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Linda G. Hannebaum

Linda G. Hannebaum Linda Gale Hannebaum, 72, died at her home in Manhattan on Monday, November 28, 2016.

She was born on August 24, 1944 in Wichita, KS, the daughter of Clifford and Florence Taylor. They soon moved to Salina, KS, and later to a house on highway K-18 that her father remodeled. Linda began elementary school in Salina, then transferred to Culver, KS elementary. After two years in Culver Rural High School, she graduated from Minneapolis High School in 1962.

Linda was a drummer in her high school band, participated in plays, and was the Ottawa County Junior Miss in the Kansas Junior Miss Pageant.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in home economics from Kansas State University in only three years in 1965. Later, she earned a master’s degree in counseling, also from Kansas State University.

Linda began her long teaching career with four years at Riley County High School. She later taught one year at Junction City High School, before taking a hiatus to raise her family.

She resumed her career at Manhattan Junior High School on Poyntz Avenue. She moved to Anthony Middle School when it opened, and finished her career there. Linda loved teaching, kids, and her fellow teachers.

Linda married Leroy Hannebaum on August 15, 1965 in Salina, KS. They celebrated 50 years of marriage on August 15, 2015, with her extended family. Leroy survives at their home of 42 years.

Linda’s parents and one daughter, Tanya Hannebaum, preceded her in death.

Additionally, Linda is survived by her children: Ty Hannebaum and his wife Amy of Byron, Illinois, Tara Hannebaum of Arvada, Colorado, and Todd Hannebaum and his wife Zoya of Aurora, Colorado; her sister Diane McGauley and husband Mike of Columbus, South Carolina, and brother Robert Taylor and his wife Sue of Hays, Kansas; her grandchildren include: Jordan Hannebaum of Alamosa, Colorado, Cole Doebele of Arvada, Colorado, Ryan Doebele of Arvada, Colorado, Jake Hannebaum of Byron Illinois, and Brooke Hannebaum of Byron, Illinois, also survive.

Linda was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, and friend. She loved the simple things in life. She liked to cook, sew, and her many artistic projects decorate her home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 5, 2016, at First Lutheran Church in Manhattan, KS followed by burial at Sunrise Cemetery. Friends and family are welcome at a luncheon following the burial at the First Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas Children’s Service League in Topeka, Kansas. 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

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