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Obituary with surnames CRUCE, JONES, KENYON, STEED submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Taken from the Leavenworth Times July 28, 2002 by Sue Rush. Death date July 26, 2002

SALLY KENYON

Sally D. Kenyon, 57, of Fairmount, Kan. died Friday, July 26, 2002 peacefully at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her beloved husband and friends.

She was born the daughter of Ray and Jean (Jones) Steed on Sept. 9, 1944 in Leavenworth.

She married Ron D. Kenyon 40 years ago on June 10, 1962 in Lansing. He survives at the home.

Sally had many hobbies. She loved growing flowers and traveling. She collected dolls and made new doll clothes for them. she donated of 100 dolls every year to the Salvation Army for their annual Children's Christmas give away.

She is survived by her husband Ron, mother, Jean Steed, nephew, Eric Cruce and great-nieces, Haley and Catie Cruce, all of Lansing.

Her father preceded her in death.

A visitation will be held today from 5-7 p.m. at the Bleden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapels, in Leavenworth. Friends may call after 1 p.m.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Leavenworth, in care of the funeral home.

Obituary with surnames BOEPPLER, FINK, KING, MALONEE, MATZEDER, PETERSON submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Monday, September 11, 2006
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Sept. 13, 2006 by Sue Rush. Death date Sept. 11, 2006.

Alan Fink

Alan E. Fink, 55, of passed away unexpectedly on Monday Sept. 11, 2006, at his home.

He was born the son of Albert P. and Marjorie (Peterson) Fink on Feb. 20, 1951, in Leavenworth.

He married Janelle "Jan" L. Boeppler on June 24, 1972, in Leavenworth. She survives of the home.

Alan worked for the Kansas Gas Service as a welder for more than 20 years. He was a member of the St. Joseph of the Valley Catholic Church, Eagles and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 304. "Gator's" passion was fishing and gardening, and he loved spending time with his children and especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of more than 34 years, Jan; his daughter, Jennifer L. King (Mathew of Liberty, Mo.); his son, Jeffrey Alan Fink of Leavenworth; three grandchildren, Chelcy, Kyle and Hannah; his parents, Albert and Marjorie Fink of Leavenworth; his brothers, Dale Fink (Cyndi) of Leavenworth and Greg Fink (Liz) of Maryland; his sisters, Julia Matzeder (Joseph) of Leavenworth and June Malonee (Tim) of Platte City, Mo.; his sisters- and brothers-in-law, Sue, Lyn, Brad, Bep, Amy, Elcy, Becky, Klaus, Bret, nieces and nephews, Heather (goddaughter), Shawn, Laura, Russell, Jonathon, Noel (goddaughter), Sara, Luke, Katie, Andrew, Lindsay, Brooke, Betsy, Bailey, Chuck, Becky Sue (goddaughter) and Joshua; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. His nephew, Michael Matzeder, preceded him in death.

A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006, at the Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home in Leavenworth, 707 S. Sixth St., 913-682-2820. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

A funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept, 14, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames CAREY, DELANEY, EAGLES, GREGG, HESLOP, HOPWOOD, MARTIN, MIDDLEKAUF, SLAPPER submitted by Sue Rush 2006. Date of death Friday, October 13, 2006
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Oct. 16, 2006 by Sue Rush--Death date Oct. 13, 2006

Ruth E. Eagles, 95, of Lansing, passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, at Cushing Memorial Hospital.

She was born the daughter of Charles M. and Laura M. (Gregg) Martin on June 6, 1911, in Hutchinson, Kan.

She married Leland W. Eagles on April 5, 1929, in Leavenworth. He passed away on June 10, 1974.

Ruth was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of the Lansing United Methodist Church, the Eagles Auxiliary, Garden Club, “Young at Heart” and the Lansing Community Club. Ruth believed that one should treat others as one would want to be treated, and that God is very important in one’s life.

She is survived by three daughters, Joyce L. Carey and husband, Tom, Lansing, Louise R. Delaney, Leavenworth, and Carol J. Slapper and husband, Larry, Leavenworth; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of more than 45 years, Leland; son, Terry L. Eagles in 1992; three brothers, Mason, Frank and Leonard Martin; two sisters, Lola Heslop and Viola Middlekauf; and two infant brothers.

A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth, KS 66048; 682-1614.

A service, officiated by the Rev. Jim Hopwood, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames CULICIGNO, DANIEL, DEREZINSKI, ECHOLS, OTT, PITTS, SHELLY, SULLIVAN, UNGER submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Friday, October 27, 2006
Taken from the Leavenworth times Oct. 25, 2006 by Sue Rush.

David Unger

U.S. Army Cpl. David M. Unger, 21, of Leavenworth, was killed in action on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, in Iraq.

He was born the son of Diana L. Daniel Pitts and Matthew E. Unger on Oct. 31, 1984, in Kansas City, Kan.

He married Laura K. Ott on Feb. 14, 2004 in Lampasas County, Texas. She survives of the home.

Cpl. Unger enlisted in the U.S. Army on Aug. 21, 2003, after graduating from Leavenworth High School. He was raised in the Leavenworth area and had attended West Middle School and David Brewer Elementary.

Since he was 13, he had worked at the Main Post Chapel on Fort Leavenworth. David was always there for his friends and was a comic relief when things were tense.

During his off time in Iraq, he kept busy by producing an "Iraq Cribs" that was enjoyed by all of his many friends and family. He was full of life and touched many lives. He will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his wife, Laura K. Unger; their son, Gage M. Unger; his father, Matthew E. Unger of Lansing; his mother and step-father, Diana L. and Scott Pitts of Easton; his brothers, Jeremy Unger and Shane Unger, and his sisters, Joani Unger and Sadie Pitts, all of Easton; his grandparents, Don and Kathie Echols of Easton, Tom Daniel of Sunrise Beach, Mo., and Virginia and James Culicigno of St. Louis, Mo.; his great-grandparents, Pete and Gertrude Derezinski of Leavenworth; many uncles and aunts, including Joe Unger, Joe (Tom) Daniel and Mary Shelley; and numerous cousins, including Caitlin Sullivan.

His grandfather Edward Unger and great-grandparents Danny and Mary Daniel preceded him in death.

A visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, at the Leavenworth High School gymnasium. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel.

A service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, at the Fort Leavenworth Main Post Chapel. Please prepare to arrive early with identification for the front gate security check. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials are made to the David Unger Memorial Fund in care of the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth, KS 66048, 913-682-1614 or the Frontier Credit Union, 690 Eisenhower, Leavenworth, KS 66048: Attn: Jodi or Brenda

Obituary with surnames BEYING, BRUSHWOOD, ELLIOTT, HALLSTEINE, LUNCFORD, MANTHE, MOWERY, SHADE, STRUNK, WAGNER submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Thursday, November 16, 2006
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 11-18-2006 by Sue Rush

Orvis Mowery

Orvis E. Mowery, 68, of Easton, died on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at his home.

He was born on Jan. 20, 1938, in Xenia, Ohio, to the late Charles W. and Mary Jane (Shade-Hallsteine) Mowery.

He attended Jarbalo, Easton and Lansing schools and joined the Army at age 17, serving four years in Germany.

Upon his return to the States, he began a life long career with the United States Penitentiary system. His career took him to several institutions including Lompoc, Calif., El Paso, Texas, FCI EL Reno, Okla., and the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, where he retired after 17 1/5 years in 1987 as special investigative supervisor grade of Lieutenant. He was a member of the Easton Lion Club, AARP and the Federal Retirees' Association.

On May 5, 1987, he married Virginia (Beying) Lunsford in Easton. She survives.

He is survived by two sons, William Mowery of Lansing and Michael Mowery and his wife Mary of Bonner Springs; two step-daughters, Kim Brushwood of Leavenworth and Cindy Strunk and her husband Jerry of Rowlett, Texas; four step-sons, James Lunsford of Easton, Kevin Lunsford and his wife Carolyn of Easton, Keith Lunsford of Paola, Kan., and David Lunsford of Minneapolis, Minn; two brothers, Robert Mowery and his wife Sharon of Leavenworth; two sisters, Mary Frances Manthe of Leavenworth and Sandra Elliott and her husband Lawrence of Leavenworth; 12 grandchildren, Jason Brushwood and his wife Jennifer, Ryan Brushwood, Matt and Nick Mowery, Tyler, Brady, Austin and Denton Lunsford, Paige and Blake Strunk, and Benjamin and Sarah Mowery; one great-grandchild, Lillian Brushwood; his mother-in-law, Cecilia (Wagner) Beying; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law, Eugene Beying, and his brother-in-law, Robert Manthe.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, in the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery in Easton. Visitation will be From 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006 in the chapel.

Memorial can be made to the St. Vincent's Clinic or the Catholic Charities both of Leavenworth.

Arrangements are being handled by Belden-Sexton- Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 500 Oak, Leavenworth, Ks. 66048

Obituary with surnames AYANG, BEYING, BROWN, CROOK, ERNZEN, LAND, LUNCFORD, MOWERY, ROGERS, WAGNER submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Sunday, December 10, 2006
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 12-12-06 by Sue Rush.

Cecilia Beying

Cecilia A. Beying, 85, of Easton, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, at her home. She was born on May 11, 1921, in Easton, the daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Ernzen) Wagner.

On June 11, 1941, she married Eugene F. Beying, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Easton. He preceded her in death on April 23, 2000.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene “Bud” Wagner and Leo Wagner; and two sons in-law, Dale E. Crook and Orvis Mowery.

Cecilia is survived by her children, Virginia Mowery, Easton, Donna Crook-Rogers (Jack Rogers) Easton, Robert (Karla) Beying, Easton, Linda (Dave) Land, Easton, and Larry (Susie) Beying, Easton.

She is also survived by a sister, Aurelia Brown, Topeka; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She enjoyed her grandchildren, gardening, sewing, and will be remembered for making baby quilts. Cecilia was a member of St. Lawrence Altar Society.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. The rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Easton, with the Revs. Keith Lunsford and John Ayang S.O.L.T., as co-celebrants. Burial will follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to St. Lawrence Church or Saint Vincent Clinic. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.leintzfh.com.

Obituary with surnames CALK, HERMAN, HUTABARAT, JONES, OLSON, PAXTON, QUALLEY, SWIFT submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 12-14-06 by Sue Rush.

Dewey Swift

Dewey D. Swift, 81, of Lansing, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006, at the Medicalodge of Leavenworth.

Dewey was born Oct. 1, 1925, in Junction City, Kan., the son of Elber D. and Fern Marie (Paxton) Swift. On July 26, 1946, he married Margaret Ann Olson, who survives him.

He is also survived by his daughter, Denise Ann Jones and husband Clint of Kansas City, Mo.; his son, David H. Swift and wife Susan of Leawood; his sisters, Violet Herman of Naples, Fla., and Fern Calk of Leonard, Texas; seven grandchildren, Melissa, Ryan, Jason (Julie), Josh (Izumi), Justin (Michele), Erin and Jeremy; and four great-grandchildren, Junya, Kennedy, Mimi and Rachel.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Delano Qualley.

Dewey graduated from Leavenworth High School and attended Ottawa University. He served in the Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1946.

He worked for the U.S. Penitentiary, retiring in 1976. He also worked in real estate in Leavenworth for 20 years.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Leavenworth. He also was a past-master of Hiram Lodge No. 68, a member of the Senior Citizens’ Bowling League, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 55 and the AARP.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, at the Davis Funeral Chapel.

Masonic service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 at the funeral chapel.

The funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 531 Shawnee St. in Leavenworth.

The Rev. Dr. Tim Hutabarat of the First United Methodist Church will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association or the First United Methodist Church.

Obituary with surnames FORD, KERN, MCCURDY, MCEVOY, SCHALIPP, WACKER, WHITE submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Sunday, December 17, 2006
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 12-19-2006 by Sue Rush. Death date Dec. 17, 2006

Maurice Kern

Maurice L. "Junior" Kern, 76, of Leavenworth, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, at his home after a long battle with cancer.

Junior was born on Aug. 6, 1930, in Leavenworth, the son of Maurice L. "Dutch" Sr. and Grace (Tearney) Kern. He married Mary Charlette Wacker on May 10, 1958, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Leavenworth. She survives at the home.

At an early age Junior worked for his father at Dutch's Friendly Service Station.

He started driving the fuel truck at 16 with Dutch Kern & Son. They worked for Socony Oil Co. which became Socony-Mobil Oil Company then Mobil Oil Company.

When Dutch retired Junior went to work for Mobil Oil Company as a consignee until Mobil moved from Kansas. He and his wife formed Kern Oil Company Inc. and sold Conoco products with the assistance of their sons, Jerome at the bulk plant, and Maury managing Kern Service Station. Junior was forced to retire due to ill health. He was a lifelong Leavenworth resident.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph Society, Knights of Columbus, Eagles Aerie No. 55, HLAAC (Henry Leavenworth Antique Auto Club) and Plain OL'A's, MAFCA (Model a Ford Club of America). His hobbies were coyote hunting and working on and showing his antique cars.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two dauther, Linda Ford (Brock Schalipp) and Lorraine Ford; and four sons, Maury (Cindy) Kern, Gary (Carey) Kern, Richard (Jennifer) Kern and Jerome Kern. Other survivors are his grandchildren, Stacey, Gary Jr., Michael, Danielle, Krista, Kyle, Mark Jr. Taryn and baby girl Kern to be born. Melanie, Lyndsay, Kacey, Cory, Kelsey, Heidi, Missy and Heather; and great-grandchildren, Payton, Baylee, Maddux, Logan, Camdyn, Naomie, Alannah and Hailey. He is also survived by a sister, Delores (Marivn) McCurdy; a niece, Rhoda (Tony) White; and a nephew, Ron (Janet) McCurdy.

Junior was preceded in death by his parents and a son in-law, William "Bill" Ford.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.

Friends may call after noon Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. David McEvoy, O,Carm., as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial to St. Joseph Church. Hospice of Leavenworth or the donor's choice.

Obituary with surnames BARNOSKI, DANIEL, LUKINS, MARTI, MASSING, MEDDLES, PEDZIWA submitted by Sue Rush 2006. Date of death Sunday, January 28, 2007
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Oct. 16, 2006

Frances C. Townsend, 90, of Lansing, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home of Lansing.

She was born the daughter of Joseph M. and Helena (Damgard) Massing on Aug. 30, 1916, in St. Joseph, Mo.

She married James H. Townsend on Sept. 12, 1934, in St. Joseph, Mo. He passed away on Oct. 15, 1996.

Frances was a bookkeeper for the Stuppy Floral Company in Kansas City, Mo., and Topeka for more than 25 years. She was a member of the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and the Young at Hearts and Altar Society, the Legion of Mary, the Friendship Club, Saint John Hospital Guild, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliaries and the Lansing Community Club.

She is survived by two daughters, Rosalie A. Stull, Lansing, and Mary Kaye Pedziwater and husband Dan, Leavenworth; four grandchildren, Richard Stull and wife Jane, McCook, Neb., Cecilia Daniel, Lansing, James Pedziwater and wife Carleen, Plainfield, Ill., and Christine Smith, Springfield, Mo.; five great-grandchildren, Chris Stull and Chad Stull, both of McCook, Ethan Smith and Delaney Smith, both of Springfield, and Marek Pedziwater, Plainfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband of more than 62 years, James; eight brothers, Martin, Lawrence, John, Joseph, Frederick, Frank, George and Edward Leo Massing; and four sisters, Teresa Marti, Rose Meddles, Margaret Barnoski and Anna Lukens; all preceded her in death.

A visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth, KS 66048; 913-682-1614. A rosary will be said at 4 p.m. Friends may call after 2 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by the Rev. Mike Stubbs, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 900 Ida St., Lansing. Burial will follow in the Mount Calvary Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Leukemia Society, Alzheimer’s Society or for Masses at the church, all in care of the funeral home.

Obituary with surnames BURKE, COLLINS, CROW, HATFIELD, KLOTZ, MCEVOY, TAYLOR, TUTTLE, WENDEL submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Sept. 20, 2007 by Sue Rush. Death date Sept 18, 2007

Nellie Tuttle

Nellie L. Tuttle (Burke), 96, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 25, 1910, in Quincy, Ill., to Thomas and Elizabeth (Wendel) Burke.

The family moved to Leavenworth when Nellie was very young. She attended the Old Cathedral School.

Nellie married John Collins in 1928. The family moved to Oklahoma City, Okla., in 1931. Nellie attended beauty college and became a licensed beautician in Oklahoma City. She also took advanced hair styling in New York City. She was a homemaker for her family and worked as a hair stylist in Oklahoma City until illness forced her into retirement. She moved back to Leavenworth to be with her family. Nellie married Lynton "Tut" Tuttle in 1971. Tut preceded her in death in 1990.

Nellie was a lifetime member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 23 and 8-40, and a lifetime member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary 56. She also did volunteer work for the American Legion and the Auxiliaries.

She is survived by a son, Harold Dean Collins and his wife Marty of Yukon, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Russell Earl Collins; an infant daughter, Nellie Collins; three brothers, Edward Burke, John "Jack" Burke and Thomas "Tommie" Burke; and seven sisters, Elizabeth Burke, Agnes Klotz, Marie Hatfield, Christina "Tini" Crow, Katherine Burke, Edna Burke and Margaret Taylor.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday Sept. 21, 2007, at Immaculate Conception Church, with the Rev. David McEvoy officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Lansing. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, with a rosary at 6 p.m. at the Belden-Larkin Funeral Home, 707 S. Sixth St.

Memorials may be given to the church or to the American Legion Auxiliary 23. Condolences may be left online at www.beldenlarkin.com. Arrangements entrusted to Belden-Larkin Funeral Home and Cremation Services

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