Mrs. Margaret Isabell Mankin

June 23, 1945August 4, 2018

Margaret Isabell “Peggy” Rader Mankin,73, passed away Saturday, at 10:20 PM, August 4, 2018 at Raleigh General Hospital following a battle with stage 4 leukemia and breast cancer.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother Granny Douglas Rutledge, sister Sandra Rader Stewart of Bradley, WV, father William Rader, mother Kathleen Rutledge Rader, aunts; Betty Rader Hughes, Evelyn Rutledge, Juania Rutledge, Helen Rader Campbell, uncles; Glen Rutledge, John Rutledge, and John Campbell.

Peggy graduated 4th out of her 1963 graduating class of over 300 at Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, WV. She was then awarded a scholarship to Marshall University. She was a wonderful cook and the meals she provided to her family will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, David James Mankin of Daniels, WV; daughter, Kelly Ann Mankin Masters of Davidson, NC; son, Matthew David Mankin and his wife, Vickie of Beckley, WV; son, John William Mankin of Beckley, WV; grandsons, Bryce Mankin Masters and Dylan Mankin Masters of Davidson, NC; granddaughters, Kinsley Ann Mankin, Marlie Lynn Mankin, Joely Kate Mankin, and Simmi Beth Mankin of Beckley, WV; sisters, Helen "Jo" Rader Blackburn and Kathleen Lee "Katie" Rader Ayers, of Beckley, WV; nieces, Debra Stewart Wooldridge and her husband John, Shannon Ayers Swartz and her husband Jason, their daughter Ava Swarts of Beckley, WV; nephews, Scott Stewart, Jeff Blackburn and his wife, Shelly of Beckley, WV, Mark Ayers and his wife, Fran of Huntington, WV; brother-in-law, Judd Stewart; and a host of loving family and friends that will miss her dearly.

Funeral Service will be held at Blue Ridge Funeral Home on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 1:00PM. Visitation for family and friends will be from 11:00am until service time. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

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  • Visitation Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 10, 2018

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Stanley Crowder

August 29, 2018

Sorry to hear about Margaret, I also was class of WWHS 1963 She impress me from day one.

Susan Rich Aliota

August 10, 2018

We are so very sorry for your loss, your entire family, especially my dearest friend Kelly, are in my prayers .

I will treasure the many wonderful memories of Peggy, from my early grade school years through adulthood. She was always very kind and caring, as she prepared meals for us, hauled us to dance class or Girl Scouts with snacks in tow, or tried to get us to behave during sleep overs. Once grown, she always had a way of making me feel special when she visited us at college.
And I will always be grateful that she was there at the hospital at the birth of my second child, when my mom was no longer around.
I wish we could be there to honor her, and comfort you all in this difficult time.
We pray God brings comfort and peace, beyond all understanding we can have as humans in this world.

With deepest sympathy and love,
Susan Rich Aliota, Robert, Tommy and Nick Aliota

Bill Bihler

August 10, 2018

Dave and family.......I am sorry for your loss with your wife, mother, mother-in-law or grand-mother. I pray your sweet memories will sustain you in the days ahead. Bill Bihler

Herb & Mary Garletts

August 10, 2018

Dave and Family, we are very sorry to hear of Peggy's illness and her passing. We are also sorry we could not be with you today as you say good by to her here on this earth. She has crossed over from the land of the dying to the land of the living in eternity with our Lord. We remember the years gone by when we were able to visit more often as our families grew up together. We are praying for all for you all that the Lord will give you peace and comfort during such a difficult time. As always, your friends, Herb and Mary Garletts.