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PO Box 192
Gardner, KS 66030
Phone: 913-856-7111
Fax: 913-884-7009
Junior Maness

Junior Alvin Maness

Friday, February 20th, 1925 - Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
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Junior Alvin Maness, 94, of De Soto, KS passed away March 2, 2019 at Medicalodges of Eudora. Funeral service will be held 11:00 am Thurs., March 7, 2019 at De Soto Baptist Church, 8655 Copeland Way, De Soto, KS 66018. Burial with military honors follows at De Soto Cemetery. Visitation 6:00 to 8:00 pm Wed., March 6, 2019 also at De Soto Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Medicalodges of Eudora. Condolences may be left at

Junior was born Feb. 20, 1925 in rural Eudora, KS to Theodore Roosevelt and Mary Ellen (Findley) Maness. He was a 1943 graduate of De Soto High School. Junior was a lifelong area resident. He served in the US Navy during WWII. Junior married Wilma Jean Tripkos on May 11, 1947 in De Soto, KS. They lived in Lawrence, KS for seven years; moving to De Soto in 1956. Junior was a powder explosive inspector at the Sunflower Ordinance Plant for nine years. He later worked as a superintendent and supervisor for E & E Specialties as a display builder. He was a member of De Soto Christian Church as a child and De Soto Baptist Church, the De Soto VFW and the Oddfellows. Junior enjoyed woodworking, making furniture and gardening. He was very proud of the fact that he built his home, a cabin at the lake and a rental house. Junior will be missed by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wilma, son-in-law, Tim Maniez and brother, Robert E. Maness. Junior is survived by his daughters: Debra D. Maniez, De Soto, KS and Mary Gale and husband Hank Kramer, Olathe, KS; four grandchildren: Scott, Tyler, Kelly and Meredith; and six great-grandchildren.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    De Soto Baptist Church
    8655 Copeland Way
    DE SOTO, KS 66018
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  • Service

    Thursday, March 7th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, March 7th, 2019 11:00am
    De Soto Baptist Church
    8655 Copeland Way
    DE SOTO, KS 66018
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  • Interment

    De Soto Cemetery
    34500 W 87th St
    DE SOTO, KS 66018
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Dear Debbie and Mary Gale, We will miss that fun loving man, but easily see him in each of you! All the Whites!
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Posted at 08:16am
Junior hired me for two summers at E @ E in Lawrence. My condolences to his family
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I’m so sorry for your loss. I’d like to share some real hope with you. In Psalms 146:4 tells the condition of the dead. “His breath goeth forth, he returneth to the earth and that. Very day his thoughts perish.” In Acts 24:15 and Isaiah 26:19 the Bible promises a resurrection of our loved ones back to earth. When Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, he brought him back to earth. That was a foregleam of the future. In Psalms 37:11+29 says man will live forever on the earth in peace. That was God’s original purpose, for man to live forever in the garden of eden. God’s purpose hasn’t changed. In Isaiah 45:18 says God created the earth to be inhabited. That’ll why he gave his son to die for us, John 3:16, so we could have everlasting life on earth. In Revelation 21:4 says there’ll be no more pain or death. Since there’s no pain or death in heaven, those are future conditions here on earth as God had intended.

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