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Marian Earls

Marian Cowan Earls died at Cedar Pointe in Rolla on Monday December 28, 2020, at 93 years of age.  She was born in St. James on September 22, 1927, to David Austin Cowan and Louise (French) Cowan.


On September 5, 1948, she was married to Walter Lee Earls at Trinity Episcopal Church in St. James, Missouri.  They were both graduates of John F. Hodge High School, class of 1945. She graduated from Miss Hickey’s Secretarial School in St. Louis and worked at the Rolla Vocational-Technical School for many years.


Walter and Marian are the parents of a daughter, Nancy Krost of Rolla and a son, Michael (Barti) Earls of Ballwin, Missouri. They have two grandchildren, Trevor Krost of Chicago, Illinois, and Stacy Krost of Guangzhou, China.  


She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and ECW and was the organist for many years. She was an active member of the P.E.O. sisterhood.


In addition to her children and grandchildren, she is survived by one nephew, Kevin Cowan (Pam) of Overland Park, Kansas, and many more friends and family.  She was preceded in death by Walter, her husband of 70 years, two brothers and one sister.


A private interment will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, with a memorial service to be held at a later date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, Rolla.


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Mrs. Earls was the mother of my best friend, Nancy, and a very dear lady. Kind, thoughtful and gracious. She will be missed by many.

Beth Beardsley Jan 1 2021 12:00 AM