Darlien V. Manley

BYRON — Darlien V. Manley died on Thursday May 11, 2023  at the age of 78.  Darlien was born April 4, 1945 to Alma Blanchard –Hall in Oregon, Illinois.  Darlien graduated from Byron High School and worked in several retail settings.  She married, the love of her life, Harry B. Manley Jr. on November 18, 1966 in Oregon, IL.  Darlien was a fur-mom to numerous rescued animals, no strays ever were turned away from her love for animals.  She and her husband owned and operated a CB Radio Repair business in Oregon for many years, her handle was Red Devil.  Darlien loved to read, play games with friends and family and watch movies.  You could always find her and Harry at flee markets and auctions, a favorite pastime of both her and her husband.  Darlien is survived by a sister, Charlene Mackeben, of Rock Falls, IL. and a Sister in Law, Roberta (George) Thatcher, New Mexico and several nieces & nephews.  Darlien was preceded in death by her husband, mother, step-father Charles Hall, her In-laws, Harry A and Thelma Manley, a brother-in-law, James Mackeben, a sister in-law Thelma Snyder and many loved fur babies.  Private graveside memorial service will be held at a later date.