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Marjorie Rose Manning

May 18, 2011 — October 30, 2011

Marjorie Rose Manning

Marjorie Rose Manning, departed this life on Oct. 30, 2011, was born May 18, 1921 to Walter and Roxanna Kinser in Hugoton, Kansas. She was the eldest of five children. Her parents moved the family to the Sargent Community in 1936. She graduated from Sargent High School in 1941 and married her best friend, William J. Manning, of Chandler, OK in June of 1941. They made their home in Center, Colorado where they raised two daughters. She owned and operated the Center Floral Shop from 1957 to 1962. After selling it she owned and operated a restaurant, The Diner, from 1963 until 1965. She moved to Pueblo in 1965 and then on to Rye, CO. where she has lived for 44 years. Marjorie was always smiling and bubbly; a creative and talented woman, a master seamstress, cook and candy-maker. In 1967 she started an upholstery shop, Ye Old Custom Shoppe in Rye and operated it until she retired at the age of 71 in 1992. She is also known in Rye as the "lady who chased a bear out of her house when he came in to help himself to her homemade cinnamon rolls". Her hobbies in her retirement years were cross-stitching over 197 Christmas stockings and pictures for family and friends and reading from her vast collection of books. Marjorie was a member of the Friends Church and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 41 years. An organization in which she served as president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, two children, Marilyn Jeanette and Thomas Edward, her parents, two brothers, Cecil Kinser of Venus, FL., the Rev. Kenneth Kinser, of Paonia, CO. and an infant sister, Rachel Nadine. Marjorie is survived by two daughters, Carolyn (Steven) McWilliams of Pueblo, CO and Carol S. (Art) Keil, of Littleton, CO.; her grandchildren, Jeanette McWilliams, Richard (Tonya) McWilliams, Rebecca (Floyd) McMurtree, Barbie Hecker, all of Pueblo, Sandra (Jim) Rossi, of Littleton and Peggy (Brett), Wilmore of Tucson, AZ. and 14 great-grandchildren. One surviving sister, Velda (Jack) Harmon from Center, CO., sister-in-law Nadyne Kinser of Paonia, CO., brother-in-law Eldridge Manning and sister-in-law Doris Manning, both of Grand Prairie, TX and cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends too numerous to mention. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11 on Saturday, Nov 12, 2011 in the Rye Home United Methodist Church. Online condolences at DavisMortuary.com
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