Violet Mae (Bond-Ralls) Mann
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Violet Mann Rites Friday
Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) for Mrs. Violet Mae Mann in the Crowley County High School gymnasium. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Ordway.
Mrs. Mann died Monday morning while enroute to La Junta Medical Center by ambulance after apparently suffering a massive heart attack at her home in Crowley. She was 79.
Mrs. Mann was born Oct. 6, 1897 at Council Grove, Kan., daughter of Albert and Nannie Bond. She moved to Oklahoma with the family and began her teaching career there, where she taught 12 years in a one-room school. Continuing her education, she received a B.A. in elementary education from Adams State College, Alamosa, in 1958.
She came to Crowley in 1932 to make her home with her parents and was married to Horace W. Mann on June 7, 1935. They operated the Crowley Drug Store until his death in 1955.
In 1945 Mrs. Mann began teaching in the Crowley County system. She retired in May, 1970, but continued as a favorite substitute teacher until the Spring break this year.
Mrs. Mann was an active member of the Crowley Community Baptist Church, was also a member of Colorado Education Association, Ordway Rebekah Lodge, American Legion Auxiliary and was current Crowley Town Clerk, a post she had held for over 30 years.
Violet had no children and is survived by a brother, Marvin L. Bond of Pendleton, Ore.; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Leona Bond of Ordway and Mrs. Helen Smith of Rifle; four nieces and four nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Orville Bond.