Benjamin Lane Harrington, age 18, of Lamar, Missouri passed away October 2, 2022.
Lane was born May 12, 2004 in Joplin, Missouri to Matthew Gene Manley and Lindsey Sue Harrington. Lane graduated from Lamar High School in the class of 2022 and was currently enrolled as an apprentice with the Missouri Rural Water Association.
Lane worked for C.P.W.S.D. #1 Barton County as a public water supply operator and also part-time at All Care Diesel in Carterville, Missouri. While in high school, Lane worked hard and received Workey’s National Certificate of Career Readiness-Gold Level, ASW certification in brakes, engine repair, engine performance, maintenance, light repair, steering and suspension. He was awarded Student of Excellence-Automotive, Student of Excellence-Service, and Excellence in Professionalism for his work in Technical English. He was in the Inaugural Class of Internships at LCTC at Lamar High School; Lane was Student Ambassador for Automotive Technology and was an incredible program ambassador. He went above and beyond to find hands-on activities to draw interest to the automotive class. When students came to visit, he would have kids who had never touched a tool before, working on putting tires on rims or examining the underside of a vehicle on the lift. Lane would always get a big smile on his face when he helped kids realize they could do something new. Lane was always willing to help anyone, and often showed that by helping pay for those students that couldn’t afford membership dues.
Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Tannor Harrington of Carthage, Missouri and William Manley of Lamar; grandparents, Lori Harrington of Carthage, MO., Lee Harrington of Woodward, Oklahoma, Tammy Shutters of Lamar, MO., Randy and Joyce Manley of Reeds, Missouri; great-grandparents, Elroy and Diane Jones and Mary Harrington; his girlfriend Alejandra Lepe of Lamar, MO; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends who will miss him dearly.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the Lamar City Park followed by an afternoon of celebrating Lane’s life with family and friends.
Contributions are suggested and made payable to either the LCTC Program at Lamar High School or Daniel Funeral Home for a scholarship fund for the LCTC program to continue to honor Lane’s memory by providing financial help to those students in need, it will be called “Lane Harrington’s Legacy”.