A.W. "Babe" Manns, 97, of Columbia, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Olivet Christian Church. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time at the church. Burial will take place at Olivet Cemetery.
A.W. Manns was born January 7, 1916 in Madison County, IL., the son of William and Ida Brandt Manns. He married Mildred Davis September 7, 1939 in Alton, IL. and she preceded him in death April 18, 2003. A.W. spent his working years farming. In earlier days he enjoyed bowling in his church league. He was a member of Olivet Christian Church.
Survivors include two sons: Ron (Donna) Manns of Mexico, MO. and Jerry (Dotty) Manns of Columbia. Ten grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and three great, great grandchildren also survive.
Online condolences may be left at: nilsonfuneralhome.com.