Voncille Marrs, age 86, passed away Monday afternoon, June 30, 2014, at Fowler, Kansas.
She was born January 12, 1928, at Winfield, Louisiana, the daughter of H.H. and Elizabeth Lee. As a young girl, she attended the Columbia, Louisiana school system in the Sandy Bayou in Caldwell Parish.
On December 25, 1947, she married Alfred Marrs in Columbia, Louisiana. Upon their marriage, the couple moved to Meade, Kansas, and have made their home since. She was a bookkeeper and secretary for the Meade County Engineer and the Road and Bridge Department for thirty years.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, serving in many circles and a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, ceramics, seamstress work, flowers, fishing, spending time in the outdoors, and traveling to Texas and California to visit her family.
She is survived by:
Her husband, Alfred Marrs of Meade, Kansas
Her children, Joette D. DuBose and companion Paul Hermsdorf of San Antonio, Texas
Denton Marrs and wife Vickie (Rempel) of Ridgecrest, California
A brother, H.L. Lee of Columbia, Louisiana
Two grandchildren, Tara Randolph and husband Jeph
A great-granddaughter, Lilyana Randolph
She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, John Henry Lee, and Bobby Joe Lee; and three sisters, Marteal Leavellyan, Mable Manley and Clara Lale.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the First Baptist Church, Meade, with the Reverend Gordon Paulsen presiding. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church. Interment will follow in the Fowler Cemetery, Fowler, Kansas.
The family would welcome memorials to the First Baptist Church or the charity of the donor’s choice in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade.