Manion, Stanley Ray

Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM with Masonic Service at 7:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Sunday, June 24, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Mount Zion Cemetery, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
Easter Lodge # 575 of St. Clair


Stanley Ray Manion of St. Clair, MO, departed this life at his home in St. Clair, surrounded by the love of his family, on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, having reached the age of sixty-seven years, five months and nineteen days. Stanley was born in St. Clair on January 1, 1945, son of Robert Stanley Manion and Dorothy Virginia Manion nee Lack. On June 30, 1962 he was united in marriage to Judy Darlene Shoemake and two children came to bless this union. On July 18, 1998 he was united in marriage to Constance Kay Eads and their families were joined as one.

Stanley is survived by his wife, Connie Manion, of St. Clair; by his children, Lisa Kraemer and husband, Michael, of Falls Church, VA, Tim Manion and wife, Becky, of St. Clair, William Barker of Fargo, FL and Amy Marie Woodcock and husband, Jason, of Sullivan, MO; by two sisters, Bonnie McDermott McBride of St. Clair and Lola Pfeiffer of St. Clair; by eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Dorothy Manion; by one brother, Kenneth Manion; and by one sister, Rosemary Manion.

Stanley was a Christian of the Baptist faith and member of Grace Baptist Church in Union, MO. He was a member of Easter Lodge #575 A.F. and A.M of St. Clair, initiated on December 15, 1984, passed April 9, 1985 and raised on May 14, 1985. He was also active in younger years at the St. Clair Saddle Club in St. Clair. Stanley had a variety of interests throughout his life but working the family farm was his passion. As a young man, he was well known in the area for his natural ability to handle horses. If there was a horse that no one else could break, they took it to Stanley to break and train. He continued to raise and trade mules and horses throughout his life, as well as boarding horses. He enjoyed gardening, cutting grass and chopping wood. Stanley also did some welding. Above all else, Stanley loved his family and his children and grandchildren were foremost in his heart.

A kind and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great and great-great grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great and great-great uncle, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation was held on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with Masonic service being held at 7:00 PM. Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home with the Rev. Dickie Hinson officiating. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in St. Clair. Memorials may be made to Easter Lodge #575 in St. Clair.