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Georgia Belle Ewing, 84, Manhattan, died Dec. 17, 2013, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.

The family provided some of the following information.

She was born Feb. 22, 1929, in Alpena, Ark., the daughter of Steve and Jennie B. (Davis) Fultz. 

She graduated from high school at the School of the Ozarks.

On Sept. 22, 1948, in Branson, Mo., she was married to Delbert Ewing. Georgia was a Manhattan resident since 1949.

Georgia was a homemaker and enjoyed playing golf at Stagg Hill Golf Course, bowling, fishing, cooking, gardening and playing bridge.

The time she enjoyed most was spending time with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Delbert on Sept. 25, 2009. 

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Floyd Fultz; and five sisters, Helen Hammonds, Ruth Collins, Opal Grooms, Gladys Humphries and Catherine Fultz.

Survivors include two children, Bruce Ewing and his wife Kim of Manhattan, and Beverly Snyder and her husband John of Blue Springs, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Chad Snyder and his wife Joanna, Melissa Reickard and her husband Chris, Kerri Snyder, Tara Jackson, Jenny Shanks and her husband Mitch, Dane Boyd and Audrey Boyd Ewing; six great-grandchildren, Orry and Brady Snyder, Hayley and Brody Reickard, Mason and Kaleb Jackson; and three brothers, Clifford Fultz of Rule, Ark., C.B. Fultz of Red Bluff, Calif., and Dean Fultz of Green Forrest, Ark.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ben Duerfeldt officiating.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery southeast of Manhattan.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Stagg Hill Ladies Golf 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 Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

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