Marion served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam conflict and
received a Purple Heart. He came home at age 22 to recover from his injuries but
he never overcame his experience of killing in our name. Nights were hard and
dreams haunted him to his last days but he has peace at last. He was an avid
fisherman and hunter and loved to be outside. With his good friend, Kelly they
acquired property in southeast Kansas, built a house, stocked the lake and
enjoyed watching wildlife every evening with a drink in hand. He was a loving
husband and father, a quiet man who always had the best advice when we would
stop and listen to it. He was talented as a builder of furniture, a painter and
photographer. In his youth he was an athlete, pursuing many different sports.
Attended West High School in Wichita and was on the 1964 State Champion West
High School football team. He is retired from the US Postal Service
Preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Nelle Manlove and daughter,
Morgan Manlove. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Jan; daughters, Jeanetta
(Eric) Wofford and Monica (Kyle) Wolf; stepsons, Kade, Kiel and Drew McDiffett;
grandchildren, Erykah and Jailynd Wofford, Maddison and Marissa McDiffett and
Zachery Wolf; great-granddaughter, Nyomi McShane; brother, Marvin (Mary)
Manlove and family.
A celebration of life will be held at River City Brewery, 150 N Mosley, Wichita KS
on Sunday July 10, 2022 11am to 2pm.
Memorials to Planned Parenthood Great Plains, online or by mail 4401 W 109 th ST
STE 200 Overland Park KS 66211 because he was a supporter of women who are
50% of the population and their right to bodily autotomy. Great Plains Nature
Center online or by mail 6232 East 29th St N UNIT 2200, Wichita, KS 67220
because of his support of the great Kansas outdoors.