Gloria Jean Manns

Alton | Saturday, January 31 2015

Gloria Jean Manns, age 87, of Alton, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 5:32 pm at OSF St. Anthony’s Health Center.

She was born on November 4, 1927, in Alton, the daughter of Thomas J. and Harriet (Chaffer) Howard. She was a graduate of Marquette High School. She married Donald Louis Manns on October 17, 1964 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on September 26, 2008.

Mrs. Manns was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Gloria enjoyed bowling, cooking, playing bridge, and craftwork.

She is survived by a brother-in-law and his wife, Raymond C. and Helen Manns of Godfrey; a sister-in-law, Rosemary Graham of Jerseyville; two cousins, Dolly Wickenhauser of Godfrey, and John and Donna McCormick of San Antonio, TX; nine nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews; as well as many dear friends and neighbors.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 9:00 am until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton.

Burial will take place in St. Patrick Cemetery in Godfrey.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Masses or to Marquette High School.

Staten-Fine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Staten, Fine & Burke Funeral Home

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