Martha Jane McManus

Alton | Tuesday, January 8 2013

Martha Jane McManus, 91, passed away at 10 pm Wednesday, January 8, 2013 at Blu Fountain Manor in Godfrey. 

She was born on July 13, 1921 in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Andrew Martin and Lucille (Cobb) Shea. After her mother’s death, Andrew married Catherine Shea who raised her like her daughter.

She married James Jay McManus on November 15, 1941.  He passed away on January 22, 1987. 


Martha was a homemaker who truly loved and was proud of her family. She enjoyed reading, needlepoint and sewing. 

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Lu McManus of Alton and Martha Kane of Alton; a special son-in-law, James L. Seibold of Alton; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Seibold) Meyer and her husband Dan of Bridgeton, MO, Jonathan Seibold of Alton, Zachary & Joni Kane of Grapevine, TX, Grant Kane of Alton and Evan Kane of Alton and two great grandchildren, Holly Seibold and Lucas Seibold both of Godfrey. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son James Jay McManus Jr. and a son-in-law, John Michael Kane. 

There will be a private mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton with Father Jim Walther O.M.V. officiating.  

Burial will be at Alton City Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, or Blu-Fountain Activity Department and or a charity of one’s choice. 

Staten Fine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

Online tributes and condolences can be found at

Obit Provided By:
Staten, Fine & Burke Funeral Home

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