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Doris F. Manuel of Monticello

Doris F. Manuel, 94, of Monticello, passed away at 4:10 a.m., June 26, 2013 at the Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

Doris was born on November 29, 1918 in Champaign, IL, the daughter of Arthur and Fannie (Quail) Burnett. She married Jesse O. Manuel on May 6, 1939 in Covington, IN. They were happily married for 74 years.

Survivors include her husband; Jesse O. Manuel of Monticello, a son Jesse L. Manuel and Beth of Monticello, and a daughter Charlotte J. Manuel Chumbley and Junior of Charleston. She was also blessed with 6 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 11 step-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 son (Danny A. Manuel), 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Doris was a homemaker and a member of the Centerville United Methodist Church. Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved to bowl, camp, and fish among many other things. She was still actively bowling in a league as of the last season; she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Sharon Monroe officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.

Memorials may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.