Reba Manion


Reba A. Manion, 98, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, formerly of Columbus, died at 1:30 a.m. at Signature Healthcare in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

Reba was born Feb. 3, 1919, in Bartholomew County, Indiana, the daughter of Roy and Hattie Russell Kyle. She married John O. Manion May 18, 1945, and he preceded her in death Aug. 29, 2015.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Ron Bridgewater officiating. Calling will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the Deborah Circle of East Columbus Christian Church through the funeral home.

Survivors include daughters, Linda (Paul) Covell of Rinneyville, Kentucky and Ellen (Robert) Salmons of Rutherfordton, North Carolina; a sister, Carol (Owen) Wilson of Westport; grandchildren, Bryan Covell and Leann Staley; and great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Staley, Emma Staley, Elsie Covell and Anderson Covell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents; brothers, Alan Dale Kyle, Maurice Kyle and Forrest Kyle; and sisters, Dorothy Ritchison, Mary Tenney, Margaret Steep, Ruth Whitehorn and Nell Boswell.

You are invited to view her video tribute after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.