Archive for Wednesday, January 24, 2001


January 24, 2001

Louise "Jo" Leavitt


Services for Louise "Jo" Leavitt, Tonganoxie, were Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Quisenberry Chapel, Tongan-oxie. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence.

Mrs. Leavitt died last Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at her home. She was born Dec. 16, 1909, in Tonganoxie, the daughter of Marion T. and Minnie M. (Richardson) Woodward.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Tonganoxie Christian Church.

She married Ben H. Leavitt on April 7, 1928, in Topeka. He died in 1996.

Three sons also died earlier, George W. in 1933, Allan N. in 1945, and Ben J. in 1983.

Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Clark, Tonganoxie, and Carolyn Martin, Linwood; a brother, George R. Woodward, Brozorio, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

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

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