Archives:   2016   |  2015   |  2014   |  2013   |  2012   |  2011   |  2010   |  2009   |  2008   |  2007   |  2006   |  2005   |  2004   |  2003   |


Leavenworth Area 2013 Obituaries Archives

December 2013 Obituaries

Alfred Anderson

Print Version

Alfred “Al” Anderson, 59, of Lansing, Kan., passed away, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Providence Medical Center. He was born Oct. 16, 1954, in Blair, Neb., the son of James A. and Nancy (Shepherd) Anderson.

Alfred Anderson

Alfred was raised in Weston Missouri. He graduated from West Platte High School in 1973 where he was an accomplished wrestler and football player. After high school Al went to the Kansas City vocational technical school where he graduated with honors and a diploma in building maintenance, heating and refrigeration.

He married Mary McGraw in 1974 and was later divorced. In 1986, Al married Mary Catherine Corpstein, she survives at the home. He is also survived by two sons, Michael Anderson of Hale, Mo. and Matthew Anderson of Parkville, Mo.; a daughter Grace Hawkins of Overland Park, Kan.; two grandsons, Hayden Anderson and Leland Anderson; two brothers, Emery Anderson and Mark Anderson; two sisters, Barbara Anderson and Donna Lovelady.

He worked at Bay State Milling Company, Hillcrest Manor, Providence Place and Lansing Correctional Facility in the maintenance department.

Al enjoyed boating, bass fishing, playing cards and time spent with his family and friends. He had a soft spot in his heart for all dogs, especially his most recent dog, the late Tank Anderson.

He had an amazing sense of humor, and was the greatest father and husband any person could ever ask for. He will be dearly missed.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army or Church of the Open Door.

 

 

Susan Dean

Print Version

Susan Kathleen (Henchek) Dean, 62 of Lansing Kan., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, after a three year battle with cancer. She was born June 9, 1951, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Jacob and Kathleen (Hall) Henchek.

Susan Dean

Susan graduated from Lansing High School class of 1969 and went on to cosmetology school to pursue a career in hairdressing. She worked as a beautician for 40 years starting at the Lansing Plaza Beauty Shop (later known as Foxy Lady Hair Design) and also provided services to several nursing homes (Homestead, Colonial Manor, Easton Manor, Twin Oaks, and Oskaloosa) as well as making visits to people who were homebound, making all of them feel beautiful. She retired from hairdressing in 2011.

Susan was a devoted mother, sister, and daughter. She was a very crafty person and always had a soft spot for dogs including her dog Eva who was with her in her final moments. Her proudest accomplishments were her kids Shantel and Jay. She was active with the Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts.

Preceding her in death are her father, Jacob Henchek, mother, Kathleen Gaffney, brother, Steve Henchek and nephew Nicholas Campbell.

Susan is survived by her daughter, Shantel (Milt) Rush; her son, Jay (Carrie) Dean; her sister, Sharon (RL) Henley; grandchildren, Khrystyn Dean, Jacob Rush, Bailey, Brady and Hayes Dean; nieces, Rochelle and Elizabeth Campbell; nephews, Brian Henley and Aaron Campbell; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and of course her dog, Eva who will miss her greatly.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. following the visitation at the funeral home. She will be cremated after the service with Inurnment at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may go to Cancer Action 10520 Barkley, Ste. 100 Overland Park, KS 66212

Daniel Perazzola

Print Version

Daniel R. Perazzola, 51, of Leavenworth, passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at the University of Kansas Hospital.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will follow.

 

 

 

Elaine Hofstra

Print Version

Elaine Rose Hofstra, 89, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2024, at Twin Oaks in Lansing, Kan. She was born Dec. 6, 1923, to Rosa A. (Becker) and George J. Hofstra in Leavenworth, Kan., at the family home on Market Street, the youngest of five children. Following graduation from Leavenworth High School, Elaine began a career in financial support services, mainly at Fort Leavenworth. Her comfort with numbers lasted all her life, becoming a interest in playing bridge and working Sudoku puzzles in her retirement.

Elaine loved to travel in the United States and abroad, especially with her sisters, Virginia and Lillian. Favorite trips included the Netherlands, ancestral home of the Hofstras and locations for the University of Kansas basketball team away games. Elaine was a passionate Jayhawk basketball fan. For nearly three decades, Elaine and her sisters were valued season ticket holders, with seats on the floor of Allen Fieldhouse. She loved other sports, too, especially football and following the Kansas City Chiefs.

Elaine was a devoted daughter, sister, cousin, and aunt. She had a mischievous sense of humor and was a fierce competitor in family games at holidays or whenever she could encourage people to deal and play. Her green bean casserole was a Christmas basic and the recipe will be passed along for generations. She will be greatly missed.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Virginia Hofstra and Lillian Hofstra Holt; her brothers, Harold and Leonard Hofstra; and her niece, Susan Hofstra Butzin.

She is survived by her nephews, Phillip, David, Terry and Gordon Hofstra; niece Linda Hofstra, grand- and great-nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home, with a service at 10 a.m. 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.

Peter Sowle

Print Version

Peter Hunter Sowle, 77, of Leavenworth, Kan. passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Pete was born to the late Theo and Elizabeth (Hunter) Sowle, September 1, 1936 in Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

Peter Sowle

He graduated from Catholic Central High School in Grand Rapids, Mich. in 1955. He attended Central Michigan State University and received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1960. He also received his reserve commission in the United States Army on the same date, January 24, 1960. He then was commissioned into the Regular Army in March, 1963. Pete also received his Masters of Arts from Sam Houston State University in August 1972.

Pete proudly served his country for twenty six years. During his military career, Pete was stationed at Ft. Leavenworth three times. After returning from Europe, again assigned to Ft. Leavenworth, he and Jeannie decided to settle down and retire. Peter became a realtor for Reilly & Sons Real Estate after his military retirement and worked for the Reilly Agency for another 15 years.

Pete enjoyed the outdoors, be it his yard, boating, skiing or scuba diving. He and Jeannie traveled to a few countries they hadn’t had the opportunity to visit while in the military.

Pete is survived by his best friend of seventy years and wife of nearly 54 years, Jeannie (Dennis) Sowle; his siblings James (Ann) Sowle of Michigan, Janet (Denny) Deans and Stephen (Jan) of California; his daughters, Cynthia of Leavenworth, Elizabeth of Raytown, Mo., Kathleen of New York City, Melissa (James) Powell of Olathe, Kan.; his son, Ted (Stephanie) of Parkville, Mo.; six loving grandchildren, Cody and Tanner Powell, Allison Sowle, Ella, Lily and Lila Sowle; and step granddaughter, Savannah Shanley.

He will be remembered by his thoughtful generosity and kindness, his wanting to help others and special way he treated others. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him, especially Jeannie.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Church. A Catholic Mass will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 711 N 5th Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048. Arrangements provided by R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.

Michael Upchurch

Print Version

Michael E. Upchurch, 60, of Leavenworth, died, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Cushing Memorial Hospital. He was born May 30, 1953, in Leavenworth, the son of Harold E. and Minnie M. (Cooley) Upchurch.

On May 22, 1993, Michael married Mary C. Klasinski, in Leavenworth, Kan. She survives at the home. He is also survived by a son, Christopher Upchurch of Leavenworth; two granddaughters, Samantha Messer of Leavenworth and Tosia Kolcz of Surprise, Ariz.; a grandson, Daniel Vanschoelandt of Lansing, Kan.; a sister, Glenda Stanfield of Moran, Kan.; and a niece, Minna (Josh) Bolt of Parsons, Kan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Kimm Vanschoelandt.

Michael retired from Diebold in May of 2011. He loved fishing, hunting, camping and bowling. Michael enjoyed family nights. He was a very loving and kind family man.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to Trinity House. Arrangements made by R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.

November 2013 Obituaries

James D. Skaggs

Print Version

James “Jim” D. Skaggs, 77 of Leavenworth, went to meet our Lord, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2013. He was born June 27, 1936, in Cabool, Mo., the son of Ralph N. and Verna E. (McAurther) Skaggs. They preceded him in death.

James Skaggs

On Aug. 25, 1956, he married Wanda N. Willingham in Amarillo, Texas. She survives at their home. He is also survived by, two daughters, three sons, 11 grandchildren, two great- grandsons and five great-granddaughters; daughter and family, Daphne Kay and Jim Trotter of Mt. Home, Idaho, Alisha and Jon Broemeling and daughter Betsy, all of Kodiak, Alaska, Justin and Brandy Trotter and daughter Taylor, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughter and family, Tammy and Craig Pedigo of Havelock, N.C., Tabitha Nelson and sons Daylen and Fathee Jr. of Leavenworth, Nolan and Tiffany Rhodes and daughter Stella of Daphne, Ala.; son and family, Jay and Cary Skaggs of Oklahoma City, Okla., Corey Skaggs, Amanda and Brooke Dessert and Daughter Avery all of Leavenworth, Kan.; son and family, Kenny, Kim, Rance, Holly and Lexi Skaggs all of Leavenworth; son and family, Ronald “Ron” Skaggs and daughter, Megan Skaggs of Austin, Texas, Amber and Jason Brown and daughter, Laela of Binghamton, N.Y.; two brothers, Richard (Dick) and Trudy Skaggs of Climax Springs, Mo. and Leroy and Judy Skaggs of Leavenworth; a sister, Donna (Kathy) Parks of Overland Park, Kan.; a very special cousin, Pat Corriston of Leavenworth; and his nieces and nephews.

Jim retired from the United States Air Force Dec. 31, 1974, where he earned the following medals; Bronze Star, Seven Air Medals, three Vietnam Service Medals, two National Defense Medals, the Air Force Expeditionary Medal, five Air Force Longevity Medals, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars and Combat Readiness Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters along with other service medals. He also worked for Missouri Valley Steel, Hallmark Cards and retired from Fort Leavenworth on March 31, 1998. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf. Jim was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carbool, Mo.

R.L. Leintz Funeral Home is in charge of cremation. Private family inurnment will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warrior or Children’s Mercy Diabetes Foundation.

Rolanda Dennis

Print Version

Rolanda Dennis, 61 of Leavenworth, passed away Thursday Nov. 28, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo., after a three year battle with cancer. Rolanda was born Rolanda Dee Gorman on Feb. 23, 1952, in Sidney, Neb., to Bev & Andy Gorman.

Rolanda Dennis

She attended Sidney High School, playing flute and often piccolo in the band and enjoyed all the fun and frolic of her small town. She worked at the local newspaper, the Sidney Telegraph and after graduating in 1970, attended Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo., she and Rocky Dennis were married in 1974, they moved to Ft. Morgan, Colo. and started their life together. She again worked for the local newspaper for years before the family moved to Greeley, Colo., where she would raise her oldest two children and spend the next 18 years. In Greeley, Rolanda started a printing company, Superior Printing and also worked for Homestead Title Company, all while truly making an impact on the local community; an active volunteer for non-profit groups such as Special Olympics, Meals On Wheels, Santa Cops, and Just Say No, before she ultimately served on the Board of Directors for the DARE program, as well as working as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Humane Society of Weld County. Her philanthropic spirit carried on throughout her life and can be seen still in her children and all those she touched. After relocating to Leavenworth, Kan., where she raised her third daughter, Rolanda continued to leave her legacy with involvement in the American Cancer Society and the Salvation Army through her employer of over 10 years, Country Club Bank.

Rolanda was diagnosed with one of the rarest forms of reproductive cancer, fallopian tube cancer, in March 2011. She never let the disease or treatments slow her down, enjoying multiple trips with family and friends, as recently as a September 2013 trip to the Bahamas. Rolanda touched so many lives and so many people in ways that may never be seen; she was and continues to be deeply loved by her family and all those who knew her.

Rolanda was preceded in death by her parents, Beverly and Reynold ‘Andy’ Gorman and father-in-law Everett Dennis.

She is survived by husband, Rocky Dennis; daughters, Teah Dennis and Gina Dennis; daughter, Holly Kloucek and husband Steve; granddaughters, Alyssa Kloucek, Stephanie Kloucek and Kylie Kloucek; daughter, Heather Fischer and husband Mike; grandsons, Ty Fischer and Cory Fischer and granddaughter, Nicole Fischer; brothers, Larry Gorman and wife Patty, Dale Gorman and wife Cathy, Loren Dennis and wife Paula, Robert Dennis and wife Beryl; sister, Patricia Neb and husband Robert; as well as multiple nieces and nephews.

Rolanda’s body was cremated. Family visitation and a memorial services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday Dec. 4, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, Leavenworth, KS. Flowers and memorial gifts can be sent directly to the funeral home.

Lawrence Sidney

Print Version

Lawrence Howard Sidney, Sr., 98, of Plattsburg, Mo., entered into this world on Oct. 16, 1915, the second of five children to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Earl Sidney. He departed this life on Nov. 22, 2013, at Carolina Medical Center, Northeast, in Concord, N.C.

Lawrence Sidney

Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Margaret Anita Bell; a son, Lawrence Howard Sidney, Jr.; a daughter Marilyn Annette Myers; his parents; three brothers, Earl, Arnold and Donald; and a sister, Lovetta.

He leaves to cherish his memories, a daughter, Brenda J. Green of Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Wayne T. (Cheryl) Sidney, Sr. of Leavenworth, Kan.; a daughter, Anita A. (Dwayne) Dunham of Charlotte, N.C.; ten grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 12 p.m. Tuesday with a viewing from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Bethel AME church. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Billie J. Connel

Print Version

Billie J. Connel, 80 of Leavenworth, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Twin Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lansing. She was born Sept. 7, 1933, in Peabody, Kan., the daughter of Donald and Loma (Hulett) Jackson.

Billie J. Connel

She married Willard Connel in Atchison, Kan. He preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 1992. She was also preceded in death by three sons, Kenneth Connel, Gerald Connel and David Connel; and all five of her siblings.

Billie is survived by three sons, Thomas (Debbie) Connel of Platte City, Mo., Russell (Audeana) Connel of Leavenworth and Michael (Cheli) Connel of Littleton, Colo.; her daughters-in-law, Lori Connel of Bennett, Colo., Lennie Connel of Leavenworth and Tami Connel of Easton; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She worked at Country Care of Easton for many years. She was a member of the Red Hats. Billie enjoyed camping, playing bingo and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Country Care of Easton or Twin Oaks Rehab.

Patricia Hutchinson

Print Version

Patricia Eureka Hutchinson, 60 of Leavenworth passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. She was born in Ancon (former U.S. Canal Zone), Republic of Panama on Sept. 5, 1953. She was the first of three children of Doris Eureka Regist and the late Ernel Patrick Alexander Regist.

Patricia Hutchinson

Patricia graduated with honors from Rainbow City High School(former Canal Zone) in 1972. She then graduated from Canal Zone Junior College with an Associate of Behavioral Science Degree. She continued her education at Florida State University majoring in Social Justice. Patricia proved to be exceptionally talented and skilled in leadership, counseling, organizing and planning in her professional life that she applied it in her church ministry and even among her family, relatives and friends. Her brothers, Antonio (Tony) Regist a Episcopal priest/chaplain and Fermin Regist a transportation administrator was her first followers from childhood as she evangelize them for the Lord ministry. She started singing from childhood in church joining the adult church choir at 13 years old and never stop singing for the Lord. This filled her with great joy.

Armed with her solid training, devotion and qualities she met the love of her life Ronald E. Hutchinson Sr. that they married shortly after and moved to the United States in 1979 with Ronald Sr. and her newly born baby , Ronald Jr. Patricia a cradle Episcopalian felt welcome as she visited for the first time with Ronald Sr. Bethel A.M.E. Church. It was not hard for her to make the transition from Absalom Jones ministry to Richard Allen ministry knowing that they both shared common Christian values. Patricia demanded her space in the Lord’s Ministry at Bethel by joining the choir and later becoming the church choir director. Then she became a trustee and later serving for numerous years was honored as trustee emeritus. Patricia was a member of the Women‘s Missionary Society and later was awarded the Cleo B. Love Hall of Recognition. She initiated the Birthday Moments Celebrations and directed it for many years.

Patricia began working shortly after the birth of her second son John Patrick. for Leavenworth Public School. She retired after many years of working, but continued to work for the Lord. She enjoyed reading, especially religious’ literature, sewing , crochet, baking her favorite meat pie, collection of sunflower, and cooking Panamanian dishes.

Patricia raised her two sons , Ronald Jr. a recent Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran and John Patrick an Activity Specialist for Corrections. She also raised for short while her nephews Antonio Regist Jr. and Patrick Alexander Regist. She instill in them the need to serve the Lord and the community. Her legacy continues through the lives off her sons, her daughter in law, Shannon, and her granddaughter, Catelyn Joy Patricia who strive to emulate her fearless determination to serve the Lord.

Patricia is survived by her loving and devoted husband Ronald Sr.; her mother, Doris Eureka Regist; her brothers, The Rev. Antonio Regist and Fermin Regist; her sister, Barbara Chandler; sons, Ronald Jr. and John Patrick; her daughter in law Shannon; her granddaughter, Catelyn Joy Patricia; her aunt, Olga Sawyers; her uncle, Eduardo Roach; her nieces, Anisha Chandler, Annette Regist, Ashley Regist and Ginelly Regist; her nephews, Antonio Regist Jr., Patrick Alexander Regist, Fermin Regist Jr., Rodney Chandler and Michael Alexander Regist; her mother in law, Naomi; father in law John Sr.; her sisters in law, Sharon Thompson and Gina; her brothers in law, John Jr. and Rolando Chandler; a host of cousins including Carmen Bourne, Nelia Blaizes and Evelyn Haywood; relatives, church family and friends including high school classmates Vern and Perla Best.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at noon Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Bethel AME Church. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Roy Carter

Print Version

U.S. Army Ret. Msgt. Roy E. Carter, 76, of Leavenworth, joined his heavenly father, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, it was a glorious sunny day and he was surrounded by his family who loved him dearly. Roy was born April 2, 1937, in Columbia, Mo the son of Arthur R. and Helen (Davis) Carter. He was the 6 th of 10 children.

Roy Carter

Mr. Carter graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1955. He was President of his Senior Class. In 1959, he joined the United States Army. He began his military career in Ft. Lee Va. He was stationed Ft. Campbell Ky., Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 2 tours in Germany and 2 tours in Vietnam. After retiring from the military Roy went to work at Troop Issue Ft. Leavenworth, KS.

He enjoyed cooking, hunting, bowling, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren He was loved by all.

Roy is survived by his wife, Sherrylin(Robinson) Carter of 25 years; a daughter, Carol Carter of Lawrence Kan.; two stepchildren, Dianna Robinson and Michael Frison of Leavenworth, Kan.; four grandchildren, Princeton Carter of Kansas City, Kan., Dominique Tutt of Columbia S.C., Lauren Epperson of Lawrence, Kan., Adin Robinson of Leavenworth, Kan.; a sister, Mrs.Bonnie Leater of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; six brothers, Gene A. Carter and William L. Carter of Columbia, Mo., George (Betty) Carter of Kansas city, Kan., Robert (Beverly) Carter of Hudson, Fla., Hubert H. (Virginia) Carter of Ontario Calif. and James A. (Deborah) Carter of La Palma, Calif.; his mother-in-law, Sadie Robinson; three brother-in-laws, Bill (Ava ), Teddy and Sylvester Robinson all of Leavenworth, Kan.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Marion Brownlee Carter of Carson Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Marcelle Dubois; a sister, Joanna Carter Herndon; and a brother, Aaron M. Carter.

Visitation will be from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at the Independent Baptist Church. A funeral service will begin at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be at the Leavenworth National Cemetery at 2:30.

John M. Adams

Print Version

John Melvin Adams, 91, of Leavenworth, passed away, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at the Twin Oaks Rehabilitation and Long Term Care Facility. He was born on April 18, 1922, in Jackson, Mo., the son of Archie and Elsie (Moore) Adams.

John Adams

He graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1941 and moved to San Diego, Calif. After working a few jobs in California John enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943, where he served as an Aviation Supply Specialist assigned to the USS Steamer Bay. He saw action in Palau, the Liberation of the Philippines, Leyte Gulf, the invasion of Iwo Jima and Okinawa battles in the Pacific Theater. He continued his service in the United States Navy Reserve in the personnel field, retiring in 1978 as a Chief Petty Officer. John Adams worked for the United States Army as a Department of the Army Civilian in the Aviation and Logistics field. He served in the Saint Louis area with assignments in Michigan, Italy, and Saudi Arabia. In October, 2012, John culminated his United States Navy experience by participating in the WWII Honor Tour in Washington, D.C. John, with his brother Donald Adams, who served in the United States Merchant Marines Atlantic Theater, participated in the Honor Tour sponsored by the Poplar Bluff American Legion Post hosted by Rob and Deb Callahan. He talked about this trip for months and enjoyed sharing his photo book with family and friends.

John was a man of deep Christian faith and enjoyed Cardinals baseball, eating good food, drinking a cold beer, listening to country music, watching Judge Joe Brown, playing cards, going to antique car shows, Duke basketball and spending time with family.

John was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Woodrow, Harold and Rusby; his oldest son, Michael Lynn Adams, Sr.; a grandson, Justin Lee Adams; and many friends.

He is survived by two daughters, Christine (Mike) Shanahan of Cross Plains, Wis. and Tamara (Michael) Sevcik of Leavenworth, Kan.; a son, Brian (Ruth) Adams, of O’Fallon, Mo.; his grandchildren, Michael Lynn, Jr., Robynn (Mike) Fosen, Joyce (Shannon) Adams, Lindsay (Brian) Rule, Eli (Terry) Logan, John (Shannon) Shanahan, David Shanahan, Jacob (Kristin) Adams, Travis (Sarah) Adams, Matthew (Katherine) Sevcik and Molly Jo Sevcik; great-grandchildren, Erik Fosen, Scott Fosen, Beckett Adams, Kaplan Adams, McKenna Myers, Nova Rule, Kaitlyn Rule, Finley Logan, Ryland Logan, Lucy Mae Shanahan, Jackson Adams, Chloe Adams; a brother, Donald Adams of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and his dear friend, Bill Risso of Massachusetts.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at 12:30 at Leavenworth National Cemetery. The services will be officiated by Pastor Vernon Welkner of High Prairie Church. Donations in memory of John may be made to High Prairie Church, Leavenworth, Kansas or the Lansing Kansas American Legion Post 411.

Mickie Jo Adams

Print Version

Mickie Jo Adams, 49, was gently carried home Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, when the Lord wrapped his arms around her. Mickie Jo was born Aug. 29, 1964, in Joplin, Mo. She is a lifelong resident of Easton, Kan. Her favorite pastimes included attending to her plants and flowers, watching football, fishing, watching the birds and butterflies, scripture reading, sharing her Love for Christ with others and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Mickie Jo Adams

Mickie Jo was preceded in death by her father, James Moody; her grandmother, Helen Dale; Cousin Larry Moody, and grandmother, Pearl Munch.

She is survived by her mother, Geri Moody of Easton; sisters, Lori Heintzelman and family; Overland Park, Cindy Simington and family of Hutchinson; her brother, Jim Moody and family of Easton. She is also survived by her children, Amy Jo Johnson, Eudora, son in law, Jeremy Paul Johnson of Eudora, sons Russell Adams of Easton, and Hunter Adams of Leavenworth. She also leaves behind three beautiful grandsons, that were the apple of her eye, Elijah Johnson, Jeremiah Johnson, and James Rolen.

The family would like to express their gratitude to all Mickie Jo’s friends and family! A special thanks to those who took the time to minister and visit Mickie Jo and to those who reached out and helped take care of her in her final days and to all those who kept her and our family in prayer!

Visitation open to all will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10th Ave. Leavenworth, KS. There will be private graveside service for family only, officiated by Pastor Michael Garner. The family asks that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the American Cancer Society in honor of Mickie Jo.

Raymond A. Forge

Print Version

Raymond A. Forge, 68, died, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at his home. He was born May 31, 1945, the son of Leo F. and Irene (Culp) Forge.

On Aug. 3, 1968, he married Virginia Nichols. She preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Ray was drafted from the National Guard into the U.S. Army in May of 1968. He served as a tank driver in the Vietnam War. Upon returning he worked as a mechanic for Collard Chevrolet and in the maintenance department for Hallmark cards for 21 years. He also worked in maintenance at Northeast Kansas Technical College.

In his later years, Ray enjoyed spending time with grandchildren and his dog, Sunshine.

Ray is survived by two daughters, Nancy Forge of Leavenworth and Shawna (Keith) Herd of Pontiac Missouri; two grandchildren, Donnie Herd and Elizabeth Herd; a sister, Margaret ( Joe) Kowalewski of Clinton, Tenn.; and two brothers, Leo Forge and Walter Forge of Leavenworth.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

Madison Rae Oktay

Print Version

Madison Rae Oktay, 15, of Leavenworth, died, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. She was born Aug. 7, 1998, in Fairfax, Va. The daughter of Wanda F. (Harden) and Raymond M. Oktay.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Cremation will follow ther service.

 

 

 

Janice Kester

Print Version

Janice Raydean Kester, 68, of Leavenworth, died, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Providence Medical Center. She was born May 17, 1945, in Atchison, Kan., the daughter of Thurman and Sarah (Vandrell) Childers.

Janice Kester

On May 7, 1966, Janice married Frank M. Kester in Leavenworth. He preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a son, Danny Schiltz.

Janice is survived by three sons, Richard Huffman, Frank C. Kester and Joey Kester; a daughter, Elizabeth "Sis" Lassell; a sister, Verda Joann Pierce; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mount Bethel Cemetery in Weston, Mo. Memorials are suggested to The Kidney Foundation.

October 2013 Obituaries

Joseph Brinkley

Print Version

Joseph Brinkley, 58, of Lansing, flew on wings of angels to his heavenly home, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at home with his family. He was born Oct. 20, 1955, in Littleton, N.C., the son of Anjoylus and Lucille (Brown) Brinkley.

Joseph Brinkley

He joined the Air Force in 1973 at the age of 17. He proudly served his country for 20 years. Joseph served in many countries; the Philippines, England, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Italy and South Korea. While serving in Korea he had the opportunity to enter North Korea with a security team.

Joseph was stationed in California where he married his last love, Patricia Brown on April 20, 1989. She survives at the home. He is also survived by his children, Anjoylus Brinkley and Celestine Brinkley of the home, Amber Brinkley of Virginia and Sterling Brinkley of Texas; siblings, David, Ruby, and Anjoylus (Maggie) all of North Carolina; one grandson he was extremely proud of, Joseph Isiah Elom Brinkley; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

After retiring from the Air Force, Joe and his family settled in Leavenworth, Kan., where he held several jobs. He worked at the battery factory, Hallmark Cards, Copart and Aldi’s.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Javaris Brinkley.

Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 12:30 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Lorraine Kurtz

Print Version

Lorraine Helen Kurtz, 87, formerly of Leavenworth, died, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at her home, in Phoenix, Ariz. She was born on March 8, 1926, in Leavenworth, Kan., the daughter of George H. and Helen G. (Titolski) Retter.

Lorraine Kurtz

She attended St. Casimir school and has been a member of the parish and the Altar Society for many years. She co-owned Bill and Lorraine’s Tavern and managed the Shrine Cub in Leavenworth. Lorraine later moved to Arizona where she was a Real Estate agent and Restaurant and Retail manager. Lorraine belonged to the American Legion, VFW, Eagles and supported her church, family and friends in many ways.

Lorraine is survived by her children, Mary Suzzane Wells of Arizona, Toni Alford of Arizona, Joe Derezinski of Texas, Jolene Nichols of Arizona; grandchildren, Juliet Thompson, Ginger Hanson, Kris Alford, Kevin Alford, Peyton Kelly, Amy Jones, Ashley Hull, Jessica Johnson, Kasey Nichols and Cody Lucas; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, George Retter; four sisters, Mary Margaret Gabrish, Rita Martin, Helen Stark and Jeanette Allison; and many extended family and friends.

is preceded in death by her parents; a son, Edward Derezinski; and a brother, Zack Brogan.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at St. Casimir Church. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. at the church with Rev. Phillip Winkelbauer as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Casimir Church.

Clovece "Cleo" Fields

Print Version

Clovece “Clo” Fields, 55, of Leavenworth, passed away, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at St. John Hospital. She was born Aug. 3, 1958, in Leavenworth, Kan., the daughter of Clyde U. and Nora L. (Lambkins) Fields. Her parents preceded her in death.

Clo attended Immaculate Conception grade school and graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1976. She was employed by Hallmark Cards for 29 years and then went to work at Rod’s Hallmark Card shop until the store closed for business. She then worked in the cafeteria for the Leavenworth School District until her untimely death.

She is survived by her step-mother, Andrea Fields; three sisters, Agnus Fields, Angela Fields and Paula (Derek) Collins; a nephew, TJ Garner; a niece, Kimberlee Fields; two great nieces, Kamora and Khilah Garner; and an enormous amount of family and friends who will miss her dearly.

Viewing will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Nathan A. Lopez

Print Version

Nathan Alvin Lopez, 19, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013, in Brooks, Ga. He was born April 4, 1994, the son of Robert and Elizabeth Lopez, in Sierra Vista, Ariz. He attended school in Leavenworth, Orlando, Fla. and Newnan, Ga., where he recently graduated high school and had plans to enter the U.S. Navy. He had also studied culinary sciences and greatly enjoyed cooking. Other passions were fishing, music, science fiction and his family, who miss him deeply.

Nathan A. Lopez

Nathan was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Lopez.

Surviving Nathan is his father, Robert Lopez and wife Kelly; sisters, Faith, Hope and Grace Lopez of Leavenworth; brother, Clinton Stanaland of Kansas City, Mo.; Aunt, Rebecca Lopez-Sawyer of Albuquerque, N.M.; grandparents, Mike and Margo Owen of Leavenworth and Christine Lopez of Pueblo, Colo.; great-grandmother, Theresa Romero of Pueblo, Colo.; and numerous extended family and friends. Nathan is also survived by family in Georgia.

A private memorial service will be held at RL Leintz Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, we appreciate your continued support and thoughts for our family.

A private memorial service will be held at RL Leintz Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, we appreciate your continued support and thoughts for our family.

U.S. Army (Ret) CSM Donald P. Stockton

Print Version

CSM Donald P. Stockton, 63, of Stanberry, Mo., passed away, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Kansas City Hospice House. He was born Nov. 19, 1949, on a farmstead near Stanberry, Mo., the son of Marion and Marjorie (Giffin) Stockton.

Donald Stockton

Don was a 1967 graduate of Stanberry High School and entered the United States Army in 1968.

CSM Donald P. Stockton served 32 years in the United States Army including two combat tours in Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and numerous training missions. CSM Donald P. Stockton was Brigade CSM for the United States Military Training Mission Saudi Arabia, and Brigade CSM for 1st Brigade 1st Armored Division, Germany, as well as Battalion CSM for 1st Infantry Division Desert Storm Desert Shield, Ft. Riley, Kansas.

He retired April 14, 2000, as Fort Leavenworth Garrison CSM. Following Army retirement, Don continued to support the mission of the Armed Forces by working as a military analyst at The National Simulation Center, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.

His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, The Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with V device, the Army Achievement Medal with two Oak leaf clusters, the Good Conduct Metal (9 awards) and the Order of Saint George Medallion (both bronze and silver recipient).

CSM Donald P. Stockton is also the Honorary Sergeant Major for the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

He is survived by his former spouse, Linda Stockton; his daughters, SSG Tina Spencer, Kaneohe, HI., SSG Crystal Sellers, Washington, D.C., and Ashley Stockton, Washington, D.C.; grandchildren, KyAra Meadows, Shayla and Marcalin Spencer; siblings, Anita Bridges, Aldrich, Mo., Nancy (Jerry) Stoll, Stanberry, Mo., Mary (Alvis) Poe, St. Louis, Mo., Margaret (Jim) Grace, Bolckow, Mo., Richard (Dede) Stockton, Aurora, Colo., Galen (Marjorie) Stockton, Lawton, Okla.; a sister-in-law Cindy (Dale) Stockton, St. Joseph, Mo.; a Brother-in-law, Bill (Geraldine) Campbell; and numerous other family and friends.

Don is preceded in death by his parents; a Step-Mother, Myrtle (Cogdill) Stockton;a brother, Dale Stockton; a Step-Brother, Rev. Francis Cogdill; a Step-sister, Geraldine (Bill) Campbell; and a brother-in-law, Charles (Anita) Bridges.

Viewing will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Oct. 24 and 25, 2013, at the Fort Leavenworth Memorial Chapel, 626 Scott Ave, Fort Leavenworth, KS.

Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at the Pioneer Chapel, 500 Pope Ave, Fort Leavenworth, KS. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Fisher House Foundation, Inc. in honor of CSM Donald P. Stockton. Donations can be made online or by mail; 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168.

Jessie M. Bietka

Print Version

Jessie M. Bietka, 100, of Leavenworth, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at her home. She was born Nov. 15, 1912, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Borowski) Bolewski.

Jessie M. Bietka

On Dec. 31, 1933, Jessie married Vincent Bietka. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a son, Vincent J. Bietka; a grandson, James Bietka; six brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by a daughter, Judy (Wayne) Person of Portland, Ore.; a son, Gary (Rebecca) Bietka of Leavenworth; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Jessie worked at the Wadsworth VA Center, Woolworth’s dime store and as substitute teacher at St. Casimir elementary school. She also owned/operated a grocery store. She was a lifelong member of St. Casimir Catholic parish for more than hundred years and a member of St. Casimir Altar Society. Jessie was an avid fisherman and Royals fan, watching baseball games even in her final days. She also enjoyed gardening, bird watching and cooking, especially her own creations.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. The rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at St. Casimir Church, 715 Pennsylvania, Leavenworth, KS. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Casimir-Sacred Heart Church, 521 Linn St., Leavenworth, KS, 66048.

Bobby D. Lawrence

Print Version

Bobby D. Lawrence, 73, of Leavenworth, passed away, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, with his son by his side. He was born Aug. 21, 1940, in Atchison, Kan., the son of Hugh Clifford and Brodine Majorie (Langston) Lawrence.

Bobby Lawrence

Bob graduated from Easton High School in 1958 and joined the Marine Corps after graduation. He served until 1962.

On May 13, 1961, Bob married, Jeanie Harnish in Easton, Kan. She survives at the home. He is also survived by his children, Michele (Kerry) Brungardt of Lansing, Kan., Michael (Tara) Lawrence of San Marcos, Calif., and Patty (David) Scharinger of Leavenworth, Kan; a sister, Nancy Reed of Easton, Kan.; a brother, Bill Lawrence of Lawrence, Kan.; nine grandchildren, one great granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepfather, Joe Funk; and his sisters Patricia and Bonnie.

Bob retired from The Federal Bureau of Prisons in 1990 after 25 years of loyal service. He was a charter member of Kickapoo Township Volunteer Fire Department, The Kansas Peace Officers’ Association, The National Rifle Association, and St. Joseph Mens Society. He was very active in St. Joseph Catholic Parish. He was also very involved and supportive of his children and grandchildren’s activities. His hobbies included Civil War history, gardening, and puzzles of all types. He loved his family dearly and will be greatly missed.

Visitation beginning with praying the rosary will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at The R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Reverend David McEvoy, O.Carm., as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery in Easton, Kan. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church.

William "Bill" Todd

Print Version

William Thomas Todd, 91, of Leavenworth, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. He was born on Jan. 16, 1922, in Lake City, Iowa, the son of Henry and Minnie Mae (George) Todd.

William Todd

He graduated from Lake City High School in 1941. William was awarded a scholarship for football to Drake University but instead chose to join the Marine Corps on Dec. 17, 1941. After serving 40 months in the South Pacific, Bill was wounded in the battle of Iwo Jima, and was awarded the Purple Heart.

On Nov. 21, 1942, William married Ruth Quinn, in Hollywood, Calif. She survives him. He is also survived by his children, Susan (Darius) Contractor, Beth (Al) Morgese, Laurie (Jerry) Hess, Bill Todd Jr., Mary Schowengerdt, Anthony (Linda) Todd, Peggy (Ed) Schneider, Patty Todd, Michael (Michelle) Todd and Annie (Jeremiah) Nichol; 49 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; three nephews and two nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three daughters, Kathie Mae Todd, Theresa Eibes and Linda Werner Whetstone; two sons, John Todd and Joseph Todd.

William was a businessman. He traveled and worked many different jobs throughout the United States until he owned his own construction company. In 1955, William and his family settled in Kansas City. He was very active in St. Agnes Catholic Parish. Bill was also very involved with his children’s activities. In1979, he moved his family to the Leavenworth area where he purchased a farm and enjoyed the country life, returning to his roots. He enjoyed camping and time spent in his RV. In his later years Bill and Ruth enjoyed wintering in Texas and they loved the time spent there. He loved his family dearly and will be greatly missed.

Visitation beginning with praying the rosary will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. David McEvoy, O.Carm., as celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Honor Flight or Disabled American Veteran’s.

September 2013 Obituaries

Patricia J. Wagner

Print Version

Patricia J. Wagner, 85, of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., died, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born Jan. 8, 1928, in Perrin, Mo., the daughter of John P. and Mary I. (Quell) Broderick.

Patricia Wagner

Patricia was a long-time resident of Lansing, Kan. Before retiring in 1979 and moving to the Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.

On Sept. 8, 1951, Patricia married Peter Lawrence Wagner in Perrin, Mo., he preceded her in death in 1997. She was also preceded in death by a son, Joseph Wagner; a grandson, Charles Partridge Jr.; a son-in-law, George Gonzales; three brothers; and two sisters.

She is leaving behind her son, Thomas (Cyndi) Wagner of Gravois Mills, Mo.; four daughters, Patricia (Marc) Spindler of Camdenton, Mo., Judy (Allen) Ronnebaum of Columbia, Mo., Mary (John) Short of Park City, Utah, and Colleen Gonzales of Corpus Christi, Texas.; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Wagner of Las Vegas, Nev.; along with 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren. She will also be missed by all of her extended family members and friends who loved her.

Patricia served her country for 30 years as the Chief Nurse at the Wadsworth Veteran’s Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan.

She enjoyed reading, singing, dancing, traveling and golfing. She loved being with family and friends and attending mass at the Shrine of St. Patrick in Laurie, Mo.

A special thanks to all of her caretakers over the years.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept., 27, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. The rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Lawrence Church. She will be laid to rest at St. Lawrence Cemetery. A reception will follow from 12 to 4 p.m. at June’s Cottage Northland. In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to Alzheimer’s Association or St. Lawrence Cemetery.

John L. Finneran Jr.

Print Version

John L. Finneran Jr., 73, of Easton, Kan., passed away, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Hickory Pointe Nursing Home in Oskaloosa, Kan., after a long illness. He was born April 24, 1940, in Leavenworth, Kan., the son of John L. and Katherine (Conway) Finneran Sr.

John Finneran

On April 30, 1960, John married Mary K. Corriston in Leavenworth. She survives at the home. He is also survived by five children, Kathleen E. Brune of Leavenworth, Kan., John L. (Julie) Finneran of Stover, Mo., Genieva M. Rhodes of Easton, Kan., Deborah L. (John) Porter of Ozawkie, Kan., and Andy J. (Eleasha) Finneran of Shawnee, Kan.; two sisters, Mary Murawski and Patricia Rettig; a grandson in Afghanistan; 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Cynthia Finneran-Pfannenstiel; a granddaughter, Ariel N. Porter; and a son in-law Raymond G. Brune Jr.

John worked for Clarkson Construction Co. from 1979 until he retired in 2005. He owned J&J construction in the late 1970’s. He and his wife owned and operated Mary’s Adult Care Home in Leavenworth for 15 years. John and Mary also own and operate Legends of Country Music in Easton, Kan., from January 2000 and it is still being operated by his wife.

He loved his family, friends and especially all of his grandchildren. John helped build most of the addition on the care home before it was up and running. He enjoyed having his family and friends come and see him while listening to his old country music playing at the bar and having the bands come out and play. He could set and watch everyone dance and have fun listening to the music. John loved to go camping and fishing. He also really enjoyed to go to his lake house at Lake of the Ozark’s. He was involved in many different parades in Leavenworth and Easton. His favorite parade was St. Patrick’s Day, he liked to dress up and show his Irish Pride.

He is loved and will be missed by many. John will always be in the hearts of his family and friends.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Joseph Church, with Rev. David McEvoy O.Carm., as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family of John Finneran.

Norma Wallace

Print Version

Norma Darlene Wallace, 81, of Leavenworth, died, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. She was born June 18, 1932, in Rulo, Neb., the daughter of Beulah and Otha (Davis) Pittman.

Norma Wallace

She spent most of the first half of her life in the area of Hiawatha, Kan. She married Arland (Bud) Corbet and they had one son Bill (Ruby) Corbet and two grandsons, Bill Jr. (Amanda) Corbet and Mike (Kari) Corbet all of Leavenworth. She also had one granddaughter Crystal (Jerry) Tucker and a great-granddaughter Kaitlynn of Chesapeake, Va. She then married William (Bill) Wallace and he had five children which made them a family of six children. William III (Bill) of Evansville, Ind., Rachael (Gene) Gormley of Horton, Kan., Jennifer (Barry) Russell of Platte City, Mo., Debra Dunagan of Cowetta, Okla., Elma (Daryl) Ball of Ozawkie, Kan.; 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents; one grandchild and one great grandchild.

For many years while living in the Hiawatha area, Norma operated a rural Kansas City Star paper route. Upon moving to Leavenworth she worked in the medical records department at St John Hospital until retirement.

She was a member of the First Christian Church, a member and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary in Hiawatha, later a member in Leavenworth. A member of The Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary and a member of the Leavenworth Veterans Day Parade Committee where she volunteered for many years.

She will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home 4701 10th Ave in Leavenworth. A memorial dinner to follow at the Fraternal Order of Eagles 300 South 20th St. in Leavenworth.

Vera Evelyn King

Print Version

Vera “Evelyn” King, 93, of Leavenworth, died, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born April 28, 1920, in Leavenworth, Kan., the daughter of William W. and Mary E. (Deweese) Bagwell.

Vera Evelyn King

Evelyn is survived by a son, Ronald King; four daughters, Sharon (Bobby) Finch, Pamela (Gene) Beaver, Frankie (John) DeGan and Leigh Ann (Thomas) Dennison; a sister, Rosa Mae Brown; a brother, Chuck Bagwell; She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank. W. King; a daughter, Karen Grant; two brothers, Clarence and Ernie; four sisters, Delores, Viola, Velma and Edna; and two grandchildren.

Evelyn was very involved in her church, Grace Assembly of Leavenworth. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, and working by her husband Frank’s side their whole life together.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Continua Hospice.

Jimmie Evans

Print Version

Jimmie Evans, 84, of Leavenworth, Kan., passed away on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Jimmie was born on Sept. 28, 1928, in Wichita Falls, Texas to Ezra and Eva (Green) Evans.

Jimmie Evans

Jimmie attended Beaver High School in Beaver, Okla. He graduated in 1946. He then attended Friends University and received his degree in Elementary Education in 1955 after spending some years working in construction. He received his Masters in Science from Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia in 1963.

Jimmie met the love of his life in his first year at Friends University, Genevieve Faye Collins. They married on Oct. 2, 1949, in Friends Church in Gate, Okla. and began a life devoted to each other and the family they would have together. He moved his family to Leavenworth in 1962 to begin his dream of becoming an Elementary School Principal.

He worked in the Leavenworth Public Schools for 36 years as an Elementary School Principal. Jimmie loved working with Big Brothers-Big Sisters. He was a member of the Lions Club in Leavenworth, Kan. He was a Life-long member of the Hazel Nutcrackers Square Dancing Club. He was a member of the Leavenworth Teachers Association. He was also an active member of the First United Methodist Church. Jimmie loved Music, Oklahoma University Football, as well as John Wayne.

He is survived by his wife, Genevieve, of nearly 64 wonderful years. She survives at the home. He is also survived by his son, Dana Lt. Col., USAF (Ret.) (Sonya) Evans of Panama City, Fla.; daughter, Jeanette (David) Desautels of Leavenworth; a daughter in-law, Sharon Evans of Marshfield, Mass.; his grandchildren, Quinn Evans, Capt. USAF, Sara Evans, Ryan Evans, Emily Evans, Madeline Evans, Kristin (Steve) Spacek, Alexandria (Mike) Louk, and Samantha Desautels; three great-grandchildren Noah, Hailee, Summer Louk and with a fourth due in March; and two nieces, Charlene Ayres and Marqueleta Wall.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, John Evans, a brother, Dearl Evans, and a sister, Owita Ellison.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 19, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Leavenworth, Ks. Services are being provided by R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to First United Methodist Church.

Thomas W. Lillard

Print Version

Thomas “Tommy” Weldon Lillard, Jr., 66, Afton, Okla, went to be with his Lord& Savior on Sept. 5, 2013. He passed away at the VA Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Thomas Lillard

He was preceded in death by his Father, Thomas Weldon Lillard,Sr; and his mother, Jewel Irene Lillard.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Janice Marie Lillard; his three daughters, J’sozette Prunier, Dawn Balsamo (husband Joe), and Mary L. Johnson (husband Kevin); his seven grandchildren, Thomas Lillard (wife Melanie), Megan Vicich (husband Jake), Joshua Prunier, John Balsamo, Chelsea Balsamo, Alexander Johnson and Nicholas Johnson; his five great-grandchildren, Matthew Lillard, Carson Lillard, Sophia Lillard, Aiden Prunier and Celia Balsamo; and three siblings, Jennifer Yeager, Rodney Lillard and Rebecca Heffley.

Tom was born on June 25, 1947 in Ada, Okla. In 1951, his family moved to North Kansas City, Mo., where he attended Norclay Elementary. In 1957, he moved to Kansas City, Kan., where he attended Oak Grove Elementary and Turner High School. His childhood passions included Boy Scouts and Baseball. He attended First Baptist Church in Hiland Crest with his family where he was baptized at an early age.

Tom served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967. He was very patriotic and was proud to be a Vietnam Veteran. He met his wife, Janice, on a blind-date and married her on November 21, 1966, while in the service. After returning home from the army, he began his 35 year career in the telecommunication industry. His career allowed him to travel domestically and, sometimes, to foreign countries.

Throughout his life, Tom enjoyed hunting, wood working, target shooting, fishing, golfing and playing cards with friends. He was very intelligent and could win at Trivial Pursuit every time.

Tom moved to Afton, Okla., where he built a home and retired with his wife Janice. In 1976 He became an apprentice member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, S.J., U.S.A. He was a 32° and Secretary of the Grove, Okla. Lodge No. 187 and a member of Vinita Lodge No. 5. He met a brotherhood of friends that meant a great deal to him. It was through a fellow Mason that Tom found his way back to church after many years and was reconnected in his relationship with the Lord. He became a member of the First Christian Church in Langley, Okla.

Tom was a beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend and he will be missed by many.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral home in Leavenworth, Kan. A funeral service will immediately follow at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Leavenworth National Cemetery.

August 2013 Obituaries

Anthony "Tony" Wagner

Print Version

Anthony “Tony” Clement Wagner, 78 of Leavenworth, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at his home. He was born Oct. 16, 1934, in Leavenworth County, the son of Peter M. and Mary E. (Domann) Wagner.

Tony was the sixth of 10 children. He was preceded in death by siblings, Peter, Clarence, Robert, Walter, Leo and infant Clarita.

Tony graduated from Easton High School, the class of 1953. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and superintendent for LEXECO for 40 years until he retired in 1996.

On July 14, 1962, he married Mary Cecelia Heintzelman, they were married 51 years. She survives at the home. He is also survived by his children, Joan (Bob) Nye, Connie (David) Eisenbarth, Rita (Lenny) Oatney, Mike (Deanna) Wagner, Liz (Bruce) Hunt and Ed (Blu) Wagner; his grandchildren, Jeff, Jamie, Whitney, Ashley, Matthew, Cody, Jessica, Derrick, Jennifer, Sierra, Jacob, Brooke, Dylan, Nick, Hannah, Luke, Natalie and Holly; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Kayden, Myra, Landon, Jasper, Willow, Remington and Bryce; his siblings, Clara Goetz, Merlin Wagner and Marie Kenny.

Tony was a member of St. Lawrence Church and Easton Lions Club.

Visitation beginning with praying the rosary will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Lawrence Church, Easton. Burial will follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to St. Lawrence Church or Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Robert "Bob" Aaron

Print Version

Robert “Bob” Clark Aaron Sr., 75, of Leavenworth, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Twin Oaks in Lansing. He was born Oct. 17, 1937, at St. John Hospital in Leavenworth, the son of George “Clark” and Frances T. (Schmidt) Aaron.

He graduated from Immaculata High School in 1955.

On April 4, 1964, Bob married Cecilia Joanne Downing at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Basehor, Kan. She survives at the home. He is also survived by a daughter, Janice Aaron; a son, Robert (Amy) Aaron Jr.; two grandchildren, Colton Aaron and Chyanne Aaron; a sister, Mary (David) Thompson; 10 nieces and nephews; and12 great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by is parents.

Bob was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Eagles and Leavenworth County Farm Bureau.

Bob was a Dairy Farmer for over 50 years. He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather.

Visitation beginning with the praying of the rosary will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Rev. Phillip Winkelbauer as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Luke’s Hospice or Sacred Heart Church.

Russell P. Parrish

Print Version

Russell P. Parrish, 54, of Leavenworth, died, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. He was born Aug. 21, 1958, in Liberty, Mo., the son of Tom and Dorothy (Woodward) Parrish Sr.

Russell P. Parrish

On Sept. 26, 1981, Russell married Kim Wiseman at St. Paul Lutheran Church. She survives at the home. He is also survived by a son, Matthew (Amanda) Parrish; two daughters, Hanna (James) Byrnes and Sara Parrish; two granddaughters, Madison Parrish and Sofiah Byrnes; his mother, Dorothy; a brother, Tom (Becky) Parrish Jr.; two sisters, Linda Huff and Catherine Knowles; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tom Parrish Sr.

Russell worked in the plumbing supply business for over 20 years and was most recently employed at Price Chopper.

He loved to spend time with his family especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed gardening and coaching baseball. Russell coached baseball locally for 13 years and was proud to be honored as coach of the year in 2007.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church or R. L. Leintz Funeral Home.

Richard Tjaden

Print Version

Richard “TJ” Tjaden, 72, of Leavenworth, died, Aug. 15, 2013. He was born April 4, 1941, in Salem Township, Mo., the son of Albert E. and Margaret A. (Sharpe) Tjaden.

Richard Tjaden

He met his wife Juliet M. Laborde in Louisiana where they married in 1965 and have shared a joyous 48 years together. She survives at the home. He is also survived by a daughter, Melissa A. (Willie) Lough; a son, Duane J. Tjaden; and two sisters, Ida Mae Byers and Alberta Lindsey.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; a younger brother at birth, Raymond Lee Tjaden; and a older brother, Emerson Tjaden.

He was a retired Master Sergeant of 21 years in the U.S. Army. Serving in Alaska, Vietnam, Germany, Korea, Ft. Belvoir, Ft. Polk and retired from Ft. Leavenworth. He is also retired from Kansas Power and Light of Leavenworth.

He has been a tremendous father, husband and friend to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Julius D. Cord

Print Version

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home in Leavenworth. Mass of Chgristian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Julius D. Cord

 

 

 

 

July 2013 Obituaries

James "Jim" Navinsky

Print Version

James “Jim” Navinsky, 83, a lifelong resident of Leavenworth, passed away, Sunday, July 28, 2013, at home in his sleep. He was born the second of three children, of Nicholas Mathew and Helen Marie (Zelfer) Navinsky.

James Navinsky

Jim was an Immaculata Graduate who married his high-school sweetheart, Helen Marie Giese on May 12, 1951, in Leavenworth. Jim served in the Army-National Guard in Japan. He came home and started building his life with Helen. He worked for South Western Bell until he retired on Feb. 18, 1985. He built all the family homes, two duplexes and helped others build their homes. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved being outdoors. He also had a small farm in the country with a pond and had many great memories there.

He is survived by his wife; his six children, Terry her husband Dan Mulhern (children, Liz, Bridgette and Ben) of Manhattan, Kan., Gwen her husband Russ Skaggs (children, Jill, Kim, BJ and Michael) of Arvada, Colo., Marcia her husband Mike St. Clair (children, Jaclyn and Jeff) of Wichita, Kan., Mark his wife Julie (children, Brandon and Sean) of Basehor, Kan., James his wife Danay (children, Nicole and Alexa) of Flower Mound, Texas and Debby her husband Bill Lucus (son, Brock) of Gardner, Kan.; seven, great-grandchildren; and two sisters, EJ and Babe.

Visitation beginning with praying the rosary will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Gregory Houck, O.Carm., as celebrant. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Immaculate Conception- St. Joseph Church, or Xavier Catholic School.

Mildred Fink

Print Version

Mildred Irene Fink, 91, of Leavenworth, went to be with Our Father, Thursday, July 25, 2013. She was born Nov. 3, 1921, in Jefferson County, Kan., the daughter of Herman J. and Bertha E. (Schrick) Fink.

Mildred Fink

She worked as a welder at Missouri Bridge and Ironworks in Leavenworth, Kan. building landing barges for the war effort during World War II. Mildred then worked for 32 years as a garment worker in Kansas City. She retired in the early 1980s and moved to Leavenworth.

Mildred was affectionately known as “Sis”. She enjoyed hobbies of painting and crafts. She loved being outside, tending to her flowers and watching the rabbits and squirrels. Sis took many road trips with her sister Rita to experience the sights and sounds of picturesque places.

She is survived by her brother, Herman E. (Doris) Fink. and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and loving cousins.

Mildred was preceded in death by three brothers, William H. Fink, Leonard B. Fink and Raphael E. Fink Sr. and her sister, Rita M. Fink.

A quote to remember “It doesn’t matter if you’re somebody in the world- It rather matters if you mean the world to somebody.” Sis will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. with Fr. Gregory Houck, O.Carm. as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Immaculate Conception Church.

Donald G. White

Print Version

Donald “Don” G. White, 80, of Leavenworth, died, Thursday, July 25, 2013, at his home. He was born March 17, 1933, in Morehead, Kan., the son of Virgil C. and Ruby K. (Nielsen) White.

Donald G. White

On Dec. 26, 1953, he married his high school sweetheart, Alberta A. Davis, at the First Presbyterian Church in Chanute, Kan. She survives at the home. He is also survived by his three daughters, Julie (John) Calabro, Jill (Roger)Widdice and Joanna (Bobby) Williams; four grandchildren, Alexander Chapin, Madeline Chapin, Sydney Williams, Reece Williams; three step-granddaughters, Emily Calabro, Corinne Calabro, and Angelina Calabro; a great-granddaughter, Morgan Widdice; and two brothers, Robert White and William White.

Don was preceded in death by, his parents and a grandson, Daniel Widdice.

Don served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. After discharge he attended the University of Kansas and graduated in 1958. Don then moved to Hays Kan., and worked as an engineer for Haliburton Oil Co. From 1962 to 1964 he and his family lived in Mississippi and he worked for Dowell Oil Co. They then moved to McCook Neb., where he worked for the U.S. Government Bureau of Reclamation, working on the Red Willow Dam Project. In 1969 he and his family moved to Leavenworth where he was an engineer at Fort Leavenworth. Don retired from civil service in 1995 and started his own engineering and surveying company D.G. White and Associates, which he operated until his death.

Don will be remembered as devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His generosity and kindness will not be forgotten. He lived for his family.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral home. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Charles F. Dixon

Print Version

Charles F. Dixon, was called to his Heavenly home, on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. Charles was 82 years old. He was born in Wewoka, Okla. on Nov. 21, 1930, the son of Earn R. and Clara (LaDema Molluer) Dixon.

Charles F. Dixon

Charles will be remembered as a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. He married, Wilma Jean Rock on Nov. 2, 1951. She passed away April 27th, 1987. They had four children Dave Pitney and wife Rose of Largo, Fla., Linda Dixon Ford of Edwardsville, Kan., Theresa Dixon Mackey and husband Lolan of Bentonville, Ark., and Sheila Dixon-Hummerick and husband David of Leavenworth.

He married Monique Vaughn on June 9, 1989. She survives at the home. He has two step-children, Martine McKinney of Ottawa, Kan. and Claude McKinney and wife Jody of Topeka, Kan. He has 14 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Charles served in the United States Army from 1947 to 1950. He retired from General Motors in Kansas City in 1992.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home in Leavenworth. His service will be Monday July 29th at 1:00 p.m. His final resting place will be Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice, 11150 Thompson Avenue, Lenexa, KS 66219.

Randolph “Randy” Bay Abbott

Print Version

Randolph “Randy” Bay Abbott, of Leavenworth, Kan., died Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the age of 63. Randy was born March 19, 1950, in Tulsa, Okla., the youngest son of Halene and William Leslie Abbott.

Randolph Abbott

He was the loving husband of Joy Abbott, devoted father of Bay, Molly and Megan Abbott; loving son of Halene White; beloved brother of Linda Abbott Sutton. Randy was a loving brother-in-law, step-brother, uncle, and great uncle to many.

He was preceded in death by his brother, William Leslie Abbott II; his father, William Leslie Abbott; his step-father, Marlow V. White; his step-brother, Tom White; and his step-sister, Lillian Shagrin.

Randy grew up in Lawton, Okla. and graduated from Lawton High School in 1968. After studying Business Administration for four years at Oklahoma University in Norman, Okla., Randy traveled extensively for the next two years in South, Central and North America.

In 1974, he joined the Peace Corps. After three months of Language and Agricultural training in Costa Rica, he was assigned to Paraguay, South America for the next two and a half years.

After returning from the Peace Corps in 1977, Randy began working alongside his mother, Halene and step-father, Marlow White in the family Military Uniform business for 11 years until Marlow’s death in 1987. At that time, Mrs. White turned control of the business over to her son as Chief Operating Officer of Marlow White Military Uniforms.

He moved the company from Delaware Street to the 400 Seneca location in 2004, where it’s located now proudly serving the military and public safety personnel. The current location originally built in 1914 as a glove factory, was completely restored to its original condition. The renovation was recognized by the Leavenworth Main Street Program as an outstanding economic development project. In 2008, Randy and his partners built the Palma Royale Hotel on the island of Bocas del Toro in Panama. A location he frequently traveled to.

One of Randy’s many passions was playing golf with friends and in tournament competitions. In addition to his love for golf, he enjoyed fishing in ponds, lakes, and the deep sea, but what he really loved, was to go catching.

Most of all he enjoyed meeting people and had a gift for listening and giving great advice. Randy was known for his honesty, integrity, sense of humor, wisdom, compassion, storytelling and love of his family and life. He always loved dogs and especially cherished his precious little dog Chloe. He was an extremely well loved and admired man. He will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday July 23, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 711 N. 5th Street, Leavenworth, KS. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church, with Rev. David McEvoy, O.Carm., as celebrant. Cremation provided by R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to (LAWS) The Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society, St. Luke’s Hospice, or Leavenworth Catholic Charities.

Rosemary Theresa Mulcare

Print Version

Rosemary Theresa Mulcare, 57, of Leavenworth, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at North Kansas City Hospice. She was born Nov. 13, 1955, in Wilmington, Del., the daughter of Robert A. and Isabelle R. (Gibison) Healy.

Rosemary Theresa Mulcare

On Feb. 14, 1975, she married Terrance D. Mulcare at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. He survives at the home. She is also survived by her children, Meghan (Chris) Palmer of Katy, Texas, Claire Siobhan Mulcare of San Antonio, Texas, Kieran Mulcare of New York, NY., and Timothy F. Mulcare of New York, NY.; her grandchildren, Christopher Palmer, Emily Palmer and Audrey Palmer; and her siblings, Michael (Sylvia) Healy and Timothy (Suzie) Healy.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents and two siblings, Robert A. Healy and Sheila Colpo.

She graduated from the University of St. Mary in 2004. Rosemary was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, the Leavenworth Artist Association and was a Friendly Visitor with Catholic Charities. She worked for St. John Hospital and Cushing-St. Luke’s Hospital as a volunteer coordinator with hospice and home health. Rosemary most recently worked for Chapman Law office until her health failed.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, with Rev. David McEvoy, O.Carm., as celebrant. Cremation will follow the service. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to Catholic Charities Friendly Visitor program.

William Michael Marlowe

Print Version

William Michael Marlowe, 58 of Leavenworth passed away, Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in Leavenworth. He was born Jan. 24, 1955, the son of Forrest L. and Vivian L. Marlowe in Fort Crowder, Mo.

William Marlowe

He was preceded in death by his father, Forrest L. Marlowe and his grandmother Louise Naramore.

He graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1973. He then served in the United States Army from 1973 to 1979.

Mike is survived by mother, Vivian Marlowe; son, Clayton Marlowe; daughter, Mica (Neil) Cramer; brother, Eric Marlowe; sisters Darla (Jesse) Woods and Deanna (Brad) Davison; nieces, Sarah, Jessica and Kelli; nephews, Jon, Joel, Jim and Beau; and his grandchildren, Khloe, Kayden, Keylee, James, Dakoda and Wyatt.

Mike worked for the U.S. Postal Service 32 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling and calling bingo. He served one year as president for the local Eagles Aerie 55.

Visitation to be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Sarah S. Huffman

Print Version

Sarah S. Huffman, 77, of Lansing, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo. She was born Aug. 3, 1935, in Vincennes, Ind., the daughter of Joseph Theodore and Harriette Virginia (VanDement) Friend.

Sarah S. Huffman

Sarah’s father died when she was young and her mother married Hector Joary, her step-father. She was educated in the Catholic schools in Vincennes and graduated from St. Rose Academy high school in 1953. She attended Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in Vincennes.

Sarah and Clyde William Huffman were united in holy matrimony on Dec. 30, 1955, at the Old Cathedral in Vincennes. Sarah left nursing school prior to graduation when Clyde joined the military as an Army officer, serving his country for 20 years. Sarah served her country too as an Army wife until 1976 when Clyde retired from active duty.

She loved being a military wife, looked forward to every new station and enthusiastically joined each community - in Virginia, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Germany twice for a total of five years, Kentucky, Maryland, Texas, Washington, D.C., and Kansas - where they lived. She was active in the officers wives clubs wherever they were stationed. Sarah later returned to school, graduating Cum Laude in 1982 as a Registered Nurse. She was a certified CCRN and worked in the critical care ICU at Providence St. Margaret Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. and worked PRN in the critical care ICU at the Dwight D. Eisenhower VA medical center in Leavenworth, Kan. Sarah retired from nursing in 1997 after 15 years.

Sarah was a Eucharistic minister, regularly visiting Golden Living in Lansing. She was always active in community and church organizations throughout her life. She chaired committees at St. Francis deSales church in Lansing.

She was a member of the Leavenworth Community Club, PEO-EN chapter, the Ya Ya Book Club, Cushing Hospital Auxiliary and served on the boards of the Lansing Historical Society and Kansas Regional Prison Museum. Sarah and Clyde delivered Meals on Wheels for several years and volunteered at the Soup Kitchen in Kansas City. Sarah was named a Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow, for her years of dedicated community service.

She was preceded in death by her loving parents and step-father; her son William Joseph Huffman in 2009; and in January, 2013, her husband of 57 years, Clyde.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary (Jim) Woodward of Topeka; her daughter in-law, Carey Huffman of Leavenworth; her grandchildren, Jennifer Woodward, Andrew Woodward and Nina Huffman; her brothers, Joe (Michelle) Friend and Dick Joary; her sisters, Mary Jo (Stan) Stanhope, Jean Wagner and Linda Myers; her sister in-law, Jo-Ellen (Ray) Wininger; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Sarah was known for her gracious hospitality, welcoming and loving family and friends equally. Her Christ-like compassion and genuine concern for others will continue to warm hearts and inspire glad memories always. “Her children rise up and call her blessed, her husband too and he praises her – a wife of noble character who can find? Her value is far above that of rubies." - Proverbs 31.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. The rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Francis deSales Church. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Francis deSales building fund, the University of Kansas Medical Center Endowment for Cancer Research, or Kansas City Hospice House.

June 2013 Obituaries

Sharon Lee Smith

Print Version

Sharon Lee Smith, 56, of Leavenworth, passed away, Sunday, June 30, 2013, at St. Luke’s on the Plaza. She was born Sept. 13, 1956, the daughter of George B. and Virginia L. (Wells) Hansen.

Sharon Lee Smith

She married David L. Dykes Jr. and to that union was born a son, Christopher Lee Dykes.

Sharon then went on to become a nurse at the VA medical center of Leavenworth for thirty one years. At the VA she met and married Raymond Smith, the love of her life.

She is survived by her son; parents; two brothers, George (Carla) Hansen Jr. and Ralph (Susan) Hansen; a sister, Debbie (Mike) Ross; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A graveside service and inurnment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mimi Annette Tolbert-Baker

Print Version

Mimi Annette (Tolbert) Baker, 48, of Leavenworth, passed away, Sunday, June 30, 2013, at her home. She was born November 1, 1964, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Mark and Mary Louise (Brown) Tolbert Jr.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at Independent Baptist Church.

 

 

 

Marianna "Annie" Pauline Johnston

Print Version

Marianna “Annie” Pauline (Walker) Johnston, 77 of Leavenworth, died Friday, June 28, 2013, at her home. She was born March 12, 1936, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Junior Lewis and Edna May (Payne) Walker. She was a 1954 graduate of Leavenworth High School and attended the University of Kansas. She was a candidate for Leavenworth Centennial Queen in 1954.

Annie Johnston

On Jan. 11, 1958, she married John H. Johnston III. He preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 2007. Prior to her marriage she worked at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks and the Finance Office at Fort Leavenworth. After marriage, she and her husband moved to Topeka, returning to Leavenworth in 1960.

She was a charter member of the Women’s Associates of Saint Mary College, the Women’s Division of the Leavenworth-Lansing Chamber of Commerce and the Buffalo Bill State Park Committee. She was the first president of the Leavenworth Junior Garden and Civic Club and was a member of the Leavenworth Jaycee Jaynes. For 15 years she was a member of the Leavenworth Park and Recreation Commission, being the first woman chairman. She was a member of the Commission at the time of development of the Buffalo Bill Park in Leavenworth. She also served on the Mayor’s Advisory Committee which encouraged the city to acquire the park site of Pilot Knob. As a founding member and secretary of the Heartland Hunt, in 1960 she helped organize the hound pack that subsequently was incorporated into the Fort Leavenworth Hunt. She competed in the American Royal Horse Show in Kansas City in the 1960’s and many local horse shows, while also instructing youth riders at Fort Leavenworth. She rode with the Fort Leavenworth Hunt and the Mission Valley Hunt. She was a member of the Philomathean Club and a longtime member of the Saint John Hospital Guild, serving as a board member and president of the Guild. She was a member of the Associates of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. Mrs. Johnston worked with several charities, including the United Way and St. Vincent Clinic and was a bell ringer for the Salvation Army. Annie, as she liked to be called, was a former member of the Leavenworth Kansas and National Boards of Realtors. She was a Realtor for over 30 years. She grew prize winning roses and enjoyed bowling and walking, finishing first in her category in several local walking events.

She and her husband co-published a book of prize winning Kansas recipes. She also helped in the publishing of her husband’s books and that of several other authors.

She is survived by her two daughters, Susan Marie Maquire of Lansing and Carrie Johnston of Leavenworth; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday July 5, 2013. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6th at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Cheryl A. Fields

Print Version

Cheryl A. Fields, 50, of Leavenworth, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, followed by a funeral service at 7 p.m. at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakland Mills Cemetery, near Mt. Plesant, Iowa.

 

 

 

Regina Ann Knudson

Print Version

Regina A. Knudson, 55, of Leavenworth, passed away, Wednesday, June 19, 2013, from a lengthy battle with breast cancer. She was born Jan. 5, 1958, in Leavenworth, Kan., the daughter of Wesley L. and Ethel M. (Kumm) MacGinnis, Sr.

Regina Knudson

She was a 1976 graduate of Lansing High School. On Aug. 20, 1977, she married James Knudson, they later divorced in 1990.

Regina worked at Hallmark Cards from 1976 to 1980, she also worked at daycare homes and Remel from 1996 to 2001. Regina was most recently employed at Country Care in Easton, Kan.

She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly (Christopher) Campbell of Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Wesley (Ruth) MacGinnis Jr. of Lansing, Kan., and Kenneth MacGinnis of Leavenworth, Kan.; two sisters, Donna (John) O’ Herron of Lansing, Kan. and Barbara Spears of Leavenworth, Kan.; two granddaughters, Natalie and Olivia of Kansas City, Mo.; three nephews, Steven Garnett, Chase Garnett, and Bradley Garnett; and long time companion of 10 years, Dale Stanton.

Regina was preceded in death by her mother.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will have a luncheon following the services. In lieu of flowers contributions may be given to L.A.W.S. or A.S.P.C.A.

Donna M. Burden

Print Version

Donna M. Burden, 60, of Leavenworth, passed away, Friday, June 14, 2013, at St. Luke’s in Kansas City, Mo. Donna Marie Burden was born November 3, 1952 in Cincinnati Ohio to the Holland Hill (Deceased) and Vera Frances Scott (Deceased).

Donna M. Burden

Marie was a life-long learner. After graduating from Woodward High School in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1970, she earned an Associate’s Degree in Management from Lansing Community College and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood Institute in Lansing, MI; a Bachelor of Science in Management from Park University, Platte City, Mo;, and a Master of Science in Management from Saint Mary’s University, Leavenworth, Kan. She retired as a Office Manager/Senior Account Executive with Beneficial Finance Company.

Marie received a heart transplant in May of 2001. In 2003, she met First Lady Laura Bush and was inspired to start a Leavenworth-area support network, spreading advice and comfort for women living with heart disease. As a national spokesperson for Women-Heart, she reached thousands of women across the U.S. with messages of hope and inspiration. Marie dedicated her life to serving GOD through community service. She attended the Fort Leavenworth Gospel Service (FLGS) where she served as the “Search Your Heart” ministry leader. She was also a devoted member of the Women’s Ministry and Choir. A 20 year military spouse, Marie received numerous community service awards, including the distinguished Artillery Order of Molly Pitcher, for her faithful and devoted service to the US Army community. She was also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, advocating educational, social, and health advancement through community awareness.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Holland Hill and Vera Frances Scott and two sisters: Yowanda Baltimore and Vanessa Vandergriff.

Marie leaves to cherish her memory: Her loving husband of 31 years, Chester Burden; her son, Robert Baughman III, grandson Alex Hoover(18), granddaughters Aisis Baughman (13) and Raquelle Marie Baughman(3); step-mother Lovely D. Hill ; brothers John Holland Hill, John Harman Hill, and Bruce Moore; sisters Gracy Thompson (Jimmy), Betty Gill, Millicent Stewart, Darlene Johnson (Jerry deceased), Zeda Moore, Rosalinda A. Baltimore, Barbara Hill-Kelly (Odell), and Vera Brown (Anthony);, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by a Sorority memorial commencing at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11:30 a.m. with ed the military. He loved the military and made it his life for over 31 years. On Huey’s second tour in Vietnam, he was a member of the 62nd Aviation Company (Royal Coachman). In the last few years he was able to attend two of their reunions. He loved this group of soldiers and was proud to be part of them. Following retirement from the military he worked at the Leavenworth VA for 16 years. He was a charter member of the Henry Leavenworth Chapter of SAR; a lifetime member of the American Legion; lifetime member of the VFW; and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

On Aug. 22, 1964, he married the love of his life, Gladysanne Stein, at St. Joseph Church in Leavenworth. She preceded him in death on May 24, 1999. He was also preceded in death, by his parents, and three brothers, Troy, Norman and Dorian.

Huey is survived by his children, Andrea Michele (Steve) Jones of Leavenworth and Huey Jason Stein (Melissa) Auvil of Niles, Mich.; his grandchildren, Huey Bennett and Julianne; his siblings, Loeda, Arvella, Dorothy (Clayton), Selma (Ralph), Jeckie (Darell), Alton (Patty), Ken and James (Penny); numerous nieces and nephews; and five fur grand-puppies, especially “Charlie”.

Visitation beginning with praying the rosary will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, at Saint Joseph Church, with Rev. David McEvoy, O.Carmviewing from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Pioneer Chapel, Fort Leavenworth. Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Loerna M. Wright

Print Version

Lorena M.Wright, 81, of Leavenworth, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, at her home. She was born Aug. 15, 1931, in Leavenworth the daughter of, Verle and Helen (Collins) Elliott.

Lorena Wright

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Family and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Tuesday, for a final viewing and procession to Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. A graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. at the cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Luke’s Hospice. Following the graveside service refreshments will be served at June’s Cottage.

Huey Cline Auvil

Print Version

Ret. U.S. Army SGM. Huey Cline Auvil, 76, of Leavenworth, passed away peacefully at the Community Living Center at the Leavenworth Veterans Administration, with his daughter by his side. Huey was born July 26, 1936, in Leadmine, W.Va., the fifth child of Troy W. and Rena Y. (James) Auvil.

Huey Auvil

He graduated from Aurora High School and join., as celebrant. Burial with full military honors will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Lansing. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Gladysanne Stein-Auvil Memorial Scholarship at Immaculata High School.

May 2013 Obituaries

Justina H. Martin

Print Version

Justina H. Martin (Epp) 72, of Leavenworth, died peacefully, Friday, May 24, 2013, at her home, surrounded by family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 21, 1940, in Whitewater, Kan., the daughter of John and Marie (Harder) Epp Jr.

Justina Martin

On Dec. 23, 1974, she married Philip Martin. He survives at the home. She is also survived by her daughters, Shelly Parks (Andrew), Janith Cour (Thomas) and Dana Kendrick (Kevin); her grandchildren, Caleb Wright, Brianna Wright, Alexis Kendrick, Alex Kendrick and Adalyn Cour; her brothers, John Epp (Ruth), Albert Epp (Joann) and Melvin Epp (Sylvia); her sisters, Hildegard Goossen (Paul) and Phebe Cressman (David); her brothers in-law, Robert Martin (Kim) and William Martin; her sister in-law, Linda Clark; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by, her parents; two sisters, Martha Epp and Frieda Epp; and a son, Anthony “Tony” Martin.

Justina earned a Bachelor’s Degree at Sterling College and then a Masters of Education from Wichita State University. She was a 4th grade teacher at David Brewer Elementary School for 29 years. Justina was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she played the piano and was the Sunday School Superintendent for many years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial to follow service at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Calvary Baptist Youth Group. The family would like to thank Sunflower Hospice employees for their services and care.

Jean Cooney

Print Version

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 Cooney

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

Print Version

Barbara Ann Jones, 67, formerly of Leavenworth, Kansas, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, on Sunday, May 19, 2013.

Barbara Ann Jones

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.

Jay Farwell

Print Version

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 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 Buchanan

Print Version

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.

April 2013 Obituaries

Robert William Jones

Print Version

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 Powell

Print Version

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.

Charlotte Powell

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 Lee

Print Version

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.

John Lee

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

Print Version

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.

March 2013 Obituaries

Lillian Holt

Print Version

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.

Inez McDuffie

Print Version

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.

Inez McDuffie

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.

Marvin McCurdy

Print Version

Jasper Marvin McCurdy, Jr., age 81, died unexpectedly at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee, Kansas, on March 25, 2013.

Marvin McCurdy

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

Print Version

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 Linaweaver

Print Version

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 Linaweaver

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 Timmons

Print Version

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.

Dorothea Timmons

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 Treat

Print Version

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.

Arnold 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.

 

 

February 2013 Obituaries

Courtney Newman

Print Version

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.

Courtney 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 Resman

Print Version

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.

Michaelyn 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

Print Version

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.

 

 

January 2013 Obituaries

Clarence Robertson

Print Version

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 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.

Clyde Huffman

Print Version

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.

Clyde Huffman

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

Print Version

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.

William 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 Mayhugh

Print Version

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.

Donald 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

Print Version

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 Gabrick Sr.

Print Version

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.

Lucien Gabrick Sr.

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

Print Version

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.

Charles 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.

 

 


 

Archives:   2016   |  2015   |  2014   |  2013   |  2012   |  2011   |  2010   |  2009   |  2008   |  2007   |  2006   |  2005   |  2004   |  2003   |