Lloyd LeRoy McAninch, a man of great respect, whose life was well lived. Born on August 25, 1917, in Manhattan, Kansas to Lloyd and Ruth (Koger) McAninch, Salina, Kansas. LeRoy “Mac” McAninch passed away peacefully on Monday, April 9th, 2012, at the age of 94. After living in the small town of Zeendale, during his early life, he moved with his mother to Manhattan, Kansas. He later attended Kansas State University. In 1939, he received his BS degree in Cereal Chemistry. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi Social fraternity and the Alpha Nu scholarship fraternity. Early in his career, Mac used his training from Kansas State in Cereal Chemistry to develop new products and services which he marketed so effectively that he left the corporate world to become president of his own company in 1947, called Research Products. Simultaneous with running his own company, he branched out in to other non related business interests such as building shopping centers, apartment complexes and oil well drilling. But always the highlight of his business life was Research Products. He retired as president in 2004 but the company is still run by his family today. Mac was very active in civic affairs. He was president and director of the First National Bank, Director of Charities Foundation, Inc. President and Director of Asbury Hospital, Chairman of the United Fund, Director of the Chamber of Commerce, President of Salina Country Club, Trustee and Ruing Elder of the First Presbyterian Church and Trustee of the Kansas State University Foundation. A man of great energy, he thoroughly enjoyed playing golf and tennis. Also an avid KSU fan, he regularly attended sporting events and supported many other KSU endeavors. He enjoyed his homes in LaQuinta, California, where he belonged to La Quinta Country Club, Colorado Springs, where he belonged to Garden of the Gods, Salina Country Club and Indian Hills Country Club in Mission Hills, Kansas. Mac will always be remembered for his ever present smile, his integrity and honesty in all his endeavors, his love for family and friends, and his gracious way of living. He was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. He is predeceased by his mother, Ruth and his wife of 56 years, Vera Mowery. He is survived by his wife, Janis, of 12 years who shared his enjoyments of the theatre, sports and traveling; Three daughters, Mrs. Gary Scott (Kay) Wamego, Kansas, Mrs. Charles White (Janet) Wamego, Kansas, Mrs. Bill Edison(Pat) Wichita, Kansas . . . thirteen grandchildren and many great grandchildren. We thank the skilled nursing staff at Brighton Gardens where he resided this past year and Continua Hospice for all their help and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beta Theta Pi or Salvation Army Private services in Kansas City. Services in Salina, Kansas to be announced. Assistance by Funeral Advocates LLC.

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