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Mannie R. Hennon

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 11:06 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 11:33 a.m. CDT

Mannie R. Hennon, 79, of Newton passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 10, 2013, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.

A funeral service for Mannie will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. A visitation with the family will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials have been designated in Mannie’s name.

The son of Melvin and Mildred (Hackney) Hennon, Mannie was born Dec. 1, 1933, in Newton. A lifelong resident of the Newton area, he attended the Newton Senior High School. Mannie had served his country with the U.S. Navy, during the Korean War. Mannie was self-employed as a plumber and a consultant.

On Feb. 10, 1956, Mannie was united in marriage with Patricia M. Carpenter in Des Moines. He had devoted his life to his family and friends.

Those left to honor Mannie’s memory include his wife Patricia; his son Rodney Lee (Phyllis) Hennon of Mississippi; his two daughters: Lisa Hennon (Michael Altimore) of Pennsylvania and DesaRee (Tom) Davis of Kellogg; his five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; his mother Mildred Hennon of Newton; a sister Phyllis (Brad) Beals of Lake Oswego, Ore.; and many friends.

Mannie was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Sonja Goodman.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

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