The Heroines

Marla Uhrig

is honored with a Brick from Mr. Shannon Uhrig.

Compassionate, beautiful and intelligent are just three of a thousand words which describe my wife. From our first meeting I was drawn to her smile, the sound of her voice and her laughing eyes. As my spouse, lover and friend, Marla continues to amaze me each and every day.

Educated at Wichita State University, Marla began her career working with mentally diagnosed individuals, serving on various levels, including job placement and education. She challenges her clients to make the most of their lives. Observing the progress she makes with these people's lives, while always remaining a true friend, is exhilarating.

Not a day goes by that I don't tell her how much I love her. But I might not always express to her how proud she makes me. She continues to selfishly give a part of herself to a section of the community that many choose to ignore. I consider myself and anyone whom touches her life and spirit to be truly blessed.

August 10, 1999