Marilyn LaVonne Sportsman, 79, Graham, died Saturday, April 23, 2022.

She was born February 1, 1943, in Maryville, to Horace Franklin “Jack” and Fern Alfreda Walker Pitts. She attended school in Burlington Jct. and was with the first class to graduate from West Nodaway High School, Burlington Jct.

On August 19, 1962, she married Kenneth LeRoy Sportsman. He preceded her in death on February 26, 2005.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at the Bram Funeral Home, Maryville.

Burial was in the Prairie Home Cemetery, Graham.

Memorials are suggested to the New Nodaway Humane Society, 829 S. Depot, Maryville, MO 64468.

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Arrangements were under the direction of Bram Funeral Home.

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