Obituary of Joe Dean Marlow

Joe Dean Marlow, age 68, a resident of Iola, KS, died Thursday, October 4, 2018, at the Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, KS.

He was born January 9, 1950, in Gas, KS, the son of Clinton Dean Marlow and Nadja Allen Marlow.

Joe was an outstanding athlete in school, playing football, basketball and baseball. He graduated from Crest High School with the class of 1968.

He served in Vietnam with the U. S. Army from 1969 to 1970.

He married Josephine Alcantar on March 12, 1971, in Iola.

Joe worked as a truck driver for Berg in Iola then later for Midland. When they closed, he drove for Valu Merchandisers in Ft. Scott, KS. To his credit, Joe drove over four million miles without an accident.

He enjoyed reading Stephen King novels, watching TV, listening to music, and traveling with his wife. He was an avid New England Patriots and Boston Celtics fan through the years.

Joe loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Josephine of the home; a son, Jeff Marlow and significant other Lisa Jensen, Tampa, FL; a daughter, Jenni Ashworth and significant other Bryan Johnson, Iola, KS; four brothers, Richard Marlow and wife Nancy, Olathe, KS, William Marlow, Uniontown, KS, Dana Marlow and wife Janet, Parsons, KS, and Kyle Knight and wife Shayla, Uniontown, KS; a sister, Cheryl Marlow, Iola, KS; Step-siblings Donna and Henry Ross, Moran, KS, Wendy and Shea Thompson, Bayard, KS, Linda Korte, LaHarpe, KS, Raymond and Judi Knight, Zionsville, IN, Tim and Monica Knight, Oroville, WA, and Paul and Connie Knight, Mildred, KS; five grandchildren, Jessika Marlow, Ellen Huddleston, Danni Rains, Jeffrey Ashworth, and Jessa Ashworth; one great grandson, Dimitri Cruz; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a step-brother, Carl Wayne Knight; an infant niece, Angel Dawn Marlow; and his parents.

There was cremation. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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