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GIRARD — A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Monsignor Robert Siffrin at St. Edward Church at noon on Wednesday, Dec., 19, for Linda Marie Manning, who passed away at her daughter and son-in-law’s home surrounded by her family.

She was born on April 24, 1949, a daughter of Warren and Nora McDonough Wollitz. A lifelong resident of the Mahoning Valley, she grew up on Youngstown’s west side and graduated from Chaney High School in 1967.

In 1969, she began her nursing career by completing the Practical Nursing program at Choffin. From there, Linda entered the nursing school at Youngstown State University, graduating in 1973 with a RN degree. She was hired at Northside Hospital Medical Center as a critical care nurse and remained with the hospital her entire career retiring in 2012, with nearly 40 years of service.

On May 3, 1975, she was married to Michael Manning and they celebrated over 42 years of a loving life together, until his passing on Sept. 13, 2017. Linda and Michael were always present with acts kindness whenever someone was in need.

Linda was devoted to St. Jude for many years and she loved to cook for holiday family gatherings during the year. Traveling, fishing, and meeting for lunch with family and friends, especially with her nursing friends were strong passions in her life.

Along with being a parishioner at St. Edward Parish, Linda was a member of the Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association District 3, Youngstown Council of Catholic Nurses, Ohio Nurses Association, longtime member of American Nurses Association, St. George Croation Home, and Bakers Local No. 19 of Cleveland.

She leaves to cherish her memory, daughters Meredyth (John Paul) Ray of Youngstown and Jessica (Ian) McKenna of Girard, with whom she made her home; grandchildren Madison Ray, Ian McKenna, and Rhys McKenna; niece Bridget Keevey and her son, Devan Keevey; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

Linda was preceded in death her parents; husband; and a sister, Carole Keevey.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions may be made to the Rich center for Autism, 1 University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555 and/or

The family will receive relatives and friends from 10 to 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, prior to the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Edward Church.

Please visit to send thoughts and condolences to the family.

Arrangements by the McCauley Funeral Home in Youngstown.

Serving the Valley For More Than 116 Years.

Guestbook Entries

My deepest condolences

“Now is Linda’s time to rest...may Jehovah God the God of all comfort...comfort her family and friends in this time of need...2 Corinthians 1:3,4”

 » KMB  on January 3, 2019

Condolences from The Davis/Brown Family

“Sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in you time of grievance. ”

 » Tiki Davis on December 19, 2018

My very deepest sympathy,

“So sorry for your loss. Your Mom & Dad were amazing people. Prayers & thoughts for you & all of your family🙏🙏”

 » Anna Marie Meranto on December 19, 2018


“I worked with Linda for many years and she was a very caring, generous person. She never hesitated to do something kind for someone who was in need. Prayers and hugs to her family. You now have a beautiful angel to watch over you. 🙏🏻💕”

 » Linda Everhart on December 18, 2018

Condolences from the Thomas’

“To the Manning Family. We send you our sympathy and prayers . Shellie and Bill Thomas Las Vegas, NV”

 » Shellie & Bill Thomas on December 18, 2018

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