Helen Manning, age 93 of Camanche, formerly of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Park Vista in Camanche. Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Church of the Open Door, Clinton, Iowa. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Friday at the church. Masks are optional. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Helen was born in Miami, Missouri on August 7, 1927, the daughter of Boyd and Stella (Cox) Holland. She married William Yarnell in 1945 in Boonville, Missouri. She later married LaVern Manning on February 10, 1961 in Dubuque, Iowa. LaVern passed away in July of 2008.
Helen worked for Sears Roebuck for 27 years and as a real estate broker with Manning Real Estate beginning in 1959, one of the first women brokers in Clinton. Helen was a charter member of the Church of the Open Door, Clinton, Iowa. She belonged to the National and Clinton Board of Realtors, and the ABWA (American Business Women’s Association). She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, rode in RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) for several years, and enjoyed camping and fishing. Helen loved her God and church, loved her family, loved her friends, and loved animals, especially her many pets.
Helen is survived by 4 daughters: Debbie (Derek) Wilson of Clinton, Iowa, Dawn (Paul) Levesque of Moline, Illinois, Lori (Dan) Bailey of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Kim (Bryan) Wagner of Lake Forrest, Illinois; 2 sons, Joe (Lynn) Manning of Bondurant, Iowa and Rob (Cristal) Manning of Moline, Illinois; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Kathleen (Ed) Claussen of Maxwell, Iowa and other extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Jim and Rollie; and 3 sisters, Erma, Bonnie, and Bernice (Aunt Tiny). Memorials in Helen’s name may be made to the Church of the Open Door, Clinton Iowa. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.