Life Story for Alta Lee Mangus (Hitchcock)
Alta Lee Mangus, 86 of Springfield passed away peacefully at home on July 19 2017. She was born November 4, 1930 in Sterling, MO to Rufus and Effie (Manning) Hitchcock.
Alta married Bill Russell and to this union they were blessed with three children. Alta later married Frank Mangus.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank; her parents Rufus and Effie and siblings; Junior, Audra Sr, Billy, and Eva Hitchcock and Dorothy Maggard.
Alta is survived by her children, Linda J. Russell, Billy Joe Russell Jr, and Brenda Sperandio and husband Robert and his two sons Nick and Jason and one sister Wilma Adams. Grandchildren: Billy, Bobby and Brad Adams; Jenifer and Holly Russell; and Ross Schmolzi. Great Grandchildren: Jessica, Isabella Ann and Evelyn Jo Adams; Noah Hefner, Brandyn Schmolzi and Elizabeth and Dominic White. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives have been touched by her.
Visitation will be held on Monday July 24th from 10-11 a.m. at Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at White Chapel 52324 West State Hwy EE (Division) with a Funeral Service to follow at 11 with burial at White Chapel Memorial Gardens.