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Ruth Leeann Manis, 86, was born to John Roger and Loie Bryant Green on June 18, 1930, in Crossville and passed away on Feb. 23, 2017, in Crossville. She worked in several sewing factories around Crossville and loved to garden and travel. Ruth was a member of Rinnie Baptist Church, served 25 years at a Bible camp and enjoyed taking flowers to the sick in the community. She was a 50 year member of the Eastern Star Mary Chapter #11 and a 50 year member of the Family Community Education Home Demonstration Club.
She is survived by her children, Sandra England (Robert), Karen Harrell (William), David Manis (Thelma Jean) and Martha Stevens (Terry); six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; a brother, Walter Dean Green; and sisters, Patricia West and Brenda Grant.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul P. Manis; and siblings, J.C. Green, Clarence Green and Wanda Atkinson.
The family received friends on Sunday night at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, the funeral was held Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at Rinnie Baptist Church and she was buried in Rinnie Cemetery. Vic Davis officiated.
Published on February 28, 2017
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