Marian Jean Maib, 79 of Holiday Island, died Oct. 31, in Fayetteville.
She was born Jan. 2, 1927 in Wichita, Kan., to Cyril Case Dedrick and Grace Erwin Dedrick. As a child, she lived in Wichita, Kansas City, and St. Louis. She graduated from Brentwood High School in the St. Louis area in 1944. She later returned to Wichita, where she met and married Robert Allen Maib in 1947.
After raising their family in Wichita, she and Bob moved to Sequim, Wash., in 1992, and then moved to Holiday Island in 1996. An avid fan of food and travel, she co-wrote a column about Seattle restaurants and travel tips for the Sequim Gazette. She volunteered at the American Heart Association in Wichita and the Carnegie Public Library in Eureka Springs. She was a member of the Elks Lodge #1042 at Holiday Island.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years, Robert, in 2003.
Survivors include her son David and wife Mary of Eagan, Minn.; son Bob and wife Sue of Rogers; son Doug and Toni Cox of Wichita, Kan, and daughter Helen Maib of Seattle; her grandson Charles Maib, currently serving in Iraq; her twin sister, Helen Horine of Denver, Colo. and sisters Margaret Smith of Topeka, Kan. and Anne Best of Aurora, Colo.
Celebrations of her life were held at Holiday Island on Nov. 3 and in Wichita, Kan., on Nov. 4. Memorial contributions can be made to the Carnegie Public Library, 194 Spring St., Eureka Springs, AR, 72632. Online condolences can be made at <www.bentoncountyfuneralhome.com>.