Marie Kathryn (Tannyhill) Carsh-Busboom, 92, of Humboldt, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at Colonial Acres Nursing Home, Humboldt. She was born on Sept. 11, 1924, the second of three daughters to William Bryan and Abbie Hope (Giles) Tannyhill.  
Marie’s mother passed away when Marie was four years old, leaving her father with three little girls to raise. She grew up on a farm west of Pawnee City and attended Rosenweed School District #2. Later, she attended Pawnee City High School, graduating with the Class of 1941. She had just celebrated her 75th Alumni Anniversary this past May 2016.  She worked for the FSA from 1942–45.  When WW II ended, Marie married Thomas Daryl Carsh at the home of Tom’s parents (Mason E. and Fay Lynch-Carsh) and grandparents, Thomas and Gertie McCormick-Carsh. They were married by the Rev. Ward Merritt on Dec. 31, 1945. Tom and Marie moved into their home on Grand Avenue in April of 1946 and at this home they raised two daughters Pamela Kay (Carsh) Wagenknecht, born on April 28, 1947 and Trudy Dee (Carsh) Fankhauser, born on May 29, 1950.
When Marie was out of high school her father, Bill, remarried and the girls gained a stepmother, Leila (Taylor) Tannyhill. Leila had two grown sons, Alvin and Marvin, and a daughter, Roberta, who was still in high school. These additional brothers and sister became part of the family and Marie remained close to them throughout her life.  
Marie was a homemaker, farm wife, and mother who was an excellent cook, seamstress, and could reupholster and wallpaper with the best of them. She always had a huge garden from which she would can, and later freeze, vegetables to supplement meals throughout the fall and winter months. She was also very artistic and drew many pictures, plus completed beautifully done crafts. She was always very stylish and for many years sewed her own clothes, plus the clothes for Pam and Trudy. She enjoyed new jewelry, especially rings, and new shoes for casual wear and dancing.  
In 1962 she went to work at the Home State Bank in Humboldt and completed 19 years there, retiring in 1981. Tom passed away in Humboldt on June 24, 1973 (at the age of 50) from lung cancer. Marie remarried on  May 2, 1981 to Arnol E. Busboom in Lincoln. Arnol passed away on March 8, 1998. She continued to make her home in Lincoln until June of 2015, when home care assistance was no longer enough to keep her safe in her home. She moved back to Humboldt and joined the Colonial Acres Assisted Living family in June of 2015. Parkinson’s disease made it necessary for her to transition to the long-term care area of Colonial Acres on Sept. 14, 2016.  She was just settling into her new living quarters when she passed away.
Marie was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church west of Lincoln, a 50-plus-year member of Humboldt O.E.S. Chapter #234, and a member of the Humboldt American Legion Auxiliary Harvey Mann Unit #269.
She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother; husbands; dear friend and companion Kenny Volzke; sister, Nadine Arthur; son-in-law, Doug Wagenknecht; and a great-granddaughter, Shaynelle Hemphill.  
She is survived by one sister, Alice Siske-Hendricks, of Hot Springs, AR; daughters, Pamela Kay Wagenknecht, of El Paso, TX, and Trudy Dee (Allen) Fankhauser, of Humboldt; grandchildren, Lishelle (Kelley) Burmeister, of Albuquerque, NM, Kristin (Charlie) O’Donnell, of San Antonio, TX, Shannon (Charlie) Baker, of Anchorage, AK, Matthew Fankhauser, of Edmonds, WA, Bryce (Tiffany) Fankhauser, of Las Cruces, NM, Carson Simoes, of Edmonds, WA; and stepsister, Roberta Newcomb, of Grand Island; 11 great-grandchildren: Hayleigh (Aaron) Saavedra, and Madison and Aubrey Burmeister, all of Albuquerque; Zoe and Fiona O’Donnell of San Antonio, TX; Jack, Aiylan and Sawyer Baker of Anchorage, AK; Riley, Cora, and Kaci Fankhauser of Las Cruces, NM; and one great-great grandson, Mason Saavedra; as well as, two nieces, Judy (Rod) McElroy of Percival, IA and Rhonnie (Bob Holt) Arthur; nephews, Ron (Jeanne) Siske of Ralston, NE and Clayton Siske of Arizona.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Humboldt, with Pastor Dean Joy officiating.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2016 at The Wherry Mortuary in Humboldt. Family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. at the mortuary.
Interment will be at the Humboldt Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Humboldt Auditorium Renovation or Order of Eastern Star Chapter # 234.

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