Purple Power Animal Welfare Society

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Purple Power Animal
Welfare Society
P.O. Box 953
Manhattan, KS 66505
(785) 844-9199 | Email Us

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billBill Butler

William Edward "Bill" Butler, age 67, of Manhattan, died January 23, 2018, at his residence. 

He was born August 12, 1950, in Leaksville, North Carolina, the son of Herman Joseph and Goldie Vail (Scott) Butler.

Bill grew up in Pensacola, Florida and graduated from Escambia High School. He was drafted to play Major League Baseball, but instead decided to play football for Coach Vince Gibson at Kansas State University. Following his college football career, he played in the National Football League with the New Orleans Saints for three years. He medically retired from the NFL and eventually returned to Manhattan. He worked for 27 years at McCall Pattern Company, starting on the production floor as a stockhandler. He eventually became the Manager of Printing/PrePress before retiring in 2007. In 2008, he started Showroom Shine Auto Detailing.

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Nicholas A. Lewis-Finke

Nick A. Lewis-Finke, age 21, passed away early Tuesday morning, June 26, 2018, in rural Meade County, Kansas, as the result of an automobile accident.

He was born January 29, 1997, at Dodge City, Kansas, the son of Kelly Finke and Sarah Lewis.  As a young boy he attended Meade schools, graduating from Meade High School in 2015. After his graduation, he was currently attending Manhattan Technical School, Manhattan, majoring in pre-chiropractic studies.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church, the National Rifle Association, and a former member of the Meade Buffaloes football team.  He enjoyed riding his dirt bike, farming, riding his horse Morty, photography, fishing, building various items, sampling different sweet treats followed with a cold Pepsi, spending time with his dog “Cooper,” and hanging with his family and friends.

The family would welcome memorials to Purple Paws Animal Rescue in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary.


6138 Judy AndersonJudy Anderson

Judy Anderson, age 64, passed away Friday September 14, 2018 at Via Christi Hospital, Manhattan, Kansas. Judy was born August 18, 1954 in Marysville, Kansas the daughter of William and Elsie Mae Livingston. Judy attended Manhattan High School. She graduated with the class of 1972.

Judy Anderson, age 64, passed away Friday September 14, 2018 at Via Christi Hospital, Manhattan, Kansas. Judy was born August 18, 1954 in Marysville, Kansas the daughter of William and Elsie Mae Livingston. Judy attended Manhattan High School. She graduated with the class of 1972. 

Judy was a big fan of the KC Royals, K-State and the KC Chiefs. She loved her dogs and would dress them up in fan gear. Many clients that frequented her businesses would be welcomed by her pups. 

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