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Obituary with surnames BALLEW, BELL, JACKSON, MARSHALL, NOWLAN, SLAGLE, SWEARINGEN, WIND submitted by Sue Rush 1996. Date of death Thursday, April 18, 1996
Taken from the Leavenworth Times, Sunday 21 April 1996

GEORGE BALLEW

George H. Ballew of Lansing died Thursday, April 18, 1996, at the Eisenhower VA Medical Center. He was 81.

He was born July 27, 1914, in Glasgow, Mo., the son of Emmit and Elma Swearingen Ballew. He was in the Army during World War II, and he was the Personnel Director at Lake City Arsenal until 1951. He also owned the Western Auto Store in Leavenworth, and was a member of Elks Lodge, Eagles and Kiwanis. He enjoyed fishing and bowling.

He married Lucille Bell on July 26, 1951 (wife's obits says 1954), in Hastings, Neb. She survives at the home.

Survivors include one sister, Lucille Slagle, Versailles, Mo,: and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Emmit Ballew Jr., and three sisters, Polly Marshall, Ruth Wind and Cecile Jackson.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev William Nowlan officiating. Visitation will be today from 3p.m. to 5p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Obituary with surnames FORGE, GARDNER, MCFALL, REDINGTON, YANTZI submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Friday, April 19, 1996
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Sun., April 21, 1996 by Sue Rush. Death date April 19, 1996.

Evelyn Forge

Evelyn Forge of Leavenworth died Friday, April 19, 1996, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. She was 78.

Mrs. Forge was born Aug. 17, 1917, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Harold and Wilda Redington Babcock. She received a Bachelor's Degree from Saint Mary College and a Master's Degree from Emporia State University. She taught in the Leavenworth School District for many years, and retired in 1979. She was a member of the Catholic Literary Club, the Kansas Retired Teachers Association, and the St. Joseph Catholic Church.

She married William M. Forge on Feb. 28, 1942, in Washington, D.C. He preceded her in death on June 14, 1989. She is survived by two daughters, Connie Forge of Kansas City, Mo., and Gayle Yantzi of Overland Park; two sons, Tim Forge, Leavenworth and Bob Forge, Leavenworth; one sister, Doris McFall, Grand Junction, Co.; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Matthew Gardner.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stl Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Belden Sexton Sumpter Funeral Chapel after 2 p.m. Monday with visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The parish prayer Vigil will be at 7 p.m.

Memorials are request to Mount Academy in Atchison or the St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park.

Obituary with surnames AARON, BURGER, FINK, FORGE, HENSLEY, LINAWEAVER, MARLOWE, MORITZ, PAYEUR, RUSH, WILK submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Monday, May 13, 1996
Taken from the Leavenworth Times May 14, 1996 by Sue Rush. Death date May 13, 1996.

GERALD L. FINK

Gerald L. Fink, Leavenworth, died Monday, May 13, 1996, at the Eisenhower VA Medical Center. He was 73.

He was born Feb.23, 1923, in Leavenworth, the son of Leo and Edna Payeur Fink.

Mr. Fink had served in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II.

He had worked as a self-employed farmer for a time but spent most of his working years as a heavy equipment operator for Lexeco Construction.

He was a member of St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, Lansing.

He married Patricia Rush on March 2, 1954, in Lansing. She survives. Other survivors include four daughters, Terri Moritz, Debbie Fink and Diana Marlowe, all of Lansing, and Janet Hensley, Leavenworth; four sons, Leo Fink, Wichita, David Fink, Leavenworth, Kenny Fink, Germany and Chris Fink, Lansing; two brothers, Albert Fink, Leavenworth, and Merlin Fink, Atchison; four sisters, Evalyn Linaweaver, Lansing, Regina Aaron and Eileen Wilk, both of Leavenworth, and Angela Forge, Manhattan; and 23 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Fink; and a grandson.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A parish prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church. The Rev. Frank Burger will officiate. Burial will follow at the Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames BARNETT, BERGMAN, HILL, HUNTZMAN, LINAWEAVER, ROURKE, SIMONIS, TERRILL, VESTAL submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Monday, June 10, 1996
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 6-11-1996 by Sue Rush.

Earl Jack Hill, Leavenworth, died Monday, June 10, 1996, at his home. He was 65.

He was born Jan. 14, 1931, at Independence, Mol, the son of Charles T. and Elsie Huntzman Hill.

Mr. Hill served in the Navy. He had worked as a salesman for Dolsberry Appliance and TV in Leavenworth.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Hill; one sister, Rosalie Simonis; and three brothers, Gerald Hill, Charles Hill and James Hill.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Hill and Lisa Barnett, both of Leavenworth; his mother, Elsie Vestal, Lansing; two brothers, Joe Hill, Leavenworth, and Alvan Hill, New York; three sisters, Betty Linaweaver, Ruth O'Rourke, Ferlview, Mo., and Coralee Lee Bergman, St Joseph, Mo.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Grave side services will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the . The Rev. Randall A. Terrill of the First Baptist Church will officiate.

Memorials may be given to the Hill family.

Obituary with surnames ADAMS, ALLEN, COGLEY, KOHN, LAUGHLIN, LENAHAN, PORTER, SMITH submitted by LV1996. Date of death Wednesday, July 31, 1996
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror Wednesday, 07-Aug-1996

Helen P. Lenahan, 78 Lenexa, passed away July 31, at home and was born into eternal life.

She was born Helen Pauline Laughlin on Dec. 17, 1917 in Kanona, Ks. and married James Richard Lenahan on Sept 2., 1939. She worked at the SunFlower Ammunition Plant and later the All Star Dairy for 22 years before retiring in 1983. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Parish and the St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by her children, son Michael Lenahan and his wifek, Anna, Loveland, Colo. and daughters Suzanne Lenahan, of the home, Sister Mary Pat Lenahan, Leavenworth, Therese Lenahan, Olathe, Julie Cogley and her husband, Gary, Basehor; Joan Porter and her husband Chris, of Olathe.

She leaves two grandchildren: Kimberly Kohn and her husband Randy, Los Angeles, Calif. and Christine Adams and her husband Rick of Shreveport, La. Two step Grandchildren: Carey Seetin and husband David of Lenexa and Chris Cogley and companion LaShawn, of Kansas City. Seven great grandchildren; Sisters: Elaine Allen of Overland Park and Marge Smith and her husband Bob, Blue Springs, Mo. and Nieces and Nephews.

The family suggests Memorial Contributions to the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth retirement fund, Leavenworth and the American Diabetes Association.

Funeral services was held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Lenexa.

Obituary with surnames BREWER, HOLYFIELD, TINBERG submitted by LV1996. Date of death Thursday, August 1, 1996
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 07-Aug-1996.

Ethel C. "Tinberg" Holyfield, 101, Basehor, died Thursday, August 1, 1996, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.

Mrs. Holyfield was born May 11, 1895, South Park, KS. She was a lifetime area resident and homemaker/farmwife. A member of Basehor United Methodist Church; 55 year member of Basehor E.H.U., and a member of Basehor United Methodist Women's Day Circle.

Survivors include one daughter, Anna Jean Brewer, Basehor; one son Marlin Holyfield of Kansas City, KS; five brothers Bill Tiinberg and Otis Tinberg, both of Bonner Springs; Fred Tinberg, Linwood; Richard Tinberg, Tonganoxie; Russell Tinberg, Arlington, TX. and two sisters Ellen Chirsman and Iola Alexander both of Bonner Springs. Nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

One son, Jerry Holyfield preceded her in death, 1971.

Memorial contributions can be made a Basehore United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held at Alden-Harrington Funeral Home.

Obituary with surnames HUDSON, MALLONEE, NORTH, ROBERTSON, SURLES submitted by LV1996. Date of death Thursday, August 8, 1996
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 14-Aug-1996.

Robert Lloyd Surles, Sr., 75, Lawrence, died Thursday, Aug. 8, at his home in Lawrence.

Mr. Surles was born Oct. 5, 1920, in Lawrence, the son of Robert W. and Beatrice North Surles. He was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Surles had worked in construction and was a millwright until his retirement. He was a World War II Army Air Corps Veteran.

Survivors include two sons, Robert L. Surles, Jr., and Thomas R. Surles, both of Lawrence; two daughters, Terry K. Hudson, Kansas City, Mo., and Sandi Mallonee, Lawrence; one sister, Maxine Robertson, San Jose, Calif.; Five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Monday, Aug. 12, at the Eagle Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Pastor Keith Alberding officated.

Obituary with surnames BAKER, COBB, FOWLER, HENDRICK, PENNINGTON submitted by LV1996. Date of death Friday, August 9, 1996
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 14-Aug-1996

Arta Mae Fowler, 64, Basehor, died Friday, Aug. 9, at Cushing Memorial Hospital, Leavenworth. She was born Aug. 16, 1931 in Stigler, Okla., the daughter of Arthur and Jewel Pennington Hendrick.

Mrs. Fowler was a registered nurse who worked for the Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Leavenworth, for 30 years. She was a member of the American Nurses Association and the Retired Nurses Association.

She was united in marriage Aug. 20, 1953 in Raton, N.M. to Verl Dean Fowler. He preceded her in death on March 24, 1975. She was also preceded in death by her son, Gary D. Fowler, June 29, 1994.

Survivors include her son, Charles Edwin Fowler, Basehor; her daughter, Diana Dee Baker, McLouth; her sister, Betty J. Cobb, Liberal and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug 13 at the Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor.

Obituary with surnames DALTON, EMIG, FAIRCHILD, QUICK, WILSON submitted by LV1996. Date of death Saturday, August 10, 1996
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 14-Aug-1996

Mary Lorraine Emig, 83, Tonganoxie, died Saturday, Aug. 10, at her home

Funeral services will be Thursday, Aug. 15, 1996, 1 p.m. at the Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. The Rev. Herman Karriker will officiate. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Leavenworth. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Emig was born Oct. 10, 1912, in Linn, Mo., the daughter of Elmer and Katie Wilson Quick. She moved to Tonganoxie from St. Louis, Mo., 24 years ago. She was a member of the Tonganoxie Assembly of God Church and Rinda Chapter #82, Order of the Eastern Star, Tonganoxie. Mrs Emig had been a WAC in World War II.

Survivors include three brothers, Chester Quick, Santa Cruz, Calif., Harvey Quick, St. Louis, Mo., and Paul Quick, Gravois Mills, Mo.; and two sisters, Alice M. Dalton, Tonganoxie, and Jane Fairchild, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Obituary with surnames FEAGANS, HOUSERMAN, ROSY submitted by LV1996. Date of death Monday, August 19, 1996
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 21-Aug-1996

Minnie H. Feagans, 97, Tonganoxie, died Monday, August 19, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City.

Mrs. Feagans was born Sept. 21, 1898, in David Creek, Geary County, the daughter of William and Emma Rosy Houserman. She was a seamstress for the Wolfe Brothers Clothing Store, Kansas City, Mo.

Survivors include one grandson, Paul D. Feagans, Tonganoxie; and one great-grandson, Charles E. Feagans.

The family will receive friends 6-8 pm Wednesday evening, Aug. 21, at the Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery, Junction City.

Obituary with surnames EDGERTON, KNAPP, MURR, OLIPHANT, STEED, STIGLMIRE submitted by LV1996. Date of death Monday, August 26, 1996
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 28-Aug-1996.

Ida Mildred Stiglmire, 88, of Leavenworth, died Monday, Aug. 26 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. She was born Nov. 2, 19907 in Fairmont, to Albert W. and Aletha M. Oliphint Knapp.

She graduated from Lansing High School. Following graduation, she married George Stiglmire on Jan. 30, 1929 in Leavenworth. She was a homemaker, a 4-H leader, a member of the SDCS at Jarbalo United Methodist Church, and a Little Stranger Extension Unit member.

She is survived by two daughters, Delores Edgerton, Huntsville, Ala. and Orzella Steed, Leavenworth; one sone, John Stiglmire, Leavenworth; two brothers, Clarence Knapp, Lawrence, and Albert Knapp, Jr., Basehor; one sister, Virginia Murr, Monte Vista, Colo.; nine grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a grandson, Mark Stiglmire, a brother, Irvin Knapp and a sister, Dorothy Knapp.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 29 at the Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home at 2 p.m., with Pastor Chuck Kallaus of the Jarbalo United Methodist church officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery

Obituary with surnames FORSHEE, GRANT, HELMER, YOUNGER submitted by LV1996. Date of death Saturday, August 31, 1996
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 04-Sep-1996.

George Forshee, 76, Tonganoxie, died Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center. He was born Aug. 11, 1920 in Pleasant Grove, Ark., the son of George and Lizzie Younger Forshee. He had lived in this area since 1956. Mr. Forshee retired in 1985 from the maintenance department at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City.

Survivors include: three brothers, Truman Forshee, Topeka, Gerald Forshee, Niles, Mich., and Gene Forshee, Tonganoxie; two sisters, Irmalee Hellmer, Sacramento, Calif., and Vonita Grant, Lawery City, Mo.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

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