Muriel Fagan Muriel P. Fagan, age 75, a longtime Manhattan resident, died August 23, 2013, at Homestead Assisted Living in Topeka, Kansas. She was born May 25, 1938, in Clifton, Kansas, the daughter of Eyvind J. and Mildred (Marshall) Peterson. Muriel grew up in Clifton and graduated from Clifton High School. She attended Clarks Business College in Topeka. She worked for the Kansas Highway Commission where she met her future husband John G. Fagan, who she was married to on April 23, 1960, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Clifton. They lived in Topeka until 1973 when they moved to Manhattan. She worked as a secretary for Keating and Associates and then as a medical transcriptionist for Dr. Doug Hinkin. Mrs. Fagan was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, and the Altar Society and Circle. She was also a member of the Manhattan Country Club and the Thursday Morning Coffee Bowling League. She enjoyed volunteering at the Flint Hills Breadbasket and the Manhattan Civic Theater. Muriel was a Cub Scout Den Mother for her boys. She played Bunko and was a talented artist. John preceded her in death on October 24, 2008. Survivors include her four sons: Brad Fagan of Manhattan, KS, Greg Fagan and his wife Lori of Topeka, KS, Steve Fagan and his wife Tisha of Shawnee, KS, and Scott Fagan and his wife Crystal of Manhattan; one sister, Marilyn Wilson of Washington, KS; and six grandchildren: Taylor, Ryann and Kara Fagan, Corbin Alvarez, Dylan Veatch and Alyssa Frias. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday at Seven Dolors Catholic Church with Father Joseph S. Popelka as Celebrant. Inurnment will follow in Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Foundation or Seven Dolors Catholic Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Aug. 25, 2013