Gloria Ann Mann

At her request, no formal services are planned for Gloria Ann Mann, 87, Lawrence, who passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 in Lawrence.

Gloria was born July 9, 1930 in Fresno, California, the daughter of Glen and Frank Lowe. She grew up in Mojave, California and graduated from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, California in 1947.

She married Commander Marion E. “M.E.” Mann on January 30, 1948, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The majority of their 54 years of marriage were spent in Lawrence, Kansas. M.E. preceded her in death on December 21, 2001.

Gloria was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially hosting family gatherings. She loved watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren participating in sports. Gloria was an avid Bridge player, attending her weekly Bridge club until nearly the final days of her life. She also had volunteered for many years at Cottonwood, Inc., formerly Beth Stone.

Survivors include her daughter, Glennis Mann; three sons, Ronald Mann, Michael (Lisa) Mann, Marc (Christy) Mann; six grandchildren, Melissa, Lindsay, Spencer, Tyler, Alex and Abigail; and six great-grandchildren, Carter, Caleb, Savanah, Gabrielle, William and Elliot. She was preceded in death by her grandson Noah.

A Celebration of Life for Gloria’s family and friends is being planned for a future date yet undetermined. Gloria will be dearly missed by all.

Memorial Contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

12 Condolences

  1. Helen Barker - Schweda on May 15, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Ron, my condolences to you and Family. No doubt you hold awesome memories of her… these are the golden thread we treasure. The golden thread will be with you forever, as it is woven into each of you to treasure always ????.

  2. Connie Cerne Rishworth on May 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Ron. So sorry to hear the loss of your mother.

  3. Pamela Sanchez on May 15, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Pamela Rogers -Sanchez,
    Ron, so sorry to hear about your Mom. She is now resting in the arms of our Lord!

  4. Joe Spease on May 16, 2018 at 5:36 am

    Mrs. Mann was a wise, and fun-loving person. She will be remembered for her kind and tolerant treatment of young people. She will be missed by many people.

  5. Helen Pendleton Rumbaut on May 16, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Ron, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. As I look at the beautiful photo of her, your eyes remind me of hers. May she be gazing at the beauty and majesty of the Lord Jesus Christ and waiting for all her loved ones to join her. Big hugs to you all.

  6. Rhonda & Jerry Wells on May 16, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Mike and Lisa,

    We were so sorry to learn of your mother and mother-in-law’s passing. Although we never met her, she must have been a wonderful woman to have raised such a great son. Her kindness will continue to shine through you, your thoughts and deeds. May she be forever with you. Rhonda & Jerry

  7. Blane on May 16, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Marc, Glennis, Ron and Mike,
    Your mom was such a beautiful person. Her sincerity brought out the best in whoever she was with. She made me feel like part of the family and I have always thought the world of her. I’m so glad to have known her. Love and condolences to all of you.

  8. Barb Wente-Linke on May 16, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    Ron and Glinnis,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please except my deepest sympathy.

  9. George L. Catt on May 17, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Dear Glennis and Mike:
    M.E. and Gloria Mann were two of my all-time favorite clients and friends. They are back together again! Let the good times roll. You are in my thoughts.

  10. Jason Hammond on May 17, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Marc, Ron, Glennis, and Mike,

    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Gloria and all of your family.

  11. Denise Akins on May 17, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    To the Mann Family”

    She always told me she was too mean to die. I didn’t believe it. She was so kind and gentle, and my good friend. We played bridge together, laughed together, and talked sports together. I loved her and know she is sitting next to God and “M E” and probably giving them directions.

    We all shall miss her.

  12. Gregory Galloway on May 17, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Sorry to learn of your loss. Condolences and prayers for strength, for the bereaved.

    Gregory Galloway (Ret USAF).

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