Obituaries

Margery Jean Burgman (Posted 9/19/19)

Margery Jean Burgman, age 94 of Leonardville, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.
She was born on December 13, 1924 in Hutchinson, the daughter of Ora A. and Flossie C. (Holdeman) Manny.
On August 15, 1946 in Hutchinson, she was married to Harold Warren “Sprug” Burgman.  He preceded her in death in 2017.
Margery worked at Vega Airplane Plant in Burbank, California from 1942-1945, the Randolph Post Office from 1947-1958, owned and operated Burgman’s Lockers in Leonardville with her husband from 1958-1976 and worked at Bletscher’s Radio and Electric in Leonardville from 1976 until her retirement in 1996.  She was a member of the American Legion Memorial Unit, Leonardville City Library Board and the Leonardville Senior Citizens.
She is survived by three daughters, Kathern Stocker and Jim of Merriam Woods, Missouri, Wanda Alderson and John of Clay Center and Linda Wanamaker of Manhattan; one brother-in-law, Leo Burgman of Leonardville; three sisters-in-law, Judy Springer of Hanover, Sharon Harding of Leonardville and Sandra Rightmeier of Randolph; nine grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Melvin Manny; three sisters, Velva Bradford, Betty Short and Dorothy Harrah and several brothers and sisters-in-law.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 23, 2019 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating.  The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. Sunday.  Burial will be in the Randolph Fancy Creek Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the Margery Burgman Memorial Fund and contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.apfunerals.com.
Eula Mae Parker (Posted 9/17/19)

Eula Mae Parker 93, formerly of Manhattan and Wamego died in Plano, Texas on September 15, 2019.  She was born to John and Anna Taylor on September 5, 1926 in Manhattan, Kansas, and was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church.   She was baptized on October 17, 1926 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Manhattan.

She attended Manhattan schools and graduated from Kansas State University, with a major in Music (organ – major instrument), and a minor in English, and was active in the Honorary Sorority, Mu Phi Epsilon.

After college Eula Mae taught English at Washington High School in Washington, Kansas and received a Lifetime Teaching Certificate.  After teaching, she worked in the accounting department at Kansas Farm Bureau Insurance Company and gave private piano lessons.  Eula Mae was her husband’s office manager for many years when he had an office in their home.

On August 23, 1952, Eula Mae and Leonard Parker were married at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Manhattan, Kansas and were later blessed with two sons, David and Larry.  David and his wife, Nancy, blessed them with two grandchildren Michael and Katie.  Larry and his wife, Sue, blessed them with one grandson, Adam.  Adam was born 5 months after the untimely death of Larry. Michael and his wife Erica have blessed them with two great-grandchildren, Aiden and Emersyn Parker. Emersyn was born on Eula Mae’s 93rd birthday, September 5, 2019.

Eula Mae was an active member in many organizations including: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Alpha Club, Walther League, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Organ Guild, Manhattan Country Club, Portia Club, and several other Federated Clubs and organizations.  Eula Mae enjoyed volunteering in the Gift Shop at the Manhattan Hospital for 27 years.

Eula Mae is survived by her husband Leonard of the home in Frisco, Texas; her son David (Nancy) of Frisco, Texas; daughter-in-law Sue (Jim) Mowder of Topeka; 3 grandchildren, Michael (Erica) Parker of Spring, Texas; Katie Parker of Frisco, Texas; Adam Mowder of Washington, DC.; two great-grandchildren, Aiden and Emersyn Parker; 2 sisters-in-law Audrey Parker, Owatonna, Minnesota and Joyce Bohler of Statesboro, Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Larry and two sisters, June Yeaton and Lois Stelter.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 A.M. Saturday, September 21st, at the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 330 Sunset Street, Manhattan, with Reverend Michael J. Schmidt officiating.  Interment will follow in the Wamego City Cemetery in Wamego.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Lutheran Hour or St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.  Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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

Donna Inskeep (Posted 9/17/19)

Donna Dee Inskeep, age 79 of Concordia, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the Mount Joseph Senior Village in Concordia.
She was born on August 10, 1940 in Coffeyville, the daughter of Ivan Prentice and Aileen Ruth (Crull) Foster.
On January 20, 1961, she was married to Archie Inskeep.  This union was blessed with two children.  They later divorced.
Donna was a homemaker while her children were in school.  Later in life, she moved to Nashville and worked for Hospital Corporation of America.  While there, she was a member of Nashville Songwriter’s Group.  Locally, she was a member of the Riley Presbyterian Church and was the Troop Service Director for the Kaw Valley Girl Scout Council.
She is survived by one daughter, Laurel Wurtz and husband Dana of Clifton; one son, Tom Inskeep and wife Susan of Riley; five grandchildren, Jennifer Spero (Stephen), Sarah Inskeep, Daniel Wurtz (Morgan), Jonathan Wurtz and Jessica Wurtz and one great grandson, Weston Wurtz.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Ronal Foster.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Riley Presbyterian Church with Pastors Gerry Sharp and Kevin Larson officiating.  Immediately following the service will be a luncheon and a time of visitation and fellowship.  Private family inurnment will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville.
A memorial has been established for the Riley Presbyterian Church and may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.apfunerals.com.

Nancy Lee (Posted 9/16/19)

Nancy L. Lee, age 74, of Manhattan, died September 10, 2019 at her home in Manhattan.

She was born on February 22, 1945 in Atchison, Kansas, the daughter of Joseph and Laura (Merrill) Fulton. She was a lifelong Kansas resident.

On June 8, 1962 in Junction City, she was united in marriage to Thomas J. Lee.  He preceded her in death on December 5, 2004.

Nancy was an entrepreneur and owned Animal House Pets for many years.  She also worked at Hobby Lobby in Manhattan.  Nancy enjoyed reading, puzzle games, crocheting, making jeweler, crafting, bird watching and taking a drive and exploring country roads.

In addition to her husband, she also was preceded in death by her mother, Laura M. Smith, her father, Joseph F. Fulton DVM, and her step-father, Harold W. Smith.

She is survived by her children, Tommy Lee, of Tulsa, Deborah Lee, of Manhattan, Marc Lee (Lori) of Wichita, and Shanon Lee of Manhattan.  Also her grandchildren, TJ Lee (Anne), of Derby, Matt Lee, of Ogden, Astin Rodriguez (Xanare) of Kansas City, Jessica Lee, of Manhattan, and Claudia Lee, of Wichita; her great-grandchildren, Joey Lee and Hunter Lee; and her siblings, Janet Alexander, of Porterville, CA, Doug Fulton (Cheri), of Summerdale, AL, Kevin Fulton, of Litchfield, NE; her step-sisters, Carol Johnson, of Phoenix, AZ and Sherry Bowers (Steve), of Bellvue, CO; and also she will be missed by her beloved dog Mozzy.

Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday September 21, 2019 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel, with Father Gale Hammerschmidt officiating.  Private Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter 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

Leo Converse (Posted 9/16/19)

Leo H. Converse, age 77, of rural Olsburg, Kansas, died Thursday September 5, 2019.

He was born on October 2, 1941 in Eskridge, Kansas, the son of Harry H. and LaMoyne (Bohn) Converse.  Leo grew up in the Eskridge area and graduated from high school with the class of 1959.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in Agriculture Economics.

On September 3, 1961 in Burlington, Kansas, he was untied in marriage to Sybil Barrett.  She preceded him in death on July 19, 2014.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, and his infant twin brothers.

Leo worked as an executive sales trainer for Chrysler for many years.  He enjoyed his job with Chrysler but also he had a passion to run his ranch and raise cattle.  He lived in Manhattan for 20 years and then moved to his ranch home near Olsburg.  Leo always was ready for the challenges and life of running his ranch.  He was an avid Kansas State sports fan, especially football.  He and Sybil held season tickets for many years for football and also for women’s basketball.

Leo and Sybil were members of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan.  He and Sybil worked together to raise their family over the years and also to run their ranch.  They both loved being around the cattle and horses.  Leo will be missed by his dog Louie with whom he had a special bond.

He is survived by his sons: Terry L. Converse (Jennifer), Myron L. Converse (Tami), Michael J. Converse (Lori), and Seven Arizona Black (Kjersten).  Also his five grandkids, two-step grandkids, three great-grandkids and four step great-grandkids; his brothers, Larry Converse (Linda), of Black Hawk, South Dakota, Curtis Converse (Jan), of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Mark Converse (JoAnn) of Overland Park, Kansas; his sister-in-law Cynthia Miller; and also his companion, Carmel Connely, of Littleton, Colorado.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Friday September 27, 2019 from 10:00 until 12 noon at the Olsburg Community Center, a lunch will be served at 12noon.  Graveside inurnment will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday September 27, 2019 at the Carnahan Creek Cemetery in Pottawatomie County, Kansas.

Memorial Contributions are suggested to the Olsburg Community Pride (to be used for the new community building fund). 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

Carmen “Mickey” Amaro (Posted 9/13/19)

Carmen “Mickey” Amaro, age 89, of Manhattan, died September 11, 2019, at Ascension via Christi Village in Manhattan.

She was born October 17, 1929, in Manhattan, the daughter of Emmett and Gavina (Escobar) Silva.

Mickey graduated from Manhattan High School.

On June 10, 1950, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church she was married to Teddy Amaro.  Teddy preceded her in death on April 13, 1986.

Mickey was a homemaker and was a substitute mother to many.  She was always there to babysit when someone needed her, always answering to Nana.  Teddy and she were godparents to many in the family as well.

She was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church and Eagles Auxiliary.

Mickey enjoyed attending all of her children and grandchildren’s sporting events, playing bingo at various establishments and the occasional trip to Las Vegas.

Survivors include her three children: Andrew Amaro and his wife Peggy of Manhattan, Romaine Schell and her husband Tim of Manhattan, and David Amaro and his wife Lucy of Algonquin, IL; nine grandchildren: Steven, Jennifer, and A.J. Amaro, Ashley Waller, Jessica Schell, Amy Miernicki, Katterina, Gabriela and Aleksandra Amaro; 12 great-grandchildren; three siblings: Walden Silva and his wife Louise of Council Grove, KS, Frank Silva of Newton, KS, and Emma Thompson and her husband Roger of Naples, NY; and many nieces and nephews.

Mickey was also preceded in death by three siblings: David Silva, Margaret Casey and Ray Silva.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, September 16th, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church with Father Kerry Ninemire as celebrant.  Interment will follow in Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. Sunday, September 15th, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.  A Parish Vigil will be held at 7:00 P.M. Sunday in the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.  Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Darylene Ann Meinhardt (Posted 9/11/19)

Darylene Ann Meinhardt, 87, of Manhattan, passed away, Monday, September 9, 2019, after a lengthy illness. She and her brother, Ken McCormic owned and operated the Meinhardt-McCormic Accordion Studio for several years.  For many years she was very active in the family business helping manage the Dar-Jo Properties and was a fan of KSU Athletics.

Darylene was born in Laclede, KS on June 18, 1932, to the late Jane (Applegate) and Ernest  McCormic.  She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in St. Mary’s and the Rozwick-Marsh School of Accordion in Topeka.

On February 11, 1950, in St. Mary’s, KS she was married to Joe Meinhardt for nearly 70 years.  She and Joe loved to travel the world, until a stroke in 2013 that left her unable to travel.  She was always helping others with music but more especially teaching and appreciating the accordion, her favorite instrument.

Darylene leaves behind her husband Joe, of Manhattan; and her son, Dr. Ernest Meinhardt and Patti of Anchorage, Alaska; her brother, Ken McCormic and Sara of Eagle, Idaho; nephew, Steve Meinhardt and Dana, of Topeka; and her niece Nancy Turpin and Rick of Topeka.  She is preceded in death by her parents, and her daughter, Cindy Meinhardt in March of 2019.

Joe and his family invite you to a celebration of Dalylene’s life from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept.  29, at Homestead Assisted Living, 1923 Little Kitten Ave, Manhattan.

The family requests any donations be directed to Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research.

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

Carol Burns (Posted 9/8/19)

Carol L. Burns, wife of Pat Burns, 75, of Westmoreland, passed away Saturday morning, September 7th at her home.

A full obituary and service arrangements will be announced later with Carlson’s Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home.

Mae Davis (Posted 9/7/19)

Mae Bernice Davis, 71, of Manhattan, died Friday, September 6th, in Manhattan.  She worked in customer relations at Qwest-Dex, Denver, CO. Visitation, and services will be Sept. 16, 2019, in Benton Harbor, MI. A full obituary can be seen at irvinparkview.com.  Local arrangements with Carlson’s Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home.

Marjorie Younger (Posted 9/7/19)

Marjorie Lee (Marge) Younger, 75, of Manhattan,  passed away Tuesday afternoon, August 27, 2019, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. She worked as a Budget Analyst at Ft. Riley for 20 years, retiring in 2001. After retirement, Marjorie enjoyed working for Andrews and Associates Counseling as an Administrative Assistant.

Marjorie was born in Wymore, Nebraska, on April 15, 1944, to Walter Lee and Letha M.(Barnett)  Boettcher.  She attended and graduated from the Wymore High School in Wymore, Nebraska.

Marjorie is  survived by two daughters, Stephanie (Justin) Gilbert, of Oak Hill, Virginia; Elizabeth (Robert) Morton, of Grandview, Missouri;  sister, Shirley (Terry) Terhune of Beatrice, Nebraska; her loving companion, Clark Thrasher of Manhattan; his children Clark (Daniela) Thrasher Jr.,of Manhattan, John (Casey)Thrasher Spokane, WA, 4 grandchildren, Dakota Morton, Adam and Josh Gilbert, and Levi Morton.  She is preceded in death by her parents, three grandchildren, and Clark’s daughter, Juanita McLachlan Thrasher.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at the Wymore Methodist Church in Wymore, Nebraska.

The family requests any donations be directed to Good Shepherd Home Care and Hospice, 3801 Vanesta Dr. Manhattan, Kansas 66503.

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

Hugh Emrich (Posted 9/5/19)

Hugh Franklin Emrich, age 79 of Manhattan and formerly of Leonardville, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.
He was born on July 6, 1940 in Salina, the son of Bernard and Genevieve (Fox) Emrich.
On August 21, 1959 in Tribune, he was married to Claudine “Kay” Smith.  She survives of the home.
Hugh was a man of many skills.  He was everything from a heavy equipment operator to a finish carpenter and helped start Emrich Family Creamery.  He was a true conversationalist and enjoyed geology and fishing.  He was a lover of art and an accomplished watercolorist.  In his earlier years, he was an Eagle Scout and had a keen interest in herpetology.
In addition to his wife Kay, he is survived by five children, H. Thayne Emrich and wife Shannon of Leominster, Massachusetts, Dagna D’Ercole and husband James Miller of Lawrence, Rambr Emrich and wife Margaret of Hollandale, Wisconsin, Amber Emrich of Leonardville and Natasha Emrich Behrens and husband Jeremy of Leonardville; a daughter-in-law, Angela Emrich of Milford, Nebraska; one sister, Viriginia Fuller of Longford; twelve grandchildren, Maxwell Emrich (Jordan Williams), Noah Emrich, Rory Emrich (Emma), Christian Emrich, Abby Emrich, Lilly Emrich, Kaylie Emrich, Levi Emrich, Eryn Emrich, Brynna Emrich, Lisa Emrich and Tristan Behrens and one great granddaughter, Daphne Emrich.
He was preceded in death by his son, Ragnar Emrich; his sister, Susan Fox and his great granddaughter, Isa Emrich.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home with Pastors Steve Ratliff and David VanBebber officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday.  Burial will be in the Riley Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Meadowlark Hills Foundation and left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.apfunerals.com.

Kathleen French (Posted 9/5/19)

Kathleen S. French, age 68, of Manhattan, died Wednesday September 4, 2019 at her home.

Kathy was born on November 3, 1950 in Manhattan, to Michael J. and Patricia Morrand.  She grew up in Ogden, Kansas and graduated from Luckey High School in 1968.  She was a life-long member of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ogden.  On December 28, 1970 she was united in marriage to L. Steven French.  They raised their three children in the Manhattan community and were very involved in their activities. Kathy worked for Southwestern Bell and Kansas Gas Service as a clerk for many years until she retired in 2012.

Kathy loved being a wife, mother, and grandma.  She enjoyed her horses, traveling, working in her iris beds, and reading.  Her most memorable moments involved spending time with her family and friends.  When she wasn’t traveling, she enjoyed spending time at home on their hobby farm “The Franch”.  Kathy’s fondest memories were of the family vacations and special trips she would take with her grandkids.  Kathy had an infectious laugh, a wonderful sense of humor, and a beautiful smile.  She enjoyed the simple moments of life and encouraged those around her to do the same.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents Michael J and Patricia Morrand and her sister, Patricia L. (Patsy) Mayginnes.

In addition to her husband Steve, she is survived by her children: Mark & Bobbi French of Manhattan, Scott & Deanell French of Manhattan, and Nikole & Joshua Patt of Denver, Colorado.  She is also survived by her grandchildren: Alexis, Austin, Kaitlyn, Hunter, and Reagan; and her brother, Michael J. Morrand Jr., of Overland Park, Kansas.

The family will greet friends during a visitation from 5:00 until 6:30 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2019 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.

A Vigil Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2019 at the funeral home following the visitation.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday September 9, 2019 at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ogden, with the Father Kerry Ninemire as the Celebrant.  Inurnment will follow in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Ogden.

Memorial contributions are suggested 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

Beulah McPhail (Posted 9/3/19)

Beulah R. McPhail, 102, Manhattan died Saturday, August 31st, at the Stonybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan.

She was born on November 14, 1916, in Council Grove, KS.  She was a daughter of the late Fred and Alta (Brockelman) Borkert.  Her marriage to Lloyd Glenn McPhail, June 22, 1935, at Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.  They owned and operated their farm in the Kahola District near Dunlap.

When her husbands’ health failed, they sold their farm and moved to Hiawatha, KS where they owned and operated a grocery market for 11 years.  She was employed with the school district for 6 years.  In 1963 they moved to Phoenix, AZ where she was employed at the Grand Canyon College, Ryan-Evans Drug Store, and Revco Drug Store.

After the death of her husband on Oct. 7, 1971, she and her daughter moved back to Kansas, locating in Manhattan.  Here she was employed at the Wal-Mart Discount Store as a department manager in the Health and Beauty Aids, retiring in 1982.  After retirement she took up bowling, traveling and volunteer work thru the Riley Co. Senior Center.  She attended the Westview Community Church and bible studies.

Her only daughter, Corliss Ann McPhail, passed away on Sept. 16, 1979.  Survivors include her nieces and nephews.  Beulah was also preceded in death by her 2 sisters, Berniece Fulton & Bernitta Williams

A Celebration of Life will be at 10:00 am, Thursday, September 5th at the Carlson’s Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation Chapel in Manhattan.  A private burial will be at the Dunlap Cemetery next to her husband and daughter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the donors choice.   For more information or to send an online condolence visit the funeral home website, irvinparkview.com

Reiker Fredrick Alexander Hall (Posted 8/28/19)

Reiker Fredrick Alexander Hall, 7 Months, of Manhattan, KS, passed away on, Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Arrangements have been entrusted to Carlson’s Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation and are currently pending.

Marion Boydston (Posted 8/26/19)

Marion C. Boydston, 99, of Manhattan passed away on August 21, 2019.

Marion was born on March 23, 1920, in Cut Bank, Montana, to Esther and Otto Elmer.  Marion grew up in Manhattan, graduated from Manhattan High School and Kansas State University.   In 1943 she met and married Richard Boydston of Kansas City, weeks before he was shipped off to the European Theater in World War II.  After the war, Marion and Dick and their two children lived in Butler, Missouri, Topeka and Prairie Village, Kansas, Des Moines Iowa, and Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Marion and Dick retired to her home town of Manhattan in 1977.

Marion was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, PEO, the Manhattan Book Club, as well as a number of other civic and social clubs.  She also was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Marion’s husband, Dick, preceded her in death in 1998.  She leaves behind her son, Rick, of Cincinnati, Ohio, her daughter, Anne Park and husband, Will, of Bryn Mawr, PA.  Her grandchildren include Nathan Park of Kathmandu, Nepal, Britton Stevens of Sarasota, Florida, Ned Boydston of San Diego, California, and Alec Boydston of The Hague, Netherlands.  She also leaves behind seven great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, September 23, 2019 at 1:00p.m. at the Harris Activity Center Chapel, 530 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas, with Pastor Melanie Nord officiating.  Private inurnment will be held at Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in the memory of Marion to the Meadowlark Hills Good Samaritan Fund.  Contributions may be left in the care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Opal Craney (Posted 8/21/19)

Opal (Meyer) Craney, formerly of Peabody, Kansas, passed away August 20, 2019, at Homestead Assisted Living in Manhattan, at the age of 104.

Opal was born in Inman, Kansas, in the home of her parents, Arthur and Rachel (Brady) Meyer on January 3, 1915.  She moved with her family to Hesston, Kansas, when she was five years old.  She was baptized in the Methodist Church in Hesston.  She graduated from high school from The Mennonite Academy in Hesston in 1933.  She loved to sing in the choir at church and school choirs.  She loved to play tennis, basketball and softball.  After graduating high school, she went to Wichita to work as a nanny.  Then she moved to Newton, Kansas, where she worked at Young’s Lunch and Graber Hardware.  That is where she met the love of her life, Ellis Craney.  They were married on December 30, 1945.

Opal then became a farm wife where she helped Ellis on the farm by driving a big truck hauling many loads of wheat, milo, corn and soybeans to the elevator.  She helped with many farm chores and always cooked the best meals for farm workers and her family.  Opal was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, the Sorosis Club, the United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.  She sang in the church choir for many years.

Opal is survived by her daughter, Sally Ammeter; three grandchildren: Robert Ammeter and his wife Christine, Amy Drake and her husband Douglas and Angela Bunger and her husband Chad; six great grandchildren: Samantha, Alison and Jacob Ammeter, Daniel Drake, Mitchell and Collin Bunger; and many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Opal was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ellis in 1999 after 54 years of marriage; her son in law Myron Ammeter; and her brother and his wife Albert Meyer and Ruth.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, August 26th, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with reverend Melanie Nord officiating.  Graveside services will be held at 2:30 P.M. Monday at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody, Kansas.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. Monday at the funeral home prior to the funeral service. Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the First United Methodist Church in Peabody, Kansas, 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.

Nancy Havenstein (Updated 8/21/19)

Nancy C Havenstein, 88, of Manhattan, Kansas passed away Tuesday morning, August 20, 2019.

Nancy was born in Manhattan, Kansas on December 19, 1930, to Walter and Ethel (Brown) Gravenstein.  She attended the Manhattan schools and Graduated from Manhattan High School in 1948, graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelors Degree in 1972 and in 1977 with a Masters of Education.

On May 4, 1949, she was married to her sweetheart, H. Neil Havenstein in Junction City, Kansas. Together they had three sons.

Nancy was a lifetime member of the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Manhattan.

She was a teacher at USD #383 until she retired after 20 years. She volunteered as a tutor for many years after she retired.

Nancy is  survived by her sons, Robert (Nancy) Havenstein, of Lamar, CO,  Steven (Diana) Havenstein, of Manhattan KS, Michael (Patsy) Havenstein, of Manhattan, KS; her sister, Sandy Woodward, of Reddington, CA, her brother, Don Gravenstein, of Stillwell, KS; as well as 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Nancy is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Neil; two brothers, Walter Gravenstein and George Gravenstein, and a grandson Greg Havenstein.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St Luke’s Lutheran Church 330 Sunset Ave Manhattan, KS 66502 or the American Cancer Association, or the St. Luke’s Fund for Parents who have lost children.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 26, 2019, at 10:00 AM at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Burial to follow at Sunrise Cemetery.  A Visitation will be on Sunday, August 25, 2019, from 7:00 PM till 8:00 PM at Carlson’s Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation.

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

Doris Mangelsdorf (Posted 8/19/19)

Doris Irene Mangelsdorf, 96, passed away peacefully with loving family by her side at the Good Shepherd Hospice House on August 13, 2019 in Manhattan, KS.

Doris was born on January 25, 1923 in Lawson, MO to Abraham and Oda (Hopkins) Baber. She graduated from Burroughs Business School in Kansas City. She was married to Arthur Mangelsdorf 57 years.

Doris is survived by her sisters, Mary Peters and Alice Wescott; children, Martha Walker, Pamela Mathews, Deborah Mangelsdorf, and Linda (Roger Neal) Oshel; grandchildren Jacob and Benjamin Walker, Abraham (Tiffanie) and Jared (Ashley) Oshel, and Jessica and Michaela Sievers; great-grandchildren and more extended family. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and four siblings.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 1:00 pm Saturday, September 7th at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Manhattan, 481 Zeandale Road, Manhattan, KS 66502 with a reception to follow. Reverend Jonalu Johnstone will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Doris’ life.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum 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.