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By The Mercury

Thomas “Tom” Whited, 49, died on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at his residence in Manhattan of natural causes.

He was born on July 28, 1964 at Ft. Knox, Ky., the son of John T. and Helga (Friedwald) Whited. Tom graduated from Manhattan High School with the class of 1983. He was honorably discharged from the United States Navy and for the last 20-plus years, Tom worked at McCall Pattern Company as a pressman.

Tom loved to hang out with his friends and was passionate about sports statistics. He especially enjoyed watching Kansas State University football.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Helga Whited, in 2007.

Survivors include his father, John Whited, of Manhattan; a sister, Charlene Montgomery and her husband David of Chesapeake, Va.; two nieces, Kelli Ann Montgomery and Kathryn Lee Montgomery, both of Chesapeake, Va.;  and many friends.

Memorial Services will be at a later date.There will be no visitation or local services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Flint Hills Breadbasket and left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at

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