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Marianne Manning, 53, of Grand Island, formerly of Naponee, NE, died
Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Saint Francis Skilled Care in Grand Island,
surrounded by her family.
Memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 17, at
Peace Lutheran Church. The Reverend Michael Reiners will officiate.
Burial of ashes will be in Grand Island City Cemetery.
There will be no visitation. All Faiths Funeral Home, of Grand
Island, is serving the family.
Marianne was born on April 19, 1957 in North Hollywood, California,
the daughter of Raymond and Margaret (Jones) Graf.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Steven Manning;
two precious daughters, Nichole Manning and her fiancé, David
Cronin of Kearney and Michelle Manning of Grand Island; mother, Margaret
Graf of Naponee; and brothers and sister-in-law, Edmund Raymond of WA
and Joseph and Marketta Graf of Kearney.
She is also survived by a grandson, Brayden Uriah Cronin; nieces and
nephews, Colt, Caitlyn, Ceirra and Dillon of Kearney, Randy of CA and
Heather of IA; and cousins, Robert and Barbra Kelley (her godparents),
Joseph and Bonnie O’Brien and Dennis and Cathy Beckenhauer.
She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Graf; father-in-law
and mother-in-law, Edward and Bernadine Manning; nephew, Cody Graf and
Marianne grew up in North Hollywood. She graduated from Franklin
High School of Franklin, NE, Class of 1975. She received her Bachelor’s
Degree in Business Education from Kearney State College in 1979.
Marianne was united in marriage to Steven Charles Manning on July 7,
1984, in Grand Island. Following their marriage the couple made
Grand Island their home.
She was manager of the Hall County Handibus for six years and was employed
by Rels Title Company as a real estate title examiner until she was no
longer able, as a result of her illness.
Marianne was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and Nebraska Preceptor
KAPPA of Chapter XP 945 Sorority.
Marianne enjoyed reading and traveling. She especially loved
spending time with her family and her grandson was the light of her life.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Marianne’s family.