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Date: Wednesday, 24 August 2011, at 1:05 p.m.

CATHERINE A. NESLER
Funeral Service Time/Date: 10:00 a.m.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Location of Funeral Service: St. Thomas More Catholic Church
2900 Kimball Avenue
Manhattan , Kansas
Visitation Time: 7 until 8 p.m.
Thursday , August 16, 2007
Visitation Location: Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home
1317 Poyntz
Manhattan, Kansas
Burial: Sunrise Cemetery
Manhattan, KS
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Obituary: Catherine A. Nesler, 75, Manhattan, KS passed away Saturday, August 11, 2007 in the Stoneybrook Retirement Community, Manhattan.

She was born November 30, 1931 at Newark, NJ. She grew up Newark and attended the local schools.

She was united in marriage to John Nesler, Jr. in Newark.

Mrs. Nesler was a homemaker and was a member of the Catholic Church. She had been a Manhattan resident since 1971.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; and one sister.

Survivors include her husband, John, Washington, D.C.; a son, John T. Nesler, Virginia Beach, VA; one grandchild; and one great grandchild.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 17, 2007 in the St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Manhattan with Father Loren Werth as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery, Manhattan.

The family of Mrs. Nesler will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m., Thursday at the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan.

LAURA D. CALVERT
Funeral Service Time/Date: 1:30 PM
Friday, August 17, 2007
Location of Funeral Service: Aquinas Newman Center
Albuquerque, NM
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Burial: Inurnment will be in Santa Fe, NM.
Memorials: Southern Poverty Law Center (400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104, http://www.splcenter.org), Amnesty International (5 Penn Plaza – 14th Floor, New York, NY, http://www.amnesty.org), or the Alzheimer’s Foundation (322 eighth Avenue, 7th floor, New York, NY 10001, http://www.alzfdn.org).
Obituary: Laura D. Calvert, 85, Manhattan, KS, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2007, in the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan.

She was born June 29, 1922, at Port Clinton, OH, the daughter of Floyd S. DeLashmutt and Ada F. Harbarger DeLashmutt. She grew up near Hamden, OH, and in Columbus, OH, and attended the local schools. She graduated from North High School in Columbus. She later received her BA degree and MA degrees from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, and her Ph.D. degree from Ohio State University, Columbus.

She was united in marriage to Edward H. Calvert on February 12, 1941 at Baltimore, MD. He preceded her in death on April 7, 1995.

Dr. Calvert worked as the Director of Spanish instruction for the Peace Corps Language Program at the University of New Mexico, Associate Professor of Languages at the University of Massachusetts, and later as a Professor of languages at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She retired in 1977. She lived many years in Albuquerque and had been a Manhattan resident since 2004.

Survivors include a daughter, Anne C. Cully, and her husband, Jack, Manhattan, KS; a sister, Elizabeth McCrackin, Gaithersburg, MD; and a granddaughter, Miranda Cully; as well as nieces and nephews.

Memorial services are scheduled for 1:30 PM August 17, 2007, at the Aquinas Newman Center, Albuquerque, NM. Inurnment will be in Santa Fe, NM.

Instead of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center (400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104, http://www.splcenter.org), Amnesty International (5 Penn Plaza – 14th Floor, New York, NY, http://www.amnesty.org), or the Alzheimer’s Foundation (322 eighth Avenue, 7th floor, New York, NY 10001, http://www.alzfdn.org).

JENNIFER MARIE MEYERS
Funeral Service Time/Date: 11:00 a.m.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Location of Funeral Service: Marysville City Cemetery
Marysville, KS
Visitation Time: 7-8:30 p.m., Sunday, August 26, 2007
Visitation Location: Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home
1317 Poyntz
Manhattan, KS
Burial: Marysville City Cemetery
Marysville, KS
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Obituary: Jennifer Marie Meyers, 1 month old, Ogden, KS passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at her home.

She was born on July 17, 2007, in Mercy Regional Health Center, the daughter of James A. and Jessica Marie Dobbs Meyers, Ogden.

Survivors include her parents; her grandfather, Joel Anthony Meyers; Manhattan, her grandmother, Theresa Inez Rodier, Emporia; her maternal grandfather, Tracy Dobbs, Waverly, KS; her maternal grandmother, Teresa Torrey, NM; her uncles, Chris Dobbs, Bryan, TX Joseph, Jeffry and John Meyers all of Emporia; her aunt, Whitney Torrey, NM; her great aunt Jill Frese, and her husband, John, Manhattan.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 27, 2007 with the Revs. Bridget and Neil Gately officiating at the Marysville City Cemetery, Marysville, KS.

The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m., Sunday, August 26, 2007 at the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan.

ROY G. HOWARD
Mass of Christian Burial Time/Date: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday
September 18, 2007
Location of Mass: Seven Dolors Catholic Church
731 Pierre
Manhattan, Kansas
Rosary and Vigil Time: 7:30 p.m., Monday
September 17, 2007
Rosary and Vigil Location: Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home
1317 Poyntz
Manhattan, KS
Burial: St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery
Wamego, KS.
Memorials: Roy Howard Memorial Fund, to be designated at a later date, and left in care of the funeral home.
Obituary: Roy G. Howard, 79, St. George, KS passed away Saturday, September 15, 2007 in the Stoneybrook Retirement Community, Manhattan.

He was born October 5, 1927 at Wamego, KS, the son of Fred Howard, Sr. and Mary Anna Ehlers Howard. He grew up in the St. George and Wamego communities, attending the local schools, and was a graduate of the St. George High School.

He was united in marriage to Dorene F. Prockish on February 15, 1948 at Manhattan. She survives of the home.

Mr. Howard worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for over 33 years, retiring in 1983.

After retirement, he worked as an auctioneer, volunteering many hours of his time to charity auctions. He called bingo at the Blackjack American Legion Post, St. George for over 30 years and was an active leader in the 4-H program. He enjoyed bus tours and loved to garden and selling his produce.

He was a member of the Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Manhattan and the Black Jack American Legion Post, St. George.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Viola Hoffman, Geneva Blume and Alta McCarter; and four brothers, Arvle, Frank, Fred and Delmar Howard.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Howard is survived by three sons, Dennis Howard, and his wife, Pat, Halstead, KS, Jerry Howard, and his wife, Cindy. Lees Summit, MO and Dr. William Howard, and his wife, Donna, Watertown, SD; two sisters, Hazel Kufahl, and her husband, William, Wheaton, KS and Anomia Elder, Wamego; six grandchildren, Jeff Howard, and his wife, Becky, Lenexa, KS, Ryan Howard, and his wife, Susan, Shawnee, KS, Jason Howard, and his wife, Connie, Wichita, KS, Alexandra Howard, St. Louis, MO and Gabrielle and Colten Howard, both of Watertown, SD; a step granddaughter, Elizabeth Haddock, Birmingham, AL; and five great grandchildren, Grant and Caden Howard, Lenexa, KS, Ryann and McCoy Howard, Shawnee, KS and Finneas Howard, Wichita.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2007 in the Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Manhattan with Father Joseph Popelka as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery, Wamego, KS.

A Rosary and Vigil service will be conducted by Father Merlin Kieffer at 7:30 p.m., Monday, September 17, 2007 in the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Roy Howard Memorial Fund, to be designated at a later date, and left in care of the funeral home.

JOSEPHINE WEIXELMAN
Funeral Service Time/Date: Memorial mass is pending and will be announced by the funeral home.
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Obituary: Josephine A. Weixelman, 93, Manhattan, KS passed away Friday, December 28, 2007 in her home after an extended illness.

She was born October 10, 1914 at Greenleaf, KS and had been a Manhattan resident since 1938.

In accordance with her wishes, Mrs. Weixelman’s body was donated to the K.U. Medical Center for research purposes. Obituary information and a schedule for a Memorial Mass will be announced by the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan.

WILLA MAE HEWITT
Funeral Service Time/Date: 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Location of Funeral Service: First Christian Church
115 Courthouse Plaza
Manhattan, KS 66502
Visitation Time: 7 until 8:30 p.m.,
Friday, December 28, 2007
Visitation Location: Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home
1317 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
Burial: Alta Vista Cemetery
Alta Vista, KS
Memorials: First Christian Church and left in care of the funeral home.
Obituary: Willa Mae Hewitt, 90, Manhattan, KS passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at the Stormont-Vale Regional Hospital, Topeka, KS.

She was born December 10, 1917 in Morris County, KS, the daughter of William O. Rinabarger and Mary DeLanie (Dowell) Rinabarger. She grew up near Alta Vista, KS, where she attended the local schools and was a graduate of the Alta Vista High School.

She was united in marriage to Harry Steere in 1937. They were later divorced. She was married to Pat Hewitt on April 16, 1954 at Manhattan. He preceded her in death on January 18, 1964.

Mrs. Hewitt had been a Manhattan resident since 1952. She worked in the catalog department at the Sears-Roebuck Store for 25 years (1952-1977) and as a full-time teller at the Citizens Bank and Trust Company for seven years (1976-1983). From 1985-1995, she worked part time as a teller at the bank and during the summer months was an assistant manager of the Hamilton Photo Shop at Yellowstone National Park. She retired in 1995.

She was an active member of the First Christian Church, Manhattan, serving as an elder, a deacon, an usher, the Christian Women’s’ Fellowship and the Do Day Ladies. Other memberships included the Business Professional Women’s Club; American Business Women’s Association, Pilot Club, the Wrangler Square Dance Club and was a volunteer at the Riley County Senior Service Center.

Survivors include a son, Larry R. Steere, and his wife, Kay, Arlington, TX; a daughter, Joella R. Rowland, and her husband, Jerry, Vassar, KS; a brother, Max W. Rinabarger, and his wife, Barbara, Wellsville, KS; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey and Steven Steere, Kelly Reifsneider, Karla Stovall, Peggy Roatch, Pattie Piersol and Ron Rowland; 17 great grandchildren, Nicole, Emily, Lottie, Allen, Casey, Abby, Jacob, Madison, Morgan, Josh, Justin, Paige, Gavin, Eion, Jessica, Kylee and Evan; and one great great granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 29, 2007 in the First Christian Church, Manhattan with the Revs. Neil Engle and Ben Duerfeldt officiating. Burial will follow in the Alta Vista Cemetery, Alta Vista, KS.

The family of Mrs. Hewitt will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m., Friday at the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan.

Memorial contributions can be made to the First Christian Church and left in care of the funeral home.

RUBY M. STEWART
Funeral Service Time/Date: December 15, in Brazil, Indiana
Location of Funeral Service: Brazil, Indiana
Visitation Time:
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Burial: Clearview Cemetery
Brazil, Indiana
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Obituary: Ruby M. Stewart, 101, formerly of Brazil, Indiana, died December 5, 2007, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan, Kansas.

Born in Harmony, Clay County, Indiana, February 28, 1906, she was the daughter of Bert and Sophronia Martin.

She attended the former Brazil High School and in 1923 was a member of the first graduating class of the former Van Buren High School near Harmony. She graduated with honors from the Brazil Business University in 1924 and was employed thereafter by the Prudential Insurance Company until her marriage in 1928 to the late Judge Robert B. Stewart. He died August 27, 1970, having served twenty-six years as Judge of the Clay Circuit Court, with four years remaining on his fifth term.

Mrs. Stewart was a loyal member of the First United Methodist Church in Brazil and its W.W.U. Church School Class which her husband taught for twelve years. She was also a member of the Methodist Women’s Organization, the former Ladies Literary Society, Social Science Club, a member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority since 1930, and a member of Eastern Star Chapter 80 since 1931.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Sue; a son, Reed, president emeritus of Wesley College, Dover, Delaware; a brother, Otto Martin; and four sisters, Mable Sully, Lois Turner Huron, Marie Howald and Tillie Hedge.

Survivors include one son, Dr. G. Kent Stewart, of Manhattan, Kansas, Professor Emeritus at Kansas State University; two daughters-in-law, Barbara and Beverly Stewart; two grandsons, Reed Jr. and Paul Stewart; four granddaughters, Kenna Frink, Jill Rusk, Kimberly Stewart Boechler and Elaine Stewart; one sister, Phyllis Kurtz of Ottawa, Ohio; eight great grandchildren: Kristin and Kyle Bundy, Lucas, Alexandra, Taylor and Payne Stewart, Ruby Rene’ and Rebekah Rene’ Rusk; and two nieces and four nephews.

Services were held December 15, in Brazil, Indiana, followed by burial at Brazil’s Clearview Cemetery. Local arrangements were handled by the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home of Manhattan, Kansas.

MATTHEW S. SCHLEGEL
Mass of Christian Burial Time/Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2008
10:00 a.m.
Location of Funeral Mass: Seven Dolors Catholic Church
South Juliette
Manhattan, KS 66502
Rosary Time: A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 6, 2008 in the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan with visitation to follow at 8:00 p.m.

Rosary Location: Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home
1317 Poyntz
Manhattan, KS 66502
Burial: St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery
Flush community
St. George, KS
Memorials: Memorial contributions can be made to the Matthew Schlegel Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date and left in care of the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan.
Obituary: Matthew S. Schlegel, 53, Manhattan, KS passed away Friday, October 3, 2008 in the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan.

He was born July 3, 1955 at Manhattan, the son of William (Bill) A. Schlegel and Marjorie F. Noll Schlegel. Matt grew up in Manhattan, where he attended the local schools and was a 1973 graduate of the Manhattan High School. He was also a graduate of the Manhattan Area Technical College.

He was united in marriage to Deborah Phillips on April 1, 1975 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church. She preceded him in death in January 1977. He was later married to Vicki Fair on August 1, 1981 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church. They were later divorced.

Matt was a fireman for the Manhattan Fire Department for 31 years, retiring in 2006.

At the time of his death, he was an inspector for the Code Services with the City of Manhattan.

Survivors include three sons, Matthew David Schlegel and Trisha Lucus, Olympia, WA and Michael D. Schlegel, and his wife, Alaine and Mason Derek Schlegel, all of Manhattan; a daughter, Misty Dawn Schlegel, Manhattan; his mother, Marjorie Schlegel, Manhattan; two brothers, Terry A. (Spark) Schlegel, Manhattan and H. Andrew Schlegel, and his wife, Diane, Wamego, KS; two sisters, Shirley F. Neel, and her husband, James P., Wamego and Teresa M. McMillan, and her husband, Kurt, Home City, KS; three grandchildren, Daemon Michael Schlegel, Emry Alaine Schlegel and Allison Ochs; and his fiancé, Kay Smith and her family, Sarah and Jared Ochs and Nathan Smith.

In addition to his first wife, Matt was preceded in death by his father, William Schlegel on May 31, 1996.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 7, 2008 in the Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Manhattan with Father Joseph Popelka as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Flush community, St. George, KS.

A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 6, 2008 in the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan with visitation to follow at 8:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Matt Schlegel Memorial Fund, to be designated at a later date and left in care of the funeral home.

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