Marvin L. Groff, 84, a former Parsons, Humboldt, and Grove, Oklahoma resident, passed away at 8:15 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
Marvin was born on Aug. 21, 1934 at Parsons to Everett Edward and Waunita Mae (Chewning) Groff. He grew up in Powell, Mo., and Parsons. He attended Parsons schools and graduated from Parsons High School in 1952. He attended Pittsburg State University where he met his wife.
Marvin and Betty Sue Wells were married on Dec. 29, 1956 in Pittsburg. She preceded him in death on Nov. 15, 2005.
Marvin served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves from 1957 until his honorable discharge in 1959.
He moved to Humboldt in 1959 where he worked at Monarch Cement from 1959 until his retirement in 1999 as transportation manager after 40 years of service. He then moved to Grand Lake, Okla., to a home that he built himself.
Marvin was very active and enjoyed many activities including fishing, boating, camping, water skiing, coaching softball teams, classic cars, and racing. He was also active in the Humboldt and Grand Lake communities serving on Biblesta committees in Humboldt and helping out with festivals at Grand Lake. He loved playing the steel guitar and was a member of the Kansas Steel Guitar Association. He attended Humboldt United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church of Grove.
Marvin is survived by two daughters, Daneen Groff of Humboldt and Deana Jones of Pittsburg; his son Dean Groff, and his wife, Lyndy, of Rosedale, Md.; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Bever officiating. Burial will follow in the Memorial Lawn Cemetery with military honors conducted by Brown-Bishop Post No. 704 Veterans of Foreign Wars of Parsons. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until service time on Saturday. Memorials are suggested to the Humboldt High School Athletic Fund or to Kindred Hospice and these may be left at or mailed to the Carson-Wall Funeral Home 112 N. 26th St., P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.