Roger Patrick Manning

Roger Patrick Manning was born on March 16, 1951 in Turner, Kansas to Andrew and Francis Manning.  On Monday, April 13, 2015 Roger lost his 5 year cancer struggle with his fiancé Kim Farley by his side in their Greenwood, MO home.   He leaves behind fiance’ Kim Farley and her son Austin; daughters Natalie (Ken) Kesselring, Jessica Manning (Mike Gates); sisters Sharyn (Gene) Lodes, Eileen Manning, Debbie Blair; grandchildren Grant Kesselring, Isabella Welty; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.

Roger began his life as an athlete, spending much of his early childhood years at Turner Gym as a gymnist.  He had a passion for rebuilding cars – corvettes remained his ride of choice.  After working as a butcher at G2M he opened Roger’s Warehouse Foods in Laurie, MO – the very first wholesale grocery store of its time.   One of his greatest accomplishments was Founder and Owner of Register Receipt Advertising, “creating a space to be great in”.  He cherished his coworkers and regarded them as his second family.

Many dedicated years were spent as a leader of Toastmasters becoming a very accomplished speaker.  Roger was a black-belt in Hap Ki Do, mentoring and instructing many youths.  After obtaining his private pilot license in March 2009, Roger and Kim enjoyed many trips together.

He will be remembered for his contagious smile, positivity, generosity and perseverance.  One of his greatest joys was spending time with his grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm at Unity Village in the Silent Unity Chapel, 1901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village, MO.

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  1. Daniel J Morran on April 16, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    I have a heavy heart as do all those lucky enough to know Roger. The Roger I met in 2007 on the Golf course had charisma and a love of life and family. There isn’t a better Man among us above the Grass. My
    prayers are with Kim, his Children and Grandchildren. I know God will
    accept Roger as the good person he was.

  2. Jana Bennett on April 17, 2015 at 9:19 am

    I had the amesome pleasure of getting to meet Roger almost three years ago. What an amazing heart he had. The love that was shared between he and Kim was a gift for us to see. His hospitality and giving nature was indescribable. I am so blessed and thankful that I was able to meet and get to know this man. Kim and the family will be in my heart for always. I cannot even imagine the pain that is part of this process. I can only pray that God covers her with peace and comfort everyday.

  3. Fred & Sue Hill on April 17, 2015 at 9:43 am

    The Hill Family sends our Deepest Sympathy to Kim, Family, & Friends. Roger was a very good man who will be surely missed. May God Bless & Watch over all of you during this time of grief & sorrow.

  4. Kelli VonTour on April 17, 2015 at 9:53 am

    We had the good fortune of meeting Roger & Kim 3 years ago. Those who have been lucky enough to cross paths with him know that he is a special man with never a cross word, a quiet confidence, an infectious smile, a passion for life & a BIG heart. “Well done, good & faithful servant” – you are loved & missed.

  5. Kirk Opdahl on April 17, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    I am very saddened to hear about Roger’s passing. I know the deep void it leaves and I pray for peace and comfort. I will really miss Roger and his smile.

  6. Gary and Linda Welty on April 17, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    We are honored to have had the opportunity to know Roger.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families.

  7. Matt Krohn on April 18, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Our condolences to your family. We were updated continually by Debbie Bennett and know that the last few months were particularly difficult. We will hold your family up in our prayers. What a great man and beautiful life. God bless you all. Matt Krohn, Princeton. Mo

  8. Rachael Larocco on April 20, 2015 at 9:45 am

    My heart is heavy to Rogers entire family. I meant Roger in 2002 when I came to work for him. He is absolutely the most mentoring person I have ever meant. His words of wisdom and his bright smile has always helped me through life. He always urged to do more. I had the pleasure of seeing Roger about 2 months ago and he was super excited to tell me about his pilot adventures. Though I could tell he was sick, he was still just as pleasant as he always had been. Roger truly changed my life in many ways and his words will follow me forever. I will pray for Kim and the rest of Rogers family. Rest in Paradise Mr. Roger Manning.

  9. Rick and Pia Gardner on April 21, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    It was a great pleasure and a privilege to have met Roger and have had the opportunity to share fun filled moments in the Bahamas with both he and Kim. His kind nature and warm reassuring smile are what we will always remember the most. We enjoyed the moments spent with him and Kim sharing their love for flying, travel and camaraderie. The special love they shared was a joy to see. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. Sherry Moore on April 22, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    I have learned it’s not about what you have in your life, but who you have in your life. Thank you Roger for giving me two of the most beautiful people in my life, my daughters, you will be missed. Please visit Roger Manning Tribute page on Facebook for pictures, stories and a more accurate and complete obituary. – “Do your best” – Roger Manning

  11. Beau-Jeffrey Gaudina on January 3, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    Roger was one of a kind; He was a friend & mentor that I had the pleasure of working with at his company Registar Receipt Advertising. He was generous, kind & caring for sure. He had an influence upon my life that I will never forget.

    Even after I moved to Chicago & shortly thereafter had my daughter, I would come back to KC to visit family & friends (usually during the holidays), & I always tried to stop by RRA to say HELLO. We would usually have lunch & talk about good times. He was great with my daughter, treating like a grandchild of his own.

    Roger touched many lives while he walked upon this Earth, & I am fortunate to be able to say that I was one of them.

    RIP my friend ?
    Agape ??, Grace & Peace

    PS I just ran across this after several years have passed. What a beautiful way to remember him.

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