Easton house fire claims resident | Northeastern Kansas


ESTON – A 75-year-old woman died recently as a result of a fire at her Easton residence.

Shirley Langley died in a house fire on February 12 at her residence in the 200 block of Kickapoo Street located within the city limits of Easton.

The house appeared to be a total loss.

Leavenworth County Deputy Sheriff Jim Sherley confirmed to The Globe on Tuesday that the cause of the fire has not yet been determined by the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office. Sherley said the fire marshal’s preliminary finding at the scene indicated the cause appeared to be accidental in nature.

According to a Leavenworth Time News report said the fire was reported at 4:26 a.m. on February 12, but when responders arrived on the scene, flames had engulfed the home. The advanced stage of the fire prevented all emergency responders from entering the house.

Firefighters from the Easton Township Fire Department initially responded to the scene along with authorities from the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office. Kickapoo Township, Alexandria Township, Fort Leavenworth, City of Leavenworth and Leavenworth County Fire District #1 also responded and provided mutual assistance at the scene.

Shirley L. Langley, LPN, served more than 20 years for $449 at Pleasant Ridge, according to her obituary posted on memorial.beldenlarkin.com/shirley-langley/4862735/index.php, the website for Belden Larkin Funeral Home in Leavenworth. Shirley Langley attended the former Northeastern Kansas Vocational Technical School in Atchison and was a graduate of Easton High School. She was an active member of Easton United Methodist Church and participated in the church food bank.

Four children survive him, David Langley, Dale Langley, Daniel Langley and Becky Gildner. Shirley Langley’s funeral was held on the morning of February 22 at Easton United Methodist Church in Easton and interment followed at Easton Cemetery. Memorials in his name may be made to Easton United Methodist Church/Outreach.


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