Richard Dean Marshall

November 11, 1925 - October 25, 2020
Richard Marshall

Richard Dean Marshall, age 94, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at the Via Christi Medical Center in Pittsburg, Kansas. He was born November 11, 1925, in West Mineral, Kansas, the son of William Riley Marshall and Theo Anna Sanderson Marshall. Richard graduated from the West Mineral High School and went on to serve with the United States Army during World War II. Richard married Marie Hoover on August 27, 1950, at Hannon, Missouri. Following his service with the Army, Richard began a career in education. He first received his BS Degree from K-State University and then taught school in Girard, Jennings and Blue Mound Kansas. He later received his Masters Degree from Pittsburg State University. Richard went on to serve as principal at Bronaugh, Missouri and later Mound City and Prescott, Kansas. Following his retirement, Richard worked for a time at the Water Treatment Plant in Ft. Scott. He also enjoyed farming and raising cattle. In earlier years, Richard had served as a club leader for the Northwest Scott 4-H Club. Richard was an active member of the First Southern Baptist Church where he served as Deacon, Sunday school teacher and lay pastor. He had also helped establish the Ft. Scott chapter of Gideon’s International.

Richard will be lovingly missed by his wife, Marie; two children, Diane (Darrell) Spencer, of Ft. Scott and Marcus Marshall, of Wichita; four grandchildren, Susan (John) West, of Ft. Scott, Derrick (Rebecca) Spencer, of Westchester, California, Darren Spencer, of Ft. Scott and Christine (Charley) Bailes, of Kansas City, Kansas; eight great-grandchildren, Ashleigh (Dale) Brauer, of Girard, Kansas, Marcus (Ashley) Page, of Kansas City, Kansas, Andrew (Sarah) Page, of Kansas City, Missouri, Eric Page, Aaron (Janae) West and Brandon (Darci) West, all of Ft. Scott and Crosby and Rae Marie Bailes of Kansas City, Kansas; and four great-great-grandchildren, Theo, Carter, Ava and Maverick. Also surviving is a sister, Ann Martens, of Olathe, Kansas, a sister-in-law, Retha Gries of North Carolina and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Carl, Charles and Ray Marshall and two sisters, Xenia Allen and Virginia Chance.

Rev. Steven Porter and Rev. Marty McCord will conduct a memorial service at 2:30 P.M. Monday, November 2nd at the First Southern Baptist Church. Private burial will take place prior to the funeral service on Monday at the U. S. National Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the American Legion. Memorials are suggested to the Southern Baptist Church or the Gideon’s and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at