Obituary for David Zane Manning

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David Zane Manning

August 6, 1941 - July 22, 2016

David Zane Manning, age 74, passed away peacefully Friday morning, July 22, 2016 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus. He was a resident of Brown County.

David was born August 6, 1941, at home in Morgan County, to the late Percy R. and Nellie Ruth (Ellett) Manning. David served his country by enlisting with the United States Air Force.

He married LaVerne Faye Lester on June 22, 1969 in Spearsville, Indiana. She lovingly survives after 47 devoted years of marriage.

David worked in the maintenance department for Johnson Memorial Hospital, International Harvester in Franklin and the Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County. He also worked as a part time mechanic for Claude’s Gas Station in Morgantown. David was a lifetime member of the Spearsville Church of Christ. He enjoyed being in the outdoors and would spend his time by fishing and working in his vegetable garden. David liked to play cards, visit with friends and family and loved to travel to Homosassa, Florida.

He is survived by his wife, LaVerne; children: Laura (Jon) Brennan and James Manning; grandchildren: Brandon Hopkins, Kayla Brennan, Maikala Brennan; great grandchildren: CharlieLou Brennan and sister: Alice Stone.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Ralph & Boyd Manning and Mary Dine.

The Rev. Darrell Miller will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26th at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday July 25th at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the Manning family at

Information: (812) 597-4670

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Born: August 6, 1941
Died: July 22, 2016

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Tom & Sue Vollstedt posted on 1/1/00

Lavernne & kids; So, sorry for your loss. He will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.