Marva J. Warren

Marva J. Warren, 71 of Gaylord, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019.  Born in Grayling Michigan on June 15, 1948, to Richard and Lela (Swartz) Warren.

Marva loved her family and friends above all else.  She was always there for you no matter what you needed.  Her Grandsons were the loves of her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Lela (Swartz) Warren, and sister Karla Johnson, brothers-in-law Gary Edwards, and Harvey Washburn, Nephews Brandon Washburn, and Tony Douglas

Marva is survived by her daughter Lela Warren, grandsons Manuel Matias, Miguel Matias, sisters Darla Edwards, Wilhelmina Johnson, Jill Washburn, brother Jack (Marlene) Warren and many loving nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the Otsego County Memorial Forest (located on the west side of Murner Road between Fischer and Allis roads).


  1. Vince LaRosa II September 10, 2019 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Marva my dear, I haven’t seen you in ages! I wish I had known you were here long ago! We were great friends in Highschool and I do miss those days! Rest in peace my dear friend and may God be with you. You will be missed by friends and family.

    To the warren family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at your time of loss


  2. Pam September 10, 2019 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    My deepest sympathies to the Warren Family. I only had the pleasure of getting to know Marva this past year. Thank you for the card game fun and the laughter. See you on the flip side, girlie.

  3. Lela Warren September 11, 2019 at 9:05 am - Reply

    This is Lela, her daughter. Thank you for your comments and support. It is appreciated 💕

  4. Gary Galbraith September 11, 2019 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear of Marva’s passing. She was like a light bulb to be around. Fun and enjoyment. Since hearing of her passing, I think of the many fond memories of her. It’s so hard to think of this world without Marva. So sorry for your loss. She just touched my heart with all the many years of knowing her.

  5. Betty Moore September 11, 2019 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    I am sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am out if the area and unable to join in services. Gods Blessings.

  6. Eric parker September 11, 2019 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Lel, sorry to hear your mom passed away. Prayers go out to you and your family.

  7. Shanae September 12, 2019 at 12:55 am - Reply

    Marva you were like a second mother to me growing up. You and your daughter Lela were important to me. You’ll always live on with everyone who has love for you! Your beautiful soul will soar the sky. Rest In Peace, Momma! ♥️

  8. Jill September 12, 2019 at 1:56 am - Reply

    RIP Sister. Love and miss you already. You were an amazing sister, mom, aunt and especially Grandma. Tell all our heavenly family that we love them.

  9. Ray Gilmoe September 12, 2019 at 6:40 am - Reply

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Though we didn’t see you often, but when I did, I always shared a big hug and smile.

  10. Pat and Tammy McGlynn September 12, 2019 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Lela so sorry for your loss, your mom was amazing. I haven’t seen her in a long time, but we had good times when you and Anne were younger. She is at peace now. She will always be looking down on you and the boys. Prayers coming your way.

    • Laurel Sherwin September 12, 2019 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      Oh Marva!
      My heart hurts knowing we will never see each other again.
      I have such fond memories of some VERY fun times. You were so easy to be around. Your smile, sense of humor and calm demeanor are just a few things that made you so wonderful.

      I guess you and Darla, aka, Cornelius Jackson, got the last laugh.

      RIP my friend.

  11. Jeanice sivak September 12, 2019 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Marva was a good friend and always had a smile on her face, I will miss her.

  12. Jeannette clemens September 12, 2019 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Marva, you were one amazing lady, no nonsense and you would tell it like it was! I will miss our talks when you came to visit. Give Karla a big hug and kiss from me. You will be dearly missed by us all.

  13. Teresa Mater September 12, 2019 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    RIP my sweet cousin. You have a heart of gold. I will miss you and your contagious laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Love you all. Doug and Teresa.

  14. Sally Avery September 13, 2019 at 5:41 am - Reply

    Very sorry for your families loss. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Jennfier September 13, 2019 at 8:24 am - Reply

    I will miss you so much Auntie Marva. You were so special to me and I will treasure the memories that I have. Please give my Mom a big hug from me and tell her I love her. I know you two will have so much fun up there together!

  16. Katherine - September 13, 2019 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Marva may you rest in the loving arms of your God. I only had a brief glimpse of your personality, warmth and sunshine smile! Because of George who has known you since he was 14, has always loved you. Enjoy your heavenly loved ones and know, you will be missed dearly.

  17. Sandy September 13, 2019 at 10:13 am - Reply

    I send my sincere condolences to Marva’s family and friends.

  18. AnnCorbiser September 17, 2019 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear of Marva passing. I knew her so many years ago..
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family💕

  19. Laura Simcek September 18, 2019 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Warren family .. so very sorry for your loss

  20. Pamela Flesher September 18, 2019 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Sincere condolences to all the family. She will be missed by many.

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