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He enjoyed grandkids and spending time with family Glen E. Marler, 88 years, passed away on Oct. 15, 2008 at his home in Fordland. Glen was born Dec. 22, 1919 in Diggins, to Riley and Lottie (Pearcy) Marler.
Glen was employed as a grounds keeper. Glen loved the fruit harvest time and dinking with old cars. He enjoyed playing with his grandkids and spending time with all the family. Glen and Viola Hargis were united in marriage on June 14, 1943, in Marshfield. Glen worked at Maple Park Cemetery in Springfield until he retired in 1993, then moved to Fordland for the remainder of his life.
Glen was preceded by his parents; one great-grandson, Troy; one brother, Arlon “Dude” Sanders; three brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law; and stepfather, Arlon Sanders.
Glen is survived by his wife, Viola G. Marler, Fordland; seven children and their spouses, Duane and Vicki Marler, Ronald and Ruth Marler, Cunningham, Ky., Robert Marler, Mayfield, Ky., Garry Marler, Fairgrove, Mo., Steve Marler, Fordland, Mo., Caroline Genanatti, Mayfield, Ky., and Donna and Bob Farrell, Grant City, Mo.; 23 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; three sisters, Lorean English, Baxter Springs, Kan., Eunice Sanders, Monett, Mo., and Verna May Helms, Eugene, Ore.; one brother, Eugene Sanders, Oregon; many nieces and nephews; other relatives, sister-in-law, Elizabeth and Bill Lupton, Fordland, brother-in-law, Raymond and Celesta Hargis, Chadwick, and other relatives and friends.
Graveside services for Glen were Monday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. at the Easter Cemetery in Webster County. Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 19, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava. Officiating was Rev. Dale Roller. Memorials may be made to Easter Cemetery. On line condolences may be made to www.clinking-beardfuneralhome.com.