Leavenworth County, Kansas Obituaries

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Obituary with surnames KORTH submitted by Sue Rush 1970-1975. Date of death Wednesday, August 5, 1970
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Aug. 10, 1970 by Sue Rush

Korth Dies August 5, 1970

The funeral for William E. Korth, 41, Atchison, will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. He died Thursday night in an auto accident on Cody Hill on U.S. 73.

Burial will be in the Fr. Leavenworth National Cemetery. The body is at the chapel.

A HEAD-ON CRASH KILLS BILL KORTH

William E. Korth, 41, Atchison, formerly of Leavenworth was killed Thursday night in a head on collision on U.S. 73 six miles northwest of Leavenworth and Bernice Casperson, RR 2 Easton, was hospitalized with serious injuries suffer in the accident.

Deputy Sheriff Robert Dougherty said the cars collide while rounding the curve on Cody Hill.

FOLLOWING HUSBAND

Mrs. Casperson's husband, SFC (Ret.) Arthur Casperson told Dougherty his wife was following a car he was driving. He said he saw Korth's car approach the curve near the center of the road.

Shortly after rounding the curve, Casperson stated, he noticed his wife's car was no longer following him, so he turned around. He returned to the curve and discovered the accident.

Mrs. Casperson was taken by ambulance to Munson Army Hospital where she was place on the seriously ill list this morning. She suffered lacerations on her forehead, scalp, lips, left elbow and both knees.

PRONOUNCED DEAD

Korth was taken to Cushing Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

He was born in Leavenworth Sept. 2, 1928, the son of Fred G. and Karoline Theisinger Korth. He attended St. Paul Lutheran School and Leavenworth High School, and was a veteran of Korean War. He was a custodial officer at Kansas State Penitentiary.

Korth is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Shirley Stone, Topeka; Mrs. Vera Rheinick, Las Vegas, Nev.; Mrs. Geraldine King, Lakewood, N.M.; and Mrs. Florence Hansen, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Sexton Funeral Chapel.

Obituary with surnames STONEBURNER submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Sunday, September 6, 1970
from the Leavenworth Times, Tuesday, September 8, 1970, microfilm roll #L1383, KSHS

C. Stoneburner

The funeral from Mrs. Carrie M. Stoneburner, 87, a resident of the Golden Age Lodge who died there Sunday morning, will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sexton Funeral Chapel

Mrs. Stoneburner was born south of Lansing in Leavenworth County on Nov. 24, 1882. She attended rural schools and was married to Benjamin Stoneburner Aug. 11, 1915 at Lansing. Mr. Stoneburner, a flour miller many years, died Oct 12, 1960.

Mrs. Stoneburner's survivors live in Oklahoma.

Burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery. The body is at the chapel.

Obituary with surnames BUTZIN, HEATH, LEBBERT, WOESSNER submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Monday, September 7, 1970
from the Leavenworth Times, Tuesday, 08-Sep-1970, microfilm #L1383, KSHS

Herman Lebbert

Herman Lebbert, 78, 308 9th Ave., died Monday evening at Cushing Memorial Hospital following a two-year illness.

Mrs. Lebbert a Leavenworth native, was born Aug. 20, 1392, a son of Henry and Anne Lebbert. He retired 12 years ago as a carpenter at Ft. Leavenworth. He was married here to Miss Bernice M. Soessner 53 years ago. He was a member of St. Joseph Church.

Surviving are the widow of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Heath, 112 Allen, and Mrs. Virginia Butzin, 508 S. 10th; a son, Herman E. Lebbert, 600 S 6th; a brother, Hugo Lebbert, Topeka; and three grandchildren.

Funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the church. A prayer service will be Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Obituary with surnames PHILLIPS, SMITH, TALBOT submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Monday, September 7, 1970
from the Leavenworth Times, 08-Sep-1970, microfilm roll #L1383, KSHS

Walter Phillips

Walter E. Phillips, 87, 305 1/2 Delaware, died Monday at St. John Hospital. He was born Feb. 5, 1883 at Smithville, Mo. the son of Oliver and Margaret Smith Phillips

He was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception and a retired musician.

Survivors inclue one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Talbot, 1509 Michael, two sones, Howard and O.B. Phillips of the home; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames DUNCAN, KNOTS, ODE, OHLHAUSEN, ROURKE, SCHALIPP, TOLLNER submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Tuesday, September 8, 1970
from the Leavenworth Times, 08-Sep-1970, microfilm roll #L1383, KSHS

Bertha Schalipp

Mrs. Bertha Ann Ode Schalipp, 85, 405 N. Broadway, died early this morning at the Golden Age Lodge. She had been in failing health several months.

Mrs. Schalipp was born Sept. 19, 1884, in Platte County, Mo., a daughter of William and Elizabeth Knots Ode. She was married to William Schalipp at Platte City, Mo., on Dec. 23, 19904. He died March 30, 1954. Mrs. Schalipp was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Olga E. Tollner, of the home; a son, Brock E. Schalipp, 2200 S. 4th; three sisters. Mrs. Minnie O'Rourke, Mrs. Katherine Ohlhausen and Mrs. Eloise Duncan, all of Weston; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Friday at 10:15 a.m. at the david Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames KNAPP, PIKE submitted by Sue Rush 1970-1975. Date of death Saturday, January 2, 1971
From Leavenworth Times January 4, 1971, Death date January 2, 1971, by Sue Rush

MARTHA KNAPP

A graveside service for a Leavenworth native, Mrs. Martha A. Knapp, 78, who died Saturday in a Sarasota, Fla., nursing home, will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Muncie Cemetery.

She was married to Everett G. Knapp at Kansas City, Mo., on Dec. 7, 1906. He died July 7, 1963. Mrs. Knapp moved to Sarasota in 1965. She was a Lutheran.

Surviving her are a son, Everett G. Knapp II, Osprey, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Anna Pike, Kansas City, Mo.; and a grandson, Everett G. Knapp III, Bethel.

The body is at the Davis Funeral Chapel.

Obituary with surnames ASBURY, BUTZIN, DONNELL, HOLTZHEATER, KORTH, WOODARD submitted by Sue Rush 1970-1975. Date of death Wednesday, January 6, 1971
from Leavenworth Times

MRS. MARTHA MARIE KORTH, 86, 923 Pawnee, lifelong Leavenworth County resident, died early today, January 6, 1971, at the County Home.

She had been in failing health several months.

Mrs. korth was born here June 9, 1884, a daughter of Frederick C. and Amelia Holtzheater Butzin. She attended local schools and was married here to Otto Korth in 1903. He died May 18, 1951. Mrs. Korth was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Asbury, 1129 Spruce, Mrs. Mervyn Donnell, 925 Pawnee, and Mrs. Freda Woodward, of the home; a son, Ernest Korth, 1294 Randolph; two brothers, Frank Butzin and Frederick W. Butzin, 322 Garland; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Sexton Funeral chapel. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. The body will be at the chapel after noon Thursday.

Obituary with surnames ALLEN, ARVIZN, CHAPMAN, MCCAULLY, MOBERLY, PYLES, SIEG, SUTCLIFFE submitted by Richard L. Moberly. Date of death Saturday, January 9, 1971
From the Leavenworth Times, 10 Jan 1971

"William T. McCaully, 81, 501 1/2 N. 4th, was pronounced dead on arrival at St. John Hospital late Saturday afternoon. Mr. McCaully was born here June 30, 1889, a son of Thomas and Margaret Ann McCaully. He and Beulah Moberly were married here Nov. 14, 1913. For many years he was employed at the former Meyer Coal Co., here. Survivors include his widow of the home; five daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Allen, 208 Miami, and Mrs. Ruth Chapman, 1806 S. 4th; Mrs. Elizabeth Sieg, Ozark, Mo., Mrs. Dorothy L. Arvizn, Uniontown, Ky., and Mrs. Georgette Pyles, DeKalb, Mo.; two sons, Charles E. McCaully, 307 Lawrence Ave., and Alonzo McCaully, 936 Spruce; a brother, Henry McCaully, Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Georgette Sutcliffe, Kansas City, Mo.; and 33 grandchildren. The body is at the Larkin Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later."

Obituary with surnames BOTT, FINK, FORGE, SCHRICK, WEISINGER submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Saturday, February 27, 1971
Taken from the Leavenworth Times March 1, 1971 by Sue Rush. Death date Feb. 27, 1971.

Herman J. Fink

Herman J. Fink, 74, 320 N. 17th., died Saturday. He was born Feb. 24, 1897 at Lowemont a son of Peter and Mary Weisinger Fink.

He was married to Bertha E. Schrick Jan. 27, 1919.

He was a veteran of World War I and spent his lifetime farming in the Lowemont and Springdale areas. He retired in 1965.

He was a member of Barracks 1 of World War I veterans and the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Survivors include his widow of the home; two daughters, Miss Mildren I Fink, Kansas City, Mo., and Miss Rita M. Fink of the home, four sons, William H. Fink, Lakeview and Eisenhower Road, Herman E. Fink and Leonard B. Fink, both of San Bernardino, Calif. and Raphael E. Fink, Kearney, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs Anna Bott, RR 1, and Mrs. Mary Forge, RR 4, five brothers, Peter Fink, RR 4; Louis Fink, 122 South 16th; George fink, RR 1; Henry Fink, 1119 Metropolitan, and Joseph Fink, Easton; ten grand-children and three great-grand-children.

Funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Sumpter Funeral Chapel by the Daughter of Isabella and at 8 p.m. by friends and members of the parish. The body is at Sumpter.

Obituary with surnames BURICK, FORGE submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Monday, March 1, 1971
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Mar. 2, 1971 by Sue Rush. Death date was Mar. 1, 1971.

Cyril Forge

Cyril T. Forge II, 14, died Monday following an auto accident.

He was born May 22, 1956, in Leavenworth, a son of Cyril T. and Theresa Ann Brick Forge.

He was a graduate of St. Joseph Grade School and a freshman at Immaculata High School. He was a member of St. Joseph Carmelite Church.

Surviving are his parents of the home on RR 4, three sisters, Joan Marie, Janet Marie, and Julie Ann Forge, and a brother, Keith A. Forge, all of the home; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Burick, 606 Pawnee, and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Forge, 1016 Kickapoo.

The funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church with burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

The Rosary will be recited at the Sumpter Funeral Chapel Wednesday at 8 p.m. by friends and members of the parish. The body will be at the chapel after 6 p.m. today.

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