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MAY 29, 1924 -- APRIL 28, 2005

Kenneth L. Marley, a retired agricultural lending officer, died Thursday in East Side Nursing Home, Warsaw, where he had been a resident since 2002. He was 80.

Born in Attica, he owned and operated a farm in Hardys for 30 years and then served as an agricultural lending officer for Wyoming County Bank for 19 years until his retirement in 1989.

Mr. Marley was a member of the Letchworth Central School Board of Education for many years and was a longtime member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Warsaw and a former member of St. Joseph's Church in Bliss.

He was a member of the Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Farm Bureau, the Upstate Milk Cooperative and the Buffalo Milk Producers. He collected antiques and enjoyed square dancing with his wife, Ethel, with the Wyco Promenaders. She died in 1999.

Surviving are four sons; Jim and Jerry, both of Hardys, Michael of Warsaw, and David of Rochester; three daughters, Teresa Peek of Lewiston, Luann Kane of Dansville and Mary Ann of Pavilion; 20 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Michael's Church, 171 N. Main St., Warsaw. Burial will be in St. Michael's cemetery.


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