Helen Marie Manley

Helen Marie (Hubbard) Manley, age 103, of Richmond, MO, and formerly of Polo, passed away Wednesday night, Feb. 17, 2021, at Shirkey Nursing and Rehab in Richmond.

Helen was born on Aug. 8, 1917, the daughter of Clayton and Minnie (Young) Hubbard in Lathrop. She grew up in Lathrop and Polo. She attended Prairie Ridge Church and Polo First Baptist Church. Helen was married to Lloyd Manley in April of 1940 and to this union one daughter was born. They later divorced. 

Helen worked in the cafeteria at the Polo School for four years and then managed The Polo Grill for 12 years. Later, Helen worked for the Panther Drive Inn for 25 years. She was the best pie and brownie baker. Helen was a giving person and loved to share her kitchen creations with family, friends, and neighbors. Her family never knew her to complain. Helen was a strong, independent woman. She would often say, “We had a big time.” Helen will be dearly missed.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings, Madeline Wormsley, Marjorie Grove, Dorothy Garrett, Lester Hubbard, and infant brother, Harold Clayton Hubbard.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda (Kirk) Ellis of Hardin; grandchildren, Teresa (Troy) Banning of Richmond, Angie Quick of Hardin, and Robert Warren II (Marni) Ellis of Overland Park; great-grandchildren, Brook, Trey, Tristyn, Kennedy, Tripp and Dane; great-great-granddaughter, Harper; sister, Mildred Adkison of Kansas City; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members also survive.    

Friends may call 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 21, at Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo. A private family graveside service will be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Prairie Ridge Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo, (660) 354-2214. An online guestbook may be accessed at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com.


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