Edward F. Horne

January 30, 1936 — August 9, 2019

Edward (Ed) Franklin Horne was born January 30, 1936 at his family’s farm outside of Alma, Kansas to Millard and Ruth (Brabb). Ed was named for King Edward VIII and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He was the youngest of six children including Blanche (Fink), Millard Jr. (John), Donald (died as an infant), Marjorie (Pryor), and Donna (Bredow).

Ed graduated from Alta Vista High School in 1953. After working on the family farm, he graduated from K-State in 1961 with a degree in pre-law. He went on to serve in the Army as a First Lieutenant from 1961 — 1963. Ed graduated from KU Law in 1967. He returned to Manhattan where he practiced law and became city prosecutor in the 1970s. Ed then went on to become legal counsel for Kansas Farm Bureau in 1978. He retired from Kansas Farm Bureau in 2003.

Ed was particularly dedicated to the city of Manhattan, Kansas. He spent a number of years on city council and also served as mayor from 1980 — 1981. He volunteered for many years on the Big Lakes Development Center Board and the Manhattan Public Library Board. Ed received many formal notes of appreciation from the city and state, and always took great pride in his work for the community. He was also a fan of Kansas State football, and was a season ticket holder for many years. While Ed was also a fan of Kansas basketball, he always rooted for K-State whenever the teams matched up.

Ed also enjoyed being a father. He had four daughters from two marriages. He was known for speaking to anyone who would listen about the latest adventures and accomplishments of his children: Angela, Laura (Horne-Popp), Amanda (Gansen), and Allison (Oduaran). Ed was also the proud grandfather of five grandchildren: Stella Gansen, Cole Gansen, Elise Gansen, Miller Gansen and Oliver Oduaran. He found great joy spending time with his grandkids and watching them grow.

Many may remember Ed’s occasional letters to the editor in the Manhattan Mercury. He was a life-long Democrat and often wrote opinion pieces regarding local and national politics. Ed often shared copies of his published letters to family across the country. Ed had the opportunity to meet a number of national politicians over the years due to his commitment to the Kansas and National Democratic Parties. He felt strongly about social justice and equity, and instilled these attributes in his children.

As Ed’s health declined, he moved to Overland Park in 2016 to be nearer his children and grandchildren. He spent his remaining years keeping up on politics and K-State football and basketball. Ed is survived by his children, Angela, Laura, Amanda, and Allison; his grandchildren, Stella, Cole, Elise, Miller, and Oliver; his first wife Constance (Connie) Horne and his second wife Nancy Collins; his sisters Marjorie and Donna, numerous nieces and nephews, friends, and colleagues. He will be missed.

There will be a service for Ed at Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home on September 14th, 2019 at 2 pm in Manhattan, Kansas. We will be sharing stories of Ed, so if you would like to speak at his service, please contact his daughter, Angela Horne, angelahorne@hotmail.com.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either the Kansas Democratic Party or the American Heart Association in Ed’s name. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com

Patricia Kunz

Patricia Kay (Pat) (Land) Kunz, 77, of Manhattan, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2019, in Salina.

Pat was born in Rolla, MO on March 14, 1942, the daughter of the late Luella Cassie (Muller) and Harry Overton Land. She graduated in 1961 from the Reitz High School in Evansville, IN and attended and graduated from the Lockyear’s Business College in downtown Evansville, IN from 1961 — 1964. She served in the U.S. Army as a Spec 5 during the Vietnam War, spending 1yr in Mannheim, Germany. Pat was a Commercial Accountant for the U.S. Army at Ft. Riley, KS. She belonged to the American Legion Post #17; V.F.W. Auxiliary and the Eagles Auxiliary all of Manhattan. She was a friend to all cats.

Pat is survived by a daughter, Mary Land-Sargent and husband Bill, of Salina, grandson, Landon A. Kunz of Seaside, OR. She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Luella F. Kunz on Dec. 20, 1975.

It was Pat’s wish for no services at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Humane Society of the United States; 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037

Arrangements have been entrusted to Carlson’s Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home.

Carol Burns

Carol L. Burns, 75, of Westmoreland, KS, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019, at her home around family and friends after many years battling cancer.

Carol was born in Manhattan, KS on November 21, 1943, to Lucille (Demmer) and Jess Harold, Jr. She attended Junction City High School and received her GED from Manhattan High School. Later she attended the University of Wisconsin, receiving a certificate to teach preschool to Second Grade. On February 15, 1969, she married William “Pat” Burns in Junction City at the Emanuel Lutheran Church. She was a teacher at the Loving Arms Preschool, at Mt Calvary Lutheran Church in Janesville, WI, for many years. She loved working with children, retiring in 2011.

Carol was a member of the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Wamego, the American Legion Auxiliary, of Westmoreland, the Service Club in Westmoreland, and a life member of Vietnam Veteran of America Associates Chapter 236 in Janesville.

Carol is survived by her husband, Pat Burns; her stepdaughter, Frankie Jeanine Burns, of North Carolina; her sisters, Mary Clark, of Junction City and Jennie L Harold, also of Junction City; a brother, Ronald Jesse Harold, of Manhattan, KS; two grandchildren, Kyle Jacobson, and Ashley Parker; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers, Butch Harold and John Raymond Harold.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 14th at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Wamego, KS, the family will receive friends prior to the service at 10:00 am, Pastor Jim Price will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Mt Calvary Lutheran Church- Youth Group, 17535 Say Rd Wamego, KS 66547.

For more information or to send an online condolence go to irvinparkview.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Carlson’s Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation.

Jean Oberhelman

Jean Oberhelman died September 8, 2019. Visitation for Jean will be held Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 9:30 AM until service time at the First Presbyterian Church in Clay Center. Services will be at 10:30 AM at First Presbyterian Church. To view Jean’s full obituary, visit our website at nsrfh.com.

Frederick Savage

Funeral Arrangements for Frederick Savage will be held in Akron, Ohio. Service in Kansas will be determine from his daughter. For those to come and pay their respect Honoring Mr. Frederick Savage. Following by a celebration of his life.

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