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Letha F. Wurtz

06-19-1940 to 09-03-2019


Linn County News

Published Sept. 4, 2019


Letha F. Wurtz, age 79, of Olathe, Kan., formerly of Mound City, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. She was born in Farlinville, Kan., on June 19, 1940, the daughter of Oscar and Edna Poole Schmitz. 

She graduated from Mound City High School in the Class of 1958. Letha then attended Fort Scott Community College and later received her L.P.N. certification. She truly was happy practicing nursing.

She also liked to read, watch television, do crossword puzzles, cooking and camping at the Lake of the Ozarks.

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Letha is survived by Ron Kwasney, her 35-year companion; a son, Rodney Wurtz; two daughters, Micha Banks(Jerry) and Marta Jo Wurtz; two brothers, Kenney and Gary(Pam) Schmitz; a sister, Verlyn Coble; five grandchildren, Alicia, Kaleigh, Levi, Sam and Blythe; and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday Sept. 6, 2019, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon until service time at the Schneider Mound City Chapel.

Contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Foundation. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfuneral.



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