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Obituary with surnames MCCAULLY, SUTCLIFFE submitted by Patricia Blackstock. Date of death Tuesday, June 27, 1944
Obituary

LIFE RESIDENT OF LEAVENWORTH DIES

John McCaully, 61 years of age, a life resident of Leavenworth, died Tuesday night at his home, 527 1/2 Cherokee street.

Born March 2, 1883 in Leavenworth, he was the son of Thomas and Margaret McCaully, pioneer residents. He was a member of the Baptist church and never married. For many years he was employed as a finisher at the Helmers Factory.

Mr. McCaully is survived by two brothers, Henry and William McCaully, both of 527 1/2 Cherokee street; and one sister, Mrs. W. B. Sutcliffe, Kansas City, Mo.

The body was removed to the Davis funeral church, where it will remain pending arrangements.

Obituary with surnames BARTLETT, BIETKA, DOWELL, LABODA submitted by Linda Darity. Date of death Saturday, July 1, 1944

Services Thursday for Joseph Bietka

His Death Came Yesterday in Fall Along Bank of Missouri River

Funeral services for Joseph Bietka, 40, 201 1/2 Central Avenue, a fireman at the Kansas Electric Power Company plant, who yesterday afternoon slipped and fell on the river bank, striking his head against an iron post, fracturing his skull, will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at St. Casimir church. Burial will be in Mount Muncie cemetery.
Mr. Bietka was born in Leavenworth April 3, 1903, and had lived here all his life. He attended the St. Casimir school and was a well known ball player, having played with many independent teams in Leavenworth. He was an active sportsman and did a great deal of fishing and hunting.
He was married in Leavenworth to Miss Bernetta Bartlett in 1928. He had worked for the Kansas Electric Power Company for the past ten years. He was a member of the St. Casimir church and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Bernetta Bietka; one daughter, Maruine Bietka, and one son, Joseph Bietka, all of the home address, his mother, Mrs. Veronica Laboda, Fifth and Marions streets; four brothers, John Bietka, Fifthe and Marion streets; Alex Bietka, 1404 Second avenue; Soly Bietka, U.S. Navy, and Vincent Bietka, 1217 Second Avenue; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Dowell, Fall City, Neb.
The body was removed this afternoon from the Sexton funeral chapel to the residence to remain until taken to the church Thursday morning. The Rev. Fr. Joseph Laczniak will officiate.

Obituary with surnames FORGE, KLASINSKI, SCHWARTZ submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Monday, September 11, 1944
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Sept 11, 1944 by Sue Rush. Death date Sept. 11, 1944

Mrs. M. Schwartz Dies at St. John's

70 Years Old and ILL One and One Half Years--Funeral Services Wednesday.

Mrs. Minnie Schwartz, 70, died this morning at 6 o'clock at St. John's hospital following an illness of 18 months. Her home was at 621 Ottawa street.

Mrs. Schwartz was born in Germany March 16, 1874, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Forge. She was the widow of Joseph Schwartz who died in 1906. The family of Mrs. Schwartz came to America when she was a small girl. They first settled in Leavenworth County. Mrs. Schwartz had lived in Leavenworth 65 years. Her marriage to Mr. Schwartz was at St. Joseph's church August 8, 1895.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Klasinski, 613 Ottawa street; a son Henry Schwartz, rural route four, city ; two brothers John and Frank Forge, both of rural route four; and ten grandchildren. One son, Joseph Schwartz died January 16, 1943; and another Herman Schwartz died January 10, 1917.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Joseph's church, the Rev Fr. Herman Golobic, O. Carm., pastor officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in the Kickapoo Catholic cemetery. The body will be taken late Tuesday morning from the O'Donnell funeral chapel to the Klasinski home at 613 Ottawa to remain there until the hour of services. Friends will assemble at the home Tuesday night at 8 o'clock for recitation of the rosary.

Obituary with surnames BATZIN, BUTZIN, HUBERT, PRATT submitted by Sue Rush 1940-1949. Date of death Thursday, September 21, 1944
from Leavenworth Times

SARAH R. BUTZIN TAKEN IN DEATH

END THIS MORNING AT CUSHING AFTER ILLNESS OF SEVERAL WEEKS

MRS. SARAH RUTH BUTZIN, 43, of 554 Marion Street, died at 9:30 a.m. today, September 21, 1944, at Cushing Memorial Hospital, following an illness of several months. Mrs. Butzin was removed to the hospital this morning after becoming seriously ill.

Mrs. Butzin was born in Leavenworth, October 21, 1900, a daughter of William and Elizabeth Pratt, early residents. She was married to Frank Butzin in Leavenworth on April 13, 1921. She was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Surviving are the husband, Frank Butzin; two daughters, Helen and Elsie Butzin, of the home address; two sons, Fred Butzin, residing on Fifth Avenue, and Carl Butzin of the home address; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Batzin, of Leavenworth and Mrs. Bertha Hubert, Portsmouth, Ohio; two brothers, Robert J. Pratt, Portsmouth, Ohio; Steve Pratt of Kansas City, Mo., and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be announced later. The body will remain at the Sexton funeral chapel until Friday morning when it will be taken to the residence to remain until arrangements are completed.

Obituary with surnames ALIG, CARM, FORGE, GOLOBIC submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Tuesday, December 19, 1944
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Dec. 19, 1944 by Sue Rush. Death date Dec. 19, 1944

A Stroke Fatal to Frank Forge

He was 79 and Resident of Leavenworth Co. since He was 16 Years Old

Frank Forge, 79, of rural route number four, died early this morning at St. John's hospital as a result of a stroke he suffered December 11. He was born February 2, 1865, in Germany, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Forge.

Mr. Forge came to America with his family when he was 16 years of age and immediately came to Leavenworth. For 12 years the family resided in the city and then moved to near what is now known as "Possum Hollow," where they have resided since. In 1895 Mr. Forge married Miss Margaret Alig at St. Joseph's church in Leavenworth.

The deceased is survived by the widow, Mrs. Margaret Forge of the home address; two sons, Rudolph and Leo Forge, both of rural route four one half brother, John Forge, rural route four; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Joseph's church, the Rev. Fr. Herman Golobic, O'Carm., pastor officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary cemetery. Friends will assemble Wednesday night at 8 o'clock at the O'Donnell funeral chapel for recitation of the rosary. The body will remain at the O'Donnell chapel until time of services.

Obituary with surnames COFFIN, SMALL submitted by Elaine Rebori. Date of death Friday, June 15, 1945
SYBIL COFFIN, PIONEER, DIES

Most of 84 Years of Her Life Had Been Spent in Springdale Community

Mrs. Sybil J. COFFIN, 84, a resident of Leavenworth for over 50 years, died at her home two miles south of Springdale, at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon following an illness of the past four weeks.
Mrs. COFFIN was born November 5, 1860, in Carmel, Ind., and was the daughter of James G. and Ann W. Small.
She was married to William H. COFFIN in Noblesville, Ind., soon coming to Leavenworth County and settling near Springdale where she had lived since. Mr. Coffin preceded her in death in 1915. She was a member of the Friends Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Miss Drusie COFFIN, county superintendent of schools and Miss Hazel COFFIN of Kansas City, Mo.; one son, Charles C. COFFIN of the home address; three grandchildren, Shirley, Lyle and Keith COFFIN of the home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Sexton funeral chapel. Rev. Dirk H. Middents, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in the Friends Church cemetery at Springdale. The body will remain at the funeral chapel until the hour of services.

Obituary with surnames ALMON, CRUMP, HILL, HUNT, HUNTSMAN, RIDDLE, RUSSELL submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Thursday, July 4, 1946
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 7-5-1946 by Sue Rush. Charles T. Hill and Gerald Ray Hill were father and son. Killed in a plane crash on 7/4/1946.

Charles T. Hill was born April 8, 1906, at Bourbon, Ky., a son of Elzie and Cora Hill. A former resident of Leavenworth. Mr. Hill was an employee of the Dresser Sand Company here until moving to the Dearborn area four months ago.

He was a member of the Christian church at Smithville, Mo., and on March 17, 1923, he was married to Miss Elsie F. Huntsman at Platte City, Mo.

Mr. Hill is survived by his widow of the home; four daughters, Cora Lee Hill, Ruth Marie Hill, Rosalie Hill and Betty Jean Hill, all of the home: five sons, Alvah Hill, Jack Hill, Jim, Joe Hill, all of the home; Charles H. Hill, 910 Shawnee street: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Hill, Kansas City, Mo.; three brothers, Lawrence Hill, Dekalb Mo.; Neal Hill, Kansas City, Mo.; Alvah Hill, of California; and eight sisters., Mrs. Jim Hunt, Mrs. Mary Crump, both of Tracy, Mo.; Miss Cora Hill, Miss Mildred Hill, Mrs. Leonard Almon, Miss Dela Hill all of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Russell Ogden, Dekalb, Mo.; and Mrs. Hazel Riddle, Tracy, Mo.

The funeral services will be held at the funeral church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Chaplain F. R. Beery of Wadsworth will officate. Burial will be in Mount Muncie cemetery. The bodies will remain at the funeral church until taken to the cemetery.

Obituary with surnames ALMON, CRUMP, HILL, HUNT, HUNTSMAN, RIDDLE, RUSSELL submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Thursday, July 4, 1946
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 7-5-1946 by Sue Rush. Charles T. Hill and Gerald Ray Hill were father and son. Killed in a plane crash on 7/4/1946.

Double Funeral Saturday

Gerald Ray Hill was born July 27, 1925, at Smithville, Mo. He came to Leavenworth with his parents in 1937 from Greenwood, Mo. He was a member of the 1943 graduating class at Leavenworth Senior high school.

The young man enlisted for service in the Air Corps at Fort Leavenworth on May 20, 1943. He was separated from service as a second lieutenant April 14, 1945. Since becoming an employee at the Kramer Company, he had made his home with a brother, Charles Hill, 910 Shawnee street. He was not married.

Both bodies were taken from the accident scene to the Davis funeral church.

Double funeral services will be held at the funeral church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Chaplain F. R. Beery of Wadsworth will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Muncie cemetery. The bodies will remain at the funeral church until taken to the cemetery.

Obituary with surnames MAYS, MORGAN, THOMAS, VERON, WEST submitted by Sue Rush 1940-1949. Date of death Saturday, January 4, 1947
From Leavenworth Times 1-5-1947

MRS. CHOICE SCHONHERR DIES JANUARY 4, 1947 AT THE AGE OF 59

Mrs. Choice Schonherr, 59, 521 North Fourth street, a resident of Leavenworth the past 40 years, died at her residence at 2:40 o'clock Saturday afternoon following an illness of several months. She had been in a serious condition the past several days.

She was born in Flagler, Ia., November 28, 1887, and she was a daughter of John and Mary Jane Morgan, pioneers of Iowa. She came to Leavenworth from Flagler in 1906 and this since had been her home. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mary Mays, Beverly, Mo., one sister, Mrs. Annie Thomas, home address; one brother, John Morgan West, Des Moines, Ia.; seven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 o'clock at the Sexton funeral chapel with the Rev. J. B. Vernon, retired pastor officiating. Burial will be in Mount Muncie cemetery. The body will remain at the chapel until the hour of services.

Obituary with surnames BERTELS, BOLLIN, DUFFIN, FORGE, HEIM, HUND, MCGLINN, NOLL submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Saturday, February 22, 1947
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 2-23-1947 by Sue Rush. Death date 2-22-1947.

Death Comes Here To Theresa Forge

Widow of Herman Forge ILL For 9 Months--Funeral Tuesday at St. Joseph's.

Theresa B. Forge, 72, a resident of Leavenworth County for the past 60 years, and widow of the late Herman J. Forge, died last night at 6:45 o'clock at her home at 775 Miami street after and illness of nine months.

She had been in failing health for some time. Mrs. Forge was born August 7, 1874, in Louisville, Ky., a daughter of Joseph and Josephine Heim.

She came to Leavenworth when but 12 years old. On May 7, 1895 at the St. Joseph's church in Leavenworth she was married to Herman J. Forge. Mr. Forge died April 22, 1934.

Mrs. Forge was a member of St. Joseph's church, St. Joseph's Altar society and the Third Order of Mount Carmel.

Two Rosaries Tomorrow.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. James Duffin of Hutchinson; Mrs. George Bertels of Nortonville; Mrs. Walter Bollin of Garnett; and Mrs. William McGlinn, 1013 North Thirteenth street; three sons, Herman J. Forge, 819 Kickapoo street; Edward Forge of Rural route four, Leavenworth; and Andrew Forge 301 Maple avenue; two sisters, Mrs. John Noll, 778 Miami street and Mrs. George Hund of Wichita, Falls, Tex; a brother, Charles Heim, Sixth and Pottawatomie streets; 25 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's church, the Rev. Fr. Herman Golobic, O. Carm, officiating. Interment will be in Mount Calvary cemetery.

The body will be removed fro the O'Donnell funeral chapel to the home of Miami street early Sunday afternoon. Members of the Third Order of Mt. Carmel will assemble at 7:30 o'clock Monday night for the recitation of the rosary. Members of St. Joseph's Altar society, St. Joseph's Benevolent society, the Knights of Columbus and friends will assemble at the home at 8 o'clock Monday evening for the rosary. The body will remain at the home until time for services.

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