Marion Manthey

Obituary of Marion Barber Manthey

Marion Barber Manthey, age 89, late of Romeoville, and a long time Joliet resident, passed away peacefully, Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Senior Star at Weber Place with her family by her side.

Born July 4, 1930 in Chicago, she was the daughter of the late Roger and Margaret (Walsh) Barber, and was a graduate of Aquinas Dominican High School, Chicago.  She married her beloved husband, John L. Manthey, on April 24, 1954 in Chicago, and they enjoyed 56 years of marriage prior to his passing on January 15, 2011.

Marion was an active member of the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus and many of the parish and school activities.  She was also a member of the Joliet Catholic High Mothers Club and Joliet Womens Club, and was a volunteer for Visitation and Aid Society and the former Joliet St. Patrick’s Residence.

She worked as a reservationist for Eastern and Delta Airlines prior to getting to stay at home and raise her family.  She resumed her career as a travel agent, working for the federal government at the Joliet Armory arranging travel for federal employees, and later for Air Land and Sea, and the Travel Hut.  She then happily retired to help take care of her beloved grandchildren.

Marion will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother and a dear friend.  Despite her many community activities, family always came first.  She loved attending her grandchildren’s school and sporting events and enjoying time with her friends.

Surviving are her devoted children, Jack (Sandra) Manthey of Orland Park and Sharon (Dave) Bojak of Channahon; and four adoring grandchildren John Reid Manthey, Margaret Stapleton Manthey, Stephanie Barber Manthey and Megan Ann Bojak.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Road (at Essington Road), Joliet.  Funeral services will be held Friday, January 10, 2020 at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home, to the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at 



3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Friday, January 10, 2020
Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus
604 N. Raynor Avenue
Joliet, Illinois, United States
Family and friends are invited to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. for prayers, and to process to the Cathedral for Mass.


12:00 pm
Friday, January 10, 2020
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 W. Hoff Road
Elwood, Illinois, United States
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