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Imogene Farley

Imogene Farley Imogene (Blockcolsky) Farley of Manhattan, died Sunday December 25, 2016 at her home.

She was born at the Genn Hospital in Wamego, Kansas on November 6, 1923. When she came home from the hospital she was the first to cross the Kaw River Bridge. Her parents were Foster R. and Margaret E. (Colwell) Blockcolsky.

She married LeRoy Farley on December 6, 1942.

She was a farmer’s wife, business woman and landlord for many years. She also drove the Wabaunsee school bus and retired from the Kansas State Student Union after 12 years. In earlier years she was active in 4-H and later in extension units in Wabaunsee and Riley Counties.

Since retirement, Imogene has enjoyed traveling and worked extensively on family and local genealogy. She compiled the yearly obituary books for the Riley County Genealogical Society and her publications can be referenced there. She has continued to serve as a landlord.

LeRoy Farley passed away in 1976. They had two children, Michael Farley and his wife Jacque of Tescott and Judy Livingston and her husband Patrick of Manhattan. She has four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Other family includes her four siblings: Donna Simpson of Carson City, Nevada, the late Bob Blockcolsky of Manhattan, the late Ruth Coonrod of Wichita, the late Bill Blockcolsky of North Pole, Alaska.

Funeral Services for Imogene will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday December 28, 2016 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow the service in the St. George Cemetery in St. George, Kansas.

The family will greet friends during a visitation from 9:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Beecher Bible and Rifle Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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