Patricia Manning, a retired nurse, died Sunday at the Anne Arundel Medical Center of complications of rheumatoid arthritis. She was 59 and lived in Millersville.
A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Manning was being offered today at Our Lady of the Fields Roman Catholic Church, Cecil Avenue near Millersville Road in Millersville.
She retired in 1967 as a nurse at Bon Secours Hospital after working there and at Mercy Hospital. She worked at Mercy for much of the time after her graduation from its nursing school in 1953.
The former Patricia Awalt was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Western High School.
Her husband, James J. Manning Sr., died in 1968.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary P. Burge of Landover Hills; three sons, James J. Manning Jr. of Baltimore, Paul J. Manning of Gainesville, Fla., and Joseph E. Manning of Bishopville; four brothers, Monsignor William J. Awalt Jr. of Washington, Robert F. Awalt of Timonium, James L. Awalt of Millersville and John E. Awalt of Stone Mountain, Ga.; and two grandsons.
The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the Southern Maryland Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.