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marilyn Ann Holzwarth


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Holzwarth, Marilyn Ann (Scrivner)
80, of Mesa, AZ passed away January 2, 2016. She was born in Trenton, NE February 27, 1935 to Forrest J. and Eugenia (Krause) Scrivner. She passed away after a short battle with cancer. Marilyn graduated from Haigler High School in 1952; the next year she attended Midland College in Fremont, NE. She married Harvey J. Holzwarth August 9, 1953 and moved to a farm near St. Francis, KS. She graduated from University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO August 1971 with a B. A. Degree in Elementary Education. Marilyn taught in Bird City, KS for a number of years. She and her husband had three children: Ronald Gene Holzwarth, Lawrence, KS, Steven Jay Holzwarth, deceased January 4, 2000, and Janine Kay (Holzwarth) Thomason, Grants Pass, OR. Marilyn is survived by her husband of 62 years, her son Ronald, her daughter Janine, and her daughter-in-law, Lisa (Beyerlein) Holzwarth, St. Francis, KS; two sisters and brothers-in-law: Dorothy (Scrivner) and Richard BLUM, Surprise, AZ, and Gwen (Scrivner) and DeVerne Jacobsen, Grants Pass, OR. Marilyn also is survived by four beloved grandchildren: Ashley Nicole Holzwarth. Houston, TX; Andrea Danielle Holzwarth, Wichita, KS; Sarah Ann (Thomason) Young, Grants Pass, OR and Jared Porter Thomason, serving with the U. S. Army in Italy. Marilyn was Secretary of Cheyenne County Historical Society for many years and she contributed about 123,000 family records copyrighted in 1997 and published by the Odessa Digital Library. She was contacted by people throughout the United States for help compiling their family histories and enjoyed providing information to them. Marilyn sewed hundreds of quilts and burial gowns, donating them to hospitals and Newborns in Need in St. Francis, KS and Mesa, AZ. She was preceded in death by her parents and son Steven. Everyone who knew Marilyn, knew her as kind, loving, giving, and willing to help. Services will be held at a later date.


Published in The Arizona Republic from Jan. 17 to Jan. 20, 2016
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