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Marlene Joy Peace

November 25, 1937 — January 15, 2022

Marlene Joy (Franks) Peace, age 84 years old, a loving mother of 3, and adoring wife to husband Charles, went to be with the Lord in the evening of 1/15/2022 with loved ones by her side, after a courageous battle with pneumonia. Marlene was born in East Rainelle, West Virginia on November 25th 1937, to Henry & Thelma Franks. Her nickname was “Jo”, and she spent most of her school age life in Sedro Woolley, Washington. At 9 or 10, she was given a rifle, and was proud of her shooting skills. Per mom, she could shoot the head off of a pheasant at 50 yards.

1965 was a great year for Marlene. She accepted Christ as her Savior, and she married Charles (Chuck) Peace. Together they raised three children Hal, Teri, and Scott Peace. Marlene was a Godly, loving and caring woman, always giving her time to others. She dearly loved her family. She also loved all animals, and was known to advocate on their behalf, if she was driving along and saw an animal that was in need of attention.

Marlene loved to tell the story how she met Chuck. She was working at the YMCA in Riverside, California. He approached her desk and dropped a bag of Lobsters on it, that he had picked while diving. He then invited her out for a Lobster dinner. This was the beginning of a 56 year marriage. Marlene was a prolific and funny writer, recently leaving legacy stories about each of her children for them to remember her by.

Surviving Marlene, is her husband Charles, sons Hal Peace (Donna), Scott Peace (Kim), Daughter Teri Nelson (Mike). She has 9 grandchildren, Meagan, Chelsea, Jessica, Courtney, Stephanie, David, Chris, Callie and Wyatt. She has 6 great grandchildren, and a newly discovered niece (through Ancestry) Barbara.


Marlene will be missed by her friends and family, but know that they will see her again in Heaven.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 am Friday, January 21, 2022 at Calvary Baptist Church.

Burial will take place at 1 pm, Friday, January 21, 2022 at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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Funeral Service

Friday, January 21, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am

Calvary Baptist Church

206 Smalley St, Nixa, MO 65714

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Friday, January 21, 2022

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