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Verl Gene Stevens

Verl Gene Stevens Verl Gene Stevens, age 77, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Friday morning, August 11, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

He was born on December 24, 1939, in Jefferson County, Kansas, the son of George R. and Anna (Moulden) Stevens.

Mr. Stevens graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. degree in Wildlife Biology. For many years he was a Fisheries Biologist for the State of Kansas prior to his retirement. Throughout life, Mr. Stevens also had many different odd jobs and hobbies. He was a fisheries consultant, a real estate agent, a flying instructor, a fishing and hunting guide, a beekeeper and honey producer, the Highland Handyman, a Highland City Commissioner, and more. During his career he had lived in several communities throughout Kansas including: Meade, Pratt, and Highland and also in Sheridan Wyoming. He had been a Manhattan resident since 2001.

Locally he was a member of the St. Isidore’s Catholic Church and the Tuttle Creek Lake Association.

On December 29, 1971, in Manhattan, Kansas, he was united in marriage to the former Elizabeth “Betty” E. Cary. She survives of their home in Manhattan. Also surviving are two daughters: Cary Teresa Busby (Jeremy) of Knoxville, Tennesee, and Emily Susan Ohmes (Martin) of Knoxville, Tennesee, and four grandchildren. He is also survived by his identical twin brother: Earl D. Stevens (Mary) of Valley Falls, Kansas.

Mr. Stevens was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will greet friends during a visitation from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday August 18, 2017 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home. A Wake Service with Rosary will be held following the visitation at 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday August 19, 2017 at the St. Isidore’s Catholic Student Center, 711 Denison Avenue in Manhattan. Inurnment will follow in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Emporia, Kansas at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnson Cancer Research Center, KSU or to the City of Manhattan-Verl Stevens Fishing Derby Memorial. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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