Marion Page, 85, of Shannon City, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Jodi Rushing will officiate. Open visitation, with family to receive friends, will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Memorials can be directed to the family to be determined. Online condolences may be made at www.powersfh.com.
Marion Ezra Page was born Nov. 28, 1937, to Clifford William Page and Clara Ellen (Anderson) Page in Washington County, Colorado. Marion attended Creston Community Schools. He owned his first tractor at the age of 17.
On Nov. 13, 1957, Marion was united in marriage to Lois “Jeanette” (Ellis) at the First Presbyterian Church in Creston. For a brief time, they lived near Milo where Marion cleared the area for the railroad from the Missouri to the Mississippi river, on foot, with his chainsaw. They later settled northwest of Creston near Nevinville, where he continued to farm for a period of time, prior to moving to the Shannon City area in the 1960s. He continued to farm until his retirement in 2018. In his spare time Marion loved to hunt, fish and trap.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Page of Shannon City; three children: Mike (Marcie) Page of Shannon City, Lori Page Friday of Murray and Shelly (Randall) Needham of Afton; 12 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; four brothers:Jim Ellis of Isle, Minnesota, Richard (Billie) Ellis of Boone, Doyle (Beverly) of New Virginia and Tony Brogden of Leavenworth, Kansas; many other family and friends.
Marion was preceded in death by his mother Ellen (Ben) Page Mikeska; father Clifford (Lois) Page; two brothers: William “Bill” Eugene Page and Leonard Page; two sisters: Wilma (Kenny) Boan and Marla Page in infancy and a great-granddaughter, Emery Jane Needham.