Obituaries

Dixie Everson (Posted 1/23/20)

Dixie Everson, age 94, of Manhattan, died Monday January 20, 2020, at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan.

Dixie was born on July 20, 1925, the daughter of Jessie L. and William Worrel in Manhattan, Kansas.  She was raised in the Zeandale community east of Manhattan and lived there for 81 years.  She then moved to Manhattan to a retirement community.

She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan, the United Methodist Church Women’s Association, a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion in Manhattan. Dixie also was a member of the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center, a former 4-H leader and a member of the Merry Matron Club.

She was a housewife and worked for the Manhattan Medical Center for many years, and also the Learning Resource Network, and several other places of business.  Dixie was a volunteer for Ring-A-Day Service and volunteered at several home care places.

On March 16, 1947 she was united in marriage to Everett Kay Everson.  To this union were born two children, Everett Kay Everson Jr.(Rita) and Connie Marie Brown (Kent).  In addition to her children she also survived by her six grandchildren: Tim Everson, Monty Everson, Amanda Norman, Melanie Warren, Lesley Brown, and Heather Reynolds; her three great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.

Her husband Everett preceded her in death on February 18, 1983.  She also was preceded in death by her sister Murna Stang.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday January 29, 2020 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel in Manhattan.  Interment will follow in the Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan.

The family will greet friends during a visitation from 1:00 p.m. until service time on Wednesday January 29, 2020 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested in memory of Dixie to the First United Methodist Church or to Homecare and Hospice INC.  Contributions may be left 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

Diane Lavis (Posted 1/23/20)

Diane Ruth Lavis died peacefully at the Good Shepherd Hospice House on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

Diane was born to Ruth (Hiezer) and Clarence Polenz in Wauwatosa, WS on October 11, 1928. Diane married Leonard W. Lavis in 1952 in Wauwatosa, he preceded her in death in 1997.

Diane and Leonard, along with their six children, moved to Topeka, KS in 1969 when Leonard became Superintendent of Kansas Neurological Institute. After Leonard’s death, Diane moved to Manhattan, KS in 1998 to be closer to her daughter, Cathie.

Diane and Leonard had six children, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Children: Keith Lavis (decreased); Craig and his wife, Linda of Bella Vista, AR; Catherine C. Lavis, Manhattan; Debra M. Lavis, Topeka; Patricia R. Sanderson, Woodland Hills, UT; and Linda Louise Gorman and her husband, Carl of Manhattan, KS.

Diane was a loving wife and mother. Diane genuinely liked people and learning about them. Diane enjoyed feeding her squirrels and birds, although her loss of hearing and vison significantly influenced her last two years, she would say most positively, “God left me enough hearing to hear the birds.”

Diane was a member of Seven Dolors Parish, the highlight of her week was attending mass on Saturday at 6pm; Cathie and Diane always arrived by 5:20pm, to get favorite pew. She cherished her Seven Dolors friends.

The Rosary will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday January 25, 2020 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Juliette and Pierre Streets in Manhattan.

Mass of Christian Burial will be following the Rosary at 10:00 a.m. Saturday January 25, 2020 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church, with Father Kerry Ninemire as the Celebrant.  Interment will follow the service in the Admentha Cemetery in Pottawatomie County near Westmoreland, Kansas.

Memorial donations may be made in her honor to Manhattan Catholic Schools. Memorials may be left 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

Arlyss Wendland (Posted 1/21/20)

Arlyss Wendland, age 90 of Randolph, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in the Bramlage House at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community.
She was born on November 23, 1929 at the family farm near Barnes, the daughter of Bernhardt William and Edna Marie (Rahe) Roepke.  She graduate from Clay Center Community High School in 1947 and then attended Westmar College in Iowa and later took some classes at Kansas State University.  She taught school at Shawbel and Ober schools.  Education was important to her and she enjoyed history, writing little stories on a subject and giving them to grandkids.  She also sewed clothes and blankets and loved giving them away.
On June 6, 1950, she was married to Eldon F. Wendland.  She was a homemaker during the years that they were raising their children.  Once the children were are all graduated, she went back to work at Kansas State University doing the accounting in the maintenance department for 25 years.
Arlyss was active in the Fancy Creek Zion United Methodist Church and the U.M.W, holding numerous jobs in the church.  She was a 4-H and Sewing leader, loving the fair and seeing all the projects and watching the livestock shows.  Her greatest joy were her grandchildren and spending time with her family and friends.  Her hobbies included sewing, crossword and word search puzzles, reading her Bible and gardening.
She is survived by three sons, Allen Wendland and wife Virginia of Mesa, Arizona, Merlin Wendland and wife April of Barnes and Brian Wendland and wife Kathleen of St. John; two daughters, Brenda Lavender and husband John of Virginia and Barbara Keith and husband Mark of Phoenix, Arizona; one brother, Ross Roepke of Tullahuma, Tennessee; two sisters, Evelyn Blumer and husband Boyd of South Dakota and Joyce Heddleson and husband Stan of California; 15 grandchildren, Ken Wendland, Shane Wendland, Richie Wendland, Joshua Wendland (Kelly), Nathan Wendland (Crystal), Hannah Sugars (Jason), John Lavender, Jr., Aaron Wendland (Kirsten), Daniele Moshier (Jordan), Joel Keith, Rachel Keith, Andrew Wendland, Destiny Wendland, Alysia Lavender and Nina Blalack (Jeremy); 9 great grandchildren, Jacob, Sarah, Korah, Xavier, Aaralyn, Haleigh, Trinity, Holton, Katrin and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and three brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 27, 2020 at the Fancy Creek Zion United Methodist Church with Pastor Sandy Ferguson officiating.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Peach Grove Cemetery.
A memorial may be made to the Fancy Creek Zion Cemetery.  Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.apfunerals.com.

Gisela Beynon (Posted 1/16/20)

Gisela Beynon, age 72 of Clay Center, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the Clay County Medical Center.
She was born on September 12, 1947 in Goeppingen, West Germany, the daughter of George and Maria Samendinger.  She went to school in Goeppingen and got a degree as a hairstylist.
On January 14, 1972 in Goeppingen, West Germany, she was married to Darwin Beynon.  He preceded her in death on March 27, 2006.
Gisela worked as a dietary cook for the St. Joseph Nursing Home in Manhattan.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren, sewing, crocheting, gardening, shopping and looking at Pinterest.
She is survived by three daughters, Wendy Eidenmueller and husband Andy of Clay Center, Sylvia Hotrum of Leonardville and Winnie Haney and husband John of Texas; five granddaughters, Lisa Grove, Sarah Beals, Felicia Mendez, Lecia Taylor and Brei Taylor; four grandsons, Jason Eidenmueller, Andy Eidenmueller, Jr., Ryan Hotrum and Alex Hotrum; seven great grandchildren, Brooke Eidenmueller, Keshawn Eidenmueller, Haylee Beals, Aubree Eidenmueller, Carter Beals, Octavia Beals and Addison Mendez and two sisters, Rita and Monika, both of Germany.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Lotah and one sister, Inge.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating.  The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Saturday.  Burial will be in the Riley Cemetery.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.apfunerals.com.

Rita Kilner (posted 1/15/20)

Rita Josephine Kilner, 75, passed away peacefully Monday, January 13, following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Westmoreland, Kan. on April 25, 1944, to the late Josephine Mary (Sable) and Oscar F. Brockish.  She attended Manhattan Catholic Schools and was united in marriage to her lifelong love, Wayne Kilner, in December 1959.

Ever calm and serene in her faith, Rita’s life was a living example of one of her favorite bible verses, Ephesians 4:32 “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”

Her hands were rarely still as she filled days caring for others, cooking, cleaning, and gardening. She cherished her role as a homemaker and delighted in being a mother to two sons and grandmother to four children. Rita and Wayne shared a love for traveling and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by sons David, and Gary (Donna); four grandchildren (Kyle, Kevin, Krystal, Kenzie Kilner); a brother, Robert Brockish; and several nephews and nieces.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Don, Bill and Harry Brockish and grandson, Christopher Lee Kilner.

Services will be held Tuesday, January 21, at 11:00 a.m., at Carlson’s Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 W. Poyntz Ave. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m., with Father Kerry Ninemire officiating.  Burial will follow in Sunrise Cemetery, Manhattan.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the organization of choice by anyone wishing to do so in memory of Rita.  To send an online condolence visit the funeral home website, www.irvinparkview.com.

 

Shirley Sump (Posted 1/13/20)

Shirley Elizabeth Sump, age 79 of Clay Center, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the Clay County Medical Center.
She was born on October 15, 1940 on a farm near Leonardville, the daughter of Alvin Gene and Marie Elizabeth (Peterson) Remmers.  She graduated from Riley High School in 1958.
On April 7, 1968, she was married to Nedwin Gene Sump.  He survives of the home.
Shirley was a homemaker and farm wife.  She was a freelance writer for cooking magazines and raised feeder cattle for ten years.  She loved to cook and do acrylic paintings.  In her early years, she enjoyed singing, dancing and acting.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Nolan Sump and wife Monica of Blue Rapids; two daughters, Heather Herpich of Peabody and Colleen Sump of Nashville, Michigan; her mother, Marie Cundiff of Junction City; two brothers, Larry Remmers of New York City, New York and Robert Landrith of Milford; two sisters, Judy Bagley and Sophia Spitz, both of Junction City; three grandchildren, Cassandra Wessner, Mason Wessner and Jacob Wessner and two great grandchildren, Adriana and Adilynn Wessner.
She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin Gene Remmers; her son-in-law, Rick Herpich and her nephew, Ryan Remmers.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday.  Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to the Riley County U.S.D. 378 Foundation for the Theatre Department.  Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.apfunerals.com.

Kathleen O’Neill (Posted 1/13/20)

Kathleen Lavern “Kate” O’Neill, age 99 of Manhattan and formerly of Randolph, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House.
She was born on June 17, 1920 on a farm east of Wamego, the daughter of Walter A. and Edith M. (Harrell) Cordts.  She grew up in Wamego and was the second oldest of seven children.
In the 1930’s, Kathleen along with her sisters performed around the state with the Wiziarde Circus from Westmoreland.  The Cordts sisters were dancers, singers, acrobats and performed aerial acts.  From 1935-1938 they joined a larger circus and traveled and performed outside the state of Kansas.  She graduated from St. George High School in 1939.  In June of 1939, she married Robert “Bob” O’Neill.  Kathleen and Robert moved to a farm west of Randolph in 1943, where they raised three daughters.  Besides working on the family farm, Kathleen worked at area stores including Beckman’s Grocery Store in Old Randolph and Sprug’s Meat Market in Leonardville.   She was a cook at the Randolph School.  In 1962 she started as the Clerk at the Randolph Post Office and in 1978 became the Postmaster of Randolph until her retirement in 1995.  After retirement she spent a few years working at Area Liquor, which later became D&R Liquor Store in Manhattan.
Kathleen enjoyed working on the farm and providing for her family.  She was a wonderful cook and no one ever left her table hungry.  She enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play sports, coffee with her McDonald’s group, playing cards with friends, weekly lunches with sisters and nieces and just spending time with family and friends.  The greatest loves of her life were her children and her “perfect” grandsons.  She truly loved all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Her hobbies included reading, playing cards on the computer, making quilts for family members and making yarn Santa’s to be given out at Christmas.  She will be remembered for her good humor, kind heart, beautiful smile,  her fun loving personality, delicious meals and caring disposition.
She is survived by two daughters, Peggy Jo O’Neill (Larry Aschermann) of Carthage, Missouri and Pamala O’Neill (T.C. Griffay) of Manhattan; one son-in-law, James Hefner of Thornton, Colorado; one sister, Margery Baresel of Kansas City, Missouri; three grandsons, Mike Samuelson (Lora) of Carthage, Missouri, Dane Floberg (Pam) of Stanley, North Carolina and Chad Hefner of Thornton, Colorado; one granddaughter, Brook Gomez of Carthage, Missouri; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Patricia O’Neill Hefner; her parents; her stepmother, Ruth Cordts; her stepfather, Charles Bietry; one brother, Walter “Sonny” Cordts and four sisters, June Myer, Jean Cordts, Annabel Dohrman and Mary Ann Mueller.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in the Wamego City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter or the Good Shepherd Hospice House.  Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.apfunerals.com.

John Lindholm (Posted 1/13/20)

John C. Lindholm of Manhattan, Kansas died January 10, 2020.  John was born in Wichita, Kansas on November 3, 1923 to Nora Anne (Borror) and Ernest Cyril Lindholm.  He attended Cheney High School, graduating in 1941, before attending Kansas State University, where he graduated in 1949 with dual degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration.

On June 8, 1947 he married the love of his life, Mildred Ruth Socolofsky at the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan, Kansas.  Together they had four children; Martha (Michael) Milleson, Susan (John) Harrington, both of Leavenworth, Kansas, John (Debra) Lindholm, Houston, Texas and Barbara (Randall) Angell, Bothell, Washington.

John belonged to the First United Methodist Church where he was a member of the United Methodist Men, Peacemakers Sunday School Class, Old Geezers, and other committees and served as Chairman of the Finance Committee and Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

In 1942 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps becoming a B-17 pilot. He and his crew flew 17 bombing missions with the 457th Bomb Group out of Glatton, England from February to April 1945, then several observational flights and two flights to repatriate French POWs from Austria. He received medals during his service including the European Theater of Operation, Bronze Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was released from active duty in October 1945 but remained in the Air Force active reserves until May of 1972.

After graduation, he worked for General Electric and Midwest Research Institute before starting graduate studies. He taught while completing his MSME at Kansas University, and then while earning his Ph.D. at Purdue University.  He joined the KSU faculty as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and later Head of the Engineering Technology Department.  He was active in the Society of Experimental Mechanics, American Society Engineering Education, American Society of Mechanical Engineering serving 2 terms as Regional Vice President and was faculty advisor to the KSU chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.  He, along with his family, spent 2 years with a team of engineering professors to help establish an Engineering program at the University of Assiut, Assiut, Egypt.   He had Fulbright Fellowships to The University of the South Pacific, Fiji Islands and University of Assiut, Egypt.

Giving back to the community was important to John.  In addition to his church activities, John was a member of the American Legion and volunteered with the Kansas Boys State Program for 20 years sharing his WWII experiences and memorabilia.  He volunteered for many other programs over the years among them the AARP Income Tax Prep Program, the Home Care & Hospice Vet to Vet Program and the Kansas 2A State Basketball Tournament.  He was recently honored by RSVP as one of their oldest volunteers.
He was preceded in death by his wife. In addition to the four children, he is survived by brothers, Leonard Lindholm of Mulvane, Kansas; Charley (June) Lindholm of Ada, Oklahoma; Norman Lindholm of Willard, Ohio; sisters, Elenore Claribel “Lindy” Hurd of Alamogordo, New Mexico; Beverly Anne (Virgil) Severns of Fairbanks, Alaska; many nephews and nieces; 4 grandchildren, Adam (Thao) Harrington of Glastonbury, Connecticut; John Michael (Erin) Ludwig of Wichita, Kansas; Valerye Milleson of Fairfax, Virginia; Caryn (David) Smith of Shawnee, Kansas and 7 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 2 pm Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the United Methodist Church. The family will greet friends prior to the service beginning at 1 pm.  A reception will follow. Interment will be in the Kansas Veterans Cemetery, Ft. Riley on Friday, January 17th at 11 am.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Carlson’s Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation.

Henry Piper (Posted 1/12/20)

Henry John “Hank” Piper, 75, of Wamego, Kansas, died peacefully surrounded by his entire family,  Friday, January 10, 2020, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan, Kansas.  He had been a long-time resident of the community.

Hank was born on July 6, 1944, in York, Nebraska, the son of Elmer and Eva Kohlohf Piper.  He attended local schools and graduated from High School in 1962 in Montrose, Kansas. He then attended Technical School.  Hank served for three years in the United States Army.

Hank worked as a truck driver for many years driving a semi over the road.  For twenty seven years he was a delivery driver for UPS.  He retired from UPS in 2002. Hank was well known for his participation in a local country western band, Open Road Band.  He played rhythm guitar and was lead vocalist.  He also loved trains and collected model trains.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved to mow lawns. He loved time spent with his family and his dogs, especially his German Shephard, Willie.

Hank married Marilyn Stansbury on March 3, 1965, Nelson, Nebraska.  She survives at their home.

Hank is also survived by his sons; Larry Piper (Renee), Wamego, Doug Piper (Michelle), Formoso, and Travis Piper (Karen), Maple Hill; his grandchildren, Bryan Piper (Melinda), Wamego, Todd Piper (Lindsay), St. George, Dexter Piper, Wamego, Derek Piper, Overland Park, Jacob Piper and Brody Piper, Formoso, Morgan Piper, Kaitlyn Piper and Logan Piper, Maple Hill; his two great-grandchildren, Brayden and Haley; his sisters, Eva Ostrander (Harold), York, Nebraska and Frances Stansbury (Jim), Smith Center. Hank was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, Victoria Dawn, and two siblings, Patricia and Bill.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm, Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Trinity Baptist Church in Wamego.  A time of remembrance will be held at 11:30 am. A Lunch will be served following the gathering.  Online condolences may be made at www.campanellafuneral.com.

John Lindholm (Posted 1/10/20)

John C Lindholm, 96, of Manhattan, KS passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020. Arrangements are currently pending and have been entrusted to Carlson’s Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation.

Dr. Kathleen Newell (Posted 1/10/20)

Dr. G. Kathleen Newell, age 97, of Manhattan, died Wednesday January 8, 2020 at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan.

She was born on September 1, 1922 in Stafford, Kansas, the daughter of Hardin and Grace (Bess) Newell.  She was the eighth child of nine in her family. Kathleen attended schools in Stafford and graduated from Stafford High School with the class of 1940.  She then attended Kansas State University and earned her Bachelors Degree in Dietetics and Institution Management in 1944.  She earned her PhD. From the University of Tennessee in Nutrition in 1972.

Dr. Newell accomplished many goals in her professional career.  She worked as an intern at the University of Michigan.  Then for 11 years she worked in a hospital in Michigan in the dietetics department.  In 1958 she became an assistant professor at the University of Wyoming in Home Economics and then she moved to Manhattan to work at Kansas State University for the Department of Food and Nutrition and became a professor in 1984 and retired in 1988.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan.  Also, the American Dietetic Association and the Kansas Dietetic Association, the Delta Kappa Gamma. KSU Alumni Association, the Presidents Club.  She loved to attend the lectures for the Landon Lecture Series at KSU.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings; also 2 nephews and her niece.

Survivors include her nephew Dale Newell (Marsha) of Hays, Kansas and her niece Vicki Marks (Gene) of Great Bend, Kansas; also, her many other nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and her great-great-great nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday January 16, 2020 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan, with Pastor Melanie Nord officiating.  Inurnment will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday January 17, 2020 at the Stafford Cemetery in Stafford, Kansas.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the KSU Foundation, the Meadowlark Hills Foundation or the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan.  Contributions may be left 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

Alice Roper (Posted 1/9/20)

Alice Marie Roelfs Roper, age 96, of Manhattan, died January 4, 2020 at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan.

She was born on February 24, 1923, on the family homestead, the fifth child of Herman and Julia Roelfs, near Bushton, Kansas.  She was baptized an infant in the Salem Methodist Church rural Bushton, and was an active member there during her youth.  She attended the Bushton Rural Grade and High Schools, graduating in 1941.  She attended Kansas State Agriculture College (now Kansas State University), she graduated with her Bachelors Degree in 1947 in Industrial Journalism.  While at college she met her husband Victor K. Roper.

Alice and Victor were married on July 7, 1944.  They moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where Victor was stationed at Camp McCoy.  Victor was deployed to the European Theatre in January 1945, where he was in active combat until peace was declared.  When he returned in July 1946, they continued their education graduating in May 1947.  Victor died March 1, 1994.

Victor and Alice joined the First Christian Church in Manhattan in 1946, and were active participants.  Alice served in many areas, from nursery volunteer, Sunday School teacher, Deacon, Youth Sponsor and Elder, and officer of the Women’s Fellowship.  She also was a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader.  She was active in the Fraternal Order of the United Commercial Travelers of Kansas and served two terms as Grand Counselor of Kansas, receiving Grand Honors.  She also received Grand Counselor Honors of the Kansas Women’s Auxiliary of United Commercial Travelers.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Victor, her parents, and her brother, Harvey Roelfs and his wife Dortha (Elliot), Robert Roelfs and his wife (LaVera), sister Fern (Roelfs) Wilkin and husband Robert, sister Pearl Roelfs, daughter Nina (Roper) Hagerman-Moss, son James Roper, nieces Rosetta (Roelfs) Storment and Arnetta (Roelfs) Thiessen.

She is survived by her children: Barbara (Farrar) Kravitcz, of Manhattan, Dennis Roper and his wife Niki (Son), Jakarta, Indonesia.  Also, her grandchildren, Dr. Christine Farrar and husband James French, of Mesa, Arizona, Dany Kravitcz Jr., of Holton, Kansas, Tommy Joe Hagerman, of Manhattan, Angela Moss, of Manhattan, Aisha Roper, of Melbourne, Australia; and great-granddaughter, Isabelle Pearl French, of Mesa, Arizona; her nephew, five nieces, two great nephews and nieces also survive.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday January 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church, 3001 Grand Mere Parkway in Manhattan.  Private Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.

Memorial Funds are suggested to the First Christian Church or the Meadowlark Hills Good Samaritan Fund.  Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Jimmey Shipman (Posted 1/9/20)

Jimmey Lee Shipman, age 70, of Wamego, died Friday December 27, 2019 at the Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.

He was born on February 22, 1949 in Chadwick, Missouri, the son of Lenvil “Jake” and Lucy (Weter) Shipman.  He grew up in Chadwick and graduated from Chadwick High School with the class of 1967.

Jimmey joined the United States Army in 1977 and served his country until he retired in 1995.  He served during Desert Storm.  Jimmey took pride in being able to served in the Army.  He took many college courses during his service time and earned many medals and awards while in the Army.

He was the owner of Kaw Valley Archery for many years.  Jimmey loved to fish and hunt and be outdoors. He loved to attend car shows in the area as many as he could.

On April 21, 2005 in Westmoreland he was united in marriage to Geri Couch.  She survives at their home in Wamego.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, and also his brothers, Tony Shipman and Bill Shipman, and his granddaughter, Cara Dawn Shipman Combs.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his children: Ricky Shipman (Carla) of Sparta, Missouri, Tammy Bray of Forsyth, Missouri, Jackie Thornton (Dan) of Manhattan, Kansas, and Curtis Roudybush (Jennifer) of Manhattan, Kansas; his grandchildren: Rikki Dean (Zach), Jacob Shipman (Hailey), Nicholas Shipman, Heather Bray, Autumn Bray, Sawyer Thornton, Kyli Thornton, Leah Barth, Elizabeth Williams, Brantley Williams; great-grandchildren: Madelyn Dean, Maeleigh Shipman, Xander Shipman, and Rowan Dechert; and also his sister JoAnne Jones and her husband Larry, of Ozark, Missouri; his brother-in-law Jim Couch (Jowilla) of Scott City, Kansas.

Graveside Services with Military Honors will be held at 1:30p.m. Friday January 17, 2020 at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home (to be designated at a later date).  Contributions may be left 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.ymlfunerahome.com

Harlan Forslund (Posted 1/9/20)

Harlan Forslund, age 87 of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Ignite Medical Resort.

He was born on March 22, 1932 in Winkler, the son of Eddie W. and Elva Viola (Lindstrom) Forslund.

Harlan graduated with honors from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture and was a Landscape Architect for KDOT.  He loved the outdoors, hiking, mountain climbing, fishing, canoeing and working in his rose garden.

He is survived by one brother, Mervin Forslund and wife Faye of Gladstone, Missouri; one sister, Marilyn Heath & husband Jim of Riverside, Missouri and four nieces and nephews, Kim Rogowski, Kelly Dudeck, Kirk Forslund and Marlene Walker.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 13, 2020 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. Monday until service time.  Burial will be in the Swedish Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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

Eunice Bradley (Posted 1/9/20)

Eunice L. Bradley, age 100, of Manhattan, died January 6, 2020, at her residence. Eunice was an amazing woman who touched many lives.

She was born March 14, 1919, in Princeton, Kansas, the daughter of Charles A. and Mary Elizabeth (Croyle) Severns.

Eunice graduated from high school in Richmond, KS, and then earned her bachelors from Emporia State Teacher’s College and her masters in Greeley, CO.

She was a teacher for 23 years in Manhattan for USD # 383, retiring in 1981.  As a teacher, she had a positive influence that affected many. She also served in the United States Navy Reserve as a Wave.

Eunice was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary Sorority, Pi Lambda Theta Honorary Sorority, Theta Delta Zeta Social Sorority and the First United Methodist Church.

She was married to Howard R. Bradley on July 4, 1958, in Richmond, KS.  He preceded her in death on February 7, 1982.

Eunice is survived by step-children:  Dr. Russel Bradley and Nancy Cave (deceased); two sisters: Mary Smith and Leota Kruger; five grandchildren and  twelve great-grandchildren; one great great grandchild and many nephews and nieces.

Eunice Bradley was a loved and exemplary woman and we are all better people because of her.

Cremation is planned with graveside services to be held at 2:30 PM Monday, January 13th, at the Richmond Cemetery in Richmond, Kansas, with Reverend Melanie Nord officiating.

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

The Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502, is handling arrangements.

Rodney Barr (Posted 01/09/20)

Rodney Wayne Barr, age 65, of Manhattan, died January 6, 2020, at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.

He was born November 8, 1954, in Manhattan, the son of James Albert and Joy June (Hemphill) Barr.

Rodney graduated from Manhattan High School in 1972, and them from Manhattan Area Vo-Tech in Auto Mechanics.

Rodney worked for Clay’s Auto for 20 plus years and then for Auto Zone for 20 years.

He played the violin when he was younger and had a love of music his entire life, he enjoyed radio control cars, flying kites, trap shooting and everything about cars and racing.

Rodney was preceded in death by his parents and by one sister Lori Brodersen.

Survivors include two siblings: David Barr and Candace Teaford both of Manhattan; one niece Bridget Brodersen and his brother-in-law Pat Brodersen.

Cremation is planned with the family to receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. Saturday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.  Private family inurnment will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

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

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

Kirkland Boe (Posted 01/08/20)

Kirkland Boe, age 65 of Salina, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.

He was born on June 8, 1953 in Florida, the son of George and Eva Boe.

Kirkland worked in maintenance at Kansas State University and later at a mobile home park in Salina.  He enjoyed tinkering with things and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughter, April Fowler and Kevin of Riley; his son, Brian Boe and Samantha of Seneca; three grandchildren, Austin Boe, Krysta Fowler and Deeanica Fowler and four sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

The family will receive friends for a time of remembrance and visitation from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Monday, January 13, 2020.  Cremation will follow the visitation.

A memorial has been established for the Kirkland Boe Memorial Fund to be determined at a later date.  Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.

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

Leota Rader (Posted 01/06/20)

Leota N. Rader, age 93, of Manhattan, KS, died December 24, 2019, at her residence.

She was born October 5, 1926, in Keytesville, Missouri, the daughter of Harold Council and Emma A. (Wilhoit) Newsom.

Leota graduated from high school in Lexington, Missouri.

She was married to George Rader, Jr. on November 8, 1946, in Olathe, Kansas. Mr. Rader preceded her in death on March 12, 2015.

Leota was the manager for the family business Rader Construction.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, LaSertoma, Quarter Horse Association, and United Commercial Travelers. She was active in the Riley County Republican Women organization and was honored as Republican of the Year.

Leota enjoyed traveling, attending KSU athletics and her granddaughter’s activities.

Survivors include her son, George “Bo” Rader, III and his wife Sandra, of Wichita, Kansas; and two granddaughters: Alexandra A. Rader and Mikeala A. Rader and her fiancé Josh Bisges.

Leota was also preceded in death by two daughters: Rochelle Lee Rader and Christa Layne Rader; one brother and sister in law Vernon Newsom and his wife Lorene; and two sisters: Wilma Schloman and Lauvah A Gould.

Cremation is planned with graveside services to be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, January 17th, at the Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan, KS, with Reverend Amy Bowers officiating.

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 Heart Association. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

Harlin Henton (Posted 01/05/20)

Harlin Garnett Henton, 79, of Leonardville, passed away Wednesday, January 1st, at the Leonardville Nursing Home.

He worked as a Plant Science Technician at Kansas State University for 39 years, retiring in 2004, and was a Certified Farrier, a craftsman who trims and shoes horses’ hooves and was taught by a retired Army Sergeant from the Ft. Riley Mounted Service.  In 1976, after 5 yrs of study and hard work, he received his much cherished Ferriers Certificate from Master Sergeant Richmond. Harlin had a life long love for horses and made life long friends with many of his horseshoeing customers. Harlin was a wonderful storyteller, he and Shirleyand greatly enjoyed his grandchildren.

Harlin was born in Manhattan, on February 22, 1940, the son of the late Lewis William and Irene Katherine (Nelson) Henton.  He attended and graduated from Manhattan High School in 1958.  On March 23, 1959, he was joined in marriage to Shirley Ann King in Westmoreland, and she preceded him in death on Sept 25, 2009.

Harlin is survived by his son, Tom Henton and wife Julie of rural Leonardville, a daughter, Kara Kay Henton, of Perry, KS; sister Dena Haller and husband Brad, of Manhattan along with 5 grandchildren, Maggie Henton, Zachary Henton, Felipe Zwygart, Raymond Zwygart and Jackie Zwygart and 3 great-grandchildren.  Harlin was preceded in death by his wife, parents and sister, Elvira Lou Henton.

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 6, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PM at the funeral home.  A “Service of Remembrance” will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 7th at Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation in Manhattan with Rev. Kevin Larson officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Leonardville Nursing Home, 409 Barton Rd, Leonardville, KS 66449 or Meadowlark Hospice, 709 Liberty St, Clay Center, KS 67432. Interment will be at a later date at the Grandview-Mill Creek Cemetery.

For more information or to send an online condolence, visit www.irvinparkview.com.

Rayonna Savage (Posted 01/04/20)

Rayonna Genevieve Mock-Savage, 88, of Alma, Kansas, formerly of Paxico, died Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at the Rolling Hills Assisted Living Center in Topeka.  She was a long time resident of Wabaunsee County.

Rayonna was born January 6, 1931, in Newkirk, Oklahoma, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Muckenthaler Noll.  She attended local schools and began high school in St. Marys, but graduated from Paxico High School in 1949.

Rayonna was a homemaker.  She also worked for many years as a cook at the Paxico Nickerson Farms.  She served as the curator for the Wabaunsee County Museum and also the bookkeeper for Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Paxico.  She was also involved with the Paxico Senior Center.  Rayonna was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and also attended Holy Family Catholic Church in Alma.  She was active in the church’s Altar Sodality. In later years she would attend two services every Sunday, one at Holy Family Catholic and then one at St. John Lutheran.  She was a member of the Wabaunsee County Historical Society and enjoyed quilting.  In her earlier years she loved to dance and go camping.  She also enjoyed music, especially family sing-alongs.

Rayonna married Elmer Mock on September 1, 1951.  He preceded her in death on November 17, 1993.  She then married John Savage on June 22, 2002.  He survives at their home.

Rayonna is also survived by her children; Clyde Mock (Pamela), Topeka, Betty Lesline (Larry), Alma, Beverly Newton (Bill), Paxico, Bob Mock (Rhonda), Wichita, Cathy Decker, Topeka, Sharon Maike (Tim), Alma, and Tom Mock (Lori), Scranton; her step-children, Greg Savage (Liz), Paul Savage, David Savage (Jennifer), and Mike Savage (Nicole), all of Alma; twenty-one grandchildren and thirty-one great-grandchildren.  Rayonna was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Rosemary Deters, Bobby Noll and Tony Noll and step-siblings, Gerry Noll, Delia Goody, Pauline Irvine and Rita Irvine, and her step-daughter-in-law, Terri Savage.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am, Monday, January 6, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in rural Paxico, Kansas.  Father Mike Peterson will be the Celebrant.  The family will greet friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, at the church, on Sunday.  A rosary prayer service will be held at 6:00 pm.  They suggest memorial contributions to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or St. John Lutheran Church, and those may be sent in care of Campanella-Gentry Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be made at www.campanellafuneral.com

Gale Root (Posted 01/04/20)

Gale Dwight Root, 84, Wamego, KS passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at
Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan, KS.

On January 9, 1935, Gale, was born to Christian Tom and Gladys (Tartar) Root in Lamar, CO. He attended high school in Canon City, CO before enlisting in the United States Army and being
honorably discharged in 1959. Gale farmed for over 50 years in Colorado.

He also was an electrician for CF&I for 29 years and served as the Maintenance Supervisor at the Fowler School District. He was united in marriage with Hazel Carroll on July 17, 1960 in Canon City. She
survives of the home. Gale’s greatest joy was spending time with his family, attending church,
and serving the Lord.

Gale is also survived by a son, Terry Root (Tammy), Fowler, CO; three daughters, Brenda
Peters (Loy), Winfield, KS, Barbara Sanderson (Mike), Wamego, KS, and Bonnie Bluhm (Aric),
Nampa, ID; two sisters, Charleen Ledgerwood (Jerry), Cheyenne, WY, and Eileen Brackett
(Gary), Park City, AZ; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Alma “Billie” Dixon.

Funeral Services for Gale will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Manhattan
Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the St. George Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6:00 –
8:00 p.m. Monday, January 6th at the Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego.  Memorials are
suggested to the Manhattan Baptist Church, and may be left in care of Stewart Funeral Home,
PO Box 48, Wamego, KS 66547. Condolences may be left at stewartfuneralhomes.com

Karen Anderson (Posted 01/03/20)

Karen M. Anderson, age 75, of Manhattan, died December 30, 2019 at the Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.

Karen was born on Nov 4, 1944 in Manhattan, the daughter of Wilbur and Martha (Davies) Loberg.  Karen grew up in Manhattan and attended local schools.

On July 12, 1960 in Manhattan, she was united in marriage to Roy Anderson. He preceded her in death on November 7, 2005.

Karen worked different jobs throughout the years.  She worked at the Kreem Kup, at Dillions and also cleaning house for many people.  She loved to go bowling, and to read and also collect unicorns.  Karen and Roy loved to go dancing and she loved to go riding with Roy on his motorcycle.

She enjoyed being a mother and grandmother.  Visiting and being with her family was so important to her.  She was always there for them and took care of them as much as she could.

In addition to Roy, Karen was also preceded in death by her son, Robert in 2010.

She is survived by her son Clifford Anderson and his wife Julia; and her sister, Shirley Wilson, all of Manhattan; and also, her 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will greet friends during a visitation from 5:00 until 6:30 Sunday January 5, 2020 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday January 6, 2020 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel.  Interment will follow the service in the Valley View Memorial Park Cemetery in Manhattan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home (to be designated at a later date).  Cards and contributions may be mailed to the funeral home at 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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

Cheryl “Toot” Carpenter (Posted 01/03/20)

Cheryl “Toot” Jane Carpenter, age 67 of Clay Center, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House.

She was born on April 16, 1952 in Clay Center, the daughter of Worell Emmanuel and Leona Josephine (Nowak) Wendland.

On December 28, 2001 in Manhattan, she was married to Kelly Eugene Carpenter.  He survives of the home.

Toot was a beautician and cosmetologist in her early working years.  She later owned and operated Leonardville Food Mart.  She was a member of the Leonardville United Methodist Church, Clay Center Eagle’s Lodge and Clay Center American Legion.  She was an avid K-State fan and loved watching football.  She enjoyed watching her nieces and nephews play sports as they were growing up.  Playing bingo and her dogs and cats were also big joys for her.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Shawn Carpenter and fiance Amanda Raymond of Clay Center; her daughter, Kayla Allen and husband Jeremiah of Belleville; two brothers, Larry Wendland and wife Dory of Leonardville and Mike Wendland and wife Carol of Leonardville and her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 6, 2020 at the Leonardville United Methodist Church with Pastor Sandy Ferguson officiating.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials have been established for the Leonardville United Methodist Church and the Clay County Animal Rescue and Education Center.  Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.

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

Josephine Jack (Posted 01/02/20)

Josephine Emma (Jackie) Jack, 80, of Randolph, passed away December 19th, she was a retired US Army Nurse, SFC E-7 serving during the Vietnam War.  She retired with over 20 years of service, retiring from Ft. Riley, KS.

Services are pending at this time with Carlson’s Irvin-Parkview.

Rachel Moreland (Posted 01/02/20)

Rachel Sarah Reitzel Moreland, 86, Manhattan, Kansas, passed away on December 30, 2019. She was born on April 10, 1933, to Thomas Albert and Clara (Richardson) Reitzel in Stilesville, IN.

She graduated from the University of Arizona (B.S.Home Economics Education, 1955) where she met and later married Floyd Melvin Moreland on October 1, 1955, in Stilesville, IN. Rachel earned her first Master’s degree from Kansas State University(Family Economics, 1970) and her second at the University of Missouri-Columbia (Library Science, 1988). After teaching at Saint Xavier High School in Junction City, she began working for Kansas State
University Libraries in 1966 and retired as a Full Professor in 1998 after 32 years. Rachel was a longtime member of Crestview Christian Church and served on many committees for her church family. During retirement, she made several international mission trips, completed local mission projects, and cared for the extended family across the country. Rachel was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Friends of KSU Library, Konza Prairie Quilters’ Guild, and an instructor for the World Friendship Sewing Circle. Rachel regularly opened her home to international students as their home away from home.  Rachel was an avid quilter and enjoyed traveling with her sisters.

Rachel was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and four siblings. She is survived by sisters Patricia Reitzel Casteel of Folsom, CA and Sharon Reitzel Fruits (Lawrence) of Stilesville, IN, children Richard Charles (Carol) of Topeka, Thomas Franklin of the home, Mary Margaret Parker of the home, Catherine Louise (Bettie Wilson) of Lawrence KS,
John Mark of Bartlesville, OK, and Sharon Elizabeth (Joaquin) Moreland-Sender of Philadelphia, PA, 9 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 2, 2020, from 4 to 8 pm and her Celebration of Life is on Friday, January 3 at 11 am at Crestview Christian Church in Manhattan, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Crestview Christian Church and the World Friendship Sewing Circle.

To send an email condolence, visit the funeral home website www.irvinparkview.com
Arrangements are with Carlson’s Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home.

Frederick Rohles, Jr. (Posted 01/02/20)

Frederick Henry Rohles, Jr. age 99, died December 30, 2019, at Meadowlark Hills.

He was born December 23, 1920, in Chicago, IL, the son of Fred and Anna Rohles.

On November 9, 1943, he was united in marriage to Mertyce Bliss at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio, TX; this union was blessed with three children: Nancy, Frederick H. III “Rick”, and Susan.

He grew up in Evanston, IL, and graduated from Evanston Township High School and attended DePauw University in Greencastle, IN, where he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.  He transferred to Roosevelt University in Chicago where he received his B.S. degree 1942. He received a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas (Austin) in 1950 and 1956, respectively.  In 1942, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was assigned to the Psychological Research Unit (PRU) in San Antonio. He went to Officers Candidate School and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1942.  He was reassigned to the PRU and later to the PRU in Mississippi; he saw duty at USAF Aeromedical Laboratory in Dayton as Chief of the Unusual Environment Section this led him into space work. He was appointed to the Joint Armed Forces Biosatellite Coordination Committee and while with that group presented a paper at the Fifth Annual Meeting of the American Astronautical Society that stressed the need that when lower animals were sent into space, behavioral and performance measurements should accompany the traditional physiological measurements in order to obtain a complete assessment of the effects of the space environment on the organism.  He pointed out that his Dayton group had developed a model and equipment for measuring behavior in mice during space flight. This work marked him as a major participant in a conference at The University of Virginia entitled “Biological Payloads in Space Flight.” Shortly after this, he and his section were moved to the Aeromedical Research Laboratory in Holloman AFB, NM, where the Air Force had a sizeable colony of chimpanzees. He designed the performance tasks and supervised the training of the chimpanzees that participated in the Project Mercury Space flights. In the course of this work he compiled a topical bibliography on the chimpanzee; its second edition published in 1972 contained over 4200 references.  While in the service he was an adjunct professor at the University of Alaska and later at Baylor University. He retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel in 1963 and immediately joined the faculty at Kansas State University until his retirement in 1986. He held a joint appointment of Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Psychology in addition to being Director of the Institute for Environmental Research. Dr. Rohles was a Fellow in the American Psychological Association; an Associate Fellow in Aerospace Medical Association; a Fellow in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; a Fellow in the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); and, a charter member and Fellow of the Aerospace Human Factors Association.

He was on the Editorial Advisory Board on the Journal Of Environmental Psychology and the Editorial Review Board of Environment and Behavior. He is listed in Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in Biomedical Engineers, American Men of Science, Jane’s Who’s Who in Aviation and Aerospace and in the first Edition of Who’s Who in Frontiers of Science and Technology.  He published in the popular press and authored over 150 technical papers, one of which was selected by ASHRAE as the most outstanding technical paper in 1985.

He was the recipient of the Raymond F. Longacre Award presented annually by the Aerospace Medical Association for “outstanding accomplishments in the psychological and psychiatric aspects of aviation medicine.” In 1990, the Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award presented annually by ASHRAE to a Fellow grade member who has distinguished himself through research and engineering.  That same year the Kansas State College Engineering and Institute for Environmental Research established the Fred Rohles Distinguished Lecture Series in his honor. In 2002, he won first place in the prose division in a contest sponsored by the Kansas Authors Guild. The genealogical chart he developed for identifying five generations was published in the 1992 Old Farmers Almanac, again in their 1998 Appointment calendar and the third time in their 2000 Millennium Primer. In 2008, he received the award for the best article published in the 2006 ASHRE Journal.

Dr. Rohles was on the Board of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and headed their committee on aviation affairs.  He served on the aviation committee for the City of Manhattan. He was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church and a member of the American Legion.

He was an ardent fisherman and had an article published in, IN Fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mertyce on October 6, 2019.

Survivors include his three children: Nancy Johnson of Topeka, Susan Grapengater and her husband Rick of Tulsa, OK, and Frederick H. Rohles, III “Rick” and his wife Kim of Hoffman Estates, IL; seven grandchildren: Susan Unger (David), David Denning (Heather), Kim Harrigan (Matt), Brad Rohles (Gina), Peter Rohles (Susan), Mark Grapengater (Stacey), and Laura Ellison (Ashley); and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, January 4th, at the College Avenue United Methodist Church with Reverend Dr. Dennis L. Ackerman and Reverend Mark Grapengater officiating.  Private family inurnment will be in the Sunrise Cemetery in 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 Kansas State University Foundation for the Fred and Mertyce Rohles Speaker Series.  Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Robert Smith (Posted 12/31/19)

Robert Smith, age 75, of Manhattan, died Saturday December 28, 2019.

Robert L. Smith was born on June 17, 1944 in Manhattan, KS to Marvin and Alberta (Carlton) Smith asthe second youngest of six children; he is survived by five sisters Ruby Hornsby, Leona Stauffer, Lena Sherbon, Martha Templeton (John) and Joyce Brokaw (Dale). He attended grade school on Hunters Island and graduated from Manhattan High School.

Hobbies included hunting, fishing, gardening and cutting/splitting his own firewood, among many other outdoor activities. He participated in horse shows and rodeos; enjoyed breaking horses and early years as a bronc and bull rider.

Over a 30-year professional career, he worked for Kansas Power & Light, Allingham Volkswagen, Umscheid Construction and Manhattan Trenching.

He is also survived by his wife of 51 years Linda, son Jason (Heather), daughter Jennifer (Kevin) and four grandchildren Jordan Smith (Amy), Paityn Smith, Jacob Saal and Alex Saal.

A visitation will be on Friday, January 3 from 5:30pm-7:00pm at Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, January 4 at 10:00am (with lunch to follow in Fellowship Hall) at First United Methodist Church 612 Poyntz Ave in Manhattan.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Riley County 4-H Foundation.The foundation will use the money for scholarships, youth awards, camps and judging clinics. Contributions may be left 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

Joan Louise Jump (Posted 12/31/19)

Joan Louise Jump, age 81, of Manhattan, died December 27, 2019, at her residence.

She was born January 13, 1938, in Irving, Kansas, the daughter of John William and Catherine Gertrude (Erichsen) Holgerson.  She grew up in Irving, Kansas, where she attended the local schools and graduated from Irving High School in 1956.  She attended Emporia State Teacher’s College in Emporia.

Joan was a member of the Irving Rainbow for Girls and a former member of Order of Eastern Star.

She enjoyed crocheting, coin collecting, and listing to her player piano in her living room.  She was devoted to her family and friends and loved spending time with them, talking on the phone, and was known for sending a card for every birthday, anniversary and Christmas.

Joan was married to Waldo Jump on August 7, 1960.  They later divorced.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Alan S. Jump on November 1, 2012, and by her sister Barbara McMillan.

Survivors include her son Brad Jump of Manhattan; two granddaughters Rebeckah and Jesikka; and a large extended family.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, January 3, 2020, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Ben Duerfeldt officiating.  Interment will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. Thursday, January 2nd, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

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

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

Willard Morgan (Posted 12/29/19)

Willard Grant Morgan, 85, of Manhattan, KS passed away Saturday, December 21,
2019 surrounded by his family at the Copperas Cove Nursing and Rehab in Copperas Cove, TX.

He is survived by his life partner, Karen Smith, Texas; a brother, Robert Morgan, Illinois; a
sister, Bernice Lewis, Illinois; several children, step children, grandchildren, great grandchildren,
and various other family and friends.

Willard was born on August 1, 1934 in Wabaunsee, KS to Willard and Ethel (Pinchem)
Morgan.  He attended school in Wamego, KS.  Growing up, Willard loved riding horses with his
sister, Darlene, was active in sports, and worked on his parents’ farm at a young age.  He loved
classic country music; especially his favorite singer George Jones.  In 1983, he met his partner
Karen Smith in Manhattan, KS.

Willard was employed as a truck driver for various trucking companies, hauling mostly
livestock.  Anyone who knew him knows his CB Handle was “FOX”.  He loved truck driving
and enjoyed seeing different parts of the country.  Willard would often tell stories about his time
as a truck driver and said the state of Washington was one of the best states he had driven
through.  He also enjoyed the occasional coffee with his sale barn buddies.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 30, 2019 at the Wabaunsee
Township Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and may be
left in care of Stewart Funeral Home, PO Box 48, Wamego, KS 66547. Condolences may be left
at stewartfuneralhomes.com

Charles (Bob) Kincaid, Jr. (Posted 12/28/19)

Charles (Bob) Eugene Kincaid, Jr. passed away peacefully at the age of 77 on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at his home in Boulder, Colorado.

He was born June 23, 1942 in Ft. Riley, Kansas, the son of Charles (Bob) E. Kincaid, Sr. and Amanda J. Ingram Kincaid. They preceded him in death.

Bob attended Green elementary and junior high school at various times and graduated in the Class of 1960 from Green Rural High School. Bob always denied that he had anything to do with the fact that the Class of 1960 was the last class to graduate from Green Rural High School. Bob moved many times depending on his father’s military assignments but he would always claim Green, Kansas as his hometown.

Bob attended Kansas State University for 2 ½ years and then joined the Army in 1963. He served with C Company, 1st Bn., 7th Cavalry in Vietnam from 1965 to 1966 and retired from the Army as a Staff Sgt. He was awarded the Purple Heart for being wounded while serving in Vietnam in 1966. He resumed his education and graduated from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. in 1969.

Bob was a Certified Public Accountant and worked in various government, oil and technology companies in Washington D.C., Kansas and Colorado. Bob was a member of the Colorado Society of CPAs, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the 1st Cavalry Division Association and the 7th Cavalry Association. He was very active and supportive of the military reunions of the C Company, 1st Bn., U.S. Cavalry.

He will be remembered for valuing his family and friends above all else. He enjoyed reading, spending time with family and friends, tailgating at University of Colorado football games, happy hours, weekly lunches with the guys and Thursday nights at the Dark Horse. He had many wonderful memories of growing up in Green, Kansas and attending reunions with his Vietnam buddies.

Bob is survived by all his family and friends who had the honor and privilege of his thoughtful and caring friendship. Bob had a great sense of humor and never missed anyone’s birthday. He was a true and forever friend who will be remembered fondly by many.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 3. 2020 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating. He will be buried in the Green Cemetery with Military Honors next to his parents.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at The World Famous Dark Horse Bar and Grill from 5:00 until 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 9, 2020 in Boulder, Colorado.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in Bob’s honor to the IA DRANG SCHOLARSHIP FUND, c/o 1st CAVALRY DIVISION ASSOCIATION, 302 North Main St., Copperas Cove, Texas  76522-1533 or a charity of your choosing.  Memorial contributions may also be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.

Condolences may be left at www.apfunerals.com.

Glenn Wright (Posted 12/28/19)

Glenn Arden Wright, age 77, of Manhattan, died December 25, 2019 at the Ascension Via Christi Village in Manhattan.

He was born on November 23, 1942 in Tonganoxie, Kansas the son of Glenn R. and Griselda D (Fortune) Wright.  Glenn grew up in Lucas, Kansas and graduated from Lucas High School with the class of 1961.

After he graduated, he joined the United States Air Force.  He served for 20 years until his retirement.  Glenn then worked as a security guard for ALCO in Abilene.

He was a member of the American Legion.  Glenn also was an auto mechanic and loved to work on old cars.  He enjoyed watching TV shows and good movies.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Bradford G. Blaker.  He is survived by his son Dennis Wright and his sister, E’Lynn Sue Wright-Blaker both of Manhattan.

Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan, with full military honors.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).  Contributions may be left 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

Kristin Rogers (Posted 12/24/19)

Kristin Rogers, age 61, died on Saturday December 21, 2019 at her residence following a lengthy illness.

She was born on September 29, 1958 in Manhattan, Kansas the daughter of Ben and Carol (McKee) Duerfeldt.  Kristin was a Legal Secretary at the Topeka City Attorney’s office; she was the office manager for Northland Christian Church and was the secretary for Kan-Equip for 16 years.

On September 3, 1999, she was united in marriage to Rusty Rogers.

Kristin loved music, her dogs, and family time.  Her smile and laughter were contagious and she was always so pleasant to be around.  She focused all the time on her family, especially her grandkids.  She had a genuine heart and was the most selfless person you would ever meet.  She was a terrific mom, grandma, daughter, sister and friend.

Survivors include her husband: Rusty of the home; her son: Adam Bolan, her daughter: Tana Parker (Chad) and her grandchildren: Mason & Macy Parker. She is also survived by her parents: Ben & Carol Duerfeldt and two brothers: Dan (Sherry) and David Duerfeldt.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday December 27, 2019 at the University Christian Church 2800 Claflin Road, Manhattan, Kansas. Interment will follow in the Valley View Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kristin Rogers Memorial Fund 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.

Vadaline Strohm (Posted 12/24/19)

Vadaline S. Strohm, age 92, of Manhattan, died Sunday December 22, 2019 at the Homestead Assisted Living in Manhattan.

She was born on March 10, 1927Larned, Kansas, the daughter of Arthur and Edna (Bird) Strobel.  After graduating from high school, she attended Kansas State University and earned her Master’s Degree Dietetics.

On December 30, 1951 in Garfield, Kansas she was united in marriage to James A. Strohm. They were blessed with two children, Gary and Gayla.  Vadaline was very proud of her child and their accomplishments.  Education was important to Vadaline, both her children attended and earned a college degree.  Gary was received the Seaton Scholarship at Kansas State University.

 Vadaline was the County extension agent for Comanche County for a couple of years.  She also worked as a Food Service director at Memorial Hospital.

She was a member of the AAUW (American Association of University Women), a long-time member of the Stardusters Study Group, a member of the Creative Cookery Group, and also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan.

She was preceded in death by her husband and also her brother, Melvin Strobel.

Vadaline is survived by her children.

The family will greet friends during a visitation from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday December 27, 2019 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday December 28, 2019 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Melanie Nord officiating.  Interment will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.

Memorial contributions are suggested in memory of Mrs. Strohm to the First United Methodist Church or the Manhattan Community Foundation (to be used for the AAUW).  Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 6650.

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