Betty Lou Manley, age 93, of Sauk Rapids and formerly of Longville and Spicer, passed away Friday morning, June 30, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Sauk Rapids.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 10, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Spicer. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, July 9, at the Peterson Brothers Green Lake Funeral Home and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are entrusted to the Peterson Brothers Green Lake Funeral Home in Spicer. www.petersonbrothers.com
Betty Lou Manley was born on February 21, 1930, in Spicer, Minnesota, the daughter of Raymond and Pearl (Norbie) Hopkins. She attended school in Kandiyohi and Willmar, graduated from Willmar High School in 1949 and St. Cloud Teachers College in 1951. On June 6, 1953, Betty was united in marriage to Robert Cecil Manley. They were blessed with three sons, Todd, Scott and Terry; one daughter, LaChandrea and 53 years of marriage. She enjoyed her children and grandchildren and provided day care and foster care. Betty loved to cook and write poetry. Her friends and family were very special to her.
Betty and Robert made their home in rural Spicer and attended Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church for many years before moving to Longville in 2001. In 2006 Bob passed away and then Betty lived with her son Scott and his wife, Eunice for over 14 years until recently moving to the Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids.
Betty is survived by her children, Todd (and Sandy) Manley of Grand Rapids, Scott (and Eunice) Manley of Deer River and Chandie (and James) Kraus of Blomkest; eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Cheryl Lukason of Sauk Rapids and one brother, Richard (and Claudia) Hopkins of Willmar, besides other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son Terry; and four siblings, Laverne, Delbert, Janelle and Janet.