OBITUARY

Lynn Dorsey Manis

August 28, 1948April 12, 2018
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Lynn, 69, passed away April 12, 2018. Lynn was born on August 28, 1948 in Louisville, KY to Glenn Vanoy and Martha “Marty” Dean (Dorsey) Manis. As he was growing up, Lynn lived in Speed, Indiana; Bicknell, Indiana; Pontiac, Illinois; Carrollton, Illinois; Danville, Illinois; Quincy, Illinois and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. In 1966, he graduated from Brown County High School in Mt. Sterling. In 1970 he graduated, a John Hopkins scholar, from the University of Illinois and then attended University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Lynn lived in New York working as an Actuary before moving to Kansas City where he worked at Metro North Mall. In his free time, Lynn enjoyed visiting the library as he loved to expand his knowledge on all subjects as well as research his family genealogy. Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Marty. Those left behind to cherish his memory are: his twin brother, Glenn Manis; brother, Jim (Jody) Manis; sister, Beth Shryock; nieces and nephews, Stephanie (Brad) Austin, Rebekah (Bob) Meredith, Amy (Rob) Gaff, Matt (Carrie) Manis, Josh (Nique Maciulla) Manis, Rachel Manis, Joe (Adrienne) Manis, Ryan Finne, Rebekah Marshall, Ricci (Mbaye) Shryock Ndaw and Roxi (Pape) Shryock Diallo as well as many great nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Saturday, April 21st from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 4:00 p.m. at Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, 119 East Franklin Street, Liberty, Missouri 64068. Interment will be on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in Cave Hill Cemetery, 701 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40204. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Kansas City Public Library, North Oak Branch.

  • FAMILY

  • Glenn Vanoy Manis, Father
  • Martha Dean Manis, Mother
  • Glenn Manis, Brother
  • Jim Manis, Brother
  • Jody Manis, Sister-in-law
  • Beth Shryock, Sister
  • Stephanie (Brad) Austin, Niece
  • Rebekah (Bob) Meredith, Niece
  • Amy (Rob) Gaff, Niece
  • Matt (Carrie) Manis, Nephew
  • Josh (Nique Maciulla) Manis, Nephew
  • Rachel Manis, Niece
  • Joe (Adrienne) Manis, Nephew
  • Ryan Finne, Nephew
  • Rebekah Marshall, Niece
  • Ricci (Mbaye) Shryock Ndaw, Niece
  • Roxi (Pape) Shryock Diallo, Niece
  • Lynn is also survived by many great nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, April 23, 2018
REMEMBERING

Lynn Dorsey Manis

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Beth Shryock

May 6, 2018

Thank you for all our talks Lynn. Thank you for always caring. I enjoyed the times we got to spend together. Thank you for being a great brother.

I love you.

I will miss you dearly.

Rebekah Meredith

May 5, 2018

There is so much on my heart, but no words seem to express well enough the impact Uncle Lynn had on me. I am thankful for all he poured into my life, as well as the lives of my husband and kiddos. I will miss him dearly.

Stephanie Austin

May 5, 2018

Things that will always remind me of Uncle Lynn

Shoulder rides
Chess
Lynn-Lynne
Classy dresser
New York
Math
Quality not Quantity
Knitted scarves
Nature walks
Lynn bread
Birds
Maps
Geneology
Beard
Sweater vests
Tri-Continental
Crossword Puzzles
$10 bills
Research

Joe Manis

May 1, 2018

Dear Uncle Lynn,

While we may not have know each other closely, the man I’ll always remember is an incredibly smart and caring one. The blanket you knitted for us will always stick out to me.

I hope to hear your family tree stories and play a game of chess with you someday :)

All Love,
Joe

Dan Kellermeyer

April 24, 2018

As some of you know, I too am a twin.
My twin brother is overseas right now. He’s a traveler and a teacher. An uncle and an explorer. A brother and a son. A cousin and a nephew.
I’m a home-body and a healthcare Analyst. A father and a fellow brother, son, cousin and nephew. But also a writer and a poet.
Years ago, I wrote a poem about twins.
I revised it for this occasion.

T-W-I-N-S
Twins are…
Trouble from the start
They come in pairs then have to part
They arrive by stork or section-C…
And don’t say “I” but always “we”

Twins are…
Winners of great awards
Like trophies, Bars or even Boards
They sometimes dream and set high goals
Or take it easy… that’s how they roll

Twins are…
Individuals
They may be different but over all
They share one name—just their last
But they also share a similar past

Twins are…
Never only one
They’re always two—twice the fun
Their lives are separate, quite unique
Never normal, quite a treat

Twins are…
Simply finally this:
Great together and apart amiss
But as stories and memories often show
A life well-lived, grants lessons we know

Now, may they grow and grow and grow.

We all miss you, Uncle Lynn!

- Dan Kellermeyer

Roxi Shryock

April 22, 2018

Uncle Lynn,
Your high fives, knowledgeable conversations with you in your rocking chair and the smell of fresh baked bread will be memories I cherish. I could listen to you talk for hours about our family tree. I loved all the almanacs and yearly gifts and the company you shared with my mom. You will be missed by many and always loved.

Roberta Koral

April 20, 2018

I will always remember our visit in New York seeing Alberta Hunter belt out her Jazz Music!
And the white blanket you knitted for me at Christmas time.
I will miss your smile and may you rest in Peace. Love, Roberta ♡

Ron Yockey

April 18, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Lynn's passing. Lynn, Glenn, and I were good friends at Brown County High School. I have very fond memories still over these many years. Wished I would have had a chance to reminisce with him before he passed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family in your loss.

Ginny Hemphill

April 17, 2018

Very sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. We worked together at Metro North Mall and had many interesting conversations.

David Eggert

April 17, 2018

I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Lynn. I worked many years with him at Metro North Mall. My prayers go out to his family.

Biography

Lynn, 69, passed away April 12, 2018. Lynn was born on August 28, 1948 in Louisville, KY to Glenn Vanoy and Martha “Marty” Dean (Dorsey) Manis. As he was growing up, Lynn lived in Speed, Indiana; Bicknell, Indiana; Pontiac, Illinois; Carrollton, Illinois; Danville, Illinois; Quincy, Illinois and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. In 1966, he graduated from Brown County High School in Mt. Sterling. In 1970 he graduated, a John Hopkins scholar, from the University of Illinois and then attended University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Lynn lived in New York working as an Actuary before moving to Kansas City where he worked at Metro North Mall. In his free time, Lynn enjoyed visiting the library as he loved to expand his knowledge on all subjects as well as research his family genealogy.
Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Marty. Those left behind to cherish his memory are: his twin brother, Glenn Manis; brother, Jim (Jody) Manis; sister, Beth Shryock; nieces and nephews, Stephanie (Brad) Austin, Rebekah (Bob) Meredith, Amy (Rob) Gaff, Matt (Carrie) Manis, Josh (Nique Maciulla) Manis, Rachel Manis, Joe (Adrienne) Manis, Ryan Finne, Rebekah Marshall, Ricci (Mbaye) Shryock Ndaw and Roxi (Pape) Shryock Diallo as well as many great nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held Saturday, April 21st from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 4:00 p.m. at Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, 119 East Franklin Street, Liberty, Missouri 64068. Interment will be on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in Cave Hill Cemetery, 701 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40204. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Kansas City Public Library, North Oak Branch.