Obituaries

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Robert Buchanan Posted 12/13/14

Robert C. Buchanan, age 83 of Manhattan, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the Good
Shepherd Hospice House.

He was born on June 20, 1931 in Manhattan, the son of Claude L. and Letta Mae (Caleson) Buchanan.

He graduated from Manhattan High School in 1949. He joined the U.S. Air Force after high school and
was proud that he serviced President Eisenhower’s plane in Denver.

On November 21, 1953 at the chapel of Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado, he was married to Alma M.
Adamson. She survives of the home.

He was the owner of Robert C. Buchanan, Inc. which included a trucking company, livestock, the Riley
Elevator and RB Outpost. He attended church his entire life and most recently was a member of the
Harbour Church. He served on the Riley County Board of Zoning Appeals, Riley County Rural Water
District #1 and a board member for Youth for Christ. He loved to hunt and fish, especially trout fishing
in the mountains.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Debra Wahl and husband Ralph of Manhattan,
Robert “Buck” Buchanan, Jr. and wife Karla of Leonardville and Pamella Laird and husband Todd of
Converse, Texas; one sister-in-law, Karyl Buchanan of Arkansas; six grandchildren; nine great
grandchildren and three step grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Ronald D. Buchanan.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, December 15, 2014 at the Anderes-Pfeifley
Funeral Home in Riley with Rob Kirkpatrick officiating. Respect calls may be made anytime Sunday,
where the family will receive friends from 3 – 4:30 P.M. Sunday. Burial will be in the Sedalia Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for Samaritan’s Purse. Contributions may be left in care of the
Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

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

Maxine Enoch Posted 12/16/14

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Maxine Faye Enoch, age 95 of Manhattan, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at the
Leonardville Nursing Home.

She was born on July 2, 1919 at the Mayday Township in northern Riley County, Kansas, the daughter
of Clarence Hamilton and Verna (Nelson) Inman. She graduated from Manhattan High School.

On November 30, 1941, she was married to Mark Enoch. He preceded her in death in 2002.
Maxine was a homemaker and helped her husband with his Mobil Oil business. She was a member of
the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan. She was a great cook and she and Mark were avid
card players.

She is survived by three sons, Steve Enoch and wife Sandy, Lou Enoch and wife Mary and Mike Enoch
and wife Kathy, all of Manhattan; two daughters, Patricia Ross and husband Ed of Great Falls, Virginia
and Susan Schardein and husband Bill of Manhattan; twelve grandchildren and eight great
grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Becky Erichson; three brothers,
Cecil Inman, Orval Inman and Lyman Inman and two sisters, Ethel Inman and Beulah Johnson.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, December 19, 2014 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral
Home in Riley, with Pastor Dwight Diller officiating. Respect calls may be made anytime Thursday; the
family will receive friends from 7 – 8:00 P.M. that evening. Burial will be in the Sunrise Cemetery in
Manhattan.

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

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

Frederick Golladay Posted 12/15/14

Frederick Brimer Golladay, 86, of Manhattan, Kansas, formerly of Belvue, Kansas, died December 12, 2014, at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community. He was a life-long resident of the area.

Fritz was born July 2, 1928, in rural Pottawatomie County, Kansas, the son of Rufus L. and Dorothy Uhlrig Golladay. He attended local schools and Kansas State University. Fritz served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

For a short time, he worked as service station attendant but his poor health required him to need care early on.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 18, 2014, at Greenwood Cemetery, south of Belvue. He will lie-in-state from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. ,on Thursday, at Campanella-Evans Mortuary in Wamego. Friends may gather at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. to process to the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Stoneybrook Retirement Community, and those may be sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be made at www.campanellafuneral.com.

Lucille Hart Posted 12/14/14

Lucille Hart, age 84, a longtime Manhattan resident died December 13, 2014, at St. Luke’s East Hospital, in Lee’s Summit, MO.

She was born January 1, 1930, in Flush, Kansas, the daughter of Otto and Louise (Bechtel) Oppy.

On June 30, 1947, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ogden, she was married to Robert D. Hart, Sr.

Mrs. Hart was a homemaker.

She was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church and previously the Altar Society. Lucille was a loving and devoted wife and mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband on September 17, 1972. She was also preceded in death by her two siblings: Henry Oppy and Josephine Grossnickle; and three grandchildren: Jacob, Jessie and Theresa Hart.

Survivors include her six sons: Bob Hart and his wife Charlotte of Manhattan, Richard Hart and his wife Dora of Yorba Linda, CA, Steve Hart and his wife Michelle of Independence, MO, Alan Hart and his wife Jane of Simpsonville, SC, Daniel Hart of Topeka, KS, and Jim Hart and his wife Hope of Lee’s Summit, MO; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday at Seven Dolors Catholic Church with Father Joseph Popelka. Interment will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan, KS.

A Christian Wake Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Monday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel.

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

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

Dora Karsmizki Posted 12/17/14

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Dora June Karsmizki, age 83, of Manhattan, died December 15, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

She was born June 11, 1931, in Galesburg, Illinois, the daughter of John and Ethel (McBride) Uhlman.

Mrs. Karsmizki was a homemaker and had owned and operated from Flavor Maid Donut Shop in Village Plaza for several years.

She was a member of the Manhattan Country Club and the Manhattan Women’s Bowling Association.

June enjoyed playing golf and bowling, watching sports on TV and was a fan of K-State Sports, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Chicago Cubs. She loved spending time with everyone and enjoyed playing bingo and her casino trips.

On March 25, 1958, in Topeka, Kansas, she was married to Raymond C. Karsmizki. Mr. Karsmizki preceded her in death on August 26, 2013. She was also preceded in death by her two sons, Richard and Ronald.

Survivors include her two children: Debb Nutter and her husband Kevin of Eskridge, KS, and Rob Karsmizki and his girlfriend Connie Rein of Manhattan; one brother, Leon Uhlmann of Galesburg, IL; four grandchildren: Kelly Knutson, Kacy Fairhurst, Kerry Knutson and Jared Karsmizki; and nine great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, December 19th, at the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan, Kansas, with Reverend Ben Duerfeldt officiating. Family and friends are invited to meet at 10:30 AM Friday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home for a brief prayer service and to form a procession to the cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 PM Thursday 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 Good Shepherd Hospice House. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

Charles Meyer Posted 12/16/14

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Charles Edward Meyer, age 91, passed away at his home in Manhattan on December 15, 2014.

Charlie was born on June 1, 1923 in Leonardville, the eighth of nine children and son of Charles and
Minnie (Nelson) Meyer. He spent his formative years in Leonardville and graduated from high school
there in 1942. He served in the United States Navy as a Seaman First Class from 1943-46 during
World War II on the USS Hector and Owens in the South Pacific. After the War, Charlie trained as a
master craftsman carpenter and also a master craftsman upholsterer in Kansas.

He married Bertha Mackender in Leonardville on February 20th, 1949. They built four houses in
Manhattan while Charlie began a career as an upholsterer. He owned and operated Meyer Upholstery
in Manhattan from 1957-85. He sang in a local barbershop chorus, the Tuttleaires for many years.

Charlie loved his family, horses, pugs named BoJo, playing pitch, singing songs, going dancing, telling
a funny story, and doing good work well. His jovial spirit has touched many lives.

Charlie is survived by his wife Bert; his children, Charles Meyer and wife Susy, Pam Henning and
husband Leo; his sisters, Opal Hayden and Patricia Ward; and his grandchildren, Kate, Anna, Jacob,
Charles, and Colby.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, December 19, 2014 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral
Home in Riley, with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating. Respect calls may be made anytime Thursday; the
family will receive friends from 6 – 7:00 P.M. that evening. Burial will be in the Leonardville United
Methodist Cemetery, southeast of Leonardville.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Homecare and Hospice of Manhattan.

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

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

Bea Mullin Posted 12/16/14

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Phoebe Alice “Bea” Mullin, age 94, of Manhattan, died December 13, 2014, at Meadowlark Hills – Lyle House.

She was born May 27, 1920, in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Edwin and Mabel Schomer. She lived the majority of her life in Overland Park, Kansas, moving to Manhattan in 2009.

On August 30, 1939, she was married to John Edward Mullin in Council Bluffs, Iowa, who preceded her in death on March 23, 1973.

For most of her life she was a homemaker, but after the death of her husband, she worked for Farmers Insurance Group in Kansas City.

She was the fourth of seven children. All of her brothers and sisters preceded her in death except Roland Schomer of Ralston, NE. She had four children, John Edward Mullin, Jr., who preceded her in death on November 5, 1995, and his wife Marilyn of Lawrenceville, GA; Robert Mullin and his wife Helen of Lee’s Summit, MO, Richard Mullin and his wife Gretchen of St. George, UT, and Dennis Mullin and his wife Rhonda of Manhattan, KS. Bea had eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Bea was unselfish, always wanting others to enjoy themselves above her own desires. She enjoyed cooking for large family gatherings and having family and friends around. She knew no strangers, enjoyed people and was a true servant to others. Her house was always open to friends and family no matter what time of the day or night. Foremost, she was a dedicated wife and mother.

She attended Faith Evangelical Free Church in Manhattan. There will be a memorial service at Meadowlark Hills’ Community Room on Tuesday, December 23rd, at 11:00 AM with Pastor Steve Ratliff officiating. She will be buried in Overland Park at the Johnson County Memorial Gardens Cemetery next to her husband on January 17th, 2015.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Meadowlark Hills Foundation for the Lyle House. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue. Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Lois Stigge Posted 12/15/14

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Lorna C. Stigge, age 87, was taken to her Lord’s eternal home on December 12th, 2014 at the
Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. She died from complications of a stroke.
Lorna was born in the family home in the Linn-Palmer area of Washington County on April 5,
1927. Her parents were Karl William and Clara (Meyer) Blanken. She was baptized on April
10, 1927, confirmed on April 6, 1941 and married on August 18, 1946 to her husband of 68
years, Dr. Norbert Stigge. All of these events were at St. John Lutheran Church near Palmer,
KS.

During World War II, while Norbert was serving in Europe, she awaited his return working at a
jewelry store in Marysville, KS. After their marriage, she was a sales clerk at J.C. Penney in
Wichita. While her husband was in optometry school in Memphis, she was a parts supervisor
for H&M tractor parts company. Norbert and Lorna maintained close and lasting friendships
with several couples they met during their time in Memphis. She worked briefly in a bank in

Wichita and then at Kansas State University after Norbert opened his optometric practice in
August of 1953 in Manhattan.

Primarily Lorna was a homemaker, raising her two children. They could not have had a better
mom. In addition to providing them structure in both faith and proper behavior, she attended
almost all of their activities and often volunteered to provide transportation to their friends as
well. She continued that with her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran
church in Manhattan. She taught Sunday school and served on the Altar Guild. She visited the
members of the church who were not able to attend church. She was active in the Lutheran

Women’s Missionary League on a local and zone basis. She participated in local politics,
serving as a precinct committee woman and voted in every election. She was active in the
Kansas Optometric Auxiliary. She assisted Norbert in his various positions within the Kansas

Optometric Association, Jaycees and Lions Club as well as assisting both her husband and her
son in their optometric practice. Her later years were spent continuing to be active in church
and family activities as much as she was able.

Lorna is survived by her husband Norbert, her son Douglas Stigge and his wife Kayla of
Manhattan, her daughter Debbie Payne of Salina, her five grandchildren, Justin Stigge and his
wife, Meghan of Shawnee KS, Raegen Barger and her husband, Andy of Albuquerque NM,

Kevin Payne and his wife, Chelsea of Salina KS, Shannon Payne of Manhattan and Jenna
Stigge attending Ottawa University. Lorna has three great-grandchildren, Coleman and Ian
Stigge, and Sawyer Barger, three sisters, Nora Goodin and husband Sam, of Clay Center, Mary

Ann Mall of Clay Center, and Lylah McCosh and husband Kenneth of Manhattan. She is also
survived by one brother, Elmer Blanken and wife Velma of Leavenworth, KS and she is survived
by a Sister-in-Law Loretta Blanken of Linn. She leaves many nieces and nephews who were all
very special to her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Clarence and Ernie Blanken, and one
sister, Wilda Helms. Also preceding her in death were her brothers in law, Lawrence Helms,
and Duane Mall and sisters in law, Margie Blanken and Ruby Blanken.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday December 18, 2014 at the St. Luke’s Lutheran

Church 330 Sunset Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas with Pastor Michael J. Schmidt officiating.
Interment will follow in the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley, Manhattan, Kansas.

Visitation will be from 6:00 pm until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday Dec. 17 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-
Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Hour Ministries, the Lutheran Women’s

Missionary League or to the donor’s choice 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:
www.ymlfuneralhome.com.

Lorna was a good example for her devotion to her faith, family and country. She usually
succeeded in being kind and pleasant to all, even to her last days. Her family and friends
mourn her death but rejoice in the fullness of her life that she received solely through the grace
of her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Julia Travis Posted 12/16/14

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Julia “Ellen” Travis, 95, longtime Manhattan area resident, died Sunday evening, December 14,

2014, at Frankfort Community Care Home in Frankfort, Kansas, where she had been a resident
since August of 2012.

She was born on Mothers’ Day, May 11, 1919, in Beattie, Kansas, the daughter of George Oscar
Giles and Henrietta Alta (Davey) Giles.

The family moved to a farm north of Olsburg when she was a few years old and she lived most
of her life in the Manhattan area.

Ellen worked at cleaning private homes for many years, then worked as a housekeeper at St.
Mary’s Hospital in Manhattan until she retired.

She was married to Hugh Travis on October 26, 1941, in Manhattan, Kansas. He preceded her in
death on April 5, 1975.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; three sisters; and two grandsons.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Ann Shry and her husband, Bob, Gore, Okla.; a son, Jim
Travis and his wife Jean, St. George; two sisters, Loretta “Toots” Swart, and Peggy Giles, both
of Manhattan; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.
Family and friends may call anytime Thursday evening and up until service time at the
Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2014, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-
Londeen Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in the Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan.

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

Memorials have been established for the Frankfort Community Care Home, Frankfort, Kansas
and for the Meadowlark Hospice, Clay Center, Kansas. Contributions may be left in care of the
Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.