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Alice A. Ekart

Alice  A.  Ekart
Alice Ann Ekart, age 75, of Manhattan, Kansas died Wednesday June 28, 2017 at her home in Manhattan.

She was born on January 13, 1942 in Westmoreland, Kansas the daughter of Clyde and Dorothy (Gros) Reves. Alice attended Luckey High School in Manhattan and graduated with the class of 1960.

On September 14, 1963 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Manhattan, she was united in marriage to David Ekart. He survives at their home in Manhattan.

Alice was a member of the St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Manhattan.

She worked as a nurse, and also was part of the staff in offices over the years. The most important job to Alice was being a homemaker and taking care of her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her son-in-law Olivier De Smedt

In addition to her husband Dave, she is survived by her children: Elaine De Smedt, Mary Ekart, Karen Graham (John), and David Ekart (Shana); her grandchildren: Lisa Graham, Jordan Graham, Lillian Ekart, Abigail Ekart, Genevieve Ekart, and Olive Ekart; her brothers: Ken Reves and Mike Reves; and also her many other family members and friends.

The family will greet friends during a visitation from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. Sunday July 2, 2017 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.

A Vigil service and rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday following the visitation at the funeral home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday July 3, 2017 at the St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 2900 Kimball Avenue in Manhattan, with Father Frank Coady as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery on Elbow Creek in Manhattan.

Memorial funds in memory of Alice are suggested to the St. Thomas More Catholic Church. 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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