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Taken from the Leavenworth Times 2-8-2005 |
Gladys M. (Wyatt) LamarGladys M. (Wyatt) Lamar, 66, passed away on Feb. 5, 2005, at Colonial Manor in Lansing.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at Rollins Funeral Chapel in Platte City, Mo., officiated by the Rev. Bill West. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Platte City Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to Hospice of Leavenworth.
Gladys was born in Montgomery County, Ky., on June 14, 1938, to William Stanley and Anna Mae (Bradley) Wyatt.
She married Harold Murray "Buster" Lamar on Sept. 19, 1959, in Faucett, Mo.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Platte City, and enjoyed singing and playing guitar.
Gladys was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
She is survived by one daughter, LaDonna Pennington of Leavenworth; one brother, Omer Wyatt of Arab, Ala.; two sisters, Dorothy Crawford of Lansing, and Lillie Parker of Mesa, Ariz.; and two grandchildren, Alex and Ashley Pennington.
Arrangements by Rollins Funeral Home, Platte City, Mo.; (816) 858-2129.
Reprinted with permission from theTonganoxie Mirror,Wednesday, March 2, 2005|
Services for Eunice E. "Judy" Calovich, 83, Kirbyville, Mo., were Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Mrs. Calovich died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, in Forsyth, Mo. She was born March 26, 1921, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of James and Fern (Vincent) Ellis.
She was a member of Our Lady of the Ozarks Catholic Church, Forsyth and had belonged to extension home unit clubs in Tonganoxie and southern Missouri. In 1987, she was a finalist for a Merit Mother of the Year in Missouri.
In 1941, she married Joe Calovich in Welbern, Kan. He survives, of the home.
Other survivors include five sons, James Michael Calovich, Wasilla, Alaska, John Stephen Calovich, Chapman, and Thomas Albert Calovich, Robert Edward Calovich and Mark Richard Calovich, all of Tonganoxie; three daughters, Judith Ann Cline, Tulsa, Okla., Catherine Marie Cline, Branson, Mo., and Mary Elizabeth Bowman, Kansas City, Kan.; 23 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
Taken from the Leavenworth Times |
Stancy W. Eisenring Sr.Stancy W. Eisenring Sr., 89, of Lansing, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at his home with his family by his side.
He was born the son of Walter Adolph and Elizabeth (Swiderski) Eisenring on April 9, 1915, in Leavenworth, and has been a lifetime resident of Lansing. He was the grandson of Andrew Eisenring who came to Leavenworth from Switzerland in 1850, and Frank Swiderski who came to Leavenworth County from Poland via Nebraska in the early 1900s.
He married Marie Hensley on July 29, 1939, in Warrensburg, Mo. She passed away on Jan. 8, 2003.
Stancy worked for 20-plus years at the Good Johns Sash and Door Company, and after it closed he went to work and retired from Gordon Simon Johnson in the 1980s. He had also worked for the Missouri Valley Shipyards. He had attended the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Stancy's hobbies were farming and raising belted (oreo) cows that many people know him by, coon hunting with his sons in the early years, watching baseball games and long car rides in the country.
He is survived by two sons, George E. and wife, Ruby (Collins) Eisenring, Clearwater, Fla., and Richard L. and wife, Marlene (Myers) Eisenring, Leadville, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Kerry (Shelly) Eisenring, Lansing; brother, Victor Eisenring, Wichita; three sisters, Geraldine Schramm, Wichita, Jacquline Walsh, Lansing, and Charlotte Schwenk, Leavenworth; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
His parents; wife of more than 65 years, Marie; four sisters, Irene Moses, Theresa Eisenring, Francis Eisenring and Victorann Csizmazia-Madden; and two sons, Stancy "Butch" W. Eisenring Jr. and Thomas "Tommy" E. Eisenring; all preceded him in death.
A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at the Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, 707 S. Sixth St., Leavenworth, KS 66048; 682-2820.
A service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Mount Calvary Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Leavenworth Special Olympics or Leavenworth Hospice, in care of the funeral home.
Reprinted with permission from theTonganoxie MirrorWednesday, March 2, 2005|
Graveside services for Thomas Gene Snell, 58, Fredonia, were Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Maple Grove Cemetery in Tonganoxie.
Mr. Snell died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at his home. He was born April 10, 1946, in Jarbalo, the son of Jesse and Hazel (Hogueisson) Snell. He worked as a cabinetmaker for the Prestige Co.
On June 16, 1978, he married Donna Couch in Caufield, Mo. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Tina Johnson, Fredonia, and Jennifer Owens, McLouth; three brothers, Harold Snell, McLouth, James Snell, Eudora, and Jerry Snell, Oskaloosa; a sister, Darlene Martin, Marysville, Wash.; and four grandchildren.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Thomas Snell memorial fund, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie 66086.
Taken from the Leavenworth Times March 13, 2005 |
NeVada Ann Runnebaum
NeVada Ann Runnebaum, 93, of Leavenworth, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at Providence Medical Center. Mrs. Runnebaum was born on Feb. 6, 1912, at Oketo, Kan., the daughter of William and Charlotte (Cook) Peterman.
Mrs. Runnebaum was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Sacred Heart Altar Society; past president of the St. Malachy's Catholic Church Altar Society in Beattie, Kan.; a member of the Lady Knights, Council 900; The Friendship Club; lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary; and past madam president of Eagles Auxiliary No. 55.
Mrs. Runnebaum graduated from Beattie High School in 1929 and attended Emporia Teachers College. She taught elementary school from 1929 to 1935 in rural schools in White Cloud and Hattan schools where she taught her brother, Leo, and sister, Rosemary. NeVada went on to receive a cosmetology and hairdressing certificate from Caster Beauty Academy and worked in Kansas City, Mo., and Summerfield, Kan., as a beautician. She continued to do beauty work out of her home throughout her lifetime.
She worked for the city of Lansing in the late 60s and early 70s. She was the Democrat precinct committeewoman and worked on the election board for many years. Mostly, Mrs. Runnebaum was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her family was her greatest love and spending time with them was her happiest times. Her beautiful smile and spirit will be missed greatly by all who had the honor of knowing her.
Mrs. Runnebaum married Vincent Runnebaum on March 26, 1940, at St. Malachy's Catholic Church in Beattie. Vincent preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1997. She was also preceded in death by one son, Harold Charles, in 1970; and two sisters, Rosemary Peterman and Kathryn Peterman Sughrue.
Survivors include one brother, Leo Peterman and wife, Margaret, East Waterford, Maine; four sons, William Runnebaum and wife, Sue, Ray Runnebaum and wife, Dea, Donald Runnebaum and wife, Norma, all of Leavenworth, and Vincent Leo Runnebaum and wife, Jocelyn, Lansing; one daughter, Joyce Finnigin, Lansing; 17 grandchildren, Tamara Copeland, Stacy Driscoll, Joe Runnebaum, Raymond Runnebaum, Catherine Beaver, NeVada Passafume, Tim and Jonathan Wiseman, Sgt. 1st Class Mike Runnebaum, Cheryl Shockley, Sara Lange, Amy Slaughter, Melissa Allen, Nicholas Runnebaum, Brian Finnigin, Lt. Kevin Finnigin and Keely Finnigin; and 20 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Phillip Winkelbauer as celebrant. Burial is to follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Monday with a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. and a parish rosary at 7 p.m. at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10th Ave., Leavenworth.
Memorials are requested to Xavier Catholic Schools or the Arthritis Foundation. Written messages may be forwarded to the family using the condolence page at www.leintzfh.com.
Taken from the Leavenworth Times March 14, 2005|
Greg A. WoodGreg A. Wood, 47, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at his residence. He was born on Sept. 18, 1957, in Lawrence, the son of Dixie and Charles Wood.
Greg owned and operated Woody's Car Wash in Leavenworth. He was an active outdoorsman; he particularly enjoyed horses, scuba diving, golf, canoeing, hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Rush) Wood, and their daughter, Natalie, Lansing; his parents, Dixie and Charles Wood, Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; his brother, Mike and Jennifer Wood, Lansing; also by his mother- and father-in-law, Lonnie and Theresa Rush, Leavenworth; sisters-in-law, David and Linda Sparks, Leavenworth, Edward and Elaine McClure, Lansing, Jim and Theresa Sloan, Lawrence, and Wally and Peggy Winstead, Leavenworth; brothers-in-law, Tim Rush, Leavenworth, Robert and Geneva Rush, Leavenworth, and Todd and Julie McBroom, Shawnee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at St. Casimir Catholic Church with the Rev. Phillip Winkelbauer as celebrant. Cremation will follow services. Private family inurnment will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to The Guidance Center, Leavenworth. Written messages can be forwarded to the family using the condolence page at www.leintzfh.com.
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Mar 31, 2005 |
Rodney Dale FordRodney Dale Ford, 37, Lansing, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2005.
Rodney was born on Feb. 18, 1968, the son of Willard L. and Linda S. Dixon Ford in El Paso, Texas.
On Sept. 29, 1995, he married Kimberly S. Castor. She survives at the home. He was an over-the-road truck driver.
He loved taking care of his family and riding his motorcycle.
He was preceded in death by his father, Willard L. Ford.
Survivors include his wife and best friend, Kimberly S. Ford; son, Justin Dale Ford; three daughters, Kyndra Jean, Jessica Brooke and Kayla Marie; mother, Linda S. Ford; brother, Jason Ford; two sisters, Tracie Sparks and Kelly Purduski; maternal grandparents, Charles and Monique Dixon; paternal grandmother, Lucy Ford; and several aunts; uncles; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2005, at the Davis Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Joe Trusty will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, March 31, 2005, at the funeral chapel. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today. Burial will be in Mount Cavalry Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family in care of the Davis Funeral Chapel, 531 Shawnee St., Leavenworth, KS 66048; www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com.
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Man killed in motorcycle crashA Lansing man was killed Tuesday after losing control of a motorcycle southeast of Lansing, according to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol.
The accident was reported around 5:30 p.m. on Kansas 5 east of 122nd Street.
Rodney D. Ford, 37, had been traveling east on Kansas 5 when he lost control. The 1998 Suzuki motorcycle went into a ditch on the south side of the road.
Ford became separated from the motorcycle, went into a north ditch and struck a culvert, according to the report.
He was transported to the University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kan., but died from his injuries.
Ford had been wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, April 6, 2005.< h4>Grace M Fiddler Services for Grace M. Fiddler, 82, Kansas City, Kan., were Friday at Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie. Burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie. |
Mrs. Fiddler died March 29, 2005, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. She was born April 8, 1922, in Council Grove, the daughter of Gus and Dorothy C. Dutton Pape.
She moved from Tonganoxie to Kansas City, Kan., where she had lived since 1972. Mrs. Fiddler was a homemaker. She married Howard C. Fiddler on Dec. 27, 1942, in Topeka. He died Dec. 25, 1995.
Survivors include two sons, Norman Dale Fiddler, Downey, Calif., and Richard Dean Fiddler, Kansas City, Kan.; a daughter, Catherine Harris, Kincade; two brothers, Carol Glen Pape, Council Grove, and Gerald D. Pape, Tonganoxie; a sister, Ester Millison, Basehor; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Taken from the Leavenworth Times April 6, 2005|
Jerre I. Warrington
Jerre I. Warrington, 57, of Leavenworth, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2005, at Saint John Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Loyce and Eileen Johnson.
Survivors left at home are her husband, Daniel; daughters, Deirdre Summers of Leavenworth, and Danica White of Newport News, Va.; granddaughters, Amy and Delaney Lamb; grandson, Loyce White; and cousins, Dr. Robert Mitchum of Greensburg, Kan., and Raenetta Mitchum of Hampton, Va.
She will be remembered fondly by the many friends she leaves behind.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2005, at the First Christian Church of Leavenworth, with burial to follow at the Leavenworth National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapels, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth, KS 66048; 682-1614.
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Wednesday, April 13, 2005 |
Ronald A. Grey Sr.Services for Ronald A. Grey Sr., 73, Kansas City, Kan., were Saturday, April 9, 2005, at the United Methodist Church in Tonganoxie. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, also in Tonganoxie.
Mr. Grey, a lifelong resident of Kansas City, Kan., died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at his home. He was born March 15, 1932, in Kansas City, Kan.
He owned and operated "Homes by Grey" which built many residences in the Kansas City area. He owned "Sport of Kings" retail horse apparel and tack store. He owned and raced several horses at places such as Ruidoso Downs, N.M., and Grand Island, Neb. Mr. Grey also owned and ran a horse-breeding farm named "Native Acres," where he stood famous sires such as Bull Eagle, Native Orphan and Zayer Shane.
Mr. Grey was past master of Henri Masonic Lodge 190 A.F. & A.M., a member of Rinda Chapter 82, Order of the Eastern Star and the United Methodist Church, all of Tonganoxie.
He leaves his wife of 30 years, Betty (McMillon) Grey, of the home; four sons, Ron Grey Jr., Leavenworth, Lance Grey, Gravois Mills, Mo., Mike Grey, Bonner Springs, and Jimmy Creten, Tonganoxie; a daughter, Jamie Clark, Kansas City, Kan.; two brothers, Jerry Grey, Shawnee, and Claude Grey, Kansas City, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the United Methodist Church for world service or Kansas City Hospice, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, Box 993, Tonganoxie 66086.
Taken from the Leavenworth Times, April 11, 2005 |
Orville J. Edmonds
Orville was born June 20, 1915, in Leavenworth County the son of Matthew J. and Pearl Stuckey Edmonds.
He attended the Nine Mile School and Lansing High School.
He was active in farming since he was old enough to sit on a tractor. He learned to dance at an early age with his family, which was their entertainment during the Depression.
During World War II, he worked for McDonald Douglas in Santa Monica, Calif., and Tulsa, Okla., and for North American in Kansas City.
He was an exceptional businessman who retired from dairy farming in 1972. He enjoyed daily trips to the farm to assist his two sons in their farming operations.
Orville helped charter the First State Bank of Lansing and served as director for many years. He served on the board of directors of the MidAmerican Dairy Association and was treasurer of Delaware Township.
In June of 1943 he married Norma Jean Vigus. She preceded him in death in 1969. On Oct. 23, 1971, he married Margaret W. Porter. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include three daughters, Jeannette Filippi (Bruce), Topeka, Leslie White (James), Baldwin City, and Constance Whitner (David), Highlands Ranch, Colo.; two sons, Donald Edmonds (Charlene), Lansing, and Ellis Edmonds (Kathy), Lansing; two stepdaughters, Kathryn Porter, Westminster, Colo., and Patricia Mills (Kent), Greeley, Colo.; three brothers, Russell, Chester and Willis Edmonds; two sisters, Bernice Smith and Rosalea Heuvel; 13 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Norma Jean; two brothers, Charles and Howard Edmonds; and sister, Virginia Dearinger.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2005, in the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Gary Harms will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, April 11, 2005, at the Davis Funeral Chapel. Burial will be held at Sunset Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be given to the Lansing Historical Society or the First United Methodist Church; www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com.
reprinted with permissions from the Tonganoxie Mirror, May 4, 2005.|
Services for Joyce Ann Williams, 72, Lawrence, were Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence. Burial with military honors was in Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Mrs. Williams died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. She was born Jan. 4, 1933, in Wrightsville, Pa., the daughter of Walter and Ester Lentz.
She was raised in Wrightsville and moved to Lawrence in 1962. Mrs. Williams served in the U.S. Navy. She worked as a nurse at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Topeka and retired in 1988.
She married Gary V. Williams on April 16, 1955. He died in 1992.
Survivors include a son, Gary Michael Williams, Lawrence; and three daughters, Marsha Miller, Gardner, Karen Hummelgaard, Tonganoxie, and Sandy Sangster, Lawrence; a brother, Earl Lentz, Pennsylvania; and a sister, Ruth Kober, Pennsylvania; and seven grandchildren.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Legion Firing Squad, sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.com.
Taken from the Leavenworth Times May 2, 2005 |
John A. Bromell
John A. Bromell, 80, Leavenworth, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Providence Medical Center.
John was born on March 15, 1925, the son of Alfred and Martha Richstatter Bromell in Leavenworth.
On April 27, 1953, he married Norma Singer in the old Immaculate Conception Cathedral. She survives at the home.
He was a graduate of Immaculata High School, a lifetime member of the St. Joseph of the Valley Church, a lifetime member of Eagles Aerie No. 55 and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed farming and owned and operated Bromell Rock Hauling Company.
He loved to spend time with his family and grandchildren and enjoyed playing cards.
Survivors include his wife, Norma; two sons, Steven J. Bromell (Gwen), Lansing, and Michael P. Bromell (Robin), Lansing; three daughters, Mary Lee Wagner (Kenny), Leavenworth, Linda M. Nickel (Mike), Topeka, and Sandra A. Waller, Basehor; one sister, Lydia Heintzelman; and 11 grandchildren, Rachel, Ashley and Paul Wagner, John and Stephanie Bromell, Crystal, Paul and Morgan Bromell, Luke and Jessie Nickel, and Brent Waller.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Martha Heim, Ann Sachse and Essie Lallier; and grandson, Derek Bromell.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, May 2, 2005, at the Davis Funeral Chapel. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2005, in the St. Joseph of the Valley Church. The Rev. John Ayang SOLT will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the St. Joseph of the Valley Church or Bethel Cemetery.
Davis Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements; www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com
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