Susan E. Knam McManus, 75, of Wilkesboro passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Medical Center. She was born May 20, 1944, in Flushing, N.Y., to Justus H. and Mary E. Fernsler Knam.

Mrs. McManus was a graduate of North Haven High School in 1962, a graduate of Virginia Intermont AA in 1963 and a graduate of High Point College in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in teaching. She was a member of St. John Baptist de LaSalle Catholic Church and the church’s choir. Her hobbies were her grandchildren.

Susan is survived by her husband of 46 years, Henry S. McManus; her son, Brian McManus and spouse, Traci, of Wilkesboro; her stepsons, David McManus and spouse, Sibrey, of Novi, Mich., and Michael G. McManus of Reno, Nev.; her grandchildren, Sydney, Payton and Addison McManus, all of Wilkesboro, and Sibrey Alexis and Troy D. McManus, both of Novi, Mich.

Funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at St. John Baptist de LaSalle Catholic Church, with Father John Hanic officiating. An ice cream social will be held immediately following the service.

Flowers will be accepted. Memorials may be made to Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center for Cancer patients at 300 West Morgan Street, Suite 1200, Durham, N.C. 27701.

Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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