April 30, 1926 - July 18, 2018
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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