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Jerry Stephen Manes passed away at 6:43 p.m., Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at St. John’s Regional Hospital, Springfield, Mo., at the age of 76 years.

Manes was born Nov. 18, 1933, in Richland, Mo. He was one of four children born to the union of the late Fred Burke and Maude (Hillhouse) Manes. Manes grew up in Richland and was a 1951 graduate of Richland High School. He was very active in school, playing on the basketball and baseball teams. Manes later played professional baseball for a New York Giant franchise.

On Oct. 9, 1957, in Hernando, Miss., Manes was united in marriage with Jewell Tyler.  Jerry and Jewell shared nearly 54 years of marriage and six daughters: Rita, Lizabeth, Jerra Julia, Margaret and Sarah.

Manes was a proud professional Tennessee Walking Horse trainer for 53 years. He also raised turkeys for several years. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially quail hunting and fishing.

As a young boy, Manes accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior and was baptized. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richland, where he was a Sunday School teacher. Manes was a past Worshipful Master for the Richland Masonic Lodge #385 AF & AM, a past president of the Stoutland School Board, a little league coach, a master horse show judge, a member of HAWHA, SWHA, a charter member of WHTA, and a charter member and past president of MWHTA.

Manes was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Jewell; six children, Rita Schubel (Gene), Louisburg, Kan., Lizabeth Carlson (Terry), Cleveland, Miss., Jerra Ann Williams (Larry), Lee’s Summit, Julia van Zyverden (Nelson), Niangua, Margaret Hickman (Wade), Stoutland and Sarah Manes, Cummings, Ga; 17 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Jerry Manes to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.