Leavenworth County, Kansas Obituaries

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Obituary with surnames GOCHENOUR, KEETON, PARKER submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Sunday, May 1, 2005
reprinted with permissions from the Tonganoxie Mirror, May 4, 2005

Memorial services for Daryl Eugene Parker Sr., 50, Tonganoxie, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2005, at Victory Baptist Church, Tonganoxie. Private inurnment will be in the National Cemetery in Leavenworth.

Mr. Parker died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 5, 1954, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Francis Eugene and Paralee Leeann (Keeton) Parker.

He was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Tonganoxie, and had served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He was a truck driver for Shawnee Rock Co., Shawnee, and was a part-time police officer and firefighter for the city of Tonganoxie.

On April 19, 1974, he married Joyce Gochenour in Kansas City, Kan. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Daryl E. Parker Jr., Topeka; a daughter, Deanne Morey, Tonganoxie; four sisters, Luella Davis, DeSoto, and Karen Summers, Linda McDonnell and Diana Jones, all of Kansas City, Kan.; a brother Kevin Parker, Kansas City, Mo.; and seven grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Daryl E. Parker Sr. memorial fund, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie 66086.

Obituary with surnames GREENSMAN, JACOBUS, MONGOLD submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Saturday, May 14, 2005
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Services for Thurlow E. Mongold, 75, Leavenworth, will be at 1:30 p.m. today, May 18, 2005, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10th Ave., Leavenworth. Burial with military honors will be in Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mr. Mongold died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Cushing Hospital in Leavenworth. He was born May 5, 1930, in Topeka, the son of James and Buleah Jacobus Mongold.

He served in the U.S. Army, retiring as a specialist first class who received numerous citations and medals during his service in Vietnam. He worked as a licensed practical nurse for Munson Army Hospital at Fort Leavenworth for 23 years, before retiring in 1990. He married Frieda Greensman in Germany. They later divorced.

Survivors include five sons, Don Mongold and Curtis Mongold, both of Leavenworth, Thurlow Mongold and Larry Mongold, both of Kansas City, Mo., and Gerry Mongold, Topeka; and three daughters, Diane Howard and Susan Noble, both of Leavenworth, and Judy Mongold, Colorado Springs, Colo.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral home, 4701 10th Ave., Leavenworth, after noon today until the time of service.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, sent in care of the funeral home. Written messages may be forwarded to the family using the condolence page at www.leintzfh.com.

Obituary with surnames COMBS, GOETTING, GREEN, GUPSER submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Saturday, May 14, 2005
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, May 18, 2005

James O. Combs Jr., 75, Easton, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Country Care of Easton. He as born Nov. 6, 1929, in Fairfax, Mo., the son of James O. Sr. and Bernice Marie (Gupser) Combs.

He retired in 1970 from the U.S. Army at a rank of staff sergeant, after 20 years of service. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 56 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 7.

He married Ada Marie (Goetting) Green on Oct. 29, 1925, in Miami, Okla. She survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Marie E. Arnold; four sons, Richard, William, James and Jonathan; a stepson, Edward Green Jr.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

At Mr. Combs' request, no services will be held. Burial with full military honors will be at 12:30 p.m. today, May 18, 2005, at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the family may be sent in care of Belden-Sexton-Smpter Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth.

Obituary with surnames HIGHFILL, LANGE, ONTIVERO, RUNNEBAUM, SHOCKLEY, SLAUGHTER, WELLS, WHALEN submitted by Sue Rush 2005. Date of death Wednesday, May 25, 2005
TAKEN FROM THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES MAY 28, 2005

Jocelyn June Runnebaum

Jocelyn June Runnebaum, 54, of Lansing, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at her home.

She was born the daughter of Norman and Alice (Wahaus) Highfill on Oct. 23, 1950, in Leavenworth.

She married V. Leo Runnebaum on May 24, 1975, in Leavenworth. He survives at the home.

Jocelyn lived in Leavenworth County all of her life. Jocelyn worked a couple of years for the Lansing school district and worked several years for Hallmark Cards. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church in Lansing. She loved reading, puzzles, spending time with family and the outdoors. Jocelyn will be best remembered for her amazing strength and fearless personality.

Survivors include her husband, V. Leo Runnebaum; two daughters, Sara (Richard) Lange of Lansing, and Amy

(Jason) Slaughter of Leavenworth; one stepson, Michael (Lilani) Runnebaum of Joplin, Mo.; one stepdaughter, Cheryl (Harold) Shockley of Pineville, Mo.; two grandchildren, Blake Slaughter and Jessica Lange; five step-grandchildren, Tyler Shockley, Kilby Shockley, Kayla Runnebaum, Seth Shockley and Shane Runnebaum; three brothers, Terry (Ann) Highfill, Jon (Brenda) Highfill and Randy (Coral) Highfill, all of Leavenworth; one sister, Shelley (Pat) Whalen of Middletown, Del.; and several nieces and nephews.

Jocelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Alice Highfill; and one sister, Sharon Wells.

A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 900 Ida, Lansing, with the Rev. Roy Ontiveros as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, May 27, with a parish rosary at 7 p.m. at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, where friends may call after 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or the St. Francis de Sales Building Fund, in care of the funeral home. Written messages can be forwarded to the family using the condolence page at www.leintzfh.com.

Obituary with surnames BAKER, CORNFORTH, JENKINS, JOHNSON, NELSON, PIERCE, RAMEY, SHOCKEY, SIMPSON, TREAT submitted by Sue Rush 2005. Date of death Friday, July 15, 2005
Taken from the Leavenworth Times July 18, 2005

Paul F. Shockey

Paul F. Shockey, 67, of Leavenworth, died Friday, July 15, 2005, at the Eisenhower VA Medical Center in Leavenworth.

He was born on July 24, 1937, in Atchison, the son of Frank and Gladys Jenkins Shockey.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was employed for 33 years at Graham Trucking in Leavenworth, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Teamsters Local No. 41, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. His life was filled with joy when watching his children play sports in their younger years, and equally enjoyed his grandchildren everyday. He loved working on cars, bowling and playing golf.

He married Joan Ramey on Dec. 15, 1956, in Leavenworth. She survives at the couple's home. He is further survived by two daughters, Jodi (Jim) Slapper, Paula (Bryce) Johnson and a very special daughter, Brenda Pierce, all of Leavenworth; two sons, Jim (Sharie) Shockey, Leavenworth, and Paul David Shockey, Kansas City, Kan.; six grandchildren, Josh, Tavi, Brent, Alyssa, Breanne and Heath; two great-grandchildren, Jenna and Connor; one brother, Louie Shockey, Atchison; and five sisters, Betty Nelson, Midland, Texas, Bessie Simpson, Rosemary Cornforth and Dee Simpson, all of Leavenworth, and Marge Baker of Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Bill, Jim and Jack Shockey; and one sister, Loretta.

Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home where there will be a memorial service at 7 p.m., officiated by Pastor Dave Treat. Inurnment will follow at a later date at the Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Memorials are requested to the American Cancer Society in care of the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10th Ave., Leavenworth, KS 66048. Written messages may be forwarded to the family using the condolence page at www.leintzfh.com.

Obituary with surnames AARON, DIDDE submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Saturday, August 20, 2005
reprinted from the Lansing Current,Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Mary L. Didde

Mass of Christian Burial for Mary L. Didde, 83, Easton, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Leavenworth. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart of Kickapoo Cemetery.

Mrs. Didde, who was a homemaker, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at Country Care in Easton.

She was born March 25, 1922, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Clarence and Florence Aaron.

She married Ignatius Didde on Nov. 3, 1945, in Leavenworth; he died May 1, 1999.

Her twin sister, Ann Marie Aaron, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include three sons, Dale Didde, Lansing, Dean Didde, Leavenworth, and Kevin Didde, Easton; a brother, Donald Aaron, Leavenworth; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

The family suggests memorials to Sacred Heart of Kickapoo Cemetery, sent in care of the funeral home, 4701 10th Ave., Leavenworth 66048.

Obituary with surnames VANFLEET, VISOCSKY, WILEY submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Sunday, August 21, 2005
reprinted from the Lansing Current,Tuesday, August 23, 2005.

George F. Visocsky

Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Mr. Visocsky died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, at his home.

He was born Feb. 22, 1939, in Ralston, Neb., to Steve J. and Edith Beatrice Van Fleet Visocsky. He was one of 12 children.

Mr. Visocsky retired in 1988 from Fort Leavenworth, where he was an exhibits maker. He also had been a locksmith at Yuma Proving Grounds in Yuma, Ariz.

He was a member of St. Casimir Catholic Church, Leavenworth, and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Yuma, and the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Visocsky had spent his winters in Yuma for the past 18 years.

He married Patricia A. Wiley on April 10, 1958, in Leavenworth. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Peggy Lynn Cole; two sons, George 'Tony', Leavenworth, Mark A., Yuma; two sisters, Ella Marie Siderewicz, Yuma, and Rita Jean Courtney, Covolo, Calif.; five brothers, Steve, David, Dennis and Ronald, all of Leavenworth, and Leo, Yuma; nine grandchildren; and a great granddaughter.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The family suggests memorials to either St. Casimir Catholic Church or Hospice of Leavenworth County, sent in care of the funeral home, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth 66048.

Obituary with surnames DLUGOPOLSKI, FUDALA, GRABOWSKI submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Saturday, August 27, 2005
reprinted from the Lansing Current,Monday, August 29, 2005.

Chester "Ski" Dlugopolski

Mass of Christian Burial for Retired Sgt. 1st Class Chester 'Ski' J. Dlugopolski, 81, Lansing will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lansing, with burial at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mr. Dlugopolski died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at his home.

He was born July 14, 1924, in Hammond, Ind., the son of Andrew and Assa (Fudala) Dlugopolski.

A veteran of World War II, he retired from the U.S. Army. From 1965-67, he served as police chief for the city of Lansing. He then worked as a food supervisor at the U.S. Penitentiary from 1967-1983. Later, he worked as a cook at the Fort Leavenworth Officers Club and retired as a screener at Kansas City International Airport.

Mr. Dlugopolski was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars and National Rifle Association.

He married Delores E. Grabowski on Oct. 26, 1949, in Crown Point, Ind. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Chester J. II, Leavenworth, and Michael, Harker Heights, Texas; five daughters, Marcia Beck, Olathe, Barbara Bowleski and Michelle Ballard, both of Leavenworth, Regina Parks, Lansing, and Felicia Bennett, Tulsa, Okla.; five sisters, Caroline, Kolodziep, Dyere, Ind., Bernice Tokarz, Grovertown, Ind., Theresa Opatk, East Chicago, Ind., Victoria Bennett, Fordsville, Ky., and Mary Ann Kmiatek, Hammond, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A grandson died earlier.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, Leavenworth, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Obituary with surnames ALEXANDER, RODGERS submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Monday, August 29, 2005
reprinted from the Lansing Current, Tuesday, September 6, 2005.

Ricky M. Rodgers

Leavenworth - Services for Ricky M. Rodgers, 27, Fort Bragg, N.C., formerly of Leavenworth, were Sunday at Davis Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth.

He died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at Fort Polk, La.

He was born April 19, 1978, at Fort Leavenworth, the son of Jesse Rodgers and Sun Rodgers.

He had been serving in the U.S. Army as a sergeant at the time of his death. Mr. Rodgers was going to school to become a recruiter, and he and his wife were scheduled to go to Miami, Fla., in December.

He was a graduate of Leavenworth High School, and was active in JROTC for four years, earning many marksmanship awards.

He entered the Army on April 11, 2000 and served an 18-month tour in Korea before going to Fort Polk.

On Aug. 5, 1998, he married Amanda L. Alexander. She survives at the home.

Other survivors include his children, Kalvin, 6, Anthony, 2 and Aaliyah, 6 months, all of the home; his parents; a sister, Jane; and his grandfather, Jessie Rodgers.

His Grandmother Sarah, an important and influential part of his life, preceded him in death.

Obituary with surnames INMAN, JACKSON, KEMPES submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Sunday, September 11, 2005
reprinted from the Lansing Current, Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Daisy B. Inman

Leavenworth - Services for Daisy B. Inman, 87, Leavenworth, were Tuesday at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, Leavenworth. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Inman died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at her home.

She was born July 13, 1918, in Vincennes, Iowa, the daughter of Otto F. and Mary (Jackson) Kempes.

She married Joseph O. Inman in Keokuk, Iowa. He died Aug. 5, 1974.

Mrs. Inman was a personal home care attendant for many years, and she previously worked as a motel manager in Seaside, Calif., and as a seamstress.

She attended Jarbalo United Methodist Church and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her daughter, Judie D. Zielinski, Easton; a brother, Thomas Kempkes, Carthage, Ill., a sister, Betty Parsons, Hurst, Texas; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A son, Sidney L. 'Bud' Stringer, also died earlier.

Obituary with surnames GROGAN, HIATT, WHEAT submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Sunday, September 11, 2005
reprinted from the Lansing Current, Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Norma L. Hiatt

Leavenworth - Services for Norma L. Hiatt, 77, Leavenworth, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Home, Leavenworth. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.

Mrs. Hiatt died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

She was born Nov. 25, 1927, in Lathrop, the daughter of Herman C. and Eva M. (Wheat) Grogan.

Mrs. Hiatt had worked as a data processor for many years. Before moving back to the Leavenworth area, she had lived the past 25 years in Kansas City, Kan.

Survivors include two daughters, Diana Snedegar, Leavenworth, and Linda Pasco, Buffalo, N.Y.; a son, Douglas, Kansas City, Kan.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames DAVIS, JOCHEM, REESE submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Tuesday, September 13, 2005
reprinted from the Lansing Current, Tuesday, September 13, 2005 .

Beulah C. Davis

Leavenworth - Services for Beulah C. Davis, 84, Leavenworth, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Leavenworth. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Davis died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Country Care on Broadway Nursing Home.

She was born Sept. 10, 1921, in Poole, Neb., the daughter of Karl and Frieda (Reese) Jochem.

Mrs. Davis was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, AARP and the Federal Prison’s Retirement Association.

She married Bert W. 'Bud' Davis on Oct. 22, 1947, in Kansas City, Mo. He died Oct. 29, 1981.

Survivors include two sisters, Rosella E. Lammers, Kearney, Neb., and Bernice Peterson, Cheyenne, Wyo.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, Leavenworth. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday at the church, 2101 Tenth Ave., Leavenworth.

Obituary with surnames COOPER, PLATT, WETZEL submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Wednesday, September 14, 2005
reprinted from the Lansing Current, Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Betty Jean Wetzel

Leavenworth - A vigil for Betty Jean Wetzel, 68, Leavenworth, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, Leavenworth. Burial will be in Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mrs. Wetzel died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, at Overland Park Regional Hospital.

She was born Oct. 21, 1936, in North Little Rock, Ark., the daughter of William and Delia (Cooper) Platt.

Mrs. Wetzel had worked at the Veterans Affairs Hospital for 22 years before her retirement in 1990.

She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary for 25 years.

On Feb. 6, 1953, she married Dallas Charles Wetzel in Leavenworth. He died Dec. 31, 1989.

Survivors include two sons, William Wetzel, Pensacola, Fla., and Richard Wetzel, Lansing; two daughters, Joan Orndorff, Leavenworth, and Shirley Oylear, Easton; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames CORDT, NORMAN, ROBERTS submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Saturday, September 17, 2005
reprinted from the Lansing Current, Monday, September 19, 2005.

Imogene Cordt

Services for Imogene 'Genie' Y. Cordt, 61, Lansing, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Leavenworth. Burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Mrs. Cordt died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, at her home.

She was born April 6, 1944, in McIntire, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence F. and Sarah E. (Norman) Roberts.

Mrs. Cordt had worked for Sears for many years as manager of the tool department and previously had been manager of the Leavenworth McDonald’s. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

She married Richard Cordt on Dec. 19, 1986, in Leavenworth. He died Jan. 5, 2003.

An infant son, Ronald Wages, also died earlier.

Survivors include a son, William R. Wages, Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Michelle A. Wages, Excel, Ala.; two stepsons, Richard Cordt, Liberty, Mo., and Robert Cordt, Leavenworth; two stepdaughters, Carolyn Fryman and Pam Brushwood, both of Leavenworth; a brother, Ray R., Perry, Iowa; former husband, Lowell Wages, Excel, Ala.; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth.

Obituary with surnames JORDAN submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Sunday, September 18, 2005
reprinted from the Lansing Current, Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Lawton "Lee" Jordan

Leavenworth - Graveside services for Lawton 'Lee' Jordan, 75, Leavenworth, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mr. Jordan died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005.

An Army veteran, Mr. Jordan was retired from General Motors.

Survivors include his companion, Mary Ann Strohmeyer; three sons, Kenneth, Rodney and Michael; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and his Dachshund, Little Guy.

Obituary with surnames GARRISON, SLEMONS submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Monday, September 19, 2005
Taken from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, September 28, 2005.

Ruth Dale Garrison

1907-2005

Private services and burial are planned in Pawnee City, Neb., for Ruth Dale (Slemons) Garrison, 97, Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Garrison died Sept. 19, 2005, in Tonganoxie. She was born Dec. 5, 1907, in Phelps City, Mo., the daughter of Frank and Myrtle Slemons. The family moved to Pawnee City, Neb., in 1910. She obtained her schooling in Pawnee City.

Mrs. Garrison taught school for one year before moving to Kansas City, Mo.

She was employed by Katz Drug Store for a time, then represented a candy company. She was employed as a freight rate specialist for the U.S. government from 1941 until she retired in 1973.

Mrs. Garrison was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include two brothers, June Slemons, Greeley, Colo., and Robert Slemons, Grand Island, Neb.

D.W. Newcomer's Sons Chapel, Overland Park, is handling arrangements.

Obituary with surnames GIVENS, LESTER, NORRIS submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Taken from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, 9/28/2005.

Graveside services for Edna Lee Lester, 80, Tonganoxie, were Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at the National Cemetery in Leavenworth.

Mrs. Lester died last Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center. She was born Dec. 9, 1924, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Neal and Verna (Givens) Norris. She was a homemaker. On Jan. 18, 1941, she married Paul G. Lester in Liberty, Mo. He survives, of the home.

Other survivors include three daughters, Janice Ann O'Haro, Carthage, Mo., Glenda Lee Cox, Tonganoxie, and Linda Sue Cook, Kansas City, Kan.; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, handled arrangements.

Obituary with surnames GRUENDEL, KENNEDY, MCEVOY submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Vincent DePaul McEvoy

1915-2005

Reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Services for Vincent DePaul McEvoy, 90, Leavenworth, were Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Leavenworth.

Mr. McEvoy died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

He was born March 25, 1915, in Leavenworth, the son of Isaac J. and Mary Elizabeth "Mayme" (Kennedy) McEvoy.

He grew up on the Patrick McEvoy Home Place in Kickapoo, which was settled by his grandparents in the 1860s. He was a childhood parishioner of Sacred Heart Church, Kickapoo. He attended Rock School, Kickapoo Township, and graduated from Immaculata High School in 1933. After high school, he farmed with his father for two years before operating a Standard Oil service station at Fourth and Chestnut in Leavenworth with his brother Charles. He then operated his own station in Atchison. In 1940, he became the Standard Oil agent in Leavenworth.

Mr. McEvoy married Francis Marian Gruendel on Jan. 29, 1942, at Sacred Heart Church in Kickapoo.

He was inducted into the Army-Air Force during World War II, serving from Sept.16, 1942, to Sept. 16, 1945. After the war, Mr. McEvoy and his wife operated the Standard Oil/Amoco Oil business at 11th and Osage streets in until they retired in 1974.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph Society, Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus, Eagles Aerie No. 55 and American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, Thomas V. McEvoy, Timothy C. McEvoy, and the Rev. David D. McEvoy, all of Leavenworth; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Leavenworth, or Sacred Heart Church, Kickapoo, sent in care of Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, 707 S. Sixth St., Leavenworth 66048.

Obituary with surnames ALLAN, GREEVER, TRIGGS submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror,Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Greever P. Allan

1910-2005

Services for Greever P. Allan, 94, Valley Falls, were Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at the Valley Falls United Methodist Church.

Mr. Allan died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at his home. He was born Oct. 25, 1910, in Tonganoxie, the son of William C. and Sarah Edna Lee Greever Allan.

He married Lora Fernanda "Nancy" Triggs, on Sept. 4, 1937, in Olathe. She died Dec. 30, 2003.

He was director of International Postal Service from 1948-1969 in Washington, D.C. Mr. Allan was a post office inspector in Batesville, Ark., and Waterloo, Iowa. And was postmaster in Tonganoxie. He also worked for the Kansas State Highway Commission.

During World War II, Mr. Allan was a captain in the United States Air Force and served as postal officer at the Air Transport Command Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

He graduated from Tonganoxie High School and Kansas University. He received a law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Mr. Allan served on the board of directors and was vice president of Standard Mutual Life Insurance, Lawrence, and was a consulting director for Stat Mutual Insurance in Rome, Ga.

He was a member of the Valley Falls United Methodist Church and served on the board of trustees for 14 years. He was president of the Valley Falls Medical Arts Building Corporation, member and past-president of the Valley Falls Rotary Club, a director of the Valley Falls Historical Society, and served on the Valley Falls City Council. He was a member of Grahem-Herbers Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 3084 and American Legion Post 225.

He was life member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Retired Postal Inspectors and Retired Postmasters.

Survivors include three nieces, Martha Rose, Lawrence, Sara Dunne, Wichita, and Sarah Kepler, St. Joseph, Mo.

Burial was in the Valley Falls Cemetery. VFW Post 3084 conducted military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Hospice, Valley Falls United Methodist Church or the Valley Falls Historical Society, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Valley Falls, 66088.

Obituary with surnames CALVIN, DIERCKS, LAMONT, MARTIN, STUBBS, WAGNER submitted by Sue Rush 2005. Date of death Thursday, September 22, 2005
Taken from the Lansing Current Sept. 28, 2005 by Sue Rush--Death date Sept. 22, 2005

Phyllis J. Wagner

Friday, September 23, 2005

Mass of Christian burial for Phyllis J. (Calvin) Wagner, 72, Lansing will be held Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church with Rev. Michael Stubbs as celebrant. Burial will follow at Saint Lawrence Cemetery in Easton.

Mrs. Wagner died Sept. 22, 2005, at her residence.

She was born on June 25, 1933, in Winchester, the daughter of Lloyd (Barney) Calvin and Nellie (Martin) LaMont.

Mrs. Wagner was a member of Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church and the Altar Society.

She married Robert L. Wagner on March 9, 1950, in Platte City, Mo. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Robert (Steve) Wagner, rural Leavenworth; a daughter, Deborah S. Diercks, Racine, Wis.; her mother, Nellie LaMont, Lansing; a sister, Carolyn Wagner, Easton; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10th Ave., Leavenworth. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Saint Francis de Sales church or Hospice of Leavenworth. Written messages may be forwarded to the family using the condolence page at leintzfh.com.

Obituary with surnames ATCHLEY, BAUER, BREWER, FORBES, HUGH, SCHWARTZ, VARDIMAN, WADETSHI, WENTZ, WHITE, WHITEBREAD, WRANICH submitted by Sue Rush 2005. Date of death Thursday, September 22, 2005
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Sept. 27, 2005 by Sue Rush

Theresa Bauer


Theresa May Bauer passed away on Sept. 22, 2005 at Country Care on Broadway. She was born Oct. 14, 1916, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Wadetski Schwartz. She married Martin Bauer in 1936.

He preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1996. They were both lifelong residents of Leavenworth.

Theresa devoted her life to selflessly caring for her family. In adult years, she was an avid gardener, raising vegetables and fruits.

She enjoyed crocheting when she sat still long enough to put needle to thread. She was a member of St. Casimir Church, Eagles Auxiliary, and various bowling leagues, winning local and regional championships with her teams. In their later years, she and Martin were regular garage sale shoppers. Theresa enjoyed playing bingo with the seniors in Leavenworth.

Theresa was preceded in death by her parents, eight brothers and four sisters. She is survived by five children: Theresa Vardiman and Martin (Christine) Bauer of Leavenworth, Mary Ellen (Hugh) Wentz of Lawrence, Bennett (Cynthia) Bauer of Saratoga, Calif., and Barbara Bauer of Mountain View, Calif.; eight grandchildren: Cynthia Forbes, John Vardiman, Christopher Vardiman, Megan Whitebread, Shannon White, Peter Wentz, Kendrick Bauer and Alexandria Bauer; one step-grandchild, Paul Brewer; seven great grandchildren; two sisters: Mary Ellen Wranich of Lansing and Martha Atchley of Aurora, Colo.; one brother, James Schwartz of Centennial, Colo.; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at St. Casimir Church on Sept. 29.

There will be a visitation at the Church at 9:30 a.m. prior to the funeral Mass at 10:30. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Leavenworth Regional Catholic Schools, Country Care's Broadway Aviary, or to the University of Saint Mary in care of Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Chapel.

Obituary with surnames COURTNEY, DUNCANSON submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Thursday, September 22, 2005
reprinted from the Tonganoxie Mirror , Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Courtney Duncanson

1916-2005

A graveside memorial service and inurnment for Courtney Duncanson, 89, Pomona, were Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie.

Mr. Duncanson died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, at his home. He was born July 4, 1916, in Tonganoxie, the son of Mortimer and Grace (Courtney) Duncanson.

He worked as a plumber. He lived in California and Washington State most of his life. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth.

Survivors include two brothers, Ted Duncanson, Tonganoxie, and Fred Duncanson, Fairbanks, Alaska, and three sisters, Martha Leimkuhler, Tonganoxie, Mary Dustin, Andover, Mass., and Millie Cook, Ottawa, Kan.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Ottawa First United Methodist Church, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, 66086.

Obituary with surnames MARTIN, MESSINGER submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Monday, September 26, 2005
reprinted from the Lansing Current, Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Trevor J. Messinger

Leavenworth - Services for Trevor J. Messinger, 23, Leavenworth, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Lansing.

Mr. Messinger died Monday, Sept. 26, at his home.

He was born June 26, 1982, in Leavenworth, the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Martin) Messinger.

Survivors include his mother; a sister, Shelley Messinger; a son, Charles, and his mother, Rebecca Brosnan; and grandparents Jewell Martin and Helen Messinger.

A visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

Obituary with surnames BERGMAN, HILL, HUNTSMAN, LINAWEAVER, OROURKE, SALYERS, SIMONIS, VESTAL submitted by Sue Rush 2005. Date of death Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Oct. 1, 2005 by Sue Rush

Elsie Frances Hill Vestal

Elsie Frances Hill Vestal, 98, Leavenworth, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park.

She was born on Dec. 1, 1906, in Liberty, Mo., the daughter of Hiram P. and Cordia Lee Salyers Huntsman.

Elsie married Charles T. Hill on March 17, 1923. He preceded her in death on July 4, 1946. She then married Ralph Vestal on Aug. 6, 1957. He preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 1972. She was also preceded in death by her daughters, Rosa Lee Simonis and Ruth Marie O'Rourke; and her sons, Gerald Ray Hill, Charles R. Hill, James H. Hill and Earl Jack Hill.

Elsie is survived by her daughters, Cora Lee Bergman, St. Joseph, Mo., and Betty Jean Linaweaver, Leavenworth; her sons, Alva F. Hill, Florida, and Joseph M. Hill, Leavenworth; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

Elsie worked at the Veterans Administration Center for 27 years in food service, retiring in 1973. She was baptized at the Hoover Christian Church, Hoover, Mo.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 531 Shawnee St., Leavenworth. Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral chapel. The Rev. Jerry Muncy will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mount Muncie Cemetery. Davis Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements; www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com.

Obituary with surnames BERGMAN, HILL, HUNTSMAN, LINAWEAVER, MUNCY, ROURKE, SALYERS, SIMONIS, VESTAL submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Sept. 30, 2005 by Sue Rush.

Elsie Frances Hill Vestal

Elsie Frances Hill Vestal, 98, Leavenworth, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park.

She was born on Dec. 1, 1906, in Liberty, Mo., the daughter of Hiram P. and Cordia Lee Salyers Huntsman.

Elsie married Charles T. Hill on March 17, 1923. He preceded her in death on July 4, 1946. She then married Ralph Vestal on Aug. 6, 1957. He preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 1972. She was also preceded in death by her daughters, Rosa Lee Simonis and Ruth Marie O'Rourke: and her sons, Gerald Ray Hill, Charles R. Hill, James H. Hill and Earl Jack Hill.

Elsie is survived by her daughters, Cora Lee Bergman, St. Joseph, Mo., and Betty Jean Linaweaver, Leavenworth; her sons, Alva F. Hill, Florida, and Joseph M. Hill, Leavenworth; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

Elsie worked at the Veterans Administration Center for 27 years in Food service, retiring in 1973. She was baptized at the Hoover Christian Church, Hoover, Mo.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 531 Shawnee St., Leavenworth. Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral chapel. The Rev. Jerry Muncy will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mount Muncie Cemetery. Davis Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements; www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com

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