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Archive for Friday, April 6, 2001

Delvin H. Johnson

April 6, 2001

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— Services for Delvin H. Johnson, 63, Tonganoxie, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mr. Johnson died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at his home.

He was born Jan. 21, 1938, in Washington, the son of Harold and Mildred (Barker) Johnson.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963. He moved to Tonganoxie from Clay Center 25 years ago.

Mr. Johnson worked 41 years as a construction supervisor for the state of Kansas, during which time he supervised the completion of the U.S. Highway 24-40 project.

He had recently retired.

Mr. Johnson was a member of Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.

He married Karel Wiemers April 18, 1959, in Washington. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Todd, Boise, Idaho; a daughter, Brenda Myers, Jefferson City, Mo.; a sister, Carol Yound, Exeter, Neb., and 5 grandchildren.

The family will greet friends from 4 p.m to 6 p.m. Saturday at Quisenberry Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorials to V.F.W. Park or Special Learning Center, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, 66086.

Catharine Shoemaker

Newtown, Pa. Memorial services for Catharine K. (Witherell) Shoemaker, 96, Newtown, Pa., were March 26 in Newtown, Pa.., with family services at Riverside Cemetery, Norristown, Pa.

Mrs. Shoemaker died Friday, March 23, 2001, at Pennswood Village, Newtown, Pa.

She was born Oct. 1, 1904, in Northampton, Mass., the daughter of Philip and Alice (Warner) Witherell. She graduated from Smith College, and lived in Lawrence, Kan., from 1938 to 1957.

Mrs. Shoemaker taught English and speech at Knox School, Cooperstown, N.Y., and The George School, Newtown, Pa. She was a volunteer book-buyer for elementary school libraries and volunteered at Planned Parenthood.

Survivors include two sons, Edward C. Shoemaker, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Philip W. Shoemaker, Raleigh, N.C.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Her husband, William H. Shoemaker, died earlier.

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