Ross Manning, 95, of Roodhouse, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Heritage Health Care in Jacksonville. He was born Feb. 4, 1919, in Tiskilwa, the son of Albert Raymond and Vesta B. Wright Manning. He married Mary Beth Husted on Sept. 25, 1942, in Virginia.
Surviving is his wife, Mary Beth of Roodhouse; children, Dr. David Manning of Sherman, Dr. Guy (Robin) Manning of Orland Park, and Mary Ardis (John) Buchanan of Jacksonville; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Four sisters preceded him in death.
Mr. Manning graduated from Tiskilwa High School in 1937, the University of Illinois in 1942 and MacMurray College with a master's degree in 1961. He was a farmer in Greene County and a math and science teacher at Roodhouse Junior High School and Jonathan Turner Junior High School in Jacksonville. He was a member of the White Hall First Christian Church.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in White Hall with the Rev. Rex Beard officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of the service at the church. Internment will be in the Fernwood Cemetery in Roodhouse.
Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church, Roodhouse Fire Protection District or White Hall First Responders. Condolences may be left online at http://www.dawsfuneralhome.com/. The Daws Family Funeral Home in Roodhouse has been entrusted with the service.
Daws Family Funeral Home, Roodhouse
202 West Franklin Roodhouse, IL 62082
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Feb. 13, 2014