Thomas Berry Posted 8/28/15

Thomas Andrew Berry, known to many as “Tom”, 49, of Manhattan, KS, passed away Wednesday, August 26th, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan, KS.

Tom was born in Kansas City , MO on September 2, 1965, the son of Mary Anne (Lewis) Berry, and the late Edgar F. Berry. Tom received his GED while in Belton, MO, served in the U.S. Army, and worked for the Burlington-Northern-Santa Fe Railroad as an Engineer out of Kansas City.

Tom is survived by his mother, Mary Anne Berry, of Manhattan; a brother, Robert L. Berry, and his wife, Cindy Berry, of Athens, TX; two sisters, Judy L. Scharmann, and her husband, Larry Scharmann, of Lincoln, NE; Susan D. Fattig, of Palm Springs, CA; and his stepmother Betty Weddle, and her husband, Roger Weddle, of Lexington, MO. Tom was preceded in death by his father, Edgar Berry.

The funeral service will be held at the Grace Baptist Church, 2901 Dickens Dr., Manhattan, KS, at 9:00am on Monday, August 31st, with Pastor Bill Gasser – officiating. The casket will be open at the church from, 8:30 until the time of the service. Burial will follow at the Lexington Memorial Gardens, Lexington, MO at- 3:00pm.

The family request donations to the American Heart Association and be sent in care of the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation.

For more information-, to send an on-line condolence, or to send a gift, visit the funeral home web site at: Arrangements by Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation.

Carey Brisbin Jr. Posted 8/30/15


Carey Nelson Brisbin, Jr., age 88, of Manhattan, Kansas, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015, at the
Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

He was born on March 23, 1927, in St. George, Kansas the son of Carey Nelson Brisbin, Sr. and Florence
(Fleiss) Brisbin. He attended the local grade schools and graduated from St. George High School in the
class of 1945. Following his high school graduation he served with the United States Army until his
honorable discharge on December 7, 1946.

Carey drove a feed truck delivering feed to farmers. He also worked for the Peddicord Grain Company in
the alfalfa mill and dehydrator and retired from the KSU Power plant in 1988 after 26 years of service.

After his retirement from KSU he drove for Briggs motors for another 20 years before his health
prevented him from further work.

Carey was a former member of the Eagles Club, Elks Club and American Bowling Congress of Manhattan;
an inactive member of the IOOF Lodge Louisville/Wamego; and a life member of the American Legion in
Wamego and Manhattan Post 17. His pastimes included roller skating, playing cards, bowling, sports,
and in his later years he liked visiting the casinos.

On October 23, 1955, he was married to Merna Kensing in the Methodist church at Wamego, Kansas.
They would have celebrated 60 years of marriage this October. Merna survives at their home in Manhattan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children: Virginia (Bill) Nowland, Manhattan; Gary
Brisbin, Manhattan; and Brenda Brisbin; Wamego. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Christopher
(Kristen) Nowland, Manhattan; Melissa (Todd) Gamino, Manhattan; Cassandra (Chase) Elliott, San Diego,
CA; Crystal Nowland and Devyn Brisbin; Manhattan. Five great grandchildren: Britney, Bradley and Eric
Nowland, Manhattan; Colton and Cooper Elliott, San Diego, CA; and another due in February. Several
nieces and nephews also survice.

Carey was preceded in death by three brothers: Robert, Manford and James Brisbin and by two sisters:
Betty Hoffman and Nadine Bascellia.

The family will receive friends during a visitation from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, 2015,
at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-
Londeen Funeral Chapel with Carol A. Francis, Chaplain Via Christi Hospital officiating. Interment with
military honors will be at the St. George Cemetery, St. George, Kansas.

To leave an online condolence or special message for the family, please visit the funeral home website


Memorials may be made to the Johnson Cancer Research Center at KSU, the Good Shepherd Hospice
House, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-
Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Cameron Poe Posted 8/31/15

Poe PicCameron Jordan Poe, 29, of Wamego, KS, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at his home.

Cameron was born April 11, 1986 in Manhattan, KS, the son of Renzie M. Poe, III and Terri L. (Davidson) Poe. He graduated from Wamego High School in 2004, followed by attending Garden City Junior College and then Highland Community College. He had just enrolled and was ready to start school at Manhattan Area Technical College.

He was an outstanding athlete, especially in high school football and was a member of the Garden City Junior College team. He kept things organized and tidy. He loved listening to his music, but also appreciated his quiet time and winding down. He would do anything to help anybody, caring about people and animals having their needs.

Cameron is survived by his parents, Renzie Poe, III and wife Terri, of Wamego; his brother, Renzie Poe, IV, U.S. Air Force, Germany; a grandfather, Renzie Poe, Jr., of Manhattan, KS; his aunts and uncles: Kelvin and Cindy Poe, of Wamego, KS, Mike and Ann Davidson, of Hutchinson, KS, Theresa and Willie Stinson, of California, Janevelyn and Gerald Poe-Davis, of Manhattan, KS; and his cousins: Isaac, Kendall, Jasmine, Willie, Tanecia, Michelle, Amy, and Aaron.. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Lula Poe, and John and Jean Davidson.

Funeral services for Cameron will be held at 10:30a.m. Friday, September 4, 2015 at Trinity Baptist Church of Wamego. Burial will follow in Wamego City Cemetery. He will lie in-state beginning at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, at the Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego, where the family will greet friends during visitation from 7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Community Health Ministry-Wamego, to go toward helping children with needs, and may be left in care of the Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego, PO Box 48, 66547. Condolences may also be left at

Bob Wilcox Posted 8/28/15

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Robert Alvin “Bob” Wilcox, age 96, of Manhattan, died August 27, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

He was born October 3, 1918, in Nunda, South Dakota, the son of Leroy Henry and Anna Christine (Highstreet) Wilcox. He grew up on a farm and after high school labored with the Civilian Conservation Corps to help out his family during the Great Depression.

While working his way through college, Bob joined ROTC and was called to active duty in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, serving as a radio mechanic.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1945, a Master’s Degree in 1949, and a PhD. in Biochemistry and Poultry Science in 1960, all from South Dakota State University. He was a Formula Feed Quality Control Specialist in Extension Services with the Grain Science Department at Kansas State University from 1965 until his retirement in 1988.

Bob was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Sunflower Lions Club, and the American Chemical Society. He served on the Memorial Hospital Board from 1972 to 1982.

Following retirement Bob was very active as a volunteer for a number of Manhattan community organizations, including Flint Hills Breadbasket, Homecare & Hospice, Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, Lutheran Help, and Friendship Meals delivery. He became known for his cheery greeting: “It’s a beautiful day!”

Bob enjoyed photography, bowling, and genealogy. He traveled to all 50 states and many places around the world including Norway, Russia, Egypt, Israel, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Canada and Mexico.

On January 1, 1943, in Brookings, South Dakota, he was married to Norma Margrette Kjenstad. Norma preceded him in death on February 24, 1997. On May 23, 2001, in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, he was married to Linda L. Ubel.

Survivors include his wife Linda Ubel of Manhattan; three daughters: Norma Barnes of Sioux Falls, SD, Sonia Katzer and her husband Bill of Boulder, CO, and Jane Chavez of Lucile, ID; four siblings: Ruth Casper of Madison, SD, Vera Peterson and her husband Stan of Nevada, IA, Archie Wilcox of Richland, WA, and Earl Wilcox and his wife Eleanor of Chantilly, VA; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Bob was also preceded in death by his parents and by five siblings: Ardelle Carr; Harold, Leland, Walter, and Duane

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 1st, at Peace Lutheran Church, 2500 Kimball Avenue, Manhattan, with Pastor Michael Ide officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan, Kansas.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30 P.M. Monday, August 31st, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice House or Peace Lutheran Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Judy Woodworth Posted 8/28/15

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Judy Ann Woodworth, age 74 of Manhattan, passed away August 26, 2015.

She was born on December 10, 1940 in Great Bend, the daughter of William Frederick and Helen Marie (Brown) Tittel.

On November 18, 1988 at Sedalia Community Church, she was married to Herb Woodworth. He survives at their home in Manhattan.

Judy was an office professional in the Vet Med Department at Kansas State University. She loved her dogs and traveling to Colorado, especially Estes Park.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Chandra Ruthstrom and Terry of Leonardville; one son, Steve Toburen of St. George; one brother, Gary Tittel and Connie of Wakefield and two grandchildren, Stephanie and Austin Toburen.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ashley Ruthstrom.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating. Respect calls may be made anytime Sunday, where the family will receive friends from 3 – 4:00 P.M. Sunday afternoon. Burial will be in the Leonardville Cemetery.

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, Kansas.

Condolences may be left for the family at