Ardyce Faye McManus
April 21, 1942 - February 18, 2020

​Funeral services for Ardyce Faye McManus, 77, of Pukwana, SD, were held at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at the Pukwana Free Lutheran Church of Pukwana, SD.
Visitation began at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Hickey Funeral Chapel of Chamberlain, SD.
Burial was at the Pukwana Cemetery at Pukwana, SD.
Ardyce Faye McManus died Feb. 18, 2020, at Sanford University of South Dakota Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD, at the age of 77.
Ardyce Faye McManus was born April 21, 1942, at Mitchell, SD, to Willard and Ferne (Johnson) Graves.
She attended Gearhart and Olson country schools and later graduated from Chamberlain High School of Chamberlain, SD, in 1960. After high school, Ardyce attended South Dakota State University of Brookings, SD, where she received her bachelor’s degree in home economics in 1964.
Ardyce was united in marriage to Larry McManus in February of 1966.
She made her home in Sioux Falls, SD, before moving to Cherokee, Iowa.
They later moved to Wake Park, MN. During Larry’s military service, Ardyce moved to Germany and in 1968, their twin sons were born.
In the fall of 1968, they returned to the farm near Pukwana, SD, and in 1970, their daughter was born. She remained at home raising the children until starting her job in January of 1977 at the Brule County assessor’s office in Chamberlain, SD. She retired March 31, 2006, when her health forced her to slow down.
Ardyce loved to paint pictures, sew, quilt and bake.
During her younger years, she enjoyed gardening and later she still enjoyed planting flowers.
She was a member of the Pukwana Lutheran Church, Red Hat Ladies and Knitting Club.
Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Grateful for having shared her life are twin sons, Brian McManus and wife, Linda of Chancellor, SD, and Bradley McManus and wife, Valerie of Brookings, SD; a daughter, Pamela Hallman and husband, Dan of White Lake, SD; six grandchildren, Shania, Sean, Jamie, Devin, Mason and Tyler; a brother, Gordon Graves and wife, Mary of Pukwana, SD, and a sister-in-law, Dianne Graves of Chamberlain, SD.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Ferne Graves and a brother, Gene Graves.
Hickey Funeral Chapel of Chamberlain, SD, was in charge of arrangements.
The obituary may be seen at

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