VeteranMarshall Seward

Marshall Dean "Mo" Seward, 83, of Havana, died at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Mason District Hospital.

He was born Aug. 3, 1921, in Astoria, a son of Henry "Mose" and Carrie Etter Seward. He married Mary Louise Wood on Sept. 20, 1968, in Carbondale. She survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Wayne "Butch" Wyka of Fairbanks, Alaska, Clarence Lawrence of Quincy, Fred Lawrence Jr. and Marion Lawrence, both of Havana; two daughters, Donna Stapleton of Webb City, Mo., and Rose Hislope of High Hill, Mo.; one brother, Earl of Oblong; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

A member of Astoria Veterans of Foreign Wars, he was an Army veteran, serving twice including during the Korean War.

He worked at Tree Nursery and later worked at the Dana House in Springfield for 15 years, retiring in 1983. He also drove a cab in Havana for several years.

Services were Saturday at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana with Rev. Warren Hughes officiating. Burial was in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mason District Hospital or to Havana Healthcare Center.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/23/2005

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