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Obituary with surnames FORGE, HODGE, JEFFRIES, LARKIN, LOHMAR, MASON, MORTON, NYE, RHODES, UNMESSIG submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Sunday, August 9, 1953
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Aug., 10, 1953 by Sue Rush. Death date Aug. 9, 1953.

Raymond Anthony Rhodes

Raymond Anthony Rhodes, 33, died Sunday morning from a self-inflicted gun wound. The shooting occurred about 10 a.m. at his home on RR 1 in High Prairie township. Mr. Rhodes was a well known farmer, stockman and heavy machine operator.

Sheriff Herb Nye said no reason for the shooting is known. The victim left a note with instruction to a housekeeper on disposition of some wheat money. Coroner Charles Larkin said he will hold no Quest on the shooting.

It is known that Mr. Rhodes was upset because his truck apparently had been used to steal some wheat from Sam Wingender, RR 4. A G. Mason, who had worked for Mr. Rhodes, was bound over to District Court Friday for trial on the theft.

Mr. Rhodes stopped at the Leavenworth County jail early yesterday morning to report the theft of three tires and stopped at a neighbor's to borrow a loading chute, promising to return it later in the day.

Mr. Rhodes was a lifetime resident of Leavenworth County. During World War II he served from 1941 to the close of the war in 1945 with the 3rd Battalion of the 358th Infantry in General Patton's armored division. He was born March 28, 1920, the son of the late James and Katherine Forge Rhodes.

The weapon used in the shooting is believed to be a .32 caliber. It is a foreign make gun, Nye said.

Nearest survivors are his grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Forge, RR 4; two uncles, Rudolph and Leo Forge, RR 4; four aunts, Mrs. Harriet Unmessig, 420 S. 20th, Mrs. Emma Jeffries, Springdale, Mrs. Cora Morton, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Mary Lohmar, Morton, Ill; and several cousin.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, at the Davis funeral church. The rev John Hodge, pastor of the Easton Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in High Prairie cemetery.

Obituary with surnames BIRINGER, CHAMBERS, HITTLE submitted by Lv1953. Date of death Wednesday, November 11, 1953
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Thursday, 12-Nov-1953, page 5.

HITTLE

Robert L. 85, Veteran, died Wednesday at V.A. Hospital at Wadsworth. He was a resident of the Eastside Apts. of Leavenworth. Survived by two sisters, Mrs. Maude Biringer of K.C., Mo. and Mrs. May Chambers of Macomb, Ill. Services 2 p.m. Friday at V.A. chapel at Wadsworth. Interment in Veterans cemetery.

Obituary with surnames BURKE, MISTLER submitted by Linda Odell. Date of death Thursday, December 31, 1953
Date of death is sometime after 1953. Exact date not known.

Leavenworth Times

Plan Service Wednesday for Ruth M. BURKE

Funeral service is planned for Mrs. Ruth MISTLER BURKE, 32, a native of Leavenworth, who died Dec. 2 at Portland, Oregon, from a heart ailment.

She had made her home at The Dalles, Ore., at the time she entered a Portland hospital to under-go a rare type of heart surgery. She had appeared to have been recovering from the operation so her death came as a shock.

Mrs. BURKE was born in Leavenworth Oct. 24, 1921, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John N. MISTLER, now of Klamath Falls, Ore. After graduation from Leavenworth High School in 1939 she attended St. Mary College.

She married Edward W. BURKE here Feb. 2, 1941. They have made their home in Oregon for the past several years since his separation from the Navy after World War II.

Other than her parents and husband she is survived by two sons, Edward Warren BURKE, 12, and Gary Wayne BURKE, 11, both of the home; five brothers, Jack MISTLER, Tracy, Calif.; Carroll MISTLER, Sacramento, Calif.; Ralph MISTLER, Klamath Falls; Alvin MISTLER, Topeka, and George MISTLER, 201 Columbia Ave., and her paternal grandfather, John MISTLER, 120 Cleveland Terrace.

The body will be received here by the Sexton Funeral home. Details of the arrangements will be announced later.

Obituary with surnames ALIG, FORGE submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Tuesday, January 12, 1954
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Jan. 13, 1954 by Sue Rush. Death date Jan. 12, 1954

Margaret Forge Died Saturday at St. John's

Mrs. Margaret Forge, 81, widow of the late Frank Forge, died Saturday afternoon at St. John's Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Forge made her home with her son, Leo Forge, RR 4.

Born Oct. 20, 1872 at Columbus Pa., she was a daughter of Mr and Mrs Peter Alig. As a small child she came to Leavenworth with her parents. In 1895 at St Joseph's Church she was married to Frank Forge. Mr. Forge died on Dec. 18, 1944. Mrs Forge was a member of the St. Joseph's Church.

Surviving are two sons, Rudolph and Leo Forge, both of RR 4 and seven grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph's Carmelite Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Friends will assemble at 9 p.m. Monday at the Sumpter Funeral Chapel for the recitation of the rosary. The body will remain at the chapel until the time of service.

Obituary with surnames CORSON, DEPPE, INGEL, ROSE submitted by Elaine Rebori. Date of death Saturday, March 20, 1954
December 18, 1885 - March 20, 1954

Mrs. Corson Dies; Funeral Is Monday

Mrs. Stella Mae Corson, 68, RR1, Atchison, died early Saturday morning at Cushing Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Clarence Corson, well known farmer and stockman of Easton Township. Mrs. Corson had been in failing health for the past two years and had been in critical condition since going to the hospital Feb 5.
Mrs. Corson was born at Springdale, Kan., Dec. 18, 1885. She was the daughter of Ernest and Amelia Deppe Rose. On Feb. 17, 1926 at Liberty, Mo., she married Mr. Corson. They have lived in the Potter community ever since. Mrs. Corson was a member of the Potter Community Church, and the Potter Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.
Besides her husband she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Anna Brock, 738 Walnut, and Mrs. Nellie Ingel, Overland Park; two brothers, Ernest Rose, McLouth, and Henry Rose, Clovis, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Church. The Rev. John Hodge of the Potter Community Church will officiate. Burial will be in the family lot in Round Prairie Cemetery near Lowement. The body will remain at the Davis Funeral Church.

Obituary with surnames BACHMIER, HAEFFNER, HARBER, SAUNDERS submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Thursday, April 1, 1954
From the Leavenworth Times, 04-Apr-1954:

Mrs. Pauline Haeffner, 80, died at 4:40 p.m. Friday at the home at 308 Ottawa. She became ill Friday morning.
Mrs. Haeffner was born Aug. 10, 1873 in Swiss, Mo., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Saunders. She was married to Phillip Haeffner in Gasconade County, Missouri on April 5, 1894. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1944 and Monday, the day she will be buried, would have been their 60th anniversary.
The family moved to Leavenworth County from Missouri on 1908 and a year later moved into the city where they have lived since.
Surviving are the husband, Phillip F. Haeffner of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Henrietta E. Bachmier, who arrived Friday from Salem, Ore., to visit her parents after her husband leaft for Germany with the U.S. Army; and Mrs. Ethel L. Harber, 301 Elm; three sons, Oliver A. Haeffner, San Diego, Calif.; Jesse R. Haeffner, of the home; and Walter E. Haeffner, 1920 Dakota; three grandchildren, Janet and Sharon Haeffner and Rober Harber.
Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. at the sexton Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Chester Iwig, pastor of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames FERGUSON, SIMMONS submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Thursday, April 1, 1954
From the Leavenworth Times, 04-Apr-1954:

Joel A. Simmons, 87, a resident of Leavenworth for nearly 70 years, died Friday nigiht at St. John's Hospital following an extended illness. For many years Mr. Simmons was affiliated with the Abernathy Furniture Co. He was born Jan. 7, 1867 in Weston. He was a member of the Old Catherdral of Immaculate Conception Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold Ferguson, Terere Haute, Ind.,; one son, Albert L. Simmons, 520 Kiowa, a brother, Louis Simmons of Leavenworth, ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be Monday at 9 a.m. at the Old Catherdral with the Rev. Alexander Harvey officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in the Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Friends will assemble tonight at 8 p.m. at the Sumpter Funeral Chapel for reciation of the rosary.

Obituary with surnames KREUTZER, SCHREY, SINGLETON submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Friday, April 2, 1954
Taken from the Leavenworth Times, April 2, 1954.

Mrs. Darlene Singleton, 24, 2ife of Army Sfc. Leroy Singleton, headquarters detachment, Ft. Leavenworth, died at 7:45 o'clock of a heart ailment at the station hospital at the post. The home is 101 Scott
Mrs. Singleton was admitted to the hospital about 2 a.m. today and was administered emergency treatment. She had been afflicted with a heart ailment since late last year. As a child she had suffered rheumatic fever.
Mrs. Singleton was born Nov. 28, 1929 at Atchison, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kreutzer. As an infant she came with her parents to Leavenworth. She had since lived here.
As Darlene Kreutzer she attended St. Paul's Lutheran School and was graduated there in 1943. She completed her education at Leavenworth High School and graduated with the class of 1947.
For 3 years she had been employed by the Lavery jewelry store, leaving there several months ago to accept a position with the post engineer at Ft. Leavenworth.
She married Sergeant Singleton Jan. 21, 1950.
Since Christmas she had been in ill health. Yesterday was her first day back at work at the post after being home ill for about a week.
Other than her husband, she is survived by her step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Schrey, 113 N. 7th; a sister, Donna Jean Kreutzer, of the home and one brother, Arvene L. Kreutzer, on military duty in Korea. Her father is dead.
The Rev. Leo J. Fenske of St. P{aul's Lutheran Church will conduct a funeral service at 2 p.m. Monday at the Davis Funeral Church. Burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames BECKER, KUNZEL, LINCK, RETTER, STOCKARD submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Friday, April 2, 1954
From the Leavenworth Times, 04-Apr-1954:

Mrs. Blanche Marie Stockard, 48, former resident of Leavenworth, died Saturday afternoon at the Menorah Hospital in kansas City, Mo. following an extended illness. She was born Jan. 9, 1906 in Leavenworth, a daughter of Edwin and Clara Retter. Mrs. Stockard was graduated from St. Mary's academy. In 1947 in Kansas City, Mo., she was married to paul E. Stockard. She has been a resident of Kansas City for the past 30 years.
Surviving is her husband, Paul e. Stockard of the home in Kansas City, three aunts; Mrs. Alma J. Linck, 528 Ottawa, Mrs. Agnes Becker and Mrs. Frances Kunzel, both of Kansas City.
Funeral Service will be Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. at the St. Joseph's Carmelity Church. Burial will be in the family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Friends will assemble at 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Sumpter Funeral Chapel for the ricitation of the rosary.

Obituary with surnames ERBACHER submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Saturday, April 3, 1954
From the Leavenworth Times, 05-Apr-1954:

Sister Mary John Erbacher, 56, a member of the Sisters of Charity, died Sunday at Providence Hospital in Kansas City.
Born August 12, 1897 in St. Marys, Kan., she was a daughter of John and Mary Erbacher. She has served at missions in Kansas, Colorado, Missouri and Nebraska. Until she became ill three months ago she was stationed at the Sacred Heart High School at Falls City, Neb., where she taught music.
Surviving are three sisters, Sister Francis Xavier of Providence Hospital, Kansas City, Kans.; Sister Leo Gonzaga, Mt. St. Joseph Home, Kansas City; Sister Joan Marie, Ward High School, Kansas City; three brothers, the Rev. Vincent Erbacher, provincial treasurer of the Jesuit Order. St. Louis, Mo.; Leo Erbacher, St. Marys, and Edward Erbacher, Kansas City.
Funeral service will be Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Annunciation Chapel at Saint Mary College. Burial will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery on the college grounds. The body will be at the community room of the Mother House until time of service.

Obituary with surnames DRENNON, HOCKETT submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Saturday, April 3, 1954
From the Leavenworth Times, 05-Apr-1954:

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rumsey Funeral Home in Lawrence for Mrs. Eva Drennon, who died Saturday. Mrs. Drennon formerly lived at Lansing and has resided in Lawrence the past 20 years. Surviving are her husband, Ed Drennon of the home, and a daughter, Mrs. Guy Hockett, Los Angeles.

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