Charles David Manns, 65

Charles David Manns, son of Charles Junior and Minnie Arlene Canida Manns, was born, Nov. 19, 1944, in Sedalia. He departed this life, Thursday, July 22, 2010, in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach at the age of 65 years, eight months and three days.

On Aug. 8, 1964, in Kansas City, he was united in marriage to Carol Ann Anderson and to this union three sons were born.  Together they shared the past 45 years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Manns of the home; three sons, Kevin Manns of Overland Park, Kan., David Manns, Jr. of Shawnee, Kan., and Michael Manns and wife Tina of Spring Hill, Kan.; four grandchildren, Zachary, Melissa, Sara and Rachel Manns; three brothers; two sisters; one half-brother; and three half-sisters; one uncle; two aunts; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Charles was raised in Sedalia and Kansas City. He later moved to Merriam, Kan., where he met and married his wife. Together they moved to Shawnee, Kan., where they raised their boys. Charles worked for Smith and Loveless Inc. of Lenexa, Kan., in the steel fabrication business.  He retired as vice president of the local Steel Workers Union. He and Carol retired to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2003. They were both members of the Elks Lodge in Warsaw.

In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and wood crafting.  He made friends wherever he went and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle and a caring neighbor.  We celebrate his life and his accomplishments and will treasure the memories he created for his family and friends.

Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, July 27, 2010, in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home.  Graveside funeral services and burial will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 30, 2010, in Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens, Shawnee, Kan.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association and left at the funeral home.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton.