Marvin W. Irey, 79, Melvern: Oct. 4, 1940 – Aug. 10, 2020 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Marvin W. Irey, 79, Melvern: Oct. 4, 1940 – Aug. 10, 2020

MELVERN, Kan. – Marvin W. Irey, 79, passed away on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, at his home in Topeka, Kan. He was born Oct. 4, 1940, on the family farm near Melvern, Kan., the oldest son of William and Effie Schultze Irey.

Marvin grew up in Melvern and graduated from Melvern schools. He had lived in Topeka since 1962.

Marvin taught in the Topeka Public Schools, was a counselor for 38 years at the Kaw Valley Vo-Tech, and taught industrial arts at the Topeka Women’s Prison. He was also a master finish carpenter. He was a Mason of Melvern Lodge No. 22 and the Scottish Rite, in Topeka. He was a member of the Fellowship Bible Church.

On June 13, 2004, Marvin was married to Tricia Sexton, in Eureka Springs, Ark.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Tricia, of the home; a daughter, Sarah Hill, of Blue Springs, Mo.; two brothers, Jim (Linda) Irey, of Melvern, and Jerry Irey, of Topeka; three grandsons, Christian Goods, Collin Goods, and Connor Hill; three great-grandchildren, Avery Goods, London Goods, and Isabella Goods; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Melvern United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Melvern Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, at Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marvin Irey Memorial Fund, to be designated later for scholarships and Marvin’s interests, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Masks will be attendees’ personal choice. Condolences can be left at

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