Atha Ann Manns, age 89, of Ypsilanti, passed away November 14, 2021. Atha was born October 31, 1932 in Ranger, West Virginia the daughter of William and Mary (Sanders) Clay. On October 26, 1963 she married Olas Charles Manns and he preceded her in death July 4, 1989. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She enjoyed reading, taking care of her plants and flowers and spending time with extended family and friends. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed making others happy with her delicious meals. Atha is survived by her son, Olas J. Manns of Adrian; sister, Nettie (Rudy) Shankle of Adrian and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Olas Charles Manns, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Donald Edward (Thelma) Clay, David Rondell Clay, and Dwayne Clay, who died in infancy, Funeral services will be 12:00 P. M (noon) Saturday, November 20, 2021 at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh with Rev. James D. Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Ypsilanti, Michigan. Visitation will be 11:00 A. M. - 12:00 P. M. Saturday, November 20, 2021 at the funeral home preceding the service at noon.
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