Charity M. Manspeaker


Charity M. Manspeaker, 59, of Meade Street, Buckhannon, died Friday, June 26, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born on Jan. 6, 1961, in Erie, Pa., a daughter of John Edward “Jack” and Charity Margaret “Peggy” Young Dedrick, who survive in Centreville, Md.

Charity grew up in Bowie, Md., and on Sept. 3, 1983, she was united in marriage to Richard David Manspeaker, II, who survives. In addition to her parents and husband, she is also survived by her four loving children, Andrew John “Andy” Manspeaker of the home, Anthony Peter “Tony” Manspeaker and wife, Kelley, of Buckhannon, Matthew Augustine Manspeaker and wife, Stephanie, of Jessup, Md., and Mary Rose Manspeaker of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Ethan, Leigha and Molly Rose Manspeaker; one brother James Dedrick and wife, Kelly, of Port Deposit, Md.; two sisters, Colleen and husband, Michael, Cimba of Monroeville, Pa., and Kathy and husband, Todd Davis, of Mount Airy, Md.; one sister-in-law, Vicki Dedrick of Annapolis, Md.; father- and mother-in-law, Richard and Patricia Manspeaker of Hagerstown, Md.; numerous nieces and nephews; and her three beloved cats, Lucy, Muffin and Snoopy; and dog, Bacon.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph “Joe” Dedrick.

Charity was a parishioner of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, where she served in various music ministries. Many students received the gift of music from her during her 32-year teaching career with Upshur County Schools and she loved each of them. Charity was a talented violinist and guitarist and was especially fond of caring for her cats.

At the request of the deceased, the body will be cremated. A private memorial mass will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fr. Edward Tetteh, S.V.D. as celebrant.

Online condolences may be extended to the Manspeaker family at www.heavnerandcutright.com.

The Manspeaker family entrusted the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel & Cremation Service with the arrangements.