Archive for Thursday, February 1, 2001


February 1, 2001

Betty R. Pease


Graveside services for Betty R. Pease, 65, Sunrise Beach, Mo., will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 1, in Eudora Cemetery.

Mrs. Pease died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Mo.

She was born June 23, 1935, near Eudora, the daughter of Floyd and Viola (Nice) Broers. She was raised on the family farm and graduated from Eudora High School. After graduation, she moved to Topeka. She and her husband moved to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1989 from Shawnee.

Mrs. Pease had worked as an office manager. She was a Methodist.

She married Robert J. Pease on Feb. 7, 1957. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Randy S. Pease, Spring, Texas; a sister, Kathy Zimmerman, Lawrence; and two grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to American Cancer Society Hope House, 1120 Penn, Kansas City, MO 64105.

Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton, Mo., was in charge of arrangements.

Olive M. Athey


Services for Olive M. Athey, 94, Baldwin City, were Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Church of Christ in Baldwin City, with Shawn Smith officiating. Interment was in Prairie City Cemetery, Baldwin City.

Mrs. Athey died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at Baldwin Care Center.

She was born Jan. 7, 1907, in Lawrence, the daughter of William Woodruf and Frances (Marlett) Felt. She grew up and attended schools in Lawrence before moving to the Kansas City area and graduating from high school there.

Mrs. Athey moved to the Baldwin City area in 1936. She worked for many years as a housecleaner.

She married David Harvey Athey on April 28, 1928, in Topeka. He died in May 1957.

A daughter, Norma Louise Walburn, died in February 1993. A stepson, Jesse Athey, a grandson, and a great-granddaughter died earlier.

Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Ann Tarpy, Lawrence; a son, James L. Athey, Eudora; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Baldwin Care Center, Church of Christ, or the Douglas County Hospice, sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, 66006.

Denise Moncrief


Services for Denise "Candy" Moncrief, 48, Eudora, were Saturday, Jan. 27, at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary, Wichita. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Oatville.

Mrs. Moncrief died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001.

She was born April 10, 1952, in St. Paul, Minn.

Mrs. Moncrief was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Waverly Moncrief, of the home; two sons, Clint Moncrief, Lawrence, and Delbert Moncrief, Ottawa; two sisters, Judy Ten-Braak, Wichita, and Nancy Garner, Ottawa; and three brothers, Lou Tauber and Anthony Tauber and Steven Shaw, all of Wichita.

Delores E. Motelet


Graveside services for Delores E. Motelet, 78, Eudora, were Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post No. 5901, Ottawa. Cremation has taken place.

Mrs. Motelet died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Eudora Nursing Center.

She was born April 28, 1922, in Melvern, the daughter of Elmer and Doris (Dow) Gates. Mrs. Motelet, a longtime Ottawa resident, lived in Pleasanton from 1971 to 1983.

She graduated from Ottawa High School in 1940 and also attended Topeka Business School.

She served in the United States Navy during World War II, stationed in Hawaii from 1943 to 1946.

Mrs. Motelet was a newspaper advertising representative for 12 years. She was employed by the Pleasanton Tribune from 1973 to 1983 and the Ottawa Herald from 1983 to 1985.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Altar Society and a 50-year member of Home Demonstration Unit, all of Ottawa.

She married Gabe Motelet in 1946 in Wisconsin. He died Jan. 2, 1983.

A son, Matt Motelet, also died earlier.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis L. Motelet, Overland Park, and Mark A. Motelet, Osawatomie; a daughter, Lannie Lou Motelet, Lawrence; a sister, Babe Bell, Ottawa; and two grandsons.

Louise J. Leavitt


Services for Louise Josephine Leavitt, 91, Tonganoxie, were Friday, Jan. 19, at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.

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, Texas; 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.

The family suggests memorials to Tonganoxie Christian Church Building Fund, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie 66086.

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