By The Mercury

Eileen Schinstock, 86, of Manhattan, died Thursday at her residence in Manhattan.

The family provided some of the following information.

She was born Nov. 4, 1926, in Ford County. She was the daughter of Carl W. and Anna Maria (Lobmeyer) Weiss.  She attended her freshman year of high school at Sacred Heart Academy in Dodge City and then, after a tornado destroyed her school, she transferred and then graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Wichita. She had also worked at the Army Base in Dodge City and later for a doctor’s office.

Eileen was married to C.G. Schinstock on Nov. 5, 1947, in Dodge City.  They farmed and ranched in the Kinsley area until their retirement and later moved to Manhattan in 2006.

She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and Altar Society in Kinsley.  After moving to Manhattan she was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church.  She was also a member of the Daughters of Isabella.

Eileen enjoyed playing cards, working on the computer, reading, doing crossword puzzles,  camping with the Good Sam Club, being the Den Mother for her boys when they were in Cub Scouts, traveling whenever possible and she never missed an opportunity to fly with C.G.

She is survived by her husband of the home in Manhattan; six children, Ann Looney and her husband Ben of Dodge City, Bob Schinstock of Medicine Lodge, Bill Schinstock and his wife Marla of Lawrence, Janet Prather and her husband Ervin of Ottawa, David Schinstock and his wife Karen of Wichita,, and Dale Schinstock and his wife Susan of Manhattan; four siblings, Walter Weiss, Marjorie Phillips, Jeanette Watson and Daniel Weiss; 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A Christian wake service and rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the St. Thomas More Catholic Church.  The family will receive friends following the wake until 8:30 p.m. at the church.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the St Thomas More Catholic Church with the Rev. Don Zimmerman as celebrant. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Nicholas Catholic Cemetery in Kinsley with Father John Strasser officiating.  The McKillip Funeral Home in Kinsley is handling the graveside services.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home website at

Memorial contributions may be made to the Manhattan Catholic Schools.  Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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