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Maxine Manning, a longtime resident of Huntsville, Texas, passed away July 27, 2017. She was the daughter of Harold and Eva King of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Maxine obtained a degree as a Registered Nurse and joined the Air Force in 1951. She was stationed in Wichita Falls, Texas, where she met her future husband, Ashford P. Manning, who was also in the Air Force. They eventually settled in Huntsville Texas where Maxine was the Director of Nursing at Huntsville Memorial Hospital for many years. She then became a consultant for Autumn Hills Convalescent Centers, where she worked until her retirement.

Maxine and enjoyed a very accomplished career. She was instrumental in developing protocols used by the state of Texas for governing long term care facilities and published a book entitled "Continuing Education Programs for Long Term Care." She was a certified Gerontological Nurse, a founding member of the Greater Houston/Galveston Education Coalition for Long Term Care, and a lifetime member of the Texas Healthcare Association.
Maxine was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church in Huntsville Texas and she volunteered her time to many civic activities. Her great passion was to travel. She enjoyed visits to England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Russia, China, Japan, Antarctica, Egypt and Germany- just to name a few. She enjoyed extensive travels throughout the U.S. as well. She was always up for any adventure and participated in a white water rafting adventure when she was 87.

Maxine is survived by many wonderful friends and three children. Stuart Manning and his wife Debbie Manning, Phyllis Manning Yawn and her husband Marty Yawn, and Lynn Manning Flynn and her husband Denny Flynn. Her grandchildren are Melanie Manning Slaughter, Michael Manning, Bobby Felkner, Matthew Yawn, Tanner Yawn, Keith Flynn and Ari-Anna Flynn. She also had nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 P.M. on August 12, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church in Huntsville. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to the Presbyterian Church of Huntsville or to the Rita B. Huff Humane Society.
Published on August 7, 2017
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