In Memory

Joanne Manley (Clark)

Joanne Manley (Clark)

Jo Anne Manley ClarkSAVANNAH, Ga. — Jo Anne Manley Clark, 63, of Savannah, Ga., and wife of Dennis Earl Clark, went home to her Lord on Friday morning, July 18, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Jo Anne will be 11 a.m., Saturday, July 26, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 2618 Boies Ave., Davenport. Burial will take place in Fairmount Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, downtown Davenport.

Born on April 30, 1951, in Davenport, she was a daughter of Donald Leo Manley and Geraldine Catherine Kerkhoven Manley. Jo Anne attended St. James Catholic Church in Savannah and was a communicant at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Davenport. She graduated from West High School, Davenport, Class of 1969. While raising three daughters, Jo Anne graduated summa cum laude from Bradley University in Peoria, earning her bachelor’s degree in education. Jo Anne was a high school history and social studies teacher. She gave generously of her time to positively impact students’ lives beyond the classroom. Jo Anne had many interests, including reading (she always had a book in her hand), gardening, boating, home-interior design, watching American movie classics; and she had a deep appreciation for history, specifically the Civil War, and English. Most important to Jo Anne was spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandsons.

Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Dennis Earl Clark of Savannah; three daughters, Anne Marie Smith and her husband, Jason of Solon, Iowa, Tricia Christine Clark of San Francisco, and Mary Rachael Lenz and her husband, Bill of Lone Tree, Iowa; four grandsons, Joshua Scott Smith, Andrew Robert Smith, Grant Dennis Lenz and Seth Ivan Lenz; her parents, Donald Leo Manley and Geraldine Catherine Kerkhoven Manley of Davenport; four sisters, Karen Wolfe and her husband, Steve of LeClaire, Terese Kuriger of Blue Grass, Mary Pat Eshelman and her husband, Dave of Bettendorf, and Ellen Manley-Jackson of Davenport; eight brothers, Donald Manley and his wife, Karen, and Paul Manley and his wife, Kristi, all of Davenport, Brian Manley and his wife, Glynda of Covington, La., Bobby Manley of Davenport, Matt Manley and his wife, Debora of Burnsville, Minn., Larry Manley, John Manley and Greg Manley and his wife, Tina, all of Davenport; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to: Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion, 225 Candler Drive, Savannah, GA 31405.

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