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Obituary with surnames KASSELHUTE, SURRATT submitted by Tammy Tolbert. Date of death Monday, November 3, 2003

Carl "Rocky" W. Surratt

Carl "Rocky" W. Surratt, 72, of Leavenworth, passed away Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at his home.

He married Bonnie M. Kasselhute on Dec. 25, 1968, in St. Joseph, Mo. She survives of the home.

Carl had worked as a machine operator for Hamms Quarry in Leaven5´Ěth and Bethlehem Steel in Baltimore. He was an Army veteran and served in the Korean War where he ear ned the Bronze Star and three Battle Stars with the 24th Infantry Division. Carl loved car racing and tinkering around on cars and motorcycles. He enjoyed boxing and had boxed in Japan while he was in the Army.

He is survived by his wife of more than 34 years, Bonnie; sons, Wayne M. Surratt, Baltimore, and Carl Thompson, Las Vegas; two daughters, Carla C. Bernard, New Orleans, and Diana D. Surratt, Leavenworth; and four grandchildren, Jennifer and Carl Thompson Jr., and Tyler and Cyress Vetter. His parents; and two grandsons, Jesse James and Connor James Powell; preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, with a service at 10 a.m. both at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapels, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth, KS 66048 (913) 682-1614. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Leavenworth National Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.

Obituary with surnames BEYING, BRIZGINT, CHMIDLING, FONTAINE, HOSLER, KIEFER submitted by Sue Rush 2003. Date of death Tuesday, November 11, 2003
Taken from the Leavenworth Times November 12, 2003 by Sue Rush

John L. Beying dies November 11, 2003

John L. Beying, 97, of Leavenworth, formerly of Winchester, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home of Lansing.

He was born the son of Michael and Katherine (Kiefer) Beying on Aug. 24, 1906, in Atchison County.

John moved to the Winchester area as a child and was a self-employed farmer. After retiring he moved to Leavenworth to be near his family. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.

He is survived by his sister, Frances Proctor, Leavenworth; four nieces; and four nephews.

His parents; brothers, Leo and Frank Beying; and sisters, Barbara Chmidling, Mary Beying, Anna Hosler and Catherine Brizgint; all preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapels, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth, KS 66048, (913) 682-1614. A rosary will be said at 6 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial officiated by the Rev. David Fontaine will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Corpus Christi Cemetery in Mooney Creek.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are to be made to the church in care of the funeral home.

Obituary with surnames WIESEDEPPE submitted by Cheryl Bowden. Date of death Friday, November 14, 2003
Albertus F. Bud Wiesedeppe, 85, of Easton, passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, at Cushing Hospital. Services are pending with the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapels...

Obituary with surnames BIGGS, CLAUTON, COURTER, DARYL, DUREE, KOERBER, LAVALLE, PAINCHAUD, RACINE, SMITH submitted by Sue Rush 2003. Date of death Sunday, November 16, 2003
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Nov. 18, 2003 by Sue Rush

Paul Racine dies Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Paul Racine, 67, Leavenworth, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, at Colonial Manor.

He was the first born to Emilien and Irene (LaValle) Racine on March 19, 1936, in Brunswick, Maine. He married Carol Koerber in 1958. They later divorced. He married Evelyn Duree on Jan. 4, 1997.

He was career military serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for 21 years. During his career, he received numerous Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with devices, Navy Commendation Medal and Presidential Unit Citation. Following his military career, he retired from the U.S. Penitentiary.

He was Catholic. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 56 and American Legion No. 23, a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Retired Enlisted Association, a past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 55, and was the current president of the Retired Eagles Activity Club. Paul participated in numerous Veterans Day parades and Memorial Day ceremonies at the Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Paul's survivors include his wife; one daughter, Gwendolyn Courter (Daryl), Valley Falls; two sons, Harold Racine and Arthur Racine, both of Leavenworth; one stepdaughter, Carmelle Smith, Harpswell, Maine; one stepson, Jim Duree, Leavenworth; brother, Robert Racine (Pat), Wilmington, N.C.; sisters, Pauline Biggs (Robert), Mt. Vernon, Wash., Margaret Clayton (Sam), Chesapeake, Va., Linda Painchaud (George), Sabattus, Maine, and Rita Racine, Waldoboro, Maine; four grandsons; four step-grandsons; and two step-granddaughters.

One brother preceded him in death.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. David Fontaine will officiate. Burial will be in the Leavenworth National Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 531 Shawnee St., Leavenworth. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Leavenworth Hospice, Shriners Children Hospitals or to the donor's choice.

Arrangements by the Davis Funeral Chapel, www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com.

Obituary with surnames HAAG, KRAUSE, VOGELI, WALTERS submitted by Sue Rush 2003. Date of death Tuesday, November 18, 2003
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 11-20-2003 by Sue Rush

Donald Richard Haag passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003

Donald Richard Haag, 60, of Leavenworth, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., after a valiant three-year battle against idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

The descendant of one of Leavenworth's early pioneer families, he was the son of William Anthony Haag and Georgia Katherine Vogeli Haag. Don was born Nov. 9, 1943, and lived all of his life in Leavenworth. One brother, Billy, preceded him in death. The baby of the family, Don is survived by his brother Fred and sister-in-law, Donna, Tucson, Ariz.

He attended St. Joseph Elementary School and graduated from Immaculata High School in 1961. As a youth, he worked multiple gum routes, newspaper routes, Leo's Ice Cream Parlor and Montgomery Wards, as well as bailing hay for area farmers. Midway through his college years at St. Benedict's, Don's Army Reserve unit was called to active duty. He returned to college and earned his bachelor of science degree in business administration in 1965. Then he went to work at Armed Forces Insurance and enjoyed the association and its people such that he remained for 37 years, rising to the rank of director. Along the way, he earned his official certification as certified facilities manager. A true believer in lifelong learning, Don practiced what he preached and earned his master of science in project management in 2001 from Keller Graduate School.

He married Barbara Louise Krause Haag on May 4, 1973, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Leavenworth. She survives him. Don fathered four children who also survive him: Marcella Ann Haag Walters, Bronx, N.Y., Eric Frederick, New York, Michael Richard, Manhattan, Kan., and Peter Joseph Haag, Leavenworth.

Over the years, he coached their sports teams, served as Cubmaster, volunteered for 4-H as a woodworking leader, co-taught CCD with his wife, served on the St. Joseph School Board, called for St. Joseph Church bingo, participated in the Elks and Kiwanis, served as an officer of the PTO at Muncie School and took square dancing lessons. He is also mourned by his son-in-law, Roger Walters, and three grandchildren including Ryan Thomas and Chantal and Alex Walters, all of Bronx, N.Y.

Donald was a member of St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church in Lansing. One membership of which he was particularly proud was that of being elected to the Leavenworth Public School Board four times. Other current memberships include Leavenworth Community Development Advisory Board, treasurer of the Henry Leavenworth Chapter of the Association of the United States Army, the Kansas Association of School Boards Workers Compensation Fund Inc. Committee, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, the Knights of Columbus, the American Contract Bridge League (of which he was a life master), Comets Indoor Soccer Boosters Club, the Republican Party and the International Facilities Managers Association. Befittingly, Donald was named to "Who's Who in the Midwest" for a number of years.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapels, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth, KS 66048, 682-1614. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lansing. Burial with military honors will follow in the Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or to St. Francis de Sales Church, both in care of the funeral home.

Obituary with surnames BROMELL, CHMIDLING, FORGE, HEIM, HEINTZELMAN submitted by Sue Rush 2003. Date of death Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Taken from the Leavenworth Times, Nov. 21, 2003

Harold B. Heim Sr. DIES November 19, 2003

Harold B. Heim Sr., 88, of Easton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at his home.

He was born the son of Charles J. and Stella (Chmidling) Heim on March 23, 1915, in Winchester.

He married Martha M. Bromell on Feb. 20, 1943, at the St. Joseph of the Valley Catholic Church of Easton. She survives of the home.

Harold was a dairy and grain farmer and had owned and operated Heim Lake with his brother, Bernard, until his death in 1963, and continued until retiring in 1996. He was a lifelong member of the St. Joseph of the Valley Catholic Church and he served on the church committee. He was a member of the Mt. Olivet School Board, the District 5 Water Board where he served as chairman for many years. Harold was a sportsman and enjoyed hunting and was an avid trap shooter. He ran a trap shoot at Heim Lake for more than 20 years. Harold was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He touched many lives and he will be greatly missed by all.

He is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Martha; three sons and their wives, Richard E. and Linda Heim, Easton, Jerry L. and Sandy Heim, Leavenworth, and H.B. and Sandra Heim, McLouth; two sisters, Agnes Heintzelman and Eleanor Forge; two sisters-in-law, Mary Alice Heim and Mary Ann Heim; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His parents; brothers, Charles, Cloyd, Herbert, the Rev. Hilary and Bernard Heim; and sister, Betty Heim; all preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the St. Joseph of the Valley Catholic Church (31151 207th St.), where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friends may call after 4:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, followed with the burial in the Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph of the Valley Catholic Church, Leavenworth Hospice or Council on Aging, all in care of the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapels, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth, KS 66048, 682-1614.

Obituary with surnames SCHELLER, VANTUYL submitted by Lv2004. Date of death Tuesday, December 23, 2003
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, January 7, 2004

Edward Max Scheller

1926-2003

Services for Edward Max Scheller, 77, Basehor, were Dec. 30, 2003, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Leavenworth. Private burial was in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Mr. Scheller died Dec. 23, 2003, at Leavenworth Homestead, Leavenworth. He was born June 9, 1926, in Basehor, the son of Ruby and Max Scheller.

Mr. Scheller married Betty VanTuyl on March 10, 1947. He farmed with his father for 20 years. He later worked at the Kansas City Star for 27 years. He was one of the first firemen in Basehor and he was the first person to drive the fire truck on its first run. From 1945 to 1973, Mr. Scheller kept the clock during basketball games at Basehor High School.

Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Larry Scheller and David Scheller, both of Basehor; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one godchild.

Obituary with surnames BURCH, GRIFFITH, SHINDLER submitted by Lv2004. Date of death Tuesday, December 30, 2003
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, January 7, 2004

Glenda Faye Griffith

1920-2003

Services for Glenda Faye Griffith, 83, Tonganoxie, were Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at Quisenberry Chapel in Tonganoxie. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kan.

Mrs. Griffith died Tuesday, December 30, 2003, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. She was born July 15, 1920, in Almartha, Mo., the daughter of Peter and Minnie (Burch) Shindler. She was a homemaker.

On Jan. 9, 1945, she married Harold L. Griffith at Fort Scott. He survives, of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Roger E. Griffith, Overland Park; a daughter, Mara Molle, Ozark, Mo.; two sisters, Allie Hill, Wichita, and Addie Lloyd, Clinton, Mo.; and seven grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames JENKINS, KAUFMAN, KOKER, MOHAN, TRINKLE submitted by Sue Rush 2003. Date of death Wednesday, December 31, 2003
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 2/3/2004 by Sue Rush.

David A. Trinkle Sr.

David A. Trinkle Sr., 64, of Lansing, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

He was born in Leipsick, Ind., the son of Emery and Velma Jenkins Trinkle.

After serving in the U.S. Army, he became self-employed as an auto mechanic for more than 32 years. He owned and operated Dave's Auto Service at 804 Cherokee St. in Leavenworth, where he gained a reputation for being a fair and honest businessman.

He was a member of the Cornerstone Church of Leavenworth. He enjoyed NASCAR racing, Chiefs' football, hunting and bird watching.

He married Margaret R. Koker on Feb. 28, 1961, at the Bethel Baptist Church in Lansing. She survives at the home. Other survivors include a son, David Trinkle Jr. and his wife, Donna, Lansing; one daughter, Shelly Mohan and her husband Ralph, Lansing; and three grandsons, Thomas Trinkle, Brandon Mohan and Kristopher Mohan.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10th Ave., Leavenworth, KS 66048, with Pastors Gene Stowall and Doug Kaufman officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery. Friends may call after noon on Thursday at the funeral home with a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials are requested to the Cornerstone Church in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded to the family using the condolence page at www.leintzfh.com.

Obituary with surnames GRINTER submitted by Lv2004. Date of death Saturday, January 3, 2004

Elise P. Grinter

1904-2004

reprinted with permission from The Tonganoxie Mirror , Wednesday, January 7, 2004

Services for Elise P. Grinter, 99, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at the United Methodist Church in Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Paul Waters officiating. Burial will be in Stony Point Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.

Mrs. Grinter died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 2, 1904, in Ottawa County, near Miltonvale, the daughter of William Henry and Sally (Cronkite) Montague.

She was a graduate of Garnett High School and received a teaching certificate from Emporia State Teachers College. She taught at Sinai Elementary School, Kansas City, Kan., and at Edwardsville Elementary School.

She was a member of Rebekahs and Eastern Star, both of Bonner Springs; United Methodist Women, Reno Ladies Aide and Farm Bureau, all of Leavenworth County. She had served as a Happy Helpers 4-H leader.

In addition, she had been named Farm Bureau Woman of the Year and was an active member of Riford Senior Center quilting group in Tonganoxie and had made many beautiful quilts.

She was a member of the Stony Point Christian Church, Reno United Methodist Church and later of the Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.

She married J.W. LaRue Grinter on May 17, 1924, in Leavenworth. He died in 1977.

Survivors include a son, James Warden Grinter, Lawrence; a daughter, Mary Jean Bilhimer, Baldwin; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions made to Tonganoxie United Methodist Church or Tonganoxie Unified School District 464 Foundation, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, 66086.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 7, 2004, at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie.

Obituary with surnames CURTISS, EVANS, JONES, MURPHY, WINKELMAN submitted by Sue Rush 2004. Date of death Friday, January 16, 2004
Taken from the Leavenworth Times January 18, 2004

Glenn Dallas Curtiss

Glenn Dallas Curtiss, 57, of Leavenworth passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2004 at St. John Hospital in Leavenworth.

Services for Mr. Curtiss will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 19, 2004 at the Quisenberry Chapel, in Tonganoxie. The Rev. Bud Jones will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Sidney Cemetery, Linwood, Kan. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the Quisenberry Funeral Home.

Mr. Curtiss was born Aug. 24, 1946 in Leavenworth, the son of Clarence and Cloviss (Winkelman) Curtiss. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam war. Glenn worked as an electrician for Capital Electric Company, Leavenworth and was a 1964 graduate of Lansing High School and he attended Emporia State University. He was also a member of the Electrician's Union local #124, Leavenworth. Glenn was an avid fisherman, hunter and loved farming, gardening and nature. He was very proud of his log home that he built in the woods. Glenn was united in marriage on Feb. 29, 1980 to Carole Murphy in Leavenworth. She preceded him in death on Feb. 28, 1996.

Survivors include his mother; Cloviss E. Curtiss, Leavenworth, two sons; Patrick Murphy, Lawrence, Shawn Murphy, Atsugi, Japan and one sister; Phyllis P. Evans, Techumseh, Kan.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993 Tonganoxie, KS. 66086.

Obituary with surnames FORGE, MELLON, PARMER, PEMBO, PLACITAS, SANTA submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Sunday, January 25, 2004
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Tues, 1-27-2004 by Sue Rush. Death date Jan. 25, 2004.

Patricia Anne Santa Forge

Patricia (Pat) Anne Santa Forge, 71, died on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004. She was born on June 12, 1932, in Cleveland, to Michael T. and Anne M. Santa.

The family moved to Washington, D.C., where her father worked at the National Training School for Boys. After a few years they moved to Leavenworth where her father began working as chief clerk at the Leavenworth U.S. Penitentiary.

Patricia graduated from Cathedral Grade School in 1946 and Immaculata High School in 1950 in Leavenworth. While attending Immaculata, Patricia met her future husband, Eugene A. Forge. Pat continued her education by attending Saint Mary College in Leavenworth for one and a half years.

In the meantime, Gene joined the U.S. Air Force. Patricia felt honored to pin on his pilot wings in September of 1954. They were married a week later on Oct. 2, 1954, at the Old Cathedral in Leavenworth. They honeymooned in route to Perrin AFB, Sherman, Texas. At that time both also fell in love with Texas.

While Gene flew the wild blue yonder, Patricia, never interested in a career, was happy to stay home and raise their four children: Linda Jean, Michael Drew, Patrice Annette and Dayna Carol. As an Air Force wife, Pat had to be ready to pull up stakes and children to move to new places. The family had tours from Texas to New York, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Michigan, Florida, California, Colorado and back to Texas at Bergstrom AFB, Austin, in 1970.

When Gene retired from the Air Force, the family remained in Austin where they had been attending Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Pat enjoyed doing volunteer work with the church as a minister of Communion, nursing home visitor, hospital minister of Communion and CCD teacher.

Pat was in the first class of volunteers for the newly formed Hospice Austin in 1981. She served the most rewarding years of her life working with and learning from the dying.

In 1989, Pat and Gene moved to Round Rock, Texas, and joined St. Williams Catholic Church. Through the church, Patricia became a volunteer with the St. Vincent DePaul Society and with the Round Rock Caregivers. Pat was also a member of CHRP (Christ Renews His Parish).

Patricia is survived by Eugene, her husband of 49 years. Other survivors include one son, the Rev. Michael Forge, Dallas; three daughters, Linda Mellon Ph.D. and husband Charles M.D., Placitas, N.M.; Patrice Palmer and husband Craig, Round Rock, Texas, Dayna Pembo and husband Anthony, Abita Springs, La.; six grandchildren, Katherine Mellon; Eric, Jeanette and Jim Porter, Michelle and Jacquelyn Pembo; one brother, Prior Michael (Tom) Santa, OSB, St. Benedict's Abbey, Atchison; and one sister, Bobbie Santa Sexton and husband Jim, Lansing.

Patricia was preceded in death by two premature infant babies, Mary and Paul; her parents; and two sisters, Phyllis Santa and Ona Ellen Santa Hunt.

The family will receive friends between 6 and 8 p.m. today with a vigil service at 7 p.m. at the Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville, Texas.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at St. Williams Catholic Church, 1000 McNeil Road, Round Rock, Texas, with Rev. Michael D. Forge celebrant. Committal services will follow at Cook-Walden/Memorial Hill Cemetery.

For those desiring, memorials are suggested to Hospice Austin or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 N. IH-35, Pflugerville, TX 78660 (512) 251-4118.

A rosary at 6 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church at Eudora. Burial will be at 11 a.m. at the Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames COX, CRUCE, HEGGY, JONES, KENYON, STEED submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Jan. 28, 2004 by Sue Rush. Death date Jan. 27, 2004

Helen Jean Steed

Helen Jean Steed, 81, of Lansing, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home of Lansing.

She was born the daughter of Grafton "Tan" and Sally Tabatha (Cox) Jones on Dec. 22, 1922, in Dearborn, Mo.

She married Raymond "Ray" H. Steed on March 26, 1942, in Kansas City, Mo. He passed away March 6, 1980.

Jean retired from Hallmark Cards where she worked as a quality control checker for more than 27 years. She had worked at the Lakeside Ammunition Facility during World War II as an ammunition inspector. She was baptized at the First Christian Church of Dearborn. She loved flowers and doing yard work. She enjoyed traveling and had traveled to Europe.

She is survived by her grandson, Eric J. Cruce, Lawrence; great-granddaughters, Haley Cruce, Lawrence, and Catie Cruce, Lansing; brother, Sherman "Shake" D. Jones, Grand Junction, Colo.; sons-in-law, Ron D. Kenyon, Fairmount, and Lee Heggy, Kansas City, Mo.; nephew, Raymond Sherley, Lansing; and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her parents; husband, Ray; nine brothers and sisters; and daughters, Sally Diane Kenyon, who passed away July 26, 2002, and Sheryl Rae Heggy, who passed away Dec. 18, 2002; all preceded her in death.

A visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, with a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. officiated by Pastor Tom Bailey, both at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapels, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth, KS 66048, 682-1614. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames BUTZIN, CHANCELLOR, JENICKE, KNETTER, PARRISH, ROBKER, STAFFORD, SUMMERS, WISEMAN submitted by Sue Rush 2004. Date of death Saturday, January 31, 2004
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 2/3/2004 by Sue Rush.

Henrietta L. Summers

Henrietta L. Summers, Leavenworth, passed away Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at Overland Park Regional, Overland Park.

She was born July 20, 1914, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Knetter) Jenicke in Leavenworth County.

She married Russell L. Summers on Dec. 16, 1937. He preceded her in death in 1983.

Mrs. Summers was a homemaker. She was baptized, confirmed and married in the St. Paul Lutheran Church where she was a lifetime member.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Wiseman and her husband, David, Leavenworth, and Barbara Summers, Olathe; three granddaughters, Kim Parrish and her husband, Russell, Leavenworth, Lori Stafford and her husband, David, Wisconsin, and Kelly Chancellor, Leavenworth; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Orville Jenicke; and two sisters, Alma Robker and Wilma Butzin.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at the Davis Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church or donor's choice.

Davis Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements, www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com.

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