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Johnnie Marietta

  • Birth 17 May 1913 Cherokee, Crawford County, Kansas, USA
  • Death 31 Jul 2000 Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Weir, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 24304029

Johnnie Marietta
17 May 1913 ~ 31 July 2000

Johnnie Marietta, 87, of 2305 W. Fourth, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Pittsburg.

He was born in May of 1913, in Cherokee, to Antone and Elizabeth Nevosa Marietta.

He was a lifetime resident of the area, attending schools in Cherokee.

Mr. Marietta was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy.

He married Helen Callaway. She survives of the home.

Mr. Marietta worked as a coal miner, he also had worked for Spencer Chemical. He was self-employed and owned and operated Lone Star General Store and Army Surplus Store; he built the first Motel and Mobil Home Park in the Pittsburg area. He was instrumental in starting the company known as Jake's Fireworks.

He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

He was also a member of Circus Fans of America, Circus Historical Society, Heart of the Heartland's Railroad Club and the Frontenac American Legion Post No. 43.

Mr. Marietta owned a miniature circus, which was used by Cecil B. DeMille to film the movie "The Greatest Show on Earth".

Additional survivors include two sons, John Marietta Jr. and Michael (Jake) Marietta, both of Pittsburg; a daughter, Juanita McDermed of Gallup, N.M.; a sister, Maggie Nicholson of Pittsburg; five grandsons; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg, with Fr. Thomas Stroot as celebrant. The eulogy will be provided by Paul Ingrassia. The lector will be Ben Turner.

Burial will follow in the Hosey Hill Cemetery in Weir.

The parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

The family will receive friends following the rosary until 8 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway.

Morning Sun, The (Pittsburg, KS)
Published: August 1, 2000


Johnnie Marietta

Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957

Johnnie Marietta mentioned in the record of Johnnie Marietta and Helen Callaway

Name: Johnnie Marietta

Event Type: Marriage
Event Date (Formatted): 07 Aug 1950
Event Place: , Benton, Arkansas

Age: 37
Birth Year (Estimated): 1913
Residence Place: Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas

Spouse's Name: Helen Callaway
Spouse's Age: 24
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1926
Spouse's Residence Place: Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas

Marriage License Date: 07 Aug 1950
Page: 365

GS Film number: 1994614, Digital Folder Number: 004401689, Image Number: 00898

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Citing this Record

"Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957," index and images, FamilySearch ( accessed 15 March 2015), Johnnie Marietta and Helen Callaway, 07 Aug 1950; citing, Benton, Arkansas, United States, county offices, Arkansas; FHL microfilm 1,994,614.


Johnnie Marietta

United States Social Security Death Index

Given Name: Johnnie
Surname: Marietta

Birth Date: 17 May 1913
Event Date: 31 July 2000
Age: 87

State: Kansas
Last Place of Residence: Crawford, Kansas
Previous Residence Postal Code: 66762


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  • Maintained by: Orlena
  • Originally Created by: Anonymous
  • Added: 1 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24304029
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Johnnie Marietta (17 May 1913–31 Jul 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24304029, citing Hosey Hill Cemetery, Weir, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Orlena (contributor 46627566) .