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In Memory of Frank Manley

August 2, 1920 - January 23, 2011



From Marlis - Franks Daughter

Dad passed peacefully a little after midnight. Joan is doing amazingly well, and having her sister Claudette nearby has been wonderful for all of us. Thank you for your treasured friendship and good wishes.   I've heard both your names spoken of fondly numerous times over the years.

Joan's address is 501 W. 107th Street, Apartment 320, Kansas City, MO 64114. Memorial Service information is below

Folks,  The SCCA lost one of its oldest members last night, both in his age and years of membership (over 50 as a driver and then steward).  I am not sure, but Frank might well have been our longest living member.  If not, he certainly would have been close.

Frank Manley was a tower of leadership in Seattle for many years, and was a dear friend.

Frank Manley is gone.  He will be missed.

Larry Dent


Thank you for letting us all know. Very sad to lose Frank, he was such a dedicated member and interesting guy.

Karen Babb


 NWR friends,

Thanks for sharing the news of Frank's passing with us. Frank and Joan became wonderful friends of ours while Joyce and I lived in the NW from 77 - 81 and again from 88 - 90. They taught us much about SCCA, especially timing and scoring. Joan watched our oldest daughter while Joyce worked T&S. Frank never failed to share the wealth of his experience with this fledgling sports car nut.

The world was made a better place by Frank and Joan, and is certainly a poorer place with his passing.

I know he was a close friend to many of you who've stayed up there in God's Country, and you'll certainly be in our thoughts and prayers.

Ric and Joyce Walters
Richmond, Tx


From the Kansas City Star

Frank Dewey Manley, 90, formerly of Bellevue, Washington, passed away Sunday, January 23, 2011, in Kansas City, Kansas. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2011, at The Grand Court of Kansas City, 501 W. 170th. A final service will take place at a later date in Lincoln, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in his name to the Cedar Cove Feline Sanctuary and Education Center (www.saveoursiberians.org) or a charity of the donorís choice.

Born in Wichita, Kansas, and graduated from East High School, Frank started working for Boeing Aircraft (then called Stearman) in Wichita at its inception in May 1939 and retired in 1987 from the plant in Everett, Washington. He traveled the world as a field service engineer serving both domestic and foreign assignments.

Frank was a lifetime member of the amateur Sports Car Club of America as both a driver and chief steward, the International Race Drivers Club, and the Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts. He was a member of the Overlake Presbyterian Church in Bellevue, Washington,

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Joan Scott Manley, a daughter from a previous marriage, Marlis Broadhead, grandchildren Linda Vaughan, Nancy Culp, Stephen Klein, and Emily Kuhlman, and six great grandchildren.

Share a memory, sign an online guestbook, or express your condolences at www.overlandparkchapel.com


Team Seattle recognized long time member Frank Manley on the wing end caps of the #41 Team Seattle Car at the Daytona 24 hour race earlier this year. A wonderful touch for someone who gave so much of himself to racing. Thank you Andy Collins and Don Kitch and Team Seattle for this touching tribute..



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