Apr 11, 1934---May 03, 2022

Shannon L. Manning, 88, of Lenexa, KS., passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.  He was born April 11, 1934, in Posey County, Indiana to Charles and Arleta Manning.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving on the destroyer, USS Eversole.

Shannon attended John Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, and upon graduation Shannon was employed as a commercial artist by a large design studio in Chicago. He was then recruited by Hallmark Cards where he contributed creatively for 30 years. While Shannon enjoyed many professional accomplishments, he was most recognized as the designer of the original Kansas City Royals Baseball Team Emblem.

Shannon was a member of the Greater KC Artist Association, KC Art Directors Club, Junior JC's, Buena Vista Monday Portrait Group, the Tin Can Sailors, and featured in the Kansas City Royals Baseball Hall of Fame.

Shannon always put his family first, never missing little league games, music concerts, debate tournaments, school plays, or other milestones for his children and grandchildren. In his retirement, Shannon especially enjoyed traveling and attending a variety of art events with the love of his life and favorite person, Judy.

Shannon was preceded in death by his parents and brother Milton Manning.  Shannon is survived by his wife of 62 years, Judy Manning, two daughters Sherry (Bradley) Davidson, Nancy (Brian) Smith, two grandsons Dane Smith, Rory Smith and extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, in Shannon’s honor, participate in world peace.

Private graveside services for immediate family members will be held on May 9, at Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, KS. A Celebration of Life for Shannon’s friends and family will be held at a later date.

Quote:  "I'm a creative artist who is dedicated to the concept that art should enrich the lives of its viewers."

-Shannon Manning


John May 05, 2022

Friend ,Olathe ,Kansas

I have never met a nicer man. May the Lord bless Judy, girls and the entire family. Blessings!

Barbara D RN Jun 02, 2022

Friend of Family ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Judith and ALL of the family are in my thoughts and I will pray for them to have the strength to get thru the pain off loss and be able to smile at the most wonderful memories.