Betty Albright Posted 7/24/15

Betty Ruth Albright, age 83, of Manhattan, died July 21, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills – Bramlage House.

She was born September 6, 1931, in Hermleigh, Texas, the daughter of Clyde and Frances (Giles) Rea.

Mrs. Albright graduated from Wayland Baptist College in Plainview, Texas.

She was a claims processor for the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board.

Betty was a member of the Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church in Manhattan.

Survivors include her two children: Gregory Albright and Kathy Merrifield; and two grandchildren: Sydney Merrifield and Anna Albright.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, July 27th, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Kevin Dunaway officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

Scott Anderson Posted 7/24/15

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Scott Andrew Anderson died July 22, 2015 in Manhattan, Kansas at the age of 50 years and 4 months. After a courageous battle with cancer he leaves behind his wife Cassie Brown Anderson; his son Lance Anderson and wife Meri and their infant daughter, Elsie; and his son Levi.

Scott was born on March 31, 1965 in Norton, Kansas to E. Louis Anderson and Linda Hahn Anderson. Scott attended elementary school in both Almena and Norton, Kansas. He attended junior high and high school in Norton, Kansas, graduating with the class of 1983. He was active in 4-H and FFA and held officer positions in both organizations. Scott attended Colby Community College for a year, then participated in an FFA work study program to Australia. He enjoyed wheat harvest on Christmas Day and tours and camping around the Australian continent. When Scott returned from Australia, he completed his education at Colby Community College. While attending CCC, Scott enjoyed working on the Mike Brown and Lester Barrett farm. He then journeyed to Manhattan to attend Kansas State University. At K-State, Scott participated in Block and Bridle and received the Little American Royal Herdsman Award. He graduated from Kansas State University with his bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Industry in 1988.

Scott’s professional career included working for Servi-tech, and Kansas State University before joining Kansas Farm Services Association (KFSA) in 1999. He worked in risk management for KFSA until the time of his death.

Scott and Cassie were married March 12, 2011. They were intensely devoted to one another and helped each other through many difficulties, including Scott’s prolonged battle with cancer. It was said by a family friend that they were a match made in heaven.

Scott relished working with his sons in 4-H and FFA. He was a 4-H leader for Woodworking and Sheep projects. He always enjoyed horses, hunting and fishing. One of Scott’s favorite past times with Cassie was fly fishing. He made his own fly rods and tied his own flies. Scott carried fishing poles and fly rods with him in his car on business trips; just in case he had time or saw a promising creek. Scott and Cassie enjoyed traveling and visiting local wineries.

Scott is survived by his wife, Cassie Anderson of Riley, Kansas; his son Lance Anderson and wife Meri with infant daughter Elsie Jane of Ft. Scott, Kansas; his son Levi Anderson of Riley, Kansas; his father E. Louis Anderson of Norton, Kansas; his sister Toni Hogan and family of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; and his brother Lynn Anderson and family of Norton, Kansas. Scott is also survived by his parents’ in-law Mike and Jeanene Brown of Colby, Kansas; and many other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother Linda Lou Hahn Anderson and his grandparents

Scott was a peaceful, gentle man with a quiet, dry sense of humor. He loved practical jokes. Scott will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

A celebration of Scott’s life will be held Friday, July 31, 2015, at 11:00 am at Maple Grove Church of the Brethren, Norton, Kansas. The church is located 9 miles west of Norton on Hwy 36 at Road W9, then north 4 ½ miles.

Memorial contributions may be made in Scott’s name to Prairie Dog State Park; c/o Mindy Yeager-Braun, PO Box 431, Norton, KS 67654. Contributions may also be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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

Marion “Bud” Boudreau Posted 7/30/15


Marion Lee Boudreau “Bud” 80 years old is now with his beautiful wife Barbara in Heaven whom preceded Marion in death 8 months ago. On July 27, 2015 Marion passed away at his home with no complications that we know of, he was found by a neighbor, thank you.

Marion Lee Boudreau was born March 25, 1935 in Washington, Kansas to George and Martha Marie (Williams) Boudreau which have preceded him in death. Marion also had a younger brother Bobby Dean Boudreau whom preceded him in death.
He was a lifelong resident and friend of many in Manhattan, Kansas and surrounding area. After attending Manhattan High School Marion went to work for Kansas Power and Light Company on April 27,1953 where served his lineman apprenticeship. He received the Presidents Medal once upon a time for saving another lineman’s life, you see that was just who Bud was, you could always count on him. Marion worked for Kansas Power and Light until his retirement in 1992 after 39 years of service.

Marion loved to do for others and kept busy helping many people up until the day that he died, Bud was found on the trailer that he hauled his old mini excavator around doing small jobs for his friends.
Marion is survived by his daughter Christina “Chris” Claudio of Manhattan, Kansas and her children: Triston Washington, Tyler and Sara (Easton) Marion of Anchorage, Alaska, Travis Morningstar of Brooklyn, New York and Tiffany Morningstar of Savannah, Georgia.

Marion is also survived by his son Robert “Todd” and Teresa (Stafford) Boudreau of Land O Lakes, FL, and their three children: Brandon, Logan and Morgan Boudreau.

Marion and his jokes will be missed and his positive outlook on life. He always said keep your head up high and keep marching forward, Dad also said don’t lose your sense of humor or you are done for.
I once had friend tell me (and he will know who he is when he reads this) You act like your dad is God or something and I simply replied to the gentlemen as far as I was concerned he had given a perfect description and thank you for the compliment about Dad.

Dad I know that you are in a better place now, we wish that we could have said goodbye to you, Dad (Grandpa) we know that you will be with us all in spirit we love you and will miss you, give mom a kiss for all of us.
Memorial services for Mr. Boudreau will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday August 4, 2015 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Ben Duerfeldt officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.
Memorial contributions in memory of Bud are suggested to the Riley County Animal Shelter or the Flint Hills Breadbasket. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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

Robert Griffith Posted 7/30/15


Robert Stephen Griffith, age 54 of Manhattan, passed away in Topeka, Kansas

He was born on April 16, 1961 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Walter G. and Norma Jean
(Shearer) Griffith.

On June 20, 2014 in the Virgin Islands, he was married to Angela Schaefer. She survives at their home in Manhattan.
Robert was a certified public accountant and had a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He
was the chief financial planner for GTM Sportswear. He was a member of the Society of Certified
Public Accountants for the state of New York, American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s and
Boat Owner’s Association of the United States. He attended St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Bradley Griffith and Derrick Griffith, both of
Horseheads, New York; three daughters, Alissa Griffith and Evelyn Griffith, both of Colleyville, Texas
and Caitlin Griffith of Horseheads, New York; his father, Walter Griffith of Willmington, North Carolina,
one sister, Sue Sargent of Bisbee, Arizona; three step children, Wyatt Alexander of Clay Center and
Aidan and Kendal Proctor, both of Manhattan and two great grandchild, Aubrey and Ella.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Norma Griffith.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
with Rev. Michael J. Schmidt officiating. The Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley is handling the

A memorial has been established for the Robert Griffith Memorial Fund to be established at a later date.

Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

Condolences may be left for the family at

Marjorie Heyne Posted 7/24/15

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Marjorie Olive Francis Heyne was born December 12, 1916 in Garland, NE, the third daughter of Harry E. and O. Grace Leger Francis, living the majority of her early years in Lincoln. She died peacefully, Sunday, July 12, 2015, in her Manhattan home of 64 years.

Marjorie and her husband, Elmer, moved to Manhattan following her University of Nebraska graduation, June 6 and marriage, June 10, 1938. Elmer was a member of the KSC, now KSU, agronomy faculty.
Marjorie quickly became involved and held offices in the Manhattan community and KSC through the Woman’ Society, KSC Social and Newcomers’ Clubs. She was a charter member of the First Methodist Church’s Acquaintance Club and Civic Music Club. An active parent, she was involved in Boy and Girl Scouting, school, church and all other endeavors wherever her children led her. A supportive spouse, she was active in Kiwaniqueens and KSU Agronomy department activities. Her personal passion was music, playing piano and organ and voice; she was a member of a sweet Adeline’s chorus and various choirs. After WWII, members of the agronomy department and wives formed a dinner bridge club lasting more than 50 years – true friendships and fun. Genealogy consumed her first ‘retirement’ life. She was the resource for all extended family.

A member of the Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Society, she took a lively interest in the history of the community as well as in its current and future direction.

In Marjorie’s later years, she continued her avid interest in sports-especially enjoying televised golf, tennis tournaments and ice skating in addition to the K-State Purple. The arrival of the newspaper each evening as well as the morning broadcasts of KMAN kept her engaged with the community. Marjorie was not shy about stating her opinions on issues political—both local and national.

Marjorie loved life. She often wondered how anyone could be bored. There was always more to learn and explore. Her near century of life began with the Model T and vendors still peddling their wares on the street. She ended it with her house tied to the internet and regular telephone conversations with friends and family.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Harry and Grace; husband, Elmer George; and sisters, Helen Emily Schroeder and Mabel Lois Francis.

She is survived by her four children, George Francis (Carolyn) Heyne, Rochester, MN; Kathryn Elizabeth Worley (Bill), Kansas City, MO; Robert Von Heyne, Tulsa, OK; and David Eugene (Vicki) Heyne, Crestwood, KY; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Her church membership at First United Methodist spanned more than 75 years. In her earlier retirement years, she often staffed the church office during services, dispensing responses to inquiries about services of the congregation.
A memorial service and celebration of her life will be conducted at the First United Methodist Church, 612 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, on Labor Day weekend with all her children and families in attendance. Time and date will be announced later by the funeral home.

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

In accordance with Marjorie’s wishes, instead of flowers, memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Merlin Kopfer Posted 7/24/15

Merlin Dale Kopfer, age 89 of Clay Center, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Medicalodge in
Clay Center.

He was born on October 8, 1925 in Clay Center, the son of August and Vera Ethel (Sherbert) Kopfer.

He was a dairyman and loved playing cards, square dancing, tractor pulls and watching Nascar races.

On July 3, 1946 in Manhattan, he was married to Alberta May Tessendorf. She survives at their home in Clay Center.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Larry Kopfer and wife Eunice of Clay Center; one
daughter, Nancy Gonser and husband David of Clay Center; six grandchildren, Michelle and Kelli
Kopfer, Dale Kopfer and wife Diana, Courtney and Jacob Grater and Bryan Gonser and seven great
grandchildren, McCanna and Nakota Kopfer, Cloe Grater, Brooklynn Hiebert, MacKenzie and Garrison
Grater and Tanner Kling.

He was preceded in death by his sister, LaVone Kopfer.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home
in Riley. Respect calls may be made anytime Monday, where the family will receive friends from 7 until
8:00 P.M. Monday. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center.

Memorial funds have been established for Meadowlark Hospice and American Parkinson’s Disease
Association. Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

Condolences may be left for the family at

Roosevelt Nash Posted 7/28/15


Roosevelt Nash, 71, of Manhattan, passed away Sunday, July 26th, at his residence. He was a retired mail carrier at the Manhattan Post Office for eleven years, and was retired from the US Army after 21 yrs of service to his country.

Roosevelt Nash was born in Ferndale, Michigan on December 7, 1943, the son of the late Woodrow Nash and Lola Mae (Jackson) Nash. He received his GED from Roosevelt High School in Inkster, MI. Roosevelt was united in marriage to Dolores Redmond on April 16, 1970 in Clovis NM, and she survives of the home. He and Dolores were members of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Manhattan.

Roosevelt served in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant during the Korean for 4 years and the Vietnam War for 3 tours, he was also at Ft. Hood TX, Ft. Sill, OK, 2 tours in Germany. Roosevelt was a member of the Pearce-Keller American Legion Post No. 17, Veterans of Foreign War Post 1786, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 28, all of Manhattan.

Roosevelt is survived by his wife Dolores of Manhattan; two daughters, Vanikol R. (Latonio) Whiitehead, of Winston, GA; Meschell R. Nash, of Snellville, GA; a son,Michael R. (Yanely) Nash, of Salina, He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, Katie Johnson, Donovan Nash. Michael Jones, Tiandra Nash, Stormi Nash, Ebony Nash, Ayala Nash, Tayvon Nash, Daeshaun Nash, Marquize Nash, Giselle Nash, Anahyssa Nash, Julissa Nash, Leeya Whitehead, Leea Whitehead; three brothers, Hewlett (Lois) Nash, of Beggs, OK; Leonard Nash, of Tulsa, Ricky Von Nash, of Tulsa, and last but not least, their guide dog May…

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son – Ronald Nash,who died October 25, 2005, 3 brothers Eugene Nash, Freddie Nash and Johnie Higgins; a sister, Ernestine Row, and his stepmother, Rose Nash.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31 from 8:00am to 8:00pm and from 6:00 to 8:00pm with the family present at the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation, 1317 W. Poyntz Ave. A funeral service, with full military honors, will be held at the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, at 10:00am on Saturday, August 1st, with Rev. Helen Hutchison officiating.
Burial will follow at the Sunrise Cemetery, Manhattan.

The family request donations be made to the KSDS, Inc., Assistance Dogs 120 W. 7th Street, Washington, KS 66968 . For more information, to send an on-line condolence or a gift, visit

James Quinlan Posted 7/28/15

James Kenneth “Jim” Quinlan, age 87, of Manhattan, died July 25, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.

He was born April 10, 1928, in Manhattan, Kansas, the son of Leon Reed and Nellie (Valore) Quinlan.

Jim served in the United States Army following World War II in Japan.

He earned his bachelors and masters from Kansas State University in Entomology. He worked as a research entomologist for the United States Department of Agriculture for more than 30 years.

Jim was a member of the American Legion and was a former Boy Scout Leader.

He enjoyed socializing, fishing at Rocky Ford, and lived in Colorado, Mexico and Texas following his retirement.

Jim is survived by his four children: Cindy Quinlan of Manhattan, Mary Quinlan of Houston, TX, Mike Quinlan of Allen, TX, and Kristin Quinlan of Berkley, CA; one sister, Mary Wingate of Fort Collins, CO; and two grandchildren: James Tanner of Ada, OK, and Brianna Marcellais of Nederland, CO.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert.

Mr. Quinlan bequeathed his body to Kansas University Medical Center.

A Celebration of his Life and visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, August 8th, at the K-State Gardens and Quinlan Visitors Center, 1500 Denison Avenue, Manhattan, KS.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas State University Foundation for the K-State Gardens. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

Andrea Richter Posted 7/27/15

Andrea Caroline Richter, age 77 of Green, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Clay County
Medical Center.

She was born on April 5, 1938 in Idana, Kansas, the daughter of Russell E. and Irene Caroline (Lippe)
Green. She graduated from Clay County Community High School.

On October 12, 1956 at her parent’s home in Idana, she was married to R. Vance Richter. He survives at their home in Green.

Andrea was a farmer’s wife and homemaker and was proud that they had lived on the same property
and had the same mail box for their entire married lives. She was a member of the Zion Fancy Creek
United Methodist Church and enjoyed collecting antiques, especially dolls and tin dishes.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Lori Richter of Topeka and Terri Moses
and David of Wichita; one son, Brian Richter and Diana of Emmett; three sisters, Judy Kircher of
Concordia, Adair Hartman and Charles of Topeka and Faun Bauer and Bruce of Clay Center; one
brother, Mark Green and Marilee of Idana; six grandchildren, Sean and Derek McAlister, Andrew and
Aaron Moses and Justin and Adam Richter; two step grandchildren, Dustin Siegle and Dana Oxford
and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the Randolph United
Methodist Church with Pastor Sandy Ferguson and Garrett Kennedy officiating. Respect calls may be
made anytime Tuesday, where the family will receive friends from 7 until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday. Burial will
be in the Mayday Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established for Zion Fancy Creek United Methodist Church. Contributions
may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

Condolences may be left for the family at