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Dorothy "Dotti" J. Nonamaker

Dorothy Dorothy “Dotti” Jean Nonamaker, age 76, of Manhattan, died Sunday January 22, 2017 at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan.

She was born on February 27, 1940 in Smith Center, Kansas, the daughter of Harold and Marjorie (Dean) Nonamaker. She grew up in Manhattan and graduated from Manhattan High School with the class of 1958.

Dotti worked in food service for Kansas State University for over 30 years. She was an avid K-State fan and had season tickets to the basketball games for many years. She enjoyed collecting anything related to cats, especially Siamese. Her home was full of cat figurines and she had a large collection of cat books. Dorothy also enjoyed traveling. She especially enjoyed her trip to Australia to visit her sister Elisabeth and her family.

She lived in the family home on Bertrand until she moved to Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in October of 2005.

Dorothy is survived by her sister, Elisabeth Vanderlip (Richard) of Manhattan; her nieces: Cindy Griffin (Wayne), Becky Smith (Roger), and Debbie Hemmen (Dan).

Funeral Services for Ms. Nonamaker will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday February 8, 2017 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dennis Ackerman officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan. Lunch will be served at College Avenue United Methodist church following the interment.

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

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial funds to the Meadowlark Hills Good Samaritan Fund. 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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