Leavenworth County, Kansas Obituaries

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Obituary with surnames LANDCASTER, LINAWEAVER, ROTHE, SMOOT submitted by Sue Rush 1960-1969. Date of death Thursday, August 2, 1973
MARGARET LINAWEAVER

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Linaweaver of 105 E. Kay, Lansing, who died this morning, August 2, 1973 in St. John Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Sexton Funeral Chapel.
Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Linaweaver had been a resident of Leavenworth County for more than 50 years. She was born at Woodstock, Va., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Smoot. She attended school in Virginia and was married to Claude Linaweaver on Jan. 10, 1910, in Virginia.
They moved to Leavenworth County shortly after their marriage and settled in Delaware township. Mr. Linaweaver was Leavenworth county assessor for many years. He died in 1968.
She attended Lansing Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs Leonard Rothe of Lenexa, three sons, Carl of RR 3, Glenn of 112 W. Kay, Lansing, and Walter of 109 N. Main, Lansing, a sister, Mrs Madeline Landcaster of Chevy Chase, Md, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren
. The family suggest memorials to the Lansing Baptist Church. Friends may call at the Sexton Chapel after 4 p.m. Friday.

Obituary with surnames ENGEL, KNIGHT, SAXER submitted by Jana Stanley. Date of death Wednesday, October 3, 1973
Millward Saxer (died October 3, 1973)

Funeral services for Millward Joseph Saxer, 74, of 1224 Spruce, who died Saturday at his home will be at 10 am Tuesday in the Sexton Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery.

Mr. Saxer, who had been in failing health for several years, was a lifelong resident of Leavenworth and was born here May 25, 1899. He was a son of John and Lula Engel Saxer.

He attended the local public schools. He spent most of his life working as an auto mechanic and operated a service station at the 7th and Metropolitan before retiring 15 years ago.

He married Matilda Knight at Leavenworth in 1927. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his widow, of the home; an aunt and three cousins.

Friends may call at the Sexton Chapel. The casket will be closed.

Obituary with surnames COWLEY, DICK submitted by Jana Stanley. Date of death Wednesday, October 3, 1973
Kate Dick (1973, on the same page as Millward Saxer)

Funeral services for Mrs. Kate Dick of Meriden were Sunday in the United Methodist Church at Ozawkie. Burial was in the Nortonville Cemetery.

Mrs. Dick died Thursday in Jefferson County Memorial Hospital at Winchester, where she was admitted Wednesday. She had been in a Winchester nursing home for three years.

She was born July 1, 1905, at Nortonville and spent most of her life in the Ozawkie community before she moved to Meridan. She attended the former Evangelical United Brethren Church, Ozawkie.

She was married to Glen Dick in August of 1922.

Survivors include the widower; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Cowley of Amarillo, Tex., and five grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames ALLEN, ARVIZN, CHAPMAN, MCCAULLY, MOBERLY, PYLES, SIEG submitted by Richard L. Moberly. Date of death Friday, October 26, 1973
The obituary of Beulah McCaully, as published in the Leavenworth Kansas Times on 28 Oct 1973, follows:

"Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah McCaully, 78, of 320 1/2 Delaware, who died Friday night at the St. John Hospital will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Larkin Funeral Home. Mrs. McCaully was born Sept. 27 1895 at St. Joseph, Mo., a daughter of Charles O. and Armintie M. Moberly. She was a Leavenworth resident 65 years and was a member of the Baptist church, the VFW Auxiliary and the Eagles Auxiliary. He husband, William T. McCaully died in 1971. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Allen of 778 Miami, Mrs. Elizabeth Sieg of Warsaw, Mo., Mrs. Ruth Chapman of 1806 S. 4th, Mrs. Dorothy L. Arvizn of Centertown, Ky., and Mrs. Georgette Pyles of DeKalb, Mo.; two sons, Charles McCaully of 710 Ottawa and Alonzo R. McCaully of 936 Spruce; a brother, Edgar Moberly of Kansas City, KS.. and a sister, Mrs. Vera Wilk of 1425 Olive. Thirty-three grandchildren and 62 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild also survive. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of the service. Burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery."

Obituary with surnames FORGE, KELLY submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Tuesday, March 26, 1974
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Mar. 27, 1974 by Sue Rush. Death date Mar. 26, 1974

Archibald R. "Arch" Forge

Funeral services for Arch R. Forge, 80, of RR 4, who died Tuesday in St. John Hospital, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Mr. Forge, who had been ill the past six years, was born Sept. 12, 1893, and was the son of John and Mary Kelly Forge.

He was a farmer and stockman in Leavenworth County all his life. He was a member of St. Joseph Church.

Survivors include five brothers, Thomas of Easton, Henry of RR 4, John and Louis both of the home, and William of RR 4; and several nieces and nephews.

The rosary will be recited by friends and members of the parish at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 518 Shawnee, where friends may call.

The family suggests memorial to Immaculata High School.

Obituary with surnames BERTELS, BOLLIN, DUFFIN, FORGE, MCGLINN, SCHMIDT submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Saturday, May 4, 1974
Taken from the Leavenworth Times May 5, 1974 Sue Rush. Death date May 4, 1974

H. Forge Sr.

Funeral services for Herman J. Forge Sr., 76, of Leavenworth, who died Saturday at St. John Hospital will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Mr. Forge was born March 1, 1898, in Leavenworth County to Mr. and Mrs. Herman J. Forge. He married Cecilia Schmidt in 1919. He was engaged in farming, retiring in 1965. He was a member of the Salt Creek Valley School Board, Leavenworth County Draft Board and the Rural Water Department Board.

Survivors include his widow of the home, two sons, Herman of RR 4 and Eugene of Austin, Tex.; a daughter, sister Helen Forge of Prairie Village; two brothers, Ed of RR 4 and Andrew of 1035 Vilas; four sisters Josephine Duffin of Hutchinson, Marie Bertels of Nortonville, Philomena Bollin of Kansas City, Kan., and Alma McGlinn of 1013 N. 10th; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandsons.

A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday at the Belden Sexton Sumpter Funeral Chapel 518 Shawnee. The family suggests memorials to the Immaculate Conception Building Fund or the Cancer Fund. Friends may call at the chapel after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Obituary with surnames DUCK, HOFFMAN, WILK submitted by Richard L. Moberly. Date of death Friday, September 27, 1974
The obituary of Olevia Duck Wilk, as published in the Leavenworth Kansas Times on 29 Sept 1974, follows:

"Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel at 5th and Oak for Mrs. Olevia Wilk, 63, of 605 Oak, who died early Saturday at her home. She had been in ill health for several months. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Mrs. Wilk was born July 5, 1911, at Dearborn, Mo., a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Samuel Duck. The family came to Leavenworth when she was a child and she attended the local public schools. She and Albert Wilk were married here on April 30, 1932. She was a member of the Lutheran Church. Other than the widower, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Sarah Hoffman, both of the home. Friends may call at the chapel."

Obituary with surnames ALSTON, CLARK, EDWARDS, FINNIE, MALINSKI, NESBIT, OLYER, TIMBERLAKE submitted by Sue Rush 1970-1975. Date of death Wednesday, October 9, 1974
Taken from the Leavenworth Times October 10, 1974

ELZIE EDWARDS

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Belden Sexton Sumpter Funeral Chapel Fifth and Oak, for Elzie "Ed" Edwards, 80, 1321 Grand Ave., who died Wednesday in Cushing Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 20, 1894, at Webb City, Mo., and was the son of William S. and Erminnie Lake Edwards. He moved to Leavenworth in 1928.

Mr. Edwards was superintendent of the laundry at the Kansas State Prison for 10 years and was an auto salesman until he retired in 1965. He was a member of the First Methodist Church.

He married Stella Oyler Clark on Nov. 8, 1948 at Bentonville, Ark. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Harold Edwards, Gravois Mills, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. William Alston, New Orleans, La., and Mrs. William Finnie, Fairfax, Va.; two brothers, Cliff Edwards and Malhon Edwards, both of Erie, Kan.; a sister Almeda Nesbit., Red Wood City, Calif.; two step-daughters, Theda Timberlake and Thelma Malinski, both of Columbus, Ga.; a step-son, Donald Clark, Lansing; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and 12 step-great grandchildren.

Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the chapel.

Obituary with surnames CORNETT, DENNY, REDWINE, RODENBURG, SAID submitted by Sue Rush 1970-1975. Date of death Friday, November 1, 1974
Taken from the Leavenworth Times November 7, 1974

Fred Rodenburg

Fred J. Rodenburg, Sr. 80, RR 4, Yakima, Calif., died Friday in a Yakima convalescent home.

He was born Sept. 18, 1894 at Leavenworth. He married Laura Fay Said at Leavenworth. They moved to Yakima Valley from Paradise, Calif. For the past 28 years they had lived in the Gromore, Calif., area where Mr. Rodenburg was a rancher.

He was a World War I veteran and served in the Army. He was a member of the Summitview Assembly of God Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his widow; a son, Fred Rodenburg Jr., Yakima; a daughter, Mrs. Albert Redwine, Moses Lake, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. John Denney, 806 Denney Lane, and Mrs. Laura Cornett, 513 Arch; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames RUSSELL, WILK submitted by Richard L. Moberly. Date of death Friday, December 13, 1974
The obituary of Beverly Wilk, as published in the Leavenworth Kansas Times on 17 Dec 1974, follows:

"The funeral for Mrs. Beverly Jean Wilk, 37, San Diego, Calif. Who died Saturday in the Mercy Hospital, San Diego, was today at San Diego. Mrs. Wilk had been hospitalized since Nov 5. She suffered pneumonia after brain surgery which caused her to lapse into a coma from which she never regained consciousness. She was born at Pratt April 19 1937, and was the daughter of William and Pauline Russell. The family moved to California when she was a small child. She married Phillip Gerald Wilk, formerly of Leavenworth, on Feb. 13, 1965. He survives. Other survivors include two children, Karl and Shannon Elizabeth, both of the home; her parents, a brother, W. L. Russell, and her grandparents, all of San Diego, and her mother and father-in-law, Mr. And Mrs. Paul Wilk, 1425 Olive."

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