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Sanford Joe Manis

December 5, 1944 ~ December 14, 2021 (age 77)


Sam Manis, 77, passed away after a brief illness on December 14, 2021, at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, FL.

Sam was born December 5, 1944, in Anderson IN, the son of Violet Ruth Raines and Sanford Monroe Manis.

Sam graduated from Anderson High School, Class of 1963, where he played basketball and football. Following graduation, he worked at LifeTime Tile Setters and then attended Ball State University.

Sam married his high school sweetheart, Lois Jean Reasoner (Jeanie), and they celebrated 58 years of marriage in October. Sam retired from General Motors after 36 years. Sam was an avid fisherman growing up, and he enjoyed watching hummingbirds while drinking a glass of his famous sweet tea. When he was in Florida, Sam enjoyed working on his garden and going to The Elk’s, which he was a member of.

In addition to Sam’s parents, he was predeceased by his sisters; Anita Kay Myers and Carolyn Sue Manis, father-in-law, Robert R. Reasoner, mother-in-law, Mary L. (Jackson) Reasoner.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Jeanie (Reasoner) Manis, are his sons; Scott Manis and Rob Manis, his daughter, Angel Farmen, his brother, Daniel Manis, sister-in-law, Peach Reasoner; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Condolences can be sent to 4459 W 300 S, Anderson, Indiana  46011. Donations made in lieu of flowers will be used to honor Sam’s favorite cause, The Butterfly Project. Donations may be sent to Bethel United Methodist Church; 4011 W 200 S, Anderson, IN 46011.

A time of visitation will be held Wednesday, December 29, 2021 from 3:00 until 7:00 P.M. at Hartley Funeral Home Cicero Chapel, 209 West Jackson Street, Cicero, IN 46034.  You may also send condolences at   


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December 29, 2021

3:00 AM to 7:00 PM
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209 W. Jackson Street
Cicero, IN 46034

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