Leavenworth County, Kansas Obituaries

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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 EASTERBERG, IOERGER, KEATH, LINDEMOOD submitted by LV2000. Date of death Sunday, October 1, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror Wednesday, October 11, 2000

Doran (Lee) Ioerger
1921-2000

A family memorial service for Doran (Lee) Ioerger, 79, Indianola, Okla, will be in November in Elk Falls, Kan.

Mr. Ioerger died Oct. 1, 2000, at Veterans Hospital in Muskogee, Okla. He was born June 11, 1921, in Independence, Kan.

Mr. Ioerger formerly lived in Tonganoxie and Leavenworth. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. He was a member of Hiram Lodge, Scottish Rite Consistory of Fort Leavenworth, American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Rotary International and 32nd Degree Mason.

He married Mary E. Keath on July 4, 1942, in Burlington. She survives, of the home. Other survivors include a daughter, Billie I. Easterberg, Kansas City, Kan.; a son, Terry Ioerger, Pratt; a sister, Pauline Lindemood, Overland Park; and two granddaughters.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Disabled American Veterans or Veterans of Foreign Wars.

The Cremation Society of Oklahoma, 2103 E. Third St., Tulsa, 74104, handled arrangements.

Obituary with surnames BRUGGEMAN, CAMPBELL, JOHNSTON, KIRKPATRICK, OAKSON, RASMUSSEN, SMITH, TURNER submitted by LV2000. Date of death Saturday, October 7, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, October 11, 2000

Carl A. Oakson
1902-2000

A memorial service for Carl A. Oakson, 98, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa.

Mr. Oakson, a former Tonganoxie resident, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at Select Specialty Hospital in Topeka. He was born Aug. 24, 1902, in Basehor, the son of John A. and Pearl Dove Turner Oakson. He had lived in Topeka for five years, moving there from Tonganoxie, where he had lived since 1944.

Mr. Oakson was the owner of Oakson Hardware Store in Tonganoxie from 1947 until he retired in 1971. Prior to World Ward II, he owned the Oakson Garage in Kansas City, Kan. He then worked at the North American Aviation Company during the war. After the war, he moved to the Tonganoxie area and farmed and operated an auto repair shop until 1947.

He was a member of the Tonganoxie United Methodist Church. He was a life member of the Henri Masonic Lodge No. 190 AF&AM in Tonganoxie and a 32nd degree member of the Scottish Rite Bodies in Lawrence.

Mr. Oakson served a term on the Tonganoxie School Board. He was a graduate of the Dafer School, Dafer, Kan.

He married Mildred J. Rasmussen on Oct. 10, 1925, in Olathe. She died on Jan. 11, 1966. He married Elizabeth Jane Johnston Campbell on Feb. 9, 1969, in Tonganoxie. She died on Oct. 25, 1997.

Survivors include two sons, Dale Oakson, Ozawkie, and Bob Oakson, Lecompton; two stepsons, John Campbell, Georgetown, Ky., and Jack L. Campbell, Ozawkie; two stepdaughters, JoAnn Smith, Thorton, Colo., and Jane Bruggeman, West Minster, Colo.; a brother, John Oakson, Colorado Springs; a sister, Wanda Oakson Kirkpatrick, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; seven grandchildren, 23 stepgrandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Inurnment is planned for Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Masonic Home of Kansas, sent in care of Barnett Funeral Home, 820 Liberty, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, 66066.

Obituary with surnames BLANCHET, CARTER, HOMMERTZHEIM, MILLER, REED, SCHOENECKER, SMITH, ZOGELMAN submitted by LV2000. Date of death Monday, October 9, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, October 11, 2000

Martha B. "Marty" Miller
1928-2000

Services for Martha B. "Marty" Miller, 72, Leoti, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Leoti, with the Revs. Meinrad Miller and Chuck Mazouch officiating. Burial will be in Leoti Cemetery.

Mrs. Miller died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at the Wichita County Long Term Unit in Leoti. She was born March 16, 1928, in Nashville, Kan., the daughter of Nicholas and Gertrude Hommertzheim Schoenecker. She had been a Leoti resident since 1958 and was co-owner of the Miller Café from 1976 until she retired in 1983. She also operated a day care center from 1884 until 1993.

She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Leoti and a member of St. Anthony Alter Society.

She married Martin Miller on April 26, 1958, in Wichita. He survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Stephen Miller, Tonganoxie, and the Rev. Meinrad Miller, Atchison; a daughter, Kathleen Reed, Albany, N.Y.; three brothers, Bart Schoenecker, Akron, Colo., Pete Schoenecker, Valley Center, and Joe Schoenecker, Benedict; six sisters, Anna Schoenecker, Josephine Blanchet and Sister Mary Schoenecker, all of Wichita, Christine Carter, Hutchinson, Betty Smith, Kingman, and Bertha Zogelman, Florence; and four grandchildren.

Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. today at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Leoti. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Price and Sons Funeral Home, Leoti.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the church or to the Wichita County Long Term Care Unit, sent in care of the funeral home.

Obituary with surnames BACKENSTOSE, CONNEL, GRACE, KRAMER, MAGILL, PUCKETT, WILK submitted by LV2000. Date of death Wednesday, October 18, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 25-Oct-2000

Clara Maye Kramer
1929-2000

Services for Clara Maye Kramer, 71, rural McLouth, were Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at Sacred Heart Church in Tonganoxie with Rev. Mark Goldasich officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Kramer died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth. She was born Jan. 13, 1929, in McLouth, the daughter of Edgar Gheen and Clara "Irene" Magill Grace. She was a lifelong resident of the McLouth area.

Mrs. Kramer retired in 1998 after serving many years as the secretary and office manager for Mount Calvary Cemetery in Leavenworth, She also served more than 10 years as secretary for the St. Casimir-Sacred Heart Church office in Leavenworth.

She had been bookkeeper for the Jefferson County Co-op elevator in Oskaloosa and the Jefferson County Memorial Hospital in Winchester. Mrs. Kramer had also taught school for a short time at the Valley Grove School in southeast Jefferson County.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Tonganoxie and of the Ladies Altar Society of St. Lawrence Church in Easton.

She was a 50-year member, treasurer and secretary of the Plum Grove Grange, a member and past treasurer and secretary of the Jefferson County Historical Society.

She was also a member and sewing volunteer with the Crackerjack 4-H Club in Jefferson County.

She was a 1947 graduate of McLouth High School and attended Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia.

She married Andean Francis Kramer on April 22, 1950, in Tonganoxie. He survives, of the home.

Other survivors include five sons, Kenneth Kramer, McLouth, Kevin M. Kramer, Manhattan, Kan., Kerry M. Kramer, McLouth, Kelly M. Kramer, Peachtree City, Ga., and Kris M. Kramer, Lawrence; three daughters, Sue A. Kramer, Puyallup, Wash.,Audeana M. Connel, Lansing, and Glenda G. Wilk, Topeka; two brothers, Paul Dean Grace, Lawrence, and Ernest Grace, Bloomington, Ill.; two sisters, Jeanette "Betty" Puckett, Seattle, and Aleen Backenstose, Rochester, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

An infant son, Morris Ray Kramer, died in 1953.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Sacred Heart Church of Tonganoxie or the Jefferson County Historical Society, sent in care of Barnett Funeral Home, 820 Liberty, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, 66066-0416.

Obituary with surnames DRULEY, JOHNSON, KESSELRING, WEST submitted by LV2000. Date of death Thursday, October 19, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, Oct 25 2000

Brook Tyler West

Services for Brook Tyler West, infant daughter of Tyler and Brandyn (Kesselring) West, Lenexa, were Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at the Central Church of the Nazarene in Lenexa. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery.

She died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at her home. She was born Aug. 27, 2000, inOverland Park.

Survivors include her parents; two brothers, Blake and Brady, of the home; her grandparents, Eric and Connie Kesselring, Lenexa, and Chuck and Patty West, formerly of Tonganoxie and now of Gower, Mo.; her great-grandparents L. H. Kesselring, Marietta, Ohio, Helen Johnson, Hendersonville, Tenn., and Doris Druley, Tonganoxie.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Central Church of the Nazarene Building Fund. The memorials will be directed to the nursery.

Amos Family Chapel, Lenexa, handled arrangements.

Obituary with surnames CROFT, EBBERT, ELLIS, MAXFIELD, WHITAKER submitted by LV2000. Date of death Sunday, October 29, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror Wednesday, November 15, 2000

Warren G. Whitaker
1923-2000

Services for Warren G. Whitaker, 77, Tonganoxie, were Nov. 1, 2000, at Ward Funeral Home, Washington, Kan., followed by military graveside services at Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mr. Whitaker died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at his home.

He was born Sept. 27, 1923, in Tonganoxie, the son of G. D. and Alta (Croft) Whitaker.

He graduated from Tonganoxie High School. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1951 with a bachelor's degree in agriculture. He returned in 1993 to Tonganoxie from Washington. Mr. Whitaker served in the 347th Infantry 87th Division of the U.S. Army in World War II before attending college. He was the Washington and Clay County supervisor for the Farmer's Home Administration for 27 years before retiring in 1983.

He had been a member of the Washington Rotary Club, Frontier Masonic Lodge No. 104, American Legion and the USD 222 school board.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Washington, and joined the Congregational Church upon moving back to Tonganoxie.

He married Mary Katherine Ellis on April 9, 1948, in Ottawa. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Diane Ebbert, Tonganoxie; a son, Greg Whitaker, Tonganoxie; a sister, Sophie Maxfield, Michigan City, Ind.; a brother, Edwin Whitaker, Mount Dora, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames EIBES, PETERSON, SAULTZ, SCHLAGEL submitted by LV2000. Date of death Tuesday, October 31, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, Nov 8 2000

Paul Peterson
1935-2000

Services for Paul L. Peterson, 65, Bonner Springs, were Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at Sacred Heart School, Shawnee. Burial was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Kansas City, Kan.

Mr. Peterson died Oct. 31, 2000, at the Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. He was born Feb. 2, 1935, in Linwood.

He was a mechanic who had worked for Schwerman Trucking and Pitman Construction Co., retiring in 1995. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Teamsters Local Union No. 541.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Carolyn Peterson, of the home; three sons, Michael P. Peterson and Mark E. Peterson, both of Bonner Springs, and David W. Peterson, Easton; three daughters, Becky S. Schlagel, Bonner Springs, Peggy Peterson, Linwood, and Sandy Saultz, Tonganoxie; three brothers, John Peterson, Scranton, Ed Peterson, Osage City, and Charles Peterson, Basehor; a sister, Helen Eibes, Bonner Springs; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames AKERS, ANGLE, HOFFHINES, HOGAN, MCGOUGH, MEDLING, MOORE, OCONNOR, WHITE submitted by LV2000. Date of death Friday, November 3, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Elizabeth Anne Hoffhines
1923-2000

Services for Elizabeth Anne Hoffhines, 77, Lawrence, were Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Mark Goldasich officiating. Burial was in National Cemetery in Leavenworth.

Mrs. Hoffhines, a former Tonganoxie resident, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. She was born April 23, 1923, in Hartford, Kan., the daughter of John Francis and Elizabeth Muriel O'Connor. She was a homemaker who was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie.

Her husband, Thomas E. Hoffhines Sr., died Dec. 14, 1985.

Survivors include eight sons, Thomas E. Hoffhines Jr., Everett, Wash., Stephen P. Hoffhines, Washington, D.C., Gary W. Hoffhines, Kansas City, Kan., Mark G. Hoffhines and Anthony Hoffhines, both of Tonganoxie, Vincent H. Hoffhines and Chris D. Hoffhines, both of McLouth, and John F. Hoffhines, Lawrence; six daughters, Muriel Akers, Kansas City, Kan., Anne McGough, North Kansas City, Mo., Theresa Moore, Milsap, Tex., Barbara Medling, Ozawkie, Julia White, Brookfield, Ohio, and Linda Angle of Germany; a sister, Peggy Hogan, Wichita; 44 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames KREMBZOW, KROB, RYAN, TINGLE submitted by LV2000. Date of death Tuesday, November 7, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror Wednesday, November 15, 2000

Pearl C. Tingle
1917-2000

Graveside services for Pearl C. Tingle, 83, Lawrence, were Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence.

Mrs. Tingle died Nov. 7, 2000, on the family farm in Leavenworth County near Tonganoxie, the daughter of Fred and Hattie Krembzow Korb.

She had worked for Johnson's grocery, Independent Laundry and Kansas Color Press. She retired in 1975.

She married Orvil "Jack" Tingle on Sept. 21, 1936. He died on Sept. 2, 1998.

Survivors include two daughters, Jo Etta Ryan and Anita Tingle of Lawrence; two sons, James Tingle of Lawrence and Ed Tingle of Kansas City, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. A son, Orvil Tingle Jr., died in 1993.

Obituary with surnames HILL, HUGHES, INGERSON, WINKLER submitted by LV2000. Date of death Tuesday, November 14, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror Wednesday, November 15, 2000

Robin Joseph Winkler
1971-2000

Services for Robin Joseph Winkler, 29, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at Davis Funeral Chapel in Leavenworth, with the Rev. David Showalter officiating. Burial will follow in Fall Creek Cemetery, Jarbalo.

Mr. Winkler died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at his home. He was born May 15, 1971, in Leavenworth, the son of James K. and Elvira Ingerson Winkler.

He worked for Geiger Ready Mix Co. as a truck driver and was awarded Driver of the Year by the company. He also had worked for the Schwinn Dairy and for Holland Feed Store.

He was a member and leader of 4-H Green Promise, a member of the Grange andthe Junior Grange and a member of Future Farmers of America, in which he won several awards. He also played football and track in high school.

He attended the First Baptist Church in Leavenworth and was a member of the New Way Singers of the church.

Survivors include two sons, Derrick Joseph Winkler and Daniel Thomas Winkler, of the home; his mother and father, of rural McLouth; his grandmother, Cleo Ingerson, Leavenworth; a brother, James Winkler, Jarbalo; and two sisters, Cathy Hill, Camden Point, Mo., and Wendy Hughes, Ellinwood. A brother, Michael Edward Winkler, died May 12, 2000.

Obituary with surnames CROSS, KELLY, MCINTOSH, TATE submitted by LV2000. Date of death Monday, November 27, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, December 6, 2000

April L. Kelly
1972-2000

Services for April Lynn Tate Kelly, 28, Bonner Springs, were Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawnee. Burial was in Bonner Springs Cemetery.

Ms. Kelly died Nov. 27, 2000, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., following a traffic accident. She was born April 10, 1972, in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Survivors include two children, Wyatt Dale Kelly and Lesley Rose Kelly, Bonner Springs; the children`s father, Bill Kelly, Bonner Springs; her parents, Joy Tate, Bonner Springs, and Leon Tate, Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Lisa Tate, Lenexa; maternal grandparents, Jean and Mary Cross, Tonganoxie; paternal grandparents, Elsie McIntosh, Drury, Mo., and Loyd Tate, Ava, Mo.; maternal great-grandmother, Goldie Cross, Kearney, Mo.

Obituary with surnames ADAMS, HILL, JONES, MOCK, WEEKS submitted by LV2000. Date of death Wednesday, November 29, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, December 6, 2000

Gertus H. Jones
1920-2000

A memorial service for former Tonganoxie resident Gertus H. Jones, 80, Kansas City, Kan., were Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Tonganoxie Christian Church, with the Rev. Ben Saathoff officiating. Inurnment was in National Cemetery in Leavenworth.

Mr. Jones died last Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at his home. He was born Jan. 11, 1920, in Philadelphia, the son of William F. and Josephine (Labbadie) Jones.

He was a retired electrician for Swift and Co. in Kansas City, Kan. After retirement, he ran the marina at Leavenworth State Fishing Lake in Tonganoxie.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II who served with the 503rd Airborne Regimental Combat Team. He was a member of the Tonganoxie Christian Church and the Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271. He married Geraldine Weeks on May 12, 1946.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, James P. Jones, Basehor; Daniel Jones, Piper; and Robin Jones, Tonganoxie; two daughters, Judy Mock, Piper, and Becky Hill, Sweet Springs, Mo.; a sister, Josephine M. Adams of Arizona; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames LANDENSLAGGER, PFLAUM, PIERCE, ROBERTSON, VISOCSKY, WILEY submitted by LV2000. Date of death Wednesday, November 29, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, December 6, 2000

Leroy T. Wiley
1930-2000

Services for Leroy T. Wiley, 70, Leavenworth, were at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Leavenworth, with the Rev. Gary Applegate officiating. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Mr. Wiley died last Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Providence Place Nursing Home.

He was born Aug. 5, 1930, in Leavenworth, the son of Roy and Marguite (Hammond) Wiley.

Mr. Wiley owned Wiley Auto Salvage in Leavenworth. He was a fourth degree member of Joseph D. Hurley Assembly, Knights of Columbus Counsel No. 900 and a 20-year member of the Eagles Aerie No. 55.

He married Barbara Landenslagger on June 28, 1958, in Leavenworth. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include four sons, Brian Earl Wiley, Lawrence, Kevin Michael Wiley, Clearwater, Fla., Steven Thomas Wiley, Leavenworth, Jason Scott Wiley, Mission; three daughters, Melissa Ann Pierce and Barbara Lee Pflaum, DeSoto, and Aida Marie Robertson, Leavenworth; two brothers, Louis L. Wiley, Yuma, Ariz., and Edward J. Wiley, Leavenworth; and a sister, Patricia Visocsky, Yuma, Ariz.

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