Archive for Wednesday, January 17, 2001


January 17, 2001


Mrs. Leavitt died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at her home.

She was born Dec. 16, 1909, in Tonganoxie, the daughter of Marion T. and Minnie M. (Richardson) Woodward.

Mrs. Leavitt was a homemaker and a member of Tonganoxie Christian Church.

She married Ben H. Leavitt on April 7, 1928, in Topeka. He died in 1996.

Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Clark, Tonganoxie, and Carolyn Martin, Linwood; a brother, George R. Woodward, Brozorio, Tex.; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Three sons, George W. Leavitt, Allan N. Leavitt and Ben J. Leavitt, died in 1933, 1945 and 1983 respectively.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to service time Friday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie.

The family suggests memorials to Tonganoxie Christian Church Building Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie 66086.

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