Obituary Details

Edna Loren Manring

(08/16/1893 - 03/09/1985)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 03/14/1985

Edna Loren Manring

Services for Edna Loren Manring were held at First Baptist Church in Lusk on March 12.

Officiating was Rev. Sam Hendricks. Music was by Minerva Watson, organist and James Willson, sang "Peace in the Valley" and "How Great Thou Art."

Pallbearers were V.C. Kilmer, William Allen, Dale Leimser, Johnnie Thon, Pete Germann and William Oates.

Memorials may be made to the Niobrara County Nursing Home.

Edna Loren Manring was born August 16, 1893, near Matkins, Harrison County, Mo., a daughter of Robert W. and Addie Burris Francis. She was raised in the Methodist Church where she played the organ for church and Sunday School. She married Orval M. Manring Sept. 30, 1918, in St. Joseph, Mo. and went to live in Rapid City, S. Dak. In 1924 they moved to Lusk, where she joined the Baptist Church and continued to live until the time of her death.

Edna started the Manring Convalescent Home in 1931 and continued its operation until failing health forced her to close the home in 1967. She received her training as a Licensed Practical Nurse through the Chicago School of Nursing, and assisted Doctors of this community in ushering into the world over 100 babies before turning to the care of the aged. She owned and operated the only Licensed Nursing Home in Niobrara County prior to the Niobrara County Memorial Nursing Home. Here again, she cared for well over 100 patients before her retirement.

Edna died at 7 a.m., Saturday, March 9, 1985, at the Niobrara County Memorial Nursing Home where she had lived for nearly three years, dying at the age of 91 years.

Surviving is her son, Darryl of Lusk; two granddaughters; Mrs. Reinhard (Lesley) Borchers of Augsburg, West Germany, who presented Edna with her first great grandchild less than two days following Mrs. Manring's passing; and Darilyn D. Manring of Branford, Connecticut. She is also survived by four sisters - Mrs. Herman (Faye) Watson, Tisdale, Sask., Canada; Mrs. Frank (Gladys) Smith, Bayard, Nebraska; Mrs. Toy (Arlene) Johnson, Amarillo, Texas; and Mrs. Quyinn (Irlene) Losperch, El Paso, Texas. A brother, Orville B. Francis, lives in Bethany, Missouri. There are many nieces and nephews. Edna has been a member of the American Legion Auxiliary as well as a member of the American War Mothers organization.

Arrangements were by Peet Mortuary.

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Obituary Manring, Janet (02/25/1922 - 09/10/1981) View Record
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