Betty was born Dec. 29, 1935, in Rector to the late Sam and Lois Jenkins. She was a member of the Rector First Baptist Church and had been a beautician before retiring.
She was united in marriage to Troy Manning on March 20, 1954.
In addition to her parents, Sam and Lois Jenkins, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Capraro, on June 12, 2006, and a brother, Jim Jenkins.
She is survived by her husband, Troy Manning, of the home; a son, Rick Manning of Rector; four grandchildren, Jim and Billy Hawkinson of St. Charles County, Mo., Sam Manning and Melinda Stookey of St. Charles County, Mo.; three great-grandchildren, Rachel and Evan Hawkinson of St. Charles County, Mo., and Eli Manning of St. Charles County, Mo. A host of other relatives and friends also mourn her passing.
Graveside funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13, 2010, in the Woodland Heights Cemetery with Ken Roden officiating.
Visitation began at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 13, 2010, in the Irby Funeral Home Chapel until 1:45 p.m.