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Hersel Marler

PARK HILLS – Hersel Marler of Park Hills was born January 19, 1918 in Belgrade, Missouri. He passed away Friday, May 13 at the Parkland Health Center in Farmington being 87 years of age.

Son of the late Jess and Hattie Belfield Marler. Also preceded in death by Two Brothers, Thedore and Harry Marler, and Three Sisters, Victoria Boyd, Lillie Green, and Velma Marler, and One Granddaughter in infancy.

Surviving are his loving wife of 68 years, Mabel (Richeson) Marler of Park Hills; Three Sons, Raybourne, and wife Sue of Farmington, Robert and wife Debby of Franklin, Tennessee, Alan of Bonne Terre; Eight Grandchildren; Eight Great-Grandchildren; One Great-Great-Grandchild; One Sister, Wilma Wiley and husband Herb of Belgrade; Several Nieces and Nephews and many friends.

Hersel founded Marler Music Store in January 1951, and stayed very active in the business until a few years ago. His specialty was band instruments repair. He took great pride in keeping all the band instruments in good playing condition. He also enjoyed gardening, and raising his flowers. Hersel was a long time member of the Esther Nazarene Church, and spent many years as a member of the Flat River Lions Club and the Gideons international. He was employed by the St. Joe Lead Company foe 25 years.

Visitation Monday after 4:30 p.m. at the Caldwell Funeral Home in Park Hills. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday 11 a.m. at the Park Hills Nazarene Church with Rev. Mel Skeen and Rev. Tim Morgan officiating. Interment will be at the Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery near Farmington.

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