Search for content in message boards

Lots of Manley obits

Replies: 0

Lots of Manley obits

Posted: 25 Jul 2009 12:19PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
PRESTON, Iowa - Robert R. Manley, Sr., 88, of Preston, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton.

Services will be at St. John's Lutheran Church in Preston. The Rev. Karl Wolf of St. John's Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be at the Preston Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the Miller-Law-Jones Funeral Home in Preston. Memorials may be made to Mercy Home Care and Hospice or St. John's Lutheran Church in Preston.

Mr. Manley was born on Saturday, June 1, 1912, in Iowa City, the son of Ralph and Dora Sievers Manley. He married Holyce E. Stingley on June 28, 1940, in Center Junction.

During the 1930s he was known as ''Dusty Keaton'', the bandleader and pianist of a popular regional big band. He received his bachelor's and master's from the University of Iowa. He taught music in Olin and Kalona before serving in the United States Navy during World War II. While teaching at Center Junction he worked on his doctorate in school administration.

He was superintendent of schools in Preston Community Schools from 1949 until his retirement in 1977. He loved music, playing the piano and attending music concerts. He was the past president of the Jackson County Historical Society and a Civil War buff.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, the Preston Lions Club and the Preston American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Holyce Manley of Preston; one son, Robert R. Manley Jr. and his wife, Mary Jane, of Clinton, Iowa; one daughter, Sarah H. Simpson and her husband Texas, of Muscatine; grandsons, Robert R. Manley III of Muscatine and Ryan Manley of Clinton; one step-granddaughter, Pamela Stadler of Red Oak, Texas; and two step great-grandchildren, Byron and Cheyenne Dempsey of Red Oak.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Ruth Peterson, one granddaughter, Kristin Smrcka, and one step-grandson, Curtis Simpson.
================
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Ralph J. Manley, 85, of Muscatine, died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at Lutheran Homes.

Funeral Service will be at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, 1931 Houser Street. The Reverend Father Bart Ryan will officiate the service. Honorary bearers will be Bruce Kennedy, Nick Sousa, and Mac McCurry. Casket bearers will be Art Dennis, Jim Allen, Jake Regenwether, Gary Morgan, Richard Buster and Nick Wilson. Burial will be in Conesville Cemetery with Military Rites provided by the combined squads of American Legion Post 27 and the V.F.W. Post 1565. Following the committal service there will be a time of food and fellowship at the Muscatine American Legion.

Ralph was born on December 7, 1919, in Columbus Junction, the fourth child of James and Maggie Tisor Manley. He married Carol Vance on June 17, 1950, in Muscatine. She preceded him in death on July 19, 2004.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served his country on three tours of duty during World War II through the Korean War.

Ralph was a member of the V.F.W. Post 6416 of Riverside and the American Legion Post 27 of Muscatine.

Following his military service he worked at Heinz USA for 26 years as a forklift operator retiring in 1982.

Survivors include one son, Steve Manley and wife, Dianne, of Cedar Rapids; three daughters, Arla Allen and husband, Jim, of Richmond, Virginia, Sharon McCurry and husband, Mac, of Summerfield, Florida, and Linda Regenwether and husband, Jake, of Ocala, Florida; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great great-grandson; two brothers, Robert Manley and wife, Della, of Conesville, and Jack Manley and wife, Donna, of Orlando, Florida; and two sisters, Kathleen Mills and Pat Mullen and husband, Louran, all of Muscatine.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one brother, Paul Manley, and three sisters, Louella Manley King, Pearl Manley Dennis, and Betty Manley in infancy.
===================
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Carol E. Manley, 74, of Muscatine, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at Unity Hospital.

Mass of the Resurrection will be at Trinity Episcopal Church. Father Bartholomew Ryan will officiate. Inurnment will be in Conesville Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Muscatine Humane Society.

Carol was born on March 19, 1930, in Muscatine, the daughter of Francis and Ida Hayes Vance. She married Ralph Manley on June 17, 1950, in Muscatine.

She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, the V.F.W. Auxiliary and the Moose.

She worked at G.P.C. for 25 years as a lab technician retiring 12 years ago.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph Manley of Muscatine; one son, Steve Manley and wife, Dianne, of Cedar Rapids; one daughter, Arla Allen and husband, Jim, of Richmond, Virginia; two step-daughters, Sharon McCurry and husband, Mac, of Summerfield, Florida, and Linda Regenwether and husband, Jake, of Ocala, Florida; four step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great grandson

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, William and Floyd Vance, and one sister, Betty Vance, in infancy.
===================
PRESTON, Iowa - Robert R. Manley, Sr., 88, of Preston, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton.

Services will be at St. John's Lutheran Church in Preston. The Rev. Karl Wolf of St. John's Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be at the Preston Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the Miller-Law-Jones Funeral Home in Preston. Memorials may be made to Mercy Home Care and Hospice or St. John's Lutheran Church in Preston.

Mr. Manley was born on Saturday, June 1, 1912, in Iowa City, the son of Ralph and Dora Sievers Manley. He married Holyce E. Stingley on June 28, 1940, in Center Junction.

During the 1930s he was known as ''Dusty Keaton'', the bandleader and pianist of a popular regional big band. He received his bachelor's and master's from the University of Iowa. He taught music in Olin and Kalona before serving in the United States Navy during World War II. While teaching at Center Junction he worked on his doctorate in school administration.

He was superintendent of schools in Preston Community Schools from 1949 until his retirement in 1977. He loved music, playing the piano and attending music concerts. He was the past president of the Jackson County Historical Society and a Civil War buff.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, the Preston Lions Club and the Preston American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Holyce Manley of Preston; one son, Robert R. Manley Jr. and his wife, Mary Jane, of Clinton, Iowa; one daughter, Sarah H. Simpson and her husband Texas, of Muscatine; grandsons, Robert R. Manley III of Muscatine and Ryan Manley of Clinton; one step-granddaughter, Pamela Stadler of Red Oak, Texas; and two step great-grandchildren, Byron and Cheyenne Dempsey of Red Oak.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Ruth Peterson, one granddaughter, Kristin Smrcka, and one step-grandson, Curtis Simpson.
======================
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Bernice Clara Manley, 91, formerly of 319 Liberty Street, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at Lutheran Homes.

Funeral Services will be at Zion Lutheran Church. Reverend Paul Ostrem will officiate. Casket bearers will be Mike Manley, Canaan Manley, Seth Manley, Brian Broders, and Scott Richardson. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church.

Bernice was born on November 3, 1912, in Muscatine, the daughter of Werner and Clara M. Henning Axel. She married Elmer A. Manley on November 15, 1936, in Detroit, Michigan.

She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church.

Survivors include three sons, Richard G. Manley and wife, Yenette, of Charlotte, North Carolina, Gary A. Manley and wife, Sue, of Erie, Colorado, and David E. Manley and wife, Leanne, of Muscatine; one daughter, Joan K. Lane and husband, Richard, of Muscatine; one daughter-in-law, Sherry Manley of Muscatine; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Chester W. Axel and wife, Wilma, of Muscatine; three sisters, Florence Peters and husband, Loren, of Plymouth, Michigan, Wilma Swisher of Muscatine, and Beverly Sywassink and husband, Duane, of Normal, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1994, one son, Merle V. Manley in 2000, and four brothers, Donald, Harvey, Elmer, and Glenn Axel.
=================
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Keith C. Manley, 54, Muscatine, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.

Services are at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Jim Trosen will officiate. Pallbearers are Charlie Hampton, Carl Hampton, Scott Rhodes, Mark Wagler, David Russell, Larry Hampton and Mike Townsend. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Mr. Manley was born on Oct. 15, 1948, in Muscatine, the son of Virgil N. and Rose Solonen Manley.

He was formerly employed by North Star Steel and H.J. Heinz Co. prior to owning and operating Pet Run International.

He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting.

He was a fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Indianapolis Colts. He enjoyed his dog, Koko.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the Red Horse Engineering Unit.

Survivors include his mother; a brother, Barry W. Manley and his wife, Jayne, of Muscatine; two sisters, Jennifer S. Wagler and her husband, Randall, of Muscatine and Reesa L. Bertotti and her husband, John, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and a half-sister, Nancy Russell of Grandview; and three children, Shannin, Brad and Aaron.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Kevin Feryl Manley.

Find a board about a specific topic

  • Visit our other sites:

© 1997-2014 Ancestry.com | Corporate Information | Privacy | Terms and Conditions