Charlotte L. Marshall

Posted October 11, 2012 at 12:36 pm


Sept. 28, 1920 – Oct. 2, 2012

INDEPENDENCE –  Charlotte L. Marshall, 92, formerly of Independence, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade. 

Memorial services were held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at White Funeral Home in Independence.  Friends called for visitation after 5 p.m. on Friday.  Mrs. Marshall’s cremated remains were placed in the Ossuary in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence. 

Mrs. Marshall was born Sept. 28, 1920, in Canton, Ill., the daughter of George W. and Gertrude (Wright) Benner. 

She graduated from high school in Sycamore, Ill.  On Oct. 23, 1938, she and Raymond Mason Marshall were married at the Sycamore Methodist Church in Sycamore.  He preceded her in death in 2011.  Their family moved to Independence, in 1964, where she worked in area insurance offices until retiring in 1975. 

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Independence and she was formerly a member of the Grange, the Rebekahs, and the Order of Eastern Star (past Grand Matriarch of the State of Iowa).  She enjoyed traveling, reading, dancing, playing cards, crafts, and golf. 

  Mrs. Marshall is survived by three sons, Ray (Rosanne) Marshall of Minden, Mich., David (Cheryl) Marshall of Anamosa, and Charles (Teresa) Marshall of Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter, Janet Siesseger of Leslie, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; 29 great- grandchildren; and six great- great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by one brother, George “Bud” Benner II of Rock Island, Ill., and a close family friend, Virginia Vela of Leslie, Ark.

  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Eugene K. Benner. 

  On line condolences may be left at  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center or the Above and Beyond Hospice, both in Monticello.