Marvin A Martin

August 7, 1924March 29, 2014
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Marvin A Martin, age 89, WWII Navy Veteran, retired from the US Post Office, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014.

Marvin was born in Wichita Aug 7, 1924 to Floyd C and Lillian (Mead) Martin. Marvin graduated from Wichita North High School and then entered the Navy in 1943 where he served until after the war ended. Marvin married Marie McFarland Aug 5, 1948 and the couple had daughters Karen Lynn, Janis Gayle and Marla Kay. Marvin started at the Post Office in 1952 and served as an RPO Clerk and finally Transportation Specialist until he retired from the Post Office in 1986.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Janis Gayle. He is survived by his wife Marie, daughter Karen (Mike) Lanning and Marla (Dennis) Hanson, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation 6-8pm Wednesday, April 2, 2014 and funeral service 10am, Thursday, April 3, 2014, both at DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary. Interment will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

Memorial with Harry Hynes Hospice, 313 S Market, Wichita, Kansas 67202.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, April 2, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 3, 2014

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Lloyd & Sharon Green

April 2, 2014

Marie we were so sorry to hear this, this morning at the bowling Alley. We didn't really know Marvin but hearing about him through you he must have been a wonderful man. Deepest Sympathy.

April 2, 2014

The few times spent in Marvin's company was always enjoyable for me. He had a wonderful laugh and usually had a story to tell. Working with Marie, I heard a lot of stories about the family and the various things where they were involved. It is hard to lose someone you loved so much. My deepest sympathies to all.

Janice Smith

April 2, 2014

Karen, Mike & family,
Thinking of you at this time of your loss. May your memories keep your dad alive in your hearts forever.
Tom & Vicki Byrne

Karl Herold

April 2, 2014

Marvin was a gentleman and a joy to work around. More people like Marvin are needed in the world.

April 2, 2014

He was truly one of the good guys. He will be missed. Patty & Jim

Tamara volbrecht

April 2, 2014

Prayer and sympathy to your entire family Sarah and marla

April 1, 2014

Karen,Mike and family,
We want to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your Dad's passing.
John and Cathy Knodel

Harry Simpson

April 1, 2014

Fair winds and following seas sailor.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Ron Mayes

April 1, 2014

Marla, Dennis, Karen, & Mike we offer our thoughts and prayers to all the family on the loss of Marvin. I remember the good days when Marvin was out on Cheney Lake manning the Auxiliary Coast Guard station watching over the boaters and campers alike. We were all out camping and enjoying ourselves along with Marie and Marvin making sure we practiced safe boating. Ron & Gaynelle Mayes.

Gordon Brooks

April 1, 2014

Karen, Am saddened to learn of Marvins passing. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you and all of the family. God Bless.
Gordon & Vicky