Evelyn “Trink” Ann Ovrom Manning

Written by Theresa Rose on July 21, 2015

Evelyn “Trink” Ann Ovrom Manning, 94, of Keosauqua died peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Sunday, July 19, 2015. She was born February 10, 1921 in Shullsburg, WI to Fred and Blanche Thompson Ovrom.

Trink was a member of the PEO Sisterhood, the United Methodist Church and UMW, the American Legion Auxiliary, Eastern Star and Delphians. She attended Grinnell College and graduated from Iowa State University. She was loved by many and leaves a legacy of family and friends.

Trink grew up in Gary, SD. At age 16, she moved with her family to Keosauqua where she spent the rest of her life. She married John A. Manning in Keosauqua, IA on December 25, 1943. They are the parents of seven children, John O. (Lynn), Matt A. (Judy) and George E. (Kathy) all of Keosauqua, David A. (Janet) of West Des Moines, Albert B. (Kim) of Lansing, MI, Elizabeth J. Edwards of Bettendorf, IA and Ann C. of Minneapolis, MN, a sister, Betty Perkins and a brother, Art Ovrom (Mary) all of Keosauqua, 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She also has a daughter, Mai Nguyen (Ham), of Boca Raton, FL from the Manning’s years of leading the American Field Service (AFS) program at Van Buren High School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Manning, her parents, brothers-in-law, George S. Friedmeyer, Dick Perkins and Paul Morgan, and sisters-in-law, Betty Manning Friedmeyer and Frances Manning Morgan.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday July 22, 2015 at Keosauqua United Methodist Church with Pastor Mary Kathryn Hart officiating. Visitation will open at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday with family present from 5-7:30 P.M. at the Mansion Inn located at 500 Henry Street in Keosauqua. Burial will be in Purdom Cemetery, Keosauqua. Memorials to Keosauqua Public Library or the Keosauqua United Methodist Church may be left at the Inn or church or mailed to the family at P.O. Box 130, Keosauqua, IA 52565. Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is handling arrangements.