Michael R. Marr
1948 - 2017
Michael Ryan Marr was born on November 30, 1948, in Council Bluffs, IA to Joseph Clifford & Josephine Arlene (Vaughn) Marr. He attended elementary and junior high school in Council Bluffs at Roosevelt. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School with the Class of 1968.
Mike met the love of his life, Sandra Sue Abbott, while attending high school. They were married July 8, 1967. Together, they had three daughters: Shawn, Shelly and Melanie.
Shortly after their marriage, Mike began working for the Milwaukee Railroad in Perry, IA. He and Sandy made their home in Perry and then Rippey, IA, at this time. When the Milwaukee Railroad closed, Mike & Sandy moved to Howe, TX, where he worked for the BNSF Railroad. In March of 1983, they moved to Westboro, MO, where Mike learned to operate a tiling machine. He tiled for Mather & Sons for the rest of his life.
Mike was a volunteer fireman for many years in Westboro. He and Sandy also became Atchison County First Responders in 2008. Together, they responded to many calls and helped many people. He was always willing to take the time to help someone out whether they were friend, family or stranger. Mike attended church at the Shenandoah Community of Christ. Mike passed away Monday, March 6, 2017, at his home in Westboro at the age of 68.
Besides his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Marr. He is survived by his wife, Sandy, of the home; daughters, Shawn Manchester and husband, Mark, Westboro, Shelly Twitchell and friend, George Selleck, Lansing, Kansas, and Melanie Otto and husband, John, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland; grandchildren, Chris, Andrew and Kyle Sloop, Mark, Miles, Jessica, Malcolm (+1) and Michael Manchester, Michael, Jessie, Joshua and Tommy Twitchell, Brittany and Derick Otto; brother, Russell Marr and wife, Sandra; sister, Teresa Mutum and husband, Dave; and many nieces, nephews and family members.
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M., Thursday, March 9, 2017, Community of Christ Church, Shenandoah, Iowa.
Interment: 1:00 P.M, Thursday, Walden Grove Cemetery, Westboro.
Open visitation begins 9:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 8, Davis Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M.
Memorials: Westboro Volunteer Fire Department or Community of Christ, Shenandoah.
Online obituaries and condolences at www.minterfuneralchapels.com
Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio, Missouri.