Archive for Wednesday, December 6, 2000


December 6, 2000

Gertus H. Jones


A memorial service for former Tonganoxie resident Gertus H. Jones, 80, Kansas City, Kan., were Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Tonganoxie Christian Church, with the Rev. Ben Saathoff officiating. Inurnment was in National Cemetery in Leavenworth.

Mr. Jones died last Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at his home. He was born Jan. 11, 1920, in Philadelphia, the son of William F. and Josephine (Labbadie) Jones.

He was a retired electrician for Swift and Co. in Kansas City, Kan. After retirement, he ran the marina at Leavenworth State Fishing Lake in Tonganoxie.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II who served with the 503rd Airborne Regimental Combat Team. He was a member of the Tonganoxie Christian Church and the Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271.

He married Geraldine Weeks on May 12, 1946.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, James P. Jones, Basehor; Daniel Jones, Piper; and Robin Jones, Tonganoxie; two daughters, Judy Mock, Piper, and Becky Hill, Sweet Springs, Mo.; a sister, Josephine M. Adams of Arizona; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Tonganoxie Christian Church or to Good Shepherd Thrift Shop, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, 66086.

April L. Kelly


Services for April Lynn Tate Kelly, 28, Bonner Springs, were Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawnee. Burial was in Bonner Springs Cemetery.

Ms. Kelly died Nov. 27, 2000, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., following a traffic accident. She was born April 10, 1972, in Wiesbaden, Germay.

Survivors include two children, Wyatt Dale Kelly and Lesley Rose Kelly, Bonner Springs; the children`s father, Bill Kelly, Bonner Springs; her parents, Joy Tate, Bonner Springs, and Leon Tate, Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Lisa Tate, Lenexa; maternal grandparents, Jean and Mary Cross, Tonganoxie; paternal grandparents, Elsie McIntosh, Drury, Mo., and Loyd Tate, Ava, Mo.; maternal great-grandmother, Goldie Cross, Kearney, Mo.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Sacred Heart Catholic Church building fund, sent in care of Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, 210 Oak, Bonner Springs, 66012.

Leroy T. Wiley


Services for Leroy T. Wiley, 70, Leavenworth, were at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Leavenworth, with the Rev. Gary Applegate officiating. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Mr. Wiley died last Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Providence Place Nursing Home. He was born Aug. 5, 1930, in Leavenworth, the son of Roy and Marguite (Hammond) Wiley.

Mr. Wiley owned Wiley Auto Salvage in Leavenworth. He was a fourth degree member of Joseph D. Hurley Assembly, Knights of Columbus Counsel No. 900 and a 20-year member of the Eagles Aerie No. 55.

He married Barbara Landenslagger on June 28, 1958, in Leavenworth. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include four sons, Brian Earl Wiley, Lawrence, Kevin Michael Wiley, Clearwater, Fla., Steven Thomas Wiley, Leavenworth, Jason Scott Wiley, Mission; three daughters, Melissa Ann Pierce and Barbara Lee Pflaum, DeSoto, and Aida Marie Robertson, Leavenworth; two brothers, Louis L. Wiley, Yuma, Ariz., and Edward J. Wiley, Leavenworth; and a sister, Patricia Visocsky, Yuma, Ariz.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Knights of Columbus Children`s Fund, sent in care of Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth, 66048.

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