M. Arthur (Art) Twilling, 77, of Marshall, died Thursday, April 5, 2007, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Marshall. Fr. Kevin Gormley will officiate. Prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall with visitation following from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Burial with military rites will be held in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church or Fitzgibbon Cancer Center. Online condolences may be sent to www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Feb. 4, 1930, in Marshall, he was the son of the late Joseph W. Twilling, Sr. and Louise M. Burgard Twilling. On Nov. 27, 1952, at St. Peter Church rectory in Marshall, he married Edith B. Brumit of rural Slater, who survives of the home. He had lived in Marshall his entire life and was owner/operator of M. Arthur Twilling, CPA. He received his certificate as a CPA in July 1961 and was privileged to be the first person to practice as a CPA in Marshall and Saline County. He attended Mercy Academy in Marshall, was a graduate of Marshall High School, attended Missouri Valley College for one year and was a 1956 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and was a 4th degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 876 in Marshall. He served in the United States Air Force for three years and was a member of American Legion Post 191 and V.F.W. Post 2646 in Marshall. Art served Saline County as public administrator and as county auditor.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Diane E. Dudenhoeffer and husband, Bill, of Marshall and Deborah S. Smith and husband, Marty, of Marshall; one granddaughter, Emily Diane Smith; one grandson, Zachary Ryan Smith; three sisters, Jean Weinrich of Harrisonville, Mary Lou Paxton of Marshall Junction and Dottie A. Odell of Blue Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Twilling and Joseph W. Twilling, Jr.
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