MANHATTAN — Mary Elizabeth (Hebrank) Weil Stiver, passed away Oct. 12, 2021 in Manhattan, Kan. Born May 25, 1941 on a rural farm near Wilsey, Kan., she was the daughter of Albert Eugene and Mary Margaret (Scott) Hebrank. On Nov. 23, 1963, she married Jerry David Weil in Council Grove, Kan. She married Harold Eugene Stiver on June 10, 2005 in Manhattan, Kan.
Mary graduated from Wilsey Rural High School (1959), Emporia State Teacher’s College (1964) and Kansas State University (1977). She taught eight years in Manhattan, Maryland, Illinois and 30 years for Barton Co. Special Services in Ellinwood and Great Bend, Kan. With a love of music, Mary was often involved in solos, musicals, and church choirs. She was involved with Delta Kappa Gamma, 4-H Leadership and the Kansas Arabian Horse Club.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Stiver, of the home; daughter Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Baxter of Tucson, Ariz.; and son Jason (Kim) Weil of Topeka, Kan.; grandchildren Rachel Baxter, Jared Weil, Justin Weil; sister-in-laws V. Maurine Hebrank, and Carol (Mike) Warden, of Manhattan, Kan.; three step-daughters and six step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her only sibling Kenneth E. Hebrank.
Cremation has taken place and at her request, private family only services will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left for the family and a complete obituary may be viewed at: Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502-414916. Memorials are suggested to the Kansas State University Foundation or Good Shepherd Homecare & Hospice in care of the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home
1616 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 15, 2021