Maxine Fern (Brown) Manis

July 5, 1919July 28, 2017

Maxine Fern (Brown) Manis, 98, of KCK, passed away July 28, 2017 at home. Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Grinter Chapel United Methodist Church, 7819 Swartz Rd., Kansas City, KS 66111. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Grinter Chapel UMC or a children’s charity of your choice. Maxine was born July 5, 1919 in Coweta, Oklahoma on a Creek Indian Reservation to Elmer and Nettie Leona Brown. Growing up, Maxine worked at her father’s grocery store. She also worked at an airplane plant during WWII, and at her and her husband’s tavern. Maxine married James “Jimmie” Manis on November 19, 1938. She was an active member of Grinter Chapel UMC, and was involved with the Wyandotte County Historical Society and the Armourdale Association. Maxine was a Charter Member of the Wyandotte County Art Association and also served as their treasurer for many years. She was a talented painter and often gave lessons to aspiring artists. Maxine was also a seamstress and made many of the clothes and costumes for her children and grandchildren. She loved spending time with her friends and family and if it could be at their home at Lake Wabaunsee, all the better. Maxine had a kind and generous spirit, a beautiful smile, and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, James “Jimmie” Manis, Sr.; her brother, Raymond Brown; her daughters, Judy Scott, and Nancy Holt; her daughter-in-law, Linda Manis; granddaughter, Megan Manis; and her great-grandchildren, Ryan Scott, and Nicole “Coli” Lafferty, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and other family members. Maxine is survived by her children, Jimmie Manis, Jr., Penny Schau and her husband Tom, and Randy Manis; her sister, Virginia Duncan; as well as fourteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren, and ten great great-grandchildren with one on the way. Fond memories and condolences for Maxine may be left at, as arrangements are under the direction of Chapel Hill – Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS 66112.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, August 12, 2017


Maxine Fern (Brown) Manis

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Cheryl Seymour

August 4, 2017

Penny, Sorry to hear about your mother. Thinking of your family at this time. Sounds like she had a wonderful long life. May your memories bring you peace.


August 3, 2017

Sorry to hear about the passing away of your dear love one. May the God of comfort" comfort you and your family during this time.

August 3, 2017

I'm very sorry for your lost. During this difficult time May prayer comfort and strengthen you and the family. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Rae Anne Smith

August 2, 2017

I will always remember Maxine fondly. I was a close friend of her daughter, Nancy, and spent many hours at her house as a teenager. She was a great cook and almost always had a homemade treat for us after school. It was evident that she loved her husband, children, grandchildren and church. Always volunteering her time to help others. She also managed to make time for painting pictures which she enjoyed. I'm sure she is in heaven with the Lord and we will meet again.

Pat Spencer

August 2, 2017

Maxine was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met - always with a welcoming smile, she will be greatly missed by all her family and friends

August 1, 2017

May God's loving kindness and comfort help you and your family through this very sad time Psalms 29:11