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Lisa Marie Manley, 57, of Ottumwa, died at 3:17 p.m. March 10, 2018 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
She was born October 13, 1960 in Ottumwa to Harley E. and Edith M. Harris Sanford. She married Richard "Rick" Lee Manley on April 16, 1982 and he preceded her in death on January 24, 2018.
A 1980 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Lisa worked for Ottumwa Day Care after graduation and then worked for 25 years for Ottumwa Housing Authority.
Lisa enjoyed being around her family and was especially proud of her grandchildren. She loved life and was whole heartedly devoted to whatever she set her mind to.
Surviving are her daughters, Kati (Jay) Anele of Oskaloosa and Latisha Manley of Ottumwa; 2 grandchildren, Ella and Emma; a sister, Trisha Harness of Fairfax, IA and a brother, Joe Sanford of Ottumwa.
She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers, Fred and Dick Sanford.
Her body has been cremated and services will be held by the family at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on March 14, 2018
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