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Francis Donald "Don" Marley

September 22, 1934 ~ June 20, 2020 (age 85)

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Francis Donald “Don” Marley, age 85, of Marion passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Wesleyan Healthcare, Marion, Indiana.

Don was born September 22, 1934 in Grandin, Missouri the son of the late Jacob and Elizabeth (Wynn) Marley.  He married Blanche I. (Hiles) Marley on November 5, 1983.  She preceded him in death on October 9, 2014.  Don worked for Circle Lanes in Bloomington, IL, and Active Products and Thompson in Marion IN.

He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army as a Field artillery Sergeant.

Don was a volunteer with the United Way Board, Crippled Children and Adults, Red Cross Disaster Committee and was a CH Coalition board member.  He was also a member of the Roseburg Church of God, as well as Farrville Community Church where he had a passion for church leadership in various capacities.  He also enjoyed walking for recreation as well as his heath.

Don is survived by two sons, Donald L. Marley (Margit) of Goldsboro, NC and  Jack D. Marley (Teri) of Cartersville, GA; four daughters, Angela Mounsey (Martin) of Van Buren, Gail A. Davis (William) of Gas City, IN,  Melisa “ Lisa”  J. Dunnagan (Steven) of Wabash, IN and DeAnna “Dee Dee” Kelly (Dave) Lakeville, IN; sisters, Janice Jones (John) of Jonesboro, IL, Darlene Garrette of Ft. Wayne IN, Priscilla Cagle of DunLap, TN and Marilyn Cloud of Marion, IN; twelve grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

He is also preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby Marley and Jack Marley; and sisters, Patricia Jackson, Carol Boucher and Melba Purvis. 

Friends and family may call from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Raven–Choate Funeral Home, 1202 W. Kem Road, Marion, Indiana.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020 in the funeral home with Pastor Al Soultz and Pastor Bill Fulda officiating with calling one hour prior to funeral services.

Burial will take place immediately following services at Riverside Cemetery, Gas City, Indiana.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice, 1385 N. Baldwin Ave, Marion, IN. 46952.

Online Condolences may be shared at www.ravenchoate.com

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
June 24, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Raven-Choate Funeral Home
1202 Kem Road
Marion, IN 46952

Visitation
Wednesday
June 24, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Raven-Choate Funeral Home
1202 Kem Road
Marion, IN 46952

Funeral Service
Thursday
June 25, 2020

11:00 AM
Raven-Choate Funeral Home
1202 Kem Road
Marion, IN 46952

Donations

Heart to Heart Hospice
1385 N. Baldwin Avenue, Marion IN 46952

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