Marion Belle Isom, age 90, died on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at the Linden Court Nursing Home, in North Platte, Nebraska. She was born in Seneca, Nebraska, on Feb. 1, 1927, to Robert and Rena (Allen) Pearman.
She grew up north of Seneca, where she attended a rural school until high school in Mullen. She graduated at the young age of 16, in 1942. She obtained a special license to teach in a rural school north of Whitman upon graduating.
She attended college in Kearney and at Chadron State, receiving her bachelor’s degree from Chadron State College.
She taught in Seneca and Mullen for the next 30 years prior to retiring.
On Feb. 18, 1950, she married her lifelong love, Paul Isom. Two sons were born to this union, Larry and Robb.
She enjoyed softball, bowling, reading, gardening, crossword puzzles and loved her beautiful Sandhills and spring wildflowers.
Marion was preceded in death by her husband Paul, parents, step-father Robert Neisius, brothers Robert and Norman, sister-in-law Betty, granddaughter Amanda and great-grandson.
She is survived by her 2 sons, Larry (Nancy) of Mullen, Robb (Peggy) of Las Vegas, 9 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. MST at the United Methodist Church in Mullen, Nebraska. Burial will be in the Cedarview Cemetery in Mullen.
The family will be greeting friends and family from 3:00-7:00 p.m. MST on Thursday, Aug. 17 at the Mullen Funeral Home during the viewing.
Memorials may be made in Marion’s name to: Nebraska Retired Teacher’s Association, Cedarview Cemetery, Mullen United Methodist Church or the Seneca Historical Society.