In Memory of Alta Mann

Alta Mann
Alta Mann
Born: June 4, 1939
Died: August 31, 2014
Age: 75
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Alta Mann
June 4, 1939 - August 31, 2014
From: Roland, IA | Originally: Nevada, IA

Alta Mann, 75, of Roland, and formerly of Nevada, died Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 5, 2014, at Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada, with Vicar Nat Bothwell officiating.  Burial will follow in Murphy Cemetery, rural Fernald, Iowa.  Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. 

Alta Ruth Mann was born June 4, 1939, in Newtown, Missouri, the daughter of Trulin and Mary (Deeds) Corbin.  She attended school in Fernald and Nevada, graduating from Nevada High School in 1957.

On March 7, 1959, Alta married Gordon Mann in Unionville, Missouri.  The couple made their home in Roland where they raised their family of five children.  Alta worked for a time at Bourne’s in Ames, then was employed at Donnelley Marketing in Nevada for 29 years, retiring in 1997.  She was an avid reader and also enjoyed word puzzles and the company of her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Gordy; four children, Gary Mann and fiancée Di Olesen of Ames, Ed (Jodi) Mann of Jewell, Kevin (Freda) Mann of Calhoun, GA, and Phyllis Mann of Roland; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Herman (Sandy) Corbin of Nevada, and Marion (Kay) Corbin of Pottersville, MO; two cats, Winter and Summer; and many nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

She was preceded in death by a son, Rodney Mann in 1994; a great-granddaughter, Vivian Scott; her parents; and two sisters, Mary Katherine Corbin and Jessie Mathis.

Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Alta and her family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Alta’s name may be given to Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.


Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 1:59 PM
“You're missed every day, Mom ~
I've kept the promise I made you!

Love Freda

- Freda Mann
Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7:40 PM
“This wonderful lady will be missed. I use to work with her. I loved everything about her. To Alta's family my prayers and thoughts are with you.She will be missed.


- Deb {ratt
Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7:40 PM
“To the Corbin's and Gordon Mann family,
I was surprised to read of Alta Ruth's passing. I well remember her from Fernald School days and in more recent years at the Lincoln Highway Days. She was always so pleasant and easy to talk to. My condolences are extended to each of you, I am sure it is a great lose. Count your blessings and remember all the joys she shared with each of you.
May she rest in God's love and peace and peace be with each of you, also.
Milfordite, Jurine Borton Moore

- Jurine Borton Moore
Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 3:16 PM
“Sending our sympathy to all, especially to Phyllis, our old neighbor.
Thinking of you. ”
- Tom and Judy Canfield
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10:34 AM
“I have known Alta for 45 years. In that time she has been a second mother, friend, babysitter, and role model. It's hard to believe I won't hear her laugh again. While I'm sure she, Mom, and June are all drinking coffee and enjoying being together again, the hole left for her family will never fill. Love to you all and thank you for sharing Auntie Alta with my family. ”
- Tammy Dickinson-Ferrell
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 1:30 PM
“Take Comfort in fact that she is now with the Lord. No longer will she experience any pain or suffering. Our thoughts are with you at this most trying time. May the Lord Bless you & keep you, may He provide comfort unto you.”
- Mr & Mrs Paul Corbin
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 1:30 PM
“Word are not enough to express my sorrow at losing a best friend of our family who stood with us during our trials so I offer my prayers that God comforts all of the Mann family as he welcomes Alta to Heaven.”
- Jerry Dickinson
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10:30 a.m.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, Iowa


Vicar Nat Bothwell


Gary Mann
Ed Mann
Kevin Mann
Danny Corbin
Kent Corbin
Kenny Mathis
Steve Corbin


5-7 p.m.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, Iowa


Murphy Cemetery
Rural Fernald, Iowa