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Sarah ‘Sally’ Manning

Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
Sarah 'Sally' Manning

LANARK – Sarah “Sally” Manning, 91, of Lanark, died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home in Mount Carroll.

She was born Sept. 25, 1922, in Ogle County, the daughter of Chas and Florence (Conrad) Beightol. Sarah and Ralph Manning were married June 29, 1950, in Michigan. During World War II, Sarah operated a sewing machine at the Polo Garment Factory. Sarah worked in the cafeteria at Eastland High School in Lanark for 35 years. She was an active member of Lanark United Methodist Church and the Lanark community for more than 50 years. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, traveling, and spending time with family. Sarah was well-known as “Grandma Sally,” to a generation of Lanark kids who attended McWorthy Daycare in Lanark.

She is survived by her son, Robert (Myra) Manning of Rock Falls; daughter, Marian (Rick) McWorthy of Lanark; grandchildren, Robb (Tyshunda) Manning of Germantown, Wis., Amber (Nick) Ouellette of Carbondale, Chance (Emily) McWorthy of Springville, Iowa, Shandi Manning of Sterling, and Lindsay (Chad) Baker of Orangeville; and great-grandchildren, R. Justin Manning, Tyson Manning, Brandon Manning, Mason McWorthy, and Maci Cramer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph; sisters, Evelyn Shafer, Ruth Engel, and Lucille Schroeder; brothers, Harold Beightol and Albert Beightol; and granddaughter, Christina Diana Manning.

The family would like to thank the staff at Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home and FHN Hospice for the kind care Sarah received during her stay.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lanark United Methodist Church, 405 E. Locust St. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Interment will be at Lanark Cemetery. Russell-Frank Funeral Home in Lanark is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.  

Visit www.schwarzfh.com to send condolences.

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