Marie Iden Manley


Marie Iden Manley, age 86, of Buckhannon, WV, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family after an extended illness.

She was born August 29, 1934 in Davis, WV, a daughter of the late C. Fred and Katherine Crawford Iden. She was married to Robert L. Manley who preceded her in death on June 30, 1979.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her identical twin sister, Barbara Iden Rexroad on April 3, 2016.

She is survived by one son, Robert L. “Bob” Manley of Buckhannon, WV; one daughter, Roberta Ann Manley of Clarksburg, WV; one brother, John Frederick Iden and wife Rose of Martinsburg, WV; special nieces and nephews Stephenie Rexroad of Buckhannon, WV, Tim Rexroad and wife Christine of Springfield, VA, Jennifer Marie Rexroad and husband Jack of Canaan Valley, WV and Gaithersburg, MD, Barbara Jane Rexroad-Snyder of North Potomac MD, and Mary Kay Iden of Martinsburg, WV; and great nieces and nephews Peipei Rexroad, Mei Mei Rexroad, Will Snyder, Dianna, Brian, and Vincent.

Marie graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School, class of 1952. She attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She was a flight attendant with Lake Central Airlines. She returned to Buckhannon and worked many years at The Appliance and Furniture Mart as an interior decorator with her sister, Barbara.

Upon the passing of her husband Bob, she took over the operation of Robert L. Manley Real Estate and eventually became the Broker. She enjoyed working in the real estate business with her son, Bob for over 40 years. Her proudest professional accomplishments were selling homes in Buckhannon and Upshur County.

Marie was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Buckhannon for many decades. Marie was very generous to all of her family members and loved spending time with them and she will be sadly missed.

Marie’s family would like to extend a special thank you to West Virginia Hospice Staff for their excellent care of Marie during her final days.

Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon, WV on Friday, July 30, 2021 from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 1 p.m., interment will follow in Heavner Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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