Norman Lee “Monk” Marler of Mineral Point, Missouri was born on April 2, 1935 in Irondale, Missouri a son of the late, Beulah (Pyatt) Marler and the late, Clarence Marler Sr. “Monk” departed this life on December 19, 2016 at the Country Meadows Nursing Home in Farmington, Missouri having reached the age of eighty-one years, eight months and seventeen days.
Norman was united in marriage to Geneva Jo Ayers on July 2, 1955 in East St. Louis, Illinois and they were blessed with four children.
He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-one years, Geneva Marler of Mineral Point, Missouri; three daughters, Ronda Byers and husband, Grady of Irondale, Missouri; Vickie Revelle and husband, Marty of Viburnum, Missouri; Pam Hardy of Mineral Point, Missouri; one son, Randy Marler and wife, Kris of Irondale, Missouri; three sisters, Lilly “Sister” Nowak of Bonne Terre, Missouri; Thelma “Cricket” Fitzgerald of Fredericktown, Missouri; Wanda Goetz of Bismarck, Missouri; one brother, Bill Marler of Irondale, Missouri; nine grandchildren: Curtis, Andrea, Scott, Justin, Dylan, Ryan, Lisa, Kyle and Megan; eighteen great-grandchildren; also surviving are other relatives and many friends. In addition to his parents “Monk” was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Talley, Linda “Tudy” Robinson and two brothers, Bob Marler and Kenny Marler.
“Monk” loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, water skiing and boating. His greatest love was working on the farm with his horses and bailing hay. He also enjoyed going dancing, square dancing and riding motorcycles.
Visitation was held Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Thursday, December 22, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Moore Funeral Home, Irondale, Missouri.
A Funeral Service was held Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Moore Funeral Home, Irondale, Missouri with Rev. Jimmy Robinson officiating.
Final prayers and burial took place in the Big River Cemetery, Irondale, Missouri. Serving as pallbearers were: Scott Revelle, Curtis Byers, Ryan Hardy, Kyle Marler, Justin Revelle and Dylan Revelle.
Moore Funeral Homes was honored to have served “Monk”, his family and friends.