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Marvel LaRene Gnass Adams
Birth: Nov. 4, 1925
Royal Oak
Oakland County
Michigan, USA
Death: Aug. 21, 2008
Pittsfield
Washtenaw County
Michigan, USA

Marvel was the second youngest of six children born to John Christian & Frances Marvel (Barnhart) Gnass; her mother was from Indiana and her father was a recent German immigrant. She grew up in Royal Oak and graduated in 1942 from Royal Oak High School. Outings to the Farmer's Market, the Zoo, and simply walking uptown to shop were some favorite pastimes. She held several office jobs before marrying, including positions with the Detroit Yellow Pages and the Patricia Stevens Modeling Agency. She moved to Detroit after marrying, where she lived until about four years ago when she moved to Livonia. Marvel loved to dance and music was always a part of her life. She was a private and independent person who always put the needs of others before her own. Marvel will be fondly remembered for her gentle personality and smile. Predeceased by her; husband Stanley, parents, sister Ethel, brothers John (Jack) and Mervyn. Survived by her two daughters Leslie and Julie, four grandchildren and two brothers, Russell and Vernon Gnass.

OUR MOMENT
by: Frances Marvel Gnass
(Marvel's mother)

This is our moment-
Our souls ascend
Heavenward,
To mingle with the beauty
Of the stars.
Cares of earth forgotten-
The moment is ours.




This page Copyright 2008, Julie Witkowski


 
 
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 Parents:
  John Christian Gnass (1894 - 1980)
  Frances Marvel Barnhart Gnass (1898 - 1977)
 
 Spouse:
  Stanley Lawrence Adams (1915 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ethel Moreen Gnass (1918 - 1936)*
  Russell Clayton Gnass (1920 - 2010)*
  John Francis Gnass (1921 - 1989)*
  Marvel LaRene Gnass Adams (1925 - 2008)
  Mervyn Keith Gnass (1927 - 1977)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery
Troy (Oakland County)
Oakland County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Sec. 9883 Sp. 5 Block D
GPS (lat/lon): 42.58588, -83.16436
 
Created by: J W
Record added: Aug 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29219196
Marvel LaRene <i>Gnass</i> Adams
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