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MARJORIE ANN KIRKWOOD

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MARJORIE ANN KIRKWOOD Obituary
Marjorie Ann (Mardie) Kirkwood died on July 16, 2014 at Lakeview Village, Lenexa, Kansas. She was born September 1, 1922, in Oak Park, Illinois, the daughter of Harold Wilber and Mae McMullin. One sister, Jean Heinbuch, preceded her in death. She grew up there and in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Her family moved to St. Louis and she graduated high school in Webster Groves, Missouri. Married, she moved to Michigan and then to Kansas City, raising a family in Prairie Village and Overland Park. In 1974 she married Thomas Kirkwood, and the couple moved to Lakeview Village in 2010, accompanied by their two black cats, Alex and Misty. Active in Village Presbyterian Church, she was a Shepherd Deacon and Stephen Minister, and she and Tom were choir members a number of years. Mardie gave generously to the community in many ways, acting in children's theater, a Girl Scout leader, active in Johnson County Mental Health, a certified Ombudsman for the State of Kansas. She served as president of the League of Women Voters of Johnson County, and of the Rotary Club 13 Auxiliary. She loved animals, always had flowers around the home, and enjoyed travels with Tom - and she was full of spizzerinctum (ie, spunk) to the end. She loved and was loved by many friends. Her loving children are Susan Wendorff (Denver), Tom Coulson (Dixon Illinois), David Coulson (Elgin Illinois) and Judith Coulson (Santa Fe), niece Alison St. John (Gig Harbor, Washington), and Tom's children Jan Ruess (Columbia Missouri), Leigh Hamann (Kansas City) and Laurie McClintock (Gardner). Grandchildren include David, Greg, Nathan, Tara and Andrea, and Troy, Scott and Stephanie. The blended family includes three great-grandchildren. A service in celebration of the life of Mardie will be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kansas 66208. A reception will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the Village Presbyterian Church, or to the Lakeview Village Foundation, 9100 Park Street, Lenexa, Kansas 66215.
Published in Kansas City Star on Aug. 10, 2014
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