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MARJORIE (HOFSTETTER) SCOVILL


1922 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
MARJORIE (HOFSTETTER) SCOVILL Obituary
MARJORIE HOFSTETTER SCOVILL (1922-2014) Marjorie H. Scovill, 91, of Leawood, Kansas passed away May 17, 2014 following a short illness. A long-time resident of Merriam, Kansas, Mar- jorie Faye Hofstetter was born De- cember 4, 1922 in Latham, Missouri, to Stella Pearl (Tyree) Hofstetter and Harvey Delbert Hofstetter, the second of four children. Following graduation from Latham High School, Marjorie was awarded a scholarship to Central Missouri Teachers College in Warrensburg, Missouri (University of Central Mis- souri). After only one year of col- lege, she accepted her first teaching position, while continuing her educa- tion, eventually earning her Bachelor of Science degree and teaching cer- tificate. For 44 years Marjorie dedi- cated herself to teaching young children, 39 of those years in the Kansas City, Missouri school system. By taking continuing education courses she attained the equivalent of a Master's Degree. Throughout her life she had a re- markable number of interests and talents including travel, ballroom dancing, square dancing, painting, sewing crafts, scrapbooking, music, poetry, gardening, and church vol- unteer activities. She will be re- membered by everyone who knew her for her gentle, kind and gener- ous spirit. Marjorie was preceded in death by her sister Virginia Lee (Hofstetter) McDonald, her niece Judy (McDonald) Hutchison, and her nephew Jim McDonald. Marjorie is survived by her sister, Kathryn Lorine Hays, her brother, James Richard Hofstetter, and many nieces and nephews and their families. Services will be held at the Bowlin- Cantriel Funeral Home, 100 South Oak Street, California, Missouri 65018 on Saturday May 24, visitation at 1:00 and service at 2:00. Grave- side service will be at Latham Ceme- tery in Latham, Missouri. Condo- lence messages may be shared at www.bowlincantriel.com by signing the guest book in her obituary. The family suggests memorial contribu- tions to Latham Cemetery in care of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Home. Ar- rangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, MO.
Published in Kansas City Star from May 21 to May 23, 2014
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