Ann G. Jankovich
Ann Jankovich, 83, died Friday, October 25 at Mercy Regional Hospital in Manhattan, Kansas. She was born May 13, 1930 in Gary, Indiana. She was the daughter of Harry and Grace Geoghegan. She graduated from Lew Wallace High School in Gary, Indiana and Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana with a degree in Business Education.
She began her teaching career at Morton High School in Hammond, Indiana in 1952. She married her high school and college sweetheart, Jack Jankovich on January 22, 1954 in Gary Indiana.
After the birth of her first son, she stopped teaching to stay at home with her family. The family moved to Overland Park, Kansas from Gary in 1964 where she became involved in PTA and Cub Scouts and also began substitute teaching.
In 1967 the family moved to Manhattan, Kansas where she resided until her death. In Manhattan, Ann was involved in Welcome Wagon, Creative Cookery, Manhattan Marlins, Pilot Club, AAUW and was an avid bridge player.
In 1974 she began teaching at Manhattan Area Vo-Tech (now MATC) and also began work on her Masters Degree at Kansas State University. In 1976 she began her career at KSU teaching in the College of Business and then moved to the College of Education as the Department Head of the Business Education program until her retirement in 2005.
While at KSU she served in the KSU Faculty Senate, was a pioneer in Vocational Education and began the effort to get high school accounting classified as an advanced placement credit course. She was a member of Pi Omega Pi professional fraternity as well as Gold Key. In 1987 she was awarded the KSU Conoco Distinguished Professor of the Year and in 2005 she was awarded the KSU Teacher of the Year by Kappa Delta Pi.
Ann enjoyed traveling and watching her children and grandchildren grow, compete and perform. She is survived by her husband Jack, son Rich and his wife Caroline of Manhattan, son Tim and his wife Cindy of Dallas, TX, grandchildren, Jillian of Omaha, NE, Nick of Manhattan, Katelin Reeves of Indianapolis, IN, and Michael of Dallas, TX, nephews Jim Daubenheyer of Valparaiso, IN and Dave Daubenheyer of Indianapolis, IN. She was proceeded in death by her parents, in-laws and sisters, Sue Daubenheyer and Mary Tibble.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday October 30, 2013 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas with Rev. R. Cam McConnell officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery, Manhattan, Kansas.
Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ann G. Jankovich Memorial Fund in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
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