Helen Catherine Peterson Eibes 1927 - 2008 Tonganoxie
Funeral Mass services for Helen Catherine Peterson Eibes, 80, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie. Burial will follow in Holy Angels Cemetery in Basehor.Mrs. Eibes died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at Tonganoxie Nursing Home.She was born Nov. 20, 1927, in Linwood, the daughter of Harvey C. and Louise C. Elmer Peterson. She attended St. Mary's College. She lived at Nettleton Manor in Bonner Springs for more than 10 years.Mrs. Eibes taught in rural Leavenworth County in a one-room school house. She also worked at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Tonganoxie grade and high schools as a cook. She was a member of the Catholic Altar Society and taught CCD Classes. She was a member and later an adult leader in the 4-H Club for many years. She volunteered at Providence Hospital, KCK Food Kitchen, and in the one-room school house at the Agricultural Hall of Fame. She was a member of the Women's Democratic Club and worked on the election board, where she served as treasurer.Mrs. Eibes served as secretary/treasurer at Nettleton Manor in Bonner Springs with her lifelong friend, Betty Pogue. She helped start the water district in rural Leavenworth County and was a member of several senior clubs in the area. She married Charles E. Eibes in 1951. He died in 1994.Mrs. Eibes also was preceded in death by five brothers, Harvey, Harold, John, Loren and Paul Peterson.Survivors include two sons, Chuck Eibes and wife Diana, McLouth, and Gene Eibes and companion Julie Julius, Tonganoxie; two daughters, Joan Stevens and husband Phil, Roeland Park, and Judy Smyth and companion Mark Spradlin, Tonganoxie; five grandsons, Andrew and Nick Stevens, Wayne and Jake Eibes and Brandon Smyth; two brothers, Ed and Charles Peterson; and many extended family members and friends. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday with a Rosary service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at AldenHarrington Funeral Home in Bonner Springs.The family suggests memorials to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, 214 Oak St., Bonner Springs, KS 66012.