Archive for Wednesday, May 17, 2000

Deaths/Funerals

May 17, 2000

Connie Sue Barnes
1952-2000
Services for Connie Sue Barnes, 47, rural Leavenworth were Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at First Baptist Church of Bethel, Kansas City, Kan. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Leavenworth.

Mrs. Barnes died Friday, May 12, 2000, at her home. She was born Nov. 7, 1952, in Jefferson City, Mo., the daughter of Virgil and Betty (Woolsey) Steuber. She lived for 10 years in Bonner Springs before moving to rural Leavenworth five years ago. She was a Realtor for J.C. Nichols Cross Creek Realty Inc., Basehor. On Dec. 23, 1978, she married John W. Barnes in Edwardsville.

Survivors include her husband, John W. Barnes, a son, John W. Barnes Jr., and one daughter, Candice M. Barnes, all of the home; her father Virgil Steuber, Belton, Mo.; her mother, Betty Lindsey, St. James, Mo.; her stepfather, Joe Lindsey, Kansas City, Kan.; a brother, Russell Steuber, Springfield, Mo.; three sisters, Dotty Cary, Los Angeles, Nancy Bollin, Hardin, Mo., and JoAnn Brucken, Wellington, Mo.; paternal stepgrandparents, Gordon and Frances Lindsey, Kansas City, Kan.; and maternal grandmother, Lois Woolsey, St. James, Mo.

The family suggests memorial contributions to her children's educational fund or to the American Cancer Society, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, 66086.

Francis William Lenahan
1915-2000
Services for Francis William Lenahan, 85, Tonganoxie, were Monday, May 15, 2000, at the United Methodist Church, Tonganoxie, with the Rev. YoungBo Lee officiating. Burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mr. Lenahan was born Jan. 2, 1915, in Tonganoxie, the son of Frank and Lucile (Rathbone) Lenahan. He was a member of the Tonganoxie United Methodist Church. He had owned and operated Lenahan's Garage for 30 years, when he retired in 1976.

He married Beulah Rose Somers on May 4, 1935, in Tonganoxie. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Richard H. Lenahan, Tonganoxie; two brothers, John C. Lenahan and Robert L. Lenahan, both of Tonganoxie; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jacquelin Jean Johnson.

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

Kaela Ann Humburg
1995-2000
Services for Kaela Ann Humburg, 4, Lawrence, were Tuesday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie.

The child died Friday, May 12, 2000, in an accident that occurred during cleanup following a tornado that struck Tonganoxie the night before. Cremation will follow, with private inurement.

She was born Dec. 31, 1995, in Lawrence, the daughter of Andrew S. and Branda J. (Crockett) Humburg.

Survivors include her father, Lawrence; her mother and her stepfather, Branda J. and Anthony G. Lewandowski, Lawrence; a brother, Nathaniel Lewandowski, of the home; paternal grandparents, Gene and Ursula Humburg, Lawrence; maternal grandfather and stepgrandmother, David and Nancy Crockett, Lawrence; maternal grandmother, Leslie Crockett, Lawrence; maternal grandmother, R.J. Quick, Hutchinson; maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Catherine Crockett, Lawrence; maternal great-grandparents, Gene and Sandy Lewandowski, Tonganoxie.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Toys for Tots, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, 66086.

Dorothy May Willits
1910-2000
Services for Dorothy May Willits, 90, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. today at McLouth United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Castle officiating. Burial will be in the McLouth Cemetery.

Mrs. Willits died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. She was born March 29, 1910, at McLouth, the daughter of Michael and Emily Lobb Martin. She was a lifelong resident of McLouth.

Mrs. Willits was a homemaker and assisted her husband on the family farm for many years.

She was a member of the McLouth United Methodist Church. She was a 50-year member of the Daylight Circle Club in McLouth and the McLouth Senior Citizens.

She was married to John Franklin Willits on Aug. 28, 1928, at Platte City, Mo., and he died on Oct. 22, 1986.

Survivors include three sons, Allan Willits, McLouth, Don Willits, Rossville, and Kenneth Willits, McLouth; a daughter, Shirley Thiry, Lawrence; two sisters, Hazel Yost and Virginia Hermann, both of Perry; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one son, Jack Willits on July 9, 1997; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, three brothers and five sisters.

Memorials may be made to the McLouth United Methodist Church in care of Barnett Funeral Home, 820 Liberty, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, 66066.

Michael Edward Winkler
1969-2000
Services for Michael Edward Winkler, 30, McLouth were Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at Davis Funeral Chapel in Leavenworth. Burial followed in Fall Creek Cemetery, Jarbalo.

Mr. Winkler died Friday, May 12, 2000, at his home. He was born June 26, 1969, in Leavenworth County, the son of James K. and Elvira Ingerson Winkler. He married Tiffany M. Gillett. She survives of the home.

After graduating from Vocational Technical School in Platte City, Mo., Mr. Winkler worked for A.L. Smith as a welder and then for Dearborn-Midwest Conveyer. He then farmed for Walnut Hill Farms for many years.

He worked for Geiger Ready-Mix Co., where he was a truck driver and a batch man. He was a member of Green Promise 4-H Club, a member of the Grange and the Junior Grange and a member of the Future Farmers of America.

Other survivors include two sons, Christopher Michael Winkler and Johnathon Wayne Osburn Winkler, both of the home; his mother and father of rural McLouth; his grandmother, Cleo Ingerson, Leavenworth; two brothers, James Winkler, Jabalo, and Robin Winkler, rural McLouth; and two sisters, Cathy Hill, Camden Point, Mo., and Wendy Hughes, Ellinwood.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of Leavenworth or the Kansas 4-H Foundation.

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