Micheal William ‘Mike’ Manley

Micheal William ‘Mike’ Manley, age 81, of Quincy, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2024 in his home. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law, friend and loved one to so many. He was born on March 1, 1943 in LaBelle, MO. He married his forever love, Evelyn Virginia Abbey on Christmas Day, December 25, 1962. She preceded him in death on September 1, 2020.

Mike worked for ADM and the former Quincy Soybean Company for over 38 years until his retirement. He also owned and operated his own antique business, ‘Manley’s Antiques’ throughout the area. He was a member and long-serving deacon of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in LaBelle, MO.

Mike loved gardening and just about everything outdoors. In his earlier years, he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was quite the cook and loved making Sunday dinners for his family. Mike was a jack of all trades. Above all, his greatest love was time spent with family and friends.

Mike is survived by his six children Ethel Irene Russell, of Galesburg, Illinois; Ronald (Diane) Manley, of Quincy, Illinois; Nate Manley, of Quincy; Darin Manley of Quincy, IL; Phylicia (Herre) Manley, of Chicago, Illinois; and Cammie (Channin) Bassett, of Quincy, Illinois. His siblings: Virginia (Danny) Humphrey; Joyce (Davis) Bolton; George (Brenda) Johnson and Johnny Johnson. He also leaves in love 31 grandchildren including Derion ‘Bub’ Manley who Mike and Evelyn raised as their son, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife Evelyn, Mike was also preceded in death by his father Artie Manley, his mother Ethel Clay Wilson, one grandson Josell Manley and siblings: Mary D. Abbey and Leota A. Gay.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 6, 2024 at 11:00 AM in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday afternoon from 3:00 until 6:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. A repast will be held at Bob Mays Park following the interment on Monday, May 6, 2024.The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


  1. Mikayla Valentine on May 2, 2024 at 12:30 pm

    My FOREVER Love… My Papa My Heart❤️❤️❤️

    • John Frame on May 2, 2024 at 10:03 pm

      Mike was one of the best men I ever worked with., He made work fun and got the job done. R.I.P MIKE.

  2. Denise Steele on May 2, 2024 at 12:41 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you peace during this difficult time. Denise Steele, JPMORGAN Bank

  3. Hicks Family on May 2, 2024 at 12:59 pm

    Sending our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the Manley family.

    From the Hicks Family

    • Tammy Mabie on May 2, 2024 at 5:26 pm

      My heart goes out to his family. Sending comforting prayers and love to Kirsten, the girls and Roman.

  4. Marilyn Dunker on May 2, 2024 at 1:41 pm

    Michael was my neighbor and what a wonderful neighbor he was and he was also my friend. We spent many times out by the curb or on my porch chatting and laughing while drinking Pepsi after he cut my grass…..Michael was a well dressed gentleman.. Especially Sunday…. I will surely miss my dear friend ❤️‍🩹…muc hugs and love to his family

  5. Don Hendrian on May 2, 2024 at 5:46 pm

    I worked with Mike at ADM. Was a super guy. Prayers for the family

  6. Gina Stotts on May 2, 2024 at 6:05 pm

    i have been so blessed to call mike my neighbor and my friend for the last 24 years. So many stories we would share. My daycare kids all loved talking to mike as he was always outside working on something. Whenever i needed anything from bat extraction, snow removal, borrow tools, cut up tree, etc Mike was there. i will also miss all his garden blessings and baking him his favorite treats. Sometimes we would just sit and talk for hours. This is such a great loss to his family, friends, community and church. Hope we are neighbors in heaven some day Mike! Praying for all his beautiful family.

  7. Gregory Schwartz on May 2, 2024 at 9:40 pm

    My condolences to the Manley family. We were neighbors for many years and Mike was a good friend and quite the character. Praying for all of you, and Celebrating a long life well lived!

  8. John Frame on May 2, 2024 at 10:05 pm

    Mike was one of the best men I ever worked with., He made work fun and got the job done. R.I.P MIKE.

  9. Erykah on May 2, 2024 at 11:23 pm

    I love you grandpa thank you for always loving me and Kris and never treating us different!
    You’ll truly be missed! I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there 🙁

  10. Naytatiana manley on May 3, 2024 at 8:48 am

    I love you grandpa 😩❤️

  11. Ekiyor Family on May 3, 2024 at 6:13 pm

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you and the family strength and we pray you spend this time remembering the joyful days with your Dad.

    God Bless you.

    Ekiyor Family

  12. Sharon Wilson-Foster on May 3, 2024 at 10:36 pm

    Our condolences to Mike’s family and friends. Rest peacefully dear one.

  13. robert corbin on May 4, 2024 at 7:02 pm

    i worked with Mike over 30 years he was a great friend so sorry for his family he was a great man.

  14. John Zeiset on May 4, 2024 at 9:24 pm

    Will miss you at Rutledge

  15. Orange family on May 5, 2024 at 7:42 am

    My deepest condolences and prayers to the family 🕊️. Strength and blessings.

  16. Leo E mueller on May 5, 2024 at 8:52 am

    Darin and family, so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
    Lee and Nancy Mueller

  17. Mary Townsend on May 7, 2024 at 7:18 am

    He was a neighbor when I lived in Quincy. He would stop and talk to me when I walked through the alley. He was the best and may God give the family peace and strength.

  18. Greg and LeXze Mann on May 7, 2024 at 4:38 pm

    Mike was a wonderful friend of my father’s Mike Hudnut, ours and loved our adopted son Matthew. Matthew is related to his granddaughter who he raised. We will miss you dear friend. Rest in peace.

  19. Tammy Von Burg on May 9, 2024 at 9:04 am

    I worked with Mike at Quincy Soybean / ADM for over 20 years. He was a great guy and always had I smile when I saw him. My prayers to all of his family and close friends.

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