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Taken from the Leavenworth Times, Wednesday, May 28, 2008 by Sue Rush. Death date May 25, 2008. |
WILLIAM "Bill" DAW POWELLWilliam “Bill” Daw Powell Jr., 84, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kan.
Bill was born June 1, 1923, in Elgin, Kan., to William Daw Sr. and Alice Hudiburg Powell. He attended first grade in Bowring, Okla., and Elgin, Kan. In 1930, they moved to Lansing, where he finished eighth grade. In 1937, the family moved back to Elgin, where he attended his first two years of high school before moving back to Lansing, where he finished high school in 1941. He participated in plays, basketball, six-man football and track. Later, he played fast-pitch softball and played on a semi-pro baseball team in Wolcott, Kan.
After high school, Bill worked a short time at Reyburn Hardware in Leavenworth and the Reception Center on Fort Leavenworth. He then worked at the North American Bomber Plant in Kansas City until he entered the U.S. Navy in December 1942 during World War II. He went to radio school at Northwestern University and then served two and half years in Admiral Kincaid’s staff as a radio operator on the U.S. Wasatch.
He was then on a minesweeper. Most of the time was spent in the Pacific. He was discharged in January 1946.
In 1946, he became an apprentice telegrapher for the Santa Fe Railway in Lansing.
Then he worked at various places on the extra board. In 1948, he began work as a telegrapher in Holliday, Kan. for 15 years.
He also worked in Argentine Yards and was an agent in Wadsworth, Kan. In 1965, he became a Santa Fe agent for 18 years in Leavenworth.
He retired on July 1, 1983, with about 37 years with the Santa Fe.
Bill married Charlotte Medill on Aug. 7, 1954, in Sacred Heart Church in Leavenworth.
Bill loved fishing, gardening and sports. He was a member of the Methodist church, Masons, Eastern Star, the VFW, the American Legion and the Lansing Historical Society.
Bill is survived by his wife; three children, Rheta (Jim) Wagner, Julie (Rick) Slater and William “Billy” Powell III; four grandchildren, Ryan, Jeff and Sara Slater, and Brandy Wagner (Josh) Nikes; and many relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2008, at the Davis Funeral Chapel in Leavenworth. The funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2008, at the funeral chapel. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Monday, June 23, 2008 by Sue Rush. |
Dorothy CrawfordDorothy P. Crawford, 76, of Lansing, went to be with her Lord on Friday, June 20, 2008, at her home.
She was born Feb. 4, 1932, in Montgomery County, Ky., the daughter of William Stanley and Ann Mae (Bradley) Wyatt.
On March 5, 1948, she married James Crawford in Mount Sterling, Ky. He preceded her in death on May 30, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her two brothers; and three sisters.
She is survived by one brother, Omer Wyatt; one sister, Lillie Parker; and several nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was retired from Hallmark Cards with 34 years of service. She loved flowers, feeding the birds, reading and working crossword puzzles.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. after the visitation at the funeral home. The Rev. Bill West of Leavenworth Community Mission's Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Weston, Mo.
Taken from the Leavenworth Times July 28, 2008 by Sue Rush.|
BRAD SELOCKBrad Andrew Selock, 32, of Lansing, Kan., passed away peacefully at his home in Ottawa, Kan., Thursday, July 24. He was diagnosed with sarcoma cancer in February of 2008. Brad was born on April 3, 1976 in Leavenworth, Kan., to Samuel and Carol (Bradford) Selock. He was united in marriage on Oct. 1, 1999 to Melissia Gullion.
He was employed as a technician for the Flint Group in Kansas City, Missouri. Brad was an incredible man of character, a true hero to all those who knew him. He cherished spending time with his family and enjoying his favorite pastime, fishing the Marais de Cygnes river in Ottawa.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; George Bradford, Samuel and Norma Selock; his uncle George Bradford; and his cousin, Shelly Bradford.
He is survived by his wife, Melissia Selock, of the home; his children, Chandler, 8 and Madisyn, 5; his grandmother, Mary Ann Bradford, of Lansing, Kan.; his parents, Samuel and Carol Selock, of Lansing, Kan.; his brother, Scott Selock of KC, Mo.; and sister, Kim Selock of Junction City, Kan.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 1 p.m. at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, Lansing, Kan. Burial service will follow at Mt. Muncie Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kan.
A visitation will be on Tuesday, July 29 from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Belden-Larkin Funeral Home 707 S. Sixth St. in Leavenworth. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Fri Sep 26, 2008, by Sue Rush. |
Myrtle ParsonsMyrtle May Parsons, 97, of Lansing, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008.
Myrtle was born Aug. 8, 1911, to Joseph and Lula (Baxter) Jameson in LaCygne, Kan. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Parsons on Dec. 31, 1936, in Twin Falls, Idaho.
She was primarily a homemaker, but did work for more than 20 years as the head cook in the Lansing School District.
She was a resident of Lansing for more than 60 years, where she was a member of the Methodist church for a majority of that time. She loved to cook, play cards and games of all sorts, gardening, painting and ceramics. She truly loved her family, and was a great mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
She is survived by her sons, Forrest Parsons and wife Carolyn of Austin, Texas, and Terry Parsons and wife Linda of Stover, Mo.; her daughters, Linda Noyes and husband Albert of Edwardsville, Kan., Leona Grow of Independence, Mo., and Mildred Shank of Olathe, Kan.; her sister, Mildred Hockett of Lansing; 16 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at the Belden-Larkin Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Leavenworth.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Southern Care Hospice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Belden-Larkin Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Condolences may be sent and a video tribute may be viewed at www.beldenlarkin.com
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Mon Nov 03, 2008, by Sue Rush
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Grace Anna Seifert, 94, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at Golden Living Parkway in Edwardsville, Kan., after her health continued to fail.
Grace was born Dec. 16, 1913, to Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Bagley of Kansas City, Kan. She attended Kansas City schools. After high school, she worked as a secretary at Long Bell Lumber and International Paper in Gladstone, Mo.
Grace married LeRoy William “Bill” Seifert Sr. on Nov. 6, 1948. During their marriage, they lived in the Kansas City area, Cameron Mo., and Leavenworth. After LeRoy’s death, she moved to Twin Oaks Retirement Center, where she enjoyed friends and activities. In 2007, she moved to Homestead Assisted Living of Leavenworth before going to Golden Living Parkway in Edwardsville.
As a young woman, Grace enjoyed outdoor activities and water sports. Prior to their move to Cameron, she and Bill owned a small resort at Lake of the Ozarks for a short time. After retirement, the couple enjoyed traveling and sightseeing.
Grace is survived by one stepson, LeRoy (Mary) Seifert, and a stepdaughter-in-law, Peggy Seifert, both of Leavenworth; and one sister-in-law, Barbara Bagley of Plano, Texas. She has an extended family in the Kansas City area, including one nephew, James Fox of Overland Park, Kan., and three nieces, Betty Anne Beane of New Orleans, La., Kay Ellen Russell of Grandview, Mo., and Debra Bea Hampton of Olathe, Kan., and their children.
Grace dearly loved her step-grandchildren, Lee Seifert, Todd (Amy) Seifert, Wendy (Wade) Viscosky, Susan (Terry) Conway, Cary (Jay) Skaggs, Marie (Greg) Gillaspie, Roxane (Tom) Turnbull, Dawn (Jon) LeBar and Kim (Mike) Logan; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy William Seifert Sr., in 2000; a stepson, Glen Seifert; a stepgrandson, Robert Seifert Reinhold; her sister, Betty Fox; and her brothers Don (Margie) Bagley and DeWitt Bagley.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at Mount Muncie Mausoleum. Viewing will be available one hour to departing Belden-Larkin Funeral Home, Sixth and Olive streets.
Arrangements are under the direction of Belden-Larkin Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Condolences may be sent to www.beldenlarkin.com.
Taken from Leavenworth Times Tue Oct 21, 2008, by Sue Rush.|
Robert Lee “Bob” Wagner, 78, of Lansing, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, with his family at his side.
He was born Oct. 20, 1929, in Easton, the son of Peter M. and Mary E. (Domann) Wagner. On March 2, 1950, he married Phyllis J. Calvin in Platte City, Mo. She preceded him in death on Sept, 22, 2005.
He is survived by his children, Robert “Steve” (Inez) Wagner of rural Leavenworth and Deborah S. (Daniel) Diercks of Racine, Wis.; his grandchildren, Chad, Matthew, Brian, Jason, Katie, Benjamin and Jonathan; his great-grandchildren, Fiona, Emma and Charlie; his siblings, Tony Wagner, Merlin Wagner, Marie Kenny and Clara Goetz; and his mother in-law, Nellie LaMont.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by five siblings, Clarita, Leo, Pete, Clarence and Walt.
Bob went to work at the Fairfax General Motors Assembly Plant in 1952 and retired in 1982 with 30 years of service. After retirement, he started a yard-grading and garden-plowing business which he thoroughly enjoyed. He was a longtime member of the Eagles. Bob enjoyed playing Pitch and Schaskopf. He also enjoyed the time spent with his many friends.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, www.leintzfh.com. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery in Easton.
Taken from the Leavenworth Times, Nov. 11, 2008 by Sue Rush|
Donald F. Walkenbach, 75, of Leavenworth, died unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, while working at Fort Leavenworth.
He was born June 29, 1933, in Leavenworth, the son of Fredrick C. and Clara (Monroe) Walkenbach. His mother died when he was very young and he was raised by his father and Mildred E. Walkenbach.
He graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1953. He then served for two years in the U.S. Army.
On Aug 29, 1955, he married Dixie L. Porter in Leavenworth. She survives at the home.
He is also survived by his two daughters, Debbie (Rodney) Day of Leavenworth and Donna (James) Patroske of Leavenworth; his grandchildren, Chase Day and Johnathon Patroske; his two sisters, Helen Boyd and Blanch Goodrow; a brother, Fritzie Walkenbach; and several nieces and nephews.
Don was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Hubbard; and a brother, William Pastore.
Don was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church. He was a loving husband for 53 years and a wonderful father. He was an avid bowler for 55 years. Don enjoyed watching all sports and especially spending time with his family. He was a life-long member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He worked as a painter in Leavenworth most of his life.
Visitation was Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, www.leintzfh.com. The Rosary was prayed at 3 p.m. Mass of Christian burial was Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. David McEvoy, O.Carm., as celebrant. Burial followed at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Taken from the Davis Funeral Chapel by Sue Rush. |
CARROLL E. PITTSCarroll E. Pitts, 63, Leavenworth, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2009 at his home.
Carroll was born on November 29, 1945 in North Little Rock, Arkansas the son of Calvin Carroll and Mary Elizabeth (Taggart) Pitts.
On April 19, 1996 he married Bonnie L. Hund. She survives him.
Carroll is also survived by four children Scott Pitts (Diana) of Leavenworth, Nichole Blaser (Steve) of Leavenworth, Jennifer Young (Dan) of Olathe, KS and Brian Doty of Austin, TX. Five grandchildren Sadie Pitts, Dallas Blaser, Derek Young, Joseph Young, Luke Young, his mother Mary E. Butler and sister Shirley Condel.
He was preceded in death by Leroy Butler.
Carroll served in the United States Army.
He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company after 33 years. He also worked for the City of Lansing for nine years.
He enjoyed motorcycle riding and fishing with his grandkids.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at St. Joseph Church.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at the church.
Father David McEvoy O'Carm will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be given to Angel Flight or St. Joseph Church.
Davis Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Taken from Leintz Funeral Obits May 23, 2009 by Sue Rush |
John T. “J.T.” RyanJohn T. “J.T.” Ryan, 93, was born on September 25, 1915, in rural Leavenworth County at the home of his grandparents. He was the second son of Harry T. Ryan and Elizabeth H. Behne Ryan. He passed away January 24, 2009, at home on the farm where he had lived and farmed the past 59 years.
John attended Fairmount Elementary school in the 1920’s and 30’s. He enrolled in Lansing High School and graduated with the Class of 1934. He then started farming during the drought and depression of the 1930’s and worked for the Government program. In 1940 J.T. went to California to work for Douglas Air Craft. He was an inspector on the B-25, a two-engine fighter bomber used during World War II. In 1944 John was drafted into the Army at Fort Leavenworth. He served in the Army Air Corp in England, France and Germany. On June 19, 1946, John was discharged as a Technical Sergeant. On September 15, 1947, he started work at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth. He retired as Assistant Dairyman on June 28, 1973. He continued to work on the farm and raised registered Angus until 2007.
On January 2, 1944, he married Jean E. Hopp at her parent’s home in Highland, Kan. She survives at the home. John and his bride just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. To this union were born four daughters: Mary Elizabeth Chadwell of Powhattan, Kan., Helen Marie Rettie of Chapman, Kan., Alice Jane (deceased) and Betty Jean Ryan of Chapman, Kan. John was very proud that each of his girls graduated from college and became teachers like their mother. John will also be sadly missed by two sisters, Ida Jane Wacker and Florence Marie Klasinski and one brother, Harry T. Ryan; four grandchildren, Bryan Chadwell, Rebecca Chadwell Winckler, Ryan W. Rettie and Hallie E. Rettie; and seven great-grandchildren, Courtney Chadwell, Kaylie, Jake and Cole Winckler and Ashleigh, Samantha, and Cheyenne Rettie.
John was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Alice Jane; two brothers D. Eugene, and Edward William “Bill” Ryan.
John was a lifetime member of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, honorary member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and the Lansing United Methodist Church. John was a very caring and giving person who enjoyed life and was very, very thankful for his blessing and family.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. 2009, at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Lansing United Methodist Church.
Taken from the Leintz Funeral Obits on May 23, 2009 by Sue Rush |
Jean Evelyn (Hopp) RyanJean Evelyn (Hopp) Ryan, 87, was born Jan. 5, 1922, at the home of her grandparents in Hiawatha, Kan. She was the middle daughter of Everett C. and Hallie E. (Krammer) Hopp. Jean passed away at her home in Lansing on April 1, 2009, and was reunited in heaven with her husband “J.T.” and infant daughter, Alice
The family lived on the grandfather Hopp’s farm southwest of Hiawatha where she attended a rural school. In 1934 the family moved to a farm just north of Highland, Kan. After she completed 8th grade, she attended Highland High School and graduated in 1939. Jean then enrolled and graduated from Highland Junior College. Jean taught school in rural Brown County before moving to Leavenworth County to teach elementary school at Jarbalo in 1942. She also taught in rural Leavenworth County in Sallie M. Zoll School and in Leavenworth city schools. She raised her family and went to Saint Mary College in the summer and at night to earn her teaching degree in 1959. She was a great teacher, so much that all three of her daughters followed in her footsteps and became teachers.
Jean met her future husband John T. Ryan at a friends wedding. They were married at the home of her parents in Highland on Jan. 2, 1944. They moved to the present farm in 1950. To this union were born four daughters, Mary Beth Chadwell of Powhattan, Kan., Helen Marie Rettie of Chapman, Kan., an infant Alice Jane (deceased) and Dr. Betty J. Ryan of Chapman. This marriage was blessed for 65 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Hallie Hopp; two sisters, Elizabeth Deane and Frances Ruth Hopp; her beloved husband John on Jan. 24, 2009; and infant daughter, Alice Jane.
Jean will be greatly missed by her three girls, Mary, Helen and Betty; four grandchildren, Bryan Chadwell, Rebecca Winckler, Hallie Rettie and Ryan Rettie; seven great-grandchildren, Courtney Chadwell, Kaylie Winckler, Cole Winckler, Jake Winckler, Ashleigh Rettie, Samantha Rettie and Cheyenne Rettie; a half brother, Tom Hopp of Highland; and many nieces and nephews.
Jean loved to make homemade quilts and holiday decorations for her family. She was a 4-H leader and worked on the election board. She was a member of the Lansing United Methodist Church; United Methodist Women; Retired Teachers Organization; Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority; and Line Quilt Guild.
Jean’s love will be missed by all that had the chance to know and love her in return. She was a hard working woman who cherished her days on this earth and with her family. Jean was a 30 years cancer survivor.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2009, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Lansing United Methodist Church.
Taken from the Leintz Funeral Obits on May 23, 2009 by Sue Rush |
Mary Kay PapeMary Kay Pape, 62, of Lansing, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Golden Living Center. She was born June 3, 1946, in Leavenworth the daughter of Otto J. and Lois E. (McAlexander) Tiedtka.
On July 29, 1972, she married Larry B. Pape in Leavenworth. He preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 1999.
Mary Kay earned a masters degree from Emporia State University. After graduation she taught music in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She then returned to the Leavenworth area and taught music in the Easton schools from 1972 to 1982 and in the Lansing Schools from 1982 to 1999 as well as teaching privately. She also worked at Manufactures State Bank as a teller from 1974 to 1985. Mary Kay later worked at First National Bank as a receptionist from 2000 until her health failed.
She was a member of Saint Casimir Catholic Church where she was a past choir director.
Mary Kay is survived by her cousins and many close friends.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 2009, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. The rosary will be prayed at 4 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, at Saint Casimir Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Gary Applegate as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Casimir Church or Lansing Educational Foundation Fund.
Taken from the Leintz Funeral Home April 26, 2009 by Sue Rush. Death date April 24, 2009 |
Helen Rose JohnsonHelen Rose Johnson, 87, of Lansing, died Friday, April 24, 2009, at her home. She was born Oct. 1, 1921, in Basehor, Kan., the daughter of Frank J. and Mary Anna (Antoni) Schmitt.
On June 25, 1940, she married William W. “Bill” Johnson in Basehor. He preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 2007.
Helen is survived by her daughters, Mary Ann (Joseph) Oertel of Gulnare, Colo., Sister Eileen Marie Johnson SCL of Anaconda, Mont., and Linda (Robert) Powers of Lansing; six grandchildren, Charlene White, Darlene Iannone, Kevin Wiehe, Peter Wiehe, Dale Bohannon II, and Dawn Hudson; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and her sisters, Mary E. (Bill) Griffiths of Merritt Island, Fla., Edna Curry of Eagle Rock, Mo., and Eugenia Wadley of Tulsa, Okla.
In addition to her husband Helen was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Schmitt; and a sister, Margaret Cotter.
Helen was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and the church Altar Society. She was the past president of the Marion Mothers, and the Lansing Lioness.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. The rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church with Rev. Michael Stubbs as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Francis de Sales building fund.
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