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Neola Bruns Posted 11/20/15
Neola B. Bruns, age 85, of Papillion, Nebraska and formerly of Manhattan, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at Victoria Gardens in Bellevue, Nebraska.
She was born on February 1, 1930 in Stockdale, the daughter of Royal B. and Mary Ellen (Henton) Springer.
On November 6, 1949, she married Donald Bruns and they were happily married for 56 years until Donald’s passing in 2006.
Her family remembers Neola as a warm and loving woman who will be sorely missed.
She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Lavoie of Papillion NE; granddaughters, Michelle Kelley (Seth Kelley) of Papillion and Stephanie Walker (Dan Walker) of Dallas; one sister, Beulah Litle and three great grandchildren, Emma, Cody and Addison Kelley.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, November 23, 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 5 until 7:00 P.M. Sunday. Burial will be in the Riley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sedalia Community Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.pfeifleyfuneralhome.com.
Lois Fink Posted 11/19/15
Lois (Loeffler) Fink, 100, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2015, at Homestead Assisted Living Facility, Manhattan. Lois was the daughter of George and Callie Loeffler, born and raised on the family farm in Rooks County, west of Stockton. She graduated summa cum laude from Stockton High School in 1933, and after completing “Normal Training”, she taught grades 1 through 8 at Liberty School, District 66, Alcona Township, and another year at a school near Phillipsburg. Lois graduated from Strickler’s Topeka Business College in 1936, and moved to Manhattan to work for the Agricultural Adjustment Administration as a switchboard operator and administrative secretary. She met Lorrin A. Fink of Chase County in Topeka, and they were married in Manhattan, in November 1940. Lois returned to Rooks County with her infant daughter, Sherry, to stay with her parents on the farm, while Lorrin served in World War II. The young family became permanent Manhattan residents in 1945. Lois was a homemaker, active volunteer for the Kansas Arthritis Foundation, served on the Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, was a member of both the Zoning Appeals and Human Relations Boards in Manhattan, served on the Manhattan City Commission, and worked for Arthur- Green as a bookkeeper for several years. She helped to establish Youth, Inc., which became Manhattan Youth Care, a home for mistreated and neglected boys, and was the treasurer for the organization. She was active in Tri Delta Mothers, Family and Consumer Education units, and many activities of the First United Methodist Church, where she was a member for over 50 years. Lois enjoyed Kansas State athletics as a longtime season ticket holder for football and men’s and women’s basketball. Lois was proud to be a member of the Kansas State University Foundation. Lois maintained her ties to Rooks County as the agent for Loeffler Farms, encompassing a section of land jointly owned with her sister, Betty Mavis (Loeffler) Fletcher, which was part of the original farm owned by their parents.
Mrs. Fink’s family includes a sister, Mavis Fletcher, Manhattan; two daughters: Sherry Denton, (Jeff) Salina, Jan Converse, (Curtis) Colorado Springs, CO; son-in-law Bob Dearborn, Ankeny, IA; seven granddaughters, and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Mildred Loeffler, her husband, Lorrin, and a daughter, Rebecca (Beccy) Dearborn.
The family will host a visitation at Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 Poyntz, Manhattan, from 6 to 8pm on Friday, November 20. Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Manhattan, on Saturday November 21 at 10am, with internment to follow at Sunrise Cemetery. Lunch will be served at the church after the graveside services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Kansas Arthritis Foundation, in care of the funeral home.
The family wishes to express appreciation to the nurses and staff of Homestead for their dedicated and compassionate care over the last eight years.
Janice Gable Posted 11/24/15
Janice L. “Jan” Gable, age 81, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Monday morning, November 23, 2015, at her
home following an extended illness.
She was born on May 3, 1934, in Manhattan, Kansas, the daughter of Ralph Orville and Virginia F.
(Docking) Bigford. Jan attended Bluemont elementary school in Manhattan until her family moved to
Wamego when she was in the sixth grade. She then attended Wamego schools, graduating from
Wamego High in 1952.
On November 30, 1952, at the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan, she was united in marriage
to Robert E. “Bob” Gable. Together they made their home in Manhattan.
Jan was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. After her children were grown she went to work for the
Kansas Farm Bureau where she was as an underwriter, retiring in 1996 after thirty years.
Her memberships included the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan and Chapter IL of PEO.
Other memberships include the Riley County Historical Society, Riley County Genealogical Society and
the Deep Creek Needlecraft Club. Through the years Jan was a devoted volunteer for numerous
organizations including Sunflower CASA, Mercy Regional Health Center Auxiliary and Bluemont
elementary school. She was a master flower gardener, enjoyed quilting and was a former piano teacher.
She will be remembered for her kind, warm and outgoing personality and for her heartfelt care to
others, especially those who were disadvantaged.
She is survived by her husband, Robert E. “Bob” Gable, of Manhattan. Also surviving are two daughters:
Debbie Gable, Olathe, Kansas and Susan Gable, Waverly, Iowa. One sister: Jane Smith, Houston, Texas,
two grandchildren: Ben and Becky Fiser, both of Waverly, Iowa; a sister-in-law: Marie Dinsmore, Kansas
City, KS; four nieces and one nephew also survive.
Jan was preceded in death by her parents and by one son: Robert K. Gable who died in 2009.
The family will receive friends during a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November
27, 2015, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.
Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 27, 2015, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-
Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Patrick McLaughlin officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later
date in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.
To leave an on-line condolence or special message for the family, please visit the funeral home website
Memorials have been established for the Alzheimer’s Association and for the First United Methodist
Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616
Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
Earl Parkhurst Posted 11/23/15
Earl LeRoy Parkhurst, 54. of Wamego, Kansas, died Monday, November 23, 2015, at Aldersgate Village in Topeka. He was a long-time resident of the area.
Earl was born April 19, 1961, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, the son of George and Marjorie Lowry Parkhurst.
Earl was a truck driver hauling mostly rock and concrete. He worked for several local companies including Blenn Trucking, Midwest Concrete, Steel and Pipe Supply and Meier’s.
He loved the outdoors and enjoyed doing yardwork. He also enjoyed his weekly poker games with friends. After becoming ill, Earl spent many hours as a volunteer, reading to preschoolers at Three Rivers.
Earl married Christine Holley on December 31, 1981, in Wamego. She survives at their home in Wamego.
He is also survived by his mother, Marjorie Marthaler, Mena, Arkansas; his brothers, Richard Warner, Raymond Warner, Mike Warner, George Parkhurst and Bill Parkhurst. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robin Parkhurst.
Graveside inurnment services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at Wamego City Cemetery in Wamego, Kansas. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., on Monday, at Campanella-Evans Mortuary in Wamego. They suggest memorial contributions to the Earl Parkhurst Memorial Fund, and those may be sent in care of the Mortuary. Online condolences may be made at www.campanellafuneral.com.
B. Arlene Peterson Posted 11/23/15
B. Arlene Peterson, age 86 of Manhattan, died peacefully surrounded by her family Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Via Christi Hospital.
She was born on May 11, 1929 in Sabetha, the youngest of ten children of Sylvan and Bertha (Wegman) Aeschliman.
On October 14, 1951, she was married to Raymond Peterson. He preceded her in death on April 16, 2004.
She worked at Johns Creamery for many years and also Zarda Dairy until her retirement in 1988. She enjoyed crocheting, fishing, all K-State sports and the Royals.
She is survived by two sons, Dennis Peterson and Donise of Manhattan and Rodney Peterson and Pam of Topeka; one daughter, Brenda Peterson-Smith and Tom of Lawrence; four granddaughters, Lacy, Valerie, Stacey and Christy; two step granddaughters, Trisha and Raven; two great grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dorothy Aeschliman, sister-in-law, Peggy Norman and Mervin and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; nine siblings, Melvin, Marion, Clarence, Sylvan, Wilbur, Clyde, Suzie, Edith and Helen and all of their spouses; one daughter-in-law, Kathy Peterson and one sister-in-law, Maxine Soldan and Jean.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley with Pastor Kevin Larson 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 Crooked Creek Cemetery, north of Leonardville.
A memorial may be made to the Via Christi Village Residence’s Activity Fund. Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.pfeifleyfuneralhome.com.
Larry Zentz Posted 11/20/15
Larry Raymond Francis Zentz, age 73, of Manhattan, died November 18, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.
He was born January 16, 1942, in Clay Center, Kansas, the son of Raymond Leroy and Florence Irene (Harrison) Zentz.
Larry served for four years in the United States Marine Corps in field artillery fire control and was discharged at the rank of Corporal. He had received the Good Conduct Medal and the Rifle Marksmanship Badge.
He worked for 46 years at Kansas State University and retired as the Fire Inspector. He also farmed the family farm east of Manhattan on his evening and weekends.
Larry was a member of Grace Baptist Church and enjoyed maintaining the farm and house and his G.I. Joe models. He was always busy and loved to work hard.
On August 9, 1976, in Manhattan, he was married to Jin Ok Song. Mrs. Zentz survives at their home in Manhattan. Additional survivors include his son, Charles Zentz of Manhattan; and three brothers: Garry Zentz of West Des Moines, IA, and Marvin Zentz of Manhattan as well as Don Zentz.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents and by brother Alvin and sister Marilyn.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday at the Grace Baptist Church, 2901 Dickens Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas, with Reverend Bill Gasser officiating. Inurnment with military honors will follow in the Kansas Veteran’s Cemetery at Fort Riley west of Manhattan.
Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.