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Maxine E. Sisson

Maxine E. Sisson Maxine E. Sisson, age 84, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at the Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka, Kansas.

She was born on August 10, 1926, in Tescott, Kansas, the daughter of Everett Henry and Martha Ann (Roller) Long. Maxine attended grade school in Ada, Kansas and her first two years of high school in Centralia, Kansas, prior to moving to Salina where she graduated from Salina High School in 1944.

Following high school graduation she attended Brown Mackie School of Business in Salina, Kansas. She then went to work as a secretary for the Salina Journal in the mid 1940's and later was a bookkeeper in her home for a local Certified Public Accountant. In later years she worked as a bookkeeper for the Salina YWCA and for the Credit Bureau of Salina prior to retiring in the 1990's.

Maxine was a member of the Village Bible Church in Salina, Kansas.

On January 19, 1947, in Reading, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Willie F. Sisson. He preceded her in death in 1988. She was also preceded in death by an infant son in 1960 and by five brothers: Albert, Harold, Mayo, Ivan and Elmo Long and three sisters: Esther Calkins, Opal Johnston and Betty Jean Smith Holden.

Survivors include three daughters: Paula Samples and her husband James of Wichita, Kansas, Carol Regehr and her husband Lowell of Manhattan, Kansas and Jill Konkey and her husband Richard of Celebration, Florida. Three granddaughters: Martha Samples, Teresa Epley and Laura Konkey and two great grandchildren: Samantha and Andrew.

The family will receive friends during a visitation from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 19, 2010, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 20, 2010, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Rick Haworth officiating. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Roselawn Cemetery in Salina, Kansas.

On-line condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website located at

Memorials have been established for the Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research for the Willie F. Sisson Memorial Scholarship Fund or for The Meadowlark Hills Good Samaritan Fund. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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