Mona Christine (Thompson) Man-ion, an Atoka County resident, was born on November 6, 1941 to Eugene Wade and Alla Mildred (Bozarth) Thompson at Mesa, AZ. Mona passed away May 31, 2019 at Durant, OK at the age of 77. She attended and graduated from Shafter School in California. Mona worked at the sewing factory in Coalgate and then at the one in Atoka. From there she worked for a daycare and then for Noel’s from 1980 to 1990 and worked for Sunshine for three years and then Stringtown School for a while. Mona then went to work for Victory Home Health in 2002 to 2008 and worked for Red River Home Health until 2013. Mona married Jack Man-ion on August 20, 1968 in Sherman TX. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Stringtown First Baptist Church in Stringtown, OK.
Survivors include daughters, Tina Releford and husband Ron and Rita Roberts, all of Atoka; son Leroy Man-ion of Holdenville, OK; daughters-in-law, Diana Manion of Carthlidge, MO and Kathy Manion of Atoka, OK; grandchildren, William Mosley, Ronnie Jack Releford, Joria Releford, Brittany Releford, Hailey Aguinaga and husband Luis, River Manion and wife Gloria, Matthew Shelton Manion, Tiffany Manion, Levi Roberts, Jason Manion and wife Alanna, Robin Mills and husband Danny, Nathan Heathcock, Scotty Ray Bicknell; great-grandchildren, Jentri Breger, Jesse James Breger, Daniel Chapman, Landen Manion Kolten Manion, Jaren Manion, Joseph Man-ion, Jack Manion, Morgan Fry, Brooklyn Roberts, Kara Bicknell and Dalton Bicknell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; children, infant Mickey Manion, Marcus Manion and Christopher Manion; sister, Mae Nightengale; brothers, Stephen Paul Thompson and Billy Gene Thompson; paternal grandparents, Charlie Lee and Dora Jean Thompson; maternal grandparents, William Filmore and Alma Lee Bozarth; great-grandson, infant boy James Bates; son-in-law, Barry Roberts; grandson, Skyler Manion.
Services were held Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Stringtown Baptist Church with Joey Lansdale officiating. Burial was in Stringtown Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service of Atoka.
Casketbearers were William Mosley, RJ Releford, River Manion, Scotty Bicknell, Rickey Mouser and Matt Neal. Honorary bearers were Jentri Breger, Jesse James Breger, Landen Manion, Kolten Manion, Jaren Man-ion, Daniel Chapman, Joseph Manion, Morgan Fry, Brooklyn Roberts, Kara Bicknell, and Dalton Bicknell.
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