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John O. Landreth

Monday, January 23, 2006

John O. Landreth, 81, of Marshall, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at The Living Center in Marshall.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home in Marshall. Organist Ramona Bullington will play "Beyond the Sunset" and "Old Rugged Cross." Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association or the family's choice in care of Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home.

Born Feb. 19, 1924, at Mills, Iowa, he was the son of the late George Landreth and Etta Hopkins Landreth. On Feb. 18, 1950, at Topeka, Kan., he married Betty J. Wright, who survives of the home. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and had worked at Kansas State Hospital in Topeka for 38 years before his retirement. He moved to Marshall in 1986. He had served as a volunteer at the Marshall Senior Center.

Additional survivors include one daughter, Gail Millard of Golden, Colo.; one sister, Aileen Perkins of Odessa; one grandson and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.