Leavenworth County, Kansas Obituaries

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Obituary with surnames ANTONI, ANTONY, SCHMIDT, SCHMITT submitted by Sue Rush 2006. Date of death Sunday, December 11, 1927
Taken from the Lv times 12-12-1927


End Came to Well Known Farmer at the Family Residence South of Basehor

Florence Antony (Antoni), 69, a well known farmer of Leavenworth county, died Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the family home, south of Basehor. Mr. Antony had been ill about one year.

Mr. Antony was born in Alsace-Lorraine, November 4, 1858. He had been a resident of this vicinity for 44 years. He is survived by his widow, Margaret Antony, a son Frank Schmidt and daughter, Rose Schmidt, both of the home. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed today, but burial will be in Mount Calvary cemetery.

Obituary with surnames FAITH, HANEY submitted by Melissa Antos. Date of death Thursday, December 22, 1927
The Linwood Times, Thursday, December 22, 1927

Mary Eliza Faith was born June 24, 1836 near Winchester, Frederick Co., West Virginia, and departed this life Dec. 17, 1927, at the age of 91 years, 6 months and 22 days.

She leaves to mourn her departure 3 children, Chas. Faith of Salina, Mammie Haney of Linwood, John Faith of Lawrence, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

"Grandma Faith" as she was known to her many friends and neighbors of Linwood, has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Mamie Haney, for the past 25 years.

Obituary with surnames BONER, MOSER, RODENBURG, SPENCER submitted by Phil Moser. Date of death Wednesday, February 29, 1928
LEAVENWORTH TIMES,February 29, 1928


W. Frank Spencer, 85, Died This morning, At Home of His Son, CA Spencer.

Here Nearly 60 Years- Born in Buchanan County, Missouri, He Came To Kansas With His Father in 1869.

William Frank Spencer, a resident of Kickapoo township since 1869 when he came to this county with his father O.M. Spencer from Buchanan County, died at 10 o clock this morning at the home of his son, C.A. Spencer, who lives on the old Spencer place just west of Kickapoo.

Mr. Spencer, who was familiarly known as Frank Spencer, would have been 85 years old on March 10, next. He was born in Buchanan County.

Besides the son C.A. Spencer, two other sons. O. M. Spencer, Kickapoo and three daughters, Mrs Phobe Logan, Kickapoo, Mrs Nancy Schweiter, Kansas City, and Mrs Ella Williams, Kickapoo, survive him.

Mr. Spencer was one of a family of five boys and five girls. With his death only one of the family, Mrs. Nancy Maxwell, Maitland Missouri remains. Mrs Spencer his wife died in 1923.

Frank Spencer was one of the substantial pioneers of Leavanworth county. For years he served as a trustee of Kickapoo township. He was well known and liked by practically all who knew him. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Obituary with surnames HERBECK, RATCHICK, RYAN, SHERLEY, STUDDARD, YOUNG submitted by Sue Rush 1920-1929. Date of death Friday, July 6, 1928
taken from the Leavenworth Times July 7, 1928


Served as Hoisting Engineer at State Prison Thirty Years, Funeral Tuesday.

Thomas R. Young, 77 years old, hoisting engineer at the Kansas State Prison for thirty years, died last night at his residence at Lansing. Mr. Young was born in Durham, England. He had been ill five months. He is survived by his widow, Mrs Margaret Young, five daughters, Mrs Frank Ratchick, Lyons, Ill, Mrs Matt Ryan, Excelsor Spring, Mo., Mrs Joseph Studdard, Arma, Kas., Mrs A.E. Sherley, Lansing, Mrs. A.M. Herbeck, Pittsburg, Kas. and two sons, William Young, Pittsburg, Kas., and Frank Young, Lansing.

Mr. Young was a member of Banner Lodge, Order of Odd Fellow, at Minden Mines, Mo. The body will be removed from the Davis funeral church to the home tomorrow morning. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial in Mt. Muncie.

Obituary with surnames GRANT, MCKENNA, PRIEST submitted by Robert G. "Bob" McKenna. Date of death Saturday, September 1, 1928
Obituary from Leavenworth paper abt. Sept. 2, 1928


Was Widow of George McKenna and Daughter of Pioneer of Leavenworth

Mrs. Alice J. McKenna, a pioneer Leavenworth woman and resident of Kansas seventy-one years, died in her home at Clay Center, Kan., Saturday evening, September 1, at 4 o'clock. Mrs. McKenna was 88 years of age. She had made her home in Clay Center for a number of years.

Alice J. Grant was born in Manchester, England, July 24, 1839. As a child of three years she came with her parents to St. Louis in 1842 where she grew to womanhood, receiving her education in the convent there. In 1857, the family came to Leavenworth, making the journey by steamboat, there being no railroads west of St. Louis at that time. Her marriage to George McKenna took place in 1866, Mr. McKenna preceded her thirty-four years. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. McKenna, Helen and George dying in childhood and Charles G. McKenna of Denver, Colo., in 1917 at the age of 49. Surviving are Frank L. McKenna, John T. McKenna and the Misses Anna and Alice McKenna of Clay Center, Mrs. Ed McKenna, Narka, Kan., and Mrs. Robert R. Priest, Memphis, Tenn.

The body was brought to Leavenworth for burial in Mount Calvary cemetery at 10 o'clock this morning.

Obituary with surnames COLGROVE, FOSTER, GILLE, SCHALIPP, STANLEY submitted by Jack Coffman. Date of death Saturday, March 2, 1929
Charles M Riker passed away at a local hospital yesterday morning. Mrs Maude Gille, Mrs Schalipp, Mrs Jennie Stanley, William R Foster, Albert Colgrove, Jessie Colgrove

Obituary with surnames BUTZIN, CHEVILAR, WELSH submitted by Sue Rush 1920-1929. Date of death Friday, March 8, 1929
from Leavenworth Times


MRS. MARTHA BUTZIN,68, a resident of Leavenworth many years, died late this morning, March 8, 1929, at the home of her son, Eugene Butzin, 306 North Third Street. She had been ill several weeks.

Mrs. Butzin was born in Germany.

Besides the son, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Martha Welsh, Webster City, Ia., and a sister, Mary Chevilar, Richardsn, survive her. One grandchild also survives her

. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning at the Davis funeral church with the Rev. F.J. Schadt, pastor of the First Evangelical Church, officiating.

Obituary with surnames BLANKE, CODY, CORNETT, DENNY, MERRITSON, MOSER, RODENBURG, WOELHART submitted by Sue Rush 1920-1929. Date of death Saturday, November 16, 1929
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 11-17-1929 by Sue Rush, Death date 11-16-1929


Prominent Fruit Grower and Early Day Resident of Leavenworth--Playmate of Buffalo Bill


Mr. and Mrs. Rodenburg, 513 Arch Street, Celebrated Their Golden Wedding Anniversary Two Years Ago.

Chris Rodenburg, sr., a prominent fruit grower and early day resident, died at his home, 513 Arch street, Sunday evening. He had been in feeble health for some time and his friends knew the last week his condition was critical.

Mr. Rodenburg was born in Columbus, Ohio, September 12, 1854, and came to Leavenworth with his parents when he was two years old.

On arrival here the family settled in Salt Creek Valley and Ten years later moved into Leavenworth city so the children could have a better opportunity to receive their education at the parochial Lutheran church school.

The family lived near the Cody farm and Mr. Rodenburg often played with W. F. Cody "Buffalo Bill" while they were boys. He told stories of Buffalo Bill's hunting and of his remarkable shooting while a lad.

While a young man Mr. Rodenburg took up gardening and fruit raising. He made a specialty of growing apples and strawberries on a farm five miles south of the city on the hill near Fairholme. He was industrious and fair in all his dealings and he had a large circle of friends.

Mr. Rodenburg was compelled to retire on account of ill health nine years ago and moved to the city where he continued to show an interest in fruit raising but was not able to do much work.

Mr. and Mrs. Rodenburg were fond of traveling and they made trips in several of the western states. They celebrated their golden wedding two years ago.

He is survived by his wife Mrs. Laura E. Rodenburg, and ten children. The children are Arthur and Edward living in Kansas City, Chris, Fred and Paul of this cit, Mr. Emma Moser, Mrs. Minnie Merritson, Mrs. Addle Woelhart, Mrs. Fern Denny and Mrs. Laura Cornett of Leavenworth.

There are thirty-four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the residence at 513 Arch street at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and Rev. Henry Blanke of St. Paul's Lutheran church will officiate.

The Burial will be in the family lot in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames PULLIAN submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Friday, March 21, 1930
from the Leavenworth Times, Sunday, March 23, 1930

Indian Prisoner Dies Suddenly

John Pullian Falls Over While Walking to Work -- Body to Be Sent to Kyle, S.D.

John Pullian, an Indian prisoner, 61 years old, dropped dead while walking to work at the federal penitentiary at 6:35 Saturday morning. He was moving along with some other prisoners when he fell over and expired without saying a word.

Pullian was broght in from South Dakato September 12, 1928 to serve a sentence of eight years on charge of criminal assault on an Indian woman.

His home is in Kyle, S.D.,where his body will shipped today by the O'Donnell Undertaking company to his wife, Mrs. Lucinda Pullian, for burial.

Obituary with surnames BUGBEE, HEACOCK, YOUNG submitted by Doni Wright. Date of death Saturday, March 22, 1930
OBITUARY. Emporia Gazette, dtd 22 Mar 1930:

"Samuel Heacock Dead.
   Word has been received in Emporia of the death of Samuel Heacock, 83, of Olpe. He died Wednesday morning in the Soldiers’ Home at Leavenworth. Mr. Heacock ran away from home when he was 17 years old to fight in the Civil War. Mr. Heacock was an uncle of Mrs. [Lizzie Heacock] John Young and Mrs. E.K. [Ella Heacock] Bugbee, both of Route 4, Emporia."

OBITUARY. Leavenworth Times, dtd Thu 20 Mar 1930  p.5    "Samuel Heacock, Late "I" Company, One Hundred Ninety-seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry [I Co. 197 Reg, PA Inf.], a Civil war veteran, died suddenly in barrack eleven yesterday morning. The veteran was 83 years of age and had been a member of the Home since 1914. A niece, Stella Bugbee, lives in Kansas City, Mo. Unless other arrangements are made the funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Chaplain A. P. Janes will conduct the services and burial will be in the Home cemetery."

Obituary with surnames CRUMPLER, EDWARDS, SHALKOSKI submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Sunday, March 23, 1930
from the Leavenworth Times, Monday, March 24, 1930

Mrs. Shalkoski, Aged 77, Passes

was a resident of Leavenworth Over 50 years - survived by Four Sons and Two Daughters

Mrs. Julia Anna Shalkoski, a resident of Leavenworth for more than half a century, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Crumpler in Bain City at 1:45 Sunday morning. She had been sick four weeks.

Mrs. Shalkoski was the widow of Adam Shalkoski who passed away December 13, 1929. She cam to Leavenworth fifty years ago and made her home here ever since.

Mrs. Shalkoski was a member of the St. Barbara Society and the Rosary Sodality of St. Casimer's Catholic church.

She is survived by four sons, Vincent Shalkoski of Kansas City, Kas., Alex, Joseph and Victor Shalkoski of Leavenworth; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Edwards of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Joseph Crumpler, Bain City.

The body was removed from the O'Donnell funeral chapel this afternoon to the home of Mrs. Crumpler in Bain City.

The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning in St. Casimer's church with Father Joseph L aczniak officiating. The interment will be in the family lot in Mt. Calvary cemetery.

Obituary with surnames DURKIN, GARDINER, GEPHART submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Sunday, March 23, 1930
from the Leavenworth Times, Monday, March 24, 1930 -

Mrs. J.F. Durkin Dies in Arizona From Tonsilitis

News of the Death of Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Gardiner Is Received -- Remains Will Be Brought Here for Burial

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Gardiner were made sad with the news of the death of their daughter, Mrs. Mary Louise Durkin, which occured early Sunday morning at Mesa, Arizona. The father left Leavenworth Saturday night on receipt of a telegram that she was in a critical condition, but she passed away before he could reach her bedside.

Mrs. Durkin left here with her husband last summer and she had been living in Mesa since. From information received here it is learned that she was operated on for tonsilitis in a hospital at Mesa and it seems that complications followed resulting in her death.

Mrs. Durkin was twenty-three years old and was born in Oskaloosa, Kas., before her parents moved to Leavenworth.

She is survived by her husband, James F. Durkin of Mesa, Arizona; Her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Joseph Emmet Gardiner, of 1131 Olive Street in this city; three brothers, Joseph Gardiner, a cadet at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolia, Md., Frederick Gardiner, of Phoenix, Arizona, and Marshall Gardiner of the home address.

The remains of Mrs. Durkin will be broght here for burial.

Mrs. Gardiner was greatly shocked with the news of the death of her only daughter. The mother of Mrs. Gardiner, Mrs. Louis Gephart, of Potter, is here with her.

Obituary with surnames HARTER, REHM submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Sunday, March 23, 1930
from the Leavenworth Times, Monday, 24 Mar 1930 --

John Harter, 69, Taken in Death

Was a Well Known Painter--Brother of Mrs. Charles Rehm--Funeral to Be Tuesday Afternoon

John Harter, 69 years old, died at Cushing hospital Sunday morning from pneumonia. He had been in feeble health since he received a broken hip four years ago. His death was caused by pneumonia.

Mr. Harter was a painter who made his home at 300 Cherokee street and he was well known to many residents of Leavenworth. He was born in Germantown, Ohio, October 19, 1860.

He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Rehm living on Fifth Avenue in Leavenworth, two brothers, Charles Harter of kansas City, and William Harter of Ada, Okla.

The funeral will be held from the Davis funeral church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and the interment will be in Mount Muncie cemetery.

Obituary with surnames RYAN submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Sunday, March 23, 1930
from the Leavenworth Times, Monday, Mary 24, 1930 -


Thomas Ryan, 21 Years Old, Meets Death in Tragic Manner South of Lansing.

Thomas Ryan, generally known in Leavenworth as Roy Ryan, was burned to death in a Ford car he was driving early Sunday morning on the Victory Highway, half a mile south of Lansing. It is the belief of officers who made an investigation that the gasoline tank on the car exploded involving him in flames so that he could not get the doors open to make his escape.

The burning car with Ryan in it was noticed by persons driving on the highway who stopped and tried to rescue him, but found that he was dead and they could do nothing to save him. The upper part of the body and the legs with most of the clothing were burned off and only a charred mass remained.

The identity of the driver of the car, Thomas Ryan, was discovered by finding a gold plate and a gold tooth and a key that had been purchased in the Biringer gun store. The number of the car 10,695,349, a Ford coupe of the 1925 model was learned. This car had been owned at one time by a Kansas City packing company and the name on the sides had been painted over. The name of the packing company was brought out in the fire as the paint burned off.

It was found that the unfortunate driver of the car was Thomas Ryan, a young man 21 years old employed by the Weeks Brothers at 709 Delaware street and that he was learning the welding trade and helping repair automobiles. He had been working at different places in Leavenworth for about two years and was well known as Roy Ryan to many of the young people.

It was leaned that the name of the Boy's father was Thomas Ryan and that he lived in Osage City, Kas. The father was located by the officials Sunday evening. He arrived from Osage City this morning to look after the burial of his son.

The burial will take place in Osage City.

A bus driver notified R.E. Gallivan and Dr. Joseph Skaggs, the corner, of a car burning with a man in it south of Lansing and they got to th place shortly after 6 o'clock. The body was brought to the Davis funeral church.

On making inquiry it was learned that young Ryan attended a dance at Shoemaker and Ohio avenue Saturday night and early Sunday morning he took several young people home in his car. The last one riding with him left the car south of Lansing, which was probably fortunate for her, as she might have been burned to death with him.

The story of what occurred before the accident was told in a statement made by Miss Emma Meyer to Deputy Sheriff Bud Penning and Assistant Coroner Ted Sexton, who made an investigation Sunday. The the statement Miss Meyer said:

I attended a dance at Shoemaker and Ohio avenue Saturday night when I met Thomas (Roy) Ryan and at midnight he asked if he could take me home. We left the dance at 12 o'clock with William Werner and a boy names Foster, who were left at Werner's home, Tenth and Shawnee streets.

From there we went east on Shawnee Street to the hamberger stand, operated by Lamont Andrews, where Ryan got out, went in and purchased tow packages of cigarettes. He left there and went eat on Shawnee street to Fourth street, then south to Victory Junction, where he purchased three gallon of gasoline at Victory Junction garage.

We then started north, toward Leavenworth, and about three or four miles north of Victory Junction, we went into the ditch on the west side of the road. The car turned on its side with engine still running. Some med came along and helped to right the car, and then a Pontiac roadster came up and pulled the car up on the pavement. Roy paid $5 to have us pulled out.

We then started north again, and about a half a mile south of Lansing, about 3:15 a.m., Ryan decided that we were goind the wrong was to Leavenworth, and attempted to turn around and agin went into the ditch on the west side. I told him that we were not, but he would not listen to me. The engine was still running. Two couple came along in another, I do not know who they were, but the helped us back upon the pavement and headed the car towards Kansas City, when I told them that we wanted to go to Leavenworth. They then helped to turn the car toward Leavenworth, and I got in the car when he insisted that we were still going the wrong way, so when he started to turn around again, I got out of the car and started to walk toward Leavenworth, leaving him in the car alone.

The people that had helped us out of the ditch the last time had not gone, but were down the road, and they offered to take me to town. The last that I saw of Ryan he was turning the car around and had backed off the highway on the east side of the road.

The officials and Miss Meyer are anxious to learn the names of the two couple who brouth miss Meyer back to her home in Leavenworth.

Obituary with surnames BENSON, DAVIS, FRY submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Sunday, March 23, 1930
from the Leavenworth Times, Monday, March 24, 1930 -

C.H. Davis is Victim of an "Unloaded" Gun

Fatal Shot fired by George A. Benson, Brother-in-Law, Who Was Demonstrating Weapon.

Bullet Fractures Neck

County Coroner and Police After Investigation Hold Shooting to Have Been Accidental and Benson Was Released From Custody.

Clinton H. Davis, 24 years old. 310 Seneca street, was accidentally shot and killed last night at 7:20 o'clock by George A Benson, 222 Chestnut street, his brother-in-law, at whose home he was visiting, together with his wife.

Mrs. Davis, wife of the slain man, and Mrs. Benson are sisters, and the two families were spending Sunday evening visiting together. Bessie Fry, a daughter of Mrs. Benson, was also in the house at the time of the shooting.

Immediately following the accident the police were notified and Officer Bower was sent to investigate. When Bower arrived at the house Benson surrendered to him and admitted the shooting. Davis was still alive when Bower got there but died before Dr. Adams, who was called by Lieut. John Kenny, reached the scene. Dr. Joseph Skaggs, county coroner, and Ted Sexton, deputy county coroner, investigated the case.

According to the story told to the police and coroner by Davis and corroborated by the witnesses, the two families were sitting in the kitchen of the Benson home when the conversation turned to the subject of guns. Benson said he had an automatic pistol which he would like to sell and he got the gun from a trunk where it was his habit to keep it. The pistol was a .32 caliber Spanish type gun, such as are sold through mail order houses.

Benson removed the magazine from the pistol and tossed it back in the trunk. He forgot about the cartridge remaining in the firing chamber and as he walked toward his borther-in-law he pulled the trigger. The bullet struck David in the lower lip and went through his mouth, fracturing the spinal column at the base of the skull. He lived only a few minutes after he was shot.

Officer Bower broght Benson to the police station but he was later released on advice of Dr. Skaggs. The coroner after an investigation, held that the shooting was accidental and "just another case of a man being killed by an unloaded gun".

David came to Leavenworth from Joplin, Mo., several months ago and was an enlisted man in the army stationed at Fort Leavenworth up until three months ago when he was honorably discharged. After his discharge from the army he had been making his home in Leavenworth.

The remains are at the Davis funeral parlors and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

26-Mar-1930 - Funeral services for Clinton A. Davis, who was accidently shot Sunday will be held at the post chapel at Fort Leavenworth at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The body will lie in state from 1 to 2 o'clock. The burial will be in the National cemetery at Fort Leavenworth.

Additional information from Elsie:
Clinton Henry Davis born Thursday Oct 26, 1905 Brockton, MA
Father: Charles W Davis
Mother: Elsie Carbonell

Obituary with surnames APOSTLE submitted by Leavenworth County Coordinator. Date of death Sunday, March 23, 1930
from the Leavenworth Times, Wednesday, 26-Mar-1930 -


The funeral of James Apostle, late G. Company, Forty-ninth Regiment, U.S. Infantry, a colored Spanish was veteran, who died in the hospital Sunday, was held this afternoon. Chaplain A.P. Janes conducted the services and burial was in the Home cemetery. The deceased was fifty-two years of age and had been a member of the Home since 1924. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Apostle, of Kansas City, Mo., who is here for the funeral.

Obituary with surnames BURGOYNE, FRANTZ, HILL, PEPPARD, THOMPSON submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Monday, March 24, 1930
from the Leavenworth Times, Thursday, 27-Mar-1930 -


Mrs. Martha T. Peppard Dies at McLouth--Came to Leavenworth with Parents in 1857

Mrs. Martha T. Peppard, age 81 years, died at her home in McLouth Monday. She had been in poor health for nearly two years, during which time she was confined to her bed.

Mrs. Peppard was born in Warren county, Virginia, June 6, 1848 and she came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson, to Leavenworth county in 1857. She joined the Methodist church at Bethel in 1870.

She was united in marriage to Newton Pappard in early womanhood. Her husband passed away 22 years ago. They had seven children, three of whom died in infancy.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Burgoyne of McLouth; two sons, Guy Peppard of Leavenworth, and Doris Peppard of Beverly, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Hill and Mrs. Lucy Frantz of Great Bend, Kas,; eleven grand children and fourteen great grandchildren.

The funeral of Mrs. Peppard was held in the Babtist church at McLouth yesterday aftgernoon. The burial was in Mount Muncie cemetery in Leavenworth.

Obituary with surnames FERRIS, OLIVIS, RIPLEY submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Tuesday, March 25, 1930
from the Leavenworth Times, Tuesday, 25-Mar-1930 -

Former Resident Is Claimed By Death

Friends in Leavenworth of Mrs. Lydia Riple, 70 years old, a former resident of this city, received word of her death at the home of a daughter in Grantville, Kas., which occurred recently.

Mrs. Ripley was a resident of this city for a number of years, coming here from Kirksville, Mo. She removed from Leavenworth to Platte county, Mo., where she made her home on the Olilvis farm for a number of years. From Missouri Mrs. Ripley moved to Perry, Kas., where her husband operated the Perry hotel.

Besides the daughter at whose home she died, Mrs. Ripley is survived by one son, Emmet Ferris, a retired army sergeant, who at one time was stationed at Fort Leavenworth but is now living in California.

Obituary with surnames ALLAN, GREEVER, VANTUYL submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Tuesday, March 25, 1930
from the Leavenworth Times, Tuesday, 25-Mar-1930 -

Prominent Farmer Is taken In Death

John B. Greever, 69 years old, a resident of Leavenworth county for many years, died suddenly this morning at 5 o'clock at thi home five miles north west of Tonganoxie near Stanwood station. Death was due to heart trouble.

Mr. Greever was a prominent farmer and known to many residents of the county. Besides the widow he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harry Van Tuyl of Manhattan, Kansas and two sons, Paul, of Cody, Wyo., and John, Jr., of Tulsa, Okla. Mrs. W.C. Allan, a sister who lived in Tonganoxie, is also a survivor.

Definite funeral arrangements will not be made until word has been received from the two sons.

Obituary with surnames KISKER, LALLIER, OBERDICK submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Tuesday, March 25, 1930
from the Leavenworth Times, Wednesday, 3/26/1930 -

Mrs. Lallier, 56, Taken in Death

Passed Away at her home near Wolcott last night - was born at Farley in 1873.

Mrs. Anna Marie Lallier, aged 56 years died at her home a mile west of Wolcott at 9:30 last night. She had been in poor health for the last six months and was seriously ill for six weeks.

Mrs. Lallier was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Kisker of Farlely, Mo., and was born November 20, 1873. She was married to Ernest Lallier in December, 1914 and has been living near Wolcott for the last fifteen years. She was a graduate nurse and a life long member of the Lutheran church. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Lallier; one son Leon Lallier; one sister, Mrs. Dora O"berdick, of Leavenworth; four brothers, Henry Kisker, of east Leavenworth; William Kisker and John Kisker, of Farley, and Fred Kisker, of Montrose, Cal.

Funeral services will be held from the residence at 12:30 and from St. Paul's Lutheran church at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. Henry Blanke will officiate and the burial will be in Mount Muncie cemetery. A request is made that all flowers be sent to the Davis funeral church by 10 o'clock Friday morning.

Obituary with surnames LENAHAN submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Thursday, March 27, 1930
from the Leavenworth Times, Friday, 28-Mar-1930 --

Nora Lenahan is taken in Death at Tonganoxie

Miss Nora Lenahan, 63 years old, for twenty-one years a resident of Tonganoxie, passed away suddenly at her home Thursday at 12:30 o'clock. Death was due to a paralytic stroke. Although Miss Lenahan had been in ill health for some time her death came as a surprise.

The deceased made her home with two sisters in Tonganoxie and was highly respected in that community. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Lenahan and the oldest of a family of nine children. Miss Lenahan was born March 31, 1867, on a farm near Glenwood, Kas., and lived there with her mother until the death of her father, when the family removed to Tonganoxie.

Beside the two sisters, Mary and Margaret Lenahan, of the home address, Miss Lenahan is survived by four brothers, Frank and Patrick Lenahan, of Tonganoxie; Richard, of Kansas City, Kas. and Thomas of Lawrence, Kas. Several nieces and nephew also survive. Three of the neices, Mary, Irene, and Thelma Rose Lenahan, made their home with the deceased and her tow sisters at Tonganoxie since early childhood. Miss Eugenia Lenahan, a student nurse at St. John's hospital in this city, is also a niece of the deceased.

Funeral services will be held from the Sacred Heart church of Tonganoxie at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, the Rev. T. McNamara officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in the Hoge cemetery.

Obituary with surnames JOHNSON, MARSHALL submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Thursday, March 27, 1930
from the Leavenworth Times, Friday, 28-Mar-1930 -

Mrs. S.A. Johnson Dies At 75 Years

Mrs. Sally Ann Johnson, 75 years old, a resident of Leavenworth for 65 years, passed away at her home, 320 Pawnee street, Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock after an illness of some time.

Mrs. Johnson was born in Louisville, Ky., and came to Leavenworth at the age of 10 years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Otis Marshall, 222 Pawnee street, and Miss Lillian Johnson of the home address. Three grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Holmes funeral parlors and burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery.

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