Jean A. Wherrell
Jean (Kotrous) Wherrell, age 55, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Tuesday January 3, 2017 at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.
She was born on October 6, 1961 in Norfolk, Nebraska. She was the youngest of four children of Vac A. and Alice (Walton) Kotrous. Jean attended rural Oak Valley School thru the eighth grade. She graduated from Verdigre High School in 1979 and Southeastern College in Fairbury, NE two years later. She then moved to Manhattan.
In Manhattan she worked for Walmart while attending classes at Kansas State University, majoring in business accounting. Jean went to work for Manhattan Wholesale Meat Company until it closed some 20 years later. She then was employed by Auth-Florence Mailboxes until her passing. She also did income tax work for H & R Block for a number of years.
One of her proudest achievements recently was in December earning her Bachelor’s Degree.
Jean enjoyed her family, especially her nieces and nephews. She also loved cooking and traveling, and making frequent trips to Branson.
On June 1, 2002 Jean was married to Marc Wherrell of Manhattan. He survives at their home.
She is also survived by her stepchildren, April and Aaron Kreutziger; her brothers: Larry (Viv) Kotrous and Jimmie (Judy) Kotrous; sisters-in-law, Karen Kotrous and Mary Ann (Harold) Lassiter, Myrna (Dana) Hillmer; brother-in-law Mike (Kathy) Wherrell; ten nieces and nephews, six grand-nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, a brother, one nephew and a great-nephew.
The family will greet friends during a visitation from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. Friday January 6, 2017 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday January 7, 2017 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Ben Duerfeldt officiating.
The family will greet friends during a visitation from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday January 8, 2017 at the Brockhaus Funeral Home in Verdigre, Nebraska. A Christian Wake Service with the Rosary will be held at 7:00p.m. at the funeral home.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday January 9, 2017 at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Verdigre. Interment will follow the service in the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery.
The Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502 is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements along with the Brockhaus Funeral Home, 301 North Main Street, Verdigre, Nebraska 68783.