Mildred S. Mann
Mildred S. (Smith) Mann, 90, widow of Samuel G. Mann,
of Luther Crest and formerly of East Greenville, died peacefully on Monday, January 13, 2014.
Born in Columbia, South Carolina, she was the youngest daughter of Rev. George E. Smith, Sr. and Mary Alice (Dew) Smith.
She was a 1945 graduate, earning a BS in Nursing in the first nursing class at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, was a registered nurse and nursing instructor prior to her marriage. After marriage she moved to Pennsylvania and worked with her husband at the Mann Funeral Home in East Greenville and in raising her four children.
Mildred was a longtime member of New Goshenhoppen United Church of Christ and a 50 year member of the Perkiomen Valley Women’s Club where she had served as President from 1964-66. She was also a longtime member of Perkiomen Chapter #318 Order of the Eastern Star and was a Past Matron, District Deputy Grand Matron and served on many state committees and also a Charter Member of Lt. Matthew Smith National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She had a love of playing cards and belonged to several weekly bridge clubs in the area for almost 50 years.
She will be sadly missed by her four children, Cynthia A. Mann and her husband, Randall Teteak of Westmont, IL; Frederick G. Mann and his wife, Julie of Severna Park, MD, Sheri G. Slonaker and her husband, Carl, Jr. of East Greenville and Samuel G. Mann, Jr. of Fairmont, WV; seven grandchildren, Steven C. Slonaker and his wife, Cori, Christopher M. Slonaker and his wife, Erica, Samuel Giffin Mann, Frederick G. “Biff” Mann, Jr., Kristine A. Mann, Carson A. Slonaker and Thomas Mann and 3 great grandchildren, Joshua, Nathan and Emily Slonaker. Along with her husband and parents she is predeceased by a sister, Mary Alyce Henley and a brother, George E. Smith, Jr.
The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Friday at New Goshenhoppen UCC, 1070 Church Road, East Greenville, PA with the Rev. Dr. Deborah Rahn Clemens officiating. Burial follows in the church cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening at the Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, 222 Washington Street, East Greenville, and also 10 to 11 a.m. Friday morning at church. An Eastern Star Funeral Service will be held 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made in her memory to the New Goshenhoppen UCC Nather Endowment Fund, 1070 Church Road, East Greenville, PA 18041.