Jeanne E. Stinson
Jeanne Elaine Stinson, age 67, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Monday morning, October 17, 2016, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.
She was born on August 25, 1949, in Lincoln, Nebraska the daughter of Guy Andrew and Georgia Estella (Lamb) Ellsworth.
Jeanne lived in Lincoln, Nebraska until the 5th grade when her family moved to Lindsborg, Kansas. Jeanne finished her education in Lindsborg, graduating from Lindsborg High in 1967. She moved to Hutchinson, Kansas in 1986 and then to Manhattan in 1991.
Jeanne was the Director of Manhattan Main Street prior to being named the State Director of Main Street, a position she held for 16 years until her retirement in 2011.
She was a very giving and caring individual who was involved with numerous charities as a volunteer. Most notable was her mission trip to Haiti and her involvement with Sylvia’s Children, an organization that helps children in Uganda, Africa. For over 30 years she would adopt disadvantaged families at Christmas by providing them with food and clothing. She also enjoyed volunteering a couple of times a week by commuting to Blue Springs, Missouri where she helped at the Pointe Dance Studio, which was owned and operated by her daughter-in-law, Tiffany. Outside of her busy volunteer schedule she enjoyed reading, but paramount to everything was her love for her family, especially her grandchildren.
On June 4, 1988, in Hutchinson, Kansas, she was united in marriage to L. Dale Stinson. He preceded her in death in 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one sister: Evalee Shebo, two brothers: Dale and Lloyd Ellsworth, her daughter-in-law: Tiffany Mogenson, her step-daughter: Diane Stieber and a step-grandson: Zachary Stinson.
She is survived by her two sons: Christopher Mogenson (Keri), Leawood, KS; Michael Mogenson, Prairie Village, KS and her daughter: Jennifer Mogenson of Manhattan. Also surviving are her four grandchildren: Maddox Duke Mogenson, Dolan Guy Mogenson, Caroline Grace Mogenson and Everett Miles Mogenson, four sisters: Enid Scharton (James), Lincoln, NE; Elda Tobler (Dale), Lincoln, NE; Shirley O’Brien, Manhattan; Rose Armbruster (Fred), Phoenix, AZ; two step-sons: Todd Stinson (Sheri), Ft. Worth, TX and Christopher Stinson of Topeka and four step-grandchildren: Todd Vidricksen, Samantha Stinson, Sarah Stinson and Erin Steiber. Numerous extended family and friends also survive.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 24, 2016, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Ben Duerfeldt officiating. Cremation is planned with private inurnment at a later date in Tecumseh, Nebraska.
The family will receive friends prior to the memorial service beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Memorials have been established for the Flint Hills Breadbasket, The Crisis Center, Inc. and for Sylvia’s Children. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.