Marvin Willyard, 88, Topeka: Oct. 17, 1927 – March 16, 2016

Marvin Willyard, 88, of Topeka, Kan., passed away March 16, 2016, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. He was born Oct. 17, 1927, in Manhattan, Kan., the son of Scott Edward and Mary Margaret McCall Willyard.

As a young man, Marvin worked in a bakery after school, which became his vocation later in life. In 1944, he joined the U.S. Navy. After his discharge, he started in the bakery business and was a baker until his retirement. He and his wife, Marjie, lived in the Olivet area for the last 35 years.

On April 24, 1948, Marvin married Marjie Conable, in Pawnee, Neb.

He was preceded in death by Marjie on Sept. 23, 2014; two daughters, Marva Willyard on Nov. 30, 1999, and Claudia Willyard on Feb. 15, 2011; a son-in-law, Warren Cox; two brothers, Eddie and Howard; and a sister, Lucille.

He is survived by his son Marvin (Michelle) Willyard, of Manhattan; a daughter, Robin Cox, Topeka; a brother, James, of Texas; a sister, Frances Vochatzer, Gardner; and five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Family will greet friends one hour prior to service time. Burial will follow at the Melvern Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Midland Hospice and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.

Online condolences may be left at www.feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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