Eva Bert Kelly Maness, age 92, of Asheboro died Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Beacon Place Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro.
Bert was born October 5, 1928 in Moore County to John and Frances Kelly.
Bert was a 1951 graduate of Flora MacDonald College. She was a retired school teacher with 34 years of service. After retirement, she enjoyed playing golf, bowling and playing bridge. She was a very active member of First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Christian Love Sunday School class, the UMW Circle #5 and worked in the church library for several years.
In addition to her parents, Bert was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Ivey Maness, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. She is survived by her children, Karen Stone and husband Ken of Kernersville, Fran Sandridge and husband Tom of Greensboro, John Maness and wife Rhonda of Jackson Creek, Lynn Southard and husband Sammy of Greensboro; grandchildren, Tori Sandridge Stressman and husband Jake, Kelly Maness Harrington and husband Bradley, Hillary Stone, Tricia Sandridge, Carson Maness, Stephanie Southard, Jackson Stone, Tyler Southard, and great grandson, Peyton Stressman.
Bert will lie in repose on Friday, March 5, 2021 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro. A private service will be held on Saturday at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Lynda Ferguson and Rev. Edward Ramsey officiating. The service will be streamed live via the church web page at www.fumcasheboro.org. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 224 North Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, NC 27203.
Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the family.