Charity M. Manspeaker


Charity M. Manspeaker, age 59, of Meade Street, Buckhannon, died Friday, June 26, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  

She was born on January 6, 1961, in Erie, PA, a daughter of John Edward “Jack” and Charity Margaret “Peggy” Young Dedrick, who survive in Centreville, MD.  

Charity grew up in Bowie, MD, and on September 3, 1983, she was united in marriage to Richard David Manspeaker, II, who survives.  In addition to her parents and husband, she is also survived by her four loving children:  Andrew John “Andy” Manspeaker of the home, Anthony Peter “Tony” Manspeaker and wife Kelley of Buckhannon, Matthew Augustine Manspeaker and wife Stephanie of Jessup, MD, and Mary Rose Manspeaker of Brooklyn, NY; three grandchildren:  Ethan, Leigha, and Molly Rose Manspeaker; one brother James Dedrick and wife Kelly of Port Deposit, MD; two sisters:  Colleen and husband Michael Cimba of Monroeville, PA and Kathy and husband Todd Davis of Mount Airy, MD; one sister-in-law: Vicki Dedrick of Annapolis, MD; father- and mother-in-law:  Richard and Patricia Manspeaker of Hagerstown, MD; numerous nieces and nephews; and her three beloved cats:  Lucy, Muffin, and Snoopy, and dog Bacon.  She was preceded in death by one brother Joseph “Joe” Dedrick.

Charity was a parishioner of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, where she served in various music ministries.  Many students received the gift of music from her during her 32-year teaching career with Upshur County Schools, and she loved each of them.  Charity was a talented violinist and guitarist and was especially fond of caring for her cats. 

At the request of the deceased, the body will be cremated.  A private memorial mass will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fr. Edward Tetteh, S.V.D. as celebrant.  Online condolences may be extended to the Manspeaker family at www.heavnerandcutright.com The Manspeaker family entrusted the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel & Cremation Service with the arrangements.

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