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Lila J. Levin

Lila J. Levin
Lila J. (Orme) Levin, age 83, of Manhattan, died February 10, 2019, at Homestead Assisted Living in Manhattan.

She was born February 22, 1935, in Kingman, Kansas, the daughter of Norman and Hildred (Galbraith) Orme.

Lila graduated from Kingman High School in 1952, and from Kansas State University in 1956 with her degree in Journalism and played the saxophone in the marching and concert band.

On August 19, 1956, in Kingman, she was married to Jon A. Levin.

Lila’s first job was a 7th grade English teacher in Manhattan, and then taught English Composition at Fort Riley, for Distance Learning at Kansas State University and then later was an instructor of English Composition at Kansas State. She was the K-State Women’s Golf Coach from 1982 to 1984.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, The Manhattan Book Club, Manhattan Country Club, Kansas State Chapter of P.E.O., and was a patron of many arts and civic organizations. She was the chapter advisor for the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority for many years.

Lila was an avid reader, crossword puzzle master, loved to exercise, was a wonderful cook, and enjoyed playing golf and listening to music. She was very proud of the year she won the Women’s Club Golf Championship at Manhattan Country Club.

Survivors include her husband Jon of Manhattan; three children: Jeffrey Levin of Seattle, WA, Steven Levin and his wife Lori of Manhattan, and Susan Levin of Westwood, KS; seven grandchildren: Joseph, Jonas (Erica Foster) and Arianna Levin, Amy and Ethan Levin, Benjamin and Charles Boerger; sister in law Darlene Blazek; and six nieces and nephews.

Lila was preceded in death by her parents and by her sister Norma Siefert.

Cremation is planned with memorial services to be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 20th, at the First Presbyterian Church, 801 Leavenworth St., Manhattan, with Reverend R.C. McConnell officiating. Private family inurnment will be in the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley.

Online condolences may be left for the family by clicking on "Send Condolences" on this page.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice House. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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