Marlin L. Kerrick

Posted January 17, 2013 at 10:18 am

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Marlin L. Kerrick, 75, a resident of rural Deerfield, died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home. He was born April 16, 1937, in Reeds, MO, the son of Benjamin Kerrick and Lula Smith Kerrick.

Marlin graduated from Fort Scott High School and Ft. Scott Junior College. He married Claribel Johnson on May 27, 1960, at the Clayton Christian Church.

Marlin worked as an accountant for the Hudson Oil Company in Kansas City for 18 years. In 1978, the couple built their present home near Deerfield and Marlin began working as an accountant for the Western Insurance Company. In addition, he also raised cattle. He was a member of the Clayton Christian Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Claribel, of the home; his two children, Debi Hillsman and husband, Bennie – Schell City and Jeff Kerrick and wife, Martha – Pleasant Hill. Also surviving are four grandchildren – Danielle Hillsman, Jake Hillsman, Megan Byod, and Hayley Kerrick. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Larry Kerrick and Don Kerrick, and a sister, Karlyn Hill.

Rev. Bill Smith conducted graveside services Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Deerfield Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at