Marion Franklin Burroughs
- February 1, 1937 - June 19, 2012
- Corning, Iowa
of Marion's Passing
- May be directed to the Corning Fire Department.
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“Carolyn, although it has been many, many years since we graduated from high school together, I still remember when you and Marion were married and...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Elvin Farquhar - Boonville, MO
“Marion was one of the nicest people I had ever met. He was always so kind, polite & thankful when he came into the store. I am very sorry to hear of...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Jane Richards - Corning, IA
“Dear Carolyn and Family, All though you moved from the Yorktown area many years ago ,you remain special people in our lives. So very sorry to read of...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: Ethel Isaacson Gentes - IL
“May God be with you all In your time of loss.
4 of 29 | Posted by: Dawnie Burroughs Osborn - IA
“Uncle Marion you will be missed.
Too bad I didn't get to meet you one more time.
Mother was wanting to meet you again after so many years.
Still...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: James Burroughs - GATLINBURG, TN
“Dear Carolyn and Family..We send our sincere sympathy to you all on Marion's passing. We have known him since his Yorktown days. We were in Leona's...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Richard & Deanna Warneke - IA
My deepest sympathies to your family.
7 of 29 | Posted by: Cindy Studyvin - Whitehouse, OH
“Our deepest sympathy to all of the Burroughs family.
8 of 29 | Posted by: Tom & Lois Pratt - Red Oak, IA
“Carolyn and family,
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Marion at NFO in Ames and he was always a very friendly co-worker who was always willing...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Frances Arellano - Ames, IA
“I will always remember Marion as a big-hearted, fun loving friend and a conscientious worker for the NFO.
He always had a good, funny story to...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Thayne Cozart - Emporia, KS
“Carolyn and family,
I enjoyed working with Marion at NFO and seeing him after we moved to Corning. He was a great guy!
Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Wayne and Deb Moore - Corning, IA
“Marty, Tracy, very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Always enjoyed meeting your family at all of our move-ins/move-outs at Iowa State. You...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Dave Halstead - Montgomery, OH
“sorry for the loss of a great guy! thinking of the family
13 of 29 | Posted by: beth fry - creston, IA
“We are so sorry to learn of Marion's passing. Praise God for the beautiful life you shared, Carolyn, and the wonderful memories you have to treasure...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Judy (Dawson) Euwer - MO - friend
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family . Uncle Marion will be greatly missed by all. Therese', Rick, Jaydan, Jordan , Karissa and...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: Therese Warren - Maryville, TN
“So sorry to hear of your loss Aunt Carolyn. We will miss him greatly and our thoughts are with you and the boys at this time. we have a lot of great...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Therese' Warren - Maryville , TN
“Carolyn - My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, and in the days ahead.
...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Karen Fontinel - Albia, IA
Sorry to hear of your husband's passing. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family.
18 of 29 | Posted by: mary pat foltz(mitchell) - IA
“Carolyn, We are so sorry for your loss. Hugs to to you and your family.
Your Friends in the Mills County Assessor's Office
19 of 29 | Posted by: Mills County Assessor's Office - IA
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.
State of Iowa
Property Tax Division
20 of 29 | Posted by: Carmen Putzier - IA
“Carolyn, I was so sorry to hear that Marion had passed away. He was a great guy and I will always have fond memories of him and our visits. I just...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Wes Ray - Creston, IA - Friend
“Carolyn and boys,
So sorry to hear of Marions passing. He was truely one of a kind and will be sorely missed.
22 of 29 | Posted by: Ernest Stambaugh - Villisca, IA
“Carolyn, Marty and family,
There are no words that one can say in a time like this. You all are in my prayers. May God provide peace, comfort, and...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Suzanne Gillet - Stevenson, WA
“Carolyn and Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Its tough, but remember that God dosn't let more come on us than we are able to bear. Try to...Read More »
24 of 29 | Posted by: Audria Humphrey - Clearmont, MO
“I only met him once or twice, but I remember him as a very sweet, good-natured guy. Based on knowing one of his wonderful sons, Marty, I know he was...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: beth spear - Kingwood, TX
“Sorry for your loss, Carolyn. Glad that Marion was able to come to the Alumni luncheon with you tthis year. I'm sure he will be missed by many in the...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Margaret Jean Watkins - KS
“Carolyn, So sorry to hear of Marion's passing. He was a kind and caring person. Both of our kids, Carla & Jeff, enjoyed working with Marion at NFO...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Dr. Jim & Rosalyn Cummings - IA
“u will be missed, we love u love steve and tammy pitcher and kids
28 of 29 | Posted by: tammy pitcher - council bluffs, IA
“Carolyn & family
The years Marion & I worked together at NFO resulted in a good friendship. It was good to visit with both of you at the Junction...Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: Garland Fickess - Bedford, IA
Marion Franklin Burroughs was born February 1, 1937, in Siam, Iowa, Taylor County, to Jesse Wallace Burroughs and Ethel Frances (Elkins) Burroughs. He grew up in the Clarinda area. He attended the Iowa School for the Deaf from 1954-55, graduating from the Clarinda High School with the Class of 1957. After graduation, he went to work for the Clarinda Herald Journal, a position he held for 18 years. He also worked for the Denison Bulletin Review for 2 years and 30 years for the National Farmer's Organization (NFO) in Corning and Ames as a printer. On June 25, 1961, he was united in marriage to Carolyn Jean Calek in Clearmont, Missouri. To this loving union, four boys were born, Marty, Tracy, Bruce and Kelly.
Marion was a member of the Corning United Methodist Church. He had been a Cub Scout Master in Corning, Iowa. He was a member of the Jaycees in Clarinda, Iowa. He also was a member of Boots and Bows square dancing in Corning, Iowa.
Marion enjoyed square dancing with Carolyn, playing cards and country western music. He liked to stay busy working on cars, chores and maintaining his farm. He always put other people's needs ahead of his own, whether it was his own family, or strangers. Marion was very proud of his large family and was very engaged in his kids and grandchildren's lives.
Left to cherish the memory of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend are his loving wife of over 50 years Carolyn Burroughs of Corning; Marty Burroughs and wife Michele of Oskaloosa, Iowa; Tracy Burroughs and wife Michaeleen of Byron, Minnesota; Bruce Burroughs and wife Kitty of Bowling Green, Ohio; and Kelly Burroughs and wife Danielle of Blaine, Minnesota; seven grandchildren, Brian, Peter, Regina, Jack, Alricxander, Alaric, and Elise; sisters Geraldine Major of Creston, Iowa; Shirly Thomas of Coin, Iowa; Rose Harms of Shanandoah, Iowa; Leona Clark of Richland, Iowa; Jeanne Williams of Shanandoah, Iowa; and brother Vincent Burroughs of Wellman, Iowa.
Preceding Marion in death are his parents Jesse and Ethel Burroughs, sister Patty Baker, and brother Jesse Burroughs.
Marion was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.
His enthusiasm, humor, insight and kindness will be missed by everyone.