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William S. "Big Bill" Maness, 91, of Mentor, passed away April 18, 2017 at Heartland of Willoughby. He was born February 26, 1926 in Jonesville, VA.

Mr. Maness was a member of local 1045 UAW, and worked at General Motors before retiring after 38 years of service. In his later years he loved sitting on his front porch and visiting with family and friends.

Survivors are his children, Malinda Maness, Herbert (Denise) Maness, Tony (Darlene) Maness and Sonja (Joe) Rosipko; many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother, Ben (Erika) Maness; and his sisters, Carolyn (Glen) Gilbert, Patricia Conn and Betty Jo Laws.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Omalea "Billie" Maness; son, Donald Kyle "Stretch" Maness; parents, Clyde and Margaret Maness; granddaughter, Alise Rosipko; and daughter in law, Judy Maness.

Public graveside service will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday April 24, 2017 at the Mentor Cemetery.
Please meet at the cemetery in Section 35.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of William, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland 44110-2602, donate online at

Arrangements entrusted to the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

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