Eva "Babe" Klingenberg
Eva “Babe” Klingenberg, age 87, of Manter, Kansas died Sunday, June 17, 2018, at the Stanton County Hospital in Johnson, Kansas. She was born July 15, 1930, in Stanton County, Kansas, the daughter of Charles C. and Nellie Leona (Von Hemel) Wilkerson.
Babe grew up and graduated High School at Manter, Kansas. She later became a Nurse and worked 25 years in the Medical Clinic for Dr. Daily and Dr. Ram. She had also worked at the Stanton County Hospital and the Stanton County Long Term Care Unit. She enjoyed collecting bird figurines and spending time with her family.
She married Guy K. Bitner on March 2, 1950, she then married Duane Klingenberg on July 15, 1971, in Springfield, Colorado, he preceded her in death.
Survivors include one son Guy L. Bitner of Manter, Kansas; one brother, Beauford (Tube) Wilkerson and wife Pauline of Manter, Kansas; one sister, Bonnie Manning and husband Bill of Garden City, Kansas; sisters-in-law, Donice Wilkerson, Betty Wilkerson, and Linda Wilkerson all of Johnson, Kansas; one grandson, and two great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Kim Bitner; husband, Duane; and three brothers, Alvin (Bud) Wilkerson, Bill Wilkerson, and Bob Wilkerson.
Funeral service will be Friday, June 22, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Manter United Methodist Church in Manter, Kansas, with Pastor Mary Courtney officiating. Burial will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson, Kansas. Visitation will be Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson, Kansas. Memorials may be given to the Manter United Methodist Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, Kansas 67855.