Erma G. McManness 1922 - 2008 Lawrence
Funeral services for Erma G. McManness, 85, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.Mrs. McManness died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at her son's home in rural Douglas County.She was born Nov. 4, 1922, in California, Mo., the daughter of Robert C. and Bertha E. Rohrbach Cobb.She graduated from Tipton High School in Tipton, Mo., and moved to Lawrence in 1957.She married Soney Anthon McManness on Oct. 26, 1952, in Kansas City, Mo. He preceded her in death March 21, 1985.Mrs. McManness worked at Pratt & Whitney in Kansas City. After moving to Lawrence, she and her husband were partners in Ramsey's Decorating. Later they owned and operated McManness Painting and Decorating Co., and McManness Real Estate Rentals.She was a member of the Southern Baptist Church.Survivors include three sons, Michael and wife Brenda, Lawrence, Darrell, and wife Susan, Lawrence, and Leland and companion Pam Robertson, Lawrence; 10 grandchildren, Stacy, Nicole, Katie, Kyle, Rebecca, Ryan, David, Arron, Brandon and Matthew; and two great-grandchildren, Kaelyn and Riley.Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association, the American Cancer Society or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http;//www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.