Former Miss Mississippi It is Kathy Manning, Dies at 59
Her death notice says that she died on December 23 in the Tennessee city of Collierville. She went on to finish second in the Miss America competition in 1985. . According to many who knew her, she was the kind of person who made an effort to meet new people from all walks of life and learn about what made them tick, her obituary says. Many who knew her remarked on her enthusiasm for mingling with people from all walks of life.
After she dies, only her three daughters, her brother, her mother, and many of her relatives and other extended family members will remember her. Manning has worn a lot of different hats throughout her career. She got a degree in psychology from the University of Mississippi, modeled for Coppertone and Maybelline, and traveled in Asia, Central America, and the Caribbean with the United Service Organizations (USO).
She was also a singer. She recorded songs for Christians and sang at weddings and baptisms. She also gave weather reports for WHBQ 13 in Memphis, an ABC station. Manning also helped people in need, according to her obituary. She worked with many different groups, such as the Memphis Humane Society, Palmer Home for Children, Crisis Center, Orpheum Memphis, and Alzheimer’s Day Care Centers.
She was known as Mississippi’s Sweetheart from the time she was in high school until she graduated from college. And when she moved to Memphis, many people there came to think of her as the heart of the city. And the hole she leaves in our lives hurts a lot, especially now that the holidays are coming up.” The next day, on December 30, Manning’s friends and family gathered for a private burial service. Before that, on December 29, they had a party.
The beauty queen competition
In 1984, when Manning was a student at Ole Miss, she went to the state level of the Miss Mississippi pageant. After winning the preliminary swimsuit competition, she became the second runner-up in the Miss America competition. Manning was also Miss Mississippi USA 1984 and ran for a spot in the semi-finals of the Miss USA pageant. Manning won the preliminary swimsuit competition, and in the Miss America competition, she came in second.
Manning won the preliminary swimsuit competition, and in the Miss America competition, she came in second. After she got married, Manning changed her last name to Loeb and went back to school to get a degree in psychology. During her time in college, she joined the Delta Gamma sorority. The former beauty queen has worked as a model, a Christian recording artist and singer, and a Memphis-based weather reporter. She has traveled with the United Services Organization (USO).
Long after she stopped competing in beauty pageants, she kept giving back to the community by volunteering with groups like the Memphis Humane Society, Alzheimer’s Day Care Centers, Palmer Home for Children, Crisis Center, and Orpheum Memphis.