Archive for Sunday, March 7, 1999


March 7, 1999


— Services for Willard F. Kennedy, 75, Garnett, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be at the Meriden Cemetery.

Mr. Kennedy died Thursday, March 4, 1999, at the Anderson County Hospital in Garnett.

He was born March 19, 1923, in Emmett, to Martin J. and Georgia M. Immenschuh Kennedy.

Mr. Kennedy worked at the National Alfalfa Dehydrator in Douglas County for 20 years. He later drove a truck for the J.B. Pearl Co. in St. Marys and ran a salvage business in the Oskaloosa area.

He was a Roman Catholic. He was a veteran if the U.S. Army.

He married Hazel L. Bolz on June 25, 1945, in Topeka. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Willard Jr., Effingham, and David, Garnett; four daughters, Betty Grubb and Ronica Sue Allensworth, Topeka, Judy James, Lawrence, and Dianna McClendon, Garnett; a sister, Vivian Huckabee, Overland Park; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family suggests donations to the Kennedy Family Memorial.

Idell Lorraine Dean

Berryton -- Services for Idell Lorraine Leonard Dean, 71, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Crestview United Methodist Church, Topeka. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Berryton.

Mrs. Dean died Friday, March 5, 1999, at her home.

She was born June 9, 1927, in Richland, to Walter and Arabell Salsbury Leonard.

She retired from Stormont-Vail hospital. She belonged to Crestview United Methodist Church, was on the board of the Senior Citizens Center, Silver Lake, and worked at Discovery Shop and with the Berryton Alumni Assn.

She married Arthur Miles Jr. in 1944. They divorced. She later married Sam Grimsley. He died earlier. She married Bill Dean on Oct. 27, 1996. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include four sons, Arthur Miles, Lawrence, Gayle Miles, Carbondale, Gary Miles, Topeka, and Terry Miles, Scranton; a stepson, Rick Dean, Topeka; a sister, Pearl Uhl, Perry; two brothers, Keith Leonard, Greeley, Colo., and Dean Leonard, Topeka; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. Monday at Penwell-Gabel Midtown Chapel in Topeka, where the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

The family suggests memorials to the church, 2245 SW Eveningside Dr., Topeka 66614.

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