January 11, 1925 – November 15, 2012
Florence Marie Marsh, age 87, of Scranton, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the Greene County Long Term Care in Jefferson.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, November 19, 2012 at the Church of Christ in Scranton with Pastor Bob McKnight officiating. Friends may call after 5:00 P.M. on Sunday at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Scranton where there will be a prayer service held at 7:00 P.M.. The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 A.M. on Monday where visitation will resume until the time of service. Organist for the service will be Mrs. Laura McKnight and soloist will be Mr. Ken Morlan. Burial in the Dillavou Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Rod Olerich, Mike Olerich, Scott Olerich, Rick Brant, Kevin Brant, and Craig Carrick. Honorary casket bearers will be Jodi Jensen, Julie Hodges, Michelle Sandoval, Beth Buck, Ken Blinn and Aaron Blinn.
Born on January 11, 1925 on her family’s farm north of Scranton, Iowa, she was the daughter of Orrie A. and Esther L. (Hayes) Morlan. She attended Kendrick Township Country School, Scranton High School, and she graduated from Jefferson High School in 1942. Following high school Florence taught country school for 2 years. She was married to Dwight J. Marsh on May 26, 1944 in Carroll at the Methodist Church parsonage. The couple farmed and raised their family on Florence’s family farm north of Scranton. Florence was a lifelong member of the Scranton Friends Church and the Friends Missionary. She served as the president of the congregate meal site. She enjoyed playing cards, traveling, and her church life.
Surviving are her three daughters: Janice Grant and her husband Loran of Bakersfield, California, Marilyn Phillips and her husband David of Bakersfield, California; Rhonda Olerich of Glidden; a son-in-law Jim Hall of Norwalk, Iowa; 8 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild; a sister Dorothy Carrick of Greenfield, Iowa; a sister-in-law Eloise Morlan of Cedar Falls, Iowa; a sister-in-law Rita Morlan of Scranton; a brother-in-law Ed Marsh and his wife Grayce of Jefferson; and several nieces and nephews.
Florence was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dwight in 1984, and a daughter Jeanetta Hall in 2009, three sisters: Emma Burdine, Mable Brobst, and Virginia Morgan, and two brothers Edward and Carl Morlan.Information provided by: Dahn. & Woodhouse Funeral Home 907 Grant St. Scranton, Iowa 50126 712.652.3350 www.dahnandwoodhouse.com