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Mary Bernice Manning


Mary Bernice Pensinger Stanton Manning passed away on October 28, 2018 at home surrounded by family. She was born in Portland, Indiana. Prior to moving to Groveland, she lived in Oviedo, St. Petersburg, and Seminole, Florida.

She worked for Honeywell then Publix until she retired.

Mary married Clifford Eugene Stanton on October 11, 1954. She raised four children, Donovan (Des), Douglas, Dawn, and Derrick. Mary was a caring, loving mother to her four children. She had six grandchildren, Jeremy Stanton, Christine Grant, Thomas Hedrick, Jessica Stanton, Karla Stanton, Lorraina Stanton, and Arthur Joseph Stanton. She also had two great grandchildren, Brooke and Braelyn Brotzge.

Her second marriage was to Rudy Manning on July 5, 1980 until his passing on August 24, 2003.

Mary will be remembered by her family and friends for her zest for life, infectious smile, laughter, and for always being ready for adventure. Let’s not forget “The LOOK.”

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  • Linda Sholtz says:

    Will remember my good friend and neighbor when we all lived in Seminole. So sorry to hear this about Mary but her thoughts will be in my heart. RIP Mary and love ya.

  • Valerie Giannico says:

    So sorry for your loss. She was like a 2nd mom to so many of us Remembering all the fun and crazy times.. Prayers to all of you.

  • JimRudolph says:

    Seeing Dawn, Doug, Des and all our Starkey Elementary, Madeira Beach, DHHS & Seminole High friends was just wonderful. All of you are memories of the great childhood we had in “Park & Starkey.” God bless the memory of your mom, it’s so hard to lose them.