Leonard Neal Marrow, 76, of NilesPublished 6:18pm Thursday, October 31, 2013
Sept. 17, 1937 — Oct. 29, 2013
NILES — Leonard Neal Marrow, age 76 of Niles, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 in his home surrounded by his family. Leonard was born in Leflor County Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife, Gloria (Kilburn) Marrow, daughters Vonda Marrow of Niles, Valory (Ron) Rogers of Edwardsburg, Kathleen Bootes of Springfield, OR, grandchildren Katelynn Rogers, Ryan Rogers, Brynn Mitchell and Courtney Teague. Also surviving are his stepmother Geradline Marrow of Centerville, brothers Harvey (Darlene) Marrow of Citrus Heights, CA, Harley (Joyce) Marrow of Buchanan, Randy (Becky) Marrow of Dowagiac, and Tim (Jilliann) Marrow of Niles, sisters Peggy Ott of Baroda, Jane Stevenson of Niles, sister-in-law Julia Marrow of Niles, brother-in-law Randy Duncan of Camden, OK. He was preceded in death by his mother Cleo Anderson Bascue, his father Johnnie Marrow, brothers Roger Marrow and Jimmy Bascue, sisters JoNell LaPointe, Cheryl Blair and Ruth Ann Duncan.
Leonard was a 20 year retired veteran of the United States Air Force. In his later years he worked at Bendix Corporation and Berrien General Hospital. He was a member of the St. Joseph Valley Lodge F & AM #4 Niles, Michigan and Scottish Rite Saladin Temple Grand Rapids, Michigan. Leonard enjoyed being the driver for the transportation team and made nearly 100 trips to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Chicago Illinois.
A memorial service celebrating Leonard’s life will be held Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Smith’s Chapel, 29858 Redfied Street, Niles, MI 49120 (between Fir Road and Brush Road on Redfield Street). The family will receive guests beginning at 11 a.m. with the memorial service starting at 1 p.m.
Elkhart Cremation Services is entrusted with arrangements.