Barbara H. Manning, 81, Jordanville, Passes Away On Her Birthday

IN MEMORIAM: Barbara H. Manning, 81,

Jordanville, Passes Away On Her Birthday

Barbara Helen Manning

JORDANVILLE – Barbara Helen Manning passed away peacefully on Jan. 23, 2019, after a day of celebrating her 81st birthday with her loving family.

Barbara was born on Jan. 23, 1938, in Lebanon, Conn., to Arnold and Lilly (Krause) Bender. She was raised in Lebanon and graduated from Lyman Memorial High School, where she was chosen for the All State Choir.

On Aug. 31, 1958, she married Charles Albert Manning in Lebanon. They shared a loving and devoted marriage of 47 years until his passing on Oct. 12, 2005.

In 1978, Barbara and Charles began a new chapter in their lives, when they purchased Renegade Farm in Jordanville.

Barbara had a strong belief in God and led a devoted Lutheran Life. She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Herkimer.

She was dedicated to her family, home and community. She was active in the Richfield Springs Community Center and served on its Board of Directors. She gave unconditional love and encouragement to each of her children, grandchildren, and
great-grandchildren. She was very proud of each of them.   Her sisters held a special place in her heart and she always loved their sisterly adventures.

Barbara could have been called the first “soccer mom”, transporting, juggling and attending all of the children’s events, which carried over to her grandchildren. She loved gardening and found peace and tranquility in being outdoors. She was outgoing and friendly and will also be remembered for her nurturing ways, and devotion to her family. The family was known to break into song anywhere they were. with Barbara leading the way.

Surviving are her children, Jacqueline Hinckley of Richfield Springs; Jeffrey Manning and his wife, Cynthia,  of Whitesboro; Gerald Manning and his wife, Amy of Jordanville; Gary Manning and his wife, Susan; Glenn Manning and his wife, Erlene, all of Herkimer; Joanne Belcourt and her husband, Richard of
Cramerton, N.C., 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Stevens; Marion Russo and her husband, Roland; Linda Russo and her husband,
Robert, all of Lebanon, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.

Besides her parents and husband Charles, she was preceded in death by a sister Elizabeth Howard and a son-in-law John Hinckley.

Barbara’s family would like to thank the staff at Foltsbrook for her care, especially the ones that treated her like family.

Calling hours at Fenner Funeral Home Inc., 115 Court St, Herkimer, will be noon-2 p..m. Sunday. The funeral service will be on Sunday at 4:30 pm in Trinity
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Herkimer.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in New Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, Conn.


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