Phillip D. McManus, 82, passed away peacefully at home on January 31, 2022.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas F. McManus and Ruth McManus Metz.  After his father’s premature death Phil and his mother frequently spent time on the farms of family in Great Bend, KS.  He graduated from Shawnee Mission High School in 1957.  One of Phil’s major accomplishments was graduating from Kansas State University after 9 years of fun filled studies.  Phil spent the majority of his career in sporting goods sales.  He thoroughly enjoyed an adventure and spent many years canoeing rivers across the country.  Sharing his stories with occasional embellishment was one of Phil’s favorite past times. And, his prolific story telling led to his election as the first mayor of Westport.  Phil left remarkable impressions on his many friends.  On October 1, 1983 he married Janet Latz and was immediately embraced by her loving family.  A celebration of Phil’s life will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Kelly’s Westport Inn.  

 

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