This obit was in the Manhattan Mercury (Kansas)I thought I'd post it FYI.
Rachel Lamprecht Dittemore Rachel Lamprecht Dittemore, 89, Manhattan, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Meadowlark Hills. She was born Oct. 19, 1911, in Penrose, Colo., to Charlotte Crouch and Henry W. Lamprecht. Her father died in the flu epidemic of 1918, and the family moved to Alma. She came to Manhattan in 1921, and attended Manhattan schools, graduating from Manhattan High in 1928. Mrs. Dittemore attended Kansas State Agricultural College, where she was elected to Mortar Board and graduated in 1932 with a degree in journalism. For two years, she worked as a reporter on the Topeka Daily Capital. In 1934, she married Paul L. Dittemore. He was editor of the Kansas State Experiment Station and instructor in agricultural journalism from 1939 to 1944. In the early years of their married life, they lived in a tent and traveled around the southwestern U.S. as part of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Later they worked on the Tiller and Toiler newspaper in Larned. They moved to Minneapolis, Minn., when he became editor at the Northwestern Miller Publishing Company. In 1954, they moved to Stamford, Conn., when Mr. Dittemore became manager of the New York office of the Northwestern Miller. In Connecticut, Mrs. Dittemore was active in local Republican politics. She was president of the League of Women Voters, a member of the Republican Town Committee, and elected to the Stamford Board of Education. She and her husband returned to Manhattan in 1969 upon his retirement. They traveled extensively until his death in 1993, and enjoyed playing golf and bridge. She was a member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the Review Club, and the Manhattan Country Club. She is survived by a son, Daniel K. Dittemore, of Des Moines; two daughters, Margaret Howard of Newton, Mass., and Catherine Dittemore of Arlington, Mass.; and five grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan, with the Rev. Robert Sanders officiating. Mrs. Dittemore was cremated and private inurnment will be held in the Sunrise Cemetery. A memorial has been established for the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, 66502.