Della Mae Manley-Benge

19370318 –


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Della Mae Manley-Benge passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018. We will gather for fellowship and remembrance Friday, September 28, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 81 years on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 3 pm at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. 

Della was born on March 18, 1937 to Samuel and Helen (Valentine) Koop in Corn, OK. On May 18, 1954 she married William Steve Manley and following his death she married Charles Benge. Della owned and operated Manley’s Chem Dry Carpet Cleaning. She was a member of Monterey Church of Christ.  Her hobbies included, china painting and writing poetry.

Along with her parents, Della was preceded in death by first husband, William Steve Manley; son, Bill Manley; and twelve siblings.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Benge; sons, Steve Manley and wife Jeanie of Mineola, Jeff Manley and wife Jennifer of Grand Prairie, and Max Manley and wife Susan of Lubbock; daughter-in-law, Brenda Manley of Lubbock; grandchildren, Melanie Anderson and husband Ryan, Ashley Brazil and husband Carson, Derick Manley, Kandace Manley, Brooke Manley, Zoe Manley, Lily Manley, Peggy Coburn, Dawna Harrison, and Bella Herron; 9 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alva Maddox.


5 thoughts on “Della Mae Manley-Benge”

  1. Aunt Della,
    I will never forget our talks when i needed someone to talk to. I cherished you as much as my granny Margie. Thank you for those last precious moments i got with my granny. I will never forget you.
    I’ll love you always.
    Your great niece Catherine. ❤

  2. Aunt Della taught me so much. She was compassionate , honest, and kind. When my father was young, she took him in and raised him as her own. She taught him to have faith and to stand up for what he believed in. When he passed, she always made a point to call me and check on me. She cared when no one else did. I am so grateful for all the love she has given our family over the years. She will always hold a very special place in my heart. Love always.

  3. Ed and Linda Cornelsen

    Della was an amazing woman. When thinking of her, it is her strength, courage, love and smile that is remembered. Whenever life’s tasks would become a little overwhelming, Della always seemed to faithfully and gracefully push through what ever life handed her. She was a great encouragement.
    Rest in God’s arms Della, you will be sorely missed.

  4. Sending love and good memories of Aunt Della to all family members.

    Leah (grand daughter of Earl and Helen Koop)

  5. Della was the kindest soul. I only knew her about 8 years, but felt very blessed to know her. She always had the sweetest spirit. It was a real joy to know her. The light of the world will shine a little less bright without her. Rest In Peace sweet lady. I will miss you dearly.

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