ADA — Charla Roxanne (Cronk) Mankey, 69, died on Tuesday, May 13,
2014, at 9:10 a.m., at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. She was born on
Sept. 11, 1944, in Danville, Illinois, to parents Dr. John and Rosemary
(Gunn) Cronk and they preceded her in death.
Charla graduated from
Superior Central High School in 1962 and graduated in 1966 with a
Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Superior Wisconsin. In 1972 she
proudly married her husband, Steven Mankey, and he survives in Ada.
was a high school art teacher at Upper Scioto Valley Schools from 1971
until she retired in 2010. She was a passionate and dedicated educator
for 43 years. She was a long term member of the Ohio Art Education
Association, was one of the original founders of the Harvest and Herb
Festival, was responsible for the art show at the Hardin County Fair for
several years, crocheted and donated hundreds of blankets for Hugs for
Homeless Animals and spent her retirement enjoying time with her
Also surviving are three children, Rachael Mankey Smith
of Grand Blanc, Michigan, Breeanna Becker, of Glen Burnie, Maryland,
and Natalie Mankey, of Columbus; six grandchildren, Halie Setterstrom,
Alexis Smith, Jadynne Smith, Zoe Becker, Tre Smith and Miles Becker; a
sister, Rhoda (Steve) Wills, of Munising, Michigan; a brother, Charles
Cronk, of Clearwater, Florida; and special dog, Fiona. She was preceded
in death by her son, William Destry Chase.
A celebration of
Charla’s life will be held at the Mankey residence on Saturday, July 19,
2014, at 1 p.m., when all her grandchildren, family and friends can be
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that
donations in Charla Mankey’s name be made to the Upper Scioto Valley Art
Condolences may be expressed at www.hansonneely.com.