Nina Jewel Manuel was born March 14, 1924 in Humansville, Missouri to Raymond Guy Manuel and Ada Harmon Manuel.
On March 28, 1942 Nina married William E. “Bill” Roberts and they had six children, William L. “Bill”, Gerald E. “Jerry”, Karen Sue, David W., Dale M. and Darrel Q. Bill passed away in 1982. Nina later met and then married Robert H. Johnston on January 15, 1989. This marriage lasted 22 years until Roberts passing in 2011.
Nina was an amazing mother, wife and grandmother. Anyone who knew her, knew she was straight forward, loving and adored her family. Her main joys were family gatherings, cooking for them, gardening and quilting.
She was preceded in death by husband Bill in 1982, husband Robert in 2011, her parents, Guy and Ada Manuel, infant brother Raymond Gerald, brother Denzel “Shorty” Manuel and sister Wanda Thomas.
Nina is survived by her children, Bill and Norma, Jerry and Kay, Karen Sue and Larry, David and Brenda, Dale and Francie, Darrel and Mechell. She had 13 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 15 great-great grandchildren, sister Erma Leiber and many nieces, nephews and many friends.