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Janice L. Herink

Janice L. Herink Janice peacefully passed away in her Manhattan home, September 15, 2017.

Jan was born January, 1939, south of Clifton, KS to Lawrence and Anaise (Collette) Mayer and raised in Vining, KS. She attended Clifton schools until her senior year, when her family moved to Santa Monica, CA, where she attended and graduated SMHS Class of 1957.

Following graduation, Jan’s family moved back to Vining and she met her future husband, Jim on July 3, 1957. They were married in April, 1959 and have two children, Cheryl and Scott.

Jan enjoyed being a “Stay-at-Home Mom” for years and in the late ‘70’s she went back to work culminating with the KSU Foundation/Alumni Association. In 2002 Jan retired from the Foundation as their Assistant Director of Annual Giving.

In her retirement years, Jan enjoyed traveling to western US destinations, especially Las Vegas, Reno and Laughlin.

Jan was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Lorene and Delores.

She is survived by her husband, Jim, her daughter Cheryl Williamsen, her son Scott Herink (Christine) and granddaughters Katherina and Anna, of Topeka and grandson Michael, of California, sister Ileene (Jerry) Donnelly of Lawrence, many cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will greet friends during a visitation on Thursday, September 21, 7:00-8:30 pm at Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.

A private family funeral will be held at a later date.

Your personal stories/photos as a memorial are truly appreciated and contributions may be made to the Terry C. Johnson Cancer Research Center, KSU in lieu of flowers.

Memorial contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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