Sarah E. (Peterson) Manning, 87, of Monett, Mo., formerly of Camden, Ark., went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, while at Aurora Nursing Center in Aurora, Mo.
Sarah was born on February 5, 1930, in Ouchita, Ark., daughter of the late Joseph Marion and Edith (Williams) Peterson. Growing up in Sparkman, Ark., she graduated with the class of 1947 in Sparkman, where she earned and achieved class valedictorian. Sarah retired from the bank in Camden in the early 1990s.
On June 9, 1947, in Sparkman, Sarah and Donald Manning were united in marriage. To this union, two daughters blessed their lives. Those family members left to cherish her memory are: her husband of 70 years, Donald, of Monett; her daughters, Judy Ross and husband Wayne, of Magnolia, Ark., and Carol Nutt and husband Lynn, of Monett; three grandchildren, Christie Malone and husband Tim, of Seattle, Wash., Cindie Inman, of Leesburg, Fla., and Matt Nutt, of Jefferson City, Mo.; two great-grandsons, Nate Nokes and Robby Malone; as well as a host of extended family and friends.
Sarah was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Robert and Travis Peterson.
Visitation will be held from 6–7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, Mo. Visitation will also be held at the First Baptist Church in Sparkman, Ark., beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10. Funeral services will directly follow at the church beginning at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Chapel Hill Cemetery, Sparkman, Ark. Reverend Danny Bullock will be officiating. In memory of Sarah, memorial contributions can be made to the Aurora Nursing Center – Autumn Court, in care of the funeral home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, Mo. www.buchananfuneralhomemonett.com