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 BURKIN submitted by LV2001. Date of death Saturday, January 6, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, January 17, 2001

David Terry Burkin Sr.
1943-2001

Services for David Terry Burkin Sr., 57, Kansas City, Kan., were Thursday, Jan. 11, at Porter Funeral Home in Kansas City, Kan. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Burkin died Jan. 6, 2001, at his home. He was born July 24, 1943, in Kansas City, Kan., and had been a lifelong resident of the city.

He worked at Kroger Grocery Store and later for the Internal Revenue Service as an auditor. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include a daughter, Jennie Burkin, Tonganoxie; four sons, D. Scott, South Carolina, David Jr., Kansas City, Kan., and Stanley and Jerald "Bobby," both of Tonganoxie; two brothers, Jerry Franse, Kansas City, Kan., and Phillip Franse, Kentucky.

Obituary with surnames GELLHAUS, GILNER, HONN, JASPER, LICKTIEG, ODELL, WELLMAN, WOLKEN submitted by LV2001. Date of death Monday, January 8, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 17 Jan 2001

Beatrice Theresa Gilner
1911-2001

Services for Beatrice Theresa Gilner, 89, Garnett, were Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at St. John's Catholic Church in Greeley. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery, Greeley.

Mrs. Gilner died Jan. 8, 2001, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam. She was born Sept. 10, 1911, in Greeley, the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Wolken) Lickteig.

She was a Stanley Home Products dealer since 1954. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church; Alter Society 3rd order of the Carmelites, past chaplain of Veteran of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Pottawatomie Grange and Daughters of Isabel.

She married James Presley Gilner Jr. on Nov. 8, 1937, in Tenafly, N.J. He died Jan. 11, 1994.

Survivors include five sons, Frank Gilner, New Hampton, N.Y., Bob Gilner, Overland Park, Bernie Gilner, Paola, Andrew Thomas Gilner, Tonganoxie, and Jimmie Gilner, Harrisburg, Penn.; four daughters, Betty Wellman, Meriden, Carolyn O'Dell, Greeley, Mary "Kakie" Honn, LaCygne, and Terry Jasper, Bush City; four brothers, Dominic Lickteig, Defiance, Iowa, Father Bernard Lickteig, Scipio, Francis Lickteig, Shawnee, and Father Fergus Lickteig, Leavenworth; a sister, Betty Gellhaus, Greeley; 25 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and 12 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames CRIQUI, MCGHEE, SNOOK submitted by LV2001. Date of death Tuesday, January 9, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 17 Jan 2001

Jane Frances Criqui
1947-2001

Services for Jane Frances Criqui, 53, Tonganoxie, were Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Cremation and private inurnment were planned.

Mrs. Criqui died Jan. 9, 2001, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center. She was born July 5, 1947, in Topeka. She had worked for King Radio Corp. in Lawrence before her illness.

She married Glenn Criqui Jr. on Oct. 1, 1966, in Osage City. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Cory Criqui, Jarbalo; a daughter, Angela McGhee, Grandview, Mo.; a brother, Arthur Snook, Rogers, Ark.; and five grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames ALARD, CONHAGAN, COX, HOLLINGSWORTH, NEILL, STICKEL submitted by LV2001. Date of death Thursday, January 11, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror Wednesday, 17 Jan 2001

Addie L. Hollingsworth
1918-2001

Services for Addie Louise Hollingsworth, 82, Richmond, Kan., were Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Ben Saathoff officiating. Burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Hollingsworth died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at the Richmond Care Center in Richmond. She was born Jan. 21, 1918, in Cowgill, Mo., the daughter of Walter and Tilda (Cox) Neill. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist church in Hamilton, Mo.

She married Art Hollingsworth on Aug. 15, 1964, in Hamilton. He died Feb. 12, 1989.

Survivors include a son, David Hollingsworth, Olathe; a daughter, Norma J. Conhagan, Castro Valley, Calif.; a brother, Samuel Neill, Kansas City, Kan.; two sisters, Katherine Alard, Redbud, Ill., and Mildred Mae Stickel, Denver; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames CHAMPION, PEINE, SPAINHOWER, TARR submitted by LV2001. Date of death Friday, January 12, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror Wednesday, 17-Jan-2001

Donna Marie Peine
1941-2001

Services for Donna Marie Peine, 59, McLouth, were Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa, with the Rev. Scott Berry officiating. Burial was in Hardy Oaks Cemetery.

Ms. Peine, 59, McLouth, died early Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, in a one-vehicle accident three miles west of McLouth at the intersection of Kansas Highway 16 and Wellman Road. She was born June 15, 1941, in McLouth, the daughter of Frank S. and Rudy I. Tarr Champion. She lived in McLouth most of her life.

Ms. Peine was a food service supervisor for nine years at Ekdahl Dining Commons at Kansas University. She had also worked for several years at the Jefferson County register of deeds office in Oskaloosa and formerly had worked as a real estate agent for Gene Mosier Realty in Lawrence and Eudora.

She was a member of the McLouth United Methodist Church. She was a charter member and past president of Lady Eagles Auxiliary No. 4015 of Oskaloosa. She was a member of the Jefferson County Republican Women and had served as precinct committeewoman for Sarcoxie Township in Jefferson County.

Ms. Peine was a 1957 graduate of McLouth High School. She married Richard P. Peine on July 4, 1957, in Miami, Okla. They divorced in 1982.

Survivors include a son, Richard R. "Rudy" Peine, McLouth; a daughter, Denise Spainhower, Oskaloosa; two grandsons; and a granddaughter.

Obituary with surnames DENHOLM, ERICKSON, GILLESPIE, SLUITER submitted by LV2001. Date of death Saturday, January 13, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 17 Jan 2001

William D. Denholm Jr.
1924-2001

Services for William D. (Bill) Denholm Jr., 76, Manhattan, were Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at First Congregational Church, Manhattan, with the Rev. R. Kent Cormack officiating. Burial, with Masonic committal services, followed in the Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan.

Mr. Denholm was born Feb. 23, 1924, at Lawrence, the son of William Davis Denholm Sr. and Irene Cox Denholm. He grew up in Tonganoxie, where he attended Elmwood rural grade school. In 1941, he graduated from Tonganoxie High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in business in 1950 from Kansas State Agricultural College, Manhattan.

He was a World War II veteran, serving with the U.S. Army Air Corp Office of Strategic Services in Washington, D.C.

In 1950, Mr. Denholm began working for the Kansas Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company. In 1951, he was transferred to Huron, S.D., where he organized the South Dakota Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company and served as its manager.

In 1957, he returned to Manhattan, where he owned and operated a children's clothing store for several years. Later, he sold securities for Waddell & Reed Financial Services. In 1968, he established Denholm Realty Company and developed several areas of Manhattan.

He was a member of First Congregational Church, Lafayette Lodge No. 16, AF&AM, Manhattan Shrine Club, Pearce-Keller American Legion Post No. 17 and the Manhattan Country Club, all of Manhattan. Other memberships included the York Rite Bodies and Isis Shrine of Salina and Henri Lodge No. 190, AF&AM, and Rinda chapter No. 82, Order of Eastern Star, both of Tonganoxie.

He married Geneva A. Erickson on Nov. 18, 1951, in Manhattan. She survives.

Other survivors include two brothers, Harold T. Denholm, Tonganoxie, and Dr. Byron E. Denholm, Hemet, Calif.; two sisters, Wilma Gillespie, Leavenworth, and Barbara Sluiter, Bay City, Minn.

Obituary with surnames COLAS, GIBSON, GRAPE, HARGREAVES, MOLLER, RODENBURG submitted by Sue Rush 2001. Date of death Tuesday, January 23, 2001
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 1-28-2001 by Sue Rush

Goldie Rodenburg

Goldie Rodenburg, Leavenworth, died Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at the Leavenworth County Infirmary. She was 99.

Mrs. Rodenburg was born December 26, 1901 in Leavenworth, the daughter of William and Jessie Gibson Hargreaves.

She married Paul Henry Rodenburg on January 1, 1919. He preceded her in death on august 23, 1972.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, John L. and William Hargreaves; 3 sisters, Lillian Hargreaves, Alice Moller, and Ida Hargreaves; one grandson; and one great grandson.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Northwest Baptist Church, Leavenworth.

Survivors include two daughters, Goldie Alice Hathaway, Leavenworth and Pauline Louse Grape, Atchison County; 7 grandchildren; 23 great-grand-children; 23 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great grandchild.

Friends may call after 3 p.m. Monday at the Davis Funeral Chapel with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m at the funeral chapel. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Davis Funeral Chapel. Pastor Kevin Colas of the Northwest Baptist Church will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Mt. Muncie Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be given to the Northwest Baptist Church, 503 S. 18th St., Leavenworth; or the Leavenworth County Infirmary, 1830 S. Broadway St., Leavenworth.

Obituary with surnames ATWELL, CONRAD, COX, MEANS, QUEBEDEAUX, WILCOX submitted by LV2001. Date of death Monday, January 29, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001

Carol Lee Means
1944-2001

Services for Carol Lee Means, 56, rural McLouth, were Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at the McLouth United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Wayne Castle officiating. Burial was in McLouth Cemetery.

Mrs. Means died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at her rural McLouth home. She had cancer. She was born Aug. 19, 1944, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Theodore Herman and Florence Inez Atwell Conrad Sr. She had lived since 1967 in rural McLouth.

She was a stitcher for three years at the Kynedine Company in Lawrence. She formerly had worked as an accounts clerk at the Leavenworth County Farmers Cooperative in Lansing and in the lawn and garden department of the Leavenworth Kmart store.

She was a member of the McLouth United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Leavenworth. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star chapter 62 in Oskaloosa. She was a 1962 graduate of Leavenworth High School.

She married James B. Means on April 15, 1966, at Leavenworth. He survives, of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Shannon Wilcox, Trimble, Mo., and Cathy Cox, McLouth; her parents of Leavenworth; a brother, Theodore Conrad Jr., Leavenworth; two sisters, Alice Louise Conrad, Leavenworth, and Dorothy Quebedeaux, Omaha, Neb.; and a grandson.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Cancer Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan., 66101, or sent in care of Barnett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, 820 Liberty, Oskaloosa, 66066.

Obituary with surnames BRADY, ERICKSON, KINCAID, MCCORMICK, STAMPER submitted by LV2001. Date of death Thursday, February 1, 2001
reprinted from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, Feb 7, 2001

Howard Stamper
1945-2001

Services for former Kansas City resident Howard Stamper, Sr.. 55, were Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at the Quisenberry Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Stamper died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at Providence Medical Center after suffering a stroke.

Mr. Stamper was born Dec. 17, 1945, in Ava, Mo., the son of Arlie M. and Ora Stamper.

He worked as a sheet metal worker and retired in 1994. He was a 1964 graduate of Wyandotte High School.

He was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church and the Sheet Metal Workers Union No. 2, all of Kansas City. Mr. Stamper was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War.

On Dec. 31, 1966, he married Maureen McCormick in Kansas City. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Howard Stamper Jr., Kansas City, and Lane Stamper, Basehor; a daughter, Erin Kincaid, Kansas City; his mother, Ora Stamper-Johnson, Ava, Mo.; three brothers, Gordon Stamper Sr., Chadwick, Mo., Kenneth Stamper, Morrisville, Mo., and Randy Stamper, Ava, Mo.; two sisters, Denia Brady, Sparta, Mo., and Jessie Erickson, Chadwick, Mo.; and six grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames GILGIN, LEWIN, MENARDI submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Saturday, February 3, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, February 7, 2001

Francis J. Gilgin
1922-2001

A mass and memorial service for Francis J. "Frank" Gilgin, 78, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 24, 2001, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie.

Mr. Gilgin died Feb. 3, 2001 in Tonganoxie. He was born April 26, 1922, in Lorrach, West Germany, near the Swiss border, the only son of Joseph and Magdalena Gilgin.

He was educated at the Juilliard School of Music, Brooklyn College, Queens College, New York, and the University of Kansas, with undergraduate degrees in English and music and a graduate degree in philosophy.

He composed many pieces, which were performed by Kansas City and Lawrence orchestras and artists.

In retirement, Mr. Gilgin founded and was president of the Tonganoxie Community Theater for 15 years. He acted in and wrote two musicals for the Tonganoxie Community Theatre, and one for the Basehor centennial. He also composed an Easter cantata, which was performed in Tonganoxie and Baldwin.

Mr. Gilgin was an international cockpit crew member for Trans World Airlines for 32 years, commuting from Kansas City to fly out of New York on the Lockheed Constellation, the Boeing 747 and finally the L1011. He was the manager of flight engineers in Kansas City for 15 years. In retirement, he taught philosophy and logic at KU and at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Mr. Gilgin was a member of the Society of American Composers, the Masonic Lodge, the Retired Airline Pilot's Association, the Lyric Opera Guild, the Germania Club, the Mercedes Club and the Tuesday Morning Romeos. He also was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie. He moved to Tonganoxie in 1970.

He married Patricia Lewin on March 25, 1962, in Flushing, New York. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Sara Doreen Gilgin, Overland Park, and Elizabeth Gilgin Menardi, Flagstaff, Ariz.; and one granddaughter.

The family suggests memorial contributions to a KU music department scholarship in Mr. Gilgin's name, sent in care of Charles Hoag, Department of Music, 320 Murphy Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, 66045.

Obituary with surnames CAPELL, CAPPS, DEWETT, FORWARD, HOPPEN, STURTRIDGE submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Saturday, February 3, 2001
reprinted from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, Feb 7, 2001

June Rose Sturtridge
1918-2001

Services for June Rose Sturtridge, 82, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Kansas City, Kan., with the Rev. Harold Pittman officiating.

Mrs. Sturtridge died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. She was born May 10, 1918, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of John and Ollie (Forward) Capell.

On Jan. 30, 1937, she married John "Jack" Sturtridge in Kansas City, Kan. She was a homemaker. She had lived in Tonganoxie since 1970.

Her husband died on Nov. 15, 1993.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Sturtridge, Tonganoxie, and Sandy Sturtridge, Kansas City, Kan.; a brother, John Capell, Austin, Texas; four sisters, Nona Hoppen, Walla Walla, Wash., Bettie Capps, Hixson, Tenn., Maxine DeWett, Fort Worth, Texas, and Jean Capell, Iola; three granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and three step-great grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the cancer department at Children's Mercy Hospital, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, 66086.

The family will receive friends following the service at the home of Gary and Karen Sturtridge, Tonganoxie.

Obituary with surnames KRUMP, LARIMORE, LINGENFELSER, ROUVIERE submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Tuesday, February 6, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 14-Feb-2001

Charles E. Larimore
1932-2001

Services for Charles "Chuck" E. Larimore, 68, Tonganoxie, were Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Quisenberry Chapel in Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Mike Vernon officiating.

Burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mr. Larimore died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. He was born July 27, 1932, in Topeka, the son of Jess and Josephine (Rouviere) Larimore.

He was the owner of Chuck's Drive-In, Pappa Charlie's Pizza and Larimore Retail Liquor. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He moved to Tonganoxie in 1964 from Kansas City, Kan. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9271 in Tonganoxie.

He married Carole Louise Krump in 1952 in Kansas City, Kan. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Steven Larimore, McLouth; a daughter, Debbie Lingenfelser, Tonganoxie; a brother, James Larimore, Parkville, Mo.; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and two stepgrandchildren.

Obituary with surnames BENNETT, GLASGOW, LANCE, LOVE, LOW submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Thursday, February 8, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror,Wednesday, February 14, 2001

Mary Lance
1903-2001

Services for Mary Beatrice (Glasgow) Lance, 97, St. Joseph, Mo., were Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Meierhoffer Family Funeral Service in St. Joseph. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Lance died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Medicalodge of Atchison. She was born July 16, 1903, in Villisca, Iowa, the daughter of James W. and Stella F. (Love) Glasgow.

She was a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Lance was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas W. Bennett; her second husband, Max E. Lance; and a son, Thomas W. Bennett Jr.

Survivors include a son, James A. Bennett, Cameron, Mo; a daughter, Tanya E. Low, Tonganoxie; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames BALDWIN, PELZL, WICKLAND, WOOLF, WRIGHT submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Thursday, February 8, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 14-Feb-2001

Lewis J. Wright
1918-2001

Graveside services for Lewis J. Wright, 82, Bonner Springs, were Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Glenwood Cemetery in Basehor.

Mr. Wright died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center. He was born May 27, 1918, in Bonner Springs.

He was owner and operator of Wright's Skelly Service station in Bonner Springs and later managed Vesta Lee Lumber Co. in Bonner Springs. He was a member of the Bonner Springs Masonic Lodge No. 366 AF&AM and the First Christian Church in Bonner Springs.

Survivors include his wife, Selena Wright, of the home; three daughters, Jeanene Pelzl, Tonganoxie, Barbara Woolf, Overland Park, and Marilyn Baldwin, Bonner Springs; a sister, Flossie Wickland, Kansas City, Kan.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames BALL, LOWE, MURPHY, PEIPER, PORTER, SHOCKLEY submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Friday, February 9, 2001
reprinted from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 14-Feb-2001

Genevieve A. Lowe
1921-2001

Services for Genevieve A. Lowe, 79, Leavenworth, were Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at the Jarbalo United Methodist Church with the Rev. Alice Purvis officiating. Burial was in Fall Creek Cemetery, Jarbalo.

Mrs. Lowe died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at Colonial Manor-Beverly Health Care in Lansing. She was born Dec. 8, 1921, in Jarbalo, the daughter of Sam and Clara Porter Murphy.

In 1946, she married Roy Lowe. They later divorced.

She was retired from Hallmark Cards Inc., where she was a machine operator. She was a member of the Jarbalo United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women and was a volunteer for the thrift shop in Tonganoxie.

Survivors include two daughters, Greta Ball, Perry, and Gayle Pieper, Montrose, Calif; a sister, Hazel Shockley, Topeka; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames HARRISON, JONES, MATTHEWS submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Friday, February 9, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 14-Feb-2001

Kimberly V. Matthews
1961-2001

Services for Kimberly Vonzelle Matthews, 39, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 14, 2001, at West Haven Baptist Church, Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Delmar A. White officiating. Cremation and private inurnment will follow.

Ms. Matthews died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born April 20, 1961, in Lawrence, the daughter of William Jarrett and Ruth Matthews. She was a 1979 graduate of Washington High School, Kansas City, Kan.

Survivors include a son, Alan Harrison and a daughter, Latoy Harrison, both of Lawrence; her father, William Jarrett, Lawrence; her mother and stepfather, Ruth and John Jones, Kansas City, Kan.; a brother, Dominic Jarrett, Norman, Okla.; and a sister, Denise Jarrett, Lawrence.

Obituary with surnames BAHM, EATON, EMERSON submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Wednesday, February 14, 2001
reprinted from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, July 25, 2001

G.A. Emerson Jr., 77, of Midlothian, Va., died Feb. 14, 2001, at his residence.

He grew up in Tonganoxie. His parents were Gus and Amelia Emerson, who ran the Tonganoxie greenhouse for many years. Mr. Emerson served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as an instructor pilot in B-29 bombers during World War II.

He had served on the city council in Bonner Springs, and was a 50-year member of Bonner Springs Masonic Lodge No. 558. He was an executive with PPG Industries, retiring after 39 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Emerson; two sons, Leonard Emerson, Maryland, and John Emerson, New Jersey; and two daughters, Carol Eaton, Virginia, and Connie Bahm, Virginia; a brother, Jack Emerson California; and six grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames ALEXANDER, CHRISMAN, TINBERG submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Friday, February 16, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 21-Feb-2001.

Ellen E. Chrisman
1902-2001

Services for Ellen Chrisman, 98, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. today, Feb. 21, 2001, at the Alden-Harrington Chapel in Bonner Springs. Burial will be in Bonner Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Chrisman, a former Bonner Springs resident, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 31, 1902, in Bonner Springs.

She was a member of the Bonner Springs United Methodist Church and the church circle.

Her husband, Leslie B. "Peg" Chrisman, died in 1986.

Survivors include two sons, Walter Chrisman, Parkville, Mo., and L.J. Chrisman, Lenexa; a brother, Fred Tinberg, Linwood; a sister, Ida Alexander, Bonner Springs; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames EVANS, HOLTON, LYNCH, TOMS submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Wednesday, February 28, 2001
Reprinted from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 07-Mar-2001

James Vincent Holton
1913-2001

Services for James Vincent Holton, 87, Kansas City, Mo., were Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Kansas City, Mo. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.

Mr. Holton died last Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at St. Joseph Health Center. He was born May 1, 1913, in Tonganoxie.

He was the son of Thomas and Catherine (Lynch) Holton, both of whom were born in Ireland. Mr. Holton was very proud of his Irish heritage.

He graduated from Tonganoxie High School in 1931 and was a U.S. Naval Air Force veteran of World War II.

Mr. Holton worked in various capacities in the construction industry until his retirement at 65. At that time, he joined Quality Wood Products and became owner of EJM Milwork, where he worked until his second retirement at age 85.

Mr. Holton was a charter member of Christ the King Church and its Holy Name Society.

His wife, Mary Frances, of 53 years died in 1999.

Survivors include three daughters, Marlene Toms, Rita DeCapo, and Janice Evans, all of Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Dr. Edward B. Holton, of Kansas City, Mo.; and seven grandchildren.

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