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Janie Manning

Thursday, June 24, 2021
Janie Manning

Janie Marie Manning, 79, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Hamilton.

Graveside services were Saturday, June 19, in Hurst Ranch Cemetery at Star.

Janie was born May 16, 1942, in San Saba, the daughter of Homer and Minnie Smith. After graduating from high school, she married Leo Johnson. They were blessed with four daughters Pam, Paula, Phyllis and Patty.

Janie lived in Evant for most of her life where she was employed as a nurse. She had a big heart for the elderly and was honored to help make sure they were properly cared for.

She felt that it was a privilege to use her skills to serve and honor the elderly members of the Evant community.

It was there that she met Donald Jack Manning. In 1976, Janie and D.J. Manning got married and began raising their families together.

Janie loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed getting together to visit with her many relatives. She loved to cook and always made sure her family had plenty to eat. She enjoyed baking, working in her flower garden and watching football on Sunday afternoon.

She put a lot of effort into keeping up with her ever-growing family. There were many hours spent on the phone with her daughters making sure everyone in her family was safe and happy.

Janie was preceded in death by her parents, Minnie Josephine Smith and Homer Newell Smith; her sister, Reva Hazel Edgerton; and her brother, Homer Newell Smith Jr.

She is survived by her sister, Peggy Ruth Spinks of San Saba; brother Sammy Malloy Smith of Stephenville; her children and their families, Pamela Kay and Robert Earl McIlroy III of Adamsville and their children Misty Lynn Erwin, Robert Earl McIlroy IV and Scot McIlroy, Paula Le’Ann and Barry Jay Biddle of Tyler and their children Chad Ray Biddle and Leanna Marie Biddle, Phyllis Jane and Randy Holland of San Saba and their children Justin Graham, JT Holland and Billy-Wayne Holland, Patty Jo and Randol Lee Conner of Hamilton and their children Travis Randol Conner, Lacy Marie Engelstad, and Mason Neil Conner, and Quentin Lee Manning and wife Regan of Atlanta and their children Aaron Jack Manning and Ava Lynn Manning; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; her stepchildren Sterling, Jesse, Glenda, Karon and Alan; numerous nieces and nephews and many members of her extended family.

Pallbearers were her grandsons and great-grandsons, Scot McIlory, Chad Biddle, Travis and Mason Conner, Justin Graham, JT and Billy Wayne Holland, Aaron Manning, Nolan Conner, Asher Graham and Jaxson Erwin.

Honorary pallbearers were her granddaughters and great-granddaughters, Misty McIlroy, Leanna Biddle, Lacy and Leona Engelstad, Jolee Conner, Elyse, Piper, Prescot and Prairie Jo McIlroy and Niki and Avery Graham.

She will be greatly missed by everyone. We love you Mom!

Proverbs 31:25: “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.”

Proverbs 31:31: “Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”