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June Benedict

June Benedict June (Clark) Benedict, age 95, of Manhattan, died at her home at Meadowlark Hills in Manhattan on Saturday July 20, 2019, surrounded by her loved ones.

June was born on July 19, 1924 in Barnes, Kansas, the daughter of Marie and Warren Clark. Her family moved to Waterville and she attended Waterville schools and graduated high school with the class of 1942.

In Waterville she met her loving husband, Robert Benedict. They were married on April 4, 1943. She spent 74 wonderful years with the love of her life.

During her lifetime, June loved to travel, play golf, bridge, and entertain family and friends. She and her husband were proud owners of the Coast-to-Coast Hardware Store in Garden City, Kansas for 25 years. They then retired to Bella Vista, Arkansas.
She and Bob moved back to Manhattan to be closer to her family. She enjoyed attending activities and meeting new friends.

In February of 2018 she was preceded in death by her husband, Bob. She also was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Lowell.

June is survived by her daughter, Terri and son-in-law John Herde, her grandchildren, Laura, Bryan, and Katy Herde, and her six great-grandchildren.

Memorial services for June will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday July 30, 2019 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel in Manhattan, with the Rev. Melanie Nord officiating. A reception will follow at Meadowlark Hills in Manhattan.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of June to the First United Methodist Church, the Meadowlark Hills Good Samaritan Fund, or the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. 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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