Dora Ellen Arb, 84, Topeka: Oct. 12, 1938 – Feb. 26, 2023 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Dora Ellen Arb, 84, Topeka: Oct. 12, 1938 – Feb. 26, 2023

TOPEKA, Kan. – Dora Ellen Arb, 84, passed away Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, at her home in Topeka, Kan. She was born Oct. 12, 1938, in Lyndon, Kan., the daughter of Samuel and Ina (Haslett) Manning.

Dora grew up in Lyndon and had lived there until 2008, when she moved to Osage City, Kan. She lived in Topeka for the last three years.

Dora graduated from Lyndon High School in 1956. She had been an in-home caretaker for many years and a fulltime homemaker. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Osage City, and had been a part of the Osage County Senior Center.

On July 19, 1957, Dora was united in marriage to Lester Arb, in Lebo, Kan.

Dora was preceded in death by her husband, Lester, Feb. 20, 2020; parents, Samuel and Ina; brother, Nelson Manning; sister, Margaret Jeffrey; and stepmother, Irene (Campbell) Manning.

Dora is survived by her three children, Diana (Leo) Klumpe, Topeka, Larry (Kathy) Arb, Osage City, and Debbie (Jim) Miller, Daisetta, Texas; brother, Carl (Charlotte) Manning, Lyndon; sister, Sharon (Russell) Cowan, Osage City; stepsister, Sally Smothers, of Georgia; and two granddaughters, one step-granddaughter and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial services for Dora and Lester Arb will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon.

Memorial contributions for Lester and Dora can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Osage City, Euclid Lodge No. 101, or the Osage County Historical Society, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Inurnment will be in the Lyndon Cemetery at a later date.

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See Lester Arb’s obituary here.

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