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Nina Elloise Leffler

Nina Elloise Leffler.

Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.
Nina Elloise Leffler
Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles


The Gyp Hill Premiere, January 22, 2007.

Nina Elloise Leffler

Nina Elloise Leffler, 93, died Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at Pratt Regional Living Center, Pratt.

She was born August 30, 1913 at Sun City, Kansas, the daughter of the late Waldo Leffler and the late Edith (Hoagland) Leffler. She was an only child. She attended Sun City Grade School. When she was 12, her mother passed away and she was raised by her Aunt Nina Hoagland who was Elloise’s namesake.

After completing Sun City High School in 1932, she attended Emporia State Teacher’s College for one year. Her grandmother became ill and she did not return to Emporia for her sophomore year, but instead remained in Sun City to care for her. She taught 6th grade one year at Monument #3 country school in Lake City, Kansas. She had one student, Gene Jacobs, who now lives in Medicine Lodge.

After her grandmother passed away, she helped her grandfather with the livestock and wheat. When her grandfather passed away in 1949, Aunt Nina and Elloise went together in the farming and cattle business west of Sun City. Elloise continued this even after Nina passed away until her eyesight deteriorated. She loved dogs, gardening and reading.

She is survived by her cousins Ronnie and Judy Hoagland, Dick and Janice Hoagland, Deloris Hoagland, Doug Freeman and their families and many other cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her aunt Nina Hoagland, cousins Bill Hoagland and Deloris Carriker.

Graveside service was Saturday, January 20, 2007, at Sunnyside Cemetery, Sun City with Rev. Dean Cavin officiating.

Memorials may be sent to Lincoln Library in care of the funeral home. Personal condolences may be left for the family at www.larrisonmortuary.com.


Nina Elloise Leffler with a cat.

Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.
Nina Elloise Leffler with a cat
Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.

Nina Elloise Leffler on horseback.

Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.
Nina Elloise Leffler on horseback
Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.

Nina Elloise Leffler.

Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.
Nina Elloise Leffler
Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.

Easter Dinner at the Hoaglands, 19 May 1908.

Left to right:  Nina P. Hoagland (Frank H.'s daughter), Frank Walker Hoagland (in front with moustache), Eliza Hastings, George Hastings (with beard), Edith F. Hoagland (Frank's daughter), I.O. Sherrod (the piano teacher). 

Photo courtesy of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
Easter Dinner at the Hoaglands, 19 May 1908
Left to right: Nina P. Hoagland (Frank H.'s daughter), Frank Walker Hoagland (in front with moustache), Eliza Hastings, George Hastings (with beard), Edith F. Hoagland (Frank's daughter), I.O. Sherrod (the piano teacher).
Photo courtesy of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.


"Elloise Leffler related the following to me many years ago: Lillie Hoagland, later Mrs. Henry Sollers, and Ida Hoagland, later Mrs. Lundy Hawkins (both of whom were sisters to Frank Hoagland, my 2nd great grandfather), were working at the Grand Hotel during the 1885 flood. They recall hearing the shrieks and cries of the people being washed away." - E-mail from Kim (Hoagland) Fowles to Jerry Ferrin, 9 March 2007.


Also see:

Frank Walker Hoagland and Hattie Hoagland, parents of Edith (Hoagland) Leffler, maternal grandparents of Nina Elloise Leffler.


The following off-site links will open in new browser windows:

Nina Elloise Leffler   Obituary, The Pratt Tribune, Thursday, January 18, 2007.

Nina Elloise Leffler   Obituary, online 21 January 2007 at Larrison Family Mortuaries.


Thanks to Kevin Noland, publisher of The Gyp Hill Premiere, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, for permission to republish the above obituary from his newspaper.
http://www.gyphillpremiere.com/

Thanks to Kim Fowles for the photos of Elloise Leffler.

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