NEWTON — Marjorie I. Gunn Price, 91, of Newton, died Jan. 17 at Presbyterian Manor in Newton. She was born April 14, 1919, in Great Bend, the daughter of Lee and Lydia (Appel) Wells. She graduated from Great Bend High School in 1938. On. Nov. 5, 1939, she married Richard "Dick" H. Gunn in Hutchinson. They moved to Newton in the early ’60s, and he passed away in 1975.
Marjorie began working at Cessna during World War II while her husband served in the Pacific. In 1965, she started as a secretary for ADM Industries. She became a managing partner of ADM Industries until she sold the business in 1980. In April of 1980, she married Charles "Ed" Edward Price in Marion. She and Ed enjoyed travel. They traveled throughout the United States, but were always most content when they were at Marion Lake.
She was a strong and successful business woman. She enjoyed playing bridge and was a great cook.
Mrs. Price was a past Business Woman of the Year winner, was active in the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliaries and a member of the First United Methodist Church and Priscilla’s Circle.
She is survived by her son Richard (Rick) Gunn II and his wife, Janet Gunn of Newton; sister-in-law, Louise Gunn of Great Bend; granddaughter, Elizabeth "Liz" Gunn of Newton; and two nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Lydia Wells; two husbands, Richard Gunn and Charles "Ed" Price; and a brother, Billy Wells.
Marjorie spent her final seven years in the care of the Presbyterian Manor in Newton. The Manor and the people of the Manor were her extended family. Marjorie was a influential lady who touched the lives of many. Her absence and presence will be missed.
Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Presbyterian Manor Chapel in Newton. The final resting place was at the Great Bend City Cemetery that afternoon.
A memorial has been set up for Central Prairie Kansas Honor Flights, in care of the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Petersen Funeral Home*
215 N. Main
Newton, KS 67114
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 20, 2011