Dewitt Obits

Faye Manahan of Heyworth

Faye Manahan, 101, of Heyworth, danced into Heaven at 2:52 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 6, 2013) at LeRoy Manor.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy. Her funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. also at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bellflower Township Cemetery following the service.

Memorials may be made to the New Horizon Christian Church or LeRoy Manor.

Faye was born April 11, 1912, to Fred and Martha Myers Sartain in Foosland. She married Estil P. Manahan on Dec. 5, 1936, in Macomb. He preceded her in death June 23, 1989.

Surviving is one daughter, Martha Jane Bell, Bloomington; two grandsons, Richard Bell and Russell (Karen) Bell, both of Heyworth; great-grandchildren, Heath (Sarah) Bell, Heyworth; Austin Bell, Chicago; Brandon (Julie) Bell, Dalton Hogan and Parker John Bell, all of Heyworth; and great-great-grandchildren, Austin McKinney, Ashley McKinney, Tyler Bell and Mason Bell.

Faye was a member of the New Horizon Christian Church, Heyworth, and was a Sunday school teacher for 30 years. Martha reminisces “Oh, how she could tickle the ivories! I would sing a song and she could play it immediately by ear! Ever since I can remember, Mom and Dad were great ballroom dancers and delighted the crowd anywhere they went.”

“She was the most caring, and giving lady. If someone had a cold, she was there with food, etc. Ever since I can remember, she spoke of Jesus several times a day. Manahan Grocery in Arrowsmith, for several years was a very popular place because Daddy said, ‘The customer is always right,’ and they were treated as if they were.”

This was the way Faye lived her life, always caring and giving. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and devoted friend who will be deeply missed. The family would like to express a special thank you to LeRoy Manor for all their love and care for Faye over the past nine years.