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Melvadean A. Richardson

Melvadean A. Richardson Melvadean A. Richardson, age 82, of Manhattan, died Wednesday February 5, 2020 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

She was born on August 11, 1937 in Lyons, Kansas, the daughter of Bill and Lillie (Koch) Manke. She attended schools in Chase, Kansas and graduated from Chase High School with the class of 1955.

On November 20, 1965 in Ellinwood, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Robert Richardson. He survives in Manhattan.

Melvadean and Robert lived in Kansas City, Missouri from 1966 until 2017 when they moved to the Manhattan area. She worked for Farmland Insurance for over 28 years until she retired.

She and Robert traveled many places. They have been to Hawaii several times, and to many places in Europe. Melvadean and Robert also loved to go on cruise trips. Melvadean always was ready for the trips that planned for the Class of 1955 from Chase High School, they went to places like Branson and Alaska, and she always was ready for the next reunion.

She enjoyed playing cards and watching the Lawrence Welk show when she could. Her family and grandkids were important to her, she and Robert tried to go to as many of the grandchildren’s activities as they could.

In addition to her husband Robert, she is survived by her children, Renee Lupfer (Barry) of Snellville, Georgia and Brett Richardson, of Manhattan; also, her grandchildren: Scott Lupfer (Olivia), Bryan Lupfer, and Sage Lupfer; and her sisters: Evelyn Kowalke, Gloria Hanson, and Delores Quasenbarth.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday February 8, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Manhattan, with the Rev. Michael. Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow in the Wamego City Cemetery in Wamego, Kansas.

The family will greet friends prior to the service at 9:00a.m. at the church on Saturday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association. 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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