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Marilyn Meservy

 Marilyn J. (Snavely) Meservy, 68, formerly of rural Iola, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada.
 Marilyn was born Jan. 12, 1945, in Iola, the daughter of Merle and Jeanette (Stranghoner) Snavely. She grew up on the family farm west of Humboldt and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1963.  She enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.
  In November 1964, Marilyn married Udell Meservy and they made their home in the Twin Falls, Idaho area. In 1967, they moved to Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada to homestead their family farm. She had been residing in Taylor, British Columbia, Canada in recent years.
 Survivors include her three children, Dawn Newman and husband Kevin and children Sheldon and Jillian, Chetwynd, B.C., Loreli Reier and husband Mike and children Alora and Kira and grandson Tucker, Nanaimo, B.C., and Udell Meservy and children Justin, Alaric and Delillah, Taylor, B.C.; five brothers, John Snavely and wife Judy, Morris “Butch” Snavely, Charles Snavely, Joe Snavely, and Don Snavely and wife Vickie all of Iola; two sisters, Ann Born and husband Ed, Monroe City, Mo., and Nancy Ruby and husband Sam, Iola.
She was preceded in death by her parents, nephew Justin Snavely and sister-in-law Shirley Ann Snavely.
Cremation has taken place and private family services will be at a later date at the Iola Township Cemetery west of Iola. Memorials are suggested to Elm Creek Community Garden, 702 S. 1st St., Iola, KS 66749.


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