 1953; he received a letter of commendation for service during this repatriation of prisoners. Marv’s next assignment was a special blessing when he met the love of his life, Dolores Kern, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. They were married April 16, 1955, and began a lifetime devoted to each other and the family they would have together. Ron was born at Fort Leavenworth in 1956 and Rhonda was born in Germany in 1960 while they were stationed there.
Their life continued at posts in Fort Benning, Ga., Washington, DC, back to Germany, Norfolk, Va., and a tour in Vietnam that concluded with Marv serving as a representative of the U.S. Military Commander at the Paris Peace talks. After returning from that assignment, Marv was assigned back to the Pentagon in Military Intelligence with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and attended numerous leadership schools culminating with the prestigious Army War College in Carlisle, Pa. He also graduated with honors from the University of Maryland in 1962.
Marv retired from the Army as a full Colonel in 1975. He was awarded the Legion of Merit three times, the Bronze Star, and numerous other Meritorious Service and Commendation Awards.
In 1978, Marv and Dolores moved back to Leavenworth and began a second career serving their community. Marv served on the Lansing Planning and Zoning commission for 13 years and on the Mt. Calvary Cemetery board. He volunteered with the area Adult Education Center teaching several evenings each week for over 10 years. Marv and Dolores enjoyed K-State sports, bowling, square dancing, working with their church, giving back to their neighbors, and especially their children and, in time, grandchildren. Marv’s meticulous nature lent itself to rewarding hobbies creating stained glass, major home improvements, and refinishing antique furniture.
Marv never forgot his humble upbringing and combined a keen intellect, a driving work ethic, and strong personal ethics to find success in every endeavor he selected. In every opportunity throughout his illustrious life, he emerged as a leader among leaders.
Marv is survived by Dolores, his wife and partner of nearly 58 wonderful years. He is also survived by their son, Ron McCurdy (wife Kim) of Frederick, Md. and by daughter, Rhonda Grace White (husband Tony) of Pittsburg Kan.; nine grandchildren, (Caitlin McCurdy, Devon McCurdy, Kelsey McCurdy, Lara Ismert, Adam White, Heather Turner (Bryan), Jonathan Mahlandt, Grant Chaney, and Kate Chaney and two great-grandchildren (Bryson and Corbyn Turner). Two older sisters also survive, Gertrude Jewell of Hampton, Va. and Fay Wight of Bentonville, Ark., along with many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews, and close friends.
In addition to his parents, Marv was preceded in death by brothers, Albert McCurdy, Clyde McCurdy, and Ray McCurdy and sisters Nellie Heess, Dorothy Cress Sheldon, and Margaret Sawyer.
Visitation with the family will be Friday evening, March 29, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home in Leavenworth. The service will be Saturday, March 30 at 2 p.m. also at the funeral home. Internment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) or the Leavenworth Assistance Center.
Aurelia E. Brown, 90, formerly of Easton, Kan., died, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Topeka Presbyterian Manor. She was born Sept. 4, 1922, in Easton, Kan. the daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Ernzen) Wagner.
She attended Easton School’s and was a member of St. Lawrence Church in Easton.
Aurelia married Erwin Brown, June 5, 1946. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Eugene “Bud” Wagner; and a sister, Cecilia Beying.
She is survived by a daughter, Eloise Brown; a son, Tony Brown and fiancée Robin Bromell; three grandchildren; many nieces and nephews who she cherished very much, to whom she was known as, “Aunt Sissy”.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home. The rosary will be prayed at 3:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will begin 10:30 a.m. Monday, at St. Lawrence Church. Burial will follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers are requested to St. Lawrence Church.
Helen Marie (Forge) Linaweaver, 66, of Lansing, passed away, Monday, March 11, 2013, with her loving husband by her side. Helen was born June 15, 1946, in Leavenworth, Kan., the daughter of Rudolph and Mary (Fink) Forge.
Helen was raised on the family farm, she attended school at Glen Valley Grade School and graduated from Immaculata High School in 1964. Helen loved her animals and the great outdoors. She worked on the family farm through high school and after graduation. She briefly worked at JC Penney in the stockroom. Helen then worked at Hallmark Cards for over 33 years.
On June 24, 1994, Helen married Arnold Linaweaver at St. Joseph Church in Leavenworth, Kan. He survives her of the home. She also leaves behind to mourn her death brothers, Joseph (Marsha) Forge and Robert (Cathy) Forge; her special little dog, Dinky Du; nieces, nephews and their children; as well as many cousins and friends too numerous to mention.
After retiring, Helen enjoyed traveling with her husband and their dog, Dinky Du, to Alaska and Glacier National Park. They enjoyed two winters in Harlingen, Texas, as well as many other locations through out the United States.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation beginning with praying the rosary will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the visitation. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Sunflower Hospice Care 112 S. Main St. Lansing, Kan.
Dorothea Elizabeth “Dottie” McCune Timmons joined our heavenly father, Friday, March 8, 2013. She was in the presence of her husband, children, grandchildren, and sisters as she joined our holy father. Dorothea was born on Dec. 17, 1935, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Frances H. and Dorothy E. (Wilk) McCune.
She married James “Jim” Timmons on March 14, 1980, in Miami, Okla. He survives her of the home. Dottie is also survived by a daughter, Tamara (Rick) Wagner; a son, Karl (Kerry) Bardroff; three step-sons, Mike Timmons, Matthew Timmons and James Timmons II; three sisters, Shirley Harries, Barbara Thomasson and Gayle Meredith; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Patricia “Patty” Powers; and a younger brother, Francis Henry “Buddy Boy” McCune.
Dottie was a prominent beautician and shop owner in Leavenworth for many years. She also worked on Ft. Leavenworth in accounting and administration and Leavenworth Special Education Cooperative. She was involved in the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary for 30 years, the American Legion Auxiliary for 20 years and VFW Auxiliary for 20 years. Dottie was a past president for the American Legion Auxiliary, a past 1st District President American Legion Auxiliary, Chapeau Passe’ 8 and 40 Ladies Honor Society American Legion. She was a Patriot Guard member and stood flag vigil at funerals to honor veterans. Dottie was a former member of the Leavenworth National Cemetery monthly memorial service committee and a former member of the Leavenworth Catholic School Board.
She loved taking care of her family, especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Dottie enjoyed traveling, camping in the RV, dancing, picnicking, and fellowship with her friends.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Funeral service will begin 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers are requested to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Crossroads Hospice, or St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Arrangements by R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.
Arnold E. Treat, 77, of Leavenworth, died, Monday, March 4, 2013, at Medicalodge. Arnold was born Oct. 28, 1935, in Kickapoo, Kan., the son of William and Gladys (Alma) Treat.
He worked as a firefighter. Arnold retired from Gould National Battery Factory and most recently retired from Cushing Hospital after 8 years.
Arnold is survived by four daughters, Rose (Norm) Solhiem, Carol (Eugene) Jackson, Anna (Steve) Hughes, and Peggy (Ron) Pollick; two sons, Steven (Tammy) Treat and Don (Angela) Hill; one brother, Junior Treat; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Helen, his parents, two brothers, and a sister.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mt. Muncie Cemetery.
The Lord set Courtney Elizabeth Newman free on Feb. 28th 2013. Courtney was born on Dec. 8, 1990, and was the treasured daughter of Lori Carrell and Colonel (Ret.) Hubert Newman.
She attended Muncie Elementary, Warren Middle and graduated as Class President of the Class of 2009 at Leavenworth High School. At Leavenworth High School she was editor of the school newspaper and a member of the National Honor Society. Courtney carried a 4.0 GPA throughout elementary and high school.
She was now attending the University of Kansas and continued to achieve a 3.5-4.0 GPA and was set to graduate in May of this year, fulfilling the requirements for Dual Majors in Psychology and Sociology. She received her Heavenly Degree instead! She was a proud member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and was a Resident Advisor in Ellsworth Hall for the past two years. Courtney absolutely loved the University of Kansas and all that it stands for.
Courtney’s faith in God was groomed at an early age through the teachings of her mom, grandmother, the Fort Leavenworth Gospel Service and at the Independent Missionary Baptist Church. Her faith in the Power of God and prayer never swayed.
Her love was for God first, her family, her many friends, KU (Rock Chalk), the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, traveling, eating out, crafting, Taylor Swift (yes-Taylor Swift), Skittles and KitKat candy bars, and watching Grey’s Anatomy. Courtney loved to give gifts and celebrated every holiday on the calendar--as a matter of fact, she would force you to celebrate all of them (even St. Patrick’s Day!). She loved all people from infants to Senior Citizens.
Courtney leaves to celebrate her life her mother, father, a grandmother that pampered her always, Ada Carrell; Aunts that loved her like their own daughter and spoiled her rotten, Paula Hughes and Cali Middlebrook; Uncles, Lee (Laketia) Carrell, Phillip (Kathy) Carrell and Paul Carrell; Great Aunts, Jeanette Starling and Jeraldine Kelley; an extended family of cousins that were like sisters and brothers to her; Best Friends and traveling buddies, Kayla Wildy, Kaela Williams, and Damon Manderscheid; Special Life Mentors, her cousin Carynn Smith and Laura and Ron Coaxum; and a host of many, many friends too numerous to attempt to mention.
Courtney’s infectious and most beautiful smile, her generous spirit, love of life, practical jokes, and quirky sense of humor will be missed by many.
I thank God for honoring and trusting me with being the one she called “Mom-Mommy!” Do not be sad when you think of her, rejoice in knowing that your life was given the honor of being “touched by an angel--with a beautiful spirit and great sense of humor!!” “Best Daughter in the Whole Wide World!”
Viewing will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at Independent Baptist Church, A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, at the church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Memorial/Scholarship fund in Memory of Courtney Newman at Armed Forces Bank.
Michaelyn Elizabeth “Mikee” Resman, 30, of Olathe, Kan., passed away, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at her home. Michaelyn was born Jan. 13, 1983, in Leavenworth, Kan., the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Nester) Resman.
Mikee is survived by her parents; a brother, John Kellyn Resman; a grandpa, Tillman Nester; three aunts, Paula Stafford, Carla Nester (Dale Bieber) and Karen Nester (Chris Cataldi); four uncles, Steve (Ginny) Resman, David (Michelle) Nester, Mike Nester, and Pete Lichtenberger; many cousins; and her wonderful caregiver, Tiffany Hanna.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents John and Anna Resman, her grandma Eileen (VanVegheten) Nester and an Uncle, Jim Stafford.
The family will have a private service on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Richard F. Barker, 75, of Leavenworth, died, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Cushing Memorial Hospital
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at noon. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Clarence D. Roberston, 76, of Leavenworth, passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Clarence was born Oct. 7, 1936, in Atchison, Kan., the son of Frank W. and Agnes E. (Kopp) Robertson.
Clarence was in failing health for a number of years.
He served in the United States Navy for 10 years and the Army Reserves for six years. Clarence worked in Aviation as an Aircraft mechanic.
Clarence is survived by five children, two daughters, Ness (Earnest) Barse and Sarah Robertson; three sons, Frank Clark, Robert Robertson and Steven Robertson; four brothers, Cecil (Wanda) Robertson, George (Sharon) Robertson, Lee Roy (Ella) Robertson and Irvin (Pat) Robertson; four sisters, Agnes Trowbridge, Gladys (Ralph) Courter, Mary Cowing and Rita (Gene) Hunt; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Frank, Leland and Orville Robertson; and a sister, Beatrice Lupton.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A graveside service with military honors will be at 12:30 p.m. at Leavenworth National Cemetery. There will be a potluck lunch following the service at the funeral home.
Ret. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Clyde William Huffman, 79, Lansing, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at the VA Hospital in Leavenworth, of lung cancer related complications.
He was born Oct. 24, 1933, in Knox County, Ind., to Myles and Marjorie (Forgey) Huffman. Clyde graduated from Bicknell High School in 1951 and from Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in Geology in 1955.
He married Sarah Susan Friend on Dec. 30, 1955, in the Old Cathedral, Vincennes, Ind. They were married 57 years; Sarah survives of the home.
Clyde entered the U. S. Army as a second lieutenant of Engineers in January, 1956 at Ft. Belvoir, Va. He later transferred to Field Artillery. Clyde was a career Army Officer and served his country dutifully and faithfully for 20 years. He served two tours of duty in Germany, with his family, for a total of five years. Other tours were in Ft. Sill, Okla.; Korea; New Richmond, Wis.; Ft. Campbell, Ky; and Washington, D.C. He was a combat veteran of the Vietnam War and a Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient. Later, he was a student at the Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. Afterwards, he was a faculty member at the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College for two years, then assigned as Assistant Chief of Staff of the Staff Combined Arms Center. He retired from active duty at Ft. Leavenworth, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, in March of 1976.
Later, he attended graduate school at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, earning a master's degree and worked as a Geologist with the US Army Corps of Engineers until his retirement in 1996.
He was active in his church and in the community for decades. He served Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Parish as a member of the steering committee to build a new church and he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He served as a lector, a member of the Parish Council and board member of Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Lansing. He served on the Salvation Army Advisory Board. Clyde was a past board member and Chair of the Leavenworth County Solid Waste Management Committee and was on the board of the Lansing Planning Commission. He was a board member of the Leavenworth County Council on Aging and the Lansing Historical Society. He and his wife Sarah delivered Meals on Wheels for many years. Clyde was a member of Rotary International and was named its Paul Harris Fellow. He was most proud, however, of being among the founding members of "The Old Bastards of Leavenworth."
Clyde was preceded in death by his parents; and in 2009 by his son, Joseph Huffman.
In addition to his wife, Clyde is survived by his daughter, Mary (Jim) Woodward of Topeka; his daughter-in-law, Carey Huffman of Leavenworth; and three grandchildren, Nina Huffman and Jennifer and Andrew Woodward; his sister, Jo Ellen (Ray) Wininger of Florida; uncle, Harold (Loreen) Huffman of Indiana; and many members of his extended family on both sides.
Visitation beginning with praying the rosary will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lansing. Burial with military honors will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Leavenworth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Saint Francis de Sales Church Building Fund or Meals on Wheels.
William M. “Larry” Land, 97, of Leavenworth, passed away, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at his home. He was born, June, 20, 1915, in Iola, Ill., the son of Amos L. and Maude (Jones) Land.
On Dec. 22, 1939, he married Margie Summers in Platte City, Mo. Four children were born from that union. Margie preceded him in death on Sept. 29, 1992. He married Ellen Winchester in Miami Okla., on Nov. 5, 2001. She survives at the home. He is also survived by his daughter, Lavena Farmer of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; two sons, David (Linda) Land of Easton and Gordon (Vicky) Land of Guthrie, Okla. Many step-children; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren; and step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his oldest son, Larry R. Land; four sisters and their husbands; and a brother and sister-in-law.
Larry served in the Civilian Conservation Corps from June 21, 1935 to March 31, 1938. He enlisted in the Army on Oct. 5, 1942 and served as a Medical Technician with the Med Det. 697th Field Artillery Battalion. Larry saw duty at Luzon in the Philippines. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant before he received an honorable discharge on March 2, 1946. His decorations and citations include; Victory Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, APT Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medal. He enlisted in the AMEDS-USAR on March 9, 1948 and was honorably discharged on Nov. 6, 1950. Larry retired from the Ft. Leavenworth Fire Dept., in 1969 and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and riding his moped. Larry held the honor of being the oldest Leavenworth County veteran in the Veteran’s Day Parade for the last two years.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Kickapoo Memorial Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Luke’s Hospice, St. Paul Lutheran Church or American Legion #23.
Donald W. Mayhugh, 60, of Leavenworth, Kan., died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. He was born Sept. 12, 1952, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Wesley and Mable Mayhugh.
He graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1971, and then attended Vo-Tech. school. He worked for Missouri Valley Steel, Southwest Steel and most currently, Harley Davidson.
He married Tana Schlonga-Doelz on Feb. 14, 1991, in Las Vegas. She survives at the home. He is also survived by a son, Kyle (Jill) Doelz; a daughter, Melissa McKinney; two grandchildren, Nathan Doelz and Hailey Doelz; his father, Wesley Mayhugh; two brothers, Jeff (Teresa) Mayhugh and Bruce Mayhugh; a sister, Donna Mayhugh; and many nieces and nephews.
Donald was preceded in death by his mother, Mable Mayhugh.
He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Donald enjoyed motorcycles and taking motorcycle trips with his friends. He will be dearly missed by all.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to Alliance Against Family Violence.
Young S. Newcomb, 57, of Leavenworth Kan., died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. She was born Sept. 17, 1955, in Cheongju, Korea, the daughter of So Mu-Sok and Kwon Pil-Lyeol.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Newcomb; two sons, Lashaun (Tessa) Newcomb and Isaiah Newcomb; a daughter, Ericka Newcomb; a granddaughter, Devan Lane Newcomb; her mother, So Pil-Lyeol; three brothers, So Young-Su, So Young-Yong and So Jae-Yong; and two sisters, So Young-Hui and So Young-Oak.
Young was an active member of the Korean Methodist Church of Leavenworth.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Lucien Paul Gabrick Sr., 95, of Lawrence Kan., died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. He was born Feb. 2, 1917, in Leavenworth, Kan. the son of Joseph and Mary (Zawazhki) Gabrick. Lucien was one of seven children.
He married Carmen M. Ruga on April 16, 1942, at St. Joseph Church in Leavenworth, Kan.
He was inducted into the United States Army on Nov. 16, 1942, where he served in the European Theater and received the Purple Heart Award. After his discharge from the Army in December 1945, Lucien returned to Leavenworth and worked at Fort Leavenworth until his retirement.
Lucien was a member of St. Joseph Church, St. Joseph Society and St. Casmir’s Society. He was also a member of the VFW, Eagles, American Legion, D.A.V., N.A.R.F.E. and R.E.A.C.
Lucien was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years; his parents, four brothers, two sisters and several nieces and nephews.
He is survived by two sons, Lucien (Ann) Gabrick Jr. of Olathe, and Mark (Annette) Gabrick of Lawrence; one daughter, Gloria Gabrick of Charlotte, N.C.; nieces and nephews; three step-grand daughters; and seven step-great grandchildren.
Visitation beginning with the praying the rosary will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at St. Joseph Church with Rev. David McEvoy, O. Carm., as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans.
Charles “Chuck” Morrison faithfully departed this world for his eternal life in Heaven on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Chuck was born in Long Island, New York on June 24, 1958, to Gerald and Muriel Morrison.
Chuck graduated from Park Hill High School in 1976. He worked in the restaurant industry in the Kansas City area until 2007. He last managed the Dairy Queen and Pizza Hut in Lansing, Kan. Chuck was well revered by his employees and colleagues.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Teresa, of the home. Chuck and Teresa were blessed to raise one child, a son, Sean. Sean, his wife Alicia and Chuck’s only grandchild, Landon survives him, all of Lee’s Summit; he is also survived by his parents, Gerald and Muriel, of Kansas City; one sister, Sue of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and godchildren.
On Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m. the family will receive friends at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. The rosary will be prayed at 4 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, at St. Francis de Sales Church in Lansing. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A dinner at St. Francis de Sales will be after the burial. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Morrison Family.