Penelope M. Manter

November 30, -0001 - August 13, 2009

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MANTER, Penelope (nee Petit), beloved wife of Paul Manter, loving mother of Jason and Aaron Manter and Ashleigh (Chad) Myers, loving daughter of Lori and the late Earl Petit, dear sister of Mike Petit, Missy Davis and Ted Petit. Thursday, August 13, 2009, age 63. Friends may call at St. John Neumann Church, 12191 Mill Rd., Pleasant Run, Monday from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45267.


Ruth Coon - Aug 17, 2009

To the Manter family. I never had the pleasure of meeting your Mother but I have grown to love Jason like a son. He loves his Mother very much and talked of her often when we were together. I know she had to be special to have raised Jason to be the man he is today. He has been honest and open about some of the mistakes he has made growing into manhood but he knew he always had his mom’s support and love.
Watching ones parent suffer the way your Mother did is the worst experience you could have and I know from losing my mom there is mixed relief and sorrow when the time comes. Jason has said your mother and wife had a great faith and I know that this was passed on to her family. You know that she is with our Father in Heaven and at peace now and forever and that you all will have a wonderful reunion when the time is right.
I hope your memories are a comfort to you and the knowledge that you were all loved will make your Mother’s life and death a celebration.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all and Jason you are in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers,
remember to lean on Frank.


Ruth Coon

Matthew Brown - Aug 17, 2009

Very sorry for the loss in your family. Few I have known in this life as kind and caring.

Ada Arrington - Aug 17, 2009

My deepest sympathies to Penny’s family. I know she is greatly missed by her many friends and family. May God bless and comfort you in your time of grief.

St. Xavier High School - Aug 17, 2009

We at St. Xavier High School were truly sorry to hear of the passing of Penelope. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your entire family as you mourn the loss of your loved one. May the spirit of St. Francis Xavier be with you and your family during this difficult time.


John Schrantz ‘96
Director of Alumni Relations

Fr. Denny Ahern ‘56
Alumni Chaplain

Anthony E. Schad ‘81
Director of Development Services

Beth Moores - Aug 17, 2009

I am so sorry for your loss. Penny was a great person – such a loving mother and wife. She was wonderful with everyone she met. I worked with her when she was in the Fairfield location for OHC several years back.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Beth Moores

Joe and Cindy Richmond - Aug 15, 2009

Our daughter reminisced about how 20 years ago when Penny babysat her she would make spaghetti with melted butter and Parmesan cheese for lunch. Every time she went to Penny’s, she would ask her to make it, and, of course, she did. Penny was a person who made memories for people that last a lifetime. She always had a smile on her face, even in the most adverse times. We will miss her physical presence in the neighborhood, but will always remember that smile and her gentle ways.

Marlene Petit - Aug 15, 2009

Penny was most certainly an inspiration to all who knew her.
She fought her cancer battle with a courageous inner strength while exemplifying a quiet outer grace.

Penny would send cards to our home each year on the anniversay date of the passing of both our daughter and son….never focusing on her own pain as much as the pain of others.

God blessed my path in this life with the gift of Penny’s friendship, and for that, I am truly grateful.

With deepest sympathy,
Marlene Petit