Archive for Wednesday, January 10, 2001


January 10, 2001

Betty Zimmer Clair


Betty Zimmer Clair, 75, Tonganoxie, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

Mrs. Clair was born Aug. 16, 1925, in Kansas City, Kan. the daughter of Fran and Florence Herring Zimmer. Before retirement, she had worked as a trustee for the western district of the Missouri Bankruptcy Court, Kansas City, Mo. She moved to Tonganoxie 13 years ago from Kansas City, Kan. On March 16, 1947, she married Theodore Clair Jr., Kansas City, Kan.

Survivors include her husband of the home; three sons, Frank Clair, Kansas City, Kan., Theodore Clair III, Kansas City, Kan., and Paul Clair, Tonganoxie; a sister, Dorothy Douthit, Overland Park; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Cremation occurred, and no funeral service was held.

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

Donald Joseph Putthoff

1922 - 2001

Services for Donald Joseph Putthoff, 78, Tonganoxie, were Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with the Rev. Mark Goldasich officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Mr. Putthoff died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 1, 1922, in Montrose, Mo., the son of Edward and Josephine Arens Putthoff. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9271 and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, both in Tonganoxie.

He retired in 1977 as an auto worker for 30 years at the General Motors Fairfax plant, Kansas City, Kan.

He married Ruth Ingraham on June 21, 1947, in Tonganoxie. She died on Oct. 16, 1976. His second wife, Ruth Black Hunter Putthoff, died on July 18, 1995.

Survivors include four sons, Stephen Putthoff, Lawrence, John Putthoff, Tonganoxie, Thomas Putthoff, Tonganoxie, and Greg Putthoff, Lenexa; two daughters, Kathryn Franklin, Topeka, and Susan Sallustio, Olathe; two brothers, Harold Putthoff, Tonganoxie, and James Putthoff, Bartlesville; a sister, Mary Foley, Kansas City, Kan.; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, 66086.

Henry J. "Junior" Schwartz


Services for Henry J. "Junior" Schwartz, 70, Leavenworth, will be at 10 a.m. today at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Leavenworth, with the Rev. David McEvoy officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart, Kickapoo Cemetery.

Mr. Schwartz died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. He was 70.

He was born Jan. 2, 1931, in Leavenworth, the son of Henry and Helen Schmidt Schwartz. He was a lifelong farmer in the Kickapoo community.

He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Mr. Schwartz married Helen Lea Navinsky on April 11, 1959, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Leavenworth.

She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Nick Schwartz and Greg Schwartz, both of Leavenworth; four daughters, Janet Klasinski, Gail Rice, Jane Hund and Jackie Wiehe, all of Leavenworth; a brother, Richard Schwartz, Overland Park; a sister, Rita Svalberg, Denver; a stepmother, Mary A. Schwartz, of the home; four grandsons and seven granddaughters.

A daughter, Amy Lea Schwartz, died in 1992.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Sacred Heart Church, Kickapoo; Immaculata High School; or to the American Lung Cancer Society, in care of Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapels, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth, 66048.

Frances "Mae" Winfrey


Services for Mae Winfrey, 89, McLouth, will be at 10:30 today at Stanwood Friends Church, rural McLouth. Burial will be in the McLouth Cemetery.

Mrs. Winfrey died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center. She was born Sept. 30, 1911, at Rulo, Neb, the daughter of Rafael Samuel and Anna M. Guilliams Turpin.

She had lived in the McLouth area for many years.

Mrs. Winfrey worked as a manager for Bradford's Clothing and Fabric shop in McLouth.

She was a member of the Stanwood Friends Church and the Women's Christian Temperance Union in McLouth.

Mrs. Winfrey married Leo Casteel, who died in an accident in 1932. She married John Grover Winfrey on Oct. 14, 1933, at Falls City, Neb. He died on Nov. 28, 1984.

Survivors include a daughter, Leota Mae Daniels, McLouth; a brother, Leonard Turpin, Grants Pass, Ore; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Stanwood Friends Church, sent in care of Barnett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, 66066.

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