Alice Jeanette Manor, daughter of Joseph Francis Pille and Julia Rose Marie Goodman Pille, was born on her parents’ farm near Haverhill, Iowa, March 7, 1927 and died Jan. 26, 2017 at the Dallas County Hospital, Perry, Iowa. Alice was 89 years, 10 months, 21 days old. Rosary Services was at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 at Hastings Funeral Home Perry, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, St. Patrick Catholic Church, Perry, Iowa, with Father Chris Reising Officiating, Mary Stilwell was Lector with Eucharistic Minister Myrna Smith and Katie Schott. Ushers were Bill and Carole O’Hare, the musicians were Chuck Schott and Doug Stilwell. Alice’s casket bearers were Bill Gaspar, Noah Gaspar, Jacob Gaspar, Merle Mueggenberg , Steve Pille and Riley Flynn. The Ladies of St. Patrick Catholic Church served a lunch at Hastings Funeral Home Lounge before going to Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, Iowa.
Alice attended St. Joseph grade school in Haverhill and graduated high school in Laurel, Iowa. On Oct. 26, 1963, Alice married Wilbur Dean Manor at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marshalltown, Iowa. They were blessed with two children Paul and DeeAnn. The family lived in Des Moines, Iowa where Alice worked for several years as a bank teller for Valley National Bank downtown and later at their Second and Euclid location.
Alice and Wilbur moved to Perry in September 1994 and cared for his mother. They were members of St. Patrick Church and Alice was a member of the Regina Guild. Alice was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her family was her first love. She and Wilbur had been married 53 years and three months to the day.
Family vacations were a highlight of her children’s memories and also extended family vacations at the lake. Alice enjoyed gardening and was surrounded by flowers at her home. She enjoyed playing cards with her family. In earlier days, Alice was a good bowler, and bowled with neighbors and on a team of fellow bank workers.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Frank, Vernon, Arthur, and Ronald Pille; and sister, Sr. Delores Pille O.S.F. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Wilbur of Perry, Iowa; son Paul Manor and wife Tilly of Des Moines, Iowa; daughter DeeAnn Gaspar and husband Bill of West Des Moines, Iowa; six grandchildren: Brittany Manor, Noah and Jacob Gaspar; Mathew, Mason and Ben Ballard; four great grandchildren: Mila Manor, and Adision, Albrie, and Michael Ballard; sister Grace Mueggenberg of Sac City, Iowa; brothers Marvin Pille of Marshalltown, Iowa; and Ray Pille of Marshalltown; sister-in-law Sheila Pille of Neb.; other relatives and friends. Memorials in her name can be sent to St. Patrick’s Foundation.
Memorials in her name may be sent in her name to Hastings Funeral Home, Box 204, 1417 2nd St. Perry, Iowa 50220, 515 465-4691, firstname.lastname@example.org,. www.hastingsfh.com, email@example.com.