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Marley A. Marrs

July 16, 1952 — June 26, 2023

Gowen, formerly of Greenville

Marley A. Marrs, age 70, formerly of Greenville, passed away Monday, June 26, 2023 at Rest Assured Assisted Living in Gowen, Michigan. She was born July 16,1952 in Lansing, MI, the daughter of Arthur and Bernadine Hale. Marley is survived by William Hale (brother), Narda Crew (sister), Haley Crew Kremer (niece), Ben Crew (nephew) Bryan Cushman and Brent Cushman (nephews), 4 additional (great) nephews and 2 great nieces. Marley enjoyed music, art, dance and exploring story, myth and diverse cultures through literature, film and cuisine. She was thoughtful and curious, known for her quick intellect and long memory. An eager conversationalist, she liked to laugh and talk about current events, fashion and interior design. She also loved the cats she had befriended over the years. Marley will be remembered for her wit, generous smile, knowing eyes, and warmth. Although Marley long suffered with progressive mental illness, she was able to live a life in shared community, with love and joy, made possible through ongoing treatment and the kind support of many for whom we are eternally grateful. A Memorial Service will be held September 30 at the First Presbyterian Church of Ionia at 3pm. Burial will be in Eureka Township Cemetery. Arrangements by The Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville,, where you can view the complete obituary and leave a note of condolence for the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI),  Your donation can be designated as “In Memory of,” and will provide highly needed community resources and education. 

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Saturday, September 30, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Presbyterian Church

125 E Main St, Ionia, MI 48846

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