Kathryn Bohannon  1951-1992
Kathryn Bohannon 1951-1992

Kathryn T. Bohannon

     FORT COLLINS, Colo. Word has been received of the death of former Manhattan resident Kathryn T. Bohannon, 40, Littleton, Colorado, on May 3, 1992, as the result of injuries she sustained in an automobile accident.

     Ms. Bohannon was born August 24, 1951, in Seneca.  She grew up in Manhattan, and graduated from Manhattan High School in 1969. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi, and graduated Cum Laude from Kansas State University in 1974.

     She was a graduate student of Colorado State University in the Department of Design and Merchandising and Consumer Sciences in 1991.  Prior to her return to school, Kathryn was an Environmental Consultant in Denver and an Environmental Engineer with Eastman Kodak in Windsor, Colorado and Rochester, New York.  She did volunteer work for Larimer Country Hospice and the American Cancer Society.

     She married David J. Folkes on Sept. 29, 1984, in Fort Collins.  He survives of the home in Littleton.

     Other survivors include her father and stepmother, Robert and Judy Bohannon, Greenville, N.C., and two sisters, Karen S. Verti, Fort Collins, and Ellen K. Oppenlander, Clark, Mo.

     The funeral was conducted this morning at the Reager Funeral home in Fort Collins.  Pastor Bob Stauch officiated.  Burial was in Grandview Cemetery at Fort Collins.


Norma Byrd  1951-1999
Norma Byrd 1951-1999

Norma Gail (Byrd) White

     Norma Gail (Byrd) White, 48 Manhattan, died Wednesday, August 4, 1999, at Mercy Health Center on College Avenue following a sudden illness.

     She was born Jan. 1, 1951 at Manhattan.  She grew up in Manhattan and attended the local public schools.  She was married to Weldon W. White on Jan. 8, 1978 at Manhattan.

     Mrs White was a lifelong resident of Manhattan.  She worked in the child daycare centers, first at the First United Methodist Church, and later at the Douglas Center.  She later worked as a homecare giver, first through the Social and Rehabilation Services and later with the Three Rivers Independent Living Resource Center in Wamego.  She was a member of the Church of Christ in Manhattan.  She was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Cindy Sue White.

     Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Carrie Lewis, Manhattan;  a son Wayne White, Manhattan;  five step-sons, Ernest White, Wamego, and Weldon W. White Jr., Chester White, Rex White and Howard White, all of Ogden;  a brother, Rodney Byrd, San Diego, Calif.;  two sisters, Lynn Holtman, Belvue, and Nancy Backman, Riley; and three step grandchildren.

   Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home in Manhattan with Brian Cobb officiating.  Burial will follow in Dwight Cemetery in Dwight. 

Chuck Carlson  1949-2006
Chuck Carlson 1949-2006

Charles (Chuck) Carlson

  

     Charles (Chuck) Carlson, 57, of Leonardville, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.

     Some of the following information was provided by his family.

     He was born Sept. 26, 1949, in Manhattan, the son of Donald and Roma (Liby) Carlson.  He graduated from Manhattan High School in the class of 1969.

     Chuck worked for facilities management at KSU for 30 years, retiring in 2004.

     He is survived by his father, Donald Carlson and his wife Marion of Scotia, Neb., his mother Roma Riek and husband Don of Clay Center; four brothers, Alan Carlson and wife Kathy of Eudora, Tim Carlson of Charleston, S.C., Lonnie Carlson and wife Catherine of Seattle, Wash., and Dennis Riek of Clay Center; three sisters, Terri Snyder and Brent of Clay Center, DeeAnn Roy and husband Daniel of Scotia, Neb., and Rita Alexander and husband Ross of Greeley, Co., and 11 nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Holmes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley, with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Holmes Pfiefley Funeral Home in Riley, Kansas.  Burial will be in the Leonardville Cemetery, Kansas.

Mozelle Channel,
Added June 2013
Provided by Gail Kenagy
 
Mozelle died 3 years ago in February. She was living in Texas at the time, so she was able to be around her mother and daughters, and grandchildren. She had a few heart attacks and just couldn't get her health back. It was unexpected, and sad...
 
Raymond L Dennis 1951 - 2016
Raymond L Dennis 1951 - 2016
Raymond L Dennis

Raymond L. Dennis, 64, of Robinson, IL, died at 3:38 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at his home. He was born August 15, 1951 in Fort Lee, VA, the son of Charles Dennis & Virginia Cantwell Dennis, both of whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Rodney Dennis and Randy McQuin.
He is survived by his siblings & their spouses, Rev. Roger & Barbara Dennis (Russell, KS), Rose Marie & Glen Thompson (Norwalk, IA), Ruth Ann & David Barron (Santa Rosa, CA), Roberta Dennis & Arlen Peter (Ames, IA); as well as several nieces and nephews.
He graduated from high school in Manhattan, KS in 1969. He went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army Reserves from October 1969-November 1975. Family meant everything to Raymond, and they will forever remember the love he had and shared with them.
Denise Dixon  1951-2002
Denise Dixon 1951-2002

Denise (Dixon) Wells

     Denise Ann Wells, 51, Manhattan, died Wednesday, October 30, 2002, at the Mercy Regional Health Center after an extended illness.

     She was born Sept. 26, 1951, at Jonesboro, Ark., the daughter of Lyle and Carol (McNeal) Dixon.

     She graduated from Kansas State University in 1989, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, with a major in accounting.

     She attended Sedalia Community Church and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Alumni Club, Job's Daughters, and had been a Girl Scout leader.

     She was married Dec. 20, 1970, to Gregory Wells; he survives of the home.

     Mrs. Wells is also survived by one son, Sean Wells, Manhattan; one daughter, Samantha Gust, Manhattan; her parents, Lyle and Carol Dixon, Manhattan; and two sisters, Madelyn Short, Manhattan and Cheri Vines, Wichita.

Mike Christensen  1951-2000
Mike Christensen 1951-2000

 Michael Keith Christensen

     Michael Keith Christensen, 49, died Saturday, September 9, 2000, in El Mirage, Arizona, after an extended illness.  Mr Christensen was a Manhattan resident until 1992.

     He was born April 3, 1951, in Lincoln, Nebraska.  He moved to Manhattan in 1960, when his father accepted a teaching position at Kansas State University.

     He graduated from Manhattan High School in 1969 and worked for many years at The McCall Pattern Company and Dillions as a baker.  He moved to Arizona in 1992 to live near his parents who had retired to Sun City West, Ariz.

     He is survived by his parents, Keith and Gertrude Christensen of Sun City West, Ariz., and a brother Jon Christensen and his children Mathew and Erin of Wichita.

Al Hanson  1950-1984
Al Hanson 1950-1984

Louis Alfred Hanson

     Louis Alfred Hanson, 33 died Friday, October 12, 1984.  He was the son of Myron R. and Vera M. (Montgomery) Hanson.

     Mr. Hanson was born Dec. 29, 1950 in Manhattan.  He attended Manhattan public schools and graduated from Manhattan High School in 1969.

     He was a graduate of Kansas State University in 1974, and received a commission from the Department of Military Science.  Mr. Hanson was a school teacher in elementary school systems in both New York and North Carolina and worked as a painter in Manhattan.

     Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Luehring of New York, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Myron R. Hanson, Manhattan; and two sisters, Teresa (Terry) Peterson of Randolph, and Joy Richards of Hayden Lake, Idaho.

     Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Cowan-Edwards-Yorgensen Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Randolph-Fancy Creek Cemetery, Randolph, Kansas.

Jim Harder  1951-1981
Jim Harder 1951-1981

James Douglas Harder

     Word has been received here of the death in a traffic accident March 12, 1981, in California of James Douglas Harder, a former resident of Manhattan.

     He was a 1969 graduate of Manhattan High School and was graduated from Kansas State University, cum laude, in 1973.  Mr. Harder was a former employee of Safeway.

     He is survived by his wife, Melissa Harder, Modesto, Calif.;  his parents, George and Elva May Harder, Coundil Grove;  three sisters, Rita Loomis, Council Grove, and Susan G. Harder and Anita Jo Harder, both of Emporia;  four brothers, Paul Henry Harder II, College Station, Texas, Kenneth Harder and Karl Harder, both of Cottonwood Falls, and Monty J. Harder, Council Grove.

     Memorial services were held March 18, at the Central United Methodist Church, Stockton, Calif.  Burial was in Cherokee Memorial Park, Stockton.

Denise D. Henoch 1951 - 2015
Denise D. Henoch 1951 - 2015

Denise D. Henoch, 63, Ottawa passed Sept 15, 2015. Memorial Service 5pm Sat, Sept 19, Elks Lodge 114 1/2 West 2nd St, Ottawa, KS 66067. Mrs. Henoch was born November 16, 1951 in Manhattan, KS.
 

Stephen Hetzler
 
GEARY CO. SHERIFF Geary County Sheriffs deputies, Emergency Management and paramedics were dispatched Wednesday December 4 to the 2300 block of Poland Road in Geary County to investigate a report of a man hit by a rock and knocked unconscious.

Deputies and fire personnel found the victim, identified as, Stephen Hetzler, 63, of Manhattan, Kansas unresponsive. Hetzler was pronounced dead by fire personnel on scene.

Reportedly, Hetzler was working for a local company and using explosives to detonate rocks in the area. It is believed that Hetzler was standing too close to the detonation area and was struck by one large lime-stone rock and possibly several other smaller rocks as a result of the detonation. Law enforcement witnesses reported the incident occurred sometime between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m.

The preliminary investigation ruling identified this as a work related accident but the incident is still under investigation by the Geary County Sheriff’s Department, U.S. Department of Labor-Division of Mine Safety and Health Administration and the Kansas State Fire Marshal.
Judy Eileen (Hoerner) Livingston 1951 - 2017
Judy Eileen (Hoerner) Livingston 1951 - 2017
    Judy Eileen Livingston, 66, of Manhattan, KS, passed away Friday, December 15th, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was a housekeeper at Putnam Hall at Kansas State University and will be remembered as a very proud, thoughtful and private person. 

    Judy was born in Manhattan, on July 17, 1951, the daughter of the late Mary Ellen (Cox) and Robert Earl Hoerner. She proud graduate from Manhattan High School in the spring of 1969. On June 4, 1989, she was united in marriage to Robert L. Livingston. Judy and Robert attended Blue Valley United Methodist Church in Manhattan. 

    Judy is survived by her husband, Robert of the home; three sisters, Kay (Toby) Powell, of St. George; Betty (Matt) Schneweis, of Milton Florida; Janet (John) Chas, of Leonardville; as well as many nieces and nephews.
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Cynthia Starr Hunter-Hutchinson
April 18th 1951 - April 16th 2015
 
Cynthia Starr Hunter-Hutchinson passed on April 16, 2016 in Laguna Beach, California, after a two-year battle with brain cancer.
 
She is the daughter of Dr. James and Dorothy Hunter, with sisters Leslie and Lorrie and brother Jim.
Her daughters are Kelly Hutchinson Kai and Dana Hutchinson.
 
She was a graduate of Colorado State University and became Miss Colorado in 1974.
 
 
 
Jody House  1951-2005
Jody House 1951-2005

Jody House Wrightson

     Jody House Wrightson, 53, Columbus, Ohio, died Saturday, January 29, 2005, in a Columbus hospital after battling multiple sclerosis for 29 years.

     She was born May 11, 1951 in Hutchinson, the daughter of Mel and Mary House.  She graduated from Manhattan High School in 1969.  She graduated cum laude from Kansas State University with a bachelor's and master's degree.  In 1995, she earned a doctor's degree from Ohio State University after eight years of study.  She was a graduate teacher's assistant from 1972 to 1974.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

     She is survived by parents Mel and Mary House of Manhattan;  a sister, Marcie Dow of Salina; and a brother, Roger House, who had lived with Jody for the last 11 years to take care of his sister;  three nieces and nephews; and seven great nieces and nephews, all of Salina.

Karen Jones  1951-2004
Karen Jones 1951-2004

Karen E. (Jones) Prevette

    Karen E. Prevette, 52, of Bluefield, Va., died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at the Ohio State University Medical Center.

     She was a 1969 graduate of Manhattan High School and a 1973 graduate of Kansas State University.

     She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, P.E.O. Sisterhood, and the Red Hat Society of Bluefield, Va.  She was employed for many years in the clothing retailing industry and she also worked for Fidelity Investments Services in Kentucky.

     She was preceded in death by her husband Prince Prevette in July 2001.  She is survived by children, Lisa Ward and husband Chris of Cincinnati; and twins Tony Prevette and Laurie Prevette of Radford, Va.;  parents C. Clyde and Midge Jones of Manhattan;  a sister, Kristin Schoeff and husband Eric of Columbus, Ohio;  a brother, Clifton Jones and wife Kim of Topeka;  and sister-in-law Dani Messamore and Laura Neff of Tenn.

     Services will be in Bluefield, Va.  Inurnment will be at Monte Vista Memorial Gardens, Johnson City, Tenn.  Arrangements are being handled by Southwick-Good and Fortkamp Funeral Chapel in Columbus, Ohio.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Center for Basic Cancer Research, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506.

Pam Just  1951-1981
Pam Just 1951-1981

Pamela Sue (Just) Younkin

     Pamela Sue Younkin, 29, Oklahoma City, Okla., died Friday, Nov. 18, 1981, at Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City.  Cause of death was undisclosed.

     Sue was born Dec. 22, 1951, the daughter of Bill and Nelva Lee Just.  She grew up in the Manhattan area, graduated from Manhattan High School in 1969, attended Kansas State University for three years and married Charles Younkin.

     Survivors include her husband, of the home in Oklahoma City; a daughter, Carley, and a son, Jeremy, both of the home;  a brother, Randy Just, Oklahoma City;  and grandparents, Harold and Mabel Dunham, Salina.

     Mrs. Younkin was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Oklahoma City, and was a Brownie troop leader in Oklahoma City. She was a board member of IONE Branch YMCA, and was a volunteer for the March of Dimes.

     Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Resurrection Cemetery Chapel, Oklahoma City.  Smith and Kernke Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Randy B. Lawrence 1951-2015
Randy B. Lawrence 1951-2015

Randal B. “Randy” Lawrence, age 63, of Manhattan, died May 28, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.
He was born May 29, 1951, in Manhattan, the son of Kenneth B. and Norma M. (Spaniol) Lawrence.
Randy graduated from Manhattan High School 1969 and from Manhattan Area Technical College in auto mechanics in 1969. He worked for McCall Pattern Company in the machine folding department and as a printer for 34 years. Randy was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the National Hot Rod Association. (NHRA).

His passion was drag racing and he raced whatever, whenever and wherever he could. He was so happy that his sons shared his interest in racing and would rather spend their weekends with him racing above all else. He enjoyed all things related to WWII and aviation. He loved babies and never passed up a chance to hold them. Most of all Randy loved his family and he enjoyed spending time with them.

On July 17, 1977, in Fostoria, Kansas, he was married to Sara S. Strifler. Sara survives of the home. Additional survivors include his two sons: Kyle and Kevin Lawrence both of Manhattan; two granddaughters: Brooke and Jordan Lawrence both of Manhattan and three siblings: Lynn Steenbarger of Manhattan, Richard Lawrence of Wichita, KS, and Roger Lawrence of El Dorado, KS; and many nieces and nephews.  Randy was preceded in death by his parents and by his daughter-in-law, Jeryka Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeryka Lawrence Memorial Fund or Racers for Christ. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.
 
Sally Lewis  1951-2003
Sally Lewis 1951-2003

Sally Anne Lewis

    Sally Anne Lewis, 52, Manhattan, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at Mercy Regional Health Center after an extended illness.

     She was born March 6, 1951, in Manhattan, the daughter of Donald L. Lewis and Della Mae Davis Lewis.  She grew up in Manhattan, attending the local schools, and was a 1969 graduate of Manhattan High School.  She later took bookkeeping and accounting classes at the Manhattan Area Vocational School.

     Ms. Lewis began working as a bookkeeper for the McCall Pattern Company in Manhattan in February 1972.  At the time of her death, she had accumulated more than 31 years of service with the company.

     She was preceded in death by a brother, Allen Lewis.

     Survivors included her parents, Donald and Della Mae Lewis, Manhattan;  and two brothers, Russell W. Lewis, Wamego, and Richard D. Lewis, Manhattan.

     Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home with the Rev. John R. Lewis officiating.  Cremation will follow with inurnment at a later date in the Riley Cemetery in Riley.

Pat Marks  1951-2001
Pat Marks 1951-2001

Patrick "Pat" L. Marks

    Patrick L. Marks, 50, Abilene, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, in Abilene.

     He was born March 6, 1951, in Manhattan, the son of Leo and Helen Lutz Marks.  He grew up in Manhattan, attended the local schools and graduated from Manhattan High School with the class of 1969.

     He attended Kansas State University and graduated from Manhattan Vocational Technical College in electrical power and distribution.  He worked at DS&O Rural Electric for 29 years.

     On April 2, 1977, he was united in marriage to Earleen Barnes in Manhattan.  Their entire married life was spent in the Abilene area.  She survives of the home.

     He was a member or St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Abilene, the Abilene Elk's Club, Red Bud Lake Association, Geary Country Fish & Game Association and IBEW No. 304

     His family described him as a kind and friendly man, loving husband, father and grandfather.

     Survivors include two sons, Toby Marks and wife Callie, Kansas City, Mo., and Shawn Marks of the home:  one daughter, Suzanne Marks, of the home;  his mother Helen Marks, Manhattan;  one brother, Michael Marks and wife Jan, Manhattan;  four sisters, Majory Myers and husband Steve, Kansas City, Mo., Janet Becraft and husband Dave, Grandview, Mo., Kim Baldwin and Roberta Surs, both of Manhattan;  one grandson, Chandler Marks;  mother-and father-in-law, Clyde and Betty Barnes, sister-in-law, Rachell, nieces, nephews and other relatives.  He was preceded in death by his father, Leo Marks, in 1966.

     A Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, Nov. 6.

     The family of Mr. Marks would like to say thank you to those who sent cards, plants, flowers, good food, help and comfort to them.  Contributions to the Abilene Athletic Department and the American Heart Association have been overwhelming, they say.  His passing was sudden and unexpected, but it is truly amazing how many lives he touched with his smile, helpful ways and never-give-up attitude.  They wish to extend God's blessing to all who were kind to them during this time.

DeWayne McManis  1951-2008
DeWayne McManis 1951-2008
DeWayne "Mac"  McManis

    DeWayne "Mac" McManis, 56, of Manhattan, died Sunday, July 27, 2008 at his home from an extended illness.

      The family provided some of the following information.

      Mr. McManis was born Oct. 25, 1951, to Ray and Erma (Pawsey) McManis in Manhattan, where he was a lifetime resident.

      DeWayne attended Manhattan High School and graduated in 1969.  He served six years in the Kansas Army National Guard.  He worked for Kershaw Ready Mix and Sutterlin Trucking before he owned his own truck and leased it to Berry Trucking.  He then continued work for Sports Associated, Interlace Video, Yoshamira Suzuki Road Racing Team and Keim.

      He loved riding motorcycles, working with wood, and being outside.  He loved to laugh and always enjoyed a good joke.

      On July 22, 1978, he married Genivee (Jan) Springer.  They had one child, a son, Kevin McManis.  Both survive of the home.

     He was preceded in death by his father Ray C. McManis.

      Survivors include his wife and son of Manhattan;  his mother, Erma McManis of Manhattan;  his brother, Dennis McManis and his wife Linda of Bradenton, Fla.;  his sister, Dianne Still and her husband Mitch of Palm Harbor, Fla.;  numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, as well as many close friends.

      Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at the Carnahan-Garrison Cemetery south of Olsburg, with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating.  Respect calls may be made anytime Tuesday at the Holmes-Pfeifley funeral Home in Riley, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday.

      Memorial contributions may be made to the McManis Family and may be sent to Mrs. Jan McManis at 5779 Elbo Ridge Drive, Manhattan, KS 66502.

Michael W. Monroe 1951-2010
Michael W. Monroe 1951-2010
MICHAEL W MONROE MAR 25, 1951 - MAY 1, 2010

Michael Willis Monroe, 59, of Modesto, passed away May 1, 2010. Michael attended
UCLA and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in cinematography & filmmaking.

He went on to win first place honors for his City of Modesto video in a national competition sponsored by A&E Network. He also received a CableACE Award and other recognitions for local cable TV production.

He was a long time member of Boys Club. Michael was an avid golfer and animal lover, and will be dearly missed by his friends and family.

He is survived by daughters Shannon Dorn and Sabrina Mellen; mother Helen Monroe; siblings Dennis Monroe, Donald Monroe, and Marilyn Kilmer; and seven nieces and nephews.

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Vaughn Murphy  1950-2004
Vaughn Murphy 1950-2004

Vaughn L. Murphy II

    Vaughn L. Murphy II, 53, of Manhattan, died Feb. 13, 2004, in his home.

     He was born Dec. 30, 1950, at Phillipsburg, the son of Martha Reddington Murphy and Vaughn L. Murphy.  He grew up in Phillipsburg and Manhattan, where he attended local schools and was a 1969 graduate of Manhattan High School.  He had also taken classes at area vocational schools.

     He married Julie Mahloch on Dec. 20, 2001, in Manhattan.  She survives of the home.

     Mr. Murphy had been a longtime resident of Manhattan and worked for more than 20 years as a truck mechanic for Penske and Ryder Truck Lines.

     In addition to his wife, Mr. Murphy is survived by a daughter, Michelle Warner of Manhattan;  two step daughters, Kaysha Cooper of Marshfield, Mo., and Bridgette Polson of Manhattan;  his mother, Martha Murphy of Manhattan; and one step grandson.

     He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Martha Hoover.

     Cremation is planned.  Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home.  Inurnment will be at a later date.


Shirley Schlegel 1951-2009
Shirley Schlegel 1951-2009

Shirley F. Neel (Schlegel)


Shirley F. Neel, age 57, of Wamego died Sunday March 1, 2009 at the Promise Regional Hospital, Hutchinson, Kansas.

She was born on August 6, 1951 in Manhattan, Kansas the daughter of William A. & Marjorie F. (Noll) Schlegel. She was a Clerk for the Topeka Post Office.

Shirley was united in marriage to James “Pat” Neel on April 15, 1968 in Manhattan, Kansas. This union was blessed with 18 children.

She loved being a mother, grandmother, wife and dear friend. Family was very important to Shirley and she loved providing for her “babies”. Her Catholic Faith was very near to her heart and she was a true follower of the Lord. Shirley showed her strength as she vigorously fought cancer for 6 years.

Shirley was preceded in death by her son: William Charles “Billy” Neel on July 3, 1969; her father: William in 1996 and her brother: Matthew in October 2008.

Survivors include her husband Pat of the home; her mother Marjorie Schlegel of Manhattan; 17 children: Jimmy Neel and his wife Kelly of Junction City, KS; Jeff Neel of Manhattan; Greg Neel of Wamego; Kristi Fouraker and her husband Jeff of Blair, NE; Kim Long and her husband Duke of Topeka, KS; Brandi Neel, Sean Neel and Brooke Smith and her husband Brad, all of Wamego; Heather Isbell and her husband Corey of Concordia, KS; Shane Neel and Erin Steele and her husband Joe, all of Wamego; Ashleigh Kohler and her husband Jonathan of Tonganoxie, KS.; Whitney Neel, Chelsie Neel, Shaeleigh Neel, Shamus Neel and Teagan Neel, all of Wamego. She is also survived by 2 brothers: Terry Schlegel of Manhattan, KS and Andrew Schlegel of Wamego, KS; a sister: Teresa McMillan of Home City, KS ; 22 grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday March 5, 2009 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Manhattan with Father Joseph Popelka, Father John Pilcher and Father Carl Dekat officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery, Manhattan, Kansas.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday March 4, 2009 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name and left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, Manhattan, Kansas.

On-line condolences may be left for the family by clicking "send condolences" on this page.

Memorial Funds:  Shirley Neel Memorial Fund

Jim Pauly  1950-1998
Jim Pauly 1950-1998

James J. Pauly Jr.

    James J. Pauly Jr., 47, Emporia, died from cancer May 11, 1998, at his home.

     He was born Oct. 15, 1950, at Manhattan.  He married Judith M. Kearn on May 19, 1983 in Manhattan.  He moved from Manhattan to Emporia in January 1985.

     Survivors include his wife of the home; two daughters, Shylo Pauly and Regina Klein, both of Lawrence;  and two grandchildren.

     Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Roberts-Blue-Barnet Chapel in Emporia. 

Sheryl E Paustian 1951 - 2012
Sheryl E Paustian 1951 - 2012


Sheryl E. Paustian

Sheryl Elaine Brotbeck, 60, of Mission, Kansas, passed away Saturday, June 16 2012, at home, surrounded by her loving family and friends.    

Sheryl was born November 24, 1951, to the late Donald L. Paustian, Sr. and Lydia L. Gessell in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  Sheryl graduated from Manhattan High School in 1969 and went on to attend Kansas State University.  Sheryl worked as a bookkeeper for Motorville, Inc. and retired after 30 years in the performance automotive industry.     

Sheryl was a member of the American Business Woman’s Association and was the Woman of the Year in 1980. Sheryl was a supporter of the arts and was a member of the Friends of the Kansas City Symphony, Chamber Music and Powell Gardens.  She was a lifelong contributor to the Juvenile Diabetes Association as well as a participant in the Whisper Walk for Ovarian Cancer.
 
She is preceded in death by her mother and beloved step-father Dale S. Gessell.     

Sheryl is survived by her loving husband, Richard; her twin sister, Sharon Gieber and husband Dale; three brothers, Donald L. Paustian, Jr. and wife Beverly, William R. Paustian and wife Pamela, Daniel Paustian and significant other, Terrie Pattee; mother in law, Patricia Brotbeck; sister in law, Catherine Way; brother in law, John H. Brotbeck, III and wife Nelle; brother in law Ben and wife, Dr. Mechele Peterson; and  ten nephews, two nieces and many dear family members and friends.
Barbara Pound  1951-2007
Barbara Pound 1951-2007

Barbara J. Risner (Pound)

  

Barbara Jo (Pound) Risner, of South Fayette, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 28, 2007, after a prolonged illness.

  Barbara received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Kansas State University and taught preschool and kindergarten in public and private schools for many years in Kansas, Texas and Pennsylvania.

She was instrumental in founding Tender Shepherd Preschool at South Hills Bible Chapel and later taught kindergarten at Hillcrest Christian Academy, Bethel Park, for three years.  Barbara was an active Christian who helped coordinate and teach in the Pioneer Club Program at her church, where she and her husband taught preschool Sunday school for many years. 

Surviving are her husband of 23 years, Joel; daughters, Ashley Anne and Emily Elizabeth, and sisters, Loretta Ross and husband Richard, of Columbia, Mo., and Judy Hedeen and husband John, of Topeka, Kan., and their children and grandchildren.

Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the Warchol Funeral Home Inc., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in South Hills Bible Chapel, McMurray.

Jean A Reynard 1951 - 2010
Jean A Reynard 1951 - 2010



JEAN ANN (REYNARD) DORSEY

Jean Ann Dorsey, age 58, of Lake Quivira, Kansas, passed away peacefully at home on April 14, 2010. She was surrounded by her loving family and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She was born in Manhattan, Kansas, the fifth child of Leon M. and Martha L. Reynard on November 4, 1951. She was preceded in death by her parents and two older brothers, Jim and John Reynard. Jean and her siblings grew up in the Reynard family restaurant business in Manhattan, and she continued her active involvement until Reynard's West was closed in 1986. Her background in the family business led her to a career in restaurant food sales in Topeka, first with Evco and then with Allen Foods, until she retired in 2003.

Jean graduated from Manhattan High School and attended Kansas State University. In 1969, she married Bob Snyder of Manhattan. During their years together they had two children, Sonya and Paul, and were divorced in 1976. In 1980, Jean met Jim Dorsey who she called the "love of her life." They married in 1981, and were privileged to have Jim's daughter Jennifer live with them from the start, joining Jean's daughter and son to form what would become the perfect blended family. Jean had a passion for every part of her life, but especially for her children and grandchildren.

Her boundless energy and generous spirit left a lasting impression on everyone she met. Among countless other memories, we recall her serving six times as the Easter Bunny for the annual Kansas Governor's Easter Egg Hunt in Topeka. Her grandchildren attended the big event and only recently learned that their "Mimi" was the Bunny. Jean is survived by her husband of nearly 29 years, Jim Dorsey, her daughter Sonya Disidore and husband Tony, her son Paul Snyder and wife Kim, her daughter Jennifer Hansen and husband Chris, her 5 beloved grandchildren, Parker, Gabriella and Amelia Disidore and Logan and Ava Hansen. She is also survived by her sister Janet Wright, and brothers Jerry and Jeff Reynard.

A celebration of Jean's life will be held at the Lake Quivira Clubhouse on Thursday, April 22, at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, we recommend contributions to Cross-Lines, 736 Shawnee Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66105, or another charity of your choice. The family extends special thanks to Dr. James Coster and all the other caring staff at the Kansas City Cancer Center. Also, to Misty Brown and others at KC Hospice for bringing peace to her final days. (Arrangements: www.kccremation.com.)


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Steve Roche

Frank "Steve" Roche, 65 of Topeka, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016.

He was born January 1, 1951, in Atchison County, Kansas, the son of Dwain and Rose (Wilderson) Roche.  He was a 1969 graduate of Manhattan High School.  He attended Kansas State University. He served inthe Navy during the Vietnam War.  

Steve was employed by Jeffrey Energy Center/Westar Energy retiring in October 1, 2015.

Mr Roche was a member IBEW Local Union 226, Siloam Lodge No 225 AF&AM, Arab Shrine, Escorts Unit, American Legion Post No 400 and Legion Riders in Topeka.  He is also a life member of the VFW in St. Mary's KS.

Steve married Susan Lynn Cunninham on December 23, 1972 in New Strawn, KS.  She survices of the home.  Other survivors include three children, Tara Kelly) Thompson, Hasting, NE, Brady (Mary) Roche, St. Mary's KS and Derek (Colleen) Roche, Delia, KS; gradchildren, Jayna Segio) Thompson, Mitchell Roche, David (Nichole) Brumbaugh, Jake and Nicole Seidl, Dakota Cox, DeeAnna Glotzbach, Lainey Weddle, Kara Jocobs, Marina Myers and Justine and Kyle Schiffbauer; serveral great-grandchildren; many cousins; and his great dane, Apollo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Greg and Michael Roche.

Steve enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, traveling, antique stores, flea markets, collecting guns, coins, KC Chiefs Memorabilia, and possessed the gift to negotiate a great deal.

Honoring his request, Steve was cremated.  A family gathering will be from 2-6 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2016 at the Arab Shrine, 1305 S Kansas Ave, Topeka.  Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, Topeka is assisting the family.
DEBORAH FRANCENE (SCOTT) LITTLEFIELD (1951 - 2014)
Deborah Scott 1951-2014

Deborah (Scott) Littlefield
 

~Deborah Francene (Scott) Littlefield, age 63, a 24-year resident of Bullhead City, Ariz., went to be with her Lord on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Bullhead City, Ariz. She was born April 16, 1951 in Manhattan, Kansas to Foster James and Rhea Eleanor (Holgate) Scott.

~Debbie married Charles William Littlefield on December 16, 1986 in Jacksonville, Florida. She worked at the Colorado Bell for eighteen years and Sam's Club for an additional three years. She enjoyed sewing, scrapbooking, and baking, especially at Christmas time and was active in her church and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

~Debbie is survived by her children, CW Littlefield and Lea Littlefield; grandson, Hayden James Littlefield; three sisters, Pam Clemmer, Karla Young, and Linda Reibling; and a brother, Foster Scott III.

~A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014 in the social hall at Hope United Methodist Church, 1325 Ramar Road, Bullhead City, Ariz.

In lieu of flowers, it was Debbie's wish that any contributions made in her name to the American Cancer Society , P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 75123-1718 or online at www.Cancer.org.
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     Deborah Francene (Scott) Littlefield, age 63, a 24-year resident of Bullhead City, Ariz., went to be with her Lord on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Bullhead City, Ariz. She was born April 16, 1951 in Manhattan, Kansas to Foster James and Rhea Eleanor (Holgate) Scott.
 
     Debbie married Charles William Littlefield on December 16, 1986 in Jacksonville, Florida. She worked at the Colorado Bell for eighteen years and Sam's Club for an additional three years. She enjoyed sewing, scrapbooking, and baking, especially at Christmas time and was active in her church and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
 
     Debbie is survived by her children, CW Littlefield and Lea Littlefield; grandson, Hayden James Littlefield; three sisters, Pam Clemmer, Karla Young, and Linda Reibling; and a brother, Foster Scott III.
 
     A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014 in the social hall at Hope United Methodist Church, 1325 Ramar Road, Bullhead City, Ariz.
 
     In lieu of flowers, it was Debbie's wish that any contributions made in her name to the  American Cancer Society , P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 75123-1718 or online at www.Cancer.org.  .
Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Apr. 30 to May 7, 2014


 

~Deborah Francene (Scott) Littlefield, age 63, a 24-year resident of Bullhead City, Ariz., went to be with her Lord on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Bullhead City, Ariz. She was born April 16, 1951 in Manhattan, Kansas to Foster James and Rhea Eleanor (Holgate) Scott.

~Debbie married Charles William Littlefield on December 16, 1986 in Jacksonville, Florida. She worked at the Colorado Bell for eighteen years and Sam's Club for an additional three years. She enjoyed sewing, scrapbooking, and baking, especially at Christmas time and was active in her church and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

~Debbie is survived by her children, CW Littlefield and Lea Littlefield; grandson, Hayden James Littlefield; three sisters, Pam Clemmer, Karla Young, and Linda Reibling; and a brother, Foster Scott III.

~A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014 in the social hall at Hope United Methodist Church, 1325 Ramar Road, Bullhead City, Ariz.

In lieu of flowers, it was Debbie's wish that any contributions made in her name to the American Cancer Society , P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 75123-1718 or online at www.Cancer.org.
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Rick Selby  1951-2005
Rick Selby 1951-2005

Ricky Eugene Selby

        Ricky Selby, 54, of Manhattan, died Monday, October 10, 2005, at his residence following a brief illness.

     He was born Aug. 1, 1951, in Manhattan, the son of George W. and Betty L. Selby.  He was a graduate of Manhattan High School in 1969.  Ricky enjoyed the outdoors and camping.  He traveled extensively and had lived in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Calif., and New Orleans, La.  He recently moved back to Manhattan in August of this year.  He worked various jobs over his lifetime.

     Ricky was preceded in death by his father in July of 1998.

     He is survived by his mother Betty Selby and by one sister, Sandra Kuhn, both of The Woodlands, Texas; two brothers, Gary Selby of Topeka and Kenneth Selby and his wife Deanna of Manhattan; three nephews; one niece; and nine great nieces and nephews.

     Cremation is planned with private family services.  The Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., is handling the arrangements.

Trudy Siddens  1951-2002
Trudy Siddens 1951-2002

Trudy (Siddens) Hyden

    Trudy Fay Hyden, 50, of Alton, Ill., died July 2, 2002 at her residence after an extended illness.

     She was born Dec. 8, 1951, in Manhattan, the daughter of William F. and Greta F. Cragg Siddens, and had lived in Alton for 11 years.

     Mrs. Hyden attended Manhattan schools and was an assistant chef at an Alton country club until her health forced her to retire.

     Survivors include her husband Jack Hyden of Alton, Ill.;  two daughters, Tracy Lynn Micrke of Palm Beach, Fla., and Rachel Gomez, Marietta, Ga.;  five grandchildren;  and her mother and stepfather Greta F. (Cragg) and Robert W. Jacobson, Manhattan.

     Cremation is planned, with graveside services at 10:30 Monday at Pleasant Valley Cemetery southeast of Manhattan with Rev. Larry Fry officiating.  Family and friends are invited to meet at 10 a.m. Monday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home to form a procession to the cemetery.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Bill Speckman  1950-1973
Bill Speckman 1950-1973

Willian P. Speckman

    Willian P. Speckman, 23, Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Manhattan, was killed Saturday, December 15, 1973, in a two-car accident near Colorado Springs.

     Born Dec., 4, 1950, at St. Paul, Minn., he was a 1969 graduate of Manhattan High School and served in Vietnam from 1969 to 1971.  He was a member of local VFW Post 1786.

     Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Janice Speckman of the home;  his father, Charles Speckman, 1500 Jarvis;  four brothers, Robert C., Minneapolis, Minn., John W., Shawnee Mission, Gregory M., Colorady Springs, and Thomas @., Chicago, Ill.

     Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Isadore Chapel with Father Paul Kramer officiating.  Burial will be in the Lake Elbow Cemetery in Pottawatomie County.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. in Cowan-Edwards-Yorgensen Funeral Home.   

John Stierwalt  1951-1996
John Stierwalt 1951-1996

John L. Stierwalt

    John L. Stierwalt, 44 former Manhattan resident, died Saturday, December 14, 1996 at Austin, Texas.

     He was born Dec. 21, 1951, at Manhattan and was a 1969 graduate of Manhattan High School.  Following his high school graduation, he attended Kansas State University.  Later in his life, he spent a summer at Dartmouth in the Tucks Executive Program.

     Mr. Stierwalt was an entrepreneur and small business owner specializing in computer software and products.  He lived a number of years in Ohio and later moved to Texas, where he resided in the Dallas area for many years prior to moving to Austin.

     He married Nancy Peplow in 1971.  They were later divorced.  He married Wendy (Kessock) Formaini in 1993.  She survives in Plato, Texas.

     Other survivors include two sons, Christopher Stierwalt and Matthew Stierwalt, both of Syracuse, Ind.; his mother, Bess Stierwalt, Manhattan;  two sisters, Pam Schmidt and Billie "Maria" Quinlan, Both of St. Louis, Mo.;  two brothers, Dean Weixelman, Camdenton, Mo., and James R. Stierwalt Jr., Bend, Ore.

     Private family services will be held Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, Manhattan.  Cremation will follow.

     The Edwards-Yorgensen-Meloan Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., is handling the arrangements    

David Stites  1951-1984
David Stites 1951-1984

John David Stites

    John David Stites, 32, 751 Canfield Drive, died this morning, November 14, 1984, at his home following an extended illness.

     He was an associate producer for television commercials for the Muriel Bloom Co. in New York.

     Mr Stites was born Dec. 28, 1951, at Kansas City, Kan.  He grew up in Manhattan, and returned in June of this year, following seven years residence in New York.

     He was a 1969 graduate of Manhattan High School, and a 1973 graduate of Kansas State University.  He was a past president of the Beta Theta Phi fraternity, and a member of the First Christian Church.

     Mr. Stites produced two plays; The Interviewer, and Without Apologies.

     He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John F. Stites, 751 Canfield Drive; two brothers, Jerry R. Stites, Santa Monica, Calif., and Tim H. Stites, Nagaoka, Japan; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Stites, Olathe; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Fern Hyten, Wellington.

     Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Cowen-Edwards-Yorgensen Funeral home with the Rev. Ben Duerfeldt officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.

Sandra Lynn (Taylor)  Bernasek 1951 - 2018
Sandra Lynn (Taylor) Bernasek 1951 - 2018

Sandra Lynn (Taylor)  Bernasek

Sandra Lynn (Taylor) Bernasek, 66, of Plano, Texas, died Sunday, July 29, 2018, at her home in Plano, surrounded by family. Sandra was born August 9, 1951 in Manhattan, Kansas.

She graduated from Manhattan High School, and attended Kansas State University, until moving to California after her marriage. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley.

She married Steven Lynn Bernasek on June 5, 1971. Sandra and Steven made their home for 40 years in the Princeton, New Jersey area. Sandra earned her M.Ed. at Trenton State College in 1981. Sandy was a staff member and course leader for Landmark Education for over 30 years. She was a staff manager and trainer of staff in Landmark’s offices in New Jersey, New York, and Toronto, and led courses for the company in cities around North America, Europe, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand. Sandy led programs that made a profound difference in people’s lives to more than 30,000 individuals in the course of her career with Landmark.

Sandy was the proud mother of two children, Lisa and Eric, a doting grandmother to four grandchildren, Adele, Margot, Uddhava, and Emlyn. Sandy was a beloved and loving wife and partner to Steve for 47 years. She had a beautiful smile, a beautiful singing voice, and a passion for life, that she shared with others through her own life’s work. Sandy loved the beach, she loved to travel, and she loved music and the theater.

Sandy was a tough, dedicated no-nonsense person, with a dry wit and a bit of a stubborn streak, especially in her stand for the success of her family and of the people with whom she worked. Sandra and Steven moved to Singapore in 2015, where Sandra was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer, one of 10-15% of people diagnosed with lung cancer who have never smoked. Sandra died peacefully after dealing with this horrible disease with strength and grace for over two years.

She is survived by her parents, Dean and Shirley (Wickham) Taylor, of Manhattan, her husband Steven of Plano, her sister Christy Kimball of Manhattan, and her brothers Greg of Kansas City and Bryan of Bluffton, South Carolina. She is survived by her son Eric, of Laval, Quebec, and her daughter Lisa and husband Louis Le Pen, of Chandler’s Ford, England, and grandchildren Adele, Margot, and Emlyn Le Pen, of Chandler’s Ford and Uddhava Bernasek, of Laval; many cousins, nieces and nephews, and many friends in New Jersey, Kansas, Texas, Singapore and around the world.
Alan Tunison  1951-2003    Photo Unavailable
Alan Tunison 1951-2003 Photo Unavailable

Louis "Al" Alan Tunison

    Louis Alan A. Tunison, 51, Westmoreland, died at his home March 28, 2003.  Cause of death is unknown at this time.

     Mr. Tunison was born April 3, 1951, in Westmoreland.  He attended grade school and junior high school in Manhattan, and graduated in 1969 from Westmoreland High School.

     He worked in construction, specializing in concrete work.  He also served in the United States Navy for a brief time after the Vietnam War.

     Survivors include his mother, "Billie" R. Tunison, Westmoreland;  one sister, Lynda J. Walsh, Turlock, Calif.;  a brother Rodney H. Tunison, Manhattan;  two daughters, Holly Marie Tunison and Renea Christina Tunison, both of Colorado;  one niece, and two nephews.

     Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Westmoreland City Cemetery.  The family will greet friends from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Stewart Funeral Chapel of Westmoreland.

     Memorials are suggested to the Pawnee Mental Health Services, Bipolar Disorders, and may be left in care of the Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego, P.O. Box 48, Wamego, 66547.

Charles Wienstroer  1951-1993
Charles Wienstroer 1951-1993

Charles M. Wienstroer

    LAS VEGAS, NEV. - Word has been received of the death of former Manhattan resident Charles M. Wienstroer, 41, Las Vegas, on April 8, 1993 after an extended illness.

     Mr. Wienstroer was a 1969 graduate of Manhattan High School and had attended Seven Dolors Grade School.

     He was a member of Severn Dolors Catholic Church.

     He recently worked in restaurant management.  Survivors include two brothers, Thomas L. Wienstroer and Theodore E. Wienstroer, both of Kansas City, Mo.

     Private family services are pending, to be held in Las Vegas.