Amis B. Seals

  • Born: September 4, 1928
  • Died: March 31, 2013
  • Location: McPherson, Kansas

Stockham Family Funeral Home

205 N Chestnut
McPherson, KS 67460
Tel. (620) 241-2442

Tribute & Message From The Family

Amis Baylie Seals, 84, of McPherson, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Angel Arms in McPherson.

He was born September 4, 1928 in Mankato, Kansas, the son of Charles and Hazel (Baylie) Seals. He graduated from Mankato High School, Brown Mackie Business College, and the National School of Meat Cutting in Toledo, Ohio. Amis also attended Kansas State University.

He had been a resident of McPherson since 1972, moving from Mankato. Amis retired from Farmer's Alliance Insurance Company where he had worked as Regional Claims Manager. Prior to being called to military service, Amis worked as a meat cutter and process manager for several food stores.

Amis served in the U.S. Army as a machine gunner during the Korean War. During that time, he was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars, the Combat Infantry Badge, and a Silver Star for gallantry in action. He was a Life Member of V.F.W. Post #2715 and longtime member of American Legion Post #24. He was also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

On December 30, 1950, he married his high school sweetheart, Freeda Lucille Hanson in Mankato. She preceded him in death on November 22, 2005. Amis was also preceded in death by a sister, Carol Clegg and husband, Bryant, his parents, and numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Survivors include: a son, Mike Seals and wife, Susan of Odessa, MO; a daughter, Pattie Stephens and husband, Vince, of Hutchinson, KS; four grandchildren, Amy Burgett, Jenny Burgett, Logan Seals, and Sara Corder; four great-grandchildren, Jaden, Ethan, Andrew, and Kaylyn; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Frances and Rex Weaverling of Mankato, KS; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be at 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 4, at Trinity Lutheran Church in McPherson. Graveside service (with Military Honors) will be at 2:00 PM Thursday at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Mankato. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday at Stockham Family Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Memorial donations may be given to a charity of the donor's choice in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Patty, So sorry to hear about your dad (and your mom). I didn't know your parents very well, but I remember you and my heart goes out to you at your loss. God bless you and your family.

Posted by Lisa Nelson Goodheart - Glen Elder, KS - Mankato classmate   April 10, 2013



I'm so sorry to hear of this I remember knowing him when I worked at Farmers Alliance - he was a fun guy!

Posted by Bonnie Jakabosky    April 05, 2013

Dear Patti & Mike and families~
Amis was definitely one-of-a kind. I secretly admired a dad that would do the "act" for an ice cream cone and remember laughing at his antics until my stomach hurt. He actually taught me there was an order to wiping down your car after you washed it...and could that man cook fish! I was filled with so many emotions when I heard about his passing today but it seems right that he and Freeda are together again. Loved them both. So happy you had folks that left so many wonderful memories for you to cherish.
Thinking of you all.

Posted by Lynette Bradrick Balch - Woodward, OK - Childhood friend   April 04, 2013