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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 LASTER, LINAWEAVER, MCOSKER submitted by Sue Rush 1960-1969. Date of death Tuesday, March 11, 1969
from Leavenworth Times Mar. 12, 1969

MRS. PAULINE EVELYN McOSKER, 53, 1002 Cherokee died Tuesday night, March 11, 1969, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. She had been in failing health several years.

Born Sept. 12, 1915, in McLouth, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Laster. She attended schools in McLouth and was a member of the Baptist Church, McLouth. She had lived here several years.

Surviving are a son, Arnold Linaweaver, of the home; her mother, Mrs. Sophia Laster, McLouth; and three brothers, Alvin Laster, McLouth; Clarence Laster, Lawrence; and August Laster Long Beach, Calif. The time and place of the funeral will be announced by the Sexton Funeral Chapel. The body is at the chapel.

from Leavenworth Times March 13, 1969 The funeral for MRS. PAULINE EVELYN McOSKER, 53, 1002 Cherokee, will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Gail Jones, pastor of McLouth Baptist Church officiating. She died Tuesday, March 11, 1969, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Burial will be in the McLouth Cemetery. The body is at the Sexton Chapel.

Obituary with surnames AARON, BOTT, FINK, FORGE, LINAWEAVER, TARRY, WILK submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Sunday, March 23, 1969
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Mar. 24, 1969 by Sue Rush. Death date March 23, 1969

Leo L. Fink

Leo L. Fink, 75, 1110 Pawnee, died early Sunday at St. John Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born in Westphalia, Nov. 10, 1893, a son of Peter and Mary Weissinger Fink. He came to Leavenworth County in 1894 and operated a farm until ill health forced his retirement two years ago when he moved to the City.

He served with the Army in France during World War I and was a member of St Joseph Church, the St. Joseph Society, and the George Edward White Post 56 Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was married to Edna Tarry April 26, 1922.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Edna Fink, of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Evalyn Linaweaver, RR 3; Mrs. Regina Aaron, 901 N. 11th; Mrs. Eileen Wilk, 1400 Delaware, and Mrs. Angela Forge, 1911 Shawnee; three sons, Gerald Fink, RR 3; Albert Fink, 214 E. Vilas, and Merlin Fink, RR 3 Atchison; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Bott, RR 1, and Mrs. Mary Forge, RR 4; six brothers, Peter Fink, Jr., RR 4; Louis Fink, 122 S. 16th; Herman Fink, 320 N. 17th; George Fink, RR 1; Henry Fink, 1119 Metropolitan, and Joseph Fink, RR 2 Easton and 29 grandchildren.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church. Rosaries will be recited at the Sumpter Funeral Chapel Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. by the St. Joseph Society, and 8 p.m. by the Knights of Columbus and members of the parish. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, RR 4. The body is at the chapel.

Obituary with surnames DRISCOLL, EHART, FLANDERS, HILL, HUEY, KEMPT, MEREDITH, SCHONHERR submitted by Sue Rush 1960-1969. Date of death Sunday, August 31, 1969
Taken from the Leavenworth Times August 31, 1969

CARTER, M. L. CARTER dies August 30, 1969

Marion Lee Carter Sr., 62, RR 2, died Saturday morning at St. John Hospital. Mr. Carter was born Aug. 7, 1906, in Linsey, Okla., a son of Marris and Mary Carter. He was married here to Martha Shoner (Schonherr) April 18, 1932. He was a five-year Navy veteran and for the past 28 years had been a nursing assistant at the VA Center Hospital. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Martha L. Carter, of the home; a son, Marion L. Carter Jr., with the Navy; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Lou Flanders, 908 N. 9th, and Miss Marjorie Carter, Zocks Trailer Court; six sisters, Mrs. Opal Ehart, Easton; Mrs. Madge Driscoll, 1217 Randolph; Mrs. Waletta Kempt, Warren, Or.; Mrs. Drella Rush Huey, Panama City, Fla., and Mrs. Evelyn Hill and Miss Margaret Alice Carter, both of Lompoc, Calif.; and four grandchildren. Time and place of the funeral will be announced by the Larkin Funeral Home.

Taken from the Leavenworth Times Sept. 2, 1969

CARTER SERVICE

Funeral for Marion Lee Carter Sr. will be Thursday at 10;15 a.m. at the Larkin Funeral Home. Chaplain Archel Meredith of the VA Center will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in the Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery. The body is at the funeral home.

Obituary with surnames ADAMS, SCHONHERR, WRIGHT submitted by Sue Rush 1970-1975. Date of death Thursday, January 1, 1970
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 1/2/1970
G.R. SCHONHERR dies January 1, 1970
Gustav R. Schonherr Jr., 80, 729 Kickapoo, a Leavenworth resident more than 70 years, died Wednesday at his home. He had been in failing health several years.
Mr. Schonherr was born Sept., 15, 1889, in Brandenberg, Germany, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Schonherr. He moved to Leavenworth when six years old, attended the old German Lutheran school, and as a young man, worked in local coal mines. he worked at the Helmers Furniture factory, and retired from the Bell Laundry in 1954 after 37 years there.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Augusta Wright, of the home, and Mrs. Lena Adams, 3010 Iowa; two sons, Robert S. Schonherr, Alexandria, Va., and Leggo R. Schonherr, 1231 Ottawa; a brother, Emil F. Schonherr, Riverfront and Cherokee; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery. The body is at the chapel.

Obituary with surnames RUNNEBAUM submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Wednesday, January 21, 1970
from the Leavenworth Times, 22-Apr-1970

The body of 21-year-old Harold C. Runnebaum, RR 3, was recovered from the Missouri River Tuesday afternoon near Waldron. The body was sighted by a construction company crew. Platte County Coroner Roland Giffee said death was due to drowning. There was no evidence of foul play.

It was the first word of the whereabouts of Mr. Runnebaum, since Jan. 21, when his car was found abandoned midway across the Leavenworth Centennial Bridge.

Mr. Runnebaum was born May 12, 1948, at Axtell, Kan., the son of Vincent A. and NeVada Peterman Runnebaum. He attended St. Michael School in Axtell and Sacred Heart School, Leavenworth, and was a 1967 graduate of Immaculata High School.

He attended an electronics school in Dex Moines, Iowa, and was employed by the Kaaz Woodworking Co. At the time of his death he was enrolled in an airlines personnel school at Kansas City.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aeire No. 55.

Surviving are his parents of RR 3, one sister, Miss Joyce Runnebaum, of the home; four brothers, William Runnebaum, 1203 N. 7th, Lansing; Raymond Runnebaum, 1702 Seneca; Leo Runnebaum, RR 3; and Donald Runnebaum, RR 3; ;his grandmothers, Mrs. Anna Runnebaum, Baileyville, and Mrs. Charlotte Peterman, Denver, and six nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Rosaries will be recited at the Sumpter Funeral Chapel at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Knights of Columbus will recite a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The body will be at the chapel after 6 p.m. Thursday. The family suggest memorials to Sacred Heart Church or the charity of your choice.

Obituary with surnames HITTLE, LINAWEAVER, ZULE submitted by Sue Rush 1970-1975. Date of death Friday, February 20, 1970
 from the Leavenworth Times Friday February 20, 1970

CHARLES ZULE

Charles W. Zule, 82, Easton, lifetime resident of Leavenworth County, died this morning at Topeka following an illness of several years.

Mr. Zule was born Dec. 31, 1887, a son of Robert and Barbara Hittle Zule.

He was married to Pauline C. Linaweaver here in 1915. She died in 1947.

Mr. Zule had farmed many years. He is survived by four sons, Eugene Zule, Loring: William Zule, Easton: Robert Zule, Corning, and Leo Zule, Easton: a brother, John Zule, Tampa, Fla: 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. The body is at the chapel.

Obituary with surnames DRENNON submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Monday, April 20, 1970
from the Leavenworth Times, 22-Apr-1970

Funeral will be Friday at 9 a.m. for Willard Drennon, 68, at the Parker Mortuary, Topeka. He died Tuesday at an Overbrook rest home where he had lived the past two years. Graveside service will be at 11:30 p.m. at Bethel Cemetery, west of Leavenworth, on K-92.

He was born Jan. 26, 1902, at Perry and lived at Kansas City, Mo before moving to Overbrook. He was employed by Graham Truck Lines in Kansas City.

Surviving is a brother, Andrew Drennon, Miami, Fla.

Obituary with surnames HAYES, SPARROW submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Monday, April 20, 1970
from the Leavenworth Times, Thursday, 22-Apr-1970

Hayes P. Sparrow, 82, 234 3rd Ave., died Tuesday morning at the VA Center Hospital folowing in illness of several years.

Mr. Sparrow was born in Wisconsin on Nov. 11, 1887, a son of Charles A. and Nellie Hayes Sparrow. The family moved to Leavenworth when he was a child, and he attended schools here and the University of Kansas. He was an Army veteran of World War I, and had retired as an engineer with the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co. He never married.

He was a member of the Pilgrim United Church of Christ, King Solomon Lodge No. 10 AF&AM, Leavenworth Chapter No. 2 Royal Arch Masons and Leavenworth Commandery No. 1 Knights Templar.

He is survived by a nephew, E.C. Sparrow, Sacramento, Calif. and a niece.

The funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery with a Masonic graveside service. The family suggests memorials to the church. The body will be at the chapel after noon Saturday.

Obituary with surnames DAVIDSON, HITCHCOCK, SCHONERR, SMITH submitted by Sue Rush 1970-1975. Date of death Monday, May 11, 1970
From Leavenworth Times May 12, 1970

PEARL SCHONHERR DIES MAY 11, 1970

Mrs. Pearl Schonherr, 80, Cherokee and Riverfront, died Monday night at Cushing Memorial Hospital after an illness of two years.

Mrs. Schonherr was born Oct. 18, 1889 in North Otter, Ill., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Davidson. She attended schools in Illinois, and was married to Emil Schonherr at Bentonville, Ark.., April 10, 1950. She was a member of a Holiness church in Illinois.

Surviving are the husband, of the home, and three daughters, Mrs. Ann Mae Smith, 411 Olive; Mrs. Mildred Hitchcock, Freeport, Ill., and Mrs. Helen Smith, Carlinville, Ill.

Time and place of the funeral will be announced by the Sexton Funeral Chapel. The body is at the chapel. (Buried at Sunset Memory Gardens)

Obituary with surnames HEDRICK, WILK submitted by Richard L. Moberly. Date of death Tuesday, July 21, 1970
The obituary of Dorothy (Hedrick) Wilk, as published in the Leavenworth Times on 22 July 1970, follows: "News has been received here of the unexpected death of Mrs. Dorothy Wilk, 60, Long Island, N.Y., Tuesday morning. She apparently suffered a heart attack while on her way to work. Mrs. Wilk was born Jan. 30, 1910 at Versailles, Mo., a daughter of Jess E. and Pearl Murphy Hedrick. Surviving, other than her father, Jess E. Hedrick, 308 Spruce, are her husband, Anthony Wilk, of the home, and a brother, Robert W. Hedrick, 111 Prospect. Funeral and burial will be Friday at Long Island."

Obituary with surnames HODGES, SHERMAN submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Thursday, July 23, 1970
from the Leavenworth Times, Friday, 24-Jul-1970, microfilm #L1383, KSHS.

Noah Sherman

Noah Raymond Sherman, 85, Basehor, died Thursday at a nursing home in Tonganoxie.

Mr. Sherman was born June 22, 1886 at Seneca, a son of William H.H. and Phoebe Sherman. Before moving to Basehor in 1963 he had been employed as a office clerk in Kansas City, Mo., about 35 years. He was a member of Southgate Masonic Lodge No. 547, Kansas City.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lenis Sherman, of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Hodges, Basehor; four grandsons and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Saturday at 2A:30 p.m. at the Alden Harrington and Sons Funeral Chapel, Bonner Springs. Burial will be in the Johnson County Memorial Gardens.

Obituary with surnames BRETZMAN, COERBER, KLEBRISCH submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Thursday, July 23, 1970
from the Leavenworth Times, Friday, 24-Jul-1970, microfilm #L1383, KSHS

Walter Bretzman

Walter C. Bretzman, 73, Excelsior Springs, Mo., veteran of world War I, died Thursday morning at the VA center Hospital at Wadsworth.

Mr. Bretzman was born Aug. 10, 1895, in Missouri. He enlisted in the Army in St. Louis, Mo., on Sept 1, 1917, and served as a private in Battery C, 128th Field Artillery. He was discharged at Camp Funston, Kan., on May 2, 1919.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Pauline Bretzman, Excelsior Springs; two brothers, Richard E. Bretzman, Afton, Mo., and Carl A Bretzman, Atlanta, Ga; two sisters, Mrs. A.H. Coerber, Webster Groves, Mo., and Mrs. Joseph Klebrisch, Kirkwood, Mo. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the VA Protestant Chapel. Burial will be in the VA Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames DOMAN, LEWANDOWSKI, MCCAULLY, MOBERLY submitted by Richard L. Moberly. Date of death Friday, July 31, 1970
The obituary of Harry Moberly, as published in the Leavenworth Kansas Times on 2 Aug 1970, follows:

"Funeral and burial services for Henry F. Moberly, 76, who died at his home at Polo, Mo., Friday morning will be in Polo. Mr. Moberly was born Oct. 28,, 1893 AT St. Joseph Mo., a son of Mr. And Mrs. Charles O. Moberly. The family moved to Leavenworth in 1907 and lived here many years. He served in the Army from 1917-1919. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Betty Moberly, of the home; two daughters, Miss Harriett Moberly, Kansas City, Kan., and Mrs. Hazel I. Doman, Winchester; two sons, Billy E. Moberly, Kansas City, Kan., and Harry F. Moberly, Jr., Nebraska; three sisters, Mrs. Beulah McCaully, 501 1/2 N. 4th. Mrs. Lula Lewandowski, 318 1/2 Delaware, and Mrs. Vera Wilk, 916 Miami; a brother, Edgar C. Moberly, Kansas City, Kan. and 13 grandchildren."

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