Feb. 24, 1913 Pauls Valley Garvin County Oklahoma, USA
Jan. 12, 1979 Pauls Valley Garvin County Oklahoma, USA
Mabel Irene Manning was born in Pauls Valley, Garvin county, OK to Tom Tilmer Manning and Mary Ada (Johnson) Manning. She attended Pauls Valley schools. She was a great dancer and won a contest for the Charleston dance step.
She married Robert Samuel Hays of Rosedale in 1932. The couple lived in Pauls Valley and had a family of 2 boys and 4 girls. After the couple's divorce, Mabel lived in her parent's home with her children and worked in the family business, Manning Freight Lines, until her health began to decline.
She enjoyed reading, all sorts of needlework, and going to the local theater to watch movies of the day. She always liked taking trips with her children or visiting relatives.
She was preceded in death by her mother, her father, her former husband, and one grandchild, Dena Nicole Willcox. She was survived by her children, Mary June McKinley of Davis, Jack and Bob Hays of Pauls Valley, Jennie Ann Crull of OKC, Joan Noble of Lexington, and Brenda Willcox of Miami, OK.