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Leah Ruth McDaniels

Leah Ruth McDaniels Leah Ruth (Strawn) McDaniels-Cederberg, age 89, of Manhattan, passed away August 5, 2018, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan.

She was born May 17, 1929, in Sabetha, KS, the daughter of Charles Alfred and Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Gfeller) Strawn.

Leah was raised in Dawson, Nebraska, and graduated from Dawson High School in 1947. Soon after she went to work for Dr. Heim.

She was married to George E. McDaniels on August 31, 1952, and moved to Manhattan where he was employed at Fort Riley as a civil servant. George passed away in 1980. She then was a long time caregiver to Jeff Dodds until his death. Leah married Francis W. Cederberg on May 21, 1999, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Manhattan. He preceded her in death on July 21, 2018.

Leah went to work at Kansas Farm Bureau as a data processor in 1953, and was employed there until her retirement in 1991.

Leah was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Kansas Farm Bureau Retirees and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

Leah was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include Linda John of Fredonia, KS; Gary Harras of Colorado; three step-children: David Cederberg and his wife Donna of Manhattan, Barbara Leith and her husband Jay of Concord, CA, and Joyce Elliott and her husband Mike of Manhattan; two step-grandchildren and three step-greatgrandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, August 10th, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Michael J. Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow in the Ashland Cemetery in the Ashland Community.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday 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 St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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