Ball & Dodd Funeral Home

5100 West Wellesley Ave, Spokane, WA


Marvella Marie Stejskal

January 8, 1933July 19, 2020

Marvella Marie Stejskal

When you are given ~one year to live at age 27 (breast cancer), how do you respond? Marvella decided her response would be Faith, Courage & “These 4 kids need a mother!” Scarred by (more than one) disease, she became the most inspirational woman; her love of Jesus and other people expressed a beautiful soul that will live on even as her body leaves. Marvella Marie McLeod was born in Trail, B.C. in 1933. She moved to Spokane as a teenager and attended Rogers High School. Shortly after that, she married the love of her life, Harvey Stejskal. “Harv & Marv” raised 4 (amazingly intelligent, beautiful, & humble!) daughters. Marvella kept close contact to her Canadian roots through her sister and brother in law. “Jackie & Bernie” had 4 (amazingly intelligent, handsome & humble) boys whom Marv & Harv adored as if they were their own. Marvella is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harvey Stejskal, her sister Jacqueline McMahon (Bernie), her granddaughter, Alyson Hieber. She is survived in the hearts of her daughters & their children & grandchildren: Linda Stejskal (Jim Bockemuehl); Bonnie Mulvey (Bob); Debbie Hieber; Valerie Block (David). Although she had “day jobs” (ONB, now US Bank), Marvella considered her real work to be her family, friends & church. She loved God & family, she loved friends and even strangers. The earth is diminished by her absence ~ but heaven is a lot richer! A private ceremony is scheduled and Marvella will be laid to rest at Fairmount Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fourth Memorial Church or the Union Gospel Mission.


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Rick King

July 25, 2020

Linda, Bonnie, Debbie, and Valerie,

Your mom will always be near to my heart. In God’s providence He led our family to rent and then buy the house your parents owned next door to them on Wabash. Marvella told my mom about Jesus and God opened her heart to Himself. She and Harvey took her to Fourth Memorial Church where she grew in her faith. My mom’s faith (and Harvey’s testimony) had an impact on my dad’s life, and eventually God called him to eternal life.

We grew up under the teaching of the Word of God and several in our family have come to faith in Christ over the years as well as numerous others which God has graciously saved through our lives and ministries. And this work will continue to go on through our lives and through our children as we continue to tell others about our great Savior.

While only God can change hearts, it pleased Him to use your mom (and dad) as vessels in giving eternal life to dozens of undeserved sinners. To that I am and always will be eternally grateful (Rom. 10:15). May God grant you all strength through this.

Rick King

Kaye (Hooe) Powell

July 24, 2020

Marvella and her family lived across the street from me as I grew up. She was so dedicated to her family and her faith. She was the one who took me to Sunday School when I was a child. She also shared Bible stories in her living room for the neighborhood kids. I look back on both with such fondness.
Over the last few years since I have moved back to Spokane, I have enjoyed sharing lunch with her at the neighborhood lunches. I will miss that. I will miss her. I know how much she loved the Lord and her family. My sincere condolences for her family.

Robert Stejskal

July 21, 2020

Hello this is cousin Robbie Stejskal , I am sorry for the loss of your mother. Aunt marvella was to me always pleasant witty and quiet . Very lovely person . I hold dear all the times I came to visit with my dad when we were younger. And the many times our folks played cribbage there at the house. Those were some of my fondest memories of her and your dad. Iam am sorry that time and distance has kept us apart all these years and I was not unable to come to the family reunions to visit everyone. It is with great sadness to hear of the loss of your mom . I wish you all the best joy and love that God has to offer as well as strength in these trying times. May God bless you and all your families and keep you safe in the times ahead. Love Cousin Robbie Stejskal 602-551-1239 Take Care!!!


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