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Marlin L. Frey

March 14, 1933 — December 16, 2013

Marlin Lee Frey, 80, died Monday (December 16, 2013) at the Asbury Park Greenhouse in Newton.

He was born on March 14, 1933 in Goessel, Ks., the son of Edward H. and Augusta Neufeld Frey. Marlin graduated from Goessel High School in 1952, he later graduated from Bethel College and received his Master’s Degree from Emporia State College.

Marlin married Luella Deane Dreier on May 25, 1957 at the Highland Church near Newton.

He began his teaching career in 1956 in Park City then he transferred to the Hesston School District. In 1965, Marlin began working in the Newton School District where he was Principal of Northridge Elementary School, was Director of the Alternative School Program as well as the Adult Education/GED Program until he retired in 1994. Marlin was quite involved with the GED Program across the state and founded the first GED Program for Over the Road Truckers.

Marlin was a member of the Bethel College Mennonite Church, Mennonite Men’s Chorus, Barbershop Chorus and the Kiwanis Club. Marlin enjoyed staying active with many hobbies and family adventures.

Survivors include his wife Deane of the home; son Gary Frey and his wife Jennifer of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; daughter Kim Stahly and her husband B.J. of Newton; grandchildren Josiah Frey and his wife Cali, Zach Frey and Alec Stahly; great grandson Judah Frey; great granddaughter Taylor Stahly; and sister Nila Chambers.

Marlin in preceded in death by his parents; brother Raymond Frey; and sister Earla Critchfield.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday (December 23, 2013) at the Bethel College Mennonite Church. Private family inurnment will take place at the Restlawn Garden of Memories.

A memorial has been established with the Bethel College Mennonite Church Living Stones and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

There will be no visitation or viewing as cremation has been effected.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.
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