John Anderson – Posted 10/26/2016
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Ethel Chapman – Posted 10/23/2016
Ethel M. Chapman, age 103, of Keats, Kansas, died Thursday, October 20, 2016, at her residence.
She was born on February 18, 1913, south of Manhattan, Kansas in the Sunnyside neighborhood the daughter of Robert and Lena (Oesterhaus) Graham. Ethel attended school in a one room school house at Sunnyside and was a graduate of Manhattan High School. Following her high school graduation she attended business school at the Sacred Heart Academy in Manhattan.
On September 8, 1938, in Marysville, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Alton C. Chapman. They spent the first six years of their marriage traveling to various worksites throughout western Kansas where Alton helped build roads. In 1944, they moved to Keats, Kansas where her husband took over the ownership and operation of the Chapman’s Conoco Service Station. While her husband operated the service station, Ethel devoted her time to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker. The service station closed in 1991 at the time of Alton’s death, but has remained in the family to become a treasured and well known landmark in Keats.
Ethel was a member of the Keats United Methodist Church and the Keats United Methodist Women. In her younger years she enjoyed horseback riding. She also enjoyed vegetable gardening, crocheting, and chocolate, and when she had a quiet time to herself she enjoyed playing the piano. Her family was her true passion thoroughly enjoying time with them, especially doting on her grandson and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter: Marcella Gocken and her husband Ron, her grandson: Darrell Gocken and his wife Amanda, and two great grandchildren: Brandy and Dillan Gocken, all of Keats, Kansas.
Ethel was preceded in death by her husband on April 28, 1991, by her two sisters: Bertha Graham and Edith Dustin and by her three brothers: Rollin, Walt and Ellis Graham.
The family will receive friends during a visitation from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Yorgensen-Meloan- Londeen Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Kevin Larson officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.
To leave an on-line condolence or special message for the family, please visit the funeral home website located at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.
Memorials have been established for the Keats United Methodist Church or for the Keats United Methodist Women. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan- Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
Jo Ann Edwards – Posted 10/24/2016
Jo Ann H. Edwards, age 92, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Sunday morning, October 23, 2016, at Meadowlark Hills-Bramlage House.
She was born on November 4, 1923, in Springfield, Missouri the daughter of Joseph Otto and Velma Adeline (Howerton) Harjung. Her father was tragically killed when Jo Ann was just two years old. Her mother later married Kenneth Thomas and together they lived in numerous communities prior to settling in Manhattan in 1937.
Jo Ann was a 1941 graduate of Manhattan High and graduated from Kansas State Agricultural College in 1945. JoAnn was an avid K-State fan and enjoyed attending games and numerous Kansas State activities with her family and friends.
On May 17, 1945, at the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan, she was united in marriage to Ray N. “Buzz” Edwards, Jr. They made their home in Manhattan where her husband was a funeral director with the Burliew-Cowan Funeral Home and Jo Ann was a homemaker. In 1965 they purchased an interest in the funeral home and the funeral home name was changed to Burliew-Cowan- Edwards Funeral Home. It was shortly thereafter that JoAnn received her Assistant Funeral Directors License which she was always very proud of and still held. The funeral home is now known as Yorgensen-Meloan- Londeen Funeral Home and up until just recently Jo Ann enjoyed helping on funerals at both the funeral home and at churches. Professionally she was a member of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.
Jo Ann’s outgoing personality made her a beloved friend to just about everyone who knew her. Always dressed to perfection, and usually in her favorite color pink (or K-State purple), she was a beautiful and elegant lady.
She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and served on numerous committees over the years. Jo Ann held lifetime memberships with the KSU Alumni Association, Manhattan Area Council PTA and the VFW Post 1786 Auxiliary. She was also a member of the American Legion Post 17 Auxiliary, AARP, Alpha Sigma Alpha Social Sorority, KSU Presidents Club, PEO Chapter BD, Order of the Eastern Star, Domestic Science Club (Past President), United Commercial Travelers Auxiliary (Past Grand Counselor of Kansas) and the Manhattan Jaycee Janes (Past President). Upon moving to Meadowlark Hills in 2007, she soon became quite active there in numerous capacities which included being an Ambassador and serving as a mentor to gerontology students from Kansas State.
Jo Ann is survived by her two children: Barbara Harris (R. Lee), Leawood, KS; and Blair Ray Edwards (B.J.), Coffeyville, KS. Also surviving are her five grandchildren: Crystal Joelle Harris, Leawood, KS; Charity Brianne Trotter (Scott), Gladstone, MO; Deidra Kay Edwards, Oklahoma City, OK; Cameron Ray Edwards (Shanele), Liberty, KS; and Charles Lee Edwards (Sasha), Wichita, KS. Eight great grandchildren: Dalton Ray Harris, Noah Ray Edwards, Zeke Edwards, Hayslee Edwards, Atlas Trotter, Hadassah Edwards, Blakely Edwards and Astraea Trotter. Jo Ann is also survived by her dear friends: Judi and Tom Boley, and Kip Williams, all of Manhattan.
The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at the Yorgensen-Meloan- Londeen Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 27, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church, 612 Poyntz Avenue in Manhattan with Reverend Melanie Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunset Cemetery.
To leave an online condolence or special message for the family, please visit the funeral home website located at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.
She was born January 24, 1933, in Leoti, Kansas, the daughter of Hubert and Vida (Tibbetts) Neyer.
Phyliss was a waitress at several local restaurants for 35 years.
She was a member of the Harvest Baptist Church in Manhattan.
She was married to Norman Watkins and they later divorced. On August 24, 1975, in Zeandale, KS, she was married to Richard W. Finn. Mr. Finn preceded her in death on September 30, 2013. She was also preceded in death by two children: Earl Watkins and Cynthia Watkins.
Survivors include six children: Gloria Richards and her husband Dan of St. George, KS, Nancy Runions of Osborne, KS, Karen Watkins of Bakersfield, CA, William Finn of Manhattan, Alonna Finn of Manhattan, and Dierdra Green and her husband Tim of St. George, KS; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; and her loving dog Gizmo. She was looking forward to the birth of her first great-great grandchild.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, October 31st, at the Harvest Baptist Church, 2615 Farm Bureau Rd., Manhattan, with Pastor Stephen Henderson officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:30 P.M. Sunday, October 30th, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Harvest Baptist Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.pfeifleyfuneralhome.com.