Olive R. (Dodge) Kimball
Olive R. (Dodge) Kimball, 99, passed away at her home on Thursday February 15, 2007.
She was born on March 22, 1907 the daughter of Thomas W. & Eleanor Belle (Van Orsdel) Dodge. After graduating from high school, she received her teaching certificate from the Kansas State Agriculture College. On April 21, 1930, she was united in marriage to Ellery C. Kimball in Manhattan, Kansas. This union was blessed with 3 children: Lucille, Thomas and Marie. Along with raising her children, she was a vital part of helping Ellery with the farm. Ellery preceded her in death on September 20, 1976.
She was a charter member of the Zeandale Church Guild, former Deep Creek Needle Craft Club member, Tabor Valley Benefit Club and the Willing to Learn Club. Olive loved to paint, crochet, knit, quilt, arts & crafts and especially spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother: James Dodge.
Survivors include her son Thomas Kimball and his wife Judy of Manhattan, KS; two daughters: Lucille Hemphill of El Paso, TX and Marie McConnell and her husband Bill of Manhattan, KS; 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Friday February 23, 2007 at the Zeandale Community Church with Dr. Wesley Paddock presiding. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Thursday February 22, 2007 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, Kansas 66502 and from 1:00 P.M. until 1:45 P.M. at the church on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Homecare and Hospice or to the church in care of the funeral home.
Howard Francis Young
Howard Francis Young, 95, passed away February 15, 2007 at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan.
For two generations Howard Young was the ice cream maker for most of Manhattan and the surrounding communities, beginning his job at Chappelle's Creamery in the early 1930's and continuing until it closed in the late 1960's. He then went to work for the Manhattan Education Center and saw to it that each school in the district had the proper books and supplies, and the Ed Center kept tidy, clean and neat.
During his ice cream making years he was married to Pearl Young, who also worked at Chappelle's, and the two became synonymous with the public face of Chappelle’s dairy products.
Pearl Young worked in the front office and dealt with the milk producers and the public and Howard produced the ice cream and helped keep the plant productive and operating.
Howard was born on September 14, 1911 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Orma B. Young and Mary Nash Young. His grandfather Richard Young fought for "Abe Lincoln and the Union" as a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, from Vergennes, Illinois, 44th Illinois Volunteers becoming Sheriff of that community following the Civil War. His ancestor Wiliam Francis Young came to America in 1775 from England and Scotland.
The family continued to move west and Howard met and married his first wife, Virginia Lee Furlow in Coffeyville and they moved to Manhattan. A son of that marriage, Lawrence R. Young moved with his mother to Los Angeles following the divorce of Howard and Virginia.
Howard married Pearl Toburen May who had two children by a previous marriage, Ronald Young and Marlene Young. Each summer Lawrence would join the family in Manhattan and often worked with Howard and Pearl at the creamery.
Howard is survived by his son Lawrence and his two granddaughters Larissa Nelson Gregg of Chula Vista, California and Stephanie Ciulla, of San Clemente, California and Lawrence's adopted sons Omar Deleon and Everett Gutierrez of Los Angeles, and Howard's step son Ronald Young of Manhattan, and his children: Cathy Waite, Carol Thornburrow, Robert Young, Ronna Young, Rick Young, all of Manhattan, and Kirsten Thiessen of Inman, Kansas. Step daughter Marlene, a former drill major and baton leader for the Kansas State Band predeceased Howard. She had two children by her marriage to former Kansas State football player Cecil Keith, Christopher Keith of Chicago, Illinois and Erin Chaney of Miami, Florida.
Howard and Pearl eventually divorced and Howard married Vonna Henton in 1974, who remained with him in Manhattan until she passed away in 1999.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Blue Valley United Methodist Church, Manhattan, on Saturday, March 03, 2007, with burial at Sunrise Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the Blue Valley Memorial United Methodist church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.
Mildred I. McKinnon
Mildred I. McKinnon, age 93, formerly of Manhattan, died Monday morning, February 19, 2007, at the Salina Regional Health Center in Salina, Kansas.
She was born on July 6, 1913, in Buckner, Missouri, the daughter of Fred and Anna Kitchener. She was salutatorian of the Lee’s Summit, MO High School class of 1931. She resided on a farm near Oak Hill, Kansas for several years.
On June 1, 1938, she was united in marriage to Thomas “Tom” McKinnon of Wamego, Kansas. She spent most of her life as a homemaker in the Manhattan area, although she also lived in Iowa and Leavenworth, Kansas. For the past nine years she had resided in Salina.
Mrs. McKinnon was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Manhattan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, by her parents and three brothers: Kenneth, Frederick and Orval Kitchener.
Mrs. McKinnon is survived by her daughter, Lou Ann Dunn of Salina, her son, Paul McKinnon, Salina, two grandchildren: Shanna Dunn-Vigare of Topeka and Thomas A. Dunn of Sandpoint, ID, and one great grandchild.
Private family graveside services will be held at the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Manhattan, The Riley County Humane Society, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
Anthony J. Quinn
Anthony J. Quinn, age 64, of Manhattan, Kansas died February 16, 2007, at his residence in Manhattan.
He was born on October 1, 1942, in New York, New York, the son of Anthony and Margaret Quinn.
Mr. Quinn was employed for many years with the Peterson Clinical Lab in Manhattan.
He is survived by two sisters: Elizabeth A. Baxter and Margaret M. Quinn both of New York.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 22, 2007 at the St. Joseph’s Church, Bronxville, New York. Calling hours at the Fred H. McGrath and Sons Funeral Home in Bronxville will be between 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
The Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.
Bryan Alexander Adams
Bryan Alexander Adams, the son of Robert B. Adams and Kayla Hope Duncan, was stillborn, February 19, 2007, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.
Survivors include his parents of the home; one sister, Jocelyn Fate of Manhattan; grandparents: Frank Duncan of Manhattan, Darlene and Donald Sweeting of Manhattan, and Tina and Thomas Adams of Manhattan; great grandparents: Marlene Sohns of Junction City, KS, Lucy “Viola” Duncan of Midland, PA, and Maxine and Barry McKee of Ogden, KS; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, February 23rd, at the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan, KS, with Pastor John H. Smith III officiating. Family and friends are invited to meet at 10:00 A.M. Friday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home to form a procession to the cemetery.
Memorial contributions in memory of Bryan may be made to the funeral home to help with the funeral expenses. They may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.
Shirley Ann Schultz
Shirley Ann Schultz, age 68, of Manhattan, died February 21, 2007, at her residence.
She was born August 17, 1938, in Fairbury, Nebraska, the daughter of Roy and Grace (Frazier) Munyon, and had been a longtime Manhattan resident for 49 years.
Mrs. Schultz graduated from high school in Phillipsburg, Kansas.
She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, the Kansas State Alumni Association and the Kaw Valley Rodeo Association.
On June 7, 1958, in Phillipsburg, Kansas, she was married to Roger Keith Schultz. Mr. Schultz survives of the home. Additional survivors include three children: Christy Kuhn and her friend Christopher George, Linda Graham and Tim Schultz and his wife Angie all of Manhattan; one brother, Don Munyon of Phillipsburg, KS; three sisters: Betty Berney of Phillipsburg, KS, Doris Jacobs of Louisville, CO, and Lois Melton of Naponee, NE; and eight grandchildren: Katie Wright and her husband Jon of Shawnee, KS, Ryan, and Taylor Kuhn of Manhattan, Amy and Jessica Schultz of Manhattan, Caitlin and Austin Graham of Manhattan, and Justin Graham of Overland Park, KS.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 24th, at the St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 2900 Kimball Avenue, Manhattan, with Fathers Don Zimmerman and Loren Werth as Celebrants. Interment will follow in Sunrise Cemetery.
A Christian Wake Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Friday, February 23rd, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Homecare & Hospice, Inc., T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter or 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.
Leland R. Burke
Leland R. Burke, 88, passed away on Thursday February 22, 2007 at the Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan, Kansas.
He was born on May 12, 1918 in Browning, Missouri, the son of Ross Cornelius & Virginia Mary (Stanforth) Burke. Leland was united in marriage to Ida McQuown on August 14, 1938 in Chula, Missouri. This union was blessed with sixty-seven years and two children: Leland Terry & Julia.
Leland was well known as someone who loved to work hard. He owned and operated his own general/grocery store and did various other jobs to stay busy. He and Ida loved to travel and visit with family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife Ida; and a brother: Norris Burke.
Survivors include his son: Terry Burke and his wife Bonnie of Manhattan; a daughter: Julia L. Neal and her husband James of Linneus, Missouri; 7 Grandchildren, 17 Great-grandchildren and 4 Great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial Services will be held at the American/1st Baptist Church of Manhattan at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday February 27, 2007 with Pastors Alan and Karen Selig officiating. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will be at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American/1st Baptist Church of Manhattan in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.
Frank R. Eaton, Jr.
Frank R. Eaton, Jr., age 83, of Manhattan, died Saturday afternoon, February 24, 2007, at Meadowlark Hills-Collins Landing in Manhattan.
He was born on November 27, 1923, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Frank R. and Ruth E. (West) Eaton, Sr. He attended Kansas State University where he earned his Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering.
Mr. Eaton was an Army Veteran who served in the Battle of the Bulge during WWII.
Mr. Eaton was a longtime Manhattan resident where he was a Civil Engineer and co-founder of the engineering firm Schwab-Eaton and Assoc. From 1963 until 1965 he was in charge of designing a road across the Isthmus of Panama for the Panamanian Government. In 1965, he was the Chief Engineer in repairing locks in the Panama Canal.
Mr. Eaton was very active in the community. He was a member of the Manhattan Country Club, Kansas State Alumni Association and the V.F.W. Post 1786, all of Manhattan. He also was a former Director for the First National Bank in Manhattan and a founding stockholder of the Trust Company of Manhattan. He was proud of his membership in the Cherokee National Historical Society.
On August 8, 1948, at the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan, he was united in marriage to the former Mary Ann Burgwin. She preceded him in death on January 5, 1998. He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Frank R. Eaton, III in 1952.
Mr. Eaton is survived by one daughter, Lyanne Riley and her husband Neil of Columbia, Missouri, one son, Mark Eaton and his wife Julie of Springfield, Missouri, and one sister, Ruthelene Scherer of Kansas City, Kansas. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Brett Riley, Raquel Hurley and Ben Riley and three great grandchildren, Trent, Ty and Adam Hurley.
Memorial services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2007, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Neil Engle officiating. Private inurnment services will be held in the Sunset Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the American Cancer Society. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
Mark E. Rowley
Mark E. Rowley, 56, was born on April 18, 1950 in Manhattan, Kansas to Madeline & Joseph Rowley. He passed away on February 27, 2007 at Midland Hospice Care in Topeka, Kansas.
He attended schools in Manhattan. After High School, he joined the Kansas Army National Guard and was stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana.
On December 31, 1970, he was married to Sharon Yeager. They were later separated. He worked for several construction firms as a carpenter in Manhattan and surrounding areas. Mark enjoyed fishing with friends at Tuttle Creek and hunting during deer season.
He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Rowley in 1984.
Survivors include his mother: Madeline Rowley of Manhattan, KS; a brother Michael Rowley of St. George; an aunt & uncle Mariam and Marvin Buseman of Olathe.
A Memorial Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday March 6, 2007 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, Kansas 66502. The body was cremated.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
Delores Joann Payne
Delores Joann Payne, age 77 of Ogden, died Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at the Mercy Regional Health Center.
She was born on December 23, 1929 in Ogden, KS, the daughter of Oscar Charles and Dora Ethel (Diegalman) Hahn.
On June 4, 1949 in Abilene, KS, she was united in marriage to George Theodore Payne, I. He preceded her in death on May 24, 1986.
Delores was a homemaker and was a member of the Ogden Friendship House. She volunteered with the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center, Meals on Wheels and the Ogden Friendship House.
She is survived by one son, George T. Payne, II of Springfield, MO; one daughter, Shelly Payne of Ogden, KS; two granddaughters, Heather G. Smith and Randi J. Payne; three great-grandchildren and a son-in-law, Gary Romanski.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Monica Payne Romanski.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at the Main Post Chapel with Chaplain (Lt. Col.) D. Erich Schwartz officiating. Interment will follow in the Fort Riley Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established for the American Diabetes Association. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.
Carole Louise Brickei
Carole Louise Brickei, age 64, of Overland Park, Kansas, formerly of Manhattan, Kansas died Friday evening, March 2, 2007, at a family members home near Manhattan following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on May 31, 1942, in Pekin, Illinois, the daughter of Dale and Pauline (Ashby) Hennings. Carole was raised in the Denver, Colorado area where she graduated from high school.
She met Gerald M. Brickei, while he was working a job in Colorado, and they were united in marriage on January 26, 1959 in Denver. Carole then moved to Manhattan where she made their home. In 1970, she returned to school to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.
In addition to being an LPN she also held a realtor’s license and was a realtor in Manhattan for fourteen years. Following her divorce in 1984, she moved to Overland Park, Kansas, where she resumed her nursing career as a Critical Care Nurse for the next 22 years. She was a very compassionate and dedicated person in which was reflected in her nursing.
She is survived by one daughter, Holly Stepp and her husband Pat of Manhattan, two sons: Jerry Brickei of Manhattan, Paul Brickei and his wife Amy of Manhattan and by her mother: Pauline Hoover of Riley, Kansas. Also surviving are two grandchildren: Allison Elizabeth Brickei and Luke Michael Brickei, and her former husband, Gerald Brickei all of Manhattan.
Carole was preceded in death by her father.
Cremation is planned followed by private family services.
A memorial has been established for Homecare and Hospice, Inc. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
Ethel Louise Reed
Ethel Louise Reed, formerly of Manhattan, died at her home in Neosho MO Friday, March 2, 2007.
She was born November 21, 1918 to Henry and Cora (Boyd) Mall in Fort Morgan, CO.
She married Linus J. Reed in September of 1938. Ethel and Linus were residents of Manhattan from 1992 to 2005, and were members of the Grace Baptist Church.
Ethel is survived by a brother, Harold Mall of Port Lucie, Florida. Ethel has six children, Cora Gillett of Neosho MO, Carl Reed of Manhattan, KS, Karney Thomas of Oakville, Ontario, Kenneth Reed of Bay City, MI, Kay Sinclair of Parker, CO, and Kevin Reed of Gowan, MI. She has 16 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 7 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan. Rev. Robert Arthur, Associate Pastor at Grace Baptist Church will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until service time at the funeral home. Additional services will be held Saturday March 10 in Linden, MI with internment at the Colwell Cemetery in Fenton MI.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Flint Hills Parkinson's Support Group in care of the funeral home.