Mary E. Manchester

Mary E. Manchester, age 88, of Tecumseh passed away at her home on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.She was born April 16, 1924 in McGuffy, Ohio, the daughter of Frederick and Bessie (Clark) Patterson. On December 11, 1943 she married Gerald Manchester, Sr. Sadly, he preceded her in death in March of 1981.Mary enjoyed quilting, sewing, needlework, gardening, bird watching, and traveling. She truly enjoyed her home at Indian Oaks and the time she spent with family and friends.Mary is survived by her son Gerald (Joyce) Manchester, Jr. of Brooklyn; her daughters Carol (Chuck) Knight of Wauchula, Fla., Mary Ann (Richard) Brown of Clinton, and Sarah (Jim) Termote of Dundee; her sister Faye Richardson of Clinton; twelve grandchildren; and twenty nine great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her three brothers, two sisters, and her great granddaughter Cassidy Knight.Visitation for Mary will be Thursday, Feb. 14 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Clinton Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes. The funeral service will be at the Clinton Chapel on Friday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Tom Hawkins, officiating. Visitation will also be from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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