Margaret Medlar Marvin 1914 - 2010 Lawrence
A Celebration of Life for Margaret Medlar Marvin, 95, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. March 20 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Inurnment will be at a later date in Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, Neb.
Mrs. Marvin died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 21, 1914, in Lincoln, the daughter of Arthur W. and Lucy R. Fiske Medlar.
Mrs. Marvin earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago in 1935. Before becoming a full-time homemaker, she was employed as a social worker in Nebraska and at settlement houses in Chicago and Providence, R.I. Mrs. Marvin enjoyed reading, playing the organ, making enamel-on-copper pieces and teaching the craft to others, attending plays and concerts, and spending time with family and friends. She was the keeper of family stories and mementos. Mrs. Marvin traveled the world, visiting North America, Europe, Asia and even the Arctic Circle.
She married Burton W. Marvin on Jan. 15, 1938, in Lincoln. He was a former dean of the William Allen White School of Journalism at Kansas University. He preceded her in death on March 8, 1979.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Louise, and a sister, Faith Logan.
Survivors include a daughter, Anne Marvin and husband Michael Caron, Lawrence; two sons, Charles and wife Betsy Wilson Marvin, Atlanta, and Robert and wife Patricia Marvin, Lawrence; and 10 grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to First Presbyterian Church or to ProLiteracy, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent to warrenmcelwain .com.