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Nancy Manning

d. June 5, 2017

Nancy Manning, age 73, of Sherman, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017, peacefully at her home surrounded by family after an extended battle with cancer.

She was born on July 23, 1943, in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Harold and Ruaelma Johnstone.

Nancy is survived by her children, Eric (Marla) Smith, Todd (Leanne) Smith, and Shelley (Chris) Donnelly; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Doris O’Neal and Carol (Harold) Carter; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by both of her parents and a brother-in-law, John O’Neal.

She had a long career in banking at Sherman Community Bank, Illini Bank, and Town & Country Bank. After retiring from banking, she enjoyed several years as a bookkeeper for a local horse trainer.

Nancy lived in the Williamsville/Sherman area. She loved sewing, flower gardening, and watching the St. Louis Cardinals and Illini basketball. Most of all, she cherished spending time with her kids and grandkids. Family was her greatest joy in life.

Visitation for Nancy will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017, from 4-7 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017, at 10 AM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home.

Burial will be held at Roselawn Cemetery in Springfield, IL.

Pastor David Plake will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the “Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run.”



  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers.

  2. Eric, With love and sympathy to you and your family as you try to cope with the passing of your beloved Mother. What a wonderful lady, heaven most certainly received another angel. God bless

  3. What a beautiful woman your mom was. I am very sorry to read of your loss. With her accomplishments, her love and joys, she was an amazing woman! I won’t pretend to know what you’re going through, but what has helped me deal with the loss of those I love, is turning to the Scriptures, something that has been a real source of comfort. One Scripture that gives me hope is, John 11:25, which says, “Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” I hope that this verse will also comfort you and, I hope you and your family can get through this difficult time. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved mother, grandma and friend. Sincerely, Meryl, –

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