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Marietta L. Manning, age 70 of Sterling, died Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at her home.

Marietta was born on January 8, 1949 in Sterling, the daughter of John Austin and Dorothy (Arnold) Kiefel. She married John Manning on March 2, 1968 in Rock Falls. Marietta was a homemaker and she and John were foster parents for many years. She enjoyed being involved in book clubs and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, John; two daughters, Kimberly Johnson of Rock Falls and Krista (Mark) Lightner of Rock Falls; one son, Hugh Manning; six grandchildren, Timothy Fielding, Anthony (Janda) Fielding, Ciara Fielding, KJ Conklin, Kobe Conklin and Arianna Manning; ten great grandchildren; five brothers, Donald (Lynn) Austin of Las Vegas, Steve (Sue) Austin of Sterling, Darwin (Debbie) Austin of Rock Falls, Ed (Sherry) Austin of Jacksonville, FL and Arnold (Kris) Austin of Sterling; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, David Austin; one sister, Marjorie Butler and one great granddaughter, Adaline Fielding.

A gathering of family and friends will be Friday, November 1, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, 1002 12th Avenue.