R. Mason Marshall (1918 - 2011)

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R. Mason MarshallINDEPENDENCE - R. Mason Marshall, 93, of Monticello, formerly of Independence, died on Sunday, June 19, at the Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center in Monticello.
He was born on May 31, 1918, in Sycamore, Ill., the son of Lester David and Lizzie Luycina (Mason) Marshall. He graduated from high school in Sycamore.
On Oct. 23, 1938, he and the former Charlotte Leah Benner were married at the Sycamore Methodist Church in Sycamore, Ill. They moved their home to Independence, in 1965. Mr. Marshall was a seed corn and fertilizer salesman in northeastern Iowa before retiring in 1985. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Independence, the Independence Masonic Lodge 87 A.F. and A.M., and he was a Past Grand Patriarch of the I.O.O.F. of Iowa.
Mr. Marshall is survived by his wife of 72 years, Charlotte, three sons, Ray (Rosanne) Marshall of Menden, Mich., David (Cheryl) Marshall of Anamosa, and Charles (Theresa) Marshall of Kansas City, Mo., one daughter, Janet L. Siesseger of Leslie, Ark., 12 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, and a good friend, Virginia Vela of Donna, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Irene Draper.
Memorial services will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, at the White Funeral Home in Independence. Mr. Marshall's cremated remains will be deposited in the Ossuary at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence.
White Funeral Home of Independence is in charge of arrangement. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Monticello Rehab and Nursing Center or Above and Beyond Hospice, both in Monticello.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from June 21 to July 21, 2011