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Wanda Marjorie Young Mann

Sunday, November 10, 2019 @ 02:11 PM

Posted by Jill McDermott

mannWanda Marjorie Young Mann, 87, of New Bethlehem, died Saturday, November 9, 2019, at her residence.

Born on August 28, 1932 in Distant, she was the daughter of the late Milo H. and Hilma V. (Hilliard) Young.

She married Robert D. Mann on June 5, 1954 and he preceded her in death on November 3, 1999.

Wanda was a lifetime resident of Distant. She took great pride in her family and was most known for her baking. She cared for children all of her life. The residents in the area sought out her famous Cherry filled cookies and Orange cookies. She was behind the scenes fundraising helper, for the Distant Area Volunteer Fire Department, where she made Macaroni Salad and Baked Picnic Beans for three hundred meals at a time.

Wanda loved her grandchildren, gardening, and canning. Her door was always open to strangers that needed to be accepted into a family for holiday events and Sunday dinners. She played the piano by heart and listened to the Gaither Brothers on Television.

She is survived by a son, Brian Mann, and his wife Heather, of New Bethlehem, ten grandchildren, Mindy Frampton (Justin), Brooke Mann, Janelle Penvose (Chuck), Eric Mann (Amanda), Bailey Mann, Christa Mann, Brenton Mann (Mandy), Taylor Emhoff, Sydney Mann and Jordan Mann, eight great-grandchildren, and two daughter-in-laws, Shirley Mann of Seminole and Yvonne Mann of Sligo.

In addition to her parents, and husband Robert, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Rhonda M. Porter, two sons, Randy D. Mann and Paul L. Mann, two brothers, Herbert Young and Bernard Young, three sisters, Mable Brown, Leoda Anthony and Elmo Anthony, and a son-in-law, Ron Porter.

Visitation will be on Monday, November 11, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Oakland Church of God in Distant with Pastor Jimmy Swogger officiating.

Interment will take place in the Oakland Cemetery, Distant, Pa., Armstrong County.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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