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