|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1926|
|Death: ||Jul. 9, 2011|
Marian Lorinda Day, 85, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin.
Marian was born April 3, 1926, at Tribune, the daughter of Arthur and Bessie Ridder Pearson. Marian attended elementary school in the rural Greeley County, Kansas school system and graduated from Greeley County High School in 1943.
Due to the outbreak of World War II and a shortage of capable men, she began her career as an educator, first at Thelma School in rural Greeley County, spending several years in both the Stanton and Stevens county school districts and continuing for the next 38 years, ending with her retirement in 1982 at the Wichita County Junior High School. For three generations of students, she taught in Tribune, Moscow, Johnson and Leoti, Kansas. "Mrs. Day" was best known for the paddle she had made and her utilization of it in correction of the more unruly students, after which one was given the "honor" of autographing said implement. Marian loved gardening and creating palettes of color to adorn her patio. She especially enjoyed traveling the United States and would "hit the road" as often as possible. When someone mentioned that they would like to see some part of the country, Marian was known to state, "Well, I'll go with you, let's pack." Marian was a grand fisherwoman, and spent many days with her family at Swanson Reservoir in Nebraska, often using her handmade club to get the big ones in the boat for pictures of proof of the ones that didn't get away.
Marian was a member of the National Education Association, Kansas Education Association, the Leoti United Methodist Church, Leoti United Methodist Women and the Leoti chapter of the V.F.W. Auxiliary.
On Nov. 1, 1947, she married Clyde Duane Day at Tribune. He passed away in 1988 at Ness City.
Marian's surviving family includes a son and his wife, John and Wilma Day of Lakin; two grandsons and their families, Reed and Kaori Day and their son Isaac of Lakewood, Colo., and Shane and Wendy Johnson, their son Kai and daughter Aspen of Boise, Idaho; a sister, Ardrus Londene of Spring Hill, Kansas; a brother, Stanley Pearson of Tribune/Scott City; and 10 nieces and nephews.
Her daughter, Diana Johnson Hammond; father, Arthur Pearson; mother, Bessie Pearson Gropp; stepfather, Ralph Gropp; and brother, Valdean Pearson, preceded her in death.
Funeral was at the United Methodist Church in Leoti. Burial was next to her parents in Greeley County Cemetery in Tribune.
Garden City Telegram 7/11/11
Art Pearson (1896 - 1956)
Greeley County Cemetery
Created by: Denny Jackson
Record added: Jul 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73183175
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