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Alfred E. Manners, Jr.

November 1, 1932 June 6, 2019
Alfred E. Manners, Jr.
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Obituary for Alfred E. Manners, Jr.

Alfred E. Manners Jr, lifelong rural Parsons resident and farmer, died at 3:30 a.m., Thursday, June 6, 2019, at his home.
He was born November 1, 1932, in Parsons, to Alfred Estle Manners, Sr. and Adeline Marie (Pasley) Manners. He grew up on the family farm east of Parsons, attended country schools, and graduated from Labette County Community High School at Altamont in 1950. After graduation, he and his brother Kenny joined their father and grandfather carrying on the multi-generational farming operation and dairy, a tradition he happily continued his entire life. He set his sights on building a larger farming operation and Manners and Sons Farms began expanding their farming and ranching business which also included building and operating a new dairy barn and milking many cows twice a day. Alfred loved the freedom of harvesting crops while riding on his John Deere combine.
He married Ladema Lawrence in 1951. They later divorced. On February 23, 1968, he and Virginia Phillips Blackburn were married. She preceded him in death on June 8, 2007. He and Nancy Carson Kenworthy were married May 2, 2008 and she survives.
Alfred was a devoted member of the Foursquare Church and had served on the church board and taught Sunday School classes. He served on numerous agricultural and farm related committees and boards throughout his life. He was also a DeKalb seed dealer of 25 plus years. Although he loved the responsibility and hard work of farm life, his greatest joy was spending time with his extensive family, whether out fishing, hunting, water or snow skiing, just sitting around the kitchen table playing cards, or in his later years camping and even more fishing and cards. He enjoyed playing with and attending the events of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and loved meeting and talking to people everywhere he went. But even though he traveled to distant places, he couldn’t wait to get back and enjoy the simple pleasures of home.
Surviving is his wife, Nancy, of the home; children Marlene Manners, Galen Manners (Sandy) both of Parsons, Janell Shaffer (Keith) of Altamont, Darren Blackburn (Pam) and Dwight Blackburn, both of Parsons, stepson Todd Kenworthy (Crystal) of Claremore, OK and stepdaughter, Tina Gatton (Brian) of Altamont, along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister, Linda Dessenberger (Larry) of Parsons. He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Alfred Manners, on April 5, 1966, a granddaughter, Kara Shaffer, his parents Estle and Adeline Manners, a brother, Kenneth Manners, two sisters, Marjorie Larsen and Mertie Riepe and an infant sister.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Schulze officiating. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4-6 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials are suggested to the Parsons Foursquare Church. They may be left or sent to the funeral home at Box 942, Parsons, KS, 67357. Online messages may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.


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Visitation

Sunday

9

Jun

4:00 PM 6/9/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 6/9/2019 6:00:00 PM
Carson-Wall Funeral Home Parsons

112 North 26th Street
Parsons, KS 67357

Carson-Wall Funeral Home Parsons
112 North 26th Street Parsons 67357 KS
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

10

Jun

10:30 AM 6/10/2019 10:30:00 AM
Carson-Wall Funeral Home Parsons

112 North 26th Street
Parsons, KS 67357

Carson-Wall Funeral Home Parsons
112 North 26th Street Parsons 67357 KS
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Springhill Cemetery Final Resting Place

South 10th. St.
Parsons, KS 67357

South 10th. St. Parsons 67357 KS
United States

Memorial Contribution

Parsons Foursquare Church

98 East Main
Parsons, KS 67357
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