Kimball E. Mann
1934-2014 SPOFFORD, N.H. Kimball E. "Kim" Mann, 79, died at home in Spofford, NH on April 16, 2014 surrounded by his family following a brief illness. He was born in Brattleboro on July 30, 1934, the son of Pauline McLean Shaw Mann and John Russell Mann, Sr. He was raised in Brattleboro and attended area schools, graduating from Brattleboro High School in 1952. He furthered his education at Middlebury College, graduating in 1956. After participating in the Army ROTC program, Lt. Mann served in the U.S. Army and spent eight years in the Army Reserve. On October 4, 1958 at the Spofford Methodist Church he married Isabelle J. Pearson, who survives and with whom he recently celebrated his 55th wedding anniversary. As a child, Mr. Mann worked with his father at J.E. Mann Inc., a Main Street clothing store which had been owned by family members since 1901. In 1957 he became a partner in the business and later took over full operation of the store. Mr. Mann ran the business until he retired in 2001 at which time Vermont Artisan Designs purchased the building. One of his greatest pleasures in business was the 28 years he spent as a Director of Vermont National Bank, observing the many changes which occurred in banking through the years. He was also a member of many committees of the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce, the United Way Fund, the Brattleboro Development Credit Corp., and the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. He was a former member and past President of the Brattleboro Kiwanis Club. He was also a member of the American Legion, Brattleboro Post 5 and Brattleboro Lodge 102, F&AM. With his wife, he was a long time member of the Centre Congregational Church of Brattleboro. A faithful and devoted husband and loving father, he adored his children and grandchildren and recently a great grandson. He was very proud of his Spofford Lake home with the fun of boating, family activities, bird watching and traveling. Besides his wife of 55 years, he leaves two daughters, Susan L. Mernick of Shelburne, VT and Patricia L. Shappy and her husband William of Rutland, VT; a son, Andrew J. Mann of Clarendon, VT; two grandsons, Garrett and Brenden Mernick; two granddaughters, Sarah Shappy and Jennifer Swanson and her husband Steve; one great-grandson, Cole Swanson; a brother, John R. Mann, Jr. of Vernon, VT; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Volz of Albuquerque, NM; and several nieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 PM at Centre Congregational Church with Rev. Carra McFadden, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Freidsam Cemetery in Chesterfield. There are no calling hours at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Mann's name to the Spofford Lake Association, P.O. Box 177, Spofford, NH 03462 or Joan's Pantry, c/o Audrey Ericson, 557 Route 63, Chesterfield, NH 03443. To sign an online register book with messages of condolence please visit www.atamaniuk.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Atamaniuk Funeral Home.
Atamaniuk Funeral Home
40 Terrace Street Brattleboro, VT 05301-2923
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Apr. 19, 2014