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Obituary with surnames FULTON, HUBBEL, HUSLIG, KELLY, OGG submitted by LV2001. Date of death Wednesday, August 1, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, August 8, 2001

Services for Mary Agnes Hubbel, 90, Bonner Springs, were Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Basehor, with the Rev. Linus Evers officiating. Burial was in Holy Angels Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Hubbel died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2001, at Hillcrest Manor, Bonner Springs. She was born March 12, 1911, in Tonganoxie, the daughter of James and Anna (Fulton) Kelly.

She was a homemaker and a member of Wyandotte County Farm Bureau. She and her husband had been active participants in the food kitchen in Kansas City, Kan.

She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church and the Altar Society. Her husband, Walter LeRoy Hubbel, died on March 11, 2001.

Survivors include a son, James F. Hubbel, Basehor; two daughters, Mary Ann Huslig, LaGrange, Ill., and Nancy Jane Ogg, Jefferson City, Mo; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames BEARDEN, KLEINFEHN, KNAPP, LEITEL, MCLAUGHLIN, PALMER, RILEY, SOMERS, STOCKMAN submitted by LV2001. Date of death Friday, August 3, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror Wednesday, August 8, 2001

Services for Lucile Agnes Knapp, 74, Tonganoxie, were Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Mark Goldasich officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Mrs. Knapp died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, at her home. She was born March 13, 1927, in New Hampton, Iowa, the daughter of Walter and Agnes (Leitel) Kleinfehn.

She was a retired registered nurse and a homemaker.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Altar Society and was a volunteer at Good Shepherd Thrift Shop, all in Tonganoxie.

She married Robert E. Knapp on April 28, 1951, at Camp Rucker, Ala. They moved to Tonganoxie in 1973 from Junction City.

A son, Richard W. Knapp, died on Oct. 30, 1986.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; four sons, Walter, Topeka, Robert, San Diego, John, Houston, and James, Emporia; eight daughters, Mary Knapp and Regina Davis, both of Manhattan, Kan., Margaret Knapp, Cincinnati, Kathleen Stockman and Donna Somers, both of Tonganoxie, Martha Palmer, Topeka, Karen Bearden, Fort Eustis, Va., and Laura McLaughlin, Riley; a brother, the Rev. Walter Kleinfehn, Norway, Iowa; a sister, Kathleen Riley, New Hampton, Iowa; and 18 grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames BROWN, JONES, MATTHEWS, PARKER, STANLEY submitted by LV2001. Date of death Sunday, August 5, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, August 8, 2001

Services for Barbara Jeane Parker, 68, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Parker died Sunday, August 5, 2001, at her home in Kansas City, Kan. She was born Oct. 29, 1932, in Tonganoxie, the daughter of Mark H. and Susie Jane (Brown) Matthews Sr.

She married John A. Parker on April 6, 1959. in San Diego, Calif.

In 1996, she retired from the Environmental Department of St. Joseph Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; eight brothers, Robert Matthews, San Diego, Earl Matthews, Darchester, Mass., Mark Matthews, Bremington, Wash., Clifford Matthews, St. Louis, Mo., Jesse Matthews, Kansas City, Mo., Floyd Matthews, Tonganoxie, David Matthews, Lansing, Claude Matthews, Kissimmee, Fla.; and two sisters, Ruth Ellen Jones, Kansas City, Kan., and Margaret Stanley, Kansas City, Mo

Obituary with surnames CERNECH, DEARINGER, GRIMES, JACOBS, LANDELL submitted by LV2001. Date of death Tuesday, August 14, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, August 22, 2001

Dal Landell Jr.
1940-2001

Memorial services for Dal Landell Jr., 61, Linwood, were Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Linus Evers officiating.

Mr. Landell, Linwood, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. He was born May 15, 1940, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Dalhousie and Grace (Grimes) Landell.

He was a farrier and member of the American Farriers Association.

He married Sandy Cernech on Nov. 16, 1986, in Wellington. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include a son, David Bowles, Leavenworth; two daughters, Christy Landell Dearinger and Stephanie Jacobs, both of Overland Park; and four grandchildren.

Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, handled arrangements.

Obituary with surnames OXLEY, SCHMITZ, SIMPSON, WURTENBERGER submitted by LV2001. Date of death Thursday, August 16, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, August 22, 2001

Services for Brandie Lee Simpson, 21, Tonganoxie, were Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Ms. Simpson died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, in an automobile accident near Linwood.

She was born June 18, 1980, in Overland Park, the daughter of Gary and Gwen (Oxley) Simpson. Ms. Simpson graduated in 1998 from Tonganoxie High School, where she was active in softball and 4-H.

Survivors include her father and stepmother, Gary and Vicki Simpson, Olathe; her mother and stepfather, Gwen and James Schmitz, Tonganoxie; a brother, Clint Simpson, Higginsville, Mo.; and two sisters, Dena Wurtenberger and Brandi Schmitz, both of Tonganoxie.

Obituary with surnames BAIRLEY, BOWES, CAIN, HORGER, KNIPP, MANSFIELD, WILES submitted by LV2001. Date of death Monday, August 27, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, August 29, 2001

Services for Jean A. Knipp, 64, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie with the Rev. Mark Goldasich officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Knipp died Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. She was born June 8, 1937, in Mount Clemens, Minn., the daughter of George and Helen (Horger) Mansfield.

She was a homemaker and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Altar Society.

On May 17, 1959, she married William "Buck" Knipp. He died on July 17, 1999.

Survivors include a son, Mark Knipp, Tonganoxie; three daughters, Deborah Wiles, Ramona, Catherine Cain, Tonganoxie, and Mary Bowes, Los Angeles; two brothers, George Mansfield Jr., San Diego, and Henry Mansfield, Inverness, Fla.; a sister, Betty Bairley, Orlando, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames KIRBY, MOORE, SALES, SHEPPARD, SIMONOWITZ submitted by Sue Rush 2001. Date of death Monday, August 27, 2001
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Aug, 30, 2001 by Sue Rush

Barbara A. Moore, 76, of Leavenworth, KS., died Monday, August 27, 2001 at the Cushing Memorial Hospital.

She was born the daughter of Charles W. and Edna A. (Sales) Kirby on March 29, 1925 in Leavenworth.

She married Guy "G.W." Moore September 20, 1942 in Leavenworth. He died September 19, 1993.

Barbara was a member of the Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Leavenworth. Jean Sheppard, Buhler, KS., daughter in law. Caroline K. Moore, Leavenworth, aunt, Maxine Simanowitz, Leavenworth, and sister-in-law, Ann Foy, Leavenworth.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her son John M. Moore in 1998.

Services were held Thursday, August 30th, at the Saint Paul's Episcopal Church. Burial was in the Leavenworth National Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials be made to American Parkinson Disease Research at Kansas University Medical Center, or to the Saint Paul's Episcopal Church Women's Guild, both c/o the Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home (707 S. 6th St., Leavenworth, KS 66048).

Obituary with surnames COPELAND, CUVELOT, JAMISON, MILLS, SORENSEN, WARD submitted by LV2001. Date of death Friday, August 31, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, September 5, 2001

Celebration of life services for Maureen A. Mills, 45, Tonganoxie will be Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence.

Friends may call at the church from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and services will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and celebration will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Mills died Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, at her home. She was born Feb. 22, 1956, in Dallas, the daughter of Susan Gray Ward and adopted father Gene Cuvelot. She had lived in the Tonganoxie area for 14 years.

Mrs. Mills graduated from Highland Park Senior High School in St. Paul, Minn., and earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education at St. Mary College in Leavenworth, where she graduated with honors.

She was co-founder of SORT recycling service in Tonganoxie. She was a member of vestry and finance committee at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, of Lawrence Area Reading Council and of the Betty Washington chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Lawrence.

Mrs. Mills was a teacher at Tonganoxie Elementary School, where she also had served as a substitute teacher. She taught Sunday school at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church and at Trinity Episcopal.

She married Edward Mills on Sept. 29, 1979, in White Bear, Minn. He survives, of the home.

Other survivors include her mother, Susan Ward, White Bear Lake, Minn.; three daughters, Rebecca "Bug" Mills, Tonganoxie, Melanie Copeland, Deltona, Fla., and Angela Jamison, Overland Park; one son, Scott Mills, Dresser, Wis.; a sister, Louise Sorensen, Stillwater, Minn.; and six grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames ANGELL, BARBER, ELSTON submitted by LV2001. Date of death Sunday, September 2, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, September 5, 2001

Services for Etta K. "Bill" Elston, 88, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at First Congregational Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Elston died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center. She was born Nov. 15, 1912, in Tonganoxie, the daughter of Fred and Nellie (Barber) Angell. She was a homemaker, a member of First Congregational Church and the Plymouth Guild.

On March 10, 1932, she married Ernest G. Elston. He died on April 18, 1979. A son, Gary Elston, died on August 19, 1966.

Survivors include a son, Donald Elston, Grandview, Mo.; a brother, Pete Angell, Tonganoxie; three grandchildren, including Mark Elston, Tonganoxie; and seven great-grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames IRWIN, MATTOX, MITCHELL, WOOD submitted by LV2001. Date of death Monday, September 3, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, September 5, 2001

Services for Lola Pearl Mitchell, 92, formerly of Tonganoxie, will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at Tonganoxie Christian Church. Burial will be in Wise Cemetery, Winchester.

Mrs. Mitchell died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at Winchester Geriatric Center.

Mrs. Mitchell was born June 28, 1909, in Lyndon, Kan., the daughter of Millard LeRoy and Emma Roxie (Wood) Irwin. She was a member of the Tonganoxie Christian Church; a charter member of the Sertoma Club and site coordinator for Tonganoxie Senior Citizens, all of Tonganoxie.

On Aug. 17, 1929, she married Albert Sidney Mitchell in Oskaloosa. He died in 1992.

Survivors include three sons, Albert LeRoy Mitchell, Hillsboro, Ore., George Sidney Mitchell, Brookwood, Ala., and Meryl Eugene Mitchell, Moscow, Idaho; one daughter, Clara Allene Mattox, Valley Falls; 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Quisenberry Funeral home in Tonganoxie.

Obituary with surnames ARD, BADBERG, GALLIHER, RUIZ, SCOTT, SWENTO submitted by LV2001. Date of death Thursday, September 27, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, October 3, 2001

Merle Henry Ard

1939-2001

Services for Merle Henry Ard, 61, McLouth, were Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie. Burial was in Fall Creek Cemetery in Jarbalo.

Mr. Ard died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at his home. He was born Nov. 4, 1939, in Girard, the son of George Henry and Rebecca (Crow) Ard. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and had served on the Navy Honor Guard in Washington, D.C.

He retired this year as owner of A&R Associates in Paola.

On Sept. 30, 1971, he married Frances Bonita Ruiz in Independence, Mo. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Timothy Ard, Martinsburg, W.Va.; a daughter, Kimberly Galliher, Martinsburg, W.Va.; a brother, Daniel J. Ard, Pasco, Wash.; three sisters, Verna May Badberg, Humboldt, Neb., Mabel Marie Scott, Kansas City, Mo., and Velma Irene Swento, Peoria, Ariz.; and one granddaughter.

Obituary with surnames SCHILLING, THOMAS submitted by LV2001. Date of death Friday, September 28, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, October 3, 2001

Helen A. Schilling

/1910-2001

Memorial services for Helen A. Schilling, 91, Tonganoxie, were Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at the First Congregational Church in Tonganoxie. Private inurnment was planned.

Ms. Schilling died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. She was born May 3, 1910, in Baker, Kan., the daughter of Martin and Sophia (Thomas) Schilling.

She retired in 1975 as traffic manager for KC White goods in Kansas City, Mo. After retirement, she worked as a feature writer and columnist for the Tonganoxie Mirror newspaper.

She served as a spar in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II in Boston. She was a 75-year member of the First Congregational Church and had been a member for more than 70 years of the Rinda chapter No. 82 Order of the Eastern Star, both of Tonganoxie. She was past commander of the Kansas City, Mo., Women's Post No. 465 and was a member of Conboy Nichols American Legion Post No. 340 in Sugar Creek, Mo. She was a charter member of both the Kansas City Women's Traffic Club in Kansas City, Mo., and the Tonganoxie Historical Society.

For many years, she served as a Travelers Aid volunteer in Kansas City, Mo.

A sister, Grace E. Schilling, and a brother, Edward Schilling, preceded her in death.

Survivors include numerous cousins. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Tonganoxie VFW Post No. 9271 Building Fund or to the church.

Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, handled arrangements.

Obituary with surnames ALLEN, ANDERSON, BARKER, DIVINE, FORD, KENDALL, KING, LANGE, LINAWEAVER, LINGENFELTER, LOEWENSTIEN, OWENSWINFREY, PERCIVAL, ROBINSON submitted by Sue Rush 2001. Date of death Friday, September 28, 2001
reprinted from the LEAVENWORTH TIMES Sept. 30, 2001

NORMAN H. KING

 Norman H. King, Leavenworth, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at the Eisenhower VA Medical center. He was 84. Mr. King was born April 11, 1917, in Leavenworth, the son of Norman R. and Mattilda B. Owens King.

He served in the Navy on the USS Ashtabula in the South Pacific during World War II. He worked for many years as a grounds supervisor at the VA. He was a life member of VFW Post 56, the DAV of Leavenworth and the American Legion, Warsaw, Mo. Post 217.

He married Velva A. Allen. They divorced. She preceded him in death March 23, 1996.

He married Ethel Mae Winfrey Sept. 10, 1965, in Stillwater, Okla. She survives of the home. He is also survived by five daughters, Norma F. Anderson, Bloomington, Minn., Patty A. Robinson, Sally A. Linaweaver, Mary A. Lingenfelter, all of Lansing and Ruth A. Loewenstien, Leavenworth; four stepdaughters, Nellie Marie Lange, Lansing, Georgia Louise Kendall, Tammy Percival and Viola K. Owens, all of Leavenworth; three stepsons, Kenneth Wayne Barker, Lansing, Richard Franklin Barker, Leavenworth, and Raymond Eugene Barker, Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Gertrude Ford, Oklahoma City; 15 grandchildren; 20 great- grandchildren; 47 step-great-grandchildren; and 20 step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank King and Nathan King.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel with a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel. The Rev. Jack Divine will officiate. Burial will follow at the Levenworth National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Obituary with surnames BARNETT, DANIEL, DONELSON, KIES, NEES, OSWALD, ROSS submitted by LV2001. Date of death Saturday, September 29, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, October 3, 2001

Leon A. Nees

1919-2001

Services for Leon A. Nees, 82, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Mr. Nees died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. He was born May 19, 1919, in Mount Carmel, Iowa, the son of Joseph and Wilhelmina (Kies) Nees.

He retired in 1970 as a farmer in Iowa and moved to Arizona. In 1984, he moved to Tonganoxie. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Laurens, Iowa, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie.

On April 2, 1941, he married Genevieve E. Oswald in Carroll, Iowa. She died on Nov. 19, 1996.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Ross, Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Nancy Barnett, Roeland Park; three sisters, Sister Eloise Nees, LaCrosse, Wis., Mary Daniel, Carroll, Iowa, and Leona Donelson, New Hope, Minn.; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 3, 2001, at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, where a rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Obituary with surnames KNAPP, MUSSETT, SMITH, YONALLY submitted by LV2001. Date of death Saturday, September 29, 2001
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 10/3/2001

Alfred K. Mussett

1909-2001

Services for Alfred K. Mussett, 92, Basehor, were Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at the Quisenberry Chapel in Tonganoxie. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor.

Mr. Mussett died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at his home. He was born July 15, 1909, at Kickapoo, the son of Jesse and Nora (Knapp) Mussett.

He was a dairy farmer and a 1927 graduate of Basehor High School. He had been a board member and founder of the First Baptist Church in Basehor and currently wasa member of the Basehor United Methodist Church.

In 1951, he was instrumental in the passage of Kansas House Bill No. 575 dealing with the organization of township fire departments.

He had been a board member of Basehor school district and a board member and founder of Rural Water District No. 4.

In 1960, he was the Republican candidate for the Kansas House of Representatives from the Fifth District. Mr. Mussett helped organize the Hickory Villa Retirement Home in Basehor, where he had been both president and board member.

On Dec. 19, 1931, he married Bessie C. Smith. She died on Aug. 5, 1992.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry L. Mussett, Basehor, and Glen Mussett, Aurora, Colo.; a sister, Alma J. Yonally, Roeland Park; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Fairmount Township Fire Department, in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, 66086.

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