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Annabel McManus

Sep 10, 2008

FONDA – Funeral services for Annabel McManus, 85, of Fonda will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, at United Church of Christ in Fonda with Pastor Greg Baskerville officiating. Interment will be at Cedar Cemetery in Fonda. The Mahaney Funeral Home of Fonda is in charge of arrangements.

She died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at Loring Hospital in Sac City.

Annabel Benton was born Sept. 14, 1922, to Claude and Carrie (Griese) Benton. She graduated from Dolliver High School in 1940.

On Jan. 1, 1947, Annabel was married to Olaf James McManus. They were blessed with two children: a son, Dennis, and a daughter, Darla.

The couple lived and raised their family on a farm near Armstrong until 1966 when they moved to Fonda and purchased the Tool & Die Shop.

Annabel was a member of the Presbyterian Church, American Legion Auxiliary, and was treasurer of her church over 15 years.

Survivors include her son, Dennis McManus, and his wife, Shelly, of Fonda; grandchildren: Michael Menke, Danielle Merten, Sarah Richardson, Renee Flowers, and Tony Menke; her great-grandchildren: Jacob Menke, Rachel Menke, Karis Richardson, Seth Jarvis, Allison Richardson, Fischer Flowers, and Kyle Merten; extended family; and many friends.

Annabel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Olaf; her daughter, Darla, in 1987; and her sister, Doris.