Keith & Keith Funeral Home

902 West Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA


Marla Sue Anton

25 August , 19503 November , 2019

Marla Sue Anton passed away abruptly Sunday in the company of her loving husband Michael, just a short time after celebrating 20 years of marriage.

Marla spent the majority of her life in the Yakima Valley. She poured her heart and soul into her family and friends. Everyone close to her felt and knew her love, especially her two sons and grandsons.

Marla was blessed with a creative spirit. She mastered the art of calligraphy, penned the most thoughtful poems, baked amazing cookies like her mother and got lost in imagination with her grandchildren. Professional development never defined Marla's life, but she took great pride in her rise from para-professional to executive secretary in several school districts over the years. With the support of her husband, she retired to return home and support her aging parents.

Marla fiercely loved her family. She loved her Zags and Seahawks. She loved decorating for holidays, especially Christmas. She loved playing the aggravation board game her father adapted and built from wood.

Marla was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Lillian Anton. She was survived by her husband, Michael Wentz, by her sons and their spouses, Scott (Shannon) Sevigny, David (Sherry) Sevigny, by her husband's daughter and spouse, Nickie (Chris) Morrison and by her grandchildren, Hunter and Preston.

A Rosary will be held at Keith & Keith Funeral Home Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church Friday, November 15 at 10:00 am.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.keithandkeith.com


  • Marla was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Lillian Anton.

    She was survived by her husband, Michael Wentz, by her sons and their spouses, Scott (Shannon) Sevigny, David (Sherry) Sevigny, by her husband's daughter and spouse, Nickie (Chris) Morrison and by her grandchildren, Hunter and Preston.


  • Rosary Service Thursday, 14 November , 2019
  • Memorial Mass Friday, 15 November , 2019


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Pat & Irma McCarthy

15 November 2019

We do not have the words to soften your pain. We can only hope that the many thoughts and prayers that are with you will be a source of some comfort today and the days ahead. Mike, we are so sorry we cannot be there today as you celebrate the memories of the life you shared with Marla. We do send our love to you.

patty ridgely

14 November 2019

Dear Mike and Family,
Marla was a very wonderful woman who had a way of making many people's lives better. It was as if she some how knew when a friend or family member needed a little pick me up from time to time. She loved deeply, and loved so many. I consider myself very fortunate and loved by Marla as a recipient of many of her beautiful thoughtful cards which I will Cherish. Mike she loved you and I believe she will always be close by.
I will miss you Marla, my sister. Love you, Patty

Randy Wesselius

14 November 2019

Marla was a customer of mine for years and I considered her a friend. Always positive and friendly. It was always a pleasure when she stopped by the office. Sorry for your loss, Mike, children and grandchildren. She was a blessing to all.

Cheri Wentz Allen

9 November 2019

My deepest sympathies go out to my cousin Michael and all of your family and friends that are hurting with the loss of Marla.
She was one of the the kindest people I have ever met. Never too busy to say Hi and have a chat. Her smile was always there.
Know how much she loved each and every one of you and she will always be watching over her beloved family.
With deepest sympathy,
Cheri Wentz Allen
Tucson, AZ.

Bernice Liebrecht

9 November 2019

To be Marla’s BFF was to have her heart and soul, I feel privileged to have been just one of those people!! I will miss her “good morning “ greetings almost every day. She was the most upbeat person, always looking on the bright side of things and making you see how lucky you were to share her joy at being here!!
She never gave up on the people she loved and let you know that you were special to her! She loved her family with all her being and made her friends a part of her family♥️♥️ But most of all she loved her life with Micheal , her boys and grandson Preston. They WERE Marla’s world and that was always a warm snuggly place to be!!! Rest In Peace Girlfriend!!! I will miss you every single day!!!

Donna Briggs Lindsey

8 November 2019

Marla was a high school classmate and her spirit of love will be missed. It was shocking to get the news. Gone too soon, but God knows the plans He has for us. It's never easy, but the thought of being together again someday gives us hope. Glad she was a part of my life over the years. Hugs to Mike and her boys and grandchildren. May God bless you in these difficult days. You are all loved!

Kathy Dean

8 November 2019

Marla always loved so gently. I enjoyed getting to know her over the years. She is definitely a wonderfull person and will be greatly missed.
Gone too soon, rest in peace dear friend 💞🦋
Kathy Urlacher Dean

Mellissa Root

7 November 2019

So many great memories, From Elementary school to having you next to grandma and grandpa and then next to my parents. It was like a dream come true. I'm so glad Austin and Brooklynn got to experience what a great person you are. You were always so special to them. We're going to miss walking around the corner and seeing you sitting out there waiting to talk about the day. We love you and will miss you. Mike, Scott and Dave Thank you for sharing your amazing mom, wife with us!

Matthew Dailey

7 November 2019

You have always been in are lives. Living next to grandma and grandpa Dailey. Letting us come over and miss around with all your bears when you lived next to them to seeing you everyday at my Elementary school at the library also made it easier knowing I had someone there when I was at school and little. Thank you for always making everyone feel so special. Then having my mom and dad move right next to you in your new house. I never got to mention it but you are a very special person and thank you for always looking out for my mom and dad and grandpa and grandma when they where around. Rest In Peace and enjoying the time you know have with your mom and grandma and grandpa Dailey I know they where there waiting..

Nan Sholtys

7 November 2019

We will miss Marla dearly. Just loved your beautiful spirit and kind heart precious Marla so special and always so nice. We so loved visiting with you and how you made us so welcome. You were so proud of all your family and treated me so wonderful.
. I don’t have all the special words to describe you. Just know I dearly miss you and love you so very much for who you were. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel but I wish you could have stayed longer. Enjoy Heavens special wonders and gifts dear Marla, I will never forget you and thank you for sharing part of your life with us. We will love you forever until we meet again.🥰🥰