The Methodist Church

The Methodist Church in Marceline celebrates the 75th anniversary of its founding in 1963, the same year that the city of Marceline observes its 75th anniversary. The Church has chosen as its motto for this celebration, “Forward with Faith.” It was in the spirit of faith that the early Methodist circuit-riders went forth to preach … > More >

St. Bonaventure Church

In the spring of 1888, Rt. Rev. John J. Hogan of Kansas City requested Rev. Walter Tormey of Brookfield, to select lots in the new town of Marceline upon which to build a Catholic Church. Fr. Tormey secured the lots.

Rev. Thos. J. Burke came to Marceline in August, 1888 to assume duties as pastor. … > More >

Presbyterian Church

September, 1888 the Cumberland Presbyterian Church was organized. The first pastor was Rev. S. A. McPherson until 1898. The church was located on the corner of Santa Fe and Missouri Avenues.

Sometime in the early 1890’s several families came to Marceline that were members of the Old School Presbyterian and they organized their church. Services … > More >

Dell W. Epperson

Captain, United States Navy, Retired

Captain Dell W. Epperson is a native of Marceline, Missouri. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwest Missouri State University Maryville in 1975. After working several years in the broadcasting industry in Missouri and lowa, he received his naval commission in July 1982.

Captain Epperson first served aboard … > More >

Marvin Lyle Franklin, Jr. (1945 -1967)

US Army, 1965-1967

Tomb Position: Assistant Relief Commander, Sentinel

Marvin “Lyle” Franklin Jr., 22, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, entered into eternal rest on August 31, 1967. He was born on July 15, 1945 in Oklahoma City, where he graduated from Putnam City High School in 1963. He was a member of the loway Tribe of … > More >

George Edward Pollard, 1921-2016

US Army, 1945-1946

Corporal George E. Pollard was drafted and began his service in May 1945 until
July 1946. By the time George actually deployed to the war scene in 1945, the
battle at the European Front had come to an end and the American Forces were
left to occupy the ravaged countries. George served … > More >