Leavenworth County, Kansas Obituaries

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Obituary with surnames CYDOCK, PARKS, WILSON submitted by Lv1951. Date of death Wednesday, December 26, 1951
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Tuesday, 1-Jan-1952.

Martin Parks, 75, Services Tuesday

Funeral for Martin Parks, 75, 325 Dakota who died Dec. 26 in Wayne, Mich., will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. at St. Ignatius Chapel, Ft. Leavenworth.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sevena Wilson, Wayne, Mrs. Rose Cydock, Kansas City, Mo.; three sons, raymond Parks, 327 Dakota, Escadro Parks, Chicago, and Martin Parks, Jr., Louisville, Ky.

Friends will assemble at 8 p.m. today at the Holmes and son Funeral Home to recitation of the Rosary.

Burial will be in Mt. Calvary cemetery.

Obituary with surnames RODENHAUSE, SCHMIDT, TUTTLE submitted by Lv1951. Date of death Sunday, December 30, 1951
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Tuesday, 01-Jan-1952

Charles Schmidt Rites Wednesday

Charles W. Schmidt, 91, 709 N. 10th, died Sunday Morning at his home. Mr. Schmidt had been in failing health for several years, but his death was unexpected.

Mr. Schmidt was born Sept. 12, 1870 at Leavenworth. He was a retired coal miner. He never married.

He is survived by three nieces, Miss Marie Schmidt, 1015 Kickapoo; Mrs. Russell Tuttle, 920 S. 5th, and Mrs. Effie Rodenhause, Kansas City, Mo.

Funeral will be at the Davis Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Lee Roy Klemm, pastor of the Pilgrim Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the family lot in Mt. Muncie Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames MCGOWAN, RADFORD, SWEIG, WILSON submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Tuesday, January 1, 1952
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Wednesday, 02-Jan-1952

Mrs. Ida Sweig Died Tuesday at Cushing

Mrs. Ida S. Sweig, 712 South Fifth, sister of Mrs. R.B. Radford, died at 11:20 Tuesday morning at Cushing Memorial Hospital. She had been in failing health several months and confined to the hospital the past three weeks.

Mrs. Sweig was born in Leavenworth and was the daughter of John and Malinda Wilson. She attended the local schools and was married to Nicholas Sweig of Chicago when they made their home. Mr. Sweig died in 1939.

She came to Leavenworth to make her home with her sister in 1943 and has been here since. She was a member of the Englewood Christian Church, Park Chapter Order of Eastern Star and was recently presented a 50 year membership pin by the Blue Bell Rebekah Lodge of Englewood, Chicago.

Survivin are her sister; one neice, Mrs. J.I. McGowan, Kansas City, Kas., two nephews, Earl Radford, Chicago and Nicholas Radford, Washington, D.C.

Private funeral services will be at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. The Rev. S.S. scherer, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, will officiate and the burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames GEISEN, KRAMER, KROLL submitted by J Richardson. Date of death Tuesday, January 1, 1952
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Wednesday, 02-Jan-1952

Mrs. Rose Geisen Dies in Topeka

Mrs. Rose Geisen, 59, died yesterday at St. Francis Hospital in Toopeka. She had been ill since September.

She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Kroll, RR4.

Surviving are her husband, George Geisen and a son, Fred Geisen, both of the home in Topeka; a sister, Mrs. Lawrence Kramer of Winchester; and two brothers, Fred Kroll of 406 Pottawatomie and Frank Kroll also of the city.

Obituary with surnames ALLAN, BELL, BOWERSOX, BREMERTON, BRIDGES, HARADER, MCKENZIE, MEYER, STOFFEL submitted by Marsha Vedder. Date of death Monday, June 9, 1952
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, June 12, 1952.

Mrs. Ada Jane McKenzie

Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Jane McKenzie were held Monday afternoon, June 9, 1952 at 2 o'clock at the Methodist Church in Tonganoxie, Kansas. The Reverend Amos Barton and The Rev. Wesley Tillinghast officiated. Interment was at Hubble Hill Cemetery. Mrs. McKenzie was born at Mt. Etna, Iowa, October 23, 1866 and passed away June 7, 1952, at the age of 85 years. Her husband, The Rev. Maxwell Gaddis McKenzie passed away November 24, 1940. Her husband was the minister at the Methodist Church in Tonganoxie from 1924-1926. Then they moved to Lawrence, Kansas, thence to Reserve, Kansas, where they spent ten years, and then back to Tonganoxie in 1937.

Mrs. McKenzie was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. W.S. Bowersox, Tonganoxie, Kansas, Mrs. E. Maurine Allan, of the home, Mrs. Frank L. Meyer, Ellensberg, Washington; three sons, Ernest McKenzie, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, Hugh McKenzie, Joplin, Missouri, John M. McKenzie, Santa Fe, New Mexico; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Bell, Yakima, Washington, Mrs. Mabel Bridges, Everett, Washington, Mrs. Laura Blanche Stoffel, Yakima, Washington; two brothers, John A., Bremerton, Washington, Jesse W. Harader, Hillsboro, Oregon; 16 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

Obituary with surnames HANSEN, KING, KORTH, RHEINICK, STONE, THELSINGER submitted by Sue Rush 1950-1959. Date of death Friday, September 26, 1952
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Sunday 9-28-1952 by Sue Rush

Fred G. Korth Died Friday at His Home, 9-26-1952

Fred G. Korth, 66, who lived at 1123 Metropolitan and was a Leavenworth resident for more than 55 years, died Friday afternoon at his home following a heart attack. Death was unexpected as he had been improving from an operation in April.

Korth was born in Berlin, Germany, July 14, 1887, son of Christian and Henrietta Korth. He came to the United States with his parents in 1894 and then to Leavenworth. In Atchison, on Aug. 10, 1906, he and Karolina Thelsinger were married.

He learned the bakery trade as a young man and worked for several local bakeries before he enlisted in the army at Fr. Leavenworth in 1908. He served as baker of Company C, 13th Infantry. He was discharged in 1914 after service in the Philippines and then worked in bakeries in both Kansas City and Leavenworth.

In 1918 he became a custodial officer at the Federal penitentiary where he remained until 1929.

He was employed at the Sexton funeral chapel as an office assistant for the past five years. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church.

Survivors are his widow, Karolina Korth; one son, William E. Korth of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Shirley J. Stone, 412 Columbia; Mrs. Vera Rheinick, Mrs. Geraldine King and Mrs. Florence Hansen, all of Brooklyn, N. Y., four grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephew.

Funeral service will be on Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's church with burial in National Cemetery FT Leavenworth with full military honors. The body will remain at the Sexton Funeral chapel until 12:30 p.m. Monday when he will be taken to the church.

Obituary with surnames BUSH, BUTZIN, MILLER, MOORE, SKIPTON, WAIT submitted by Sue Rush 1950-1959. Date of death Saturday, December 6, 1952
from Leavenworth Times


FRANCIS EDWIN WAIT SR., 67, died Saturday afternoon, Dec. 6, 1952, at his home at 711 Oak. He had been ill the past 18 months.

Mr. Wait was born in Monticello, Ill, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett F. Wait, early-day residents of Illinois. The family later moved to Nebraska and Mr. Wait came to Leavenworth in 1903.

He was a cabinetmaker and carpenter who worked in the local furniture factories. He was last employed by the Kaaz Woodworking Co.

Mr. Wait was married to Miss Anna Elizaeth Butzin in Liberty, Mo., on Nov. 18, 1911.

Surviving are the widow of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Howard Moore Sr., 1119 Spruce, and Mrs. Ellen A. Bush of the home; one son Francis E. Wait Jr., Augusta, Ga; two sisters, Mrs. John Miller, New Sharon, Ia., and Mrs O.E. Skipton, Des Moines, Ia; one brother, C.B. Wait, Duante, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

The body is at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. Funeral arrangements will be announed later.

Obituary with surnames MCGUIRE submitted by Judy McGuire. Date of death Wednesday, December 31, 1952

Clarence McGuire, Sr.

Funeral services for Clarence McGuire, Sr., who died Sunday at Cushing Memorial Hospital, was at 2 o’clock today at the First Methodist Church. The Rev. Duff Wagoner officiated and burial was in Mount Muncie Cemetery. The honorary pallbearers were: Jesse Hall, Charles Moore, Grafton Babcock, F.W. Hane, Glenn Patterson, Vernon Tinkler, J.F. DeFrees and W. H. Elliott, all members of the board of trustees of the First Methodist Church. The active pallbearers were: Russell Keeler, O. R. Young, W.G. Leavel, William Cook, John W. Sturdy and Victor Shalkoski, Jr. The Sexton Funeral Chapel had charge of the service.

Obituary with surnames DANIELSON, RUSH, SHERLEY submitted by Sue Rush 1950-1959. Date of death Monday, January 12, 1953
from Leavenworth Times


MRS. JOSEPHINE ALBERTA RUSH, 44, wife of Ned Rush RR2 Leavenworth, died at 5:30 Monday afternoon, Jan. 12, 1953, at Cushing memorial hospital. Her infant daughter Margaret Jean was born dead at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Rush was born in Lansing, Oct. 18, 1908 and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Sherley. She attended the Lansing Schools and was married to Ned Rush in St. Joseph, Mo., Jan. 7, 1932. She was a member of St. Francis DeSalle Catholic church at Lansing.
Surviving are her husband, Ned Rush; four daughters, Sherley, Patty, Loretta and Kathleen Rush; four sons, Lonnie, Robert, Terry and Edwin Rush, all of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Sherley of Lansing; one sister, Mrs. Mary Alice Danielson of Bethel and one brother, William Sherley of Lansing.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Francis De Salle church at Lansing. Father Harry A. Imhof, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Calvary cemetery.
The friends will meet at the Sexton funeral chapel at 8 p.m. Wednesday for the rosary. The body will remain at the chapel until taken to the church.

Obituary with surnames BRUNSON, WANLESS submitted by Holly Wanless Cochran. Date of death Thursday, May 28, 1953
Leavenworth Times, page 2, col 6, Friday evening, 28 May 1953

Receive Word of Death of Dr. Richard Wanless

E. Bruce Brunson has received word of the death of his half-brother, Dr.  Richard Wanless, 80, at Wickersham Hospital, New York City, following   an illness of several months. Dr. Wanless, a practicing osteopathic   physician in New York City since 1908, was a former resident of   Leavenworth. He was a member of the 1880 graduating class of   Leavenworth High School and received his early training at the   American School at osteopathy at Kirksville, Mo. He was born in   Dickinson County, Kas. Mrs. Virginia Emma Wanless, mother of the   brothers, at one time was a teacher at the old Oak Street school. 

He is also survived by his widow, Mrs. Evelyn Wanless of the home at  New York City. After a funeral service there, burial is planned at  Hancock, N.Y.

**Note from Holly: he was a member of the 1890  class, not 1880. 

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