Obituaries

Joe Ben Marley June 15, 1922 ~ January 20, 2013

Joe Ben Marley, 90, of Elkins passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 in Fayetteville.  He was born June 15, 1922 in Brekenridge, Texas, the son of Harry and Frances Amick Marley.

He served in the United States Navy for six years and was a Pearl Harbor  Survivor, serving on the USS Boise.

He is survived by his wife, Hilda Marley of the home; his children, Susan Curtis and husband, Mark of Rogers, Jeffrey Marley and wife, Marsha of Elkins, Sara Marley of Tonganoxie, KS; niece, Sharon Smith of Rogers, nephew,  Michael Smith and wife, Brenda of Columbia, MO; 5~grandchildren, Kinlee Wolff and husband, Tyler, Kara Marley, Morgan Marley, Jeffrey Marley and Jacob Marley.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 AM Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jasper Hankins officiating. Burial will be in McCord Cemetery.

Visitation will be  5~7 PM Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the funeral home.

 

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    Ed Siemsen » 22. Jan, 2013

    You will be missed very much. Mary and I are so glad that we made it to the reunion and was able to have that visit with you.
    Ed Siemsen
    Mary Hubert
    Tanoah Siemsen

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    Name » 04. Feb, 2013

    Thank you Ed and Mary, we are so glad you made it to the reunion and the service. It was greatly appreciated.

    The Marley Family

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    Clarence roach » 22. Jan, 2013

    I was sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. I have known him for a long long time. I always enjoyed visiting with him. I know he will be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Clarence

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    Name » 04. Feb, 2013

    Thank you Clarence

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    Jerad Sicka » 22. Jan, 2013

    Very sorry to hear of the loss of such a great man. Joe was always very nice to me and made me feel welcome when visiting at the farm. I especially loved his sense of humor. I feel honored to have known him. He will be missed.

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    Name » 04. Feb, 2013

    Thank you Jerad

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    Martha Ritchie » 23. Jan, 2013

    My deepest sympathy to all of you, sweet Marley family. Although Mama Daisy and Daddy Milton have gone on to heaven , I want to say on their behalf how much Joe meant to them and to all of us. The Cooper-Ritchie & Cooper-King grandkids, Jason, Justin, Jeff & Sarah feel sure that there are many excerpts from Grandpa’s journals that mention Joe. Sunday conversation at the Cooper’s dinner table nearly always focused on goings-on of the Cannon Creek Community and often and specifically, what noteworthy thing may or may not have occurred at the Marley household! And, one important thing….I now know that Joe and I shared the same birthday! I send my condolences to each of you – Hilda, Susan & Mark, Jeff and Marsha, Sarah, Sharon, Michael & Brenda, Kinlee & Tyler, Kara, Morgan, Jeffrey & Jacob. Joe will be missed! Martha Cooper Ritchie & Family

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    Name » 04. Feb, 2013

    Thank you Martha,
    Yes, the Marley and Cooper families go way back with lots of memories. We have so enjoyed looking through the diaries of dear Milton. Wow, we should have been more careful, he recorded everything. Your family will always be dear to us. Not everyone would appreciate the “Cannon Creek Community” stories. And, no why did we not know that you shared birthdays with Joe. Wow, how did that go unnoticed?

    Thanks again,
    The Marley Family

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    Randy & Linda Bradley » 23. Jan, 2013

    Jeff, Marsha and family: Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Dad. We were truly sorry to get the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this time.

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    Name » 04. Feb, 2013

    Thank you Randy and Linda, we appreciate that.
    The Marley Family

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    Bob & Margaret Toney family » 24. Jan, 2013

    Sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Many fond memories of your family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bob and Margaret
    Bobby
    Debbie and Gerald

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    Name » 04. Feb, 2013

    Thank you Toney Family

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    Charlotte g. Smith » 14. Dec, 2014

    So very sorry to hear of joe ben’s passing. I sure loved talking to him at the Marley Reunion. Frank Marley his brother was my great grandfather. I am Barbara and Vernon Rainwater’s daughter.
    I will pray for the family and will think of all the great memories we have.
    We never heard of him passing and being now with The Lord. He is in a good hands now
    Love the family,
    Charlotte G. smith