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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Obituary - Martha Leone Marlow

Martha Leone Marlow
Martha Leone Marlow, age 86, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center in Nevada, Mo. She was born June 29, 1930 in Baldwin City, Ks. the fifth of seven children born to the union of Walter Lee New and Elsie Mae (Mateer) New. She attended school in Archie, Bronaugh, and Liberal, Mo. Leone graduated from Liberal High School in 1947. On June 3, 1947 she was united in marriage to Joseph D. Marlow. He preceded her in death on January 18, 2016 after 69 years of marriage.

Leone was a homemaker and worked as a school secretary in Dadeville, Mo. She was an accomplished seamstress, a wonderful cook, and loved to read. Leone spent many hours helping her husband in the vegetable garden and canning. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and attending their music, theater and sports events. Leone was also active in various garden clubs and church organizations, but she especially enjoyed over 50 years as an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Leone is survived by her children; Betty Jo Laflen (Jerry), Moundville, Joseph D. Marlow, Jr. (Tammy) Springfield, Becky Jane Toler (Kenneth) Bolivar, Martin Marlow (Beth) Springfield; son-in-law, Lyndon Irwin of Bois D’Arc; grandchildren, Joseph Laflen (Adrian), Jerry Laflen (Jill), Jeffrey Laflen (Holly), John Laflen (Julie), Russ Marlow (Lindsey), Brian Toler, Kendra Young (Zachary), Brandon Toler (Chelsea), Krista Stander (Jordan), John Irwin (Risa), Phillip Irwin (Ashley), Thomas Marlow, and Vance Marlow; nineteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Hensley, Odessa and Jane Hacker, Blue Springs; one brother-in-law, Howard Marlow (Helen); one sister-in-law, Bobby Marlow; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and many special friends. Leone was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Barbara Jean Irwin; and four siblings, Kenneth New, Howard New, JoAnn Kurtz, and Opal New.

Funeral services for Martha Leone Marlow will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Lockwood United Methodist Church in Lockwood with Pastor Travis James officiating. Interment will follow in Lockwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the O.E.S. Service that will begin at 11:20 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Lockwood United Methodist Church or the Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center in care of Ferry Funeral Home.