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Obituary with surnames FINK, FLORA, LICKTIEG, VOTT, WIESINGER submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Wednesday, August 26, 1998
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Aug., 24, 1998 by Sue Rush. Death date Wed., Aug. 26, 1998.

Henry Fink

Henry R. Fink, Leavenworth, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, at Saint John Hospital. He was 93.

He was born Nov. 3, 1904, in Leavenworth County, the son of Peter and Mary Wiesinger Fink.

Mr. Fink was a self-employed farmer for many years and worked for a time for Kickapoo Township. He also worked for the Lansing State Prison and retired from there.

He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church.

He married Elizabeth "Lena" Flora on April 14, 1937, at St. Joseph of the Valley Church. She died in 1991.

He was also preceded death by two infant children, Henry Joseph Fink and Elizabeth Louise fink; nine brothers, Peter Fink, Leo Fink, Herman Fink, Ernest Fink, George Fink, Louis Fink, Joe Fink, Albert Fink and Alis Fink; and two sisters, Anna Vott and Mary Forge.

He is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Vistitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel where a parish rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Church. The Rev. Fergus Licktieg, O. Carm., will officiate. Burial will be at the Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph of the Valley Church.

Obituary with surnames BENGE, BLOCKBURGER, BRIEN, SMITH, SPINDLER submitted by Sue Rush 1998. Date of death Sunday, October 18, 1998
RITA PAULENE SPINDLER, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, at her Leavenworth home. She was 70.
She was born July 9, 1928, in Stockton, the daughter of John and Pauline Benge.
She attended schools in Leavenworth and graduated from Leavenworth High. She worked as a tax preparer and taught tax school at H & R Block, retiring after 14 years of service.
Mrs. Spindler had been a member of the Leavenworth Coin Club, Leavenworth County Genealogical Society and the Girl Scouts.
She married Russell A. Spindler on July 22, 1949, in Leavenworth. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include three daughters, Cheryl D. Smith, Leavenworth, Linda R. O'Brien, Wesfield, Wis., and Dr. Jayna L. Spindler, Atlanta, Ga.; a son James Marc Spindler, Wetmore, Colo., a brother, James F. Benge; two sisters, Doris Blockburger and Lois Benge; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren
. She is preceded in death by a grandson and a granddaughter. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Belden-Seston-Sumpter Funeral Chapel.
Graveside services will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery, with the Rev. Mary Jackson officiating.
Memorial contributins may be given to the Hospice of Leavenworth.

Obituary with surnames ATCHISON, BLANK, CIES, EDWARDS, FITCH, KIERNS, LIMPUS, LOHMAN, MOSER, RODENBURG, STEBBINS submitted by Sue Rush 1998. Date of death Wednesday, November 4, 1998
Taken from the Leavenworth Times November 4, 1998

Mary Edwards Limpus

Mary Edwards Limpus, 80, of Lansing, KS died Wednesday, Nov. 4 1998 at her home. She was born March 24, 1918 in Leavenworth the daughter of Burr and Emma Rodenburg Moser.

She attended Lansing Schools and graduated from Lansing High School.

She worked for Hallmark Cards and retired as a supervisor in 1973 after 25 years.

She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Leavenworth, and was active serving on the Board of Social Concerns and the Altar Guild. She was a member of the Lansing Community Club and the Lansing Historical Society.

She married Harold Edwards on July 23, 1937 and he preceded her in death in 1979. She then married L. R. "Bud" Limpus in September of 1980, he died in 1983.

She is survived by a daughter Sharon Fitch and son-in-law Jack Fitch of Lansing, Ks., 2 stepchildren Sheila Stebbins, Olathe, Ks, and Gary Limpus, Blue Spring, Mo. Two grandchildren Jill Blank, Lansing, Ks and Jeff Fitch, Olathe, Ks. Four great grandchildren Tyler, Trevor, Zachary and Halie.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruth Cies, Ann Atchison, Christine Lohman, Burretta Kierns and one brother Chris Moser.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m Friday at the Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. David Hall officiating.

Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Friends may call at the Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials are requested to the Trinity Lutheran Church, St. John Hospice or the Lansing Historical Society.

Obituary with surnames BIETKA, ELLIOTT, JACKSON submitted by Linda Darity. Date of death Thursday, December 17, 1998
from the Leavenworth Times, Friday, Dec. 18, 1998

Joseph L. "Joe" Bietka, Leavenworth, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998, at North Kansas City Hospital. He was 67
He was born Now. 4, 1931, in Leavenworth, the son of Joseph A. and Bernetta Bartlett Bietka
He served four years in the Navy, serving as a gunner on the USS Yorktown from 1952-56. He then was employed at Kansas Power and Light and retired as a gas foreman in 1989, after 32 years.
He was a member of the Eagles No. 55, and the American Legion.
He was a member of the Church of the Open Door.
He married Nora E. Elliott June 25, 1961, at the Church of the Open Door in Leavenworth. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Joe Bietka, Leavenworth; and a sister, Maurine Jackson, Leavenworth.
Friends may call at the Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Sunday with a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. David L. Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames AMER, JOHNSON, MITCHUM, WARRINGTON submitted by Sue Rush 1999. Date of death Sunday, April 11, 1999
Taken from the Leavenworth Times April 12, 1999 by Sue Rush

Loyce Johnson dies April 11, 1999

Loyce M. Johnson died Sunday, April 11, 1999, at his home in Leavenworth. He was 78.

He was born September 18, 1920, in Mapleton, the son of Paul B. and Hazel M. Amer Johnson.

He married Eileen M. Mitchum on June 8, 1946, in Nevada, Mo. She survives of the home.

He worked as a sheriff's deputy in Leavenworth County. He was a telephone installer at Fort Leavenworth until he retired.

He was a member of the First Christian Church, the Hancock Masonic Lodge at Fort Leavenworth. He was a member of the American Legion, Elks Lodge in Nevada, Mo., and was a former member of the Scottish Rite and the Abdullah Shrine.

Other survivors include a daughter, Jerre Warrington, Newport News, Va.; a brother, Robert Mitchum, Greensburg; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Lyle Johnson.

A memorial service will be on 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, at the First Christian Church.

There will be no visitation.

The Davis Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Shrine for Crippled Children, or the First Christian Church. (he is buried at the Leavenworth National Cemetery on 5 Hi-way)

Obituary with surnames JAMIESON submitted by Robert A. Wood. Date of death Saturday, July 31, 1999
I would like to communicate with anyone who is researching the surname JAMIESON, ( Janet, Robert, Peter, Thomas, Joseph , William, Julia. who moved to Leavenworth in 1855 from CANADA

I am researching,and have signifigat documentation of my GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER, ROBERT JAMIESON who moved ( along with his wife and entire family of 7 children) , from KINGSTON, ONTARIO, CANADA to LEAVENWORTH , KANSAS in 1854.
ROBERT JAMIESON born Parish of DENNY, County of STIRLING, SCOTLAND, 2, APRIL, 1799
)his wife) JULIA McKITTRIK, born 1, JUNE, 1810 in IRELAND
They were married 16, AUGUST,1832 in KINGSTON ONTARIO, CANADA
Their children were;
JENNETTE ( JANET) born 1833 CANADA
THOMAS, born 19,DECEMBER, 1834, PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, ONTARIO, CANADA
PETER, born 22, March, 1837, KINGSTON ONTARIO CANADA
MARY, born 1837* ONTARIO, CANADA ( *= 1860 Leavenworth Census)
ROBERT, born 13, APRIL, 1842, KINGSTON, ONTARIO, CANADA
JOSEPH A., born 17, SEPTEMBER, 1844 CANADA
WILLIAM, born 24, OCTOBER, 1841 CANADA

Please let me know if there is any further information you require.

Until next time;
Robert A. Wood
A member of the Leavenworth County Genealogical Society

Obituary with surnames BIEVER, HOWARD, LAWRENCE, LOGAN, PIERRON, REED, RUSH, THOMPSON, WAGNER, WELLS submitted by Sue Rush 1999. Date of death Sunday, September 12, 1999
from The Leavenworth Times

JACQULINE G. "Jackie" HOWARD, Easton, died Sunday, Sept, 12, 1999, at Cushing Hospital in Leavenworth. She was 37.
She was born Feb. 6, 1962, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Leo and Nancy Lawrence Wagner.
She attended Easton Schools and Pleasant Ridge High School, where she was active in sports. She graduated in 1980. She was employed at Armed Forces Insurance Co. in Leavenworth, as a customer service representative in the marketing department.
She was active in her church, the St. Lawrence Church of Easton, as a member, and as a member of the church choir. She was a coach of her daughters's softball and basketball teams.
She married William "Bill" Howard, Feb. 21, 1981, at the St. Lawrence Church in Easton. He survives at the home.
She was also survied by a son, Blake W. Howard, and a daugher, Alison N. Howard, both of the home; her parents, Duane and Nancy Reed, Easton; a brother John D. Wagner, Easton; a stepbrother, Wes Reed, Easton; four sisters, Karen J. Logan, Easton, Linda Biever, Leavenworth, Vickie L. Pierron, Easton, and Barbara Rush, Lansing; and two step-sisters, Jackie Thompson, Leavenworth and Kristina Wells, Effingham.
She was preceded in death by her father, Leo Wagner, in 1964.
Friends may call at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel after 3 p.m. Wednesday, with a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. A Parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Lawrence Church, Easton, with the Rev. David Rabe officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Memorials are requested to the St. Lawrence Catholic Church or to a trust fund for the children in care of First Nation Bank, Easton branch, 216 W. Riley, Easton, KS 66020, or in care of Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 500 Oak St., Leavenworh, KS 66048.

Obituary with surnames BEYING, BOWERS, CROOK, LAND, MOWERY, NOLL, NYHART, SCHRICK, UHLRICH, WAGNER submitted by Sue Rush 2000. Date of death Sunday, April 23, 2000
Leavenworth Times April 25, 2000

Eugene F. Beying, Easton, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at his home. He was 82.

Mr. Beying was born May 19, 1917, in Easton, The son of Peter and Anna Nyhart Beying. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Easton. He was a former member of the church council and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 818.

He served on the Easton school boards No. 72 and No. 449, served on Farm Bureau Board, served on the Leavenworth County Conservation District Board and was a charter member of the Easton Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Easton Lions Club. He was self-employed in agriculture until his retirement.

He married Ceilia Wagner June 11, 1941, at St. Lawrence Church, Easton. She survives.

Other survivors include three daughters, Virginia Mowery, Donna Crook and Linda Land, all of Easton; two sons, Robert and Lawrence Beying, both of Easton; three sisters, Nina Schrick, Nortonville, Ina Uhlrich, McLouth; Mildres Bowers, Cowgill, Mo; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Margie Noll.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the St. Lawrence Church, Easton, with a parish vigil at 7:30 p.m. today at the church, where friends may call after 3 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. David Rabe and the Rev. Keith Lunsford co-celebrating. Burial will follow at the St. Lawrence Church Cemetery.

Memorials are requested to the St. Lawrence Catholic Church or to the Hospice of Leavenworth in care of the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth, KS 66048.

Obituary with surnames ALYEA, ARD, BRANN, BROWN, BURDICK, CAREY, FIELD, FLETCHER, GWILLIM, HOLLINGSHEAD, MCOSKEY, TUCKER submitted by Sue Rush 2000. Date of death Monday, May 22, 2000
Leavenworth Times, Wednesday, May 24, 2000

Marie M. Hollingshead, Lansing, died Monday, May 22, 2000 at her home. She was 81.

She was born on March 14, 1919 at Moran, Kansas, the daughter of William and Ann Eunice (Field) Gwillim.

Marie married Al Hollingshead on July 23, 1947 in Leavenworth. He survives of the home.

She attended schools at Pleasant Prairie Country school, and graduated from La Harpe High School, in 1937, La Harpe, Kansas. After her schooling she worked as a comptomer operator for 2 years in Manhattan, KS and Wichita, KS, and later went to work for Standard Oil Company, also of Wichita, KS. In 1944 she joined the United States Navy and worked as a keypunch operator stationed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Naval Aviation Supply Depot. After 2 years in the military, she went to work for Caldwell Heavy Equipment, of Wichita, KS, then she moved to Leavenworth and went to work for the VA Medical Center as a nurses aide, for 38 years, retiring in 1982.

Mrs. Hollingshead was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Leavenworth for most of her life, she was also a member of the Church's Sarah Circle group and she especially loved going to bible study classes at the Church. She enjoyed playing cards at the Salvation Army, reading and traveling all over the world, visiting friends and family.

Mrs. Hollingshead is survived by her husband, one son: William Hollingshead, Silver Lake, Kansas, one daughter: Mary Burdick, Ashaway, Rhode Island, five sisters: Ruby Brann, Lawrence, Kansas, Helen Ard, Wichita, Kansas, Betty Carey, Chanute, Kansas, Doris Alyea, of South Dakota, Carroll McCoskey, Kansas City, Missouri, five Grandchildren; jennifer Hollingshead, Caroline Brown, Jennifer Tucker, Hether Fletcher, Neil Burdick and two Great-grandsons: Tyler and Austin.

Preceding her in death are her parents, and one son: Roland D. Hollingshead.

Visitation for Mrs. Hollingshead will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2000 at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hollingshead will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2000 at the First United Methodist Church Leavenworth with burial following in the Mount Muncie Cemetery, Leavenworth.

Family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church.

Obituary with surnames GNIP, PATE submitted by Mary Pate. Date of death Tuesday, June 6, 2000
Leavenworth Times of June 8, 2000:

MARTHA M. GNIP

Martha M. Gnip, 94, a resident of Delmar Gardens of Lenexa, KS, died there on Tuesday, June 6, 2000. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Casimir Catholic Church in Leavenworth with burial to follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Chapel, 6th and Olive in Leavenworth with a rosary being recited at 6:30 p.m. Memorials are requested to St. Casimir Catholic Church.

Mrs. Gnip was born in Leavenworth, KS, on July 4, 1905. She was married to Michael G. Gnip on June 10, 1936; he was a pharmacist, he preceded her in death in 1957. He owned and operated the Gnip's Drug Store in Leavenworth. Mrs. Gnip moved to Kansas City in 1964, where she resided until 1991. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church of Overland Park, KS, and lifetime member of the St. Casimir Catholic Church Altar Society in Leavenworth, KS. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Pate, Overland Park, KS; two grandchildren, Janice Curry and Joan Pate; and two great-grandchildren.

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