OBITUARY: James W. Manes

James W. Manes, 94, died Oct. 28, 2021, at Pleasant Hills Comfort Care Home in Hutchinson.

He was born on Oct. 19, 1927, in Camden, Mo., to Daniel and Eula (Lane) Manes. On Sept. 13, 1953, he married Helen Manes in Wichita, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 21, 2012.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.

James was a longtime active member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Newton. He served the church in many capacities including as Sunday School Superintendent and a church board member.

He was the retired co-owner of Bud and Steve’s automotive repair in Newton and was a member of the Newton Kiwanis Club. He also taught hunter safety education classes. James could be found relaxing and watching sports on TV or gardening. He also enjoyed hunting.

Family was important to James and he enjoyed time with his loving friends and family. He was known for being a man of integrity, dependability and was always friendly and outgoing.

James is survived by his son, James D. “Dave” (Elia) Manes, daughters Judith “Judy” (Pat) Weyrauch and Patricia “Pat” (Randall) Turner. He is also survived by a brother, Don Manes, sister, Zella Lee Prouty, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and three sisters, Blonzie Helms, Geraldine Orr and Della Lou McCann.

Funeral service was at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 8, at First Church of the Nazarene in Newton. Burial was in the Restlawn Gardens of Memory in rural Newton.

Memorials are suggested to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries and may be left with Petersen Funeral Home.

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