Oscar Franklin Mann, 91, a resident of Mooresville, Mo., died on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at his home, under the care of his family and Saint Luke's Hospice.

Oscar was born the son of Franklin Samuel and Lina Mabel (Allen) Mann on Oct. 3, 1920, in Mooresville, Mo. On March 1, 1943, he was united in marriage to Jennie Ellen Stewart in Mooresville. She survives of the home.

He served as a Tec 5 in the United States Army from 1942 until 1945, during World War II. He worked for many years operating machinery for land construction for Archie Nibarger. He enjoyed fishing, coin collecting, gardening and relic hunting.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Larry Mann of Mooresville; two daughters, Wanda Dawkins and husband Gareld of Mooresville, and Karen Gray and husband Sam of Laredo, Mo.; three grandchildren, Dana Buttz and husband Joe of Platte City, Mo., Randy Gray of Chula, Mo., and Ellen Gott and husband Noel of Chillicothe, Mo.; four great-grandchildren, Morgann Buttz, Derek Gray, Bryce Gott, and Brock Gott; and two brothers, Orvil Mann and Otis Mann both of Mooresville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Otto Mann and Oren Mann; one sister, Elizabeth Dolan; and sister-in-law Bonnie Mann.

Services were held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo., on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at 10 a.m. There is no scheduled family visitation. Burial was held at Mooresville Cemetery, Mooresville, Mo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Luke's Hospice, and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Mo. 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo.