McManus, Marcella H. (nee Mall): Asleep in Jesus on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the age of 97. She was born on November 8, 1925 in Seckman, MO. She had three sisters and one brother all of whom preceded her in death.
Marcella married her long-time sweetheart, the late John McManus, on October 22, 1944 and their marriage remained loving and strong for more than 68 years until his passing in 2013. She was the loving mother of Gail (Bob) Cranmer, Sharon (Donald) Neu and Debbie (Steve) Leicht, and the cherished grandmother of Barbie Benetin, Lisa (Bruce) Yeh, Tina Whaley, Todd (Paulette) Whaley, Bryan (Alyssa) Leicht, and Austin (Betty) Leicht. She was a great grandmother of ten and great-great grandmother of four. She was also a dear aunt, cousin, and friend to many.
In addition to her lifelong devotion to family and friends, Marcella was also devoted to her faith and her church. Most of all Marcella always enjoyed spending time with her loving husband, John. Together they enjoyed dancing, singing, good music, and travel. They also enjoyed visiting the many special attractions in the greater St. Louis area including the Zoo, Grant’s Farm, Gateway Arch and Missouri Botanical Gardens. Exploring many of the great local restaurants was yet another of her favorite activities. Marcella loved gatherings of family and friends…holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, reunions…and for any other reason.
Services: Visitation at Peace Lutheran Church (737 Barracksview Rd.) on Tuesday, December 6th from 10AM until service at 12PM. Immediately after the service, interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Peace Lutheran Church or to the St. Louis Zoo (Support the Zoo | Saint Louis Zoo (stlzoo.org) in her memory, will be much appreciated.