OBIT WhartonMarvin Eugene Wharton, 86, of Crane passed away June 5.

Marvin was born May 5, 1928, in Juntura to Minnie  and Curtis Wharton.

Marvin resided in Juntura for many years of his young life, ranching. He moved to Crane in 1964 and ran a cattle ranch. He loved ranch life and had a great love of horses. He had a way of connecting with them. He loved being surrounded by kids, family and friends, and was always willing to help.

Marvin is survived by sisters, Bettie Zink and Faye Pamperien; brother, Sam Wharton; children, Bonnie Swank, Frances Kasik and Austin Wharton; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by son, Pete Wharton.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 13, at the Crane school in Crane, with a potluck to follow. The family will scatter his ashes on Sunday.


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