Meta C. Manley, age 92, of Troy, Pa., went peacefully to be with her Lord on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at her home.
Meta was born on Oct. 4, 1920, in Tuscarora Township (Stevensville), Bradford County, Pa., a daughter of Arthur and Fannie (Giffin) Carter. She shared a birthday with her only sibling, Irene. She graduated from Camptown High School in 1938. Meta attended the former Del Ke Der Beauty School graduating as a hairdresser. Her granddaughters have fond memories of having their grandmother cut their hair in her kitchen when they visited. Meta worked at J.C. Penney in Troy for most of her adult life and retired after many years to spend time with her beloved husband and family.
On June 16, 1943, Meta married William P. Manley at the First Baptist Church of Troy. They raised two children daughter Carol Lynne and son Donald. Her husband, Bill, passed away in 1996. Meta and Bill enjoyed traveling together and often included their grandchildren in their adventures. Their profound love for each other was always very apparent to those they came in contact with.
Meta was a member of Eastern Star, Study Club, and enjoyed playing bridge with her friends. She found great joy in receiving photographs and hearing the stories that her children and grandchildren had to share. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed by her family.
Surviving are daughter Carol Lynne Manley Wendel and spouse David of Sanford, Maine and their children Michelle Dumont and her husband Michael and Laurel Long and her husband Scott of Maine; son Donald Manley and spouse Nancy of Lititz, Pa. and their children, Nicholas, Christopher, and Alyssa; four great-grandchildren Nathan and Samantha Dumont and Julia and Scotty Long.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 18 at The First Baptist Church, 579 Canton St., Troy, Pa., with Reverend Garry Zuber officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. A private family burial is planned in Glenwood Cemetery. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider The First Baptist Church of Troy in memory of Meta C. Manley.
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