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John L. Marrs

July 2, 1929 — September 26, 2020

West Terre Haute

John L. Marrs, 91 of West Terre Haute, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020 surrounded by family.  He was born in West Terre Haute on July 2, 1929 to Ira W. Marrs and Elsie Cummins Marrs.

John married Carolyn R. Allard on February 20, 1954 at St. Benedict Church, Terre Haute, IN.  They enjoyed 66 wonderful years together.  John was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  Visits by grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought him the greatest joy.  His life revolved around family, farming, and friends.  John was a farmer his entire life and drove a school bus for the Vigo County School Corporation for over 30 years.  He was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Village Church.  John attended Purdue University and was an Army veteran, serving during the Korean War.

John is survived by nine children; Steve Marrs (Christine), Bill Marrs (Donna), Dave Marrs (Lisa), Cindy Weinert (Michael), Sheila Moore (Dale), Greg Marrs (Jenny), Angela Guhin, Gloria Savant (Mark Turner), and Matt Marrs (Cindy).  He also leaves behind 33 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn, on June 26, 2020. He was also preceded in death by three sons; Mark Marrs, Doug Marrs, and Randy Marrs, as well as his parents, and brothers, Richard Marrs and Raymond Marrs.

Mass of the Christian burial will be held at St. Mary’s Village Church on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM, with Father Dan Bedel officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 North 3rd St., West Terre Haute, IN from 4:00 – 8:00 PM, with a Rosary service scheduled at 7:00 PM, followed by visitation on Friday from 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes memorial contributions to St. Mary’s Village Church, or the charity of choice, in his memory.

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