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Graveside Service

Greenwood Cemetery Newton
Thursday April 30th, 2020

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Blake Emerson Mayes

Blake's life began on January 30, 1990 in Salina.  He was the son of Nick and Janet (Seidel) Mayes.  Blake was a 2008 graduate of Beloit High School and attended Cloud County Community College.  He was a wrestler in high school, winning State at the 152-pound weight class his senior year.  Blake began wrestling at the age of 4 and excelled at the sport.  As much as he excelled at wrestling, Blake's true passion was music.  He could play any instrument and wrote his own music and lyrics.  He could sit down, pick up an instrument and within a short time make it sound like he had played it for years. Blake had a strong believe in God, accepted Jesus as his Savior and shared those beliefs with others.  His loving family includes his parents Nick and Janet of Wichita; brothers Braden Mayes and Braden’s wife Kacey of Wichita, and Blaise Mayes of Wichita; daughter Nevaeh Mayes and paternal grandmother JoAnn Putnam and husband Arden of Downs and many other relatives and friends.  Blake passed away on Thursday April 23, 2020 in Wichita.  He is preceded in death by a daughter Mickayla Mayes.  His family will gather for a graveside service on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Glenwood Cemetery in Glen Elder, KS to celebrate his life.  Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater is serving the family.  Memorial contributions in Blake's name may be directed to Lamb Funeral Home.  Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Blake at www.ymzfh.com.

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Blake was one of the most intelligent and charismatic people I have ever met. Within an hour of meeting him I had learned more than I had in 4 years of college. He was also one of the purest souls I knew. He had the uncanny ability to make one believe in the goodness of humanity. He instilled hope in almost everyone he met, something that had been lost long ago for most of us. People like Blake are rare, and I'll never understand why Blake had to be chosen to leave this earth. I'd like to think that it's because he will be the absolute BEST guardian angel EVER! Rest in peace Blake. And to Blake's family and daughter, he loved you all very much. You'll be in my prayers.

Christine Hester May 1 2020 12:00 AM

My memories of Blake are of school sports, mainly wrestling. My son Bradley was in his class. He was always a deccent kid and polite. I am so sorry for his loss and I send Prayers for his family, that God will be with them through this terrible time. God bless you all

Rachelle and Ed Schwab

Rachelle Schwab May 1 2020 12:00 AM

As Blakes elementary principal, I remember him being very smart. He had many leadership qualities and attributes. Much potential! So sorry about hearing of his death. Joel Applegate

Joel Applegate Apr 30 2020 12:00 AM

Blake was a great guy and such a talented one at that! Praying for your entire family through this difficult time. Will never forget the memories I have growing up with Blake!

Katie Morris Apr 30 2020 12:00 AM

Blake you were always pushing me to my limits ypu helped me more than ypu ever know love you man you will be missed

Paul Parkhurst Apr 30 2020 12:00 AM

Ill always remember Blake as a very artistically talented student in my third grade class. Im so very sorry he has left this earth way too soon! Keeping you in prayer! Ill always hold a special place for Blake in my heart.

Robin Pearson Apr 29 2020 12:00 AM

I remember Blake and Braden throwing the football to each other in the middle of Poplar St. I remember attending Trojan Tribune when Blake came out to the piano and played a song he wrote. He wowed me and the entire audience! I remember watching his match on TV when he won state wrestling. Prayers to all his family!

Amy Gibbens Apr 29 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Blake's death. (((HUGS))) and prayers to all his family and friends.

Cheri Thummel Apr 29 2020 12:00 AM

Blake was a fantastic trumpet player. He was also ALWAYS sitting down at the piano at the end of class, making up something new. "Mrs. Vetter! Come listen to this!" was a phrase I heard at least once a week. He put together chords and lyrics with ease. He had quite a gift!

Kristi Vetter Apr 29 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Blakes sudden passing. He was truly a talented wrestler and had great passion for the sport. I was so proud of him when he obtained his goal of being a state champion his senior year. My deepest sympathy to his family.

Coach Andy Niemczyk

Andy Niemczyk Apr 29 2020 12:00 AM

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