James W. (Jim) Manes, 94, died October 28, 2021 at Pleasant Hills Home Plus in Hutchinson, Kansas. He was born on October 19, 1927 in Camden County, Missouri to Daniel and Eula (Lane) Manes. On September 13, 1953, he married Helen Jordan in Wichita, Kansas and she preceded him in death on September 21, 2012.
He served his country in the United States Army of Occupation following WW II.
Jim was an active member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Newton for over fifty years. He served the church in many capacities including Sunday School Superintendent, Caravans, Bus Ministry, and as a church board member.
He was the retired co-owner of Bud and Steve Auto Service in Newton and was a member of the Newton Kiwanis Club for many years. He also taught hunter safety education classes. Jim enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening. He also enjoyed watching westerns, baseball, football, and college basketball. Family was extremely important to Jim, and he enjoyed time with his loving friends and family. He was kind and gentle, always with a smile and a twinkle in his eye. He was known for his integrity and dependability. He had a servant’s heart and great faith in God.
Jim 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; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife and 3 sisters; Blonzie Helms, Geraldine Orr, Della Lou McCann.
Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, November 8, 2021, at First Church of the Nazarene in Newton. Visitation with the family will be 11:30 a.m. to service time at the church. Burial will be in the Restlawn Gardens of Memory rural Newton, Kansas.
Memorials are suggested to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries and may be left with Petersen Funeral Home.