Lyle E. “Shorty” Manges, age 72, of rural Edon, Ohio, died at 11:15 P.M. on Monday, January 20, 2014, in his home, surrounded by his family after a brief illness. Shorty was a 1959 graduate of Edon High School and operated Manges Insurance in Edon for thirteen years, was employed by Thiel Construction for five years, and then became co-owner, with his son, of J & R Eavespouting for the next twenty years until his retirement. He was a member of the Hamilton, Indiana, Church of Christ and formerly belonged to the Edon Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce. One of his greatest joys was being a regular at the Coffee Club table at Sam’s Place in Blakeslee.
Lyle E. Manges was born on July 31, 1941, near Montpelier, Ohio, the son of Sylvester Earl and Mildred (Wisman) Manges. He married Martha A. Scott on March 23, 1963, in Edon, Ohio, and she survives.
Survivors also include one daughter, Lisa (Steve) Livensparger, of Edon; one son, L. Scott (Adriane) Manges, of Edon; four grandchildren, Alitza and Faith Livensparger, Brittany (Alex Cline) Manges and Keirstin (Logan Till) Lautzenheiser; one great-granddaughter, Harper Till; one brother, Rex (Karen) Manges, of Edon; and one sister, Linda (George) Hudak, of Lambertville, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Jacob Livensparger, one brother, Ross Manges, and one sister, Norma Thiel.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014, from 2:00-8:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edon. Services will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. in the Hamilton Church of Christ with Pastor Jeff Alexander officiating. Interment will follow in Edon Cemetery.
Memorials are requested to the Hamilton Church of Christ Building Fund