Marjeane Lynne Easley, 58, Payson, Ariz.
Obituaries · December 21, 2012

Marjeane Lynne Easley was born on July 16, 1954, in Jacksonville, N.C., the daughter of Margaret Kunkel and Eugene Kunkel. She passed from this life on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Payson, Ariz., having reached the age of 58.

A prayer service for the family will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Marjeane was raised in Iowa and graduated from Solon High School in 1972. She attended Sharon Dorans School of Cosmetology graduating with her cosmetology license in 1973. In Iowa, she owned and operated County Line Salon and later changed professions and opened the Olde Tavern General Store in Rochester and East Side Café in West Branch, Iowa.

Marjeane was blessed with two daughters, Raejean and Jennifer from her marriage to Ray Slach of West Branch, Iowa. She married Tom Easley Sept. 11, 1997.

Marjeane relocated to Payson, Ariz. with Tom in August 1997. While in Payson, Marjeane obtained her realtors license and enjoyed a successful real estate business, most recently working for ERA Young Realty & Investment.

Marjeane was a lively and passionate woman, affectionately described by her six brothers as a “firecracker.” She loved her daughters, three grandchildren, her family and playing music. Marjeane lived her life full of hope and with deep faith.

Marjeane is survived by her daughters, Raejean (Chad) Chapman of Clarion, Iowa, and Jennifer (Todd) Walker of Kailua, Hawaii; three grandchildren, Zachary and Bailey Walker and Kenna Chapman; parents, Margaret Kunkel of Solon, and Eugene (Dorothy) Kunkel of West Liberty; six brothers, Greg (Virginia) Kunkel of Solon, Duane (Connie) Kunkel of Solon, Mitch (Ann) Kunkel of Solon, Rodney (Rita) Kunkel of Lakeville, Minn., Brian (Laurie) Kunkel of Cave Creek, Ariz., and Brad (Julie) Kunkel of Solon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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