Manning, Elizabeth (Betty) (Kemp)

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April 30, 1926 - July 18, 2018

Manning, Elizabeth (Betty) (Kemp)

Elizabeth (Betty) (Kemp) Manning of Farmers Branch, Texas passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2018 at the age of 92.

Betty Manning was born, Elizabeth Mary Kemp, the 11th child to her parents, Frederick Joseph and E. Gertrude Kemp in 1926 in Worcester, Massachusetts.  After high school Betty graduated from Salter Secretarial School and earned a B.A. from Clark University. Her first job was as a reporter in the Women’s News for the Worcester Evening Gazette.  She married James Sumner Manning in 1952. When they moved to Dallas for Jim to attend Perkins Graduate School of Theology at SMU, Betty took a job also at the seminary. She worked there 27 years, including many years for Dean Deschner and Schubert Ogden. Over those years she came to know many of the Perkins students.

She is survived by her sister Phyllis Webster, her sister-in-law Irene Lamb, as well as her two sons, Jim and Joe, their wives, ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 12411 Templeton Trail, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

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Cheryl Gill

July 27, 2018 11:21AM

I am so very sorry to hear this. Ms Betty was my favorite lady to deliver meals to. She never failed to tell me how thankful she was of our volunteering.
She was always so chipper and always dressed to the nines. She reminded me of my sweet mom and I always gave her a hug. She even offered me some of her fried okra one day. That brings a smile to my face every time I think about it.
She was truly a blessing and will definitely be missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones.


Becky Fisher

July 27, 2018 11:17AM

Betty was such a sweet woman. I enjoyed my short visits with her when I delivered her noon meal. Every volunteer on her route cared about her and often asked about her. Rest in Peace.


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