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Charles "Brent" Yancey

Charles Charles “Brent” Yancey, age 84, of Manhattan, died March 25, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

He was born July 23, 1933, in Kansas City, KS, the son of Charles Brent and Josephine Harriet (Spalding) Yancey, and had been a Manhattan resident since 1962.

He served for three years in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.

Brent was married to Lynda L. Asper on July 21, 1962, in Wichita, KS. They were looking forward to celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary in July.

Brent graduated from Argentine High School in Kansas City, KS, and earned his bachelors and masters from Kansas State University in Art Education. He was teacher at Manhattan High School and taught art, jewelry, drawing and painting. He was also a coach for sophomore football, assistant varsity football coach, varsity golf and diving. He was honored as Coach of the Year in 1991 the year the boy’s golf team won state. He retired in 1994. Brent did the engraving for Campbell’s for many years and was very well known in Manhattan for his paintings and art work.

He was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Vista Coffee Group, he had a love for the game of golf and was a member of the Manhattan Country Club from 1964 to 2012 and a was member of Stagg Hill Golf Course, American Legion, and several Bible and bridge groups. Brent was honored to have his drawing used as the mascot for the Manhattan High Indians.

Brent is survived by his wife Lynda of Manhattan; two daughters: Karen A. Yancey of Prairie Village, KS, and Brenda Sinks and her husband Chuck of Overland Park, KS; two grandchildren: Charles L. Sinks (Caitlin) and Catherine Mitchum (Nicholas); and two great-grandchildren: Lillian Sinks and Jacob Mitchum.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, March 28th, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church with Father Kerry Ninemire as celebrant. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Wednesday at Ascension Cemetery in Wichita, with Most Reverend Eugene J. Gerber officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home with a Parish Vigil at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.

Online condolences may be left for the family by clicking on "Send Condolences" on this page.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Seven Dolors Catholic Church for the restoration project, the Good Shepherd Hospice House or the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502

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