Obituaries

 

OBITUARIES (2)

BILL BERRY – Posted 12/8/2016

unnamedBill Berry, age 79, of St. George, died December 6, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

He was born October 19, 1937, in Wakeeney, Kansas, the son of Virgil and Jessie (Hammar) Berry. Bill graduated from St. George High School in 1956.

He was a machinist and had worked for Allied Viking and then McCall Pattern Company retiring in 1993.

Bill was a member of the National Greyhound Association and liked coaching his sons’ baseball teams, farming, raising and running greyhounds and working was his hobbie.

On October 13, 1956, in Clay Center, Kansas, he was married to Glenna Adolph.  Mrs. Berry survives of the home.  Additional survivors include four children: Rusty Berry and his wife Lynne of Leonardville, Sherry Smith and her husband Gordon of Manhattan, Rick Berry and his wife Melanie of Manhattan, and Steve Berry and his wife Karen of Springfield, MO; one brother: Lonny Berry and his wife Carolyn of Garnett, KS; seven grandchildren: Alicia Scofield (Rob), A.J. Berry (Calley), Lindsay Lauppe (Craig), Craig Berry, Max, Jacob and Stevi Kay Berry; and five great-grandchildren: Gracie and Mason Scofield, Macy and Rowdy Rusty Berry and Everly Lauppe.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Friday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery southeast of Manhattan.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. 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 Meadowlark Hills Foundation for Bramlage House or the Good Shepherd Hospice House.  Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.


BETTY JO KIRBY – Posted 12/4/2016

Betty Jo Kirby, age 91, of St. George, died December 1, 2016, at the Via Christi Hospital Emergency Room.

She was born January 21, 1925, in Chelsea, Oklahoma, the daughter of Elmer P. and Crystal C. (Oasley) Beasley, and had been an area resident since1966.

Mrs. Kirby graduated from high school in Pittsburg, Kansas.

On December 24, 1947, in Vancouver, Washington, she was married to Delbert D. Kirby.  Mr. Kirby preceded her in death on September 11, 2005.

Mrs. Kirby was the Bookkeeping Supervisor for Citizens State Bank in Manhattan from 1968 until her retirement on June 3, 1992.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan.  She enjoyed the lunch meeting at the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center and was an avid walker at Manhattan Town Center.  She took great care of her house and yard and lived through the depression and WWII.  She was very proud of her family and loved spending time and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her two children: Steve Kirby and his wife Debbie of St. George, and Deb Long and her husband John of Wamego; five grandchildren: J.D. Kirby (Libby), Alicia Prignitz (Andrew), Melissa Snyder, Brent Long and Crystal Conrad (Travis); seven great-grandchildren and she was looking forward to her eighth to be born in January.

Betty Jo was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: Don and Glen Beasley.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30 P.M. Tuesday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.  Private family inurnment will be in the Valley View Memorial Gardens Cemetery east 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 Riley County Seniors’ Service Center.  Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.


MARK L. SCOTT – Posted 12/1/2016

scottmark-obit-photoMark L. Scott, age 54, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Monday, November 28, 2016, at his home.

He was born on August 26, 1962, in Burden, Kansas the son of Dale L. “Bud” and Betty L. (Bogner) Scott. Mark was raised in Burden where he attended school, graduating from Central of Burden High School.

Following his high school graduation he attended Cowley County Community College earning his Associates degree and then Kansas State University where he earned his B.S. degree in Animal Science. Mark worked at the Agronomy Farm at Kansas State University prior to going to work part time for the Veterinary Medicine Hospital at Kansas State where he drove the Wildcat Express in addition to farming.

In recent years he worked full time operating the Scott Farm as well as helping with numerous other farms in the Deep Creek and Zeandale communities.

He was a member of the Riley County Livestock Association, Past Board Member of the Riley County Farm Bureau, served on the Zeandale Township Board where he helped maintain and clear roads and assisted with overseeing the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. He was also a volunteer fireman for the Riley County Firefighters in the Zeandale Community, member of the Blue Valley Pork Producers, served on the Extension Ag Program Development Committee and had recently been accepted into the Leadership Sorghum Class. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, horseback riding and enjoying the company of his dog “Bandit.”

On August 6, 1982, in Arkansas City, Kansas, he was united in marriage to the former Donnell J. Sanborn. She survives of their home. Also surviving is their son: Jason Scott and his wife Carmen of Manhattan, his two brothers: Ron Scott and Mike Scott, both of Burden, Kansas, his sister: Janet Sullivan and her husband Bob of Claremore, Oklahoma and his nieces: Julia Hicks (Phillip), Leah Finnegan (Paul) and nephew: Travis Sullivan.

Mark was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 4 th , 2016, at the Yorgensen-Meloan- Londeen Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 5, 2016, at the Yorgensen-Meloan- Londeen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Leslye Haller officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery near his home.

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

A memorial has been established for the Riley County 4-H foundation. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan- Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.