Orin Marshall 1947-2024

Orin Marshall 1947-2024

Orin Floyd Marshall, 76, of Valley Falls, formerly of Holton, passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka with family by his side.

He was born Dec. 26, 1947, in Medford, Ore., the son of William Robert and Lois Elizabeth (McCormack) Marshall.

Orin was an Army “brat,” traveling around the world and eventually settling in Fort Scott. He graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1966. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education from Pittsburg State University.

Beginning in his early age of 12, he worked for the Fort Scott Tribune, until he was age 27. After college graduation, he taught for two years in El Dorado, then continued teaching fifth grade at Holton Central School for 30 years until retirement. After retirement, he substitute-taught in the Valley Falls school district.

He was a member of Holton Evangel (formerly the EUM Church) and Valley Falls United Methodist Church. He was a 42-year member of the Youth Ministry for Holton and Valley Falls Districts and Great Plains Conference. He served on the USD 336 School Board and the Beck Bookman Library Board and was a member of the Holton Optimist Club. Recently, Orin and Lenora were recognized with the Dorcas E. Turner Volunteer Award for volunteering at the Delaware Township Library.

Orin married Lenora Mabel Waltz on July 14, 1967, in Girard. They celebrated more than 56 years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lois Marshall.

Survivors include his wife, Lenora, of the home; a son, Robert W. Marshall (Monika) of Wiesbaden, Germany; a daughter, Cheryl A. Brosa (Cary) of Valley Falls; three sisters, Janet Snively of Lubbock, Texas, Llona Steele (Lynn) of Geneva, Ill., and Leota Marshall de Vazquez (Junior) of San Juan, Puerto Rico; a brother, Alan Marshall (Sheila) of Lubbock, Texas; and five grandchildren, Kevin and Sean Marshall (Logan), Kyle (Morgan), Cole and Abbey Brosa.

Family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 at Valley Falls United Methodist Church in Valley Falls. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date at Valley Falls Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Valley Falls Community Foundation, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com


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