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In Memory of
James Donald McManness
October 31, 1926 - June 3, 2019

Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. June 5, 2019 at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville, Ohio
Thursday 10-11:30 a.m. June 6, 2019 at the Heartland Conference and Retreat Center, Marengo, Ohio

Thursday, 11:30 a.m. June 6, 2019 at the Heartland Conference and Retreat Center, Marengo, Ohio

Kingwood Memorial Park

Rev. J. Donald McManness, age 92, of Westerville, Ohio, passed away June 3, 2019. in 1949, he became an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He pastored several churches in Kansas and Ohio, and served 23 years as pastor of Toledo Calvary Assembly of God Church, Toledo, Ohio. He later served the Ohio District of the Assemblies of God as Executive Secretary and Stewardship Director. In his role there, he was instrumental in bringing the Heartland Conference and Retreat Center from vision to reality. For the last 4 years he resided at Feridean Commons in Westerville, where he led a prayer group. He was much loved by his family and friends. Preceded in death by wife Glenda D. McManness; daughter Becki Finn. Survived by daughter Cheree (John) Clark; grandchildren, Christian (Wendy) Cagle, Brook Cagle, Nick Mendler, Michelle Clark, Dru (Kim) Streicher, Robb (Rachel) Streicher; great grandchildren Lauren and Evan Cagle, Oliver, Nicolette, Seneca and Corrine streicher; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Thursday 10 - 11:30 a.m. at the Heartland Conference and Retreat Center 3201 County Road 225, Marengo, Ohio 43334 where service will follow at 11:30 a.m., Rev. John Wooten and Rev. James Palmer officiating. Interment Kingwood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heartland Conference and Retreat Center. Condolences may be left at


Pastor Brad & Nicole Myers

Jun 4, 2019

So sorry for your loss. What a great man!! Prayers for all the family!


Oliver Dalaba

Jun 4, 2019

Don was a good man and a faithful friend. He did a financial planning seminar for us with many people leaving money to our church in Kalamazoo, MI. I served on the Ohio Presbytary with with Don for several years and appreciated his wisdom and his spirit. May God comfort you in your loss. Ollie Dalaba.


Kathy Jo Cagle

Jun 4, 2019

I would like to bless the family and remind everyone when I came into the family. I married Christian and Brook father Gary Cagle. Don and Glenda welcome me with open arms anytime there was a family gathering. I remember him being my favorite pastor ever. He was a wise man. Much love going to our family today he will be really missed



Jun 4, 2019

I had the benefit of working with Don for several years. I enjoyed his wisdom and his wit. He and Glenda became a part of our family and our girls thought of them as grandparents. We always looked forward to trips back to Ohio to see them. Ralph & Charm Holman


John Arnold

Jun 5, 2019

Don was a good friend. Doris and I enjoyed visiting with Don and Glenda when we were back in Ohio. Spoke to him recently on the phone and he was his usual warm and gracious self. He blessed many people.


Ken Patrick

Jun 5, 2019

Dear Cheree, and family....we were so happy to see you and your Dad two weeks ago at OMN conference! Now, we simply rejoice with you....what a wonderful mentor he was to us, and so many! We admired his vision, work ethic, and integrity. Somehow, he always brought both wisdom and humor to his messages. He will be greatly missed! Ken & Sherri Patrick - OMN Senior Missionaries


Nita Wood

Jun 5, 2019

Dear Cheree and family: After the death of my husband, Dan, your Dad became a wonderful friend and confidant. Don was so gracious, loving and wise. That wisdom he shared with me during my grief journey at Dan's passing. We both had lost a daughter and a spouse. There was much to share. Following those moments, I made arrangements to visit him every time I traveled from Florida to Ohio. We shared warm conversations and his contributions to my journey were invaluable. His friendship is one I will cherish forever. You and the entire family are in my prayers. We are celebrating Don!! What a legacy he leaves us all ! Devoted father, grandfather, great grandfather, friend and mentor, faithful servant of the Most High! He is rejoicing with Jesus! We wouldn't call him back for anything! But he will be sincerely missed!! Thank you for sharing him with me! I will love him forever! Nita Wood West Palm Beach, Florida


Bob & Brenda Engle

Jun 6, 2019