Janet Lila Walker Manbeck
Janet lost her long and courageous battle with cancer on February 18, 2011 at the Kansas City Hospice House. She was born April 15, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois and was the adopted daughter of John and Irene Walker of Barrington, Illinois. She graduated high school from St. Margaret’s School for Girls in Tampahanick, Virginia, in 1968. Jan taught 1st – 3rd grade children for 21 years at Mannheim Elementary School in Germany for the U.S. Department of Defense. Jan is survived by her husband, Roland K. Manbeck and their three children, Danielle Janet Manbeck, Christine Kelley Manbeck and Roland K. Manbeck III. Jan is remembered for her kindness, and her love of teaching and her love of animals. Her body has been cremated and her remains will be placed privately by her children. The family requests you consider a donation to Kansas City Hospice in Jan’s memory.