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OBITUARY SURNAMES: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Obituary with surnames PODOWSKI submitted by Lv1951. Date of death Thursday, February 1, 1951
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Thursday Evening, February 1, 1951.

PODOWSKI SERVICES

Funeral Services for Mrs. Anna Marie Podowski, 62, will be held Saturday at 9 AM at the St. Casimir's Church. The Rev. Joseph Laczniak, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in the family lot in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

The body was removed this afternoon from the Sumpter Funeral Chapel to the home, 2800 South Fourth Street. Members of the Daughters of Isabella will assemble at 7:30 PM Friday at the home for a rosary service.

Obituary with surnames TAYLOR submitted by Lv1951. Date of death Thursday, February 1, 1951
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, reprinted from the Leavenworth Times. Thursday Evening, February 1, 1951

TAYLOR SERVICES

Services for Mrs. Rhoda MacFarlane Taylor, widow of O.B. Taylor, Jr., former president of the First National Bank, who died yesterday at her residence, 409 N. Esplanade, were held this afternoon at the David Funeral Church. The Rev. Father Mack E. Leabo, rector of the St. Pauls Episcopal Church, officiated. Interment was in the family lot in Mt. Muncie Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames ADAMSON, GALLAGHER, HURLEY, SARGENT, TIERNEY submitted by Lv1951. Date of death Thursday, February 1, 1951
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Wednesday Evening, January 31, 1951.

Mrs. Blanche Tierney, 64, Dies in Kansas City Today

Mrs. Blanche Tierney, 64, died at her home 615 East 40th Street, Kansas City,` Mo., early this morning.

Mrs. Tierney was born and reared in the Lowemont community, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.F. Hurley. She was the widow of J.B. Tierney. She has been a resident of Kansas City for 20 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Adamson, Pecos, N.M., and Mrs. Marion Sargent, of the home; two sons, Chester Tierney, of the home and James Tierney, Liberal, Kas.; and one sister, Mrs. Letha Gallagher, Lowemont.

reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Thursday evening, February 1, 1951.

Tierney Rites Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Tierney, former resident of Lowemont, will be held tomorrow at 9:30 AM at the St. James Catholic Church, Thirty-ninth and Harrison, Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery there.

Obituary with surnames FARRELL, MILLER, PENNOCK submitted by Lv1951. Date of death Sunday, April 1, 1951
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, 02-Apr-1951.

Frank Farrell Dies Sunday At Home Here

The Former Leavenworth County Treasurer, 78 - Services Wednesday

Frank A. Farrell, 78-year-old former Springdale farmer who was Leavenworth County treasurer for 2 terms in the 30's, died early yesterday at his home at 800 Pottawatomie.

Mr. Farrell had been ill for nine months.

Born Dec. 28, 1872, at Springdale, he was a son of Patrick and Margaret Farrell.

In a ceremony at Easton, Feb. 13, 1901, he married Miss Christina Pennock. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary quietly here this year.

After spending three decades tilling the land near his native Springdale, Mr. Farrell ran successfully for the treasurer's office in 1931 and was re-elected once.

The family moved to Leavenworth at that time, and the Farrell home had been here ever since.

Mr. Farrell was a member of the old Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Christina Farrell, of the home; two daughters, Miss Balbina Farrell, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Edgar Miller, Independence, Mo.; three sons Eugene and Francis Farrell, both of Springdale and Charles Farrell, of the home; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at the old Cathedral, with the Very Rev. Fr. William T.J. Boland, the pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery at Springdale.

Obituary with surnames BECKER, METHENY, PARK, THOMAS submitted by Lv1951. Date of death Monday, April 2, 1951
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Monday, 02-Apr-1951

Louisa Becker Dies Here at 80

Widow of Frederick Becker Suffered a Stroke March 10 - Funeral Is Thursday

Mrs. Louisa Augusta Becker, widow of Frederick Becker, died at 1:30 this morning at Cushing Memorial Hospital

She had been seriously ill at the hospital since March 10, when she suffered a stroke. Mrs. Becker, who lived at First and Santa Fe, was 80 years old.

She was a native of Germany, born Dec. 9 1870; she was married Dec, 26, 1891 in Germany to Frederick Becker, and two years later they came to America. She had lived in Leavenworth ever since.

Mr. Becker dies in 1927.

Mrs. Becker was a member of the Salem Congregational Church.

Surviving her are four daughters. Mrs. Lloyd Metheny, Kansas City, Mo.,; Mrs. Mary Thomas, Santa Fe. N. Mex.; Mrs. Charles Park, Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Joe Russell, Williams, Ariz.; four sons, Henry Becker, Kansas City, Mo.; Joseph Becker, of the home; Theodore Becker, First and Santa Fe, and Frederick Becker, Memphis, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 AM Thursday at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. The Rev. H.H. Poetter, pastor of the Salem Congregational Church, will officiate and burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames CODY, KINKAID, SOMERS, TRACKWELL, WAGER submitted by Lv1951. Date of death Monday, April 30, 1951
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Monday, 30-Apr-1951

Mrs. C. Trackwell Dies at Son's Home

Life Resident Here had Been Visiting Randel Trackwell at Wichita

Mrs. Cora Trackwell, 82, 219 Sourth Fifth, lifetime resident of Leavenworth County, died at 6:45 o'clock this morning at the home of her son, Randel Trackwell at Wichita. Mrs. Trackwell had been visiting her son for the past 5 weeks.

She was born Jan 6, 1869 in Leavenworth County, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Kinkaid.

In September of 1889 at Topeka, she was married to Ben F. Trackwell. During their married life Mr. and Mrs. Trackwell lived in and about Jarbalo. Mr. Trackwell dies in 1920.

Mrs. Trackwell came in 1934 to Leavenworth to make her home with her son Mace Trackwell. She had been in Leavenworth until the present time.

She is survived by a son, Randel Trackwell of Wichita; a sister, Mrs. Kate Wager, Jarbalo, a granddaughter, Mrs. Ivan Cody, 504 Pottawatomie; a grandson, Ben Trackwell, of Kansas City, Kas.; a niece. Mrs. Will Somers, Tonganoxie, and two great-grandchildren.

The body will be received late tonight by the Sumpter Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in the Fall Creek Cemetery. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Obituary with surnames ANDERSON, CHURCH, GROVE, KAY, OHLHAUSEN, SPAIN submitted by Lv1951. Date of death Monday, April 30, 1951
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Monday, 30-Apr-1951.

Mrs. Ivia Spain Dies Here at 86

Mrs. Ivia K. Spain, 86, died at 9:30 this morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Zuba Ohlhausen, on RR 2. She had been ill for several months.

Mrs. Spain, who formerly lived at 412 Osage, was born in Platte City, Mo., Feb. 12, 1865, the daughter of Morgan and Ida Kay, early Platte County farm couple.

She was married Dec. 13, 1889 to J.W. Spain. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1939, four years before his death. Mrs. Spain was a member of the Evangelical United Brethern Church.

Surviving are four daughters. Mrs. Hortense Church, 404 Osage; Mrs. Alma Faulk of Chicago, Ill; Mrs. Christine Grobe, Inglewood, Cal., and Mrs. Zuba Ohlhausen; a sister, Mrs. O. P. Anderson, Lawrence, 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be a 2 pm Wednesday at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the family lot in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames FORGE, HODGE, JEFFRIES, LOHMAR, MORTON, RHODES, UNMESSIG, WHITE submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Monday, April 30, 1951
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 5-29-1951 by Sue Rush. Death date April 30, 1951

Jim Rhodes Died Monday At Cushing

Jim Rhodes, who contributed much to the upbuilding of farmsteads in Leavenworth County and especially in High Prairie township, is dead at 63.

Death came at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon at Cushing Memorial Hospital where he was taken last Saturday after suffering a stroke at his home on the Lecompton road, a mile east of Bell school. He remained in a coma until the end.

Most everyone in the west central part of Leavenworth County knew Jim Rhodes. Someone could usually be found around his sawmill which he operated in a wooded plot at the southwest corner of the intersection on the old T. K. Wilson place. In the drought years in the middle thirties an up falling water supply was just across the road from the sawmill. Many came there with tanks to get supplies. Jim always was ready to lend a hand at the pumps.

Jim never tried his hand much except at the sawmill business. Most of his adult life was at that corner where farmers for miles around brought their logs and hauled away lumber for barns, sheds and the framework of houses. Business had fallen off in recent years as saw timber became scarcer, but Jim stuck to his saws.

Born November 2, 1887, in High Prairie township, James R. Rhodes was a son of James and Amanda White Rhodes. He attended the High Prairie school and then learned the trade of a sawyer. Lumber from his mill can be found in most of the farmsteads in that part of Leavenworth County.

Mr. Rhodes marriage to Miss Katherine Forge was in June 1919. Mrs. Rhodes died April 16, 1920, leaving her husband and an infant son.

Other than the son, Raymond A. Rhodes, of the home, Mr. Rhodes is survived by his sisters, Mrs. Harriet Unmessig, 420 South Twentieth, Leavenworth; Mrs. Emma Jeffries, Springdale, Mrs. Cora Morton, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Mary Lohmar, Morton, Ill. One brother Earl Rhodes was killed Feb. 17, 1951, at Tiffany, Colo., while digging postholes.

The Body has been removed to the Davis Funeral Church from where services will be at 2 o'clock Thursday. The officating minister will be the Rev. John Hodge, pastor of the Easton Methodist Church, Potter Community Church and Round Prairie Church. Burial will be in High Prairie Cemetery.

The body is to remain at the Davis Funeral Church.

Obituary with surnames ASBURY, BUTZIN, DONNELL, KORTH, WOODARD submitted by Sue Rush 1950-1959. Date of death Friday, May 18, 1951
from Leavenworth Times

OTTO P. KORTH DIED TODAY AT ST. JOHN'S

OTTO P. KORTH, 70, 923 Pawnee, a resident of Leavenworth for over 56 years, died at St. John's Hospital at 6:50 o'clock this morning, May 18, 1951. Mr. Korth had been in failing health the past year, and confined to the hospital the past two months.

He was born Oct. 26, 1880 in Stargard, Germany, and was the son of Christian and Henrietta Korth. The family left Germany in 1894 and came direct to Leavenwoth. This has been their home since.

Mr. Korth was married to Miss Martha Butzin in Leavenworth, May 2, 1903. He went to work here in the local coal mines when 14 years old. After he had been working there 12 years, the roof of the mine caved in covering him, and breaking his back which left him paralyzed from the hips down; after which he never was able to walk with out the aid of crutches.

He worked for the city in various jobs for over 25 years, and was last employed as night watchman at the county courthouse.

He was a member of the Evangelical United Brethern Church.

SURVIVING are the widow, Mrs Martha Korth of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Freida Woodard, 921 Dakota, Mrs. Edna Asbury, 1206 Spruce, and Mrs Marguerite Donnell, 925 Pawnee; and one son, Ernest O. Korth, Randolph St; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held a 2 o:clock Monday afternoon at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. The Rev. John Hodge, pastor of the Easton Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery. The body will remain at the Chapel.

Obituary with surnames HILMER, MCCUNE, ORLOWSKI, SCHIMKE, WILK, ZOBEL submitted by Richard L. Moberly. Date of death Friday, August 24, 1951
The obituary of Mrs. Elizabeth Wilk, as published in the Leavenworth Times on 24/26/26 Aug 1951, follows:

"Mrs. Elizabeth Wilk, 79, a resident of Leavenworth for nearly 50 years died at her home at 408 1/2 Shawnee, early this morning. Only yesterday she had returned to her home from Cushing Memorial Hospital where she head been a patient the past week. Her health had seemed very much improved. Mrs. Wilk was born in Germany, Oct. 3, 1871, and she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Zobel. On Nov. 16, 1893, in Germany, she was married to William Wilk. They lived in Germany until coming directly to Leavenworth June 2, 1902 where her home had been ever since. Mr. Wilk died Dec. 10, 1943. Mrs. Wilk was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church and a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Ladies' Aid Society. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clara Hilmer of Quincy, Ill.; Mrs. Elizabeth McCune, 519 Ottawa; four sons, Carl G.Wilk, 1113 North 12th; Albert H. Wilk, 401 1/2 South Fifth; Paul Wilk 740 Chestnut; Otto Wilk, 219 Pottawatomie; two brothers, Gus Zobel, of Los Angles, and Carl Zobel, of San Jose, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Henrietta Schimke, 305 Miami, and Mrs. Anna Orlowski, 820 Miami; 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body has been removed to the Davis Funeral Church from where time of funeral services will be announced later. Services will be held in the St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the family lot in Mount Muncie Cemetery."

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