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Sheila R. Roffler

Sheila R. Roffler Sheila Rae (Mann) Roffler was born June 30, 1950 and passed from death into the arms of her Savior on Good Friday, April 19, 2019. She is the only daughter of Hubert and Ruby D. Mann and the eldest of their four children.

Sheila grew up in Skiddy, KS where her parents owned and operated Mann's Meat Locker and Grocery. She and her brothers enjoyed playing outside and riding the family pony named “Little Bit”. She started her education in a one-room school house in Skiddy and when it closed she was bused to nearby White City where she graduated in 1968. She enjoyed sports, cheerleading, playing cornet in the band and majorette. She took a few classes at K-State and then met and married the love of her life, Richard Mark Roffler.

Rick and Sheila were married at the Junction City Hospital on Nov. 26, 1972 so that her dying father could attend the ceremony before he passed away a few weeks later. They enjoyed many years together on the road truck driving for Guerdon Industries. Sheila would frequently drive the flag car while Rick piloted the oversized-load mobile homes being delivered cross-country.

Sheila and Rick welcomed 2 daughters to their family, Nicole (born in 1977) and Sarah (born in 1978). Sheila would take the girls cross-country while she was driving the flag car for Rick. When the girls started school and Rick changed trucking companies, Sheila became a Mary Kay consultant. She had several wonderful and enterprising jobs and had an interest and genuine love for people. She became a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker which allowed her to be at home more for her growing girls. Her last job was working for Kansas State University. First, as a secretary for the Horticulture department, then for the 4-H extension. She loved working for K-State and always had many stories to tell about the state fair. Her health started to decline in 2000 and she made the decision to retire and seek various treatment avenues. She had several complications from type 1 diabetes taking its toll on her body. Rick retired from Frito-Lay in 2010 to become her full-time caregiver. They were married for 45 years when Rick passed away. Nikki and Sarah moved her to Oklahoma in May of 2018 so she could be closer to them and her grandchildren.

Over the years, Rick and Sheila were privileged to welcome 5 grandchildren to the family from Nikki and C.J. Carpenter. When Sheila's condition allowed, they loved to travel as much as they could. Sheila loved to track Sarah's missionary travels around the world and nursing career. She was happy to welcome fiancé, Jason, to the family and looked forward to their upcoming wedding in June 2019.

Hobbies she enjoyed were listening to music, spending time with people, playing bingo, flower arranging, coloring, and various arts and crafts projects.

Sheila was preceded in death by her husband Richard Roffler on January 19, 2018. She was also preceded in death by her father, Hubert Mann (December 4, 1972) and her mother Ruby D. Mann (January 12, 2019).

She is survived by her three brothers Britt Mann of Emporia, Joe Mann of Manhattan, and Randall Mann of Manhattan; two daughters, Nicole Carpenter of Yukon, OK and Sarah Roffler of Dallas, TX; five grandchildren, Cade Carpenter, Clay Carpenter, Christopher Carpenter, Claire Carpenter, and Cole Carpenter of Yukon, OK; and many other relatives and friends.

The family will greet friends from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. Saturday April 27, 2019 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday April 28, 2019 at the Westview Community Church, 615 Gillespie Drive in Manhattan, with the Pastor Brian Smith officiating.

Graveside Services will be held at 5:00 p.m. Sunday April 28, 2019 at the White City Cemetery in White City, Kansas.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Westview Community Church. 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 www.ymlfuneralhome.com.


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