Leavenworth County, Kansas Obituaries

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Obituary with surnames GNIP, ZIELINSKI submitted by Mary Pate. Date of death Tuesday, July 30, 1957
from the Leavenworth Times, I believe, of Wednesday, July 31, 1957.

Michael Gnip

A Well Know Druggist Here

Michael G. Gnip, 53, well known local druggist died late Tuesday morning at St. John's Hospital. He entered the hospital Monday evening. He had been in failing health for the past 18 months. He was born Nov. 2, 1903, in Leavenworth, a son of John and Frances Gnip. His entire lifetime has been spent in Leavenworth.

He was graduated from the St. Casimir Grade School and the Cathedral High School. He also attended St. Benedicts College. On June 10, 1936, at the St. Casimir Church he was married to Miss Martha Mary Zielinski. On Aug. 3, 1943, he purchased the Callahan Drug Store located at 5th Ave. and Spruce. Today, the store is known as the Gnip Drug Store. He was a member of the St. Casimir Church, the St. Barbaras and the St. Casimir's Society, the Kansas Pharmaceutical Association and the National Association of Retail Druggists.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Mary Gnip, of the home, 459 4th Ave.; one daughter, Miss Mary Martha Gnip of the home; four sisters, Mrs. Catherine Kozak, 14 Rose, Mrs. Frank Hansel, Mrs. Felix Sosinski and Mrs. Andy Wasko, all of Kansas City, Kas; one brother, John P. Gnip, Jr., 508 Linn.

Funeral services will be Friday at the St. Casimir's Church. Complete arrangements and the time of service will be announced by the Sumpter Funeral Chapel.

Obituary with surnames BOLLIN, JENNISON, SPENCER submitted by Phil Moser. Date of death Thursday, October 31, 1957
Leavenwoth Times November 1, 1957

Grover Spencer Has Fatal Attack

Grover "Gid" Spencer, 69, a civilian truck driver at Ft Leavenworth suffered a fatal heart attack at 2 PM. yesterday in a recreation room at the post.

He lived in Kickapoo Township and had been a civil service employee in the transportation section since1941

He was born. Aug.10 1888 at Kickapoo. His parents, William F. and Laura Jennison Spencer, were early residents of the area.

Gid married Miss Clara Bollin at Kickapoo on Oct 9, 1922.

During World War I he enlisted Sept 18, 1917 and served with Company E16th railroad engineers. He took part in the battle of Verdun and the Argonne offensive in 1918. He was a member of Byron H Mehl post of the American Legion and of the 40 and 8 society.

He leaves his wife, Mrs Clara Spencer of the home, RR 4 one son, Thomas F. Spencer, RR 4 and two grandchildren, Clara Jo and Mary Francis Spencer RR 4.

Funeral services will be Monday at 9:30 am. at the Davis Funeral Church Lt. Col. W. B. Sharp protestant chaplain at Ft Leavenworth, will officiate. Burial will be in the National Cemetery with full military honors.

Obituary with surnames BOYLE, HIATT, JOST, LEABO, TIMMS submitted by Sue Rush 1950-1959. Date of death Wednesday, September 24, 1958
From Leavenworth Times Sept. 24, 1958


Edward A. Timms, 83, a native of England, died early today following an extended illness. Mr. Timms made his home with his niece, Mrs. Julia Jost, 1531 Spruce.

He was born Nov. 24, 1874, in England, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Timms. He came to the United States at the age of six with his parents. For many years he was employed by the city of Leavenworth and the Klemp furniture factory as a teamster. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Surviving is another niece, Mrs. Paul Hieatt, and a nephew, Stanley Boyle, both of Indianapolis, Ind.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Sumpter Funeral Chapel with Father Mack Leabo, pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in Mt. Muncie Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames FORGE, HARVEY, LARKIN, MCGLINN, WALKER submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Thursday, October 2, 1958
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Oct. 2, 1958 by Sue Rush. Death date Oct. 2, 1958.

W.H. McGlinn Died Today At St. John's

William H. "Wink" McGlinn, 63, of 1013 N. 10th., a retired civilian employee at Ft Leavenworth, died this morning at St. John's Hospital.

He had been under treatment at the hospital since he suffered a heart attack a week ago at his home.

He was born Sept. 11, 1895, at Fort Leavenworth, a son of William H. and Pear McGlinn.

On his retirement May 31, 1956, as superintendent of freight operations he had completed 40 years of employment at the post. Since his retirement he and his wife operated the Terry Nan nursery at their home.

He was a veteran of World War I. He married Miss Alma Forge in Leavenworth on Nov. 9, 1932. He was a member of the Old Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alma McGlinn, and two daughters, Nancy McGlinn and Theresa McGlinn, both of the home; his mother, Mrs. Pearl McGlinn, 6th and Olive; two brothers, Edward McGlinn, 609 Ottawa, and John McGlinn, 17th and Ottawa; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Walker, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Lucille Larkin, 6th and Olive.

Funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Old Cathedral. The Very Rev. Msgr. A. M. Harvey, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the family lot of Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Friends and members of the Cathedral Altar Society will recite the Rosary at 8 p.m. Friday at the Larkin Funeral Home. Members of the Daughters of Isabella will recite the Rosary at 7 p.m. Friday.

Obituary with surnames BOONE, KAEGI, RUCKEL, SELTING submitted by Sue Rush 2005. Date of death Wednesday, November 26, 1958
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Dated Nov. 26, 1958.


Dr. Thomas J. Boone, 65, a practicing dentist here since 1919, died today at St. John's Hospital following a month's illness.

He was born May 2, 1893, at Lansing and was a life resident of the community. He was a son of Thomas J. and Theresa (Ruckel) Boone, members of an early family.

He attended the Cathedral and Lansing grade schools and was a graduate of Lansing High School an the Kansas City Dental College.

During World Was I he served in the Medical Detachment of the 353rd Infantry Regiment.

He married Miss Marie Kaegi at the Old Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Oct. 16, 1922.

Dr. Boone was a member of Sacred Hart Church. He was a past president of the Leavenworth Dental Society, past commander of the Byron H. Mehl American Legion post, past chef de gar of the 40 & 8 Society, past exalted ruler of Elks Lodge No. 661, and past secretary of the Kansas State Dental Society.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Marie Boone of the home on RR 3; his mother, Mrs. Theresa Boone, Lansing; two brothers, Joseph Winfield Boone, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Colonel H. Boone, 821 Maple Ave.; a sister, Miss Mary Grace Boone, Lansing; two nephews, Thomas Boone, 105 Prospect, and Daniel R. Boone, Salt Lake City.

Funeral service will be at 8 a.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Church. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. F. Selting, pastor, will officiate. Burial with full military honors will be in the National Cemetery, Ft. Leavenworth.

The Rosary will be recited at the following hours Sunday at the Larkin Funeral Chapel; members of the Daughters of Isabella, 3 p.m.; friends at 8 p.m. and members of the Knights of Columbus at 8:30 a.m.

Obituary with surnames FOWLER, HALE, KNAPP, PHILLIPS, RYAN, SMITH submitted by Sue Rush 1950-1959. Date of death Monday, June 8, 1959
Taken from the Leavenworth Times June, 11, 1959, death date June 8, 1959

Mrs. Lillian Fowler Funeral Will Be Friday

Funeral service for Mrs. Lillian Fowler, 62, formerly of Leavenworth will be Friday at the First Christian Church in Moran, Kas.

Mrs. Fowler died Monday at the home of her son, Eugene Fowler, in San Pedro, Calif.

Other survivors include a brother, E. G. Knapp, 421 Central; three sisters, Mrs. Joe Ryan, 133 E. Vilas; Mrs. Mabel Phillips and Mrs. Ethel Smith of St. Joseph, Mo.; four sons, Edwin, also of San Pedro; Thomas, Detroit, Detroit,, Mich.; Gilbert, Kansas City, Kas., and Ferman, Topeka; and a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Hale, Stuart,, Iowa.

Mrs. Fowler was born and reared in Leavenworth. She was married in Nov. 24,1913 to Mr. Thomas Fowler. The couple moved to Moran in 1920. Mrs. Fowler was a member of the First Christian Church and the Eastern Star.

Burial will be in Moran, in the family lot.

Obituary with surnames ATCHISON, BEAVER, BERRY, CIES, EDWARDS, KEIRNA, LOHMAN, MOSER, PULMANN, RODENBURG, SMITH submitted by Sue Rush. Date of death Saturday, August 15, 1959
Taken from the Leavenworth Times August 16, 1959


H. Burr Moser, 81, Lansing, died at 3 p.m. Saturday at his home. He had been fairly active until six weeks ago. His health had been failing the past two years.

Mr. Moser was a life time resident of Leavenworth County and was born near Lowemont Dec. 18, 1877, a son of Cain and Anna Beaver Moser, early-day Leavenworth County residents.

At McLouth on June 9, 1901 he married Miss Emma Rodenburg. Mrs. Moser died Nov. 11 1954. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Leavenworth and a member of the Lansing Lions Club.

He had been engaged in truck and fruit farming near Lansing. From 1940 until his retirement in 1957 he had been employed at the Kansas State Prison and was gardener during that time.

He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Charles Keirns, Bonner Springs, Mrs. Jack Lohman, 111 Valleyview, Mrs. Keith Atchison, Texarkansas, Tex., Mrs. Robert Cies, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Harold Edwards, Lansing; one son, Chris Moser, Amarillo, Tex., one brother, Walter Moser, Kansas City, Mo., and two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Smith and Mrs. Grace Berry of Kansas City, Kas.; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Martin A. Pullmann will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Muncie Cemetery. The body will remain at the Davis Funeral Church until 9:15 a.m. Tuesday when it will be taken to the church for services.

Obituary with surnames BIRINGER, HITTLE submitted by Lv1959. Date of death Monday, August 17, 1959
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Tuesday, August 18, 1959.

Maud Biringer burial at Mt. Calvary Here

Mrs. Maud L. Biringer, 82, die Monday at a nursing home at Kansas City following a long illness.

A native of Rawlings, Wyo., she moved to Kansas City 20 years ago.

Her husband was Al Biringer, a former Leavenworth resident. Mr. Biringer died in the 1940s.

Surviving are 6 children; a brother-in-law, Frank Biringer of Leavenworth; a sister, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A rosary will be Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Newcomer Chapel, Brush Creek and the Paseo in Kansas City. Funeral service will be Friday at 9 a.m. at the Annunciation Catholic Church, Kansas City, and burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery here.

Obituary with surnames BEERS, CORNETT, DENNY, HAAS, HART, HAWORTH, KLINGLER, RODENBURG, STIGERS, WILLARD, WOELLHART submitted by Sue Rush 1950-1959. Date of death Saturday, December 5, 1959
Taken from the Leavenworth Times December 7, 1959

Mr. Rodenburg Was Retired Groceryman

Arthur G. Rodenburg, 76, 101 Pawnee, well known retired groceryman and a lifetime resident of Leavenworth and Wyandotte Counties died at his home Saturday night following an illness of the past nine months.

Mr. Rodenburg was born in Lansing July 24, 1883, the son of the late Chris and Laura Klingler Rodenburg, early day farmers of Leavenworth County. He attended the rural schools and was married to Miss Lillian Haas, in Lansing on Feb. 2, 1907. They had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1967. Mr.. Rodenburg owned and operated grocery stores most of his adult lifetime.

He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lillian Rodenburg, of the home, four daughters, Mrs. Willa Harworth of Kansas City, Kas., Mrs. Anna Mae Stigers of Utica, Mo., Mrs. Geraldine Beers of Rancho-Cordova, Calif., and Mrs. Jacqueline Hart of Kansas City, Kas., two sons, Wilbur Rodenburg of 501 N. 4th and Vernon Rodenburg of Miami, Fla.; three brothers, Paul Rodenburg, RR 4; Edward Rodenburg of Kansas City, Kas., and Fred Rodenburg of Yakima, Wash; three sisters, Mrs. Fern Denney, 1901 Dakota, Mrs. Adeline Woellhart, 1134 Ironmoulders and Mrs. Laura Cornett, 513 Arch, ? grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. The Rev. T.J. Willard, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery. The body is at the Sexton Chapel.

Obituary with surnames DANIELSON, HERBECK, RYAN, SHERLEY, STUDDARD, YOUNG submitted by Sue Rush 1950-1959. Date of death Tuesday, December 29, 1959
from Leavenworth Times

MRS. ELIZABETH SHERLEY, 71, a resident of Lansing, died Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 29, 1959, at St. John's Hospital. she had been in failing health several months.
Mrs. Sherley was born in Crawford County, KS., Nov. 16, 1888. The family came to Leavenworth County when she was eight years old and settled in Lansing. She had made that her home there since that time. She was married in Leavenworth County to Albert Sherley on Sept. 4, 1905. She was a member of the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church at Lansing and had just recently retired as president of the altar society of the church, an office she held 20 years. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella.
Surviving other than her husband Albert Sherley of the home address are one daughter, Mrs. Mary Alice Danielson, Bethel; one son, William Sherley, Lansing; two brothers, Frank Young, Lansing, and William Young, Pittsburg, KS.; three sisters, Mrs. Rachael Studdard, Lansing; Mrs Mary Ryan, Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Mrs. Josephine Herbeck, San Mateo, Calif; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis de Sales Church. The Rev. Harry Imhof, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The Daughters of Isabella will recite the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and friends at 8 p.m. at the Sexton Funeral Chapel.

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