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.
Jeniffer Jo Lindberg, 41, Pensacola, Fla., passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in her home after a short illness. Jeniffer was born March 15, 1975 to John and Rosemary Watson in Chanute. She married Wayne Patrick Lindberg June 11, 2002. He survives at their home. Jeniffer... [More]
Marion Sue Kunkel, 74, Olathe, formerly of Moran and Chanute, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016, at Good Samaritan Center of Olathe. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. Visitation will follow the service. Cremation will follow with internment at... [More]
Donald L. VanDam, 85, Topeka, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016. He was born Feb. 15, 1931, in LaHarpe, to James and Opal Fulkerson VanDam. Don was employed at Mitchell Motor Co. in Iola before going to the Marine Corps in Barstow, Calif. After the military, he worked... [More]
Six people were taken into custody late Thursday morning after law enforcement personnel raided a home in west Iola. Iola Police Chief Jared Warner said a search warrant was executed at the home of Jonathan Ingram, 414 W. Jackson Ave. The warrant resulted from an ongoing drug... [More]
Last August, more than 160 residents from across Allen County spelled out how they’d like to see their communities improve. Some of the wishes were taken care of in short order. Elsmore, for example, now is integrated into Allen County’s storm siren network, and... [More]
Kansas leaders are “shooting themselves in the foot to make a political statement,” Sheldon Weisgrau said here Thursday, of the state’s refusal to accept federal dollars to expand Medicaid. Expansion is provided through the Affordable Care Act, most often referred... [More]
At Wichita State University-Cessna Stadium TV - Cox Channel 22 Saturday - 3 p.m. Friday Field Events 8 a.m. 6A Boys Long Jump 8 a.m. 5A Girls Triple Jump 8 a.m. 4A Girls High Jump 8 a.m. 5A Boys High Jump 8 a.m. 6A Girls Pole Vault 8 a.m. 4A Boys Pole Vault 8... [More]
SALINA — Humboldt’s Ryan Sellman capped his stellar freshman campaign in style by shooting an 86 in the 3A State Tournament in Salina. “It was very cool, because some people never get to go to state and I had the privilege to go,” Sellman said. Sellman... [More]