Wilma E. Manning

Feb 23, 1914 - Oct 30, 2013

Wilma E. Manning, 99, of Sandusky, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, 2013, in her home.

She was born Feb. 23, 1914, in Sandusky, daughter of the late Charles and Ida (Papenfuss) Wagner. Wilma worked as a waitress for many years at Plum Brook Country Club and the Business Women’s Club.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Sandusky. She loved to play canasta, Bingo, write poetry, and spend time with her family.

She is survived by her daughters, Jeannine Buffington, of Willard, and Judy Christiansen , of Sandusky; grandchildren, Terri Sanders, Billy Buffington, Randy Buffington, Tom Buffington, Amy Christiansen, and Keith Christiansen; nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth (Harry) Reisch, of Springfield, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfonso Manning, in 1981; step-mother, Helen (Lieb) Wagner; parents; sisters, Florence Danby and Gladys Williams; and twin sister, Alma Wagner, at six months.

Friends may call from noon Monday, Nov. 4, until funeral services at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 503 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. John Mawhirter will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Wilma’s name to Zion Lutheran Church, or to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.

Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is handling arrangements. Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be made to the family at toftfh.com.



Cousin Wilma, I will miss you deeply. The memory of your smile cheers my heart even as I write this. I rejoice that you are now with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Your cousin Monica in California.