Barbara S. Mantz
Barbara S. Mantz, age 81, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2021. Survived by her husband, Jack S. Mantz, Sr.; daughters: Debbie Goertz (Larry), Shirley Wilson, and Brenda Wages (Jim); sons, Scott Mantz (Sharon) and Rick Mantz; brother, Robert Vandry (Betty); 39 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; other loving family members and many friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Irene Vandry; brothers, Earl Vandry, Jr. and John D. Vandry.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Sept. 22nd from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. FUNERAL: Thursday, Sept. 23rd at 11am, West Center Chapel. Interment, St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery.
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Age 81, of Omaha, Nebraska was born on September 11, 1940, in Burlington, Kansas to Earl and Irene Vandry. She passed away on surrounded by her family at her home in Omaha, Nebraska.
Barbara was united in marriage to Jack S. Mantz, Sr. on April 11, 1957, in Miami, Oklahoma. Barbara and Jack had a large family that were a very important part of her life. Family gatherings and cooking for the family brought great joy to Barb. Aside from family, in 1960-1963 Barbara worked at Kitty Clover, from 1964-1971 she worked at Western Electric and from 1972-2005 she worked as an Administrator at Contractors, Laborers, Teamsters and Engineers Health and Welfare until her retirement in 2005.
Proceeded in death by parents, Earl and Irene Vandry; brothers, Earl Vandry, Jr. and John D. Vandry. Survived by husband Jack S. Mantz, Sr.; daughters: Debbie Goertz (Larry), Shirley Wilson, Brenda Wages (Jim); sons, Scott Mantz (Sharon) and Rick Mantz; brother, Robert Vandry (Betty); 39 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; number of nieces and nephews; other loving family members and many friends.
So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful cousin to myself and my 2 sisters, Charlene and Cheri.
I would just like to say to Jack I’m sorry for your loss Barb was a wonderful person she always had me laughing to Debbie,Scott,,Shirley,Rick, & Brenda your mom was the nicest person I ever met there was something about her that just made you wanna smile and listen to what she had to say she will be missed
I am sorry to say I never got to meet my Aunt Barb, but I have heard many great things about her and I am sorry that I didn’t know about her until last yea and I am still trying to figure out everyone and my place within the Vandry side. My biological father, Earl Jr. and mother Cheryl apparently kept it a secret until their passing and through DNA I have found many family members that I wish I had met, and many I hope to meet. I am sorry for your loss of Barbara and pass my condolences to the entire family. I am sure she will be greatly missed.