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Joyce Ann Manning, daughter of the late Homer Edward Ricketts and Gladys Marie (Joyce) Ricketts, was born September 5th, 1937 in Kansas City Missouri. She attended public school in Kansas City, was a graduate of Northeast High School class of 1955 and attended the University of Kansas where she received an associate degree. She worked for many years as an administrative assistant at the Union Pacific Railroad.
She was united in holy matrimony to Lamoine G. Manning on October 5th, 1957. This union was blessed with one child, Edward D. Manning. Lamoine preceded her in death on July 2nd, 2005.
Joyce was an active member and president of NARVRE (National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees) Unit #95. She participated in the Encore Community Theatre Group in Independence Missouri and enjoyed many years judging high school debate tournaments across the Kansas City area. Her favorite activities were attending the various events of her grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as spending time with her many friends, co-workers and family. She was a dedicated member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Raytown Missouri.
She peacefully departed this life Monday, October 1st, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City Missouri with family by her side.
Her beautiful life will forever be cherished by her only child Ed Manning, daughter-in-law, Stephanie Withers Manning of Lee’s Summit Missouri, grandchildren, Riley Manning, Brittany Maxon, Emily Maxon and William Maxon also of Lee’s Summit Missouri, and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A visitation will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10-11 AM, followed by a funeral service at 11 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, Mo 64133. Burial will follow at Floral Hills Cemetery.