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John “Lyle” Manning 1934 - 2024
John “Lyle” Manning

John “Lyle” Manning, 89, passed away on Wednesday, April 10th, 2024, in Wichita, Kan. He was born on Aug. 11th, 1934, in Stockton, Mo., to Elias and Inez Manning. Lyle married beloved Goldie Faye (Hamby) Manning on Dec. 13th, 1956, in Bolivar, Mo., soon after moving to Ellinwood, Kan., where they raised a family and enjoyed nearly 63 years of happy marriage.

Lyle saw the world as a young man while serving in the US Air Force starting in 1953, including memorable deployments in Greenland and France. After returning stateside, he began a career in the oilfields in 1957, retiring earlier this year after 67 years of service. His career was a great source of enjoyment and pride, and he was known for the relationships he built and the hard work and integrity he demonstrated daily. Many have memories of Lyle telling jokes and visiting with customers at Hi-La and spotting his truck driving slowly along the country roads north of Ellinwood. Most of all, Lyle loved and doted on his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who always brought a smile to his face.

Survivors include daughter Peggy Manning and son Greg (Arlene) Manning of Ellinwood; brother Norman (Marilyn) Manning of El Dorado Springs, Mo.; grandchildren include Alicia Manning, Keith (Sua) Herl, Charlie (Santia) Manning, Brent (Erica) Manning, Shane Herl, Jared (Jessica) Manning; as well as 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Lyle was preceded in death by wife Goldie; parents Elias and Inez Manning; daughter Carla Herl; infant son Curtis Dean Manning; sisters Imogene Hembree, Marjorie Thompson, and infant twin sisters Beaulah and Ester Manning, and brothers Eugene Manning, Lee Manning, Clifford Manning, and Glen Manning.

Funeral service will take place 11 a.m., Monday, April 15 at Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley St., Great Bend with Pastor Jay Beuoy officiating. Visitation will take place at Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood, Sunday, April 14 from 3-8 p.m with family present from 6-8 p.m. Interment will follow with Military Honors from the United States Air Force honor guard at Lakin-Comanche Cemetery in Ellinwood, KS. Memorials are suggested to Ellinwood EMS Foundation in care of Minnis Chapel, PO Box 246, Ellinwood, KS 67526.

Funeral arrangements provided by

Minnis Chapel

P.O. Box 246

Ellinwood, KS 67526

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 13, 2024