MARTHA "MARTY" ROMMELAERE MANNING, August 30, 1922 to May 28, 2011. Marty passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 28, 2011 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Marty grew up on a farm near LaFleche. She moved to Moose Jaw, at seventeen, to pursue her love of baseball with the Royals. When the team folded she relocated to Edmonton where she won a trip to South Bend, Indiana to try out for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and was successful. Playing for the Kenosha Comets, she traveled throughout the States, pursuing her love of the sport. During an exhibition game, the Comets beat the New York Yankees, to their chagrin. Marty, along with all league players was recognized by the American Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown; she was inducted, along with all Canadian AAGBBL players, into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame; and she received a Certificate of Merit from the Government of Canada for her contribution to sports and fitness. Martha was a wonderful, loving person whose life touched many people. Predeceased by three brothers, Valare, Albert and Omere, she is survived by sons William and Raymond; daughter Lorelee; granddaughter Christine (Kenton) Zablotsky and great-grandchildren Calla and Clark. A Memorial Service was held at the Marion Grande Amenities Room, 3605 Albert Street, Regina on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.
Author: Regina Leader Post, Regina, Sask., Canada
Contributed By: Merrie Fidler
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