JaNelda Manor Posted 2/11/16

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JaNelda Jayne Manor, 77, of Wamego, Kansas, died Monday, February 8, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was a long-time resident of the community.

JaNelda was born June 26, 1938, in Claflin, Kansas, the daughter of Lilburn Parker Weaver and Opal Agnes Butler Weaver. She attended local schools and graduated in 1956, from Holyrood High School. She then attended Brown Mackey Business School in Salina and then School of Cosmetology in Hutchinson.

She was a hair stylist for 32 years and worked for most of her career at Joy’s Kut and Kurl and then later at the Scissor’s of OZ. After her retirement she helped at the Flower Mill. JaNelda was a member of the Wamego First United Methodist Church and sang in the church choir. She enjoyed square dancing, attending car shows, traveling with her siblings, and following her grandchildren’s activities and sporting events. JaNelda was an avid KU Basketball fan.

She married Merril Max Manor on May 9, 1959, in Larned, Kansas. He survives at their home.

JaNelda is also survived by her mother; Opal Weaver, Larned; her children; Shawn Renee Manor, Manhattan, Sharri DeAnn Furman (Greg), Brush, Colorado, Shane Allen Manor (Trenna), Wamego; sisters, Donna Campbell, Larned, Oleta Beckwith (Keith), Great Bend, Carolyn Holland (Terry), Baton Rouge, Louisiana; brother, Gene Weaver (Karen), Wichita; ten grandchildren; Amber Manor, Matthew Manor (Rachael), Joshua Manor, Jonathan Furman (Emily), Kristina Landin (Anthony), Ashton Furman, Zachary Manor, Darwin Manor (DeeDee), Jacob Manor and Collin Manor; five great-grandchildren, Camden, Addelly, Verity, Myka and Calla. She was preceded in death by her father; son, Merril Scott Manor; sister, Vicki Lea Pillard; and great-granddaughter, Aydan Manor.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at Wamego First United Methodist Church. Reverend Michael Tomson-DeGreeff will be officiating. Burial will follow at Wamego City Cemetery.

Mrs. Manor will lie in-state beginning at 3:00 p.m., on Monday, at Campanella-Evans Mortuary where the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

They suggest memorial contributions to Good Shepherd Hospice House or Wamego First United Methodist Church, and may be sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be made at

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Warren E. Walquist Posted 2/11/16

Warren E. “Butch” Walquist, age 70 of Clay Center, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

He was born on July 27, 1945 in Clay Center, the son of Warren Edward and Opal Lorraine (Gilbert) Walquist. He graduated from Clay Center Community High School in 1963.

On April 25, 1964 in Clay Center, he was married to Diana Marie Bradley. She survives of the home.

He lived and worked in Topeka until 1976 when he moved back to farm. While in Topeka, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge 225 and the Topeka Gun Club. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge in Clay Center, enjoyed hunting and his John Deere tractors.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Dana Rickley and husband Craig of Clay Center and Catherine Hieger and husband Joe of Mount Hope and five grandchildren, Brett and Thomas Rickley and Jillian, Karen and Megan Hieger.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Janet Tumbleson.

Cremation is planned with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

A memorial has been established for the Clay County Animal Rescue and Education Center and the Clay Center Zoo. Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

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Edna Mae Conkwright Posted 2/11/16

CONKWRIGHTEDNA OBIT PHOTOEdna Mae Conkwright, age 94, former longtime resident of Waterville, Kansas, died Tuesday morning, February 9, 2016, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.

Edna was born on January 19, 1922, on the family farm west of Manhattan near Keats, Kansas. Edna attended school in Keats, graduating from Keats High School in 1940.

During her working career she had worked for Safeway grocery store and for Woolworth’s department store, both in Manhattan. Upon moving to Waterville in 1953, she went to work for Hermann’s Locker Plant and later was the bookkeeper for her husband’s mechanic shop for twenty-five years.

On October 14, 1943, in Junction City, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Dale Conkwright. He preceded her in death on October 30, 1993. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and three sisters: Nina Luella Simmons, Alta Janette Hartner and Viola Ellen Tabb.

Edna was a member of the Keats United Methodist Church and later the Manhattan First United Methodist Church. Upon moving to Waterville she joined the United Methodist Church where she became active with the church circle. Edna enjoyed knitting, crocheting, traveling, camping and was a member of the Waterville Coffee Club. She also was a Cub Scout leader for five years and former volunteer for Meals on Wheels with the Retired Seniors’ Volunteer Program.

She returned to makeManhattan her home in August of 2014 when she moved to Via Christi Village.

Survivors include her two sons: Stanley Jay Conkwright and his wife Veronica of Manhattan and Kenneth Dale Conkwright, Jr. and his wife Linda of Longmont, Colorado. Also surviving is one grandson: Stuart Cameron Conkwright of Loveland, Colorado and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at the Sunrise Cemetery, 2901 Stagg Hill Road, Manhattan, Kansas. Reverend Ben Duerfeldt will be officiating.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. Tuesday until 10:45 a.m. at which time a procession will be formed to go to the cemetery.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website located at

In lieu of flowers memorials have been established for the Waterville United Methodist Church and for Via Christi Village.

Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.