Marian Karleen Curtis

Marian Karleen Overfield Curtis – Resident of Lawrence Kansas for 53 years passed away: August 4, 2021, at the age of 100. There will be a burial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Hiawatha, Kansas at a later date.

She is survived by her son, Lawrence Curtis, and daughter Cynthia Petrehn Curtis, including Grandchildren, Angela Longhurst, Mae Rose Petrehn, and Robert Curtis.

Marian was a resident of Lawrence Kansas for 53 years before residing at Eudora Medicalodges.

Marian K. Overfield was born November 13, 1920, in Brown County Kansas, daughter of Verner and Rosa Mae Overfield, and sister to Katherine Lear. Marian shared her many precious memories of her time spent growing up on a small farm as well as many years attending a one-room schoolhouse, often going by wagon being driven by horses over snow covered roads.

Marian was a graduate of Hiawatha High School in 1939, and attended Highland Community College, afterwards gaining employment as a civil service employee. She enjoyed work as a secretary during WWII for five years, and work with the Army Air Forces Medical Services Program in Kansas City, Kansas.

Her only marriage was to Clyde H. Curtis in December of 1946 in Hiawatha, Kansas, moving to Parsons Kansas where her two children were born, (marriage dissolved in 1961).

She enjoyed work as secretary for 20 plus years with Cooperative Farm Chemical Plant, As well as many travels abroad before her retirement. She was an active member of a parent organization, volunteering for many years with a Lawrence chapter called, Parents Without Partners, founded in 1957.

She enjoyed her grandchildren, was a passionate reader, loved learning history, geography, and geology, with an interest collecting rocks.

She was a lifetime Christian with a devout faith in God throughout her life, sharing her faith with family and friends. All of Marian’s family will always remember her as a loving mother and grandmother who always gave of herself to all who knew her, and who genuinely appreciated family members and friends

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  1. Trudy Gilliland on August 11, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Marian, was a very good friend to my mom and neighbor for many years even after she moved across town we would go see her or Marian would stop by, always called each other and birthday cards. When Marian moved to Eudora Medicalodges, I would take mom down to see her they picked up there talking like not a day had gone by. Marian always talked about her kids especially her grandkids so proud of them on what they were doing. Marian will be missed by her friends and family. May God be with you..

  2. JUDITH WILSON on August 11, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    May each of your HEART’S MEMORY POCKETS wrap around you as you each find your peace as she has found hers. I was so blessed to be “HEART TO HEART” with her for many of her last years. Continued blessings, Marion. You will always remain in my heart.

  3. Joe Doyle on October 7, 2021 at 1:58 am

    Just found out Marian has left us and is enjoying a wonderful spot in Heaven. I worked at CFCA with Marian, John Andersen, and Byron Brooks for 5 years. We all enjoyed working there and have many good memories of Lawrence. RIP Dear Friend. Joe Doyle K. C. Mo. 64118

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