Archive for Thursday, October 23, 2003


October 23, 2003


Services for Helen Godell, 97, Eudora, were Thursday at Annunciation Catholic Church, Baldwin City. Miss Godell died October 13, 2003, at her home.

She was born October 21, 1905, in Kansas City, the daughter of Henry and Margaret (Corcoran) Godell. She was an underwriter for R.B. Jones Insurance Company, retiring in 1972. She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church, the Cathedral of St Peter and was a Benedictine Oblate.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Marie, a brother, Paul, and a great-nephew, Robert.

Survivors include two nieces, Mary Eileen Grosdidier and her husband, Cletus, Eudora, and Carol Yorke and her husband, John, Overland Park; a nephew, Gerald Godell and his wife, Judith, Kansas City; eight great nieces and nephews and 12 great-great nieces and nephews.

Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City. Memorials may be made to Annunciation Catholic Church or Heart to Heart International and sent in care of Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS 66215.


Services for Charles William (Bill) Horn, 86, Baldwin City, were Monday at the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. Mr. Horn died October 16, 2003, at Baldwin Care Center.

He was born April 23, 1917, at Evanston, Ill., the son of Nelson and Nell (McGlumphy) Horn. He graduated form Ames High School at Ames, Iowa. He then attended Iowa State University before finishing his Bachelors of Fine Arts at Baker University in 1939. He received his Masters in School Administration from Emporia State University in 1968.

He was employed as a Junior Executive with J.C. Penney before he started Bill Horn's Men's Shop in Baldwin City. He then began teaching at the junior high school for 10 years before he became the junior high principal. He retired after 10 years.

He married Evelyn Copeland on June 14, 1941, at Parsons. She survives of the home. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin Rotary and the Baldwin American Legion Post #228.

He served in the United States Army during WWII in the signal corps. He spent two years in Europe.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Mike Horn and his wife, Martha, Nebraska; two daughters, Linda Lederer, Albuquerque, N.M., and Debbie Shafer and her husband, Ralph, Baldwin City; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two brothers.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Vera Nell Hobson.

Private inurnment will take place at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nelson Horn Memorial Fund established at Baker University or the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City, and sent in care of Lamb Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.


Services for Vera J. Bailey, 93, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Bailey died Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.


Funeral services for Ernest J. Johanning, 92, Worden, will be at 11 a.m., Thursday at St. Johns United Church of Christ, north of Worden. Mr. Johanning died October 20, 2003, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 22,1911, near Worden, the son of John William and Isabelle A. (Wrede) Johanning. He attended Central School 64 in rural Douglas County. He was a dairy farmer for over 50 years and did carpenter work in the Baldwin City area.

He married Clara J. Hunsinger on October 10,1937. She died February 15, 2003.

Mr. Johanning was a lifelong member of the St. Johns Untied Church of Christ. He was a member of the Farmers Coop, Kansas Farm Bureau, a 4-H community leader

and dairy chairman for the Douglas County 4-H Fair.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Chaney and her husband, Thomas, St. Louis, Mo., and Marilyn Mitchell and her husband, Allen, Overbrook; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one sister, Sophia Beaman, Lawrence.

His parents, his wife and one brother, A.C. Johanning, preceded him in death.

The family will greet friends at St. Johns United Church of Christ from10 a.m. until service hour on Thursday. Burial will be at St. Johns Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ernest Johanning Memorial Fund and sent in care of Lamb Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

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