March 8, 2007

(11/8/1921 2/27/2007)

Kenneth Hardin Marquette, 85, of Memphis, MO, passed away February 27, 2007, at the Scotland County Memorial Hospital, Memphis, MO.

He was born on November 8, 1921, near Newark, MO, the son of Hal and Josephine Janney Marquette.

Kenneth attended rural school in Knox County, Plevna and Edina High Schools. He grew up in Knox County and moved to Scotland County in 1951. He entered in the U.S. Army on November 2, 1942 and was honorably discharged on November 20, 1945. He was a Veteran of World War II serving overseas in France, Holland, Belgium and Germany.

On October 13, 1946, in Memphis, MO, he married Mary Etta Schuck, and to this union two sons were born.

Kenneth farmed all his life raising crops and livestock until he retired. He was a member of the Mount Salem Baptist Church near Newark, MO, since a young boy.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, who died in infancy.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Mary of the home; two sons, Stanley Dwayne Marquette and Kenneth Neil Marquette, both of Ottumwa, IA; One sister, Erma Kelley and her husband, Charles of Edina, MO; several nieces and nephews, as well as several great-nieces and nephews.

Memorials are suggested to the Brock Cemetery Association and can be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison, Memphis, MO.

Memorial Services will be announced later by the Payne Funeral Chapel, who is handing the arrangements.

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