LEAWOOD — Marjorie “Marj” Christopher, 94, died Aug. 30, 2016, at Grace of Leawood Assisted Living Facility. She was born Nov. 5, 1921, in rural Hoisington, the daughter of Roy E. and Emma W. (Beetz) Underwood.
Marjorie graduated from Hoisington High School in 1939. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
A longtime Hoisington resident, she was a homemaker. Marj moved to Leawood in 2007 and lived at Town Center Independent Living where she enjoyed playing bridge and bingo, and having dinner with her friends. She then moved to Grace of Leawood Assisted Living in 2013.
She was married to Vernon Wesley Christopher for 56 years. He died Oct. 30, 1995.
Survivors include three children, Ron Christopher and wife Jolene of Overland Park, Judy M. Bangert and husband Larry of Denver, Colo., and Cheryl L. Cullison and husband Carl of Birmingham, Ala.; eight grandchildren, Lori Kearney, Kristin Dalla, Jennifer Deere, Jodi Christopher, Tracy Hudson, Andy Christopher, Kelly Smith, and Jason Cullison; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Wilbur Underwood, sister, Helen Stipes, and an infant brother, Robert Underwood.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2, at First United Methodist Church, Hoisington, with the Rev. Dr. Reuben Lang’at presiding. Burial will follow in Hoisington Cemetery. Friends may call noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, with family to receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Grace of Leawood in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.nicholsonrickefh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*
P.O. Box 146, 415 N. Main
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 31, 2016