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Karen K. Streeter

Karen K. Streeter Karen Kay Streeter, age 69, of Manhattan, died December 9, 2018, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City.

She was born July 1, 1949, in Wamego, Kansas, the daughter of Evan and Blanche (Burris) Crumbaker. Karen graduated from Wamego High School with the class of 1967, and then earned her bachelor’s from Kansas State University in Home Economics in 1971.

She was married to Bradley C. Streeter on January 25, 1970, in Manhattan, Kansas.

Karen and Brad owned and operated the Streeter Family Businesses, which includes Vista Drive-In, Baskin Robbins and Kansas Kollection among others.

She was active in 4-H as a child and was a leader as an adult. She was also active with Jaycee Women for over 10 years and held many positions within the organization including State President and US Jaycee Women Treasurer. Karen had volunteered with the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce for many years, most recently chairing the Small Business Council. She and Brad were honored as the Volunteers of the Year in 1992 by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. Karen and Brad were also inducted into the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association Hall of Fame in 2007. She was active with the Manhattan Catbackers and stayed up to date with all of the Kansas State sports teams.

Most of all, Karen’s life was her family. She loved going to all of her children and grandchildren’s events and activities.

Karen is survived by her husband Brad of Manhattan; three children: Andrew Streeter and his wife Angela, Daniel Streeter and Matthew Streeter all of Manhattan; three grandchildren: Jacob, Cassidy and Reagan Streeter; and two siblings: Charles Crumbaker of Salina, KS, and David Crumbaker of Beloit, KS.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother Baby Dale Crumbaker in infancy.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, December 17th, at the First United Methodist Church, 612 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, with Reverend Troy Bowers officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 P.M. Monday at the Milford Cemetery at Milford, KS.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. Sunday, December 16th, 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 either the First United Methodist Church or the Riley County 4-H Foundation. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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