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James K. Bellamy

James K. Bellamy James K. Bellamy, age 56, of Manhattan, Kansas, died unexpectedly January 23, 2018, at the Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kansas.

He was born on August 7, 1961, in Wichita, Kansas the son of Charles B. and Connie L. (Stein) Bellamy. James was raised in Wichita where he attended local schools, graduating from Wichita South High in 1979.

In 1983 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. James served overseas in Holland and Germany as well as stateside. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant in 1992.

On June 30, 1984, he was married to his high school sweetheart Michele L. Stemple in Wichita, Kansas. They have been married for 33 years.

James was employed at Kansas State University in telecommunications for the past 24 years.

Since he was a boy his two favorite passions were cars and reading. His car passion was reflected in the countless number of cars that he owned over the years including his favorite muscle cars. He was an avid Kansas City Chiefs football fan. James also enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles with his wife in the evenings. Paramount to everything was his love for his wife and two children. He always placed his family’s needs before his own. James was a very kind and generous man who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Michele Bellamy, of their home and by two children: Aly Schlegel (Mason) of Manhattan and Josh Bellamy (Samantha) of Shawnee, Kansas. Also surviving are his parents: Charles and Connie Bellamy, Wichita,KS; two sisters: Koni Roden (David), Lake Texoma, OK; Jennifer Farmer (Phil), Rose Hill, KS; two brothers: Butch Bellamy (Laura), Wichita, KS; Ed Bellamy, Olathe, KS.

The family will receive friends during a visitation from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 29, 2018, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Leslye Haller officiating. Cremation will follow with private inurnment to be held at a later date.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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