Krista J. Manard, age 54, of Plainville, IL died Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 1:55 am in Blessing Hospital.
Krista returned to college later in life to pursue a degree in biology with an emphasis in research on gut microbiota and its effects on human health. She was also very interested in entomology, and she is having a paper published within that field along with professor Dr. Coehlo. She owned and operated Stone’s Prairie Market in Plainville along with Kevin and Sarah. Krista was an artist, a musician, an activist, a researcher, a gardener, and a devoted mother. She loved the environment and its creatures, great and small.
Survivors in addition to her husband Kevin include her son, Joseph (fiancée, Emilie Higley) Wiewel of Quincy, IL; a daughter, Sarah (Alvin) Dandan of West Burlington, IA; a granddaughter, Abrielle Dandan of West Burlington, IA; her father, Jerry DeLany, of Quincy ; two sisters, Kim Fortier of Mozier, IL, and Kerry (Richard) Bieker of Fieldon, IL; a brother, Kameron DeLany of Houston, TX, and a nephew, Chuck Fortier of Nebraska.
Krista was preceded in death by her mother, Roberta DeLany, and a nephew Allen Stilbrink.
Services: 10:00 am Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Jerry Walters officiating.
Burial: Hamburg Cemetery, Hamburg, IL
Visitation: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Friday November 10, 2017 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
Memorials: Donor’s choice
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.