Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, December 30, 1999
OBITUARY - EVELYN BERNICE (MILLER) MANNING
Evelyn Bernice (MILLER) MANNING was born April 22, 1922 at Reinbeck, Iowa to Thomas and Catherine (McGOWAN) MILLER. Evelyn
passed away on December 25, 1999 at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa at the age of 77.
Evelyn grew up in Reinbeck and graduated from high school in Reinbeck. She graduated from the Iowa State Teachers College
in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Evelyn would later work towards and earn her bachelors in art degree.
On August 11, 1946, she was united in marriage to W. J. MANNING in Reinbeck and to this union three children were born.
Evelyn and W. J. lived in Cedar Falls for three years before purchasing a farm one and one half miles south of
Beaconsfield, Iowa in 1949.
Evelyn was an elementary school teacher for several years with the last 17 years teaching at the Clarke Community school
in Weldon, Iowa. Evelyn was a member of the Beaconsfield Methodist Church, U. M. W., Iowa Retired Teachers Association,
22 Club and Card Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Catherine MILLER, and her brother Russell Brice MILLER, at the age of
Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband W. J. of Beaconsfield; two sons, Russell MANNING and wife Rhonda of
Montgomery, Alabama and Ralph MANNING and wife Vicki of Chattanooga, Tennessee; a daughter Cathy SCULLEN and husband
Richard of Indianola, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Angela and Charity MANNING of South Carolina, Katie and Carrie MANNING
of Littleton, CO, Jessica, Laura and Daniel SCULLEN of Indianola and one great-grandson Vlad MANNING; one brother, Homer
MILLER and wife Margaret of Reinbeck; one sister Leila LOVERCHECK and husband Charles of Erie, Pennsylvania; and other
relatives and a host of good friends.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home,
Mount Ayr, Iowa. Pastor Rick HAWKINS will officiate the service and Mary Ann SMITH and Barry ORNESS will provide music.
Casket-bearers will be Bob REASONER, Jim SMITH, Jerry McALEXANDER, John REASONER, Richard SCULLEN and Richard TIDMAN.
Evelyn will be laid to rest in the Maple Row Cemetery, Kellerton, Iowa.
Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr is in charge of the arrangements.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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