MANTER — Eva “Babe” Klingenberg, 87, of Manter, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, at Stanton County Hospital in Johnson City.

She was born July 15, 1930, in Stanton County, to Charles C. and Nellie Leona Von Hemel Wilkerson. She graduated from high school at Manter.

Mrs. Klingenberg had worked as a nurse.

On March 2, 1950, she married Guy K. Bitner. On July 15, 1971, she married Duane Klingenberg in Springfield, Colo. He preceded her in death as did her parents; an infant son, Kim Bitner; and three brothers, Alvin “Bud” Wilkerson, Bill Wilkerson and Bob Wilkerson.

Survivors include a son, Guy L. Bitner of Manter; a brother, Beauford “Tube” Wilkerson of Manter; a sister, Bonnie Manning of Garden City; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Manter United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson City.

Visitation hours are 2 to 8 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson City.

Memorials are suggested to Manter United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 715, Johnson City, KS 67855.