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Gardner, KS 66030
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Sylvia "Charlene" 

December 25, 1932 – October 17, 2018

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Obituary for Sylvia "Charlene" Marley

Sylvia “Charlene” Marley, 85, of Gardner, KS passed away Oct. 17, 2018. Visitation 10:00 am followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am all Mon., Oct. 29, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church, 138 E. Shawnee, Gardner, KS. Private inurnment at Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Gardner Presbyterian Church or Interim Hospice. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111.

Charlene was born Dec. 25, 1932 in Kansas City, KS to Charles and Nellie Sylvia (Dasher) Masoner. She grew up in Warrensburg, MO where she graduated from Farmer High School. Charlene attended Central Missouri State Univ. in Warrensburg. She married Lowell Gene “Punky” Marley on Nov. 21, 1951 in Lexington, MO. They later moved to Gardner where she was co-owner with her husband of Knabe-Marley Skelly Station for 30 years. They retired to Peoria, AZ in 1992. Charlene was a member of the Board of Deacons of the First Presbyterian Church, PEO Sisterhood, Gardner Eastern Star, and Supper Club for Youth of Gardner. She enjoyed bowling, basketball, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, boating, water skiing and was an avid card player in many clubs. Charlene was a 40+ year member of the Pot Luck group. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Punky; daughter, Sheryl Ann Lerner; grandson, Brandon Michael Clifton; sisters: Ella, Helen, Eula and Doris; brothers: Junior and Bill. Charlene is survived by her daughter, Jo Marley and husband Biff Highfill, Spring Hill, KS; sister, Naomi Lane, Sedalia, MO; six grandchildren: Josh Clifton, Brandi Clifton, Jami DeGrande, Shawn Lerner, Marley Jo Bowen, Jessica (Highfill) Trzok. Eight great-grandchildren: Easton Cordell, Landon Fune, Beckett Brown, Colby Bowen, Dom Clifton, Allie Trzok, Chloe Bowen, Mattie Trzok.


When Monday, October 29th, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
First Presbyterian Church-Gardner, KS
138 E Shawnee
Gardner, KS 66030

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Monday, October 29th, 2018 11:00am
First Presbyterian Church-Gardner, KS
138 E Shawnee
Gardner, KS 66030

Interment Information

Gardner Cemetery
300 South Poplar Street
Gardner, KS 66030
Interment Extra Info
Private inurnment.