Archive for Wednesday, December 27, 2000


December 27, 2000

Ronald D. Aufdemberge


Services for Ronald D. Aufdemberge, 52, Leaven-worth, were Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Leavenworth, with the Rev. Ed Mease officiating. Burial will be in Fall Creek Cemetery, Jarbalo.

Mr. Aufdemberge died last Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at Providence Medical Center. He was born Feb. 23, 1948, in Salina, the son of Martin and Hazel (Kerr) Aufdemberge.

Mr. Aufdemberge was a farmer. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Leavenworth, a former Tong-anoxie school board member and a board member of Rural Water District No. 8 in Leavenworth County. He was a 1970 graduate of Kansas State University. On June 5, 1968, he married LaVera Kesinger. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Shivers, Allen, Texas, and Jill Stean, Leavenworth; two brothers, Robert Aufdemberge, Auburn, and Joel, Aufdemberge, Leav-enworth; and two grandsons.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Paul Lutheran Church or to the Ronald Aufdemberge Scholar-ship Fund, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, 66086.

Herbert Lee Coleman


Graveside services for Herbert Lee Coleman, 74, Tonganoxie, were Friday, Dec. 22, 2000, at Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mr. Coleman, died Dec. 19, 2000, at his home. He was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Paola, the son of Jefferson and Grace (DeVol) Coleman. He worked for Kaw Motors and Salvage, Lawrence, before he retired in 1988.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine F. Coleman of the home; two sons, Joe Coleman and Lloyd G. High, both of Wichita; three daughters, Elizabeth Coleman, Lawrence, Kim D. High, Eudora, and Dina M. Sprinkle, Owasso, Okla.; two sisters, Mary Lou Bolen, Pikeville, N.C., and Betty Jean Peet, Kansas City, Kan.; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Tonganoxie Public Library, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, 66086.

Mildred Rose Ditty


Services for Mildred Rose Ditty, 72, Edwardsville, were Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at Quisenberry Chapel, Tong-anoxie, with the Rev. Ben Saathoff officiating. Burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Ditty died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She was born Sept. 24, 1928, in Tonganoxie, the daughter of Floyd and Louise (Overbaugh) Mills.

Survivors include three sons, Gary Ditty, Linwood, Rodney Ditty, Eudora, and Cary Ditty, Tonganoxie; a daughter, Teresa Woodfin, Belton, Mo.; four brothers, Louis Mills, McLouth, Charles Mills, Ed Mills and Fred Mills, all of Tonganoxie; four sisters, Ellen Harbaugh, Tonganoxie, Ruth Gerard, Parker, Colo., Frances Fanshier, Great Bend, and Florence Braga, Berwick, Maine; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Anna G. Heinen


Services for Anna G. Heinen, 88, Seneca, will be at 10:30 a.m. today, Dec. 27, 2000, at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Seneca. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Heinen died Sunday, Dec. 24, 200, at Crestview manor Care Home in Seneca, where she had lived since June. She was born May 16, 1929, on a farm east of Kelly, Kan., the daughter of Anton and Gertrude Lierz Kohake. She attended Maple Shade Country School and St. Bede's School and helped on the family farm.

Her mother died when she was 16, and Anna, the oldest and only girl, helped care for and raise her seven brothers.

On April 8, 1931, she married Lambert Heinen at St. Bede's Church at Kelly. They lived and famed northeast of Kelly until February 1967, when they moved to Seneca. Her husband died Feb. 1, 1968, and Mrs. Heinen then worked as a cook at Crestview Manor in Seneca from 1970 to 1979.

She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, St. Ann's Altar Society and the Quilting Group, all at Seneca.

Survivors include four sons, Donald Heinen, Kennewick, Wash., Melvin Heinen, Seneca, Verness Heinen, Tonganoxie, and Mark Heinen, Basehor; a daughter, Lola Otting, Bonner Springs; a brother, John Kohake, Shawnee; 24 grandchildren; and 46 great-grandchildren.

A son, Kenneth Heinen, died on Sept. 13, 1998, and a granddaughter, Cindy Heinen, died on May 4, 1989.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Sts. Peter and Paul School, sent in care of Lauer Funeral Home.

Gene C. Malone Sr.


Services for Gene C. Malone Sr., 80, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie.

Mr. Malone died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at Manor Care of Overland Park. He was born Feb. 17, 1920, in Bonner Springs, the son of Earl and Elsie (Peterson) Malone. He served in the U.S. Navy.

On Aug. 24, 1940, he married Dorothy M. Hillers in Olathe. They moved to Tonganoxie in 1991 after retiring from their farm. His wife died on May 22, 1999.

Survivors include a son, Eugene C. Malone Jr., Linwood; a daughter, Patricia Russell, Olathe; four sisters, Frances Landsberg, Odessa, Mo., Ruby Crossen, Iola, Emma Lou Nelson, Waterville, and Earlen Smarr, Gig Harbor, Wash.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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