Malcolm Lee Marshall, 94, lifetime resident of Russell, Kansas, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2022 at his home with his family by his side.
Malcolm was born April 29, 1928 in Russell, the son of Martin “Cleve” and Myrtle (Mitchell) Marshall. He was a 1948 graduate of Russell High School. He served his country during the Korean Conflict entering the U.S. Army in 1952, stationed at various locations throughout the US and later in Newfoundland. After his Duty was completed, he returned to Russell.
Malcolm was united in marriage to Janice Rae Stewart on September 7, 1958. This union was blessed with three children; LaRissa, Aaron and Eric. They made their home in Russell. After 62 years of marriage, Janice preceded him in death on February 25, 2021.
Malcolm was employed with the JC Penney Company for 24 years before he and Janice purchased the Lewis Jewelry Store and started the Marshall’s Jewelry & Gifts Store. A few years later, they purchased the building at 708 Main St,, where they incorporated Marshall Flowers; a fresh and silk flower shop. Marshall’s were in business nearly 30 years before retiring in May, 1999. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church where he served as greeter coordinator, usher and church counsel member. He was a member of various local civic organizations. He was a life member of the American Legion Post #99, Russell Masonic Lodge, Isis Shrine of Salina and Russell Elks Lodge. He enjoyed working with his hands and being outdoors. He was a gifted wood worker, enjoyed yard work, playing cards especially Gin and Bridge and occasionally having fun at the casinos. His great passion was being a part of his children’s lives, attending all their events and spending time with his grandchildren.
Malcolm’s surviving family include his daughter, LaRissa Morse of Peculiar, Missouri; two sons, Aaron Marshall (Paula) of Elkhorn, Nebraska and Eric Marshall (Linda) of Kearney, Missouri; six grandchildren, Kayla Owens (Blake), Chloe Morse, Matthew Marshall, Caroline Marshall, Miranda Marshall and Marleigh Marshall; great granddaughter Bristol Owens; sister-in-law, Linda (Bill) Motzner of Lexington, Nebraska; along with many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Malcolm was preceded in death by his parents: wife, Janice; sister, Cleo Sharp; two brothers, Rolland Marshall and Bernard Marshall; son-in-law, Gary Morse. Celebration of Malcolm’s Life will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at the Russell City Cemetery where Military Rites will be conducted by the Russell V.F.W. Honor Guard. Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Memorials have been established with the St. John Lutheran Church or the Russell Shrine Club. Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.