Ruth Eleanor Kennedy Manning, 86, of Lynchburg, died Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. Eleanor was born in Bedford County Oct. 19, 1927. She was the daughter of the late James Austin and Katie Minnick Kennedy and lived in Lynchburg since 1998. Eleanor was a Registered Nurse and served as the Director of Pediatrics at Roanoke Memorial Hospital and at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She also worked as a Corrections Nurse at Bland Correctional Facility. As a child she was a member Ebenezer Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband Vincent Eugene Manning; three sisters, Frances Kennedy Chappell, Kathleen Johnson Kennedy, and Jane Kennedy Waid; brother-in-law William Smith Waid, and dear nephew, Mack Henry Waid. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law James H. and Pat Kennedy of Poquoson; her sisters and brothers-in-law Mildred Kennedy and Roger Taylor of Bedford, Ann K. Dickens of Lynchburg, Betty Jo Kennedy and Bernie Nash of Bedford; sister-in-law Ocelia DeWeese, and brother-in-law Maynard Manning. Funeral services were held Monday, 2 PM at Lotz Funeral Home, 1001 Franklin Road, Roanoke with Reverend Mark Wilkerson officiating. Burial was held at Evergreen Burial Park. Memorial contributions be made to
P.O. Box 11454. Alexandria, VA 22312; or to
, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979. On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.lotzfuneralhomeroanoke.com. Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home, Roanoke, 540-982-1001.
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Lotz Funeral Home
1001 Franklin Road SouthWest
Roanoke, VA 24016-4399
Published in Bedford Bulletin from June 4 to June 5, 2014