Obituary Record

Stanley Merle (Stan) Carnes
Died on 4/13/2017
Buried in Blair Cemetery

1)Posted on line 13 April 2017; Published in The Enterprise 14 April 2017 and The Pilot Tribune 18 April 2017


Stanley Merle Carnes, 87

Stanley Merle Carnes, 87, of Blair passed away on April 13, 2017, at his home in Blair. Visitation will be held Sunday, April 16, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Campbell Aman Funeral Home in Blair. Funeral services will be Monday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Campbell Aman Funeral Home. Graveside Services will follow at the Blair Cemetery.

Stanley M. Carnes was born on April 24, 1929, in Neligh, Nebraska to Sterling and Hilda (Bickford) Carnes. He was raised in the Neligh area and started school in Pilger, later moving to Omaha and attending North High School. He was drafted into the United States Army and served during the Korean War. Stan was honorably discharged from the Army in 1951.

After the Army, he purchased a farm in the Fort Calhoun area and also started painting. He had his painting business for over 50 years. In June of 1967, he met Betty Mencke when he was hired to paint her kitchen. The couple married on September 30, 1967, at First Lutheran Church in Blair. Stanley enjoyed building miniature train sets, painting, going on camping and boating trips with the family, gardening and growing flowers.

Stanley is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty Carnes of Blair; children: Tom (Teresa) Mencke of Blair, Stanley (Katie) Mencke of Tekamah, Randy (Leisha) Mencke of Broomfield, CO, and Bonnie (Ken) Wulf of Blair; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Marian McTee of Omaha; brother, Robert Carnes of Elgin, NE; sister-in-law, Mary Vogel of Omaha; brother-in-law, Robert Masters of Kennard; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Melvin Carnes; sister, Joy Phillips; and great-granddaughter Isabelle Thallas.

Memorials may be directed to organizations of the donor's choice in Stanley's name.

Arrangements are being handled by Campbell Aman Funeral Home, Blair.

Omaha World Herald 15 April 2017

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Carnes, Stanley Merle Age 87 Of Blair, died April 13, 2017. Survived by wife, Betty Carnes of Blair; children: Tom (Teresa) Mencke of Blair; Stanley (Katie) Mencke of Tekamah; Randy (Leisha) Mencke of Broomfield, CO; Bonnie (Ken) Wulf of Blair. VISITATION: Sunday, April 16, from 6-8pm, Campbell Aman Funeral Home, Blair. FUNERAL SERVICES: Monday at 10:30am, Campbell Aman Funeral Home; Graveside Services following at Blair Cemetery. CAMPBELL-AMAN FUNERAL HOME 444 S. 17th Blair, NE 402-426-2191

#2 Funeral Leaflet

In Loving Memory of Stanley M. Carnes

Born April 24, 1929 Neligh, Nebraska ~ Entered Into Rest April 13, 2017 Blair, Nebraska

Funeral Service 10:30 AM Monday, April 17, 2017 Campbell Aman Funeral Home, Blair, Nebraska. Officiating: Pastor Scott Grimshaw. Musical Selections: “He Didn’t Have To Be”, “Wind Beneath My Wings”

Pallbearers: Cory Wulf, Colton Wulf, Patrick Mencke, Mike McKinnis, Nick Ell, Shane Thallas, Jason Ayers, Brad Teager

Honorary Pallbearers: Aaron McKinnis, Bob Allgood, Jay Payne, Raymond McTee, Charles McTee

Graveside Service: Blair Cemetery, Blair, Nebraska

Campbell-Aman Funeral Home

~~~ Obituary and funeral leaflet courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska~~~

FindaGrave # 178385588

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 4/18/2017