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Michael E. Marlow


March 20, 2017

Michael E. Marlow

Michael E. Marlow, 72, of Coffeyville, Kan., and lived in Brevard a number of years, passed away March 15, 2017, at St. Francis Via Christi Hospital in Wichita, Kan.

He was born Sept. 12, 1944, in Coffeyville to Harry and Betty (Strimple) Marlow. He attended school in Coffeyville and graduated from Labette County High School. After high school he enlisted with the United States Navy, where he devoted 21 years of faithful service.

He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Cox, who preceded him in death in 1999. To this union the couple was blessed with six children. After the passing of Elizabeth, he started dating Patricia Polk and the couple was married July 29, 2000.

He loved watching sports, from basketball to swimming, especially if his kids or grandkids were playing. He went to every game or meet that they were playing in, no matter how far he had to travel or how much it cost. People probably wanted to run every time he pulled his phone out to show them a picture of one of his kids or grandkids and how proud he was of them because they were, undoubtedly, "the best" at whatever they did. He also knew statistical information on every athlete.

He also enjoyed traveling. He and Patricia traveled all of the states except seven and traveled much of Europe. He was outgoing, loving, always complementary and will always be remembered by his kind and generous nature - helping out when he could.

Those left to cherish his memory are, his wife, Patricia; sons, Michael Marlow Jr., Sam Marlow, Patrick Marlow and Edward Polk and wife, Jill; daughters, Michele Marlow, Davida Laughter and husband, Derick, Trinity Barton and husband, Brian, Lori Bromley and husband, Michael and Becky Overton and husband, Kolby; brother, David Marlow and wife, Becky; sister, Michele Carter and husband, Don; grandchildren, Gage Griffin, Spencer Barton, Malachi Hise, Joshua Bromley, Matthew Bromley, Caleb Bromley, Colton Hambleton, Tabitha Galloway, Elise Owens, Becca Crump, Kamryn Holstein, McKennah Wood, Taylor Marlow, Amara Griffin, Whitley Verratti, Nichole Polk, and Courtney Hambleton; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Phillip Marlow.

Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place and a graveside memorial service with military honors was held Monday, March 20, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Spring Hill Cemetery, in Spring Hill, Kan.

Friends were invited to sign the register and greet the family Sunday, March 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel in Coffeyville.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Wounded Warrior Project and they may be left in care of the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, KS 67337.

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