Obituaries

Dorothy Jane Wachsnicht (Posted 2/16/2018)

Dorothy Jane Wachsnicht, age 93 of Leonardville, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the Leonardville Nursing Home.

She was born on September 23, 1924 in Green, the daughter of Earl J. and Bessie (Evans) Spence.

On December 30, 1945, she was married to Wendell Clark Wachsnicht in Green. He preceded her in death in 2008.

Dorothy was a clerk at the Green Grocery Store for 35 years and worked at the Green Cafe as a waitress. She was a member of the Green United Methodist Church and Green E.H.U. She enjoyed quilting and made quilts for all of the grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Wayne Wachsnicht in 2014.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Karen Wachsnicht of Blue Rapids; four grandchildren, Amy Young (James), Trent Wachsnicht (Heather), Randy Wachsnicht (Jamie) and Marc Wachsnicht (Sarah) and 16 great granchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home with Pastor Sarah Gill officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Green Fancy Creek Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Leonardville Nursing Home or Green United Methodist Church and left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.apfunerals.com.

Janet Sue Peterson (Posted 2/16/2018)

Janet Sue Peterson, age 85 of Leonardville, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Leonardville Nursing Home.

She was born on August 7, 1932 in Clay Center, the daughter of Roy and Emilie (Nanninga) Lagerquist.

On April 12, 1953 at the Leonardville EUB Church, she was married to William “Bill” Reuben Peterson. He preceded her in death on November 29, 2016.

Janet graduated from Kansas State University and was a teacher until she had children. She then stayed home to raise her children and was the bookkeeper for the family business, Peterson Construction. She was a member of the Leonardville United Methodist Church, Methodist Women, Leonardville Homemakers Club and enjoyed the Tuesday Sing-A-Long at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Janet had a strong faith in God and it served her family well. She was an avid K-State fan, following all sports and also the Royals.

She is survived by one son, Bernie Peterson and wife Dorrene of Leonardville; one daughter, Sharon Tucker and husband Lee of Leonardville; one brother, Dennis Lagerquist and wife Erlene of Minneapolis, Minnesota; six grandchildren and one great grandson.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Sylvia Jacobson.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Leonardville United Methodist Church with Pastor Sandy Ferguson officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time Friday at the Leonardville United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Leonardville City Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for Leonardville Nursing Home. Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.apfunerals.com.

Bernice Elaine Webster Hedinger (Posted 2/16/2018)

Bernice (Bernie) Elaine Webster Hedinger, age 95, of Manhattan, Kansas, went to be with her Lord on February 9, 2018, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.

She was born on January 7, 1923. to Frank E. and Gladys V. (Whiting) Webster on a farm in the Spring Creek area of Pottawatomie County, Kansas. Bernice was the oldest of three having a sister, Ramona Faye and brother, Howard Wilbur.

In her early years, her parents moved to the Garden City area in the 1930s (Dirty Thirties). She was baptized in the First Christian Church of Garden City. White there, she attended a school that she had to ride a horse to and from. After several years, her parents moved back to the Spring Creek area where she continued her education at a school in the Blaine area. She attended Fostoria High School until her senior year. Her senior year she attended the Westmoreland High School so that she could take Normal Training Course to allow her to teach in rural country schools. She graduated in 1940. Her first year as a teacher, she taught at the rural Huff School, grades first through eighth. Her second year of teaching was at the Fostoria Grade School, teaching fifth through eighth.

She met her future husband, Charles L. Hedinger, while working in Manhattan before attending Kansas State College. However, college was not in her future as she and Charles were married December 24, 1942. On October 4, 1943, a son was born, Chod Hedinger.

Bernice worked for J.C. Penny Company for 38 years, retiring in June 1986. Favorite hobbies included bowling and camping. She bowled for many years and was inducted into the MWBA Hall of Fame Manhattan Association. Memberships included Manhattan’s Business Women’s Association, Manhattan Bowling Association, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, First Christian Church and First Christian Larson Group. Bernice was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, brother and her grandson, Troy Hedinger.

Survivors include her son: Chod Hedinger and his wife Sari of Manhattan, two grandsons, two great granddaughters, one great grandson and many nieces and nephews.

To leave an on-line condolence for the family please visit the funeral home website located at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan with Reverend Ben Duerfeldt officiating. Family and friends are invited to meet at the Yorgensen-Meloan- Londeen Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. to form a procession to the cemetery. Cremation has taken place.

Memorials have been established for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and for the Johnson Cancer Research Center. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan- Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Lillian Kay Rippe (Posted 2/12/2018)

Lillian Kay Rippe, age 79 of Linn, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City.

She was born on April 4, 1938 on the family farm near Linn, the daughter of Herman Lawrence and Christina Sophia Anna (Boerger) Lehman. She graduated from Linn Rural High School.

She was married to Dale Edward Rippe on June 7, 1959 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He survives of the home.

Lillian was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and was a Cooking Leader in 4-H. She cooked for several restaurants throughout her life and loved cooking for her family and friends. One of her most favorite days of the year, was shopping on Black Friday.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five children, Becky Gregg of Ottawa, Barbara Hutfles of Clay Center, Norman Rippe of Washington, Diane Lee and husband Albert of Leonardville and Sandra Hitsman of Linn; nine grandchildren, Ashley, Bradley, William, Benjamin, Garrett, Jill, Emily, Grace and Sierra; one great grandson, Deven and eight siblings, Kate Wilkens, Lawrence Lehman, Louise Rahe, Ruth Simnitt, Patty Rahe, Bill Lehman and Judy Lotz.

She was preceded in death by her parents, six sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Linn with Rev. David Gruoner officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Zion Lutheran Church in Linn. Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery, north of Linn.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for The Lutheran Hour. Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 176, Riley, Kansas 66531.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.apfunerals.com.

Mabel Frances Jensen (Posted 2/12/2018)

Mabel Frances Jensen, age 79, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Friday morning, February 9, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

She was born on April 19, 1938, in Manhattan, Kansas the daughter of Francis E. and Delia (Glenn) Older. On July 16, 1956, in Manhattan, Kansas she was united in marriage to Glenn D. Jensen. They made their home in Manhattan where Mabel was a cook for the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity for many years.

Mabel was an avid bowler and was a member of the Manhattan Bowling Association. Other memberships include the Eagles Auxiliary and the VFW Post 1786 Auxiliary, both of Manhattan. She also enjoyed playing Bingo and going to the casino. Above all was her love for family and the companionship of her dog.

She is survived by two daughters: Vickie Day (Lewis), Hayden, CO; and Karen Wille (Jeff), Wamego, KS, and her daughter-in- law: Wendy Jensen of Manhattan. Nine grandchildren: Chris, Chad, Stephanie, Ashly, Lisa, Courtney, Taylor, Tyler and Paige; ten great grandchildren: Breann, Lexie, Rylee, Charlotte, Faith, Gracie, Triston, Anthony, Christopher and Chance and one great-great granddaughter, Annabella. Mabel was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband Glenn, and by her three sons: Jim, Steve and Darrell Jensen.

Cremation is planned with private inurnment to be held at a later date in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.

On-line condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website located at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for the A.S.P.C.A. (American Assoc. for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan- Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Verla Mae McCabe (Posted 2/12/2018)

Verla Mae McCabe, age 88, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Sunday, February 4, 2018, at the Homestead Assisted Living in Manhattan where she had been a resident since moving to Manhattan in 2012. She was born on May 22, 1929, in El Dorado, Kansas, the daughter of Elmer R. and Ella Bertie (Stevenson) Foose. Verla was raised in Matfield Green, Kansas where she attended local schools, graduating from Matfield Green High.

On June 20, 1948, in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Claude E. McCabe. They made their home in Strong City, Kansas and then Cottonwood Falls prior to moving to Topeka in 1955. Verla was a cook for Topeka schools for 10 years and then cooked for the Topeka Meals on Wheels program for an additional 4 years. She was also a loving homemaker to her family.

Verla enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Topeka Women’s Bowling Association. She was also a former member of the Topeka First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by four sons: Mike McCabe (Julie), Minot, ND; Dan McCabe, Topeka, KS; David McCabe (Ruth), Osage City, KS; and Gary McCabe (Rhonda) of Manhattan. Also surviving are fifteen grandchildren and twenty-eight great grandchildren.

Verla was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers: Lawrence and Donald Foose and by thee great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends during a visitation from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the Yorgensen-Meloan- Londeen Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 8, 2018, at the Matfield Green Cemetery in Matfield Green, Kansas with Reverend Ben Duerfeldt officiating.

On-line condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website located at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.

A memorial has been established for the Meals on Wheels of Eastern Kansas, Inc. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan- Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Leona May Shadle (Posted 2/12/2018)

Leona May Shadle, age 86 of Clay Center, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Clay Center Presbyterian Manor.

She was born on May 18, 1931 at Green, the daughter of Clifford and Ada (Davis) Shadle. She graduated from CCCHS in 1949 and then got her Bachelor’s Degree from Friends University in Wichita and her Masters Degree from Fort Hays State University. She taught school in Augusta, Kansas City, Junction City and Salina, where she retired after teaching for 43 years.

She was devoted to teaching and enjoyed all of her students and worked hard on challenging them and encouraged her students to study and advance. She always aimed to make school fun and her sister Darj and niece LeAnn helped her make games for math and reading. She made volumes of the Green area history, which are at the museum and wrote and authored Kansas books and a song. She always enjoyed family get togethers.

She is survived by her sister, Darlene Adams of Clay Center; her sister-in-law, Darlene Shadle of Clay Center; two nieces, LeAnn Adams of Clay Center and Lynn Stevens of Fresno, California; three nephews, Doug Adams and Patti of Clay Center, Lonnie Adams and Teia of Green and Randy Shadle and Denise of Morganville and many great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Ralph Shadle and her brother-in-law, Henry Adams.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home with Pastor Sarah Gill officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Green Fancy Creek Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Meadowlark Hospice and may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.apfunerals.com.

Helen Marie Ott (Posted 2/2/2018)

Helen Marie Ott, age 75, of Manhattan, died January 6, 2018 at Via Christi Hospital in
Manhattan.

She was born August 28, 1942 in Kansas City, Missouri, and was adopted by Stuart and Rose Pady, and lived most of her life in Manhattan.

Helen graduated from Manhattan High School and from nursing training from Sisters of St. Joseph in Salina in 1965.

She was married to Ronnell “Ron” Ott, on August 28, 1965, in Manhattan.

She worked as a Registered Nurse at Kansas State University Lafene Student Health Center for
25 years, retiring in 2004. She was considered a diploma nurse but gained certified accredidation for College Health Nursing the first year it was available in 1993. This was the equilent of a Master’s Degree. She had a natural gift for making all people feel cared for and special. Her sense of humor and grace always put people at ease.

Helen enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. She loved Kansas State and for many years she and Ron had K-State Football season tickets and also traveled to several bowl games. Her unconditional love for her family was a foundation of strength. Her belief in God sustained her and was an example to everyone.

Survivors include her husband Ron of Manhattan; two daughters: Leslie White and her husband Randy of Overbrook, KS, and Heidi Crain and her husband Ryan of Kansas City, MO; one granddaughter Kiki White; and one brother Donald Pady and his wife Carol of Ames, IA. Helen was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation is planned with memorial services to be held at Via Christi Village, 2800 Willow Grove Road, Manhattan, KS on February 10th at 2:00 PM.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to Flint Hills Community Clinic. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan- Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

William Pearson Beck (Posted 2/2/2018)

William Pearson “Pete” Beck, 87, of Manhattan passed away on Wednesday, January 31st at Wroten House Meadowlark Hills.

Pearson was born April 5, 1930, to William Henry and Gracia Beeler Beck in Spearville, Kansas. He spent his first five years on a farm southwest of Spearville. He moved to Kinsley, Kansas where he went to school and graduated from Kinsley High School in 1948. He went to Kansas State University and graduated in 1952 with a BS in Agriculture. He joined the United States Coast Guard on June 7, 1952. He married Marguerite Copp on December 27, 1952. They began their life together in New London, Connecticut and lived on both coasts during his enlistment. They moved back to Kinsley in 1956 and he started his farming operation.

He loved the outdoors especially hunting and fishing. He served on the Kinsley School Board and was president in 1965. He was on the Bishop’s Committee at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church for a number of years, active in the church choir and lay reading. He and Marguerite moved to Manhattan, Kansas on July 1, 1990. There they joined St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. He loved attending Kansas State University athletic events. He was active in many community activities.

He and Marguerite raised three children; Barbara, Jennifer and Michael. He dearly loved family and was always present in his children and grandchildren’s lives.

Pearson leaves behind his children Jennifer (Gary) Jones and Michael (Shannon) Beck; and son-in-law Randy Sawyer and sister-in-law Virginia Gleason. He had 7 grandchildren – Monica (Tripp) Hamby, Travis (Jessica) Sawyer, Johnna (Matt) Fleming, Brett (Lindsay) Jones, Brooklyn, Sydney and Will Beck. He also had 6 great grandchildren – Austyn and Avery Hamby, Jackson and Maxwell Sawyer, and Madelyn and Elizabeth Fleming.

Pearson was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years Marguerite and daughter Barbara in 2014.

A visitation will be held Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 Poyntz, Manhattan, Kansas. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 601 Poyntz, Manhattan, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 601 Poyntz, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home.

Barbara Jean Faurot (Posted 2/2/2018)

Barbara Jean (Keen) Faurot, age 75, a longtime Manhattan resident, died January 29th  at the Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa.

She was born April 14, 1942, in Abilene, Kansas, the daughter of Charles Kenneth and Edna May (Gish) Kean.

Barb graduated from Great Bend High School in 1961, and then from the Brock-Mackie School of Business in Salina.

On October 27, 1979, in Manhattan, she was married to Troy D. Faurot. Troy preceded her in death on December 28, 1982.

She was a bookkeeper for the Sink, Gilmore & Gordon Accounting firm in Manhattan for many years and then later was an Associate at Wal-Mart.

Barb was a sports fan and enjoyed the Kansas State Wildcats, Kansas City Royals and Chiefs. She also enjoyed her flower garden and her pet schnauzer dogs.

Barb is survived by her two sisters: Cheryl Wells of Winfield, KS, and Joy Kimsey and her husband Forest of Shalimar, FL; brother in law, Richard Riedel of Wellsville, KS; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister Kolean Riedel in 2016. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Saturday, February 3 rd , at the Yorgensen-Meloan- Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Melanie Martin officiating. Private inurnment will be in the Abilene City Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Huntington’s Association or the Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen- Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

James K. Bellamy (Posted 1/26/2018)

James K. Bellamy, age 56, of Manhattan, Kansas, died unexpectedly January 23, 2018, at the Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kansas.

He was born on August 7, 1961, in Wichita, Kansas the son of Charles B. and Connie L. (Stein) Bellamy. James was raised in Wichita where he attended local schools, graduating from Wichita South High in 1979.

In 1983 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. James served overseas in Holland and Germany as well as stateside. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant in 1992.

On June 30, 1984, he was married to his high school sweetheart Michele L. Stemple in Wichita, Kansas. They have been married for 33 years.

James was employed at Kansas State University in telecommunications for the past 24 years.

Since he was a boy his two favorite passions were cars and reading. His car passion was reflected in the countless number of cars that he owned over the years including his favorite muscle cars. He was an avid Kansas City Chiefs football fan. James also enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles with his wife in the evenings. Paramount to everything was his love for his wife and two children. He always placed his family’s needs before his own. James was a very kind and generous man who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Michele Bellamy, of their home and by two children: Aly Schlegel (Mason) of Manhattan and Josh Bellamy (Samantha) of Shawnee, Kansas. Also surviving are his parents: Charles and Connie Bellamy, Wichita,KS; two sisters: Koni Roden (David), Lake Texoma, OK; Jennifer Farmer (Phil), Rose Hill, KS; two brothers: Butch Bellamy (Laura), Wichita, KS; Ed Bellamy, Olathe, KS.

The family will receive friends during a visitation from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 29, 2018, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Leslye Haller officiating. Cremation will follow with private inurnment to be held at a later date.

To leave an on-line condolence for the family, please visit the funeral home website located at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Charlotte June Blake (Posted 1/26/2018)

Charlotte June Blake, 86, of Manhattan, KS, died Thursday, January 25th, 2018 at Good Shepherd Hospice House.

Charlotte was born in Clay Center, KS on February 8, 1931, to Velma Reller (Boyd) and Charles B. Langley.

She attended public schools in Clay Center. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Manhattan, where she also volunteered.

She was a Homemaker, going on walks, playing cards and cheering on the K-State Wildcat teams. Most of all, Charlotte loved spending time with her family.

She married the love or her life, Loren F. Blake, Jr. on July 22, 1950.

Charlotte is survived by; two daughters, Sandra Pike, of Manhattan, KS; Pamela Blake, of Manhattan, KS; three sons Randy (Joan) Blake, of Manhattan, KS; Richard (Becky) Blake, of Manhattan, KS; Douglas Blake, of Manhattan, KS; Daughter in Law Amie Tholstrup of Salina; 10 Grandchildren, and 16 Great-Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; five sisters; Clara Jean Cameron, Violet Evans, Dorothy Zinke, Darlene Purling, and Leona Myrnes; three brothers; Roy Langley, Robert Langley, and Raymond Brown; one infant son: Larry Eugene Blake, one infant daughter, Connie Kay Blake; and Son in Law Kenneth Pike.

A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM, at Sunrise Cemetery, Manhattan, KS.

Memorial donations may be made to The Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan, KS.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Crematory.

William Edward Butler (Posted 1/26/2018)

William Edward “Bill” Butler, age 67, of Manhattan, died January 23, 2018, at his residence.

He was born August 12, 1950, in Leaksville, North Carolina, the son of Herman Joseph andGoldie Vail (Scott) Butler.

Bill grew up in Pensacola, Florida and graduated from Escambia High School. He was drafted to play Major League Baseball, but instead decided to play football for Coach Vince Gibson at Kansas State University. Following his college football career, he played in the National Football League with the New Orleans Saints for three years. He medically retired from the NFL and eventually returned to Manhattan. He worked for 27 years at McCall Pattern
Company, starting on the production floor as a stockhandler. He eventually became the Manager of Printing/PrePress before retiring in 2007. In 2008, he started Showroom Shine Auto Detailing.

Bill was an exceptional athlete and was among the best in every sport he played. His little
league baseball team participated in the Little League World Series, and he set the record for the
most home runs in a game with three. He enjoyed umpiring baseball games, playing golf and
softball, and taking care of his yard. He was a dog lover and made sure all of his dogs were very
spoiled. Most of all, Bill loved his family and was very proud of his children and grandchildren.
On February 9, 1980, in the Danforth Chapel at Kansas State University, he was married to
Mary K. Mick.

Survivors include Mary of the home; six children: Britton D. Butler and his wife Wende of
Manhattan; William E. Butler, Jr. and his wife Breah of Manhattan, Shannon L. Powers and her
husband Nick of Manhattan, Michael B. Butler and his wife Daniela of Manhattan, Matthew B.
Butler of Shawnee, KS, and Michelle R. Butler and Tyler Reynolds of Manhattan; 12
grandchildren: Tara Manion, Taylor Torres, Milo, Holden, Paisli and Ava Butler, Jackson and
Ella Powers, Violet and Blythe Butler, Braelyn and Matthew Butler; and two sisters: Joanne
Case of Pensacola, FL, and Cheryl Smith of Orlando, FL.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Steve and Kevin Butler.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 30 th, at the Faith Evangelical Free
Church, 1921 Barnes Road, Manhattan, with Reverend Steve Ratliff officiating. Interment will
follow in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. Monday, 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 either Purple PAWS or the T. Russell Reitz Animal
Shelter. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan- Londeen Funeral Home,
1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

Julia Elizabeth Bletscher (Posted 1/26/2018)

Julia Elizabeth Bletscher, age 89 of Leonardville, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Leonardville Nursing Home.

She was born on August 16, 1928 in Clay Center, the daughter of Joseph and Louise (Paronto) Kubick and graduated from Clay Center Community High School.

On June 29, 1946, she was married to Dennis Marvin Bletscher. Together they owned Bletscher Radio and Electric in Leonardville for 53 years. He preceded her in death in 2000.

She loved working with the public and served as Chairman of the Kansas Elks Major Project and was active in the Clay Center Elks Lodge Ladies activities. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and other handwork and sewed most of her clothes. She was a member of the Leonardville United Methodist Church and later transferred her membership to the United Church of Crawfordville, Iowa when she moved there. She served on the Parish Council and her church family was an important part of her life.

She is survived by one daughter, Lennis Beichter and Eldon of Junction City; one step sister, Lois Norris of Riley; two grandchildren, Mitch Moore and LeAnne Roberts, both of Emporia; two step grandsons, Dane Beichter of Chesapeake. Virginia and Dustin Beichter of Red Rock, Arizona; four great grandchildren, Casey Moore, Sadie Moore, Isaac Moore and Christopher Roberts and three step great grandchildren, Grace Beichter, Nora Beichter and Khloe Meinke.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Wallace Kubick and Joe Kubick, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home with Pastor Sandy Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in the Leonardville United Methodist Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Meadowlark Hospice and may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.apfunerals.com.

Virgie L. Redding (Posted 1/26/2018)

Virgie L. Redding, age 87, of Manhattan, Kansas, departed this life on January 19 in Via Christi Village in Manhattan.

Born to Anson and Daisy (Cook) McDaniel at their farmhouse in Logan County, Kansas, on May 28, 1930, Virgie spent her life dedicated to her family and helping others in the communities she lived in. The second oldest of 7 children, Virgie helped care for and raise her younger siblings. She married D. L. (Sonny) Redding in Logan County, Kansas, at her parents’ farm on May 15, 1948 and they began life together farming in Colorado. During her lifetime, Virgie sponsored 7 people to become U.S. citizens. She was a loving homemaker to her family and from 1976 until 1983 was a cook at the Manhattan High School.

Virgie was also involved with many organizations. She served as den mother to her sons’ Cub Scout Pack and as Girl Scout leader to her daughter’s troop. Virgie was an active member of the First Christian Church, the American Legion Auxiliary #207, Rebekahs Lodge, and the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Polly Ogden Chapter. Virgie was a passionate gardener and grew a big garden from which she shared vegetables and flowers with family and friends.

Virgie was preceded in death by her husband after 69 years of marriage, her parents, 2 brothers, Arlo and Robert McDaniel, a sister, Marjorie McDaniel, her son, Vernon Redding, and 2 grandchildren, Sally Redding and Trevor Redding.

She is survived by 3 children, Victor (Tamie) Redding, Vincent (Sandi) Redding, both of Randolph, and Lorri Varela of La Habra, CA. Her surviving grandchildren are Cory Redding, Kolbi Redding, Jessica Redding, Justin Redding, Logan Redding, Livia Varela, and Laine Varela.

The family will greet friends from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, January 23, 2018, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Ben Duerfeldt officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Memorial Park Cemetery.

On- line condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website located at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.

Memorial contributions may be made in Virgie’s name to the Kaw Valley Girl Scout Council, the First Christian Church Capital Campaign Fund or to the Great Lakes Hospice. Contributions may be left in care of Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502

Lenore Elizabeth Bunker (Posted 1/19/2018)

Lenore Elizabeth “Lee” Bunker, age 94, of Manhattan, died January 15 th , at Meadowlark Hills – Stolzer House.

She was born July 23, 1923, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Edward and Margaret (Lorch) Hansen.

Lee was married to Lorenz P. “Larry” Bunker, DDS on November 29, 1942, at the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, IL.

She worked in her husband’s dental office in Junction City for several years, and then worked
as an Administrative Assistant at the First Presbyterian Church in Manhattan while the children
were growing up, and then she returned to helping her husband in the dental practice.

Lee was a member of the First Presbyterian and had served as a Deacon, and had been a
member of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

She loved to play golf and bridge but was passionate for Kansas State sports.
Lee was preceded in death by her husband on September 7, 2007; and by two
siblings: JoanWerner and Edward Hansen.

Survivors include her five children: Denise Gardner and her husband Ralph of San Clemente,
CA, Craig Bunker and his wife Louise of Scottsdale, AZ, Linda DeJong and her husband Ron of
Huntsville, AL, Russell Bunker and his wife Joni of Manhattan, and Scott Bunker and his wife
Mary of Mesa, AZ; twelve grandchildren: Kevin & Chris Brighton, Jay, Michael and Mark
Bunker, Aaron & Derek Bunker, Jeffrey, Ryan and Kyle Bunker, Blake and Braedyn Woborny;
and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, January 26 th , at the First Presbyterian
Church, 801 Leavenworth St., Manhattan, with Reverend R. Cam McConnell officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. Thursday, January 25 th , 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 First Presbyterian Church or the Meadowlark Hills
Good Samaritan Fund. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan- Londeen
Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

Loren Oman (Posted 1/19/2018)

Loren Oman, age 85 of Leonardville, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Leonardville Nursing Home.

He was born on November 2, 1932 on the family farm near Leonardville, the son of Lawrence William Kenneth and Elsie Christine (Hanson) Oman. He graduated from Leonardville High School in 1950.

On December 2, 1951 at the Walsburg Lutheran Church, he was married to Lorraine Grace Walstrom. She survives of Leonardville.

Loren was a farmer and stockman and a member of the Walsburg Lutheran Church. He served on the Riley County School Board and was an avid K-State fan, holding season basketball tickets for many years. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, having coffee with friends at Mitch’s and attending his grandchildren’s activities.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Ruth Stone and Roger of Leonardville and Kally Keller and Max of Hunter; one sister, Miriam Almquist and Merl of Athens, Ohio; four grandchildren, Erin Stanfield (Scott), Josie Willimon (Erik), Morgan Keller and Mitchell Keller; three great grandchildren, Brody Willimon, Cal Stanfield and Dylan Stanfield and three nieces and nephews, Eric Farrar (Sandy), Anne Farrar and Robin Johnson Hoover.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the Walsburg Lutheran Church with Rev. Keith Wiens officiating. The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Walsburg Cemetery.

Memorials have been established for the Walsburg Lutheran Church and may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.apfunerals.com.

Larry Dean Haller (Posted 1/19/2018)

Larry Dean Haller, age 61 of St. George, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at his residence.

He was born on February 6, 1956 in Clay Center, the son of Dean and Dorothy Jean (Friederich) Haller.

Larry was most recently a painter for Kansas State University and enjoyed golfing, playing pool in his younger years and spending time with family, friends and especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his mother Dorothy Llewelyn and Wes of Leonardville; one daughter, Jerri Haller of Leonardville; one son, Michael Stacey of Manhattan; one sister, Deanna Borg and Rick of Manhattan; two brothers, Greg Haller and Terrie of Manhattan and Mark Haller of Leonardville; four grandchildren, Kyle Cromwell, Kori Cromwell, Kolton Payne and David Stacey and one great grandchild, Bray Wanamaker.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dean Haller.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Larry Haller Memorial Fund and they will be designated at a later date. Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.apfunerals.com.

Dana Anderson (Posted 1/19/2018)

Dana Anderson, age 73, of Emporia, Died January 13, 2018, at Holiday Resort Nursing Home
in Emporia.

He was born March 28, 1944, in Manhattan, Kansas, the son of Hilding and Hazel (Toburen)
Anderson.

Dana earned his bachelor’s degree from Emporia State University and his master’s from Pittsburg State University. He had been an Automotive Instructor at Flint Hills Vo-Tech in
Emporia and later was the Dean of Technology at Macomb Community College in Warren,
Michigan.

Dana was a member of Epsilon Pi Tau and several other professional organizations.
He enjoyed fishing and all things cars. He even traveled to Pennsylvania for a corvette car
show.

On August 7, 1965, in Cherryvale, Kansas, he was married to Linda L. Myers. Linda survives
of Emporia; additional survivors include his sister Wendy Hull of Derby, KS; nieces and
nephews: Craig Hull, Kelly Haltom and Kerry Rea; loyal friends Mark Carney and Bill Sawyer;
and devoted cousins and other friends.

Dana was preceded in death by his parents, his son Alan Anderson in 2002, and his brother-in-
law Thomas Hull in 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 18 th , at the Blue Valley Memorial
United Methodist Church, 835 Church Avenue, Manhattan, with Reverend Susan Evans
officiating. Burial will follow in the Mariadahl Cemetery in Olsburg, Kansas.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at
www.ymlfuneralhome.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Emporia Zoo or the Automotive Scholarship
at Macomb Community College. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-
Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

Tracy Lynn Robinson (Posted 1/18/2018)

Tracy Lynn Robinson, 48, passed away unexpectedly due to complications from influenza and an auto-immune disorder, in Chicago, IL on January 14, 2018.

Tracy was born in Wichita Falls, TX. She attended Buhler Elementary School in Buhler, KS, Lee Elementary School in Manhattan, KS, Manhattan Middle School, and Manhattan High School, graduating in 1988. Tracy was very involved in sports: track, basketball and volleyball, and went on to play volleyball for Washburn University where she earned her B.S. in Political Science. After graduating from Washburn, Tracy completed a degree in Secondary Education at Kansas State University and worked at the K-State Alumni Association before she began her 14 year teaching and coaching career at the Manhattan 9th Grade Center. Tracy followed her love, Justin Ingram, to Jonesboro, Arkansas in 2009. She taught and coached at Valley View High School in Jonesboro followed by Douglas MacArthur Jr. High School until 2012 when they moved to Carbondale, Illinois. Tracy worked as an Assistant Librarian at Carbondale High School until she was able to begin teaching and coaching at Jackson High School in Jackson, Missouri. In the summer of 2017, another career move took them to Chicago. Tracy was loving her life in Chicago, living in the city and working at the University of Illinois at Chicago as an athletics academic advisor.

Tracy will be remembered by all those she encountered in life as a happy, sincere, and humble person who had an impact on everyone she met. She affected so many lives as a teacher, a coach, and a mentor. She was always the cheerleader of the underdog, the guardian for those who were bullied or less strong, stood up for what she felt was right, always helped others see their strengths and abilities, and let them know she believed in them. Her impact was far-reaching and her spirit will live on in those she encountered. Tracy had a love for reading and gaining knowledge, for her students and athletes, for her family and friends, and her dogs, Tanner and Cooper.

Tracy is survived by her beloved partner of 16 years, Justin Ingram and their dog, Cooper (Chicago, IL); her parents, Monty and Suzanne Wedel (Manhattan); father, Mike Robinson (wife, Sharon of Wamego); siblings Brett Robinson (wife, Tracy and children, Taryn and Brody of Manhattan) and Kelly McCurdy (husband, Chris, and son, Colton of Manhattan); grandmothers, Laurene Reimer (Hutchinson, KS) and Dolores Robinson (Olathe, KS), and many dear aunts, uncles, and cousins.

We invite friends, family, former colleagues, students, and athletes to join us for a Celebration of Life at the Sunset Zoo’s Nature Exploration Center on Saturday, February 10th, come and go between 4:30 and 7:00pm. Tracy will be buried privately at the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.

Memorial donations may be made to the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation in care of the Tracy L. Robinson Memorial Fund, 555 Poyntz Ave # 269, Manhattan, KS 66502, 785-587-8995. Online condolences may be made on the John Rago Sons Funeral Home website at www.ragosons.com.

Hanna Galoso-Estrada (Posted 1/12/2018)

Hanna Precilla Galoso Estrada, 27, passed away December 28, 2017, at Stormont Vail Health in Topeka, as the result of an auto/pedestrian accident in Manhattan on December 21.

She was born November 10, 1990, in Sta. Cruz, Laguna, Philippines. She is survived by her parents, Isidro and Elnor Estrada, and two siblings, Daniel Mark Estrada and Cedy Estrada. She was a thoughtful daughter and loving sister.

Hanna was a Science Research Specialist for the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), Laguna, Philippines before moving to the U.S. in August 2017 to pursue a Master of Science degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Kansas State University. In her first semester at K-State, she had already demonstrated her talent and dedication to her field of study. She was also a member of the K-State Philippine Student Association and actively participated in their Adopt-A-School project, which benefits disadvantaged schoolchildren in the Philippines.

Hanna was a devoted and solicitous Christian. She served as Vice President of the Youth of Sta. Cruz Baptist Church in Laguna, Philippines and actively participated in her church Ministry. She was a faithful member of the International Bible Class at Grace Baptist Church in Manhattan and participated in the Grace Baptist Women’s retreat and various international ministry events. Although showing a quiet disposition, she had a strong desire to grow in her faith.

She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and colleagues.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to her viewing on Saturday, January 13, 2108, 1 to 3 pm at Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS. A celebration of Hanna’s life, to be officiated by Pastor Bill Gasser, will follow at 4 pm at the Grace Baptist Church, 2901 Dickens Ave., Manhattan, KS.

Hanna will buried in the Garden of Peace Cemetery, Sta. Cruz, Laguna, Philippines.

Alan Lee Phillips (posted 01/09/2018)

Alan Lee Phillips, age 83, of Olsburg, Kansas, died Monday, January 8, 2018, at the Westy Community Care Home in Westmoreland, Kansas.

He was born on February 16, 1934, in Manhattan, Kansas the son of Kenneth and Ramona (Norten) Phillips. Alan was raised in Manhattan where he attended local schools, graduating from Manhattan High. He then attended Kansas State Agricultural College where he received a Bachelor’s degree. While at Kansas State he became a farm youth exchange student and went to Norway.

In October of 1958 he was inducted into the U.S. Army where he served his country as a Field Radio Repairman during the height of the Cold War era. He was honorably discharged in October of 1962.

Following the construction of Tuttle Creek Reservoir in the late 1950’s his family was displaced and so they moved to Nebraska. Alan served as the Fire Chief and Mayor in Goerner, Nebraska and was an ordained minister.

On June 10, 1972, in Lincoln, Nebraska he was united in marriage to the former Donna J. Sims. It was while visiting the Phillips Family farm pasture near Olsburg, Kansas in the early 1970’s that they became inspired and decided their life mission would be to form a retreat at that location. In 1974 they founded the Living Water Ranch Retreat and Conference Center. This God-inspired retreat has become a beloved location, not only to area residents but to countless others who come for rest, relaxation, business, pleasure or simply to get away from life’s distractions.

Alan is survived by his wife and by seven adult children and their spouses, seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, one sister and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Living Water Ranch Lodge, 4122 Living Water Road, Olsburg, Kansas 66520. A light lunch will follow the celebration.

To leave an on-line condolence or special message for the family, please visit the funeral home website located at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers memorials have been established for the Living Water Ranch, Inc., and for the Flint Hills Foster Teen Camps. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Donald Lee Clagett (posted 01/09/2018)

Donald Lee Clagett, 88, of Manhattan, passed away on Monday, January 8th, 2018 at Stonybrook Retirement Community. He was an Electronics Salesman and Repairman at Kansas State University- Acker-Biology for 10 years and Bird Music before that.

Donald was born in Clifton, KS on July 17, 1929, to Verda (Rogers) and Alvin Clagett.

He grew up in Clifton and graduated from Clifton High School before attending Manhattan Bible College for 2 years in religious education.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Manhattan, He was a Life Elder and Sunday School teacher for many years. Donald was also a member of United Commercial Travelers, Rebekah Lodge, The Odd Fellows, A Troop Leader for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, National Model Railroad Association, and Manhattan Area Rail Joiner.

Donald is survived by; a daughter, Verleta (Douglas) Myers, of Manhattan, Kansas; a son, Carlyle (Linda) Clagett, of Emmett, Kansas, seven grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Beta Lea who passed away on July 7, 2006.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the First Christian Church on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 11:00 am. The family request donations to First Christian Church Manhattan, and may be sent to the church or funeral home. Inurnment will take place at future date.at the Valley View Memorial Gardens- Manhattan.

For more information, to send an online condolence or a gift visit the funeral home website www.irvinparkview.com. The family has entrusted to Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Crematory with the arrangements.

Marion L. Wells (posted 01/09/2018)

Marion L. Wells, age 83, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Wednesday morning, January 3, 2018, at his residence.
He was born on April 30, 1934, in Manhattan, the son of Sterling A. and Madge M. (McCulloch) Wells and was a lifetime Manhattan resident.

Marion was a professional truck driver in furniture moving. He began his trucking career with Reliable Transfer and later drove for many years for United Van Lines. Following his retirement he enjoyed doing carpentry work and working on small engines and tractors with his longtime friend, Vern Hart.

Outside of his career he was a former member of the American Legion Post 17 in Manhattan and was a charter member of the Yard Art Classics Car Club. In addition to his memberships he enjoyed having coffee with the guys at Bobs Diner. Marion loved to travel in their motor home with his family and was always actively involved in all family activities.

On June 13, 1954, at the First Lutheran Church in Manhattan, he was united in marriage to the former Mildred J. Dewees. She survives of their home in Manhattan. Also surviving is their daughter: Tamala Parker of Wamego; three grandchildren: Brian Parker, Calista Ridder and Andrea Bender and five great-grandchildren: Brianna Ridder, MacKayla Ridder, Lillith Parker, Cole Bender and Alaena Bender. He is also survived by his sister: VeLoyce Dunn of Cabot, Arkansas.

Marion was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter: Terry Lynn Wells; three brothers: Robert, Sterling and James Wells; and by his son-in-law: David Parker.

The family will receive friends during a visitation from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2018, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2018, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Susan Evans officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.
To leave an on-line condolence for the family, please visit the funeral home website located at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.

A memorial has been established for the Blue Valley Memorial United Methodist Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.