OVERBROOK — Marven “Short” Leroy Brabb, Alta Vista, died Monday, June 14, 2021, at the Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. He was 93.
He was born Jan. 1, 1928, in Alta Vista, the son of William and Elva (Sission) Brabb. He attended Hillside Country School and then Alta Vista High School.
Marven worked as a carpenter for Wolgast Lumber Co. for over 50 years, building houses, sheds, barns and furniture. When he wasn’t working from Alta Vista, he was working on the family farm as a stockman and farmer. Even after retiring, he dedicated many hours to raising cattle, fixing fence and baling hay.
He was united in marriage with June Josephine Pride Oct. 1, 1947. After marrying, they moved a house to a hilltop in Wabaunsee County, and they never saw a reason to move from there. June preceded him in death June 13, 2008.
Marven was also preceded in death by three siblings, Harvey Brabb, Mary Tulley and Kenneth Brabb; a grandchild, Teresa Green; and two great-grandchildren, Aubrey Brabb and Joshua Boulken.
He is survived by four children, Terry Brabb (Julia), Louisville, Ky., Susan Bohlken (Bob), Townsend, Mont., Randy Brabb (Marty), Kansas City, Mo., and Doug Brabb (Tammi), Osage City; three grandchildren, Wes Bohlken (Lanette), Josh Brabb (Crystal), and Kyle Brabb (Allie); a stepgrandson, Jordan “Elias” Smith; a sister, Vada Ramsour; a sister-in-law, Ester Brabb; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Marven was cremated. Memorial services were 10 a.m. Friday, June 18, at Campanella and Stewart Funeral Home, Alma.