Archive for Wednesday, March 19, 2003


March 19, 2003


Graveside services for Jesse R. Walbridge, 83, Ottawa, were Friday at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mr. Walbridge died March 10, 2003, at Village Manor Nursing Home, Ottawa.

He was born June 29, 1919, at McLouth, the son of Jesse L. and Genie (Taylor) Walbridge. He graduated from McClouth High School in 1937. He was a plumber in the 70s at Browning Plumbing, Olathe. He was a plumber in the 80s at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. He farmed in Franklin and Douglas Counties. He served in the U.S. Army in the 1930s.

He has spent the last 27 years with his wife, Susie Thomas. She survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Don Walbridge, Overland Park; Gary Walbridge, Baldwin City; Rolin Walbridge, Baldwin City; a sister, Alice Edgar, Lawrence; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Marvin Walbridge and a sister, Arlee Roberts.

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Funeral services for Annie L. Lenning, 84, Baldwin City, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. Mrs. Lenning died March 15, 2003, at Vintage Park, Baldwin City.

She was born Sept. 20, 1918, at Wilson County, Tenn., the daughter of Vernon and Azzie (Harris) Gentry. She moved to De Soto in 1953 and later to Olathe. She moved to Wellsville in 1984 and to Vintage Park, Baldwin City, in 2002.

She married Andrew Lee Lenning Feb. 22, 1953, at Evansville, Ind. He died in 1988.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, Frank Gentry and sisters Tallie Mae Harris and Reba Thompson.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry Givens, Oregon, and Patrick LeRoy Lenning, Wellsviille; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. Burial will be at Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens, Shawnee. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials left to Vintage Park, Baldwin City, or Douglas County Hospice and sent in care of Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, KS 66030.


Funeral services for Oscar L. Turner, 91, Baldwin City, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. Mr. Turner died March 17, 2003, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence.

He was born Aug. 21, 1911, in Douglas County, the son of Oscar A. and Clarice E. (Clary) Turner. He graduated from Baldwin High School in 1929.

He was a farmer/stockman his entire life and an accomplished carpenter. He was a past member of Odd Fellows. He was an Oakdale No. 10 School Board member for many years.

He married Frances Grace Oshel on Feb. 23, 1932. She died Oct. 18, 1982. After their marriage, they moved to the family farm, which was homesteaded by his great-great-grandfather in 1868. He remained on the farm until 2000 when he moved into Baldwin City to live at Vintage Park Assisted Living.

Survivors include one son, Owen Turner and his wife, Linda, Lawrence; two daughters, Betty North and her husband, Harry; Judy Anderson and her husband, Duane, Ottawa; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, an infant brother and one sister, Velva Embrey.

Burial will be at Sutton Cemetery, rural Douglas County. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City. Memorial contributions may be made to Ives Chapel United Methodist Church or Vintage Park Assisted Living and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

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