Doris G. Manos

August 31, 1923May 30, 2019

Doris G. Manos, 95, of Clearfield, passed away, Thursday, May 30, 2019 at her home. She was born on August 31, 1923, in Hollidaysburg, PA the daughter of the late John and Ethel (Fuller) Graham. On December 23, 1946 she married John G. Manos, who preceded her in death on October 3, 1993. Doris graduated from Clearfield Area High School, obtained her RN from Clearfield Hospital School of Nursing, a bachelor’s of science in psychology from Alleghany College and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Retired, Doris worked as a Register Nurse, Guidance Counselor and Teacher at various places. She taught at Clearfield and Philipsburg School of Nursing and in her later years was the guidance counselor at Clearfield Middle School. She served on the Board of Directors at the Clearfield Hospital for over 20 years, Board Children's Aid Society and Assistant Director of School of Nursing at Clearfield Hospital. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist in Clearfield, where she was a lifelong Sunday school teacher. Doris is survived by her two sons: John Manos and his wife Sandy of Absecon, NJ and David Manos and his wife Joan of Olanta, PA; a granddaughter, Stephanie Ann Lamar Ehlers and her husband Matthew; three great grandchildren: Lilly, Genevieve and Phoebe Ehlers; two step grandchildren: Robert Weed and Kirsten Weed Guelich and her husband Dan; four step great grandchildren: Curtis and Carly Weed and Taylor and Payton Guelich. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John G. Manos, a sister, Kitty McGarvey and a brother, Fuller Graham. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12pm on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Clearfield with Pastor Brian Belinda officiating. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery. Friends will be received from 10am until the hour of service at the church on Saturday. Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. To send online tributes go to or


  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, June 1, 2019


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Mike Langford

June 7, 2019

I am very thankful for the life of my friend, Mrs. Manos. I don't think that I ever called her "Doris", even though I knew that was her Christian name. Mrs. Manos was my Sunday School teacher back in 1970 (?) and a dedicated worker with children at Trinity U.M. Church. As much as anyone that I can remember at Trinity, she was an influence in my life: God's gentle nudge to help me to be consistent in my Christian walk. She was certainly one of the most important "points of light" that brought me into an eventual 40 years of pastoral ministry. Thank you, Mrs. Manos. May God bless your memory, your family and your continued influence in the lives of those you have touched.

Walter Stewart

June 2, 2019

I happen to be one of the "kids" that Doris always, and that is a key word, treated as one of her own. Kindness, thoughtfulness, patience and encouragement flowed like a stream on every meeting. And, our last one was at Trinity a few years ago, and she was the loving and caring friend to this "kid" of hers though I had advanced numerically. Living out of town most of my life, I visited Trinity one Sunday, as I had as a child, and there she was! While the service was appreciated, I really felt He sent me to see a truly valued friend.

Rick Kendrick

June 1, 2019

We are thinking of you all today as you gather to say goodbye to a very special and great personality and spirit. I will always remember her smile and bright presence anytime I was around her. She lived a long and fruitful life and you can always look back on that with with pride and joy when the sadness surrounds you.

Rick and Jacki Kendrick

Priscilla Brown

May 31, 2019

Doris has always been a light in the darkest times for me. I am so thankful to have spent time with this wonderful soul. She would come in to Billys and you would here Mrs. Manos is here. Everyone there loves her. When i had a minute to talk to her she would always say Thank You for Being Here Honey. Ill never forget her. The world needs more people just like her💖

Elaine Hart

May 31, 2019

As my Junior High School Guidance Counselor Mrs. Manos shared words and stories with me that have truly made a difference in my life. I’m so lucky to have known her. Rest in Peace Dear Lady, your memory will always be in my heart.

Traci Robison (Swisher)

May 31, 2019

Mrs. Manos was such a wonderful person! She was my guidance counselor in Middle School and I was lucky enough to have her as a Nursing Instructor at Lock Haven University when the program was just starting in the early 1990's.
She always had a smile on her face and I loved her laugh. She was a great listener and always had wonderful advice and words of wisdom!

Bonnie Floro

May 31, 2019

Doris was a valued member of Children's Aid Society's Board of Directors for many years. She always had a positive attitude, kind words, and appreciation for the staff. She will be sadly missed.

Dora (Gillingham) Sabol

May 30, 2019

I will never forget Mrs Manos...she was most favorite teacher (Guidance Counselor) ever!!! I think about her often. I'll never forget when we were trying to be able to wear pants to school instead of only dresses. They were saying that we could wear pantsuits, so I wore a very cute read pantsuit and got sent to the office by one of my teachers!! Mrs Manos sent a note back to him and told him that she thought I looked very nice in the pantsuit and he needed to concentrate more on teaching than the clothes we are wearing!!! I've loved her so much ever since!!! RIP Sweet Lady!!!!

Linda Hill-Wolfe

May 30, 2019

Mrs Manos was an awesome nursing instructor and a great person. Prayers for her family and for Mrs Manos.
Linda Hill-Wolfe
PSGH School of Nursing Class of 1971

Debbie (Boop) Russell

May 30, 2019

I was blessed to have had Mrs. Manos as my guidance counselor in high school. She was kind and supportive when I needed it most. Then later in life it was my privilege to call her my Friend. She will always have a special place in my memories and in my heart.