Archive for Wednesday, February 23, 2000

Deaths/Funerals

February 23, 2000

Roberta Lea Crabtree
1931-2000
Services for Roberta Lea Crabtree, 68, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Rick Lamb officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Crabtree died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence.

Ms. Crabtree was born July 25, 1931, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of William Nichols and Eula A. (Boone) Curtis. She was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Harris, and a daughter, Patricia Morris.

Survivors include two sons, Daniel T. Hallisey Jr., Middleburg, Fla., and Richard W. Crabtree Jr., Lee's Summit, Mo.; three daughters, Gloria J. Provance, Tonganoxie, Pamela J. Brown, Kansas City, Kan., and Deborah D. Ogden, Council Grove; a brother David M. Curtis, Boise, Idaho; and a sister, Catherine M. Parrish, Overland Park.

The family suggests memorials to American Cancer Society, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Elizabeth J. Huffman
1919-2000
Services for Elizabeth J. Huffman, 80, Olathe, were Sunday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie, with Lay Pastor Georgette Shoemaker officiating. Burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Huffman died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at Pleasant Valley Manor, Pleasant Valley, Mo. She was born June 17, 1919, in Lansing, the daughter of Floyd and Laura (Powell) Shaffer.

She retired as an administrative clerk for Wilcox Electric/Northrop Corp., Kansas City, Mo. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lansing, and the Order of Eastern Star Lodge No. 78, DeSoto. On April 8, 1939, she married Frank D. Huffman in Lansing. He died on May 17, 1956.

Survivors include four sons, Frank Jr., Wilmington, Del., Charles, Las Vegas, Clyde, Pleasant Valley, Mo., and Arthur, Olathe; a daughter, Laura Jean Ralston, Dallas; two brothers, Arthur McAfee, Parkville, Mo., and Charles McAfee, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and 12 grandchildren.

Luci Slattery Reilly
1949-2000
Services for Luci Slattery Reilly, 50, Leavenworth and Bethesda, Md., will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Leavenworth. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Leavenworth.

Mrs. Reilly died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, in Washington, D.C. She was born on Nov. 3, 1949, in Atchison, the daughter of Charles and Rose O'Connell Slattery. She spent her early years in the Good Intent community of Atchison. She graduated from Mount Saint Scholastica Academy and earned a bachelor's degree in 1971 in elementary education from Benedictine College. She earned a master's degree in educational administration in 1980 from the University of Kansas and was working on a doctorate in educational administration.

Mrs. Reilly taught for 17 years in Atchison public schools, after student teaching at Fort Leavenworth.

She served as president of the Mount Saint Scholastica Academy Alumnae Association and was chairman of the board of directors at the time of her death.

In 1996 Mrs. Reilly received the Fidelis Award from the Mount Academy for her service to the school for women in Atchison.

Mrs. Reilly was active in community and church activities. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, Leavenworth, and Saint Jane Frances de Chantel Parish in Bethesda, Md.

She served on the Catholic Social Service Board in Leavenworth and the Archdioceses Call to Share Review Board. She was also a member of the St. John Hospital Guild in Leavenworth.

In Washington, D.C., she was a member of the International Club of Presidential Appointee Wives Bible Study. Mrs. Reilly also took a keen interest in politics.

In May 1986 in Leavenworth, she married Edward F. Reilly Jr., a former state senator who now is U.S. parole commissioner. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, Edward F. "Joe" Reilly, and two brothers, Michael Slattery, Marion, and former U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery, McLean, Va.

The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at church.

The family suggests memorials to the Mount Saint Scholastica Academy, Atchison, sent in care of the Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, Sixth and Olive streets, Leavenworth 66048.

Harry "Jim" Walker Jr.
1958-2000
Services for Harry "Jim" Walker Jr., 41, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mr. Walker died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born July 23, 1958, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of H. Jim and Mary Pat (Ruby) Walker Sr. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie, and Local No. 10 of the International Brotherhood of Iron Workers, Kansas City, Mo. He was a 1976 graduate of Tonganoxie High School and attended Coffeyville Junior College.

On March 21, 1981, he married Nancy Jo Black in Overland Park. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Harry James Walker III, Steven Jacob Walker and Charles Justin Walker, all of the home; his parents of Leavenworth; two brothers, William Walker, Tonganoxie, and John Walker, Lenexa; and a sister, Renee Orr, Cypress, Texas.

The family suggests memorials to the Tonganoxie Booster Club, in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church where a rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m.

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