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William Joseph Marnett, 66, Mission, Kansas, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014 at St. Joseph Medical Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014 at St. Mary-St. Anthony Catholic Church, KCK, where friends may call beginning at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, KCK. The family suggests memorials to St. Mary-St. Anthony Church, 615 N. 7th St., KCK 66101. Bill was born in Kansas City, Kansas, where he graduated from Bishop Ward High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and completed tours of duty in Korea, Vietnam and Okinawa during his nine years of service. Bill attained the rank of sergeant and was awarded the Vietnam Gallantry Cross. While in Okinawa, he relaxed by coaching a military football team, the Machinato Bulldogs. In his civilian career, Bill worked as a warehouseman at Macy's and later, as maintenance supervisor at the Wichita Marriott Hotel. He enjoyed mentoring younger staff and guiding them toward higher education and career advancement. He shared their troubles and provided a role model of hard work and resilience. Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Clara Stark Marnett, and brother, Edward Vincent Marnett. He leaves his father, Joseph William Marnett and stepmother, Mary Lou Stark Marnett, of the home; two sisters, Jane Rachel and her husband, Michael and Elaine Good and her husband, Dave; a brother, James Marnett, nieces and nephews Mark and Claire Rachel, Emily Good, and Jason and Ryan Marnett, and loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Arr.: Joseph A. Butler & Son Funeral Home, 19th & Minnesota Ave., KCK, 913-371-7000; www.butlerandsonfuneralhome.com
Published in Kansas City Star on May 1, 2014
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