Evelyn N. McManis

April 15, 1925 ‒ April 09, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Evelyn N. McManis, 93, of Mount Vernon passed away on Tuesday morning, April 9, 2019 at the Laurels of Mount Vernon. She was born on April 15, 1925 in Mansfield to late Port H. and Maude L. (VanSickle) Griffith.

Evelyn was happily married for over 73 years to Russell McManis and proud mother of one daughter, Valerie.

After 38 years of service with Cooper Cameron, Evelyn retired as Administrative Secretary to the Manager of En-Tronic Controls of Cameron Corporation.  During a leave of absence, she served as Secretary to the President of Meddars Oil Company in Wichita Falls, TX.

After retiring and moving to Florida in 1988, she served as Assistant Manager with Brook to Bay Mobile Home Park in Englewood, FL.  She and her family returned to Mount Vernon after 11 years.  At this time, she was employed for a while by Ohio Eastern Star Home as an Activities Aide working with the Alzheimer’s residents.

Locally through the years, she helped to raise money to build the first swimming pool in Mount Vernon and afterwards, served on the first Board of Directors.

She served as Secretary to the Board of Directors when the Station Break was started.  She served as President of the Cooper Girls Club and Professional Secretaries Inc. and also served on the Audit Committee for the CES Credit Union.

Evelyn is survived by her husband, Russell; daughter, Valerie; sister, Marjory Troupe of Mansfield; brother-in-law, Dennis McGill of Crestline; niece, Polly (Mark) Haynes of Mansfield; Shellie (Chris) Gorecki and nephews, Donovan Thacker of Mansfield and Norman Haynes of Mansfield; Great niece and Nephew Juilet Gorecki and Steven Lowe.

In addition to her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice McGill; brothers-in-law, Lincoln Troupe and Donald McManis; niece, Lora Brown; and nephew,  Lincoln G. Troupe.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of a funeral service at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon with Pastor Marvin Haught officiating.  Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

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  • Russ and Val I’m am so very sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing I wish I could be there for you both Evelyn was a joy to talk to she was a kind soul and will be missed terribly by all she is with our Heavenly Father now no pain or sorrow for her only for the ones left behind she had a wonderful life full of so much and two very loving members of her family to share it with God Bless you and know your in my prayers treasure your memories.Connie and Greg Quick and Family

  • I am so, so very sorry for the loss of Evelyn and wish all love, peace, strength and comfort for Russ and Valerie in their sorrow. So many of us will cherish fond memories of Evelyn, a wonderful person, wife, and mother. May the peace of God surround the family lovingly and allow them to know they are never alone in their grief even in the most lonely of times, and may our prayers surround them all with love.

  • Dear Valerie,

    Your Mom was such a sweetie! May all those years of love and memories bring peace to you and your Dad. Those memories will be the strength to carry you and your Dad forward and will always bring smiles and stories during those moments when you miss her most.


  • Val I wasn’t lucky enough to meet your mother-but please accept my condolences if there is anything I can do please let me know. Cokie

  • Russ and Valarie,

    Evelyn was the sweetest and most kindness person to work with at Cooper Energy.

    Deepest Sympathy

  • Evelyn was a friend always with a pleasant greeting and a smile. I am glad that I had the opportunity to know her, a wonderful person.

  • Val, I am so sorry I cannot be there to share this time with you. I have so many, many memories! Remember only the good times! Do you remember the time in Gambier when your dog stole the chicken off the picnic table? Evelyn was such a good cook, always enjoyed her meals! Just think, 3 of, “The girls,” are kicking up there heels together again and probably griping about the late one…… Blessings on you and Russ; I know you will miss her. Terri

  • Dear Valerie and Russell, I was so sorry to read about Evelyn’s passing. We had such fun in the Cooper Women’s Club, and she was such an important member of the Cooper family. She will be missed. I am sending you both my deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Susie (Nash) Huggins

  • Val & Russ,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of my “second Mom.” I have many fond memories of our years on Claypool Drive & our visits in Florida. Please know that we are holding you in prayer.

    Lori & Wes

  • Val and Russ, I am so sorry about Evelyn, I know she touched many lives with her smile, her bright and glowing personality and kindness to others.
    I didn’t realize until seeing the Young Evelyn how much her light shines within you. You look like your Mom so very much. What an honor. They were a handsome couple and loved dearly.
    The road will be long , and you will miss her terribly, but she hasn’t felt very well for a while now, and though her wings were ready, you , her loved ones were not ready to say goodbye; but now she has flown to her heavenly home, but will live forever in your hearts.
    Love and prayers, Bill and Renelle Davis, I am here if you need a friend.

  • My memories are when Bea and I use to visit Evelyn at her home in Mt. Vernon.
    That’s going back MANY years.

    What a “Classy” Lady!!

  • So sorry about your mothers passing.Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for comfort as your family grieves your loss of your mother.

  • I am so sorry for your lose. Wish I could be there for you both. We have lost a wonderful lady. My prayers are with you and your father at this time.