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-Robert W. Manley-

Robert W. Manley, 83, of Conesville, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2008 at Carrington Place, Muscatine. Graveside services were on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at the Columbus City Cemetery. Bishop John Teed and Elder Robert Bromwell officated the services. Full military rites were provided by the Allen Wright Hanft American Legion Post # 100. Following the committal services at the cemetery there was a time of food and fellowship at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. There was no visitation. Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Robert’s name. Online sympathy notes may be left for the Manley family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Robert William Manley was born on April 10, 1925 in Columbus Junction, the fifth child of James Ira and Maggie (Tisor) Manley. Robert enlisted in the United States Army in 1943 and served his country in the European Theatre during World War II in South Africa and Italy. On February 28, 1958, Robert was united in marriage to Della R. Lopshire in Buffalo, Iowa. Robert retired from Oscar Mayer in 1981. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Robert will be deeply missed by his wife, Della of Muscatine; one step-son, Leo Lopshire and his wife, Ann of Spartunburg, South Carolina; three daughters, Christina Thompson of Wilton, Delores Terry of Utah and Barbara (Bobbi) Carlson and her husband, Dan of New Castle, Utah; and many grandchildren who loved him very much and will miss him; one brother, Jack Manley and his wife, Donna of Orlando, Florida and two sisters, Kathleen Mills and Patty Mullen and her husband, Louran; and two special nieces, Myron Milder and Diana Wilson, all of Muscatine.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Paul Manley and Ralph Manley, and three sisters, Louella Manley King, Pearl Manley Dennis, and Betty Manley in infancy.

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