Betty Jane Kleiner, age 88 of Manhattan, Kansas, died Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan, Kansas.
She was born on April 26, 1925, at Upland, Kansas, the daughter of Roland and Ester Lydia (Gfeller) Hill. She graduated from Chapman High School and Kansas State University.
She was married to Earl Kleiner on November 27, 1946. He preceded her in death in 1984.
Betty was a homemaker and worked for the Kansas Wheat Commission. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Manhattan and the Lone Wranglers Square Dance Club. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards and square dancing.
She is survived by three daughters, Linda Kromer and husband John of Salina, Nancy Wiard and husband David of Viola and Delaine Kleiner of Manhattan; one sister, Joan Kready and husband Don of Topeka; one brother, Howard Warnock of Junction City; four grandchildren, Kurt Kromer, Kris Kromer and wife Tammi, Jessica Holle and husband Dustin and Angela Harlan; ten great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy and Bob Hill and one sister, Peggy Houchins.
A funeral service was held on September 17, 2013 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley, Kansas with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating. Music was furnished by Marjorie Webb and Don Kready. Pallbearers were Kurt Kromer, Kris Kromer, Rick Kready, Ron Kleiner, Dustin Holle, Scott Hill, Bob Hill and Gaylen Goettsch. Burial was in the Riley Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for Homecare and Hospice of Manhattan. Memorial contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley, Kansas.