Vivian D. Ross, 80, Manhattan, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community Sloan House.
She was born Nov. 20, 1933, in Iola, the daughter of James and Alice (McClarnan) LeValley, and had been a Manhattan resident since the early 1950s.
Vivian graduated from Manhattan High School, and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Kansas State University.
She was a teacher at Bluemont and Marlatt elementary schools and also taught English as a second language at all the grade schools in the Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools system.
Vivian enjoyed painting, traveling and spending time with her friends. The time she valued the most was the time she spent with her family and grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughter, Susan Smith, Manhattan; three grandchildren, Kristin Bribiesca, Kari Novak and Katie Smith; one great-grandson, Bradley Novak; and one sister, Maryjean Willey, Littleton, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Clayton LeValley.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Patty Brown-Barnett officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Highland Cemetery in Iola.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools Foundation and left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.
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