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Jay B. Meador

Jay B. Meador Jay B. Meador, age 80, of Manhattan, KS, passed peacefully on April 13, 2018, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan, KS.

He was born December 12, 1937, in Houston, Missouri, the son of Claude H. and Avis Ione (Bonnett) Meador. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 160 in West Plains, MO, and in February 1953, he earned his Eagle Scout Award. Jay graduated from West Plains High School in 1956. He graduated from Southwest Missouri State College in 1960, where he was a member of ROTC. In June of 1960, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the US Army.

Jay served in the United States Army for 22 ½ years retiring at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3. He received numerous Military Medals, Ribbons and Awards. After being stationed at several post around the world, he retired from Fort Riley, KS, in 1982.

After retirement from the Military, he was self-employed as a woodworker/carpenter. He remodeled and built additions to homes and helped to build his present home in Manhattan. He did maintenance at Alpha Delta Pi Sorority House for numerous years. He enjoyed wood carving, made beautiful wooden craft/gift items, and built cabinets and furniture.

On July 2, 1981, at Fort Riley, KS, Jay married Marilyn (Streed) Anderson. Marilyn survives of the home in Manhattan. Additional survivors include five children: Cynthia (Meador) Wiant (Randy) of Leland, NC, Jeffrey Meador (Pam) of Springfield, MO, Melanie (Meador) Stafford (Brandon) of Ozark, MO, Bryce Anderson (Christine) of Indianola, IA, and Laurie (Anderson) Cox (Chris) of Olsburg, KS; one sister Laketa (Meador) Dickson (Melvin) of Murfreesboro, TN; brother in law Glenn Fulton of Wichita, KS; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren, cousins and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and sister Sharon (Meador) Fulton.

He attended First Lutheran Church where he enjoyed the Saturday Evening Service. A smaller group of worshippers fit his needs, as he felt comfortable in the Chapel at FLC.

He enjoyed snow skiing, canoeing, camping, traveling, ski group meetings, investment club meetings, family get-togethers, grandkids’ sports and concerts, entertaining guests at the house, and impromptu road trips.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday at the First Lutheran Church, 930 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS, with Reverend Jerry Reynolds officiating. Interment with full military honors will be at 1:00 PM Friday at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley, 5181 Wildcat Creek Road, Manhattan.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 PM Thursday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to Good Shepherd Hospice House or the First Lutheran Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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