Remembering Mary “Bunky” Womble Manley

With great sadness, we share that former Vice President Collegiate I Mary “Bunky” Womble Manley passed away Monday, Jan. 18, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She was 64.

Bunky was initiated at Eta Zeta Chapter (Elon University) on May 15, 1975. After graduating in 1978 with a degree in elementary education, she served as a ZTA Traveling Leadership Consultant. She began her national service as Standards and Enrichment Committee Chair in 1980 and was instrumental in the establishment of Iota Sigma Chapter (Old Dominion University) in 1987. She was an advisor to Iota Sigma when she was selected as Province President III-B in 1989. Bunky received her Honor Ring and was elected to National Council at Convention 1992, serving as VPC I until 1995. She later returned to national service as Mentor to Gamma Nu Chapter (University of Virginia) from 1999 to 2001.

After working in her family’s real estate company for many years, she began her teaching career in the late 1990s. She was a beloved third grade teacher at Linkhorn Park Elementary School in Virginia Beach at the time of her passing.

Bunky is survived by her mother, Rosalie Womble; her sister, Barbara Womble Kahle, also an alumna of Eta Zeta Chapter; her brother, Bill Womble; and her sons, Tanner and Alex Manley.

No services are planned at this time. Zetas who wish to remember Bunky may send condolences to International Office:
1036 S. Rangeline Rd
Carmel, IN 46032

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