Barbara Ann Manley

March 11, 1952March 5, 2018

Barbara Ann Manley (65) a lifelong resident of Mansfield, Ohio died on Monday, March 5, 2018 at her home. She was born on March 11, 1952 to the late Dean and Doris (Lindenbalt) Hess. Barb was a graduate of Madison High School, class of 1970 and worked as an administrative assistant at the Ohio Brass and Neer Manufacturing until she retired. Barb had such an easy smile, wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians baseball team. She took a keen interest in her granddaughter’s education and extra-curricular activities after school. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother and best friend, she is survived by her son: Bradley A. Backensto, daughter-in-law: Marni Backensto and her granddaughters: Alexis and Brittani. Friends may call Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 6-8 PM at the Lindsey Kocher Funeral Service, 323 Myrtle Ave, Willard, Ohio 44890.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Barbara Ann Manley

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Christopher Lemon

March 15, 2018

All our thoughts and Prayers will be with you and your family Brad. Stay strong and know are all here for you always and when you make your way back home.
Much Love,

Carly Johnson

March 14, 2018


You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you and your family strength and peace through this most difficult time!


Tracy Huggins

March 14, 2018

Brad, You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. <3

Sue Tuell

March 14, 2018

Dear Brad & Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Praying Barbara’s journey to eternal life was a smooth one. With deepest sympathy and love,

Keith Gruendl

March 13, 2018

Brad & Marni,

All of us at your Dignity family in Orlando are praying for you and sending you both our love and sympathy. Please know we are here to help you and we hope your memories of the times spent with your mom are memorable and meaningful. Sending big hugs your way!

Paige Essick

March 13, 2018

Barb and Clyde came into V&M mansfield restaurant quite often. I will miss waiting on her and laughing with her ! She was a wonderful lady. Prayers to family. I hope you find peace in Jesus.

Beatrice Cress

March 13, 2018

Praying for you and your family in this difficult time- neighbors from Frontier Trail

Dean Krance

March 13, 2018

I worked at Neer Mfg. and knew Barb from there. She was a year younger than I, and always had a smile. She was an attractive woman, inside and out. She seemed very happy with life. I haven't seen her in many years, and am very saddened to learn of her passing. May God welcome her with open arms, and the peace and love of a new home. She will be missed.