Mark was a graduate of the Fulton High School. He later served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Corinne Bloesser on January 21, 1951, at the West Liberty United Methodist Church. Mark had worked as manager of the Sherwin Williams store in Fort Scott for 28 years. He later attended the St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Mo., and became a licensed local pastor with the United Methodist Church. He served as pastor of the Hume United Methodist Church for nine years and for the Devon and Mapleton United Methodist Churches for one year. He retired from the ministry in 1991. Mark was a member of the West Liberty United Methodist Church, the Fulton Masonic Lodge, Violet Chapter Order of Eastern Star, the Fort Scott Kiwanis Club, the Hume Lions Club and the Stotesbury Grange.
Survivors include his wife, Corinne, of the home in Nevada; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Neola Long.
Pastor Vida Huens assisted by pastor Tim Brewer will conduct funeral services at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, at the West Liberty United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the West Liberty United Methodist Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.
Online condolences may be emailed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.