|Birth: ||Jul. 9, 1928|
|Death: ||Oct. 18, 1998|
RITA PAULINE SPINDLER, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, at her Leavenworth home. She was 70. She was born July 9, 1928, in Stockton, the daughter of John and Pauline Benge.
She attended schools in Leavenworth and graduated from Leavenworth High. She worked as a tax preparer and taught tax school at H & R Block, retiring after 14 years of service.
Mrs. Spindler had been a member of the Leavenworth Coin Club, Leavenworth County Genealogical Society and the Girl Scouts.
She married Russell A. Spindler on July 22, 1949, in Leavenworth. He survives her of the home. Other survivors include three daughters, Cheryl D. Smith, Leavenworth, Linda R. O'Brien, Wesfield, WI, and Dr. Jayna L. Spindler, Atlanta, GA; a son James Marc Spindler, Wetmore, CO, a brother, James F. Benge; two sisters, Doris Blockburger and Lois Benge; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by a grandson and a granddaughter.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Belden-Seston-Sumpter Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery, with the Rev. Mary Jackson officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to the Hospice of Leavenworth.
RITA, IT WAS MY PRIVILEGE AND HONOR TO HAVE KNOWN AND WORKED WITH YOU AT THE FAMILY HISTORY CENTER AND LEAVENWORTH COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. LOVE TO YOU, DEAR FRIEND. Shirley
During Rita's tenure as President of the Leavenworth County Genealogical Society she compiled the following indexes.
1. 1865 Leavenworth County Kansas State Census
2. Alphabetical Index of Microfilm Divorces,
Leavenworth County, 1860-1917
3. Leavenworth County Marriages 1869-1876
4. Naturalization Records Index, Leavenworth County,
John C. Benge (1899 - 1985)
Pauline Johanna Stein Benge (1907 - 1970)
Russell Alger Spindler (1928 - 2000)
Rita Pauline Benge Spindler (1928 - 1998)
Lois A. Benge (1946 - 2014)*
Sunset Memory Gardens
Plot: Garden of the Christus, Block 59A, Sp 2
Created by: S PRICE Nance
Record added: Jul 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39390679
Dear Friend..I thought of you today.|
S PRICE Nance
Added: Apr. 11, 2014
to a great friend, distant cousin, and wonderful- family historian.Peace- always|
Added: Nov. 16, 2012
You are lovingly remembered, Rita. You were a wonderful lady.|
Added: Aug. 25, 2009