Sara Manis

March 26, 1932 - February 16, 2013

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Sara W. Manis, age 80 of Fort Wright, KY, as she had prayed, she died peacefully in the comfort of her home on February 16, 2013, surrounded by family members. Always an avid author, reader and traveler, her most lasting and certainly most fulfilling accomplishment in life was becoming a Benedictine Oblate. She first became an oblate with the Sisters of St. Benedict, Ferdinand, Indiana under the loving care and guidance of Sister Sylvia Gehlhausen. After moving to Kentucky, and no longer able to travel, she joined the St. Walburg Oblates in Villa Hills, Kentucky. Her favorite hours during the last years were those spent at St. Walburg – attending mass, enjoying exercise class, and visiting with the Sisters in the Infirmary. Sara always felt that being an Oblate deepened her faith, enriched her life, and brought her spiritual walk much closer to God. Her goal in life was to leave the world a better place, and she rejoiced in being a blessing to many others whose lives she touched. She is survived by her daughter Betty and son-in-law Don, a sister Louise (Larry) Brockman in Colorado, a brother Foster (Janice) Watkins in Georgia, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at St. Joseph Parish in Crescent Springs, KY on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 10 AM until the Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM. A private burial will take place at St. John Cemetery in Ft. Mitchell, KY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to St. Walburg Monastery 2500 Amsterdam Rd. Villa Hills, KY 41017 and/or Hospice of the Bluegrass 7388 Turfway Rd. #202 Florence, KY 41042, in honor of all those who provided extraordinary level of care and support in her last two years of life on this earth. Online Condolences may be left at


Linda Von Handorf Fussinger - Feb 24, 2013

Betty and Don, Our hearts ache in the loss of your mother and our dear friend, Betty. She brightened our days and was always such a joy to be with.
We will continue to remember all of you in our prayers,
Jean and Dick Von Handorf and Family

Anna Marie & Kevin Whelan - Feb 22, 2013

Betty and Don,
We were saddened to hear of Sara’s passing. It was always nice to know she was looking over our street. Let us know if you need anything. We’re happy to help.

Brad & Nicole Wilder - Feb 22, 2013

Betty and Don you will be in our prayers. Please let us know if there is anything you need. God Bless.

Steve & Carol Smith - Feb 21, 2013

Betty & Don,
May God hold you close now & in the days to come.
With love & prayers, Carol & Steve

Sister Sylvia Gehlhausen - Feb 20, 2013

Sandy, Here is Sara’s Obituary. Isn’t this a sweet picture.

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