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Mitchell Jr. Manns

June 30, 1940 ~ April 8, 2018 (age 77)

Mitchell Jr. Manns of Claypool, Indiana passed away at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Miller’s Merry Manor of Warsaw at the age of 77. 

He was born on June 30, 1940 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to Elizabeth Dollie (Mullins) Manns and Dorton Manns. He was married to Bonnie (Brown) Manns from 1960 – 1984, and Mitchell re-married on August 17, 1986 to Judy (Jonas) Manns, she passed away on April 28, 2009.   

Mitchell worked as the Plant Manager for J.C. Manufacturing in North Webster, Indiana for 25 years, until his retirement in 2007.  He moved to Arizona, then moved back in September 2017.  He was a car enthusiast…especially fast cars.  He enjoyed going to restaurants and meeting friends.  Mitchell was a loving father, grandfather, and brother…and will be dearly missed.  

He will be lovingly remembered by his son:  Michael (wife Cathy) Manns (Phoenix, Arizona); daughter:  Michelle (husband Steve Rowlett) Keplinger (Madison, Indiana); four grandchildren:  Brandon Fruit, Tiffany Fruit, Alexander Manns, and Erica Manns; and eighteen great-grandchildren.  He also leaves behind two sisters:  Becky (husband Duane) Spangle (Claypool, Indiana); and Della (husband Lamoine) Leckrone (Warsaw, Indiana).  He was preceded in death by his parents, both wives, son, Christopher Manns, sister, Grace Azbell, and five brothers, Russell, Edward, Dayton, Ortie and Eugene Manns.            

His memorial service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.

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