The Ponca City News Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma Wednesday 03 Jan 2001
Marion L. Irons
Marion L. Irons, former longtime Ponca City resident, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at the Terrace Gardens Retirement Center in Wichita, Kan. He was 83. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at the chapel of Trout Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Michael Kear, pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery. Marion L. Irons was born in Osage County on Nov. 2, 1917, the son of Samuel and Mary (Ray) Irons. He was raised in Osage and Kay counties. He married Maxine Montgomery at an early age. She preceded him in death on Oct. 3, 1985. Marion worked for Conoco for over 35 years and retired in February 1985 as a supervisor. He married Lovona Harvey on June 18, 1994, in Enid. Marion enjoyed fishing, hunting and trapshooting. He also attended Eastern Heights Christian Church for a time. He is survived by his wife of Ponca City; two daughters, Karen Watkins of Bonham, Texas, and Tammy Talbot of Wichita, Kan.; two sons, Fred Irons of Fort Gibson and Monty Irons of Plano, Texas; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, one brother, and a daughter, Barbara Peterson. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, 70 East Lake Street, Chicago, Ill. 60601.