Archive for Thursday, January 11, 2007

Obituary: Jeanine S. Blanck


January 11, 2007

Mass of Christian Burial for Jeanine Susan Blanck, 65, Perry, was Wednesday, Jan. 10, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Topeka. Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Lawrence.

Mrs. Blanck died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, at her home.

She was born Oct. 10, 1941, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Edward and Catherine Elmer Curtis.

Mrs. Blanck was a supporter of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property for 17 years. She worked for six years on the group's America Needs Fatima campaign.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Topeka.

She married Gary Blanck in November 1959 in Tonganoxie. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Tina Allen, Olathe, and Hiedi Romero, Lawrence; three sons, Anthony Blanck, Shawnee, Bryan Blanck, Topeka, and Michael Blanck, Lawrence; one brother, Michael Curtis, Burlington; three sisters, Barbara Kramer, Tonganoxie, Carol Hagen, Eudora, and Mitzie Gimblet, Lawrence; and 13 grandchildren.

A daughter, Susan Blanck, died earlier.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the America Needs Fatima campaign, P.O. Box 750224, Topeka 66675, or to the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence 66044.

Richard L. Ford III


Memorial Services for Richard L. Ford III, 58, Alpharetta, Ga., were Monday, Jan. 8, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary Eudora Chapel. Inurnment was in the Eudora Cemetery.

Mr. Ford died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, at his home.

He was born Feb. 21, 1948, in El Dorado, Ark., the son of Richard L. Jr. and Bertha Hadden Ford. He had lived in Eudora for many years before moving to California and later to Georgia. He attended Eudora High School.

Mr. Ford served the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He served in Germany.

He was a template drafter for the Affinity Stoneworks Company in Alpharetta. He formerly owned an electronic repair business in California.

Survivors include his mother, Bertha Ford Nichols, Eudora; his former wife, Gloria Ford, Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Mike Ford, Brussels, Belgium; and a sister, Beverly Emerson, Gilroy, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

His father preceded him in death in 1973.

The family suggests memorials in his name to the charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary Eudora Chapel, 1003 John L. Williams Drive, Eudora 66025.

Online condolences may be sent to, subject: Ford


Agnes V. House


Funeral services for Agnes V. House, 82, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.

Mrs. House died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at the Eudora Nursing Center.

She was born May 4, 1924, in Eudora, the daughter of Otto and Myra Barricklow Spitzli. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in Lawrence and attended two years of business college.

Mrs. House was a retired cook and nutritional planner. She had worked for 13 years at the Raney Drug Store lunch counter. She later worked 11 years in the United Child Development Center at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

She was a 55-year member of the Centenary United Methodist Church in Lawrence, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees Auxiliary and the Autumn Club. She was also a member and former officer of the United Methodist Women at the church.

She married Stanley T. House on July 30, 1944, in Lawrence. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Helen Sue Seetin and Nancy Cornelius, both of Lawrence; four sons, Stanley E. House and Fred House, both of Kansas City, Kan., Ron D. House, Norman, Okla., and Kent House, Gardner; nine grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A grandson, Daniel W. House, preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

The family suggests memorials in her name to the Centenary United Methodist Church, and may be sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence 66044.

Online condolences may be sent to, subject: House.

Othie Eugene Johnson


Funeral services for Othie Eugene Johnson, 85, Eudora, were Saturday, Jan. 6, at Clearfield Church in Clearfield. Burial was at Clearfield Cemetery.

Mr. Johnson died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 19, 1921, at the family home in rural Eudora, the son of Grover and Emma Brecheisen Johnson. He was a lifelong resident of the Eudora area and attended Clearfield schools.

Mr. Johnson worked on his farm, where he also raised cattle. He worked for the railroad and cut hedge in Lane and Rantoul. He also worked at Sunflower Ammunition Plant during World War II and in the 1950s. He worked for a short time for Kuhn International Dealership in Lawrence and hauled gravel commercially and residentially.

He married Bernice Carpenter on Nov. 13, 1943. She died in 1998.

Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Johnson, Eudora; a son, Harold Johnson, Baldwin City; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

His parents, three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.

The family suggests memorials to Clearfield Church, sent in care of Wilson's Funeral Home, P.O. Box 486, Wellsville 66092.

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