July 5, 1916 ~ December 15, 2003
Thekla Nestlerode McManus born July 5, 1916 at Charleroi, PA died on Dec. 15, 2003. She was a 48-year resident of Torrance; a charter volunteer for Little Company of Mary Hospital; an elected Regent and member of Court St. Catherine Catholic Daughters; an accomplished duplicate bridge player; and a loving mother and wife.
Her husband of 65 years, Patrick K. McManus, and two grandchildren preceded her in death. She is survived by daughters Patricia Rodriguez of Laguna Woods; Maureen McManus Gelb of Spring Valley Lake; Lou Morris of Hermosa Beach; Sheila McLean of Sun Valley, ID; sons Kevin McManus and Mark McManus both of Spokane; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Dec. 19, 2003, 4 to 8 PM and a rosary service at 7 PM both at White & Day Colonial Mortuary, 901 Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA; Mass of Christian burial celebrated by Bishop Joseph Sartoris at Risen Jesus Chapel, Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 Slauson, Culver City, CA at 10 AM Dec. 20, 2003.
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