James Benton Brakey
1941 - 2021
BORN
1941
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen
1616 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS
James Benton Brakey
January 7, 1941 - August 20, 2021
Manhattan, Kansas - James Benton Brakey, age 80, of Manhattan, died Friday August 20, 2021 at the Good Shepherd Homecare and Hospice House in Manhattan.
James was born on January 7, 1941 in Barnsdall, Oklahoma, the son of Herbert and Helen (Baker) Brakey. He grew up in the Ponca City, Oklahoma area and graduated from Ponca City High School with the class of 1959.
He worked for the Wichita Eagle as a pressman for many years until his retirement. He enjoyed being part of the Amateur Hamm Radio Club -WB0EWW.
James is survived by his daughter, Joy Brakey of Manhattan, Kansas and his grandson, Joseph Benton Brakey; also, his sisters, Peggy Jane Klusmeyer, of Madison, Alabama and Mary Ann Hargraves, of Las Vegas.
Funeral services for Mr. Brakey will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday August 27, 2021 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Steve Ratliff officiating. Interment will follow the services at the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.
The family will greet friends during a visitation from 9:00 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in memory of James may be made to the Good Shepherd Homecare and Hospice House Inc. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com

Published by Wichita Eagle on Aug. 25, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Aug
27
Visitation
9:00a.m. - 10:30a.m.
Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen
1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS
Aug
27
Funeral service
10:30a.m.
Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen
1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS
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Rest in peace Jim. I used to cut Jim's hair and I got a kick out of him. One time I was chewing gum a little heartily and he said "well you're going to be just plum wore out when you finish with that gum!" I still tell people about that whenever I notice that I'm chomping away at it. Thanks for the smiles Jim.
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