Marcus Woodhead

Marcus LeRoy Woodhead, 82, McLouth, died Sept. 8, 2011, at his daughter’s home in rural McLouth.

He was born Aug. 3, 1929, at Lawrence, the son of Matthew Charles and Devena Lena Seybold Woodhead. He was a 1947 graduate of McLouth High School and attended the University of Kansas.

He worked as a truck driver for over 60 years, retiring in 1997 from Koch Industries of Wichita. He also worked for Rick Smoots Trucking and Jim Kimmel in McLouth. He served as a volunteer driver for the Jefferson County Service Organization in Oskaloosa for several years.

He was a member of the McLouth Church of the Nazarene.

He married Oona Mae Obermeier Nov. 5, 1950, at McLouth. she survives at the home.

Other survivors include a son, Mark Woodhead, Parker; two daughters, Dorothy Cleavinger, McLouth, and Devena Singleton, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; one brother, Marlin Woodhead, Lenexa; three sisters, Helen Bates, Rose Hill, Myrtice Fuqua, Hesston, and Anabel Knapp, Springdale; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Woodhead and Steven Woodhead, a grandson, Cory Cleavinger, and a sister, Thelma Farris.

Cremation is planned. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the McLouth Church of the Nazarene where visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday prior to services. Inurnment will be at McLouth Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation and can be sent in care of the Barnett Family Funeral Home, 1220 Walnut, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, 66066.

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