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|Stuart "Stu" Williams|
|Date Of Birth:||March 4, 1958|
|Date Of Death:||June 1, 2012|
|Service Date:||Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm
St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Stuart Charles "Stu" Williams, 54, passed away Friday, June 1,
2012 at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan, Kansas. He
was born on March 4, 1958 in Manhattan, Kansas, the son of Alvin
Wayne "Deak" and Edna Lorrin Hoft Williams.
Stuart's great-grandfather was one of a group of early settlers
who came in 1855 and settled Ashland Bottoms and Ashland
Town. Stuart was honored to be a contributor to the family
and their accomplishments.
Stuart graduated from Manhattan High School in 1976. He
completed his vocational technical training in 1977 in Building
Trades at the Manhattan Vocational Technical College in Manhattan,
Kansas. He was a Master Craftsman and enjoyed restoring many
historic homes, including the current stone residence of his
parents. He was a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 278
and earned his Eagle Scout Badge in 1975. He also earned his
"God & Country" Badge. In 1986, he acquired Williams
Appliance and Service Center on Poyntz Avenue in Manhattan, Kansas,
which was started in 1951 by his father and uncle, Phillip M.
Williams. After 54 years, the family business was sold in
He was a member of the Riley County Historical Society, Friends
of the Wolf House and an active member of the Kaw Valley Rodeo
Association. Stuart was a member of and christened on May 25,
1958 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Manhattan, Kansas.
Stuart and his first wife, Jane Del Baugh Williams, were united in
marriage on April 18, 1982. They later divorced. They
were blessed with two beautiful children, Daniel Xavier Williams
and Katelyn Elizabeth North. On March 20, 1997, Stuart was
united in marriage to Nancy Buckingham in Las Vegas, Nevada.
She survives of the home.
He is survived by his father and mother, Alvin and Edna Williams
of Manhattan, Kansas; one sister, Kay Elizabeth Williams, of
Colorado Springs, Colorado; one brother, Vincent Richard Williams
and his wife Linda of Orange County, California; one niece, Emily
Louise and one nephew, Ian Marshall, one son, Daniel Xavier
Williams and his wife Mindy of Manhattan, Kansas; one daughter,
Katelyn Elizabeth North and her husband, Michael Scott of
Anchorage, Alaska and one granddaughter, Alice Ender North; one
step-son, Herbert Michael Shanks, Jr., Manhattan; and numerous
Family will received friends during a visitation from 5 - 7 p.m.
on Wednesday at the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at St.
Luke's Lutheran Church, 330 Sunset Avenue, Manhattan, with Rev.
Michael T. Schmidt officiating. Internment will follow at the
Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral
home website located at www.irvinparkview.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
Boy Scouts of America - Camp Fund, Inc.; the Riley County
Historical Society - Wolf House Museum Restoration, Ashland
Community Church, or St. Luke's Lutheran Church Endowment Fund or
the Ashland Community Church or St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Endowment Fund. Contributions may be left in care of Irvin-Parkview
Funeral Home - 1317 Poyntz Avenue - Manhattan, Kansas