Obituaries

Marilyn Taylor (Posted 07/16/18)

Marilyn Taylor, 80, of St. Paul, died Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Matelyn Retirement Community in St. Paul, Nebraska.
A Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018, from 2:00 pm till 4:00 pm at Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation in Manhattan, Kansas.

Soraya Rose Ciampa (Posted 07/08/18)

Soraya Rose Ciampa passed away on July 5, 2018, in Topeka, Kansas.
Soraya is survived by her parents Philip and Jennifer Ciampa along with her siblings Gracelyn, Lily, Jeremiah, Ezra, Isaiah and Timothy all of Manhattan, Kansas.  Paternal grandparents, Mike and Rita Smith of Las Vegas, Nevada; Maternal Grandparents, Tim and Lisa Kaufman of Clay Center, Kansas and DeWayne and Barbara Houchin of Bridgeport, Illinois; her uncle Michael Houchin of Clay Center, and numerous other family members.
A Graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Sunrise Cemetery, in Manhattan, KS.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation.

Grace LaVerne (Long) Knight (Posted 7/05/18)

Grace LaVerne (Long) Knight, 87, of Manhattan passed away Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at Via Christi Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Grace was born in Alliance, Nebraska on February 7, 1931, the daughter of the late Grace Leora (Smith) and Kenneth Laverne Long.
Mrs. Knight was the widow of Taylor “Bud” Knight. They were married on September 12, 1954, at the First Christian Church in Manhattan and were married for 61 years prior to his death in 2016.
Grace began working at Southwestern Bell in the 1940’s as a telephone operator.  For over 30 years Mr. and Mrs. Knight were the owners of the Knights Communication Service in Manhattan.  Grace also worked for Mitch’s Kwik Stop in Manhattan for 15 years.
Grace will be remembered for her great love and devotion to her family.
Grace is survived by a daughter, Daye Lynne Runion of Manhattan; sons, Mitchell (Sue) Knight of Leonardville and Douglas (Cathy) Knight of Franklin, Kentucky; and brother Doug (Jinna) Long also of Manhattan; also surviving are 3 grandchildren: Jesse (Deidre) Knight, Courtney (Sean) Galbraith and Whitney Knight; 3 great-grandchildren: Peyton and Makenzie Galbraith and Jax Fletcher.   Grace is preceded in death by her husband, Taylor “Bud” Knight; parents, sister, Betty Zoeller; and brother, Kenneth Long.
A Visitation will be held on September 13, 2018, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home. The Graveside will be held on September 14, 2018, at 11:00 AM at the Kansas Veteran’s Cemetery, Manhattan, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri and sent to the funeral home.
For more information, to send an online condolence or gift visit the funeral home website, irvinparkview.com.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation.

Lynda Reese Reid (Posted 7/03/2018)

Lynda Reese Reid, 74, of Manhattan, Kansas, died at home on December 3, 2017. She is survived by daughter, Donna (& Kirk) Crawford (California), brother Richard (& Kathy) Reese (Virginia), grandchildren, Kathleen and Jesse and nephews, David and Robbie.

Born in 1943 in Charlotte, North Carolina, beloved daughter of Florence and Richard Reese, Lynda is a graduate of both Anandale High School and Radford University in Virginia, She put her teaching career on hold after marrying Army Lt. Michael Reid of Washington and giving birth to her daughter. She managed life as an Army wife and often single mother with grace, utilizing both her educational training and her creativity. She settled in Manhattan with her family in 1976.

She taught at Junction City’s Junior High/Middle School, until her retirement, impacting the lives of many youth, both in the classroom and out. A lover of animals, music and people alike, she was known for her quick wit and friendly demeanor.

An informal memorial to celebrate her life will be held at Cico Park on July 10, 2018 at 6pm at the Cico Park Kiwanis Shelter located near Avery and Robinson. Please bring a potluck dish and memories to share. Any donations should be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (NY, NY) or the Prevent Cancer Foundation (Alexandria, VA) in lieu of flowers.

Wilma F. Philbrook (Posted 7/03/2018)

Wilma F. Philbrook, 89, of Wamego, passed away, Sunday, June 24th, at Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan, Riley County. She was the wife of Richard Philbrook and a member of the Wamego First United Methodist Church. Services are will be announced later by Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan.