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Alan D. Marshall

Alan Dean Marshall, 70, of Sedalia, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

He was born June 14, 1953, in Iowa City, IA to Harvey Levi and Jeannine Louise (DeTar) Marshall. On June 5, 1976, at United Methodist Church in Platte Woods, MO, he was united in marriage to Kathryn Louise Morgan who survives of the home.

Alan was a 1971 graduate of Mount Ayr Community High School in Mt. Ayr, IA. In 1976, he earned a B.S. in Education from Northwest Missouri State University, in Maryville, MO. In addition, he received special education teaching certificates by attending classes at Southwest Missouri State University, in Springfield, MO.

Alan worked at a variety of jobs, including teaching high school special education. Alan was known for hard work and concern for others. During the last 20 years, he worked as direct staff support and as a med tech at an ISL (Independent Supported Living). He retired in May 2023.

While living in Sedalia, he attended Wesley United Methodist Church.

Alan loved his family and was proud of each family member. He loved his dogs, especially Spot and Casper.

Alan enjoyed reading, home repair, fishing, and cooking (often creating his own recipes). He had an impish sense of humor and detailed knowledge about many subjects.

In addition to his wife, Kathryn, survivors include a son, Daniel Marshall, of Sedalia, MO; a brother, Mark (Laura Latham) Marshall, of Boise, ID; four sisters, Muriel (Michael) Hopkins, Anne (David) Barr, and Elaine (Fredrick) Alberty, all of Savannah, MO, and Laura (Robert) Pope, of Carlsbad, CA; his brother-in-law Thomas (Morgan Jane Wills) Morgan and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his in-laws, Thomas Clifford and Elizabeth (Nelson) Morgan.

Memorial service will be at Savannah United Methodist Church, Savannah, MO at a later date.

Interment will be in Savannah City Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Wesley United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Heckart Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
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