Manikarnika S. (Pingali) Vinnakota, age 89, died on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at Rahway Hospital in Rahway. She was born in India and came to the United States in 1978 where she resided in Warren. Mrs. Vinnakota was a Grand Patron at the Balaji Temple in Bridgewater. She was an avid reader and enjoyed needlepoint, writing and singing. Mrs. Vinnakota is survived by her sons, Narayana Vinnakota and his wife Alivelu, Sriramula Vinnakota and his wife Sridevi, Murthy Vinnakota and his wife Rajeshwari, Rao V. Vinnakota and his wife Radha; her daughters, Kumari Devarakonda and her husband Subrahmanyam and Sujata Rayasam and her husband Ramkumar and her sister Mrs. Sakuntala of Mumbai, India. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be on Saturday, September 3, 2005 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd. Watchung followed by cremation at Franklin Memorial Park in North Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Rahway Hospital Foundation, 865 Stone Street, Rahway, NJ 07065 or to the Warren Township Rescue Squad, 6 Bardy Road, Warren, NJ 07059.