Gross Funeral Home

120 Wrights St, Hot Springs, AR


Mrs. Lorraine Wensel McManus

December 3, 1931April 3, 2015

Lorraine R. McManus, 83, of Hot Springs died under the loving care of home hospice surrounded by the love and support of her family. She was born December 3rd, 1931 to the late John and Ruby Miller Wensel in Chicago, Illinois. Lorraine was very active in the community and St. John’s Catholic Church, where she was a member; and retired from Montgomery Wards after twenty years of service. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Edward McManus; son, Michael McManus; and siblings Charlotte, Ruth, Jack, Tom, and Bill Wensel. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Eldridge (Late Ron Austin) of Hot Springs, and Carolyn McManus (Late Dave McGehee) of Berwyn, Illinois; son, Edward McManus, Jr of Chicago, Illinois; daughter-in-law, Karen McManus Pickerill (Chuck); sister, Shirley Paholke of Hot Springs; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at 6:00 pm, followed by a Rosary service at 7:00 pm, Tuesday April 7th, 2015 at her church, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be in Chicago. The online obituary, guestbook, and memorial tribute are available at www.grossfuneralhome.com.


Mrs. Lorraine Wensel McManus

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mary wensel

April 7, 2015

hi I love u all I will miss my auntie Lorraine forever my prayers and love too the family love maryw

April 7, 2015

Lorraine and her husband Ed will always be remembered as the most cheerful and friendly couple that one could ever meet. Always a smile on their lovely faces. They were two of the first people that we met here at St. John's Church and at the Knights of Columbus when we moved to Hot Springs in 1993, from Palatine, Ill.
We extend our sincere sympathy to Lorraine's extended family for their loss.


Gil and Karen Gibbons

Staff of Gross Funeral Home

April 4, 2015

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.