Marion D. Chrisman, 67, of Warsaw, passed away Sunday morning, June 1, 2008, at his home near Warsaw.
Marion was born April 8, 1941, in Trenton, the son of Marion Frances and Mildred Simms Chrisman.
Marion was raised in the Larado, Gault and Trenton area. He joined the United States Navy in May of 1958 and was honorably discharged in March of 1962. After his discharge from the Navy, he moved to Shawnee, Kan. where he got a job for a truck line. He then worked as a carpenter doing general construction and remodeling. His love of fishing and boating brought him to the Warsaw area and Lake of the Ozarks in 1997. On July 22, 1998, he was united in marriage to Yvonne Davis on the lake. They continued to make their home near Warsaw and he retired in 2001. He was a member of American Legion Post #217 of Warsaw.
Survivors include: his wife Yvonne of the home; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Harold Chrisman and his wife, Kim, of Richmond, Charles Chrisman and his wife, Shinobu, of Gresham, Ore., and Buddy Chrisman of Richmond; two step-sons, Frank O’Bryan of Gardener, Kan. and Richard Wayne, of Branson; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; one sister, Shirley Hartford; one brother-in-law, Paul Ward; other relatives and many friends.
His parents and one sister, Thelma Ward, preceded him in death.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw on Wednesday, June 4. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, June 6 at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.
Messages of condolence may be left online at www.reserfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw.