Helen Manning
1927 - 2021
Pape Funeral Home
2308 Pershing Blvd
Clinton, IA 52732

Helen Manning

August 7, 1927-April 27, 2021

CAMANCHE-Helen Manning, age 93 of Camanche, formerly of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Park Vista in Camanche. Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Church of the Open Door, Clinton, Iowa. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Friday at the church. Masks are optional. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Helen was born in Miami, Missouri on August 7, 1927, the daughter of Boyd and Stella (Cox) Holland. She married William Yarnell in 1945 in Boonville, Missouri. She later married LaVern Manning on February 10, 1961 in Dubuque, Iowa. LaVern passed away in July of 2008.

Helen worked for Sears Roebuck for 27 years and as a real estate broker with Manning Real Estate beginning in 1959, one of the first women brokers in Clinton. Helen was a charter member of the Church of the Open Door, Clinton, Iowa. She belonged to the National and Clinton Board of Realtors, and the ABWA (American Business Women's Association). She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, rode in RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) for several years, and enjoyed camping and fishing. Helen loved her God and church, loved her family, loved her friends, and loved animals, especially her many pets.

Helen is survived by 4 daughters: Debbie (Derek) Wilson of Clinton, Iowa, Dawn (Paul) Levesque of Moline, Illinois, Lori (Dan) Bailey of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Kim (Bryan) Wagner of Lake Forrest, Illinois; 2 sons, Joe (Lynn) Manning of Bondurant, Iowa and Rob (Cristal) Manning of Moline, Illinois; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Kathleen (Ed) Claussen of Maxwell, Iowa and other extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Jim and Rollie; and 3 sisters, Erma, Bonnie, and Bernice (Aunt Tiny). Memorials in Helen's name may be made to the Church of the Open Door, Clinton Iowa. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

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Published by Quad-City Times on Apr. 29, 2021.
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I am so sorry to here about the passing of Helen Manning, She was a very wonderful lady, and I am sure her family and friends will miss her very much. I had the pleasure of only knowing her for a few years and getting together with her on our family special occasions in Clinton. She was a bright light and a Very special friend to my father, Harold Wilkinson. Because of her joy, energy, and happiness, I know in my heart she was the reason my Dad stayed around a couple more years. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Roger Wilkinson
Roger Wilkinson, son of Harold
April 30, 2021
Wishing you comfort in your memories of your sweet mom and the legacy she left for you. Hugs and prayers for you all! Laurie & Dan McMillan
Laurie Manning McMillan
April 29, 2021
Kim, You and your family have our deepest condolences. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember all of the good times.
Dale J Costello
April 29, 2021
What a wonderful lady! Such a good mom. And a good example of a godly woman .
Nancy Heun
April 29, 2021