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Cathy A. Manson

Cathy A. Manson, of Noblesville, , formerly of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, July 9, 2022. She was 72 years old.
Cathy was born on March 25, 1950, in Marion,  to Charles H. and Helen “Peggy” (Riley) Gardner.

She was a 1968 graduate of Eastbrook High School. Cathy married the love of her life, Daniel E. Manson, on June 24, 1972. The two recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

She formerly worked as a dental assistant and for Weaver Popcorn. Her favorite job and the one she was most proud of was being a wife to her husband Dan, mom to Laura and Melissa and Nonnie to Hannah, Addy, Joey, Mia, Chase, and Mason. Manson enjoyed traveling with her husband and her family, watching and playing with her 6 grandchildren, euchre, baking, vacationing in Daytona Beach, cheering on the Butler Bulldogs Basketball team and the Indianapolis Colts, and especially cheering on her grandchildren in their activities which include softball, baseball, basketball, and diving.
She liked to attend Jimmy Buffet concerts, watch March Madness, and Hallmark Channel Movies. Her greatest joys in life were being able to spend time with her family and hosting get togethers, holidays, and birthday parties.

Cathy was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Peggy Gardner and brother and sister-in-law, Robert “Bob” (Mary Ann) Gardner.

Loving survivors include her husband, Dan Manson of Noblesville; daughters, Laura (Matthew) Justice of Fishers, and Melissa (Todd) Davis of Fishers; grandchildren, Hannah Justice, Addy Justice, Joey Justice, Mia Davis, Chase Davis and Mason Davis, all of Fishers; and sister Diane (Hugh) Salmons of Kansas City, MO.

Visitation was at the Van Buren UMC Fellowship Hall on Friday, July 15, 2022. Services were Saturday, July 16, 2022, at the fellowship hall with the Rev. John Parks officiating. Viewing will be held one hour before the service, starting at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the Matthews IOOF Cemetery, where Manson will be laid to rest next to her parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ferguson and Glancy Funeral Home in Van Buren.

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