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Archive for Tuesday, May 26, 1998

LEONARD EUGENE DEHOFF

May 26, 1998

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— A funeral Mass for Leonard Eugene DeHoff, 82, Tonganoxie, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie.

Mr. DeHoff died Saturday, May 23, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 6, 1916, in Tonganoxie, the son of Clifford and Stella Botts DeHoff.

He retired in 1986 as owner of DeHoff Tool and Die Co., Kansas City, Kan.

Mr. DeHoff was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

He married Grace Ward on June 15, 1939 in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his daughter, Judith Lee Goodnow, Fremont, Calif.; two sisters, Wilma Pusch, Mission, Tex., and Mary Lou Walker, Tonganoxie; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A son, Robert L. DeHoff, died in 1987.

A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The family suggests memorials to the church building fund, sent in care of the Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie 66086.

Patricia Ann Wilks

Services for Patricia Ann Wilks, 39, Lawrence, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

She died Sunday, May 24, 1998, at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Topeka.

Mrs. Wilks, a homemaker, was a longtime resident of Lawrence.

She was born Sept. 1, 1958, in Brookfield, Mo., the daughter of Wesley and Jean Wyile Frazier.

She married John Wilks on April 8, 1995. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her parents; a daughter, Michelle Gordon, Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Terry Frazier, Springfield, Mo.; and two grandchildren.

The family will greet friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the Muscular Dystrophy Assn., sent in care of the mortuary.

BESSIE MAY TAYLOR

Independence, Mo. -- Services for Bessie May Taylor, 98, Independence, Mo., will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Speaks Suburban Chapel, Independence.

Mrs. Taylor died Monday, May 25, 1998, at Rosewood Health Care Center in Independence.

She was born May 25, 1900 in Crescent City, Iowa, and moved to Holden, Mo., as a young girl.

She taught elementary school in Johnson County, Mo., before moving in 1925 to Lawrence, Kan. She headed the Social Service League store until she graduated from Kansas University in 1951. She again taught school until departing for Independence in 1965.

After retirement, Mrs. Taylor taught the Laubach method of English for foreigners and cared for Head Start children in her home until she turned 90.

She was a longtime member of Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Harvest Hills Congregation.

Survivors include four sons, Wesley Taylor, Burson, Calif.; Edgar Taylor, Groves, Tex.; George Taylor, Lawrence, Kan.; and Herbert Taylor, Bennington, Vt; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

The family suggests memorials to Harvest Hills Assn., sent in care of the funeral home.

RUTH MARIE SCHUBERT

Services for Ruth Marie Schubert, 81, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Mrs. Schubert died Monday, May 25, 1998, at her home.

She was a longtime Lawrence resident.

Huldah Erhart

Services for Huldah Erhart, 89, rural Douglas County, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Mrs. Erhart died Monday, May 25, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born June 27, 1908 in Harrison, Ark.

On June 5, 1930, she was married to James T. Erhart in Lyndon.

She and her husband farmed near U.S. Highway 40 in western Douglas County. He died Jan. 27, 1985.

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