Marion C. Boydston

Marion C. Boydston, 99, of Manhattan passed away on August 21, 2019.

Marion was born on March 23, 1920, in Cut Bank, Montana, to Esther and Otto Elmer. Marion grew up in Manhattan, graduated from Manhattan High School and Kansas State University. In 1943 she met and married Richard Boydston of Kansas City, weeks before he was shipped off to the European Theater in World War II. After the war, Marion and Dick and their two children lived in Butler, Missouri, Topeka and Prairie Village, Kansas, Des Moines Iowa, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Marion and Dick retired to her home town of Manhattan in 1977.

Marion was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, PEO, the Manhattan Book Club, as well as a number of other civic and social clubs. She also was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Marion’s husband, Dick, preceded her in death in 1998. She leaves behind her son, Rick, of Cincinnati, Ohio, her daughter, Anne Park and husband, Will, of Bryn Mawr, PA. Her grandchildren include Nathan Park of Kathmandu, Nepal, Britton Stevens of Sarasota, Florida, Ned Boydston of San Diego, California, and Alec Boydston of The Hague, Netherlands. She also leaves behind seven great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, September 23, 2019 at 1:00p.m. at the Harris Activity Center Chapel, 530 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas, with Pastor Melanie Nord officiating. Private inurnment will be held at Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in the memory of Marion to the Meadowlark Hills Good Samaritan Fund. Contributions may be left in the care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Christopher David Schurle

Christopher David Schurle, age 35 of Leonardville, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019

He was born on June 26, 1984 in Manhattan, the son of David and Kelley (Giles) Schurle.

On November 7, 2012, he was married to Trista Lynn Troy. She survives of the home.

Christopher was was the owner of Wood Floor Specialists and loved remodeling homes and flooring. He enjoyed grilling for his family and friends and traveling, especially to the smoky mountains in Tennessee.

He is survived by his wife, Trista Schurle of Leonardville; two daughters, Emma and Erin Schurle, both of Leonardville; his mother, Kelley Schurle of Manhattan; his father, David Schurle of Manhattan; his grandparents, Lymon and Shirley Schurle of Manhattan and Peggy Giles of Manhattan; one sister, Crystal Schurle of Manhattan; one brother, Troy Schurle of Kansas City and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Frontage 109, 109 W. Barton, Leonardville, Kansas 66449.

A memorial has been set up at Peoples State Bank in Leonardville and Manhattan for his daughter’s, Emma and Erin Schurle’s Education Fund. Memorial contributions may also be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.

Condolences may be left for the family at

Adam Poe

Adam Poe, age 44 of Manhattan, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at his residence.

He was born on November 26, 1974 in Corpus Christi, Texas, the son of Ronald Lee and Lynn Karen (Adams) Poe.

On July 31, 1993 in Manhattan, he was married to Karen Lynn Krueger. They later divorced.

Adam was the batch plant manager for Midwest Concrete Materials in Manhattan. He worked there for 21 years, starting out as a driver and working his way up to his current position. He earned outstanding awards throughout his career. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing and riding his Harley.

He is survived by his mother, Lynn Poe of Poca, West Virginia; his father, Ronald Poe of Bangkok, Thailand; his special family, John and Jorja Fleener of Manhattan and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Tristan Samuel Poe.

Graveside services will be held on September 14, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in the Riley Cemetery with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating. The Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Condolences may be left for the family at

Elsie M. Brazelton

Elsie M. Brazelton, age 92, of Manhattan, died August 24, 2019, at Meadowlark Hills Wroton House.

She was born in Arapaho, Oklahoma, and moved to Kansas when she married J. Ralph Brazelton.

Elsie was a Special Education teacher for 20 years. She received her AA from Highland, BA from Missouri Western and Masters from Kansas State University.

She was a member of the Frist United Methodist Church and was a member of the Stephen Ministry and worked with the card ministry.

Elsie volunteered in the Surgery Department at Mercy Regional Health Center.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. She is survived by 17 nieces and nephews.

Cremation is planned with inurnment in the Belmont Cemetery in Wathena, Kansas, next to her husband.

The Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502, is handling arrangements.

Lynda Depew

Lynda Sue Depew, 59, of Westmoreland, Kansas, passed away August 5, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 am, Saturday, August 31, 2019, at St. Columbkille’s Catholic Church in Blaine. Following the mass, a Celebration birthday party for Lynda will be in the church hall. Visitation from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, on Friday, August 30, at Campanella-Evans Mortuary in Wamego,

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