Wilda “Billie” Manthey

April 30, 1928 ‒ January 12, 2016

Westerville, Ohio
Formerly of Galion, Ohio

Wilda W. “Billie” Manthey, 87, of Westerville and formerly of Galion, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Brookdale in Westerville after declining health.

Born in Erie, Pennsylvania April 30, 1928, she was the daughter of Emil and Audrey (Brown) Weiblen. She was married to long-time Galion physician, Dr. William C. Manthey, for 60 years. They were married August 25, 1948 and he preceded her in death September 11, 2008.

Billie was a dedicated and active member of First Presbyterian Church in Galion for over 50 years where she served as an Elder, a Deacon, taught Sunday School, served on Church Session, was Chairman of the Building Fund Campaign and was a key member of the church building committee when the new sanctuary was built in 1992.

She was a former board member of the Galion Children’s Home, a former PTA chair at Galion Schools, enjoyed spending time with her family, playing bridge and piano, gardening, painting, stitchery and sewing.

Surviving are four children, Gail and Mark Frendt of Westerville, Jane and Gary Riddle of Columbus, Lynne Sutton of Worthington and Alan Manthey of Morristown, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren, Kelly (Frendt) Wagaman, Lindsay (Frendt) Roth, Meredith (Frendt) Doellman, Elizabeth (Riddle) Ferguson, Kyle Riddle, Allison (Riddle) Keegan, Colleen (Riddle) Remboldt, Christine (Nigh) Bally, Andrew Sutton, Kevin Sutton and Kelsey (Sutton) Dickson; 17 great-grandchildren and a brother, Peter Weiblen of Tucson, Arizona.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Diane Manthey and a sister Marilyn Weiblen.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, January 18, 2016 at Richardson-Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Home, 218 S. Market Street, Galion, Ohio 44833. A funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m. Monday, January 18 at First Presbyterian Church, 240 S. Market Street, Galion, Ohio 44833 with Rev. Faith Proietti officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Crawford County Council on Aging Meals on Wheels program in care of the funeral home.

  • To The Manthey Family,
    Dr. Manthey was our Dr. every since my husband and I was kids,
    I don”t know how many times we wished he was still alive. You can’t found a dr. that takes care of all sickness now. He was one of the best drs. In Galion.
    Your family will be in our hearts and prayers.
    God Bless You,
    Russell & Margie Gelvin

  • I want to send prayers and condolences to the entire family. A very special person and very unforgettable.

  • Manthey family;
    Very sorry for your loss. Long life well lived with many interests and activities in addition to family.
    Best wishes in dealing with your mother’s passing.

  • Jane and Gary and family:

    We are so sorry. Your Mom was such a sweet person. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  • My condolences to Gail, Jane, Lynne, and Alan. Your mom was a wonderful person, and loved by so many.

  • To all of the families of Billie,
    I have tried all winter to contact Billie like I always did since she left the Galion area.
    I could not get an answer anymore but want the families to know how much I enjoyed their parents when we were in Galion full time.
    I regret that the timing was wrong as I am back in Texas and would have loved to play for her funeral, as it seems like yesterday, they purchased the organ for First Presbyterian and I was honored to play it for many years.
    Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely, Ruby and Max

  • To the Manthey and Extended Families,
    What a warm and beautiful person. Billie loved her family deeply. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for your loss.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • To the Manthey family,
    I just heard about the passing of Billie. She was a kind and beautiful person and a person who I knew for most of my life. I remember spending the night at your house, Lynne, several times for slumber parties and your mother was the ultimate hostess and always made me feel right at home. I consider myself fortunate for having known Billie and your family throughout my life in the small town of Galion. I will keep your family close to my heart and in my prayers during this time of loss. I hope you can all share good memories and celebrate Billie’s life with stories and special times that you have shared.
    Lee Anne (Ritchey) and Terry Shifley

  • A friend of our family for many years.

    “Heartfelt TEARS May Come And Go, But Never, The Precious MEMORIES That Create Them”. Author, George C. Harmon

  • To The Manthey Family:
    I always admired Billie and considered her a friend. I know she will be dearly missed. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies.