Mrs Anna Manning Obit
Mrs. Anna Marie Manning Of Wood River Dies at 82 Mrs. Anna Marie Manning i WnnH River church, civic and club leader for half a century, died un- p\pectedly Saturday al T> p. m j al her home, '282 South Ninth] Kireet. Her death came when she 1 uas believed to he recovering j alier an illness of two weeks, ami! while plans were being made b> a 11 lend lo observe Mrs. Manning's piyhiy-thlrd birthday anniversno wiih "open house" on Ohiistnia- I >ay. She was the widow nf Michael !•'. Manning, who cairn- liorn Chi- raK" lo Wood Kiv.fr to supervise I lie brick and masonry work on, COIIM ruction of the Wood Rivei reiineiy of Standard Oil Co., and HIP mother of Attorney Francis J Manning. A leader in any project that she thought would benefit the cultural ni physical life of residents m Wood River, Mrs. Manning had helped orgam/p Wood River Wiinian's club. Wood Kivei Junior Woman's club, American Legion ] Auxiliary, Catholic Woman'.-- club ! ami Wood River liarden club. The woman's club and the Am- ;ncan Legion Auxiliary \\cie started when Wood River lacked a hall of sufficient sue to accommodate large groups, and Mrs. Manning instituted the club and auxiliary in her own home. She was the fust piPMdem ot the woman's club and of the Legion AuMliai>. and had held \aiiouv fflices in I hem iinlil I hi pas i veai wlii-n slip wa- loiced lo mi»HII occasional m'-eimg because "I lailing -lieii^lh Compiled lli»tur> Slip «a- .-(^yre-Mxe Hi Ivi /<-al tn pl'Onlnle ,lll\ |'lo|rrl tol tllf hrilpi iiient ot Wuiiil flt\!-i \ mole iccpni under taking ol Mrs. Manmiij: WHS coinpilin.L; and pieparing a lu-ioiy nl the people of Wood River. She had ^HlheiX'd much valuable malt/iial lui Ihc book Mis. Ma/niiiiL' u H» born in Phit-M^o. Dei .'"> in6>> H daughter of UK lai, Mi and Mi-. William Bii-:i.' She could r<-call the C'hicayu fur and i eineinlicii-d thai a.- a lntir girl -he M a- foici-f) in ([>•!• WM|I her family from tiV'ii home with onK a !<•"• po^e-i-ioii.-, l!*r husMTid came to \\uoii MRS. ANNA MARIE MANNING River in 1007, was joined laid- by Mrs. Manning and llieir son, Francis. They resided in Alton for two years until a home was con- si ructed hy Mi. Manning lor them and vvbicb Mrs. Manning occupied for ihe remainder of hei life. 1 lineral llifsdav Thp Manning.-, belonged to a nn.y-ion of Si. Patrick'. 1 * Church, Alton, beffiie St. Bernard's, pari>h front HIP car police service F.as! control the cai m Kasl car, had a I of Si Beinaid'- Church ha. 'I ineriibi"! > I hei c - v fl> pif-'->-ded in hand IVMJ nioih- an d a M>IOI Mrs. Wood Rivci. viho been Mrs. .Manning dealh by hei liu PIS, a halt'-MMei . Carrie \Vil.-,on of st I^ he; two gianddau^hlf-i and Mar i la ^l;i! v . 1* uncial .v i \ c < ^ PI| Tm-sd;r, HI nard''- ('liuic)i Mfll K • :IMI. I >|H lil'J Soil Fiancnie al e Ann ^ \\iil he cori(tucl- » ni in St. Ber- Tbf bodj i- at . \\'l)l)d RlVI-' , where i be in Si eiid^ ma\ call Buna! will Jo.sppn s cemetery, Alton.