Rev. Marion L. Book
Rev. Marion L. Book, 99, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016 in Abilene. He was born September 12, 1917 in Thomas Oklahoma the son of Isaiah E and Hattie E. (Haldeman) Book. Growing up in the area, Marion attended local schools and graduated from Jabbok High School in Thomas. On July 25, 1939, he married Eunice A. Zook. The early years of their married life was spent in California returning to Abilene in 1944 where they farmed north of Abilene. In 1956, following a call to the ministry, they moved to Morrison, Illinois where Marion served a Brethren In Christ Church. In 1979 they returned to Abilene where he became the superintendent of Brown's Home until retiring in 1986. He was preceded in death by: wife, Eunice; grandson, Kevin Book and two brothers, Paul and Alvin Book. Marion was a member of the Brethren In Christ Church.
He leaves behind: three daughters, Mary Ellen (Stan) Spealman of Indianola, Mississppi; Elaine (Gene) Wilkens of Firestone, Colorado and Annette (Tom)Butkus of Overland Park; son, Roy Lee (Kathleen) Book of Morrison, Illinois; two sisters, Esther Ulrey of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and Ruth Haskell of Raymondville, Texas; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Monday, December 12th at the Brethren In Christ Church with Pastor Dale Engle officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1:30 - 2:30 PM Sunday, December 11th at the Danner Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials in his name to the Brethren In Christ Church or Missions. They may be left at the Church the day of the service or left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410.