Wanda I. Slagle, 86, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, at the Stoneybrook Health Care Center in Manhattan.
The family provided some of the following information.
She was born on July 8, 1927, in Beeler. She was the daughter of Auburn “Aub” and Irene (Johnson) Orrell. Wanda graduated from Beeler High School in 1945.
On Sept. 16, 1945, in Dighton, she was united in marriage to Earl Slagle. Together they made their home in Manhattan for the past 60 years.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker she was also a clerk/typist for the Derby Food Center at Kansas State University prior to her retirement.
Outside of her career she enjoyed traveling and especially loved spending time with her large family. Her hobbies included collecting glass baskets, of which she had a collection that exceeded 300. She also was an avid reader and writer and was a former member of a local writers group.
She is survived by her husband, Earl Slagle of their home in Manhattan. Also surviving are three sons, Tom Slagle and his wife Tammy of Lincoln; Gary Slagle and his wife Rhonda of Belvue; Stacy Slagle and his wife Norma of Wamego; and one daughter: Julie Slagle and her partner M.L. of Manhattan. Four grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; by one daughter, Ronda Bassett; and by a grandson, Strider Showalter.
The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wesley Paddock officiating. Cremation has been chosen and inurnment will be at a later date in the Buda Cemetery at Beeler.
A memorial has been established for the Manhattan Public Library Foundation. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.