Daisy was born on July 13, 1924 in Kaw, Oklahoma to Lee and Daisy Mishler. The family moved to Arkansas City, KS where she was raised. She graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1943. She attended Central Bible College in Springfield, MO, graduating in 1948. She married her husband, Herbert Marselus on June 3, 1949, starting her family in Elwood, Kansas. She raised two boys, Reggie and Randy. The family moved to Kansas City in 1955 where she began her life as a working mother. She was employed by B & L Concessions for 35 years as a book keeper. Her family attended Evangel Temple Assembly of God Church until 1963. They moved their membership to the First Assembly of God in Overland Park, Kansas where she attended the rest of her life.
She was active in all aspects of ministry at the church, most notably taking care of newborns in the nursery. She helped nurture an entire generation of faithful and productive souls for the Kingdom of God. For 40 years, she dedicated her abilities as a planner and organizer for funeral dinners. Countless families have been comforted in their time of loss by her service to them, to the church and to the Lord.
Her friends and relatives benefited from her talents as a mother, housekeeper, cook and provider of tender loving care to all who needed it. She was also talented in crafts and gifts.
Daisy was a two-time cancer survivor and fighting a third cancer for her last 8 years. The physical and emotional tolls from these diseases did not deter her from completely fulfilling her every task, interest and responsibility. She didn’t just “SURVIVE” cancer, she “BEAT” it.
Daisy was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Mary Stetz and Wilma Armer. She is survived by her husband Herb, two sons, Reggie and Randy (Susan), two grandchildren, Carrie Beth Marselus Lima (James) and Ben Marselus (Rachel), and three Great Grandchildren, Levi and Lydia Marselus and Ruth Danielle Lima.
Visitation will be on Thursday, October 9 from 6 – 8pm at the Overland Park Assembly of God Church, 7700 W. 75th Street, Overland Park, KS 66204. Funeral service will be Friday, 11:00am at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Kansas City Hospice.