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July 17, 2013

Ivan Dale Manis

March 27, 1921 - July 15, 2013

MIDDLETOWN — Ivan Dale Manis, 92, longtime resident of Middletown, passed away July 15, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Regional Hospital in Anderson.

He was born in Muncie on March 27, 1921, the son of Virgil and Mae Good Manis.

He was a 1939 graduate of Anderson High School and retired from Guide Lamp in Anderson as a supervisor in 1969.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He lived in Middletown since 1948 and was a member of the American Legion, Moose Lodge, Tri County Golf Club and Valley View Golf Club.

He had served on the Dietrich Park Board and was active in the Middletown Little League.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Jean “Bibs” Huntzinger Manis; three children, Joyce Ann Hanson (Larry W.) of Middletown, Joe Dee Manis (Jill) of New Castle, and Jerry Lee Manis (Beverly) of Middletown; two sisters, Rozella Foist of Pendleton and Ethel King of Anderson; seven grandchildren, Stacey Hanson of Middletown, Jay Manis of Anderson, Jodi Hamm (David) of Middletown, Julie Holt (William) of Carmel, Janis Walker (Bill) of Sulphur Springs, Angie Beck (Chris) of Middletown and Dale Manis (Cheryl) of Decatur; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, 118 S. Fifth St., Middletown, with the Rev. Marty Ballard officiating. Burial will follow in Miller Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Shenandoah Little League.

The Ballard family is honored to celebrate the life of Ivan Manis with family and friends.

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