Marion S. Mann

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Marion S. Mann was born Sept. 26, 1930 in Birmingham and passed away peacefully in her sleep on Aug. 1, 2021 at Arbor Springs Health & Rehab Center in Opelika, Alabama. Marion was preceded in death by her parents, Judson Virgil (JV) Stuart and Margaret Sweet McCuaig Stuart, four siblings, JV Stuart, Jr, Helen Watson, Ruth Jones, and Herbert (Bud) Stuart, her husbands, Paul H Moore and George C Mann and her granddaughter, Sandy Brown (Rick). She is survived by her sister, Margaret Hargrove, her son, Andy Moore (Donna), grandchildren Michelle Mitchell (Sam), Kathleen Jones, Jake Jacobsen (Susan), Scott Moore (Katie), Leisa Askew, David Askew (Paula), Harrison Hall (Jennifer), Richard Hall (Julianne), George E Mann, Luanne Mann (Chau), a host of great-grandchildren (23) and eight great-great-grandchildren. Marion graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1948 (with Bobby Bowden) and enrolled in Alabama Polytechnic Institute in 1949. She graduated from Auburn in 1952 with a degree in Physical Education and taught school in Lagrange, Georgia; Auburn; Ludowici, Georgia, Bamberg, Germany; Hinesville, Georgia and finally back in Auburn in the late 60s – early 70s. Following her teaching career Marion went on to a long and distinguished career at the Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine, retiring in the early 90s. Marion was the epitome of a die-hard Auburn fan. She attended, watched, or listened to anything Auburn. Her first honeymoon was the 1954 Gator Bowl between Auburn and Texas Tech with Vince Dooley at QB for Auburn. She played more bridge in her life than should be legal, and hosted the Monday afternoon bridge tournament at Monarch Estates in Auburn for 14 years. And the term “life of the party” was likely coined just for her. If live music was playing, she was dancing. You’d be hard pressed to meet a more fun-loving person in your lifetime than Marion Mann. And generous? She donated more money to the needy, causes, missionaries, churches – you name it – than you can count. If someone needed prayer, she was on it (or on the phone with her Pastor, Earl Ballard, asking him to pray for them). She had a long prayer list, that began with her family, that she prayed through every single morning. What a treasure she was! She will be missed.

Visitation was downstairs in the Fellowship Hall of Trinity United Methodist Church in Opelika on Aug. 10. The memorial service will be held upstairs in the sanctuary at noon. There will be no graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, Andy asks that you donate to the Alabama United Methodist Children’s Home – her favorite charity – at www.embracealkids.org.

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