obituary, Waltmire

Marion Earl Waltmire, Ottawa, Kansas, passed away Jan. 7, 2021, due to complications from COVID-19.

A graveside service will be planned for a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Princeton Christian Church.  

Marion was born Dec. 15, 1925, at home in Raymore, Missouri, to Jonathan Jerome and Lena Phillips Waltmire.

Marion was an Eagle Scout, a WWII veteren of the European Theatre, a retiree of GM/UAW and a life long farmer.

After WWII, he attended Columbia University and farmed in Missouri. 

In January 1949, he married Barbara Ann Livingston. They were married 71 years before his passing.

In 1954, the family moved to Spring Hill, Kansas, then to Princeton, Kansas, where they lived until retirement when Marion and Barbara moved to Ottawa, Kansas.

He was proceeded in death by his parents and stepmother, Vera Waltmire, and brother, Dean Waltmire. 

He is survived by his wife of the home; a sister, Theresa Cotter; a sister-in-law, Jean; daughters, Deborah Cannady (Tom), Jennifer Welch (Alan), Toni Clark (Ed); nine grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

Marion will be greatly missed by family and friends. 

Published on January 15, 2021