Former Peabody resident Earl R. Mann, 87, died Thursday at Via Christi-St Francis in Wichita. Services were to be Tuesday at First Mennonite Brethren Church, Wichita, with interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Florence.
He was born March 13, 1928, in Peabody, the son of Frederick and Gladys (Russell) Mann. He married Jane Stevens on June 23, 1951. He was a foreman for Vulcan Materials Company. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion post No. 422 of Wichita.
He was preceded in death by his brother Clifford.
He is survived by his wife, Jane of Wichita; his children, Doug Mann, Don Mann, and Darla Diamond, all of Wichita, and Nedra Olenick of Halstead; a brother, Richard Mann of Cottonwood Falls; 14 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
A memorial fund has been established for Kansas Honor Flight.