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By The Mercury

Phyllis Marie Jack, 89, a long-time Manhattan resident, died Dec. 14 in Gainesville, Fla.

She was born Jan. 4, 1924, in Burlington, Iowa.

She was married to Lowell E. Jack on Oct. 10, 1948. He died in 2010.

Surviving are Steven Allen Jack and his wife, Randi Tveitaraas Jack, of Lawrence, and Diane Jack Concelmo and her husband, Robert, of Gainesville, Fla. Also surviving are grandchildren Rachel and Andrew Jack, and Daniel and Matthew Concelmo.

Cremation is planned with graveside services with military honors to be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley. Family and friends are invited to meet at 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home to share remembrances of Phyllis and then form a procession to the cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to the Manhattan Public Library Foundation. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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