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Jeraldine "Jerri" H. Steinlage (Leavitt)

Jeraldine Jeraldine (Jerri) Helen Steinlage (Leavitt) was born in Arkansas and grew up in a military family. She attended Manhattan High School and Kansas State University. Jerri was a member of the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Manhattan.

She passed way Friday night, July 19, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her family, just as she wished. She was a devoted mother and grandma and always put her family first, it was important for her to take care of her parents when they fell ill.

Jerri had a great sense of humor, she loved to read and day dream, and enjoyed playing games. She successfully created and ran a day care center for ten years, she also worked for a period of time for the U.S. Census.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Helen Leavitt, and her little brother, James W. Leavitt.

Jerri is survived by her sons, Bradley McCabe (Sophia), Robert Mitchell (Jennifer), and Steven Mitchell; her grandkids: Stacey, Jeremy, Samuel, Nicholas, Kaden, Paige, Samantha, Adriona, Ryleigh, and Robert Jr. Also her nieces; Megan, Cathy, Jackie, and Maggie; her nephews, Brad and Andy; her brothers: Carlton, John, Joseph Peter; and her sisters: Stella and Susan.

A Parish Vigil Service with the Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday July 23, 2019 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel. The family will greet friends following the Vigil Service until 7:30 p.m.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday July 24, 2019 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church, with Father Kerry Ninemire as the Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.

The family suggests memorial contributions in memory of Jerri to the Neurofibromatosis-2 Research. 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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