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Bonnie Nespor

Bonnie Nespor Bonnie Jean Nespor, age 86, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Wednesday February 7, 2018 at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan.

She was born on November 12, 1931 in Washington, Kansas, the daughter of Anthony and Beulah (Burns) Doeble. She grew up in Hanover and graduated from Hanover High School with the class of 1949. Bonnie then attended college in Fairbury, Nebraska with the goal of obtaining a degree in Elementary Education. In September of 1950 she started teaching Bismark Rural School, which her grandfather and dad attended many years earlier.

On June 9, 1953, she was united in marriage to John “Jack” Nespor, in the St. John’s Catholic Church in Hanover.

In 1955 they moved to Manhattan, where Jack took a position as a barber at the Gillette Hotel. The following year Bonnie started at the Union National Bank at an entry level position. She advanced through all levels of the bank and was later a Vice President and also a member of the board serving to the corporation. After she retired, Bonnie became a licensed Realtor and worked for Caldwell Banker/Hallmark Homes Realty.

Bonnie was a member of the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Manhattan and also the American Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by Jack on April 19, 2009.

Also she was preceded in death by her nephew, Daniel Goeckel and her great nephew Jason Gwin and her brother in law, Eldon Schwindt.

Bonnie is survived by her sisters: Arlen Schwindt and Nancy Goeckel and her husband Bill. Also her many nieces and nephews and other family members.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday February 16, 2018 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Manhattan, with Father Kerry Ninemire as the Celebrant. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday February 16, 2018 at the St. John’s Cemetery in Hanover.

The family will greet friends during a visitation from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday February 15, 2018 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.

A Vigil Service will be held following the visitation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions are suggested to the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Manhattan. 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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