A memorial services for Gaylord Eugene “Gene” Manahan, M.D., 95, Lawrence, will be 10:30 am, Saturday, December 6, 2014, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Visitation will take place from 9:30 am until service time.
He passed away October 29, 2014, at Bridge Haven Memory Care Residence, where he lived briefly before his death.
Gene was born July 5, 1919, in Wichita, the son of Gaylord N. and Lena Lusk Manahan. He grew up in Wellington, KS and graduated from Wellington High School in 1937. He studied pre-med at the University of Kansas and graduated in 1941. Following graduation from the University of Kansas Medical School in 1944, he served in the Pacific in the U.S. Navy in World War II. After the war and a surgical residency in St. Paul, Minnesota, he returned to Lawrence and practiced medicine with H.P. “Penny” Jones, M.D. Other doctors who later joined the surgical practice were John Reese, M.D. and Steve Myrick, M.D. He retired in 1990. Dr. Manahan raised bonsai, and he was a member of the Bonsai Society of Greater Kansas City.
Survivors include his son, Jack and Patricia Manahan, Kansas City, KS; a daughter Kylee Manahan, Lawrence, KS; a grandson Greg Manahan, Chicago, IL; Greg’s mother Julee Manahan, Lenexa, KS; five nieces and nephews and their children.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a sister Marjorie Stanley; his wife Jane Gregory Manahan (d. Oct. 28, 1975); a grand daughter Jane Manahan (d. Nov 24, 1991).
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence Humane Society, Alzheimer’s Association or The First Christian Church in Lawrence, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St. Lawrence, KS 66044.