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Helen Marie (Hubbard) Manley

August 8, 1917 ~ February 17, 2021 (age 103)



Helen Marie (Hubbard) Manley - age 103, of Richmond, MO and formally of Polo, MO passed away Wednesday night, February 17th, 2021 at Shirkey Nursing and Rehab in Richmond. Helen was born on August 8th, 1917 the daughter of Clayton and Minnie (Young) Hubbard in Lathrop, MO.  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 4 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: 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, MO; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members also survive.    

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Prairie Ridge Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Friends may call 11 AM to 5 PM, Sunday, February 21st, 2021 at Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo. Private family graveside services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Family Funeral Home, Polo. (660) 354-2214. Online guestbook at

Matthew 25: 21

His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’

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Friends May Call
February 21, 2021

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Stith Family Funeral Home - Polo
301 E. Elm St.
Polo, MO 64671

Private Committal

Prairie Ridge Cemetery
5 Miles West of Polo on Hwy 116
Polo, MO 64671

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