MANKOWSKI, ANNE (KRYNICKI) went to be with the Lord very peacefully on January 17, 2014, at the age of 84, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Weirton, West Virginia on August 25, 1929, the daughter of the late Chester Krynicki and the late Stella Krynicki Greathouse. Anne graduated from Mount Nazareth Academy in Emsworth, PA. She married her husband, Walter, on February 26, 1949. In addition to her parents, Anne was also preceded in death by her brother, Stanley Krynicki, and her step-father, Jake Greathouse. Anne is survived by her husband of 65 years, Walter Mankowski, by three daughters, Christine Mankowski, Mary Ann Tucker (Jim), and Kathleen Cowey (Paul), and one son, Raymond Mankowski. In addition to her children, Anne is also survived by five grandchildren, Tiffany Devore, Jamie Stierwalt, Matthew Mankowski, Zachary Mankowski, and Kevin Cowey, as well as seven great-grandchildren. Anne was a devoted wife and a loving mother, whose very kind heart and giving spirit were blessings to everyone. Above all else, she had a very strong faith in God and instilled her Christian values in her children and grandchildren not only through words, but by the way she lived her life. Anne was a woman of true beauty and grace who touched the lives of all those around her. With a heart full of God's love, she shared words of wisdom, encouragement, and life. Her smile was heartfelt, her love genuine, and her desire to walk in God's truth was evident in all that she did. Anne made her home a place of warmth and happiness and she will be forever remembered and missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Friends and family will be received at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton on Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and again on Friday at the First Church of the Nazarene located at 475 Colliers Way, Weirton at 11 a.m. A celebration of Anne's life will be held at the church on Friday at 12 o'clock, with Pastor Brian Richardson officiating the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 475 Colliers Way, Weirton, WV, 26062.

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  1. Mr. Mankowski, Chrissy, Mary Ann, Kathleen, and Raymond, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful woman who was beautiful inside and out. God has gained another angel. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time…love you all

    Jo-Ellen

  2. Chrissy, I was so sorry to hear about your Mothers passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. May all those precious memories give you some peace at this very difficult time. Love and hugs to you. Love, Francie

  3. Christine, Mark and I are so sorry for your loss. Let your faith help you accept your loss . She’ll never really be gone she’s in your heart sincerely , Paula Lutz and Mark Kreyenbuhl

  4. Dear Mr Mankowski, Chris,sisters and families, Our deepest sympathy to you and yours…It is never easy to lose a mom…but know that we are keeping you all in thought and prayer at this time of loss…May God be with all of you and may she rest in peace! Joe and Cindi Kostka Revay

  5. Dear Chris,

    Sending deepest sympathy to you and the family. May your mother rest in peace and may you know the comfort of good friends and family.

    Praying for you in your time of sorrow.

  6. Kathleen, Christine, and family, this is Jimmy Antoniou who visited your home in my high school days. My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. What a kind and wonderful lady the community and your family has lost. I remember her kindness and hospitality very well even 40 some years later. My heart and prayers go out to you today and may God bless you all in this time of prayer and sorrow.

  7. Christine and family, Im sitting here on my couch looking at this beautiful picture of your Mom and crying. “Anne was a woman of true beauty and grace who touched the lives of all those around her” So true! I can close my eyes and see her with her eyes closed, smiling and tapping her knee to your Dad playing music. Such a wonderful woman and family. Sending prayers..

  8. Chris,

    I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. May she rest in the arms of our Lord and you and your family find comfort in all the memories that you cherish. She was such a gentle and kind woman. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

    God Bless

    Ange Carpini Reinard

  9. Christine and family: I did not know your mom, but Joyce G. is my co-worker and Brittany is my daughter. So sorry for your loss. You were such a wonderful daughter! Brittany misses Ann too and frequently spoke of her.

  10. Mary Ann and family, was sorry to hear about the loss of your mom-praying for you as you go through this difficult time during the next weeks and months~ Satona

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