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Dorothy Irene Manley, 91

February 18, 2011

Dorothy Irene Manley, 91, formerly of New Bethlehem, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at the Otterbein Retirement Home in Lebanon, Ohio.

She was born Feb. 1, 1920, in Timblin, Armstrong County, a daughter of the late Osmer and Twila Brocious.

Aug. 14, 1959, she married Jack A. Manley, who preceded her in death Sept. 13, 2004.

Mrs. Manley was a graduate of Brookville High School and Clarion State Teachers’ College. She taught for 34 years in the Bradford and Punxsutawney schools, retiring in 1980.

She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Delta Kappa Gamma. In retirement, she was active in golf and bridge.

Mrs. Manley faithfully attended the First United Methodist Church of New Bethlehem until moving to Ohio to be near her daughter.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol Hise and husband John of Morrow, Ohio; three granddaughters, Jennifer McMennamin and husband Kevin, Heather Hise, and Wendy Corbin and husband Currie; three great-grandchildren, Andrew McMennamin, Laura McMennamin and Josephine Corbin; two brothers, Donald Brocious and Eugene Brocious; and four sisters, Margie Wolfgang, Lois Stello, Ruby Smith and Alda Shick.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Huffman, Velma Huber and Norma (Peggy) Yohe; and a brother, Elwood Brocious.

Friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. today at the Rupert Funeral Home, 301 Penn St., New Bethlehem.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home with the Rev. Joe Short, a pastor of the Redbank Valley Methodist Ministry, officiating.

Interment will follow in the New Bethlehem Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mrs. Manley’s name to the Otterbein Benevolent Fund, 585 N. State Rte. 741, Lebanon, Ohio 45036, or the First United Methodist Church of New Bethlehem, 234 Penn St., New Bethlehem, Pa. 16242.

Online condolences may be made at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com.

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter...
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