Marlene Corn
June 30, 1934  -  November 9, 2018

Marlene Corn

Celebration of Life
First United Methodist Church
200 S. Penn
Independence, KS  67301
Saturday, November 17, 2018
2:00-4:00 p.m.
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First United Methodist Church
200 S. Penn
Independence, KS  67301

Marlene Faye Corn, 84, of Independence, Kansas passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018 at home with family by her side. A Celebration of Life Reception will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Gault Hall of The First United Methodist Church.

Marlene was born at home June 30, 1934 in Independence, Kansas to Charles and Lula (Bennett) Guyer. Marlene graduated from Independence High School and Independence Community College where she received her Associates Degree. Marlene married Charles Knapp in 1957 at Independence, Kansas and he proceeded her in death. She then later married Roy Corn Jr. in 1981 at Independence, Kansas and he proceeded her in death. Marlene was employed in banking for over 37 years at Citizen’s National Bank.
Marlene is a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Eastern Star. A member of the Business and Professional Women, the PBX Club member and was on the IHS Alumni Reunion Committee.
Marlene was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Charles Knapp and Roy Corn Jr.; and a step-daughter Judy Peterson. Survivors include son, Rick (Lynn) Knapp of Independence, KS; step-daughter, Shirley Hatten of Cherryvale, KS; step-son, Steve (Paula) Corn of Independence, KS; sister, Phyllis Amick of Independence, KS; two grandsons; Samuel and Jacob Knapp of Independence, KS; 9 grandchildren; Patty (Jack) Caldwell, Jim(Amy)Hatten, Jeff (Jennifer) Hatten, David(LeAnn) Peterson, Michelle(Dwight)Ellison, Matt(Amanda)Corn, Shelby Corn, Shannon Burns, Courtney(Jeff) Jabben and 14 Great Grandchildren. Nephews; Neil and Stan Amick; great nephews; Walter and Winston Amick and many other family and friends. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Independence. And may be left with the Church. To leave a special message for the family please visit Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


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  1. Jim Coldwell
    Independence, MO


    Sorry to hear of your dear Mother's passing. I remember her friendliness and interest in talking with me when I would be at the bank when young..
    You were fortunate to have had a wonderful lady for a Mother, and to have enjoyed her for 60 years. We will all miss her.

    My sincere sympathy to you and your family.

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