Marion G. Jantz

Friday, September 2, 2022

Marion G. Jantz, 104, formerly of Metz, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, at the Bungalows of Nevada. Marion was born July 13, 1918, in rural Hesston, Kan., to Daniel and Anna Mae (Steiner) Jantz. He was united in marriage to Evelyn Decker on March 16, 1947, in Halstead, Kan., and she preceded him in death on July 15, 2016.

Marion was raised in rural Hesston, Kan., and attended a country school there. Following his marriage to Evelyn they came to Missouri in 1948 and made their home in the rural Metz area. Marion, who farmed his entire life, resided on the farm that he loved in Metz for 67 years before moving into Nevada in 2015. He was a longtime member of the Bethany Mennonite Church in Rich Hill.

Marion is survived by four children, Daniel Jantz, Nevada, Velma Boehs (Harold), Nevada, Mary Koehn, Richards, and Phyllis Hiebert (Ray), Saragosa, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Emily Nachtigal, Hutchison, Kan.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Evelyn, he was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Adella Jantz, Bernice Nightingale, Waneta Amstutz, and Roma Jantz; and five brothers, Cecil Jantz, Marcellus Jantz, Glenn Jantz, Jason Jantz, and Donald Jantz.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Bethany Mennonite Church, in Rich Hill. Interment will follow in the Bethany Cemetery, Rich Hill. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, at the church.

Memorials are suggested in his memory to the Bethany Benevolent Fund in care of Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada.

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