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Jerry Wayne Marler, youngest child of Roy and Maude (Rinehart) Marler, was born February 15, 1939, in Grant City, MO and passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, IA surrounded by family.
He graduated with the class of 1957 from Grant City High School.
Jerry was married to Mary Ruth Long on June 26, 1972. She passed away February 26, 2010. Jerry and Sheila Warren were married April 21, 2012.
Jerry worked for his brother-in-law and sister, Gerold and Jean Willey, at Gerold’s Plumbing and Heating. He was the manager of a state liquor store and retired as manager of Farm & Home in Mount Ayr after fifteen years of service.
Jerry was a member of the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr and president of the Mount Ayr Activity Center Board. Jerry was a talented craftsman and builder. He built their home in Mount Ayr along with all the cabinets and woodwork. He made several beautiful pieces for grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a kind and very loving man who knew everyone. Jerry was an avid baseball fan, the St Louis Cardinals were his team, but Jerry would watch any baseball game on TV. Jerry would sit by the phone waiting to hear the results of his great grandkids sporting events.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, Mary Ruth; two sisters, Frances McCalla and Ferne Marler; two brothers, Bobby Marler and Bill Marler; brothers-in-law, Gerold Willey and Eugene McCalla; sister-in-law, Betty Marler; stepson, Eddie Long.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Sheila, of their home; one sister, Jean Willey, of Mount Ayr, IA; two special nieces, Stephanie (Paul) Fell of Des Moines, IA and Kim (Bob) Weehler of Mount Ayr, IA; step-daughters, Kathy (James) Ray of St Joseph, MO, Becky Fine and Diana (John) Smith, both of Albany, MO; eight step-grandchildren and twenty seven step great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Teckla (Jim) Willumsen of St Joseph, MO, and brother-in-law, Tom (Megan) Warren of Atchison, KS; Mary Ruth’s children, step-daughter, Carolyn (Melbourne) Fletchalll of Lebanon, MO and Peggy Long of Independence, MO; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends.
Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022 at the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr, IA.
Officiating was Pastor Darin Dolecheck.
Musicians were Ginny Eighmy and John Allen.
Song “How Great Thou Art”.
Honorary pallbearers will be James Ray, John Smith, Billy Jones, Paul Fell, Bob Weehler, Perry Phillips, Colton Weehler and Ryan Gregg.
Memorials are to St. Jude’s Hospital and First Christian Church.

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