Marva Sue (Vallier) Brock, 72, of Rantoul, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 at Olathe Medical Center.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Dengel & Son Mortuary. Family will meet with friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at the mortuary. Interment Princeton Cemetery, Princeton.
Marva was born Sunday, Feb. 24, 1946, in Ottawa, Kansas, the daughter of Marvin and Vera (Thomas) Vallier.
She attended Garnett High School and graduated with the class of 1964. Marva later went on to attend cosmetology school in Kansas City. She received her cosmetology license in 1965 and kept her license active all of her life.
Marva was united in marriage to Kenneth Brock on Jan. 2, 1971, in Miami, Oklahoma.
She and her husband moved to Rantoul in 1979, from Omaha, Nebraska. They spent a lot of time in Omaha, as well as Phoenix, Arizona and Arlington, Texas, moving around with Ken’s construction work.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Brock; four children, Kirk Brock and wife Tracy, of Rantoul; Kenny Brock and wife Traci, of Memphis, Tennessee; Tanya Erichsen and husband George, of White City; Sheila Akers and husband Dennis, of Denver, Colorado; brother, Verle Vallier of Richmond; 13 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Dewight Welton, of Lawrence; and cousin, Don Easedale of Eugene, Oregon.
Marva was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Vera Vallier and sister, Delores Welton.
She was a hairdresser for 10 years, working in the 1960s-1970s for Thelma’s Beauty Shop in Ottawa. Marva was also a lifelong homemaker where she enjoyed caring for her grandchildren and family.
Marva’s love of the farm life could be seen every day, from driving trucks, feeding the crew, taking care of their animals, and loving her friends and family. She also practiced “organic” before “organic” was cool, with her love of gardening.
Marva was a member of the Ruhamah Baptist Church in Rantoul. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She was a farmer’s wife that loved to garden and enjoyed going on custom harvest cutting trips with the Vallier family. Marva loved to travel, especially enjoying her time spent in Phoenix. She was very interested in genealogy and would travel to cemeteries to obtain and study ancestral information.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Franklin County Cancer Foundation c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas 66067. Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Marva’s Tribute Wall at www.dengelmortuary.com.