Archive for Wednesday, December 9, 1998


December 9, 1998


Services for Bennie Lawrence Saathoff, 95, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Clinton Cemetery, Clinton.

Mr. Saathoff died Monday, Dec. 7, 1998, at Southwinds Rehabilitation and Care Center.

He was born Oct. 28, 1903, in Lamberton, Minn., the son of Henry and Anna Luben Saathoff.

He farmed in the Nevada, Mo., area and worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad for 10 years. He moved to Lawrence in 1952 and worked at the Sunflower Ordnance plant. In 1957, he moved to California, where he worked for Lawrence Radiation Laboratories for 10 years. He retired in 1971 and moved back to Lawrence.

He was a member of the Eagles Lodge No. 309 and Central United Methodist Church.

He married Luella Herschell on July 16, 1955, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Bennie Jr. and Robert Eugene, both of Lawrence; a stepson, Gerald Elvin Petrie, Lawrence; two stepdaughters, Janice Marie Quintana, La Jara, Colo., and Shirley Elaine Pampus, Lamar, Colo.; a sister, Emma Trower, Nevada, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the mortuary.

The family suggests memorials to the Visiting Nurses Assn. or the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University, sent in care of the mortuary.

Martha Ann Times

Services for Martha Ann Times, 57, Lawrence, will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Ms. Times died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998, at her home.

She was born on Sept. 25, 1941, in Vallejo, Calif., the daughter of Henry J. and Mary Sanders Hoon. She had lived in Lawrence the past few months after living in Eudora for 26 years.

She worked at the Kmart Distribution Center as a claims clerk for 22 years before retiring in August of 1997.

Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Times and Regina Randel, both of Lawrence; three sons, Joseph Eiken, Lawrence, Daniel Times, Kansas City, Kan., and Jeffrey Times, Overland Park; her father, Henry J. Hoon, Columbus, Ohio; her mother, Mary Glick, Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Kathryn Erickson, Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Karl Glick and James Glick, both of Kansas City, Mo.; and nine grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials in her name to Hospice Care of Douglas County, and they may be sent in care of the mortuary.

Clayton B. Smith

Basehor -- Graveside services for Clayton B. Smith, 67, Basehor, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Cemetery.

Mr. Smith died Tuesday, December 8, 1998, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

He was born Feb. 9, 1931, in Oakside, Mo., the son of Adam and Rachel Thompson Smith. He graduated from Summersville High School, Summersville, Mo. He moved to Basehor from Kansas City, Kan., 25 years ago.

He was a buildings and grounds supervisor for the Kansas City, Kan., Community College, retiring in 1993. He was a member of the Victory Junction Coffee Club.

He married Carol Pine on Nov. 30, 1956, in Miami, Okla. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Brian J. Smith, Basehor, and Mark E. Smith, Lansing; a daughter, Elaine Taylor, Lenexa; two brothers, Carroll Smith, Glen Carbon, Ill., and Kenton Smith, Granite City, Ill.; two sisters, Norma Rosenbower, Crown Point, Ind., and Lorna Rhodes, Paoli, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie.

The family suggests memorials to Basehor United Methodist Church, and they may be sent in care of the funeral home, 604 E. Fourth, Tonganoxie 66086.

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