John, 69 years old, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Taylor House. His funeral will be Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Runnells Christian Church in Runnells, Iowa. .\nVisitation will be Monday, October 3, 2016 from 6-8 pm at the Runnells Christian Church.\nJohn Marion, the son of Leonard, Sr. and Edith (Spencer) Northway was born on October 19, 1946 in Des Moines, Iowa. He was united in marriage with Cheryl Howard in 1966. \nJohn was a self-employed finish carpenter for thirty years. He also built a few new homes, remodeled homes and was a cabinet maker. He loved people and was always willing to lend a helping hand whenever and wherever needed. He loved his family and life.\nJohn is survived by his wife Cheryl; his two sons, Eric (Lee) of Mitchellville, and Andrew (Amy) of Ankeny; three grandchildren, Hunter, Spencer and Halle; and three step-grandchildren, Lillian, Melissa and Isadora. He is also survived by three sisters, Ethel (Stanley) of Milo, Irma of Colfax, and Janette of Milo; three brothers, Leonard (Linda) of Runnells, LeRoy of Lineville, and Allen (Vicki) of Indianola. John also had many nieces and nephews.\nJohn was preceded in death by his parents, and two siblings, Alice and Dennis.\nMemorial contributions may be directed to The Runnells Christian Church Youth Scholarship Fund in memory of John.