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Marion Ruth Manning Warfield

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MARION RUTH MANNING WARFIELD died Thursday, the 15th of May 2008 at the age of 85. Marion was born the 2nd of October 1922 in Belen, New Mexico, the daughter of Samuel Leonard Manning and Bertha Piatt Manning. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-four years, Don Warfield; brothers Robert Cecil Manning of LaPorte and Roy Leonard Manning of Nashville, Tennessee; and sister Irma Hine of Sedona, Arizona. Marion was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and a loyal friend. She felt blessed to be able to travel the world with Don, often in outdoor pursuits such as skiing, fishing, hunting, and a photographic safari to Africa. Marion was an active member of Houston's Second Baptist Church and the Bible Study Sunday School class and a long-time member of the women's auxiliary of the Houston Engineering and Scientific Society and the Brown & Root Retirees Association. She will be remembered for her deep faith, devotion to her family, and self-deprecating humor. Marion is survived by daughters Nancy Lynn Stevens and husband Bill of Huntsville and Marianne Warfield Doran and husband John of Kerrville; brother William Edward Manning and wife Aline of Chimney Rock, Colorado; sister-in-law Dickie Manning of Houston; grandchildren Garrett Reid Doran and wife Cassandra of Hunt, Brenna Christine Doran of Kerrville, William Andrew Stevens and wife Christie of Friendswood, Autumn Rene' Stevens of Pasadena, and Amber Kay Stevens of Galveston; great-grandchildren Jaycee Leigh Doran, Brody Edward Doran of Hunt; nieces Melissa Manning and Melinda Manning of Houston, Susan Perry of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Anita Kay Goldmann of Munich, Germany; and nephew David Manning of Sparta, Missouri. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation from six until eight o'clock in the evening on Monday, the 19th of May at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, the 20th of May in the Hankamer Chapel of Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway. Interment will follow via escorted cortege at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. For those desiring, the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to The Salvation Army at 1500 Austin St., Houston, Texas 77002 or to a charity of choice.

Published in Houston Chronicle from May 16 to May 19, 2008
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