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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Obituary - Marie Anna Kuhne Manitta

Marie Anna Kuhne Manitta, 95 of Drexel, Missouri was welcomed in Jesus’ loving arms on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Cremation, with no services scheduled at the moment. Private inurnment will take place in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Coram, New York. Arrangements entrusted to Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (816-657-4400). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Marie was born in New York City on June 4, 1925 to Harry Ferdinand Kuhne and Anna Agnes Baumann Kuhne. She and her husband lived on Long Island, New York for years where she was a homemaker and school bus driver. Upon retiring, she and her husband maintained homes in New York and Florida. In 2013 Marie moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia to with her granddaughter and great-grandchildren of five years. In 2018 Marie moved to Drexel, Missouri where she was again surrounded by many great-grandchildren on a small farm south of Drexel.

Marie enjoyed many hours of sitting on the front porch watching the cattle and chickens and crocheting hats and hot pads for her friends. She was a member of the Drexel VFW Ladies Auxiliary and attended the Drexel First Baptist Church. Marie loved to hide candy for the great-grandchildren and watching their antics.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Peter Manitta, brother George Kuhne, son Tim Craig. She is survived by son Tom (Sue) Craig of Drexel, MO., daughter Tammy (Zane) Zinkosky of Tampa, FL., sister Georgette Hanlon of Tarpon Springs, FL., grandchildren Tim Craig, Anna Carpenter (Samuel), Devin and Shelby Zinkosky of FL., Tiffini (Nate) Fyffe of Kansas City, MO., Megan (Sean) Tithes of Olathe, KS., Justin (Antonia) Craig of Drexel, MO., and 16 great-grandchildren, Riley Craig, Savanna, Syndi, Spencer, Shyanne, Sadie, Silas, and Simeon Tithes, Noah, Bailey, Caleb, and Silas Craig, Oliver Gretchyn, Jasper and Archer Fyffe. She will be greatly missed by all, but we glory in the hope of seeing her in eternity with our heavenly Father.