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Marion L. Wells

Marion L. Wells Marion L. Wells, age 83, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Wednesday morning, January 3, 2018, at his residence.

He was born on April 30, 1934, in Manhattan, the son of Sterling A. and Madge M. (McCulloch) Wells and was a lifetime Manhattan resident.

Marion was a professional truck driver in furniture moving. He began his trucking career with Reliable Transfer and later drove for many years for United Van Lines. Following his retirement he enjoyed doing carpentry work and working on small engines and tractors with his longtime friend, Vern Hart.

Outside of his career he was a former member of the American Legion Post 17 in Manhattan and was a charter member of the Yard Art Classics Car Club. In addition to his memberships he enjoyed having coffee with the guys at Bobs Diner. Marion loved to travel in their motor home with his family and was always actively involved in all family activities.

On June 13, 1954, at the First Lutheran Church in Manhattan, he was united in marriage to the former Mildred J. Dewees. She survives of their home in Manhattan. Also surviving is their daughter: Tamala Parker of Wamego; three grandchildren: Brian Parker, Calista Ridder and Andrea Bender and five great-grandchildren: Brianna Ridder, MacKayla Ridder, Lillith Parker, Cole Bender and Alaena Bender. He is also survived by his sister: VeLoyce Dunn of Cabot, Arkansas.

Marion was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter: Terry Lynn Wells; three brothers: Robert, Sterling and James Wells; and by his son-in-law: David Parker.

The family will receive friends during a visitation from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2018, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2018, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Susan Evans officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.

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A memorial has been established for the Blue Valley Memorial United Methodist Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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