Man’s home burglarized while family holds his visitation at funeral home

The home of the late Harry Marrs and his wife, Theresa, was burglarized while she, family members and friends attended a visitation service held at a local funeral home.

Mr. Marrs, 60, who lived at 1007 E. 11th Street in Falls City, died Dec. 11. His funeral was Saturday, Dec. 14, at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home. When visitation was held the Friday evening before the funeral, someone broke into the home through a sliding glass door.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Marrs, who survives, have had health issues and were prescribed narcotic prescriptions. Those prescriptions had been recently filled and all were taken, as well as approximately $2,500 in life savings stored in a safe.

Since the prescriptions had just been filled, insurance would not pay for replacements.  

Son Dan Marrs, Burlington, KS, said the home had been thoroughly “gone through” by the burglars. Both of his parents, he said, were disabled. Replacing the prescriptions for his mother was expensive, he said, considering as well that the couple’s life savings had been stolen.

Dan Marrs said the Falls City Police Department responded to the scene of the burglary Friday night and continue to work with the family in pursuing those responsible.

Anyone who saw any suspicious behavior at 1007 E. 11th that night is urged to contact the FCPD. Dan Marrs said he is offering a $1,000 reward if information leads to an arrest and conviction.

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