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Obituary with surnames ALLEN, BENTLEY, FLYNN, HARRISON, KING, LASTER, MANTHE, MIESNER, WILLBURN submitted by Sue Rush 2008. Date of death Saturday, May 10, 1986
Taken from the Leavenworth Times May 10, 1986 by Sue Rush. Death date May 10, 1986.

Archie B. Allen

Archie B. Allen, 92, Medicalodge, died early this morning in the Medicalodge.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m.Thursday in the Larkin-Brown Funeral Home. Rev. Mel Roy, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Mr. Allen was born July 5, 1893, in the Kickapoo Township, the son of Charles Frank and Lydia Margaret Wilburn Allen. He farmed in the Easton area until 1939. he then worked for the Engineers Office at For Leavenworth until his retirement in July 1963. He was a member of the First Baptist church.

He married Goldie Laster Aug. 25, 1915, at Leavenworth. she preceded him in death on Jan. 12, 1986.

He is survived by five daughters, Lydia Harrison and Goldie Miesner, both of Leavenworth, Velva King, and Frances Flynn, both of Lansing and Clara Bentley, Noblesville, Ind.; one brother, William Allen, Winchester; one sister, Eva Manthe, Denton, Kan.; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church.

Obituary with surnames BLITZ, GILL, KERN, WELLS submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Sunday, May 18, 1986
Taken from the Leavenworth Times May 19, 1986 by Sue Rush. Death date May 18, 1986

Michael Kern

Michael J. Kern Jr., 85, Leavenworth , died Sunday at St. John Hospital.

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

Mr. Kern was born in Leavenworth County Aug. 15, 1900, the son of Michael J. and Adeline Forge Kern. He was the owner and operator of M.J. Kern Auto Repair and Storage at 309 Shawnee until his retirement in 1967.

He farmed near Easton, where he raised white-faced Hereford cattle. He was a member of St. Joseph Church and the St. Joseph Benevolent Society. He was a past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus No. 900. He was a member of the Joseph D. Hurley Assembly, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie No. 55.

He was married to Mary Wells on Sept 8, 1926. She survives at the home.

He is also survived by two daughters, Sister Darlyne Kern, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, and Anita Gill, Florissant, Mo.; a sister Lucille Blitz, Leavenworth; a brother, Maurice L. Kern Sr., Leavenworth; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Michael J. Kern III.

The parish, Knights of Columbus and Forth Degree rosaries will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapels, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The family suggests memorial to the St. Joseph Church or St. John Hospital.

Obituary with surnames FISCHER submitted by Sue Rush 1986. Date of death Saturday, June 7, 1986
Taken from Leavenworth Times May 7, 1986

Frank Fischer--Died May 6, 1986

Frank H. Fischer, 81, Leavenworth, died Monday night at his home.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Larkin-Brown Funeral Home. The Rev. Jena Janek, pastor of the Pilgrim United Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Mr. Fischer was born April 20, 1905, the son of Herman and Anna Fischer. He farmed in the Pilot Knob area most of his life and later worked for the Burre's Fruit Farm until his retirement in 1971. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by a brother, Otto Fischer, Leavenworth; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home

Obituary with surnames BIETKA, DOWELL, GOODACK, SIENKOWSKI, SWANSON, ZIELINSKI submitted by Linda Darity. Date of death Wednesday, June 25, 1986
from the Leavenworth Times, Wed., June 25, 1986

Mary Bietka Dowell, 86, Kansas City, Kan., died early this morning in Providence-St. Margaret Health Center, Kansas City, Kan.
She was born November 24, 1899 at Leavenworth, the daughter of Vincent and Veronica Zielinski Bietka. She was reared at Leavenworth and attended St. Casimir Church. She also worked at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.
She was marred to Earl Dowell in 1938; he died in 1963. She was a member of St. Peter's Cathedral in Kansas City, Kan.
Mrs. Dowell is survived by two daughters, Earlene Goodack, Kansas City, Kan., and Elizabeth Swanson, Sharon Springs; one son, Ed Sienkowski, Wilminton, Calif.; several nieces and nephews; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St .Casimir Church; the Rev. Lloyd Wiegele, O. Carm., will officate. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. A parish wake service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Larkin-Brown Funeral Home where friends may call after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Obituary with surnames BENTE, BOLLIN, CHAPMAN, CLEVENGER, ERNZEN, HEGARTY, KISKER, ROACH, SACHSE, SHARP, SHOCKLEY, SIEBEMORGAN, STEED, STRANGE, TUTTLE, VANVEGHTEN, WOHLFORD submitted by Robert 'Bob' M Smith. Date of death Saturday, December 20, 1986
Leavenworth Times
Leavenworth, Kansas
Monday, Dec. 22, 1986.

Anna W. Steed, 81, Easton, died Saturday evening at Cushing Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Starkey, pastor of the Trinity United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Mrs. Steed was born Sept. 4,1905 in Leavenworth County, the daughter of Harvey and Wilhemina Wohlford Tuttle. She was a lifelong homemaker. She was a member of the former Bethel Church. She was a member of the Lowemont Extension Homemakers Unit.

She was married to Chester A. Steed on Oct. 7, 1925. After farming at Farley, Mo. for 17 years, they settled near Lowemont. He preceded her in death July 19, 1962. She was also preceded in death by a son, Leonard Steed, Nov. 2.

She is survived by a daughter, JoAnn Siebenmorgan, Easton; one son, Melvin Steed, Wolcottville, Ind.; one brother, Harry Bente, West Covina, Calif.; one sister Marie Shockley, Hiawatha; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Friends may call after 1 p.m., Tuesday at the chapel, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m.

The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association.

STEED

Mrs. Anna W., funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapels with the Rev. James Starkey, Pastor of the Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the Chapel from 7-9 p.m. and have suggested memorials to the Diabetes Assoc. Pallbearers will be Wilford Kisker, Jerry Hegarty, Walter Sharp, Jr., Shirley Strange, George Bollin, Donald Ernzen. Honorary pallbearers - Joe Clevenger, Elmer Roach, Herman Sachse, Ed VanVeghten and Harold Chapman.

Obituary with surnames BUTZIN, HAMILTON, JENICKE, MCCOMAS, REEVES, ROGERS, SCHULTZ submitted by Sue Rush 1987. Date of death Thursday, January 15, 1987
from Leavenworth Times

FRED H. BUTZIN, 74, Leavenworth, died Tuesday morning, Dec 15, 1987, at his daughter's home in Leavenworth. He had been in failing health several months.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Gerald E. Todd, pastor officating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Funeral Chapel where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Mr. Butzin was born Dec. 11, 1913, in Leavenworth, a son of Frank W. and Emma Schultz Butzin. He was a carpenter and a building contractor before he retired. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, where he served as an elder, trustee and chairman. He was a member of the Carpenter Union No. 499.

He was married to Anna Wilma Jenike on May 28, 1938, in Leavenworth. She preceded him in death Sept 20, 1984.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Lou and Bela Hamilton, Leavenworth, and Joan and Harry McComas, Shawnee,KS; a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Susan Butzin, Wilmington, N.C.; two sisters Helen Rogers, Columbus, Ga. and Elsie Reeves, Louisana; and four grandchildren, Susan McComas, Tempe, Ari., Mike McComas, Shawnee, KS. and Matthew Butzin and Amy Butzin both of Wilmington. He was also preceded in death by a brother.

The family suggest memorials to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.

Obituary with surnames RUSH, SPARKS submitted by Sue Rush 1987. Date of death Tuesday, January 20, 1987
From Leavenworth Times Jan. 22, 1987

ADAM SPARKS, January 20, 1987

Adam Matthew Sparks, 2 year-old son of David A. and Linda M. Rush Sparks, Leavenworth, died at his home Tuesday after an extended illness.

The funeral was today with burial at the baby mound of Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Adam was born Jan 28, 1985 in St. John Hospital, where he was baptized a Catholic.

Besides his parents of the home, Adam is survived by his grandparents, Lonnie E. Rush, Theresa Rush, and Roy E. and Velma Sparks, all of Leavenworth; and several aunts and uncles.

The family suggests memorial to St. John's pediatrics unit or the Lifeline program.

The Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Obituary with surnames FARQUHAR, FISCHER, MONTGOMERY submitted by Sue Rush 1988. Date of death Thursday, March 24, 1988
Taken from the Leavenworth Times May 25, 1988

OTTO C. FISCHER--died March 24, 1988

Otto C. Fischer, 79, Leavenworth, died Thursday, March 24, 1988, at Cushing Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mount Muncie Mausoleum with burial in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Mr. Fischer was born May 10, 1908, in Leavenworth, the son of Herman and Emile Fritz Fischer. He owned his own farm before retiring.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews and two close friends, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Montgomery, Leavenworth.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and Frank Fischer, and two sisters, Martha Fischer and Annie Farquhar.

No visitation is scheduled., Belden Funeral Chapels is in charge of arrangement.

Obituary with surnames DOMANN, GARKE, GOETZ, GRIFFIN, KENNY, LINDSEY, WAGNER submitted by Sue Rush 1988. Date of death Saturday, July 9, 1988
from The Leavenworth Times

MARY E. WAGNER, 83, Easton, died Saturday morning, July 9, 1988, at the Jefferson Cunty Memorial Hospital in Winchesterafter an extended illness.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Lawrence Church in Easton; burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery. A parish rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Belden Funeral Chapels where friends may call after 9 a.m.
She was born Jun 21, 1905, in Mt. Pleasant, Kan., the daughter of John and Elizabeth Garke Domann. She was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church, the St. Lawrence Altar Society, and the Daughters of Isabelle.
She married Peter M. Wagner on July 22, 1926, in Effingham. He preceded her in death on Aug. 18.1980.
Other survivors include six sons, Peter M. Wagner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., Clarence John Wagner, Easton, Robert L. Wagner, Lansing, Walter W. Wagner, Easton, Anthony C. Wagner, Leavenworth and Merlin M. Wagner, Leavenworth; two daughters, Marie Kenny, leavenworth and Clara Goetz, Leavenworth; two sisters, Beatrice Griffin, Overland Park, and Margarite Lindsey, Independence, Mo.; 40 grandchildren; and 48 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two children, Leo L. Wagner on March 7, 1964, and Clarita Wagner. She also was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association of St. Lawrence Church.

Obituary with surnames MAXWELL, STUDDARD, YOUNG submitted by Sue Rush 1989. Date of death Monday, January 9, 1989
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 1-11-1989

JOSEPHINE MAXWELL

Josephine Maxwell, 72, Leavenworth, died Monday evening Jan 9, 1989, in the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at St Francis de Sales Church, Lansing, with entombement in the Mount Muncie Mausoleum. A parish rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Belden Funeral Chapels, where friends may call after 10 a.m.

Mrs. Maxwell was born Aug. 29, 1916, in Yale, Kan., the daughter of Joseph and Rachel Young Studdard. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Francis de Sales Church.

She married Richard Maxwell on June 8, 1944, at Basehor. He survives at the home.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank Studdard, Thomas Studdard, and James Studdard.

The family suggests memorials to the Hear Association or the American Cancer Fund.

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