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Honorable John Hodo Manston, Sr
August 12, 1935 - December 18, 2015

The Manston, Bedell & Hodge families, with profound sadness, announce the sudden home-going of their beloved husband, dad, brother, uncle & grandad Honorable John Hodo Manston, Sr. in his 81st year at St. Joseph's Catholic Hospital near Monrovia.  He was born on August 12, 1935 in Fishtown, Maryland county, Liberia unto the union of Moses Nyema & Plo Nyeba Manston.

Honorable John Hodo Manston, Sr. faithfully & dutifully served as a public servant.  He served as Supervisor of Schools for Bong County, Superintendent of the Monrovia Consolidated Schools System, MCSS; Deputy Minister of Education of Liberia & Senior Senator representing Maryland County in the Liberian Legislature. In the United States, he served in the Woonsocket and Providence School systems in Rhode Island.

He is survived by his beloved children Nyeneplu Manston, John H. Manston, Jr. (Martha), Godfrey Manston, Nyeba Manston-Dunbar (Eli), and Gahie Manston.  Also left to mourn are his brothers Edward D. Manston and Winston S.G.W. Bedell, Sr.; a host of nieces & nephews, grandchildren and other relatives & friends.

He was predeceased by his dear wife Martha Hammond Manston; siblings Hododeh Manston-Johnson  & Henry Manston; and son Gleh Manston.

Funeral & Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Camp Johnson Road, Monrovia..

Edward D. Manston                  (401) 302-0901
Fanny Manston                        (401) 302-0901
Nyeba Manston-Dunbar           (612) 205-7707
Samuel Othello Hodge             +231 886 554 253
Sarah Monie Hodge                 +231 886 554 253
Godfrey Manston                     (919) 306-8692
Amelia Manston-Sambola       (401) 426-9174
Winston Bedell                        (401) 516-4957
John H. Manston, Jr.                +231 886 661 256
Wilbur Thomas                        +231 886 520 075

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