Marynell Modlin

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Marynell Modlin, 84, of Nevada, Mo., passed away on Friday, April 15, 2022, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada. Marynell was born on Jan. 7, 1938, in Long Beach, Calif., to Urban Dean and Flo (McGalister) Blasengym. She married Larry Lee Modlin on Oct. 31, 1959, in Miami, Okla., and he preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 1995.

Marynell was raised in Michigan and graduated high school there. She came to Nevada in 1992 from California and was a homemaker and also worked at Christian Healthcare for a time. She enjoyed reading, watching NASCAR on TV, crocheting and being with her family.

Survivors include her children, Vickie Smith (Junior), Maysville, Mo., Leslie Roberts (Terry), Maysville, David Swan, El Dorado Springs, Mo., Lorie Smith, El Dorado Springs, Suzanna Coonts (Jerry). El Dorado Springs, Paul Modlin (Angie), Bronaugh, Mo., Kathy Case, Jimmy Wallace, and Donna Wallace, Independence all of Independence, Mo.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Wilma Colwell Molalla, Ore.; her brother William Blasengym, Brooklyn, Mich.; numerous nieces and nephews; and son-in-law, Terry Kessner, Maysville, and daughters-in-law, Kathy Modlin and Kristie Modlin, both of Nevada. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry; her parents; two daughters, Mary Ann Kessner and Marie Cantrell; and three sons, Otto Modlin, Bill Modlin, and Gary Coe; and a sister, Sue King.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Pastor Terry Mosher officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., prior to the funeral.

Contributions may be made in Marynellís memory to Vernon County Cancer Relief in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

View obituary and send condolences online at