Sharon Kay Beckley
Sharon Kay Beckley, age 62, of Manhattan, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.
She was born on August 29, 1943, in Wichita, Kansas the daughter of Warren H. and Pauline B. (Hamilton) Longren. She was a longtime Manhattan area resident where she participated in 4-H as a youth and was a 1961 graduate of Manhattan High School.
Mrs. Beckley was a homemaker. She also was a former customer service employee for Kansas State Bank in Manhattan. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and especially enjoyed the companionship of her dog Sadie.
On May 28, 1995, in Webster, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Willis “Bud” Beckley. He survives of their home. Also surviving are two sons: Scott Boyd and his wife Megan of Lawrence, Kansas, Todd Boyd and his wife Jodi of Topeka, Kansas and a step-son: Robert Beckley and his wife Becky of Manhattan. One brother: Jerry Longren and his wife Cathy of Manhattan, one sister: Karen Carlson and her husband Vincent “Wink” of Wichita, Kansas, one granddaughter: Abby Boyd and two step-grandsons: Nathan and Justin Yankee. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2006, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Dan Stipp officiating. Mrs. Beckley was cremated.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for the American Cancer Society. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
Ricky G. Hodges
Ricky G. Hodges, age 40 of St. George, KS, died Sunday, April 9, 2006 at the Mercy Regional Health Center.
He was born on July 22, 1965 in Manhattan, KS, the son of Gene Hodges and Louise Spain.
Ricky graduated from Charles Page High in Sand Springs, OK. He was a mechanic for KDOT. He enjoyed weightlifting, bowling and fishing. Ricky was a member of ABC Bowling and Sons of the American Legion.
He is survived by one son, Carl R. Hodges of the home; his mother, Louise Spain of the home; his father Gene Hodges of Alta Vista; one sister, Michelle Banta and her husband Robbie, Jr. of St. George; one niece, Alisha Banta; one nephew, Tyler Banta and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and one uncle.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, April 13, 2006 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dr. Joseph A. Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the St. George Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:30 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.
A memorial has been established for the Ricky Hodges Memorial Fund. Memorial contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.
Tim A. Stout
Tim A. Stout, age 43, of Manhattan, died March 28, 2006, at Mercy Regional Health Center from natural causes.
He was born March 31, 1962, in Salina, Kansas, the son of Billy R. and Doris A. (Weis) Stout. Tim lived in Salina until 1976 when he moved to Manhattan, and then moved from Manhattan to Oklahoma in 2002 until February 2005 when he returned to Manhattan.
Tim graduated from Manhattan High School and then attended Kansas State University for 2 years.
He worked as the property manager for Regency Realtors for 16 years, was a Human Resources Administrator for Sykes Enterprises in Manhattan for 4 years and then 2 years in Oklahoma. He had also worked as the general manager for the Chickasaw Tribe overseeing the construction of the casino and motel complex for 10 months and then he was the Regional Human Resources manager for Lowe’s.
Tim was a member of the Human Resource Network in Manhattan, had served as a Red Cross Volunteer in Kansas and Oklahoma as a CPR and first aid instructor, and was a member of Kiwanis in Oklahoma.
Survivors include his father, Bill Stout and his wife Lorraine of Manhattan; his mother, Doris Williamson and her husband Ray of Salina; one brother, Terry Stout of Manhattan; two sisters: Tammy Zeedyk and Toni Klinger both of Salina; two step sisters: Janice Wheeler of Leon, KS, and Terry Norris of Manhattan; and his close friend Christopher Higgins of Manhattan.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan with Reverends Jim Reed and Moon-Hee Chung officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 PM Monday at the Roselawn Cemetery in Salina, Kansas, with Reverend Nancy Crowl officiating.
Family and friends may call anytime Saturday or Sunday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.
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Memorial contributions may be made to the Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.
William W. “Bill” York
William W. “Bill” York, age 82, of Manhattan, died March 17, 2006, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.
He was born August 25, 1923, in Manhattan, the son of Jessie O. and Ora (Dugan) York, and had been a lifetime area resident.
Bill served in the United States Navy as a Gunner 1st Class during World War II. He worked for the United States Postal service as a rural mail carrier, retiring in 1981.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the American Legion Post # 17, and Veterans of Foreign Wars # 1786.
On September 13, 1944, in San Francisco, CA, he was married to Mildred Jean Colwell. She preceded him in death on August 18, 1989. He later married Donna Finn on May 2, 1993, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and she survives of the home.
Additional survivors include three daughters: Bonnie J. Bammes and her husband Bob of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, Linda S. Johnson and her husband Steve of Alvord, Texas, and Billie Blankley and her husband John of Manhattan; one sister, Alletta Mae Patnode of Manhattan; two step-children: Steve Finn and his wife Leah and Patricia Stoll and her husband Karl; eight grandchildren: Scott, James, Stacey, Krista, Kari, Bonnie, Luke and Brianna; four step-grandchildren: Stephanie, Angela, Jennifer and William; and nine great-grandchildren.
Bill was also preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, March 20th, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Kevin Larson officiating. Interment will follow in Sunrise Cemetery.
Friends may call anytime Sunday at the funeral home.
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Memorial contributions may be made to Homecare & Hospice, Inc. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.
Dale R. Thomas
Dale R. Thomas, age 66, of Manhattan, died early Wednesday morning, March 8, 2006, at his residence.
He was born on July 11, 1939, in Blue Rapids, Kansas, the son of Lewis H. and Bertha Ann (Worthington) Thomas. Mr. Thomas was raised in Blue Rapids where he was baptized in the Southern Baptist Church. He attended school in Blue Rapids where he graduated from high school.
In 1956 he enlisted with the United States Navy until his honorable discharge in 1957.
Mr. Thomas attended The American College at Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania where he earned a degree as a Charter Life Underwriter (C.L.U.). He moved to Manhattan in 1966, where he was an independent life insurance salesman and financial planner.
His memberships included the Manhattan Life Underwriters Association and the United States Equestrian Federation. He was an avid Kansas State University sports fan and was active with the Ahearn Scholarship Fund.
On April 8, 1966, at the Southern Baptist Church in Manhattan, he was united in marriage to the former Della M. Falley. She survives of their home in Manhattan. Also surviving are three daughters: Valerie Felts of Manhattan, Melanie Driscoll and her husband Jon of Duluth, Minnesota and Mary Ann Funk and her husband Brad of St. George, Kansas. One brother: Orville Thomas of Blue Rapids, Kansas and eight grandchildren: Meghan and Devon Felts, Joseph, Kathleen and Tana Driscoll and Emmalee, Abbygale and Garrison Funk.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by two brothers, Donald and Harold Thomas.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2006, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Fred Holloman officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery.
Friends may call anytime Saturday and Sunday and until service time on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials have been established for the Kansas State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Pet Trust Fund and for the Flint Hills Christian School. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
Frances Wallace “Fran” Dunbar
Frances Wallace “Fran” Dunbar, age 87 of Manhattan, died Monday, February 27, 2006 at the Mercy Regional Health Center.
She was born on January 28, 1919 in Asherville, IN, the daughter of Elmer and Emma (Steuerwald) Wallace.
On October 7, 1945 in Brazil, IN she was united in marriage to Dr. John O. Dunbar. He survives of the home. Additional survivors include two daughters: Elaine Dunbar and her husband Al Hester of St. Paul, MN, and Kathleen Later and her husband Roger of Santa Monica, CA; and three granddaughters: Christina, Anna and Sarah Dunbar-Hester.
Mrs. Dunbar graduated 4th in her class of 160 from Brazil High School in Indiana, and later from Purdue University with her degree in Home Economics Education and a minor in chemistry.
She taught as a high school Home Economics teacher and later at Purdue University prior to her marriage to John.
Mrs. Dunbar was a homemaker. Her memberships include the First Christian Church and the Do-Day Group, P.E.O Chapter GU, Domestic Science, University Social Club, Quilt Guild, Sewing Guild, life member of the Purdue Alumni Association, and was the first president of the Purdue Home Economics Alumni Association.
Fran was a wonderful cook, enjoyed sewing, traveling and home decorating. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Memorial services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Friday at the First Christian Church with Reverend Neil Engle officiating. Private family inurnment services will be in Sunrise Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.
Robert R. “Bob” Hansen
Robert R. “Bob” Hansen, age 63, of Manhattan, died May 16, 2006, at his residence after a short battle with cancer.
He was born June 12, 1942, in the Chicago, Illinois area, the son of Elwood and Theresa (Gervais) Hansen.
Bob served in the United States Army in Korea and in the Vietnam Conflict. He returned to his wife in Manhattan and was employed by the McCall Pattern Company for 35 years.
On May 1, 1965, at the St. Joseph Church on McDowell Creek, he married Phyllis M. Toy. Phyllis survives of the home. Additional survivors include his parents of Albuquerque, NM; one sister, Karen Hansen of Largo, FL; three sons and families: Todd and his wife Brandi Hansen of St. George, Jason and his wife Denise Hansen of Blue Springs, MO, and James Hansen of Chico, CA; three granddaughters: Josie, Shaunasey and Ava; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother Don Hansen.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday at Seven Dolors Catholic Church with Father Joseph S. Popelka as Celebrant. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph’s Cemetery on McDowell Creek south of Manhattan.
A Parish Vigil/Rosary service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Seven Dolors Catholic Church or Homecare & Hospice, Inc. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.
Gwendolyn Christie Ann Booth
Gwendolyn Christie Ann Booth, age 99 of Manhattan, died Monday, May 22, 2006 at the St. Joseph Village.
She was born on December 14, 1906 in Rossville, KS, the daughter of Edmund and Minerva (Soupene) Paslay. Her family moved to Manhattan and she was a resident of Manhattan the rest of her long life. One of her recollections was of going to first grade at Bluemont School the first year it opened. She graduated from Manhattan High School and attended Kansas State where she met her future husband
On October 24, 1930 in Manhattan, KS, she was united in marriage to Fletcher Booth. They celebrated their 75th Wedding Anniversary this past year. He survives of the home.
Gwen loved her family, singing, all living creatures and her garden.
In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Pate and her husband George of Dunedin, FL and Jeanne Chelikowsky and her husband Richard of Cedar Rapids, IA; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, LeRoy Paslay and his wife Aileen.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, May 26, 2006 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home with Rev. Moon-Hee Chung officiating. A private family inurnment will be in the Sunset Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the KSU Gardens. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.
Merlyn Roy McIntosh
Merlyn Roy McIntosh, age 70, of Columbia, Missouri, died Friday morning, May 19, 2006, at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri, of complications following a heart attack.
He was born on May 22, 1935, in Rochester, New York, the son of James Curtis and Phyllis A. (Kuntz) McIntosh. He spent his childhood in Rochester and graduated from Brighton High School in 1953. He continued his education upon moving to Manhattan to attend Kansas State University. There he met his future wife, Janice Jean (Olson) McIntosh. They were married on June 29, 1956, in the first wedding to be held in the newly built All Faith's Chapel at Kansas State. A year later, he graduated with a BS degree in Business Administration. In 1957, he moved to Mason City, Iowa where he went to work for the JC Penney Company. Following his heart for helping people with challenges, he returned to school to study social work and in 1964 he received a Masters Degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia. He was a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW).
Mr. McIntosh pursued a long career in mental health in Missouri, beginning at the Marshall State School and Hospital, where he worked from 1964-1966. He transferred to the State Division of Aging in 1966 and traveled throughout the state performing inspections and certifications of facilities catering to the elderly. He also held positions at the Fulton State Hospital and the Missouri State Hospital in St. Joseph until his retirement in 1997.
His love for family and interest in people extended into the community where he was a Boone County (MO) 4-H leader and a member and deacon at the First Christian Church of Columbia.
He is survived by his former wife Janice, of Manhattan, Kansas, and by his three children: Julie Ann Leach and her husband Corl of Rocklin, California, Andrew Edwin McIntosh of Boulder, Colorado and Jean Elizabeth McIntosh of Lawrence, Kansas and his granddaughter: Kelsey Colleen Leach of Rocklin, California. He is also survived by his sister: Phyllis C. Bridwell and her husband John of Boulder, Colorado. His best friend and traveling co-pilot; his miniature dachshund, Hans, also survives.
Mr. McIntosh was preceded in death by his parents, by one brother: James Louis McIntosh and by his son: Craig George McIntosh, who died in 1960.
Private inurnment services will be held for family members in the Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan, Kansas. He will be buried next to his son, Craig.
A Memorial Celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 12, at the First Christian Church in Columbia, Missouri.
Memorials have been established for the Boone Hospital Fund (Columbia, MO), the American Diabetes Association and the Columbia (MO) Animal Shelter. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
Brett Bodily, age 70, of Manhattan, died June 5, 2006, at the Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, KS.
He was born July 24, 1935, in Gusher, Utah, the son of Christopher William and Dortha M. (Jorgsnsen)Bodily. Brett and lived in Gusher until he was 22 when he moved to Salt Lake City, he lived in Portland, Oregon, and Bellevue, Washington prior to moving to Manhattan in 1986.
Brett was an industrial/commercial painting and coating contractor and owned Mason’s Coatings. He was a business owner for more than 45 years.
He was a life member and High Priest of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and was in the Bishopric several times. He enjoyed playing golf.
On September 1, 1987, in Manhattan, he was married to Sarah S. English. Mrs. Bodily survives of the home. Additional survivors include eight children: Merrill Bodily and his wife Tawna of Hacienda Heights, CA, Trudy Gibby and her husband Wendal of Springville, UT, Tanya Roth and her husband Tom of Beaverton, OR, Jeremy Mitchell of Cheyenne, WY, Amy M. Bodily of Centralia, CO, David Bodily and his wife Mary Beth of Fort Hood, TX, Doug Bodily of Manhattan, and Rebecca Bodily of Fort Ruckers, AL; two sisters: Sylva Goodwin of Salt Lake City, UT, and Ann Bodily of St. George, UT; and ten grandchildren: Jordan and Garrett Bodily, Krissa, Andrew, Neil, Conrad and Jake Gibby, Benjamin Bodily, Benjamin Mitchell and Darci Bodily.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by five brothers: Rhul, Vahl, Garn, Evan and Norman Bodily.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2812 Marlatt Avenue, Manhattan, KS. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Friday at the Miller Cemetery near Everest, KS.
Family and friends may call from 9:00 A.M. Friday at the Church prior to the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brett Bodily Memorial Fund. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.
Tina Ruth Thomas
Tina Ruth Thomas, age 50 of Manhattan, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at her residence.
She was born on March 12, 1956 in Alabama, the daughter of Gilbert R. and Nadine (Brollier) Thibault.
On August 4, 1978 in Wichita, KS, she was united in marriage to Michael Thomas. He survives of the home.
Tina was a registered nurse, a loving mother, and a loving wife. She was member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Monica Thomas of Kansas City, KS, Zachary Thomas of Manhattan, KS and Clarissa Thomas of Manhattan, KS; one sister, Lisa Watkins; five brothers, Daniel Thibault, Thomas Thibault, Michael Thibault, Alan Thibault and Jason Thibault.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, June 17, 2006 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Father Joseph Popelka officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:00 P.M. Friday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established for the Tina Thomas Memorial Fund. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.