Juanita F. Marsh

Memorial services for Juanita F. Marsh, 86, Lawrence will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Inurnment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. She passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.

She was born August 29, 1928, at Windy Acres farm near Hillsdale, KS the daughter of Alva C. and Edith (Cherry) Farrar.

She was a member of PEO Chapter HZ, First Presbyterian Church, and was also a member of other service organizations throughout her lifetime in Lawrence. She was an avid Bridge Player.

Nita and Robert co-owned M&M Office Supply in Lawrence, which they started in 1960. Nita enjoyed working with the public for over 40 years.

She married Robert Marsh August 10, 1947 in Hillsdale, KS. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include one son, Craig (Leslie) Marsh, Lawrence; two daughters, Janet (Richard) Belote, Canton, GA, Linda (Clark) Cropp, Lawrence; eight grandchildren, Cameron (Liz) Marsh Caitlin Marsh, Andrew (Kristyn) Belote, Matthew (Amanda) Belote, John (Amy) Belote, Alison Cropp, Benjamin Cropp and Melanie Cropp; two great grandchildren, Bennett Belote, Emma Belote; many nieces & nephews and loving family.

Family will greet friends at 1:00 p.m. one hour prior to the service on Saturday, January 31st at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to PEO Chapter HZ or Lawrence Public Library Foundation and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

4 Condolences

  1. Sherri Dobbins Millsap on January 23, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    I was saddened seeing the notice of Juanita’s passing. I have such fond memories of Juanita and mother visiting and laughing over their bridge games. She was a very sweet and beautiful lady. My heart goes out to the family as I know how much she will be missed.
    Love and prayers to all of you from the Dobbins family,

  2. John Dobbins on January 27, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Dear Marsh Family,

    I wanted to let all of you know that I will be thinking about your family as you celebrate a well loved and wonderful lady. I remember meeting my new friend, Craig, at the ripe old age of 3 and getting to go to his home where I was greeted by his smiling mom. She made me feel welcome and never ceased doing so all of her life. I don’t believe there was ever a harsh word spoken by Juanita or about her. She was loved by many including me. I’ll be out of town this Saturday but certainly my thoughts will be with you. God bless all of you.

    John Dobbins

  3. Marion & Chris Anderson on January 28, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Old Irish Saying:
    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal…
    Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
    We are both so sorry and sending healing vibes your way

  4. Melinda Starkey Maturo on January 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Having recently lost Dad, I know how painful this time is for you all. Just knowing that Nita is now with our Lord and is whole again and happy beyond anything we can know here on earth is so comforting. May good memories comfort you and may you know how much she loved you and was so very proud of each of you. This was evident any time she spoke about you. Nita was a classy lady, and I will always remember her bubbly personality and her beautiful smile. Love to all of you.

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