Marvin A. Rosbrugh, age 93, of El Dorado Springs, passed away on Dec. 12, 2004, at the University Medical Center in Columbia, Mo. He was born the second of W.S. "Willie" and Myrtle (Bull) Rosbrugh on Feb. 20, 1911, in rural St. Clair County, near Rockville, Mo.
Marvin attended grade school in rural St. Clair County, graduated from the Taberville High School in 1927, Appleton City High School in 1929, and received his bachelor of science, masters of science and education specialist degrees from Central Missouri State University. He taught school for 40 years, beginning in a one-room school in rural St. Clair County, and taught or was an administrator in Appleton City, El Dorado Springs, Osceola, Lowry City, Stockton and Waynesville, all in Missouri. Marvin was a life-long member of Phi Delta Kappa with 52 years of recognition.
Marvin was an avid farmer all his life, and caring for his Angus cattle was his joy. He was active as a 4-H leader and recognized in 1955 as the longest 4-H leader. He was also involved in University Extension Service and Farm Bureau. He was instrumental in establishing the Tri-County Chapter of the American Family Association, and was very active in the Church of the Nazarene. He was a charter shareholder and director of the Community Bank of El Dorado Springs. Marvin traveled world-wide and across the United States, having visited 50 foreign countries.
Marvin married Elma Lucile Nolte on March 26, 1934. To this union were born seven children who survived to adulthood; Marian Walker and her husband, Charles, of Omaha, Neb.; Lolis Rosbrugh, of the home, John Rosbrugh and his wife, Phyllis Headlee, of St. Louis; James Rosbrugh and wife, Karen Weidenbach, of El Dorado Springs; Ruth Pendleton and husband, Doug, of Joplin; Dr. Mary Beth Benton and husband, Stan, of Columbia, Mo.; and Marjorie Barnes and husband, Vance, of Richland, Mo. He is survived by a sister, Velma Culbertson and husband, Nolan, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a brother, Elvin Rosbrugh and wife, Nadine, of El Dorado Springs; six children; 14 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; seven step great-grandchildren; plus numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Marvin was preceded in death by his wife on March 19, 1995; his brother, Hermon; an infant sister, Elinor; his daughter, Marjorie; and two grandsons.
Marvin had a strong family beliefs and a deep Christian heritage. He loved his children, grandchildren and will be missed deeply.
Funeral services for Marvin A. Rosbrugh will be held on Thursday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m., at the Hackleman Chapel in El Dorado Springs. Interment will be at the Mount Zion Cemetery, near Rockville, under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6 to 9.
A memorial scholarship fund will be established at the Community Bank of El Dorado Springs.