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Marjorie J. Ochs 1936 - 2021
Ronald E. “Ron” Schepmann

RUSH CENTER — Marjorie J. Ochs, 85, Rush Center, Kan., passed away Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Rush County Memorial Hospital Intermediate Swing Bed, La Crosse, Kan.

Marjorie was born June 21, 1936, in Rush Center, Kan., the daughter of Richard “Dick” and Elva (Cooley) Cunningham. She was a lifelong resident of Rush County, Kan. A 1954 graduate of La Crosse High School, La Crosse, Kan., she was a homemaker.

She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Rush Center, Kan.

On Dec. 19, 1954, she married M. Lee Ochs at the Lutheran Church, Otis, Kan. He preceded her in death May 19, 2016.

Survivors include, one son, Mark Ochs (Balinda), Great Bend, Kan.; one daughter, Debra Lewis (Dean), Salina, Kan.; one sister, Gloria Renz, Albert, Kan., two sisters in law, Lois Cunningham Thompson, La Crosse, Kan., and Valta Dreher, Rush Center, Kan; and numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Rhonda Gass; a son in law, Ronald Gass; an infant brother, Lowell Cunningham; one brother Richard Cunningham; one sister, Audrey Gough; and two brothers in law, Arlyn Renz; and Kenneth Gough.

Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse, Kan., with the family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial service will be Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at the Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse, Kan., with Kara Jecha officiating. A private family inurnment will be in Locust Hill Cemetery, Rush Center, Kan. In lieu of flowers or plants, the family requests memorials to the Rush Center Township Hall, Rush Center, Kan. Condolences or remembrances may be left for the family at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Janousek Funeral Home 

P.O. Box 550 

La Crosse, KS 67548

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 24, 2021