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Jeanne B. Forbes

Jeanne B. Forbes Jeanne B. Forbes, age 103, died on Tuesday November 1, 2016 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan, Kansas.

She was born on August 30, 1913 in Mt. Savage, Maryland, the daughter of J. Edward and Jeanne (Graham) Barth. Following high school, she received her teaching certificate from Maryland State Teacher’s College in Frostburg, Maryland.

Jeanne and her husband, William J. Forbes, lived and worked in the Somerset County Pennsylvania area for 35 years, then spent part of their retirement years in State College, Pennsylvania, so that they could more easily attend Penn State football games and other Nittany Lions sports events. After moving to Manhattan in 1998, Jeanne became an ardent K-State fan. For Jeanne a ball game could brighten any day.

Jeanne cherished her family and was always delighted to hear their news and eager to hold her newest great, great grandchild. Visits from grandkids and their families were true highlights of her life.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband William on June 22, 2010.

Survivors include her daughter: Carol Forbes Klopfenstein, Manhattan, Kansas; 3 grandchildren: Jeanne Klopfenstein, Manhattan, Kansas; Mark Klopfenstein, Colorado Springs, Colorado and Kristin Badders of Manhattan, Kansas; 4 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Louise Arnold of Potsdam, NY.

Private Memorial Services will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice House in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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