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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Obituary: Arlene A. Mingenback

  • Arlene A. Mingenback, 92, died Jan. 10, in Great Bend.
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  • Arlene A. Mingenback, 92, died Jan. 10, in Great Bend.
    She was born on Dec. 21, 1920, in Springfield, Colo. to Guy E. and Bertha (Hill) Finkle, MD. She was a graduate of McPherson College with a degree in home economics and was a high school teacher prior to her marriage to John Joseph Mingenback, DDS, on March 4, 1944 in Denver. He died April 15, 2001. A devoted wife, mother and homemaker, Mrs. Mingenback was a Great Bend resident since 1950. She loved learning and had a wide range of interests, including sewing, cooking, gardening, studying the stock market and investments, ballroom dancing and traveling. Never tiring of a new hobby or staying informed about local and national news, she was an avid reader and fan of national current affairs broadcasts.
    Mrs. Mingenback was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church, Episcopal Church Women, PEO Chapter DU, Progress Club and Bloomer Girls, having had many leadership positions within the service organizations throughout her life.
    Survivors include: son Mark G. Mingenback and his wife Leslie of Great Bend; one daughter, Marla Mingenback Sheiner of San Francisco, Calif.; one daughter-in-law, Mary Fries Mingenback of Emporia; one sister, Maryann Finkle Shutler of Lawrence; five grandchildren, Patti Mingenback and her husband Wasim Zaman of Overland Park, Andy Mingenback and his wife Tina of Great Bend, Matt Mingenback and his wife Brooke of Fort Worth, Texas, Samantha Sheiner of Phoenix and A.J. Sheiner of Phoenix; three great-grandchildren Alyvia Mingenback, Ravi Zaman and Georgia Mingenback.
    She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Michael K. Mingenback.
    Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday with family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend.
    Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Great Bend, officiated by the Rev. Phyllis Flory.
    Interment will be at Great Bend Cemetery, Great Bend.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to St. John’s Episcopal Church in care of Bryant Funeral Home.
    Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net
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