Vivian D. Ross, 80, Manhattan, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community Sloan House.
She was born Nov. 20, 1933, in Iola, the daughter of James and Alice (McClarnan) LeValley, and had been a Manhattan resident since the early 1950s.
Vivian graduated from Manhattan High School, and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Kansas State University.
She was a teacher at Bluemont and Marlatt elementary schools and also taught English as a second language at all the grade schools in the Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools system.
Vivian enjoyed painting, traveling and spending time with her friends. The time she valued the most was the time she spent with her family and grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughter, Susan Smith, Manhattan; three grandchildren, Kristin Bribiesca, Kari Novak and Katie Smith; one great-grandson, Bradley Novak; and one sister, Maryjean Willey, Littleton, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Clayton LeValley.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Patty Brown-Barnett officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Highland Cemetery in Iola.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools Foundation and left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.
Elmer Munsen, 93, Iola, passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Windsor Place in Iola. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at RiverTree Christian Church, 301 W. Miller Rd. in Iola. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American... [More]
Grace Fern “Billie” Parsons, 97, Iola, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Windsor Place in Iola.She was born Oct. 18, 1919, near Uncas, Okla. Grace was the second of four children born to William J. and Ida (Cafferty) Anderson. Grace grew up in Newkirk, Okla.,... [More]
Roberta Jean “Bert” Hutton, 78, Iola, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Allen County Regional Hospital.Bert was born Feb. 19, 1938, in Iola, one of 11 children born to John and Lela (Banks) Gumfory. She grew up in Iola. On Feb. 14, 1955, Bert married Charles... [More]
Joanne Butler never figured a career in the jewelry business was her destiny, nor did she ever contemplate being a fixture in the Iola retail community for nearly 50 years.“I was just looking for a job,” she said with a laugh.Butler, owner of Jones Jewelry, is in... [More]
Shirley Scheer’s seventh crocheted bedspread brings a holiday flavor to her Iola home.Scheer, who finished the piece a few years ago, pulls it out of storage each Christmas season. She and husband Floyd brought it by the Register Monday to show off the ornate piece.The... [More]
LA CYGNE — The Iola Ponies hit the road on Monday when they traveled to La Cygne to face off with the Prairie View Buffalos. Iola eighth-grade varsity point guard Hannah Gardner’s stellar performance sparked her squad to a 29-15 win over the Buffalos.Gardner finished... [More]
RICHMOND — The Mustangs were dealt a tough hand to begin the season with a opener in Girard — the fourth-ranked team in Class 4-II — and then opening the Ike Cearfoss Preseason Tournament in Richmond with an 8-1 Kansas City Metro Academy squad.So far the Mustangs... [More]
RICHMOND — The early slate of the schedule has tough on the Fillies as they fell 0-2 after a 46-31 loss to Kansas City Metro Academy on Monday in the Ike Cearfoss Preseason Tournament in Richmond. If that wasn’t hard enough, the Fillies have also been battling sickness... [More]
- STRONG START: Mustangs beat Metro Academy in tournament
- Fillies battle illness, fall to Metro Academy
- Three Mustang defenders earn All-State
- Murry, Sell lead Ponies past Chanute
- Mustangs sweep Girard
- Fillies’ offense struggles in opener
- Mustangs knock off Trojans on the road
- Allen skid persists with home loss