RINGLING — Funeral services for Mildred J. Manning, 93 of Ringling are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, December 23, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Ringling with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Internment will follow at the Ringling Memorial Cemetery. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Ringling.
Mildred was born on Nov. 22, 1920, at Healdton to the late Columbus Wilber Morris and Ida Bell (Carnes) Morris. She departed this life Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Ardmore.
Mildred was raised at Healdton attending school there. She married Leon Allison Manning on July 8, 1939, at St. Louis, Mo. They resided at several different places throughout the United States following Leon’s work until his death on February 19, 1953.
Then she moved back to this area residing at Ringling and soon became employed at Stromberg Carlson in Gene Autry. Mildred was employed at Gene Autry for several years before she retired. She loved to cook, making candy and loved to read especially poetry. She enjoyed her Sunday School Class and was a proud member of the First Baptist Church of Ringling.
In addition to her husband, Leon, also preceding her in death are her parents; siblings, James and Jack Morris and Lou Cockereese; and her beloved dog “Sissy”.
Survivors include her daughter, Jean McBain and husband, Phil of Ringling; son, Douglas Manning and wife, Doylene of Edmond; four grandchildren, Debbie Patrick and husband, Bennie, Chris McBain and wife, Sandi, Desiree Mathews and husband, Larry and Darrell Manning; four great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; numerous other family and friends.
Casket bearers are Chris McBain, Bennie Patrick, Terry Jackson, Darrell Manning, Mike Tripp, Junior Ogle and Joe E. Roberts.Honorary bearers are Vernon Block, Kenneth King, Bill Smith and Larry Mathews.
A special thanks to Vinita Thompson for her kind felt care and support of Mildred.
Family visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. today at Alexander Funeral Home of Ringling.
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