COVID-19 Update

As funeral professionals we have been asked by several people in our community how we will continue to serve our families. The families that we serve are always our top priority. We want to assure you that we are staying up to date with the changing information we receive everyday from public health officials and government agencies.

For families that experience the loss of a loved one, Daniel Funeral Home will remain prepared 24/7 to serve your family at your time of loss. We will continue to care for your loved one as usual and will follow the guidance and regulations from the Missouri Department of Health.

Our government officials, both federal and state, have advised that all public gatherings be limited to 10 persons or less in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. We take this pandemic emergency very seriously and are committed to following those recommendations.

We will make every effort to accommodate families in making arrangements and conducting services in any capacity needed to ensure the safety of our community and of our staff while honoring their loved one. We thank you for your patience as we work to safeguard the wellness of everyone who enters our doors.

For the safety of all, until the authorities lift the restrictions, we are implementing the following:

Cremation services will follow the same guidelines as outlined above.

Daniel Funeral Home has been there for our community during difficult times, and we stand ready to help in any way that we can. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Rest assured, we will continue to serve your family with dignity and respect through these uncertain times.

McManis Gary

Gary Jay McManis, age 72, of Lamar, Missouri passed away February 28, 2020 in Lamar.

Gary was born November 5, 1947 in Lockwood, MO to Albert Jay McManis and Lena Justine (Mayo) McManis. He graduated from Lamar High School in the class of 1966 and went on to study at MSSU. On September 23, 1977, Gary married Diane Hines in Lamar, MO.

Gary worked as an insurance agent for over 45 years, was a member of the Optimist Club, enjoyed fishing, hunting, and was an avid Cardinal's baseball fan.

Survivors include parents Albert and Justine McManis, Lamar, MO; Diane McManis, Lamar, MO; a son Brock McManis, Lamar, MO; a daughter Brista Poor and her husband Justin, Springfield, MO; two brothers, Bob McManis and wife Carolyn, Lamar, MO; Gayland McManis and wife Carla, Golden City, MO; a sister Judy Ferris, Lamar, MO; and one grandson Jaydin McManis. He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law Larry Ferris.

A Memorial Service will be 4:00 p.m., Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Daniel Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends following the service.

Contributions are suggested and made payable to Barton County Sr. Center in care of Daniel Funeral Home.



#10 Collinsville, OK.Fern Howard Gallaghe 2020-03-18 19:44
Gary used to play ball with my son Rod Gallagher whenever we rented Millers house as your neighbors Justine So sorry about your son read it in the Lamar Democrat. Just had to send a note. Fern
#9 Liberal, MoLester and Vicky Din 2020-03-03 02:54
So saddened to learn of Gary's passing. Our sympathy to the family. Always enjoyed visiting with Gary and catching up! Appreciated the opportunity to work with Gary and will always respect his way with insurance.
#8 Lockwood moLinda berry martin 2020-03-02 22:51
My heart and prayers go out to u all I’m so sorry he was my insurance man for years love to u all
#7 Kansas City MissouriBrad Osborn 2020-03-02 17:59
I attended MSSU with Gary. I had not seen him since 1967, but have fond memories of his great sense of humor and his amiable personality.

I pray his family will be comforted by the grace and compassion of Jesus our Lord.
#6 Jefferson City, MoPaula Heiskell Forsy 2020-03-02 03:24
So very, very sorry to hear of Gary’s and prayers to the family.
#5 Lamar, MoMark Horton 2020-03-02 03:05
So sorry for your loss prayers of comfort during this difficult time.
#4 Lamar MoMike Bohannon 2020-03-01 23:38
Sorry to hear about your dad Brock he was alright in my book

#3 Asbury,MoGary and Delma Ross 2020-03-01 22:21
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Gary. We extend our deepest sympathy to his loved ones.
#2 Lamar, MoGail Hamilton 2020-03-01 20:23
Brista I’m so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your dad was quite the fella, he always made me laugh, he always had a good story to tell when I would see him around town. He will be greatly missed.
#1 Lamar MissouriDavid Osburn 2020-02-29 04:14
Albert and family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. We are so sorry for your loss and wish you all comfort and peace.

David and Sharon Osburn

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