• Woodford Sun Staff Report


Billie Jean Manning, 72, died Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at her home in


Born on Feb. 3, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Burney Warren and

Doris Bennett Manning. She was a graduate of Waynesburg Memorial High

School. She was a retired executive with IBM and after IBM retirement

worked at Lake Cumberland Resort and for the Chandler Foundation.

Survivors include six siblings, Elaine Hangis, Versailles; Libby Elks,

Nicholasville; Burney Lee Manning, Somerset; Tim Manning, Lexington;

Marc Manning, Versailles; and Joe Manning, Lexington; and nieces,

nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents, she

was preceded in death by a brother, James David Manning, and a sister,

Linda Susan Manning.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Friends and family may leave messages of condolence and share memories

on her tribute page at www.blackburnandward.com.

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