Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, June 10, 2010
OBITUARY - MARVIN LEE "MACK" REYNOLDS
Marvin L. REYNOLDS, 76, of Sedalia, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at his home.
He was born January 2, 1934, in Lincoln township, MO, a son of Earl T. and Opal L. (POTTORFF) REYNOLDS.
Marvin graduated from Mount Ayr high school in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Marvin Lee "Mack" was united in marriage to Norma Jean
RUCKMAN, in Mount Ayr, Iowa, and from that union three children were born. He farmed for many years in the Mount Ayr area.
Later, Marvin and Norma divorced. He moved to Sedalia, Missouri, and continued farming near Otterville and selling crop
insurance. Marvin's interests included buying, restoring and selling old tractors. He enjoyed working with his farm
machinery and looked forward to harvesting crops every year. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1494
Surviving are three children, Brenda SHARPE, of Albia, Iowa, Michael REYNOLDS (Linda), of Spring Hill, Kansas, and Lori
VITKO (Ray), of Albia, Iowa; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five sisters, Olive DAVIS, Mildred DRAKE
(Paul), Lila OVERHOLTZER (Jim), and Betty DAVENPORT (Cecil), all of Mount Ayr, Iowa, and Lou CHURCH (Steve), of Lee's
Summit, Missouri; and his longtime companion, Sheryl PHILLIBER, of Sedalia.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Earl REYNOLDS, Jr.; two brothers-in-law, Paul DAVIS and Allen
RICHARDS; and a sister-in-law, Fern REYNOLDS.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 4, 2010, at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia, with the Rev. Tony CHAPMAN
Casket bearers were his grandsons, Jeremy WEEDA, Tyler VITKO, Tanner VITKO, Riley SHARPE, Nick REYNOLDS and Alex
REYNOLDS. Honorary pallbearers were grandchildren Lucas LYBEG, Heather HINDMAN and Kaitlyn VITKO.
Graveside services were also held Friday, June 4 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Bothwell Hospice. Condolences may be offered at www.heckartfuneralhome.com.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems
all up hill,
When the funds are low , and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life if queer with its twists
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failture turns about,
When he might have won had he
stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow.
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out.
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you
It may be near when it seems so far.
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem
That you must not quit.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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