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 CARTER, SMITH submitted by LV2000. Date of death Wednesday, December 6, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 13-Dec-2000

Laura T. Smith
1937-2000

Services for former Tonganoxie resident Laura T. Smith, 63, Easton, were Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Smith died last Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center. She was born July 17, 1937, in Chickasha, Okla, the daughter of Douglas and Tomlene Bonnie (Carter) Smith.

She had attended the Episcopal Church in Lawrence and the Riverside Resources in Leavenworth.

Obituary with surnames BOYCE, CLARK, HARRISON, KNUTSON, LONG, PARISH, SUTTON, TUCKING submitted by LV2000. Date of death Wednesday, December 6, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 13-Dec-2000

Johnnie Edward Tucking
1911-2000

Graveside services for Johnnie Edward Tucking, 89, Tonganoxie, were Saturday at Spring Grove Cemetery in Boyle.

Mr. Tucking, a former Valley Falls resident, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center. He was born March 30, 1911, in Boyle.

He was a graduate of Winchester High School who farmed in the Valley Falls area until 1954. He then moved to Kansas City, Kan., and worked for Sealright until his retirement, when he returned to the Valley Falls area.

Survivors include a son, John Tucking, Kearney, Mo.; four daughters, LaVina Parish and Ruth Clark, both of Linwood, and Charlene Long and Rose Mary Sutton, both of Kansas City, Mo.; two stepsons, John Boyce, Topeka, and Don Boyce, Texas; and a stepdaughter, Karen Harrison, Topeka; a brother, Delmer Tucking, Valley Falls; a sister, Viola Knutson, California; 27 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames DEARINGER, FRAZIER, KOOSER submitted by LV2000. Date of death Wednesday, December 6, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 13-Dec-2000

Archie W. Dearinger
1921-2000

Services for Archie William Dearinger, 79, Basehor, were Saturday, Dec. 9,2000, at Alden-Harrington Funeral Home in Bonner Springs. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kan.

Mr. Dearinger died last Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. He was born March 23, 1921, in Turner.

He was a dairy farmer for more than 45 years and was a past member of the Kansas City, Kan., Masonic Lodge.

His wife, Virginia Dearinger, died in 1989.

Survivors include two sons, Danny Dearinger, Basehor, and John Dearinger, Montezuma, Kan.; a daughter, Pam Frazier, Basehor; a sister, Dorothy Kooser, Basehor; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Basehor Historical Society, sent in care of the funeral home.

Obituary with surnames BOWERS, FLORENCE, GRAF, KEMLER, LOHMAN submitted by LV2000. Date of death Monday, December 11, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 20-Dec-2000

Esther Mae Lohman
1922-2000

Services for Esther Mae Kemler Lohman, 78, Grandview, Wash., will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, in the Grandview United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.

Mrs. Lohman died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at the Grandview Health Care Center.

She was born March 22, 1922, in the home of her parents, Christopher and Ella (Williams) Kemler, outside of Basehor.

At the age of 12, her family's home was destroyed by fire, and they moved to Basehor.

Mrs. Lohman was educated in Basehor, earning a high school diploma in 1941. When she was a senior, she became ill with rheumatic fever. She won the battle against the disease, despite the lack of antibiotics. A doctor recommended piano lessons to strengthen her, so her parents purchased a piano that she enjoyed and kept for life.

After graduating, she worked for Bell Telephone Co., as a telephone operator in Bonner Springs.

On Jan. 18, 1948, she married Albert H. Lohman Jr. from Tonganoxie. Two days after the wedding, they moved to Grandview, Wash. She was a member of Euclid Homemakers Club. She and her husband were members of Farm Bureau and they were active in the Yakima Valley Junior Fair.

Mrs. Lohman was a member of the Grandview United Methodist Church and held several offices in the Women's Group.

After the death of her husband in 1968, she worked at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She worked at the nursing home for 20 years before retiring and was in the first certified nursing aide class that received a state license.

Survivors include a son, Terry Lohman, Leavenworth; two daughters, Marsha Graf, Grandview, Wash., and Lori Bowers, Kirkland, Wash.; a sister, Mildred Florence, Basehor; and eight grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames GRESS, HERMECK, NEWLAND, TYRELL submitted by LV2000. Date of death Tuesday, December 12, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 20-Dec-2000

George Gress
1921-2000

Services for George Gress, 79, Independence, Kan., were Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at the Church of The Epiphany, Episcopal, with the Rev. Gerald Eytcheson officiating. Entombment will be in the family niche at the Church of The Epiphany, Episcopal Columbarium. Cremation has taken place.

Mr. Gress died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at Glenwood Estates Nursing Home, where he had been a resident for the past several weeks. He was born Oct. 1, 1921, in Tonganoxie, the son of George Gress Sr. and Florence Mae (Tyrrell) Gress. He grew up and attended schools in the Tonganoxie area.

Mr. Gress was a farmer in earlier years, and after moving to Independence owned and operated the Arctic Ice Dock and fresh produce business, until he retired.

He was a member of the Church of The Epiphany, Episcopal and the AA.

He married Hilda Joan Newland on Sept. 29, 1943, in Tonganoxie. The couple later moved to Independence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include Tommy George Gress, South Lake, Texas, Robert Joe Gress, Pullman, Wash., and Fred Gress, Independence; a sister, Marie Hermeck, Garnett; and five grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the church, AA or the American Heart or Cancer societies.

Potts Chapel, Independence, handled arrangements.

Obituary with surnames BEHRINGER, DUNKIN, JOHNSON, KLAMM, SEWARD, SPARKS, STARNS submitted by LV2000. Date of death Thursday, December 14, 2000
: reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 20-Dec-2000

Hazel R. Starns
1912-2000

Services for Hazel R. Starns, 88, Leavenworth, were Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Home, Leavenworth. Burial was in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Mrs. Starns died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Lansing. She was born Feb. 17, 1912, in Shawnee, the daughter of Thomas A. and Katie May Behringer Johnson Sr.

She married Orval L. Starns on March 24, 1941, in Leavenworth and they farmed for many years. He died in 1988.

She was a member of the Fairmount Methodist Church, the Boling Grange and the Little Stranger Canning Club.

Survivors include four sisters, Dorothy Klamm, Basehor, Mary Alice Seward, Shawnee, Mildred Sparks, Tonganoxie, and Katherine Dunkin, Mount Vernon, Wash.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of Leavenworth or to St. John Home Health.

Obituary with surnames BARKER, CONNELL submitted by LV2000. Date of death Friday, December 15, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, December 20, 2000

Novella M. Connell
1919-2000

Services for Novella M. Connell, 81, a former Kansas City, Kan., resident were Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at Highland Park Funeral Home, Kansas City Kan. Burial was in Highland Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Connell died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at Country Haven Nursing Home in Paola. She was born Feb. 15, 1919, in Kansas City, Kan. She attended Assembly of God Church in Paola. She was a film processor for Photo File System from 1959 to 1982. She worked for Docusort from 1984 to 1990.

Her husband, David Connell Sr., died in 1999.

Survivors include a son, David Connell Jr., Paola; a daughter Phylles Jean Barker, Tonganoxie; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames AKERS, HOWERY, RAYMER, WILLIAMS submitted by LV2000. Date of death Friday, December 15, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 20-Dec-2000

Raymond G. Williams
1930-2000

Services for Raymond G. Williams, 70, Drexel, Mo., will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 22, 2000, at Runyan Funeral Home in Drexel. Burial will be in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel.

Mr. Williams died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at his home. He was born Feb. 16, 1930, in Kansas City, Mo.

He married Shirley Jean Akers on Feb. 17, 1949. They lived in the Kansas City, Kan., and Tonganoxie areas while he worked for Owens Corning Fiberglas for 36 years. During that time, he served as union steward for Insulation Production Workers Local No. 1. Upon retirement, the couple moved to Forsyth, Mo., and later to Drexel.

Mr. Williams was a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America Kaw Council for 10 years, was a member of the Drexel Christian Church, the Drexel Senior Citizens and he helped his wife found and run Classic Ceramics in Drexel.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; four sons, David Williams, Kansas City, Mo., Jim Williams, Edwardsville, Rick Williams, Tonganoxie, and Master Sgt. Randy Williams, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas; a daughter, Vickie Raymer, Louisville, Ky.; a sister, Nadine Howery, Independence, Mo.; a brother, William G. Williams, Kissee Mills, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Obituary with surnames AUFDERNBERGE, KESINGER, SHIVERS, STEAN submitted by LV2000. Date of death Wednesday, December 20, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie MirrorWednesday, December 27, 2000

Ronald D. Aufdemberge
1948-2000

Services for Ronald D. Aufdemberge, 52, Leavenworth, were Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Leavenworth, with the Rev. Ed Mease officiating.

Burial will be in Fall Creek Cemetery, Jarbalo.

Mr. Aufdemberge died last Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at Providence Medical Center. He was born Feb. 23, 1948, in Salina, the son of Martin and Hazel (Kerr) Aufdemberge.

Mr. Aufdemberge was a farmer. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Leavenworth, a former Tonganoxie school board member and a board member of Rural Water District No. 8 in Leavenworth County. He was a 1970 graduate of Kansas State University. On June 5, 1968, he married LaVera Kesinger. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Shivers, Allen, Texas, and Jill Stean, Leavenworth; two brothers, Robert Aufdemberge, Auburn, and Joel, Aufdemberge, Leavenworth; and two grandsons.

Obituary with surnames FARMER, LEE, PEDERSON, SKINNER submitted by LV2000. Date of death Sunday, December 31, 2000
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror Wednesday, January 3, 2001

Roland Farmer
1913-2000

Memorial services for Roland D. Farmer, 87, McLouth, will be at 11 a.m. today, Jan. 3, 2001, at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mr. Farmer died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at his home.

He was born June 3, 1913, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Forrest and Charlotte (Skinner) Farmer.

Mr. Farmer was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Tonganoxie.

In 1998, he retired from farming.

Survivors include three cousins, George Lee, McLouth, Loren Skinner, Escondido, Calif., and Charlotte Pederson, Kansas City, Kan.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time today at Quisenberry Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Leukemia Society of America, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, 66086.

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