Elizabeth “Betty” Marzluff

A Memorial Mass for Elizabeth P. “Betty” Marzluff, 90, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.  Inurnment will be later in the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, MD.  She died on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Brandon Woods at Alvamar in Lawrence, KS.

She was born on October 6, 1920 in Cleveland, OH, the daughter of Giovani B. and Margaret Paltani Polli. In 1969, she and her husband moved to Lawrence, KS from Charleston, SC.

Mrs. Marzluff was a graduate of the Ohio State University with a B.S. in education.
She was retired as the Coordinator of Special Education for the Charleston County Schools in Charleston, SC. Earlier in her career, she taught home economics.

In Lawrence, Mrs. Marzluff was a member of the Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi (Upsilon) Omicron, PEO Sisterhood, Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Women’s Guild at Corpus Christi, KU Retirees Club, KU Chapter of University Women’s Club and the Countryside Garden Club.

She was married to Captain Joseph O. Marzluff on July 12, 1944 in Gates Mills, OH.  He survives of the home.
Other survivors include three sons: Dr. Joseph M. (wife, Marcie) Marzluff, of Charleston, SC, Peter (wife, Deborah) Marzluff (USN Retired Rear Admiral), of Washington, D.C., Dr. John M. (wife Coleen) Marzluff, of Seattle, WA, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials in her name to the St. Colletta School for Exceptional Children in Jefferson, WS, or to the charity of the donor’s choice and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary. 


7 Condolences

  1. Mary Picard on June 5, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Pete, Debbie, Poppy, and all of the Marzluff family:
    We are sending our deepest condolences, our prayers, and our love.

    Ted and Mary Picard

  2. robyn herzog on June 5, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    sorry to hear bout betty
    she always had a smile when i come in to work
    i always hear her say if im in a different room is robyn here that made my day
    god bless robyn herzog

  3. Peggy and Jim Laver on June 7, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Dear Poppy, Pete and Debbie,
    We are sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We feel very fortunate to have met Mimi at Patrick and Megan’s wedding. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
    Love, Peggy and Jim

  4. CDR Grant J. Caughey, USN Ret on June 8, 2011 at 1:05 am

    Capt Marzluff, Vivian and I wish to convey our deepest sympathy and condolences over your family’s loss. Betty was a wonderful person who enriched the lives of many people. It was a pleasure having the opportunity to see her on the few occasions we had. Respectfully, Grant J. Caughey

  5. Louise Furtado on June 8, 2011 at 5:06 am

    Dear Marzluff family, I am so sorry for the loss of Mimi, she was a great woman that I had the pleasure of meeting. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Louise

  6. Kevin Crisp on June 8, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Dear Marzluff Family:
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Kevin and Andrea Crisp and Family

  7. CATHY POKORNY on June 8, 2011 at 9:15 am

    As you remember all the good times-remember YOU are her legacy -I have no doubt you have all made her very proud-She has definitely left her mark on this earth-with her love and values she has passed on to everyone she has touched. She will always be remembered as young, vibrant and free spirited individual as her family continues to live on.

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