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Louise Area

Louise Area A. Louise (Webster) Area, age 89, of Manhattan, died January 26, 2017, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community.

She was born May 1, 1927, in rural Olsburg, Kansas, the daughter of John and Alice (Tibbetts) Webster.

Louise graduated from Olsburg High School. She earned her Bachelors and Master’s degrees from Kansas State University in Education.

On August 6, 1950, at the Olsburg Lutheran Church she was married to Donald Wayne “Don” Area.

She was a teacher in Randolph, and then for several years at Strong Grade School in Manhattan, and later Bluemont Elementary in Manhattan. She retired after 42 years in the classroom.

Louise was a member of the First Lutheran Church, N.E.A., Retired Teachers Association, Stagg Hill Golf Course, Order of Eastern Star, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliaries. She enjoyed camping, boating, fishing, attending Kansas State football games, parades with Don’s Tin Lizzies Shrine group and playing golf with the ladies at Stagg Hill.

Louise and Don wintered in Mission, Texas, for 24 years where she was the choir director and they enjoyed square dancing.

Don preceded her in death on March 5, 2014. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters: Lucille Rasmussen and Evelyn Jones.

Survivors include her two sons: Steve Area and his wife Lois of Cottonwood, AZ, and Blake Area and his wife Brenda of Manhattan; one sister, Norma Nordgren and her husband Duane of Manhattan; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, February 1st, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jerry Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow in the Olsburg Cemetery at Olsburg, Kansas.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30 P.M. Tuesday, January 31st, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be left for the family by clicking on "Send Condolences" on this page.

Memorial contributions may be made 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.

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