Georgia Tisdel

Georgia Ann Tisdel, 82 of Leavenworth, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Country Care of Easton. She was born Nov. 28, 1936, in Downs, Kan., the daughter of Otto and Ida (Schoen) Franke. Her family moved to Falls City Neb., when she was a small child. .

Georgia Tisdel

On Dec. 25, 1954, she married Wilbur "PETE" Tisdel. They lived in Alamogordo, N.M., until 1961, then moved to Leavenworth. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by three daughters, Joyce Vollersten of Castle Rock, Colo., Vickie Schlonga and Kathy Budke, both of Leavenworth; her sons, Ricky Tisdel of Greers Ferry, Ark. and Randy Tisdel of Springfield, Va..; a brother, Larry Franke; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several cousins, that were more like siblings.

Georgia worked at Leavenworth High School and drove a school bus at Fort Leavenworth. She was a member of the Leavenworth Cruisers, The Red Hats and was active in her church, where she loved playing cards and games with all her amazing friends. She never missed any of her grandchildren's sports or school events.

Friends may call after 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at R.L. Leintz Funeral Home with family visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Rev. Damon Synder presiding. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Country Care Nursing Home.