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Marsha Jean (Strole) Sawyer

September 1, 1950 — December 20, 2021

Marsha Jean (Strole) Sawyer, age 71, of Battle Creek, found her way home on Monday, December 20, 2021.

Marsha was born on September 1, 1950 in Bellevue to Oliver and Virginia Strole. She married DeWayne J. Sawyer on July 31, 1971 in Battle Creek. He preceded her in death on October 3, 2002. She previously worked at Systex and Campbell's Soup.

Marsha was a one of a kind person and loved everyone. She was a mom to everyone and an excellent grandma. Marsha was kind, selfless, and would give anything for her family. She enjoyed fishing, kayaking, four-wheeling, and spending quality time with her family and dogs

Marsha is survived by her daughters, Lisa Trogdon and Teresa Sawyer; son, Dwayne Eggelston; grandchildren, Corey, Tyler, Ryan, Chris, Kirsten, Hailey, and Iella; great-grandchildren, Mason, Holli, Brody, Gunner, Alex, and Ari; sister-in-law, Ranae Everett; and her loving boyfriend of seventeen years, Randall Colpaert and their two dogs, Babi and Simon. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Virginia Strole; sisters, Joyce, Judy, and Dolores(Jo); husband, DeWayne Sawyer; two sons, Shawn and Shane; and her mother-in-law, Ruby Sawyer.

Marsha's family is being assisted by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages and memories may be shared at


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