Archive for Monday, February 22, 1999


February 22, 1999


— Memorial services for Elizabeth Ann Cronemeyer, 45, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Shoemaker Auction Building, 302 Shoemaker Ln., Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Cronemeyer died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at her home.

She was born Dec. 11, 1953, in Gallup, N.M., to Lawrence B. and Frances Smith Moore. She attended public schools in New Mexico, New York and Kansas and private schools in Ecuador and Chile. She was a 1971 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 1976 graduate of Kansas University, where she received two bachelor's degrees and a teaching certificate.

She married Jack H. Cronemeyer Dec. 26, 1974, in Lawrence.

She was a teacher at Tonganoxie Elementary School from 1982 until the sudden onset of illness caused by a brain tumor in 1998.

She was widely recognized for her professional leadership locally and throughout the state. She was president of Tonganoxie Education Assn., president of Kansas Reading Assn. in 1995-96, and a graduate teaching assistant in the KU School of Education. She was recognized as a Kansas Master Teacher by Emporia State University in 1998. For this honor the Tonganoxie City Council proclaimed the date of her award "Elizabeth Cronemeyer Day." She authored articles for national education and library journals.

After completing her master's degree at KU in 1988, she took a year sabbatical from the Tonganoxie school district to teach at the KU School of Education. She was at work on her doctoral dissertation when she became ill.

Survivors include her husband, two sons, Joshua Cronemeyer and Joseph Cronemeyer, and a daughter, Kate F. Cronemeyer, all of the home; her parents of Lawrence; three sisters, Vidya Varani, Key West, Fla., Sylvia Moore, Lawrence, and Ava Christie, Overland Park.

The family suggests memorials to the Elizabeth Cronemeyer Memorial Fund for the Tonganoxie Elementary School, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie 66086.

Bessie E. Schendel

Wellsville -- Services for Bessie E. Schendel, 85, Eudora, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wilson and Son Chapel in Wellsville. Burial will be in the Wellsville Cemetery.

Mrs. Schendel died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Eudora Nursing Center.

She was born Nov. 3, 1913, near Salem, Neb., the daughter of Frank and Harriet (Branaum) Bacon. Her family moved to a farm in Johnson County, southwest of Olathe, when she was a small child. She attended Lone Elm Grade School and graduated from Gardner High School.

On May 27, 1936, She married John Wesley Schendel of Eudora. He died July 17, 1993.

Mr. and Mrs. Schendel had spent most of their married life near Clearfield, where they had farmed and raised cattle.

The couple's twin daughters died Nov. 6, 1938.

Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn J. Markel, Denver, and Linda Schendel, Eudora; two brothers, Ray Bacon and Marion Bacon, both of Olathe; and three sisters, Florence Stithem, Longmont, Colo., and Nellie Bacon and Bernice Holden, both of Gardner.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.

The family suggests memorials to the Public Broadcasting Service, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 486, Wellsville 66092.

Dorothy A. Chartier

Concordia -- Services for Dorothy A. Chartier, 66, Concordia, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Chapel, Concordia.

Burial will be in Hollis Cemetery in Hollis.

Mrs. Chartier died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at Sunset Nursing Center in Concordia.

She was born Dec. 28, 1932, in Hollis, the daughter of Orville and Frances Dodge Sewart. She graduated from Concordia High School in 1952 and later graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan.

She married Roger Chartier on Dec. 26, 1954, in Concordia. They later divorced.

Before her marriage, she was employed at Southwestern Bell Telephone in Concordia. Later she worked at A.L. Duckwall Company in Abilene. More recently, she was employed by Hen House Supermarkets in Kansas City, Mo.

She retired in 1998 and had moved to Osborne to be near one of her daughters. She had been a member of the Wesleyan Church in Concordia and later the Assembly of God Church in Osborne.

Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth A. Hackerott, Osborne, and Gayle A. Norris, Ottawa; two sons, Roger "Randy" Chartier, Lawrence, and Frank A. Chartier, Manhattan; her mother, Concordia; a sister, Roberta Champlin, Concordia; a half-sister, Louella "Sally" Gier, Manhattan; five grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral chapel after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or Hospice Inc., sent in care of the funeral chapel, 325 W. Sixth, Concordia 66901.

Robert T. Erickson Jr.

Oskaloosa -- Services for Robert T. Erickson Jr., 56, Perry, are pending and will be announced by Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa.

Mr. Erickson died early Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at his home in rural Perry.

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