Archive for Wednesday, October 3, 2001

Deaths/Funerals

Helen A. Schilling, Peggy J. Wiles Peeler, Leon A. Nees, Alfred K. Mussett, Merle Henry Ard, Rosa M. Moses

October 3, 2001

Helen A. Schilling
1910-2001

Memorial services for Helen A. Schilling, 91, Tonganoxie, were Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at the First Congregational Church in Tonganoxie. Private inurnment was planned.
Ms. Schilling died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. She was born May 3, 1910, in Baker, Kan., the daughter of Martin and Sophia (Thomas) Schilling.
She retired in 1975 as traffic manager for KC White goods in Kansas City, Mo. After retirement, she worked as a feature writer and columnist for the Tonganoxie Mirror newspaper.
She served as a spar in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II in Boston. She was a 75-year member of the First Congregational Church and had been a member for more than 70 years of the Rinda chapter No. 82 Order of the Eastern Star, both of Tonganoxie. She was past commander of the Kansas City, Mo., Women's Post No. 465 and was a member of Conboy Nichols American Legion Post No. 340 in Sugar Creek, Mo. She was a charter member of both the Kansas City Women's Traffic Club in Kansas City, Mo., and the Tonganoxie Historical Society. For many years, she served as a Travelers Aid volunteer in Kansas City, Mo.
A sister, Grace E. Schilling, and a brother, Edward Schilling, preceded her in death. Survivors include numerous cousins.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Tonganoxie VFW Post No. 9271 Building Fund or to the church.
Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, handled arrangements.

Peggy J. Wiles Peeler
1934-2001

Graveside services for Peggy J. Wiles Peeler, 67, Overland Park, were Sept. 22, 2001, at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Peeler was born March 15, 1934, in Lawrence. She died Sept. 20, 2001, at her home.
She owned and operated the Pastry Shop in Bonner Springs with her husband, Bud Peeler. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Stanley S. Wiles Jr. in 1977.
Survivors include her husband, Bud Peeler, of the home; four sons, Terry Wiles, Linwood, Gary Wiles, Fontana, Stanley Wiles, Tonganoxie, and Jimmy Wiles, Linwood; a sister, Hazel Lease, Bella Vista, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs, handled arrangements.

Leon A. Nees
1919-2001

Services for Leon A. Nees, 82, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Mr. Nees died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. He was born May 19, 1919, in Mount Carmel, Iowa, the son of Joseph and Wilhelmina (Kies) Nees.
He retired in 1970 as a farmer in Iowa and moved to Arizona. In 1984, he moved to Tonganoxie. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Laurens, Iowa, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie.
On April 2, 1941, he married Genevieve E. Oswald in Carroll, Iowa. She died on Nov. 19, 1996.
Survivors include two daughters, Janet Ross, Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Nancy Barnett, Roeland Park; three sisters, Sister Eloise Nees, LaCrosse, Wis., Mary Daniel, Carroll, Iowa, and Leona Donelson, New Hope, Minn.; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 3, 2001, at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, where a rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Alfred K. Mussett
1909-2001

Services for Alfred K. Mussett, 92, Basehor, were Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at the Quisenberry Chapel in Tonganoxie. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor.
Mr. Mussett died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at his home. He was born July 15, 1909, at Kickapoo, the son of Jesse and Nora (Knapp) Mussett.
He was a dairy farmer and a 1927 graduate of Basehor High School He had been a board member and founder of the First Baptist Church in Basehor and currently was a member of the Basehor United Methodist Church.
In 1951, he was instrumental in the passage of Kansas House Bill No. 575 dealing with the organization of township fire departments.
He had been a board member of Basehor school district and a board member and founder of Rural Water District No. 4.
In 1960, he was the Republican candidate for the Kansas House of Representatives from the Fifth District. Mr. Mussett helped organize the Hickory Villa Retirement Home in Basehor, where he had been both president and board member.
On Dec. 19, 1931, he married Bessie C. Smith. She died on Aug. 5, 1992.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry L. Mussett, Basehor, and Glen Mussett, Aurora, Colo.; a sister, Alma J. Yonally, Roeland Park; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Fairmount Township Fire Department, in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, 66086.

Merle Henry Ard
1939-2001

Services for Merle Henry Ard, 61, McLouth, were Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie. Burial was in Fall Creek Cemetery in Jarbalo.
Mr. Ard died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at his home. He was born Nov. 4, 1939, in Girard, the son of George Henry and Rebecca (Crow) Ard. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and had served on the Navy Honor Guard in Washington, D.C.
He retired this year as owner of A&R Associates in Paola.
On Sept. 30, 1971, he married Frances Bonita Ruiz in Independence, Mo. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Timothy Ard, Martinsburg, W.Va.; a daughter, Kimberly Galliher, Martinsburg, W.Va.; a brother, Daniel J. Ard, Pasco, Wash.; three sisters, Verna May Badberg, Humboldt, Neb., Mabel Marie Scott, Kansas City, Mo., and Velma Irene Swento, Peoria, Ariz.; and one granddaughter.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Lung Association, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, 66086.

Rosa M. Moses
1908-2001

Services for Rosa M. Moses, 93, Maryville, Mo., were Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Ben Saathoff officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.
Mrs. Moses, a former Basehor resident, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, in Nodaway Nursing Home in Maryville, Mo.
She was born Aug. 15, 1908, in Victor, Colo., the daughter of Charles C. and Anna E. (Sechrist) Coffman.
She was a member of the Basehor United Methodist Church; Basehor EHU; Senior Citizens; United Methodist Ladies Circle and AARP of Western Wyandotte County.
She married William Clyde Moses on Feb. 16, 1927, in Jefferson County, Kan. He died on Feb. 4, 1968. A daughter, Celia Lucille Hicks, also died earlier.
Survivors include a son, Charles W. Moses, Maryville, Mo.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Basehor United Methodist Church, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, 66086.

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