Archive for Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Nellie Bretz


October 10, 2007

Services for Nellie Bretz, 88, Leavenworth, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Bretz died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at her home.

She was born Nov. 2, 1918, in Ackerland, the daughter of James and Bessie (Hanley) Lee.

Mrs. Bretz worked at Fort Leavenworth and was a telephone operator in Tonganoxie. She was a member of the Boling Canning Club.

She married Otto Bretz on June 5, 1943, in Leavenworth. He died March 26, 2001.

Survivors include four nephews, Bill Lee, Basehor, Gary Lee, Leavenworth, Kenny Shoemaker and David Shoemaker, both of Tonganoxie; a niece, Betsy Lee, Fountain Hills, Ariz.; and a sister-in-law, Clara Lee, Leavenworth.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to the Leavenworth County Special Olympics or VFW Post 9271, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie 66086.

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