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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 CARTER, FISCHER, MAY, SCHONERR submitted by Sue Rush 1970-1975. Date of death Sunday, January 26, 1975
From Leavenworth Times 1-27-1975

EMIL SCHONERR dies January 26, 1975

Emil "Shorty" Schonerr, 79, Riverside and Cherokee, died Sunday in St. John Hospital.

He was born March 10, 1895, in Germany, the son of August and Augusta Fischer Schonerr. He lived most of his life at Leavenworth. He was employed at Helmer Manufacturing Company, Dresser Sand Company and the Bell Laundry.

Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Mary L. Mays, Raymore, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Martha Carter, 116 Olive; four grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren, and a step-granddaughter.

The funeral arrangements will be announced by Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, Fifth and Oak. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Obituary with surnames CLAUSER, DOMAN, ERFFMEYER, FITZGERALD, FORGE, KELLY submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Wednesday, January 29, 1975
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 1-29-1975 by Sue Rush.

Thomas Forge

Thomas J. Forge Sr., 83, 1016 Kickapoo, died today at Winchester.

He was born Oct. 22, 1891, in Leavenworth County and had lived here all his life. He was the son of John and Mary Kelly Forge.

He retired from Saint Mary College in 1960.

He married Agnes S. Doman on June 16, 1925. She survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Cyril T. Forge, RR 4, Date B. Forge, Hermitage, Mo., and Thomas J. Forge Jr., St. Mary's; three daughters, Mrs. Joan Erffmeyer, Florissant, Mo., Mrs. Audrey A. Fitzgerald, Granada Hill, Calif., and Mrs. Agnes A. Clauser, 236 Garland; four brothers, John Forge RR4, Louis Forge, RR 4, Henry Forge, RR 4 and William Forge, RR 4; and 21 grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. The parish wake service will be a 8 p.m. Thursday in the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 518 Shawnee.

Obituary with surnames AARON, FINK, FORGE, LINAWEAVER, TARRY, TRAPP, WILK submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Monday, February 3, 1975
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Feb. 3, 1975 by Sue Rush. Death date Feb. 3, 1975.

Edna Fink

The funeral for Edna L. Fink, 73, who died today in St. John Hospital, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Mrs. Fink was born Feb, 1902, in Leavenworth County, the daughter of Ed and Rose Payeur Tarry. She was a lifelong resident of Leavenworth County.

She was married to Leo L. Fink in April 1922 at St. Joseph of the Valley Church. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and its Altar Society and had been a member of the Altar Society of St. Joseph of the Valley Church for 50 years.

Survivors include three sons, Gerald L. Fink, RR 3, Albert P. Fink, 219 Vilas, and Merlin J. Fink, Atchison; four daughters, Evelyn Linaweaver, RR 3, Regina L. Aaron, 901 N. 11th, Eileen R. Wilk, 1400 Delaware, and Angela Forge, Manhattan; a brother, Clement Trapp (Tarry), Atchison; 29 grand-children and four great-grandchildren.

The rosary will be recited by friends and members of the parish at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 518 Shawnee. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.

Obituary with surnames HARRISON, HART, HERRIN, LICHTE, MONTGOMERY, PARSONS, SHIMKE submitted by Linda Odell. Date of death Wednesday, February 12, 1975
Leavenworth Times, Feb 13, 1975

Grace PARSONS

The funeral for Mrs. Grace P. PARSONS, 83, 821 Klemp, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 5th and Oak. Burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery.

She died Wednesday in the Cushing Memorial Hospital. She was born at Leavenworth April 4, 1891, the daughter of Frank and Mary Edgell HARRISON.

She was married to Hugh PARSONS. He died July 13, 1943. She was a member of the Sunshine Group of the United Methodist Women and the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include four sons, Sherwood PARSONSof Greenwood, Mo., Floyd PARSONS of 1216 Pennsylvania, Harley J. PARSONS, of the home, and William H. PARSONS, Ft. Meade, Md.; three daughters Mrs. Mary Jo SHIMKE of San Jose, Calif., Mrs. Patricia HART of the home, and Mrs. Verna Lee MONTGOMERY, Ventura, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Ida HERRIN, Roeland Park, and Miss Minnie HARRSION and Mrs. Mathilda LICHTE, both of 1921 Miami; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the chapel.

Sexton Funeral Chapel
5th and Oak
Ph. 682-2800

PARSONS

Mrs. Grace P. PARSONS Funeral Services will be at 10 AM Saturday at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 5th and Oak. Burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Edward BURKE, Bernie ODELL, Mike PARSONS, Wilford PARSONS, Richard SKAGGS and Mike UPCHURCH.

Obituary with surnames DENTER, DUTTON, KNIGHT, SAXER, VARGAS submitted by Jana Stanley. Date of death Tuesday, May 6, 1975
Matilda Mae Dutton Knight Saxer (died May 6, 1975)

Mrs. Matilda Mae Saxer, 91, Formerly of 1224 Spruce, died Tuesday at Golden Age Lodge. She was born January 5, 1884, in Moberly, Missouri, and had lived in Leavenworth the past 60 years. Her husband, M. Joseph Saxer, Died October 3, 1973.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Leavenworth.

She is survived by one son, Huland Raymond Knight, Kansas City, Missouri; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Vargas, 924 Miami; one sister. Mrs. Mary Denton, Norwood, Missouri; and four grand children.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 am, Thursday, at Belden-Sexer-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 5th and Oak. Burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 5 pm today.

Obituary with surnames BISHOP, DENTON, FILBERT, SCHERER submitted by Jana Stanley. Date of death Tuesday, May 6, 1975
Audrey Scherer

Mrs. Audrey M. Scherer, 55. 316 N. Third, died this morning in Cushing Memorial Hospital, where she was admitted Tuesday. She had been in failing health the past five years.

She was born Dec. 24, 1919, at Leavenworth, the daughter of Henry and Grace Scherer. She worked at Bell Laundry for 36 years. Survivors include a brother, William Scherer, 231 Osage; and three sisters, Mrs. Bonnylin Denton, Enid, Okla., Mrs. Mildred Filbert, California, and Mrs. Ethel Bishop, Wichita.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Davis Funeral Chapel.

Burial will be in the Mt. Muncie Cemetery. Friends may call at the Davis Funeral Chapel after 5 p.m. Thursday.

Obituary with surnames CAMP, MOORE, MORALES submitted by Sue Rush 1970-1975. Date of death Thursday, June 12, 1975
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Thurs. June 12,1975 by Sue Rush

EUNICE CAMP

Mrs. Eunice M. Camp, 56, 1922 Pottawatomie, died today at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., following a lengthy illness.

She was born Dec. 25, 1918 in Leavenworth, the daughter of H. E. Sr. and Anna Morales Moore. She was a lifelong Leavenworth resident and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Ladies aid Society of the church.

She was married July 18, 1936, at Platte City, Mo., to Anson W. Camp, who survives.

Other survivors include a son, Steven Camp, a daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Denney, and her mother, Mrs., Anna Moore, all of Leavenworth; two brothers Howard Moore, Enid, Okla., and Guy W. Moore, Leavenworth; a sister, Mrs. Ann Foy, Leavenworth, and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Friends may call at the Belden Sexton Sumpter Funeral Chapel, Fifth and Oak, after 10 a.m. Friday.

The family suggests memorials to the Cancer Fund or St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Obituary with surnames CROUCH, FREYTAG, GABLE, HICKS, ROSS, SCHILTZ, SMITH submitted by Rosa Pitman. Date of death Sunday, August 3, 1975
Leavenworth Times Aug 4, 1975

Harvey E. Smith, 67, 411 Olive, died at his home Sunday. (aug 3)

He was born Oct 7, 1907 at Carlinville Ill. the son of Orin J. and Iona Mae Crouch Smith. He was a member of Local 499 of the Carpenters Union.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Hicks and Mrs Donna Sue Gable, both of 411 Olive; a stepdaughter, Mrs Jean A. Schiltz, 830 Osage, ; three brothers, Wiiard Smith, Illinois, Leonard Smith, Carlinville Ill, and Joe Smith Illinois; two sisters Mrs. Mae Ross and Mrs. Teresa Freytag, both of Illinois, and three grandchildren.

The funeral arrangements will be announced by Beldon-Sexton Funeral Chapel, Fifth and Oak. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Obituary with surnames BOTT, FINK, FORGE, HUND, WELLS, WIESINGER submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Monday, August 18, 1975
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Aug. 19, 1975 by Sue Rush. Death date Aug. 18, 1975.

Joseph Fink

Joseph John Fink, 55, RR 2 Easton, died Monday at his home. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph of the Valley Church. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Mr. Fink was born Oct. 20, 1919, in Leavenworth, the son of Peter and Mary Weisinger Fink. He was married to Monica Hund. He was a farmer and a member of St. Joseph of the Valley Church.

Surviving him are his widow of 516 N. Fifth; a son Joseph E. Fink, 138 Garland; a daughter, Mrs. Jeanne Wells, RR 4; three brothers, Peter Fink, Jr. RR 4, Lois Fink, 122 S 16th, and Henry fink, 1119 Metropolitan; two sisters, Mrs. Ann Bott, RR 1; and Mrs. Mary Forge, RR 4, and three grandchildren.

The Rosary will be recited by friends and members of the parish at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel. 518 Shawnee.

Obituary with surnames BROOKS, HARPER, HARRIS, STROBLE submitted by Cyndy Moen. Date of death Monday, February 16, 1976

City Dump Burn Victim Dead at 53

Benjamin Franklin Stroble, 53, 1117 N. Broadway, who was severely burned in an accident Jan 8 at the old city dump, died Monday night in the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, where he had been a patient since the accident.

Stroble suffered third-degree burns over 60 percent of his body when his clothing caught fire while unloading trash at the old dump on South Second.

He was born July 31, 1922 at Rosedale, the son of Julius and Eva (Brooks) Stroble. He worked in construction. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 55.

He was married Feb 15, 1940, at Ft. Smith, Ark, to Katherine Harris. She survives at the home.

Other survivors include five sons. Joseph E. Stroble, Cummings, ND, Bernard M. Stroble, Buxton, ND, Coehn Stroble, 1310 Grand Ave., Micheal B. Stroble, 1321 Lawrence Ave. and Terrance P. Stroble of the home; two brothers, Richard Stroble and George Stroble, both of Kansas City, Kan; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Harper, Kansas City, Kan; and 6 grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Davis Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Leavenworth National Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 3 p.m. Wednesday

Obituary with surnames CATHERS, DODD, HARRIS, ROGASKI, STROBLE submitted by Cyndy Moen. Date of death Wednesday, February 18, 1976

Mrs. Stroble

Mrs. Katherine Stroble, 52, 1117 N. Broadway, died Tuesday in St. John Hospital. She had been in failing health several months.

Her husband, Benjamin F. Stroble, died Monday from burns suffered Jan 8.

She was born April 20, 1923, the daughter of George and Donna Cathers Harris. She was married at Fort Smith, Ark.,Feb 15, 1940, to Mr. Stroble. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.

Survivors include 5 sons, Joseph E. Stroble, Cummings, ND, Bernard M. Stroble, Buxton, ND, Coehan P. Stroble, 1310 Grand Ave., Michael Stroble, 1321 Lawrence Ave. and Terrance Stroble of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Harris, 514 Lawrence Ave.; four sisters, Mrs. Donna Edlin, Platte City, Mo., Mrs Bernice Dodd, McClouth, Miss Mildred Harris, 150 Garland, and Mrs Velma Rogaski, 1316 Pawnee; three brothers, Dannie Harris, 1500 Choctaw, Jerry Harris, 150 Garland, and George Harris, 514 Lawrence Ave; and six grandchildren.

Double funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Davis Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Leavenworth National Cemetery at the Veterans Administration Center. Friends may call at the chapel.

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