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Ann Harrington

Ann Harrington Ann K. Harrington, age 82, of Manhattan, died November 10, 2016, at Homestead Assisted Living in Manhattan.

She was born October 1, 1934, on the family farm near Kimeo, Kansas, the daughter of John and Margaret (Crimmins) Burke.

Ann graduated from Msgr. Luckey High School in Manhattan.

On July 25, 1953, in Manhattan, she was married to Jesse “Romie” Harrington. Mr. Harrington preceded her in death on September 9, 2001.

Mrs. Harrington was a homemaker and had worked from July 1952 to January 1966 at Fort Riley as a file clerk in the Adjutant General’s office and later was the Congressional Secretary for the Adjutant General.

She was a member of the St. Thomas More Catholic Church, St. Thomas More Ladies, and Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Delta Iota Chapter, Social Sorority. She had served as President of the Wharton Manor Advisory Board and was passionate about the care of the elderly in care facilities.

Ann loved to read, and then when she couldn’t see well enough to read she enjoyed talking books. She also enjoyed to sew, needle point and cross stitch. She looked forward to her French vanilla latte with whole milk from McDonalds every day. Ann’s family was the most important part of her life, and she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her two children: Linda Duckworth and her husband Tom of Manhattan, and John Harrington and his wife Amanda of Downers Grove, IL; four grandchildren: Mathew Duckworth and his wife Katie, Rebecca Schroeder and her husband James, Michael Duckworth and Elizabeth “EB” Harrington; two great grandchildren: Noel and Sebastian Schroeder; one sister, Irene Dwyer and her husband Bill of Las Vegas, NV; sister-in-law, Beryl Burke of Tucson, AZ; brother-in-law Jim Watson and his wife Marie of Manhattan, sister-in-law Lois Watson of Scottsdale, AZ; and many nieces and nephews.

Ann was also preceded in death by her parents and six siblings: Francis, Leo and Paul Burke, Rita Katz, Dorothy Matthews, and an infant sister Ruth Ann Burke.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 15th, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church with Father Frank Coady as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 P.M. Monday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home. A Parish Vigil and Rosary will be held at 7:30 P.M. Monday in the funeral home chapel.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Thomas More Catholic Church or the Manhattan Public Library Foundation for talking books. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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