Blessed by the Lord's saving grace for eternal life, Marjorie Howe died Wednesday (May 14, 2014) at Blessing Hospital. She was born May 27, 1927, in Knox County, Mo., of parents, Henry and Mabel Minter Hunziker. She graduated from LaBelle (Mo.) High School as valedictorian. She gained further knowledge at the University of Missouri, Gem City College, Blessing Hospital, Illinois and Missouri real estate schools and John Wood Community College. She enjoyed the inspiration and fellowship of Bluff Hall Church of Payson, and the First Christian Church of LaBelle, Mo., where she enjoyed teaching Sunday school and playing the organ. Family gatherings were her most special events. She instilled the love of God, the salvation of Jesus Christ and the need for further education in her children. Her hobbies were raising flowers and arranging them. She knew God's inspiration in her writings. She will be remembered by her love of family, friends, farming and food preparation. Hers was a calm disposition in all her dealings. Over the years, Marjorie's blessings included seven children, Melanie Conaway of Quincy, Nancy (JD) Albsmeyer of Payson, Amy (Tim) Morrell of Quincy, Kent and Mark Johnson of Payson, Julie Johnson of Quincy and Neil (Raquel) Howe of LaBelle; 10, soon to be 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many extended family members. Marjorie's parents; husband, Bob Speckhart; brother, Jerry Hunziker; and two nephews predeceased her. These words were Marjorie's constant companion: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on thy own understanding. In all your ways,acknowledge Him and He will direct thy paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6) Marjorie's last words to you are from 2 Thessalonians 2:16: "Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work." SERVICES: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, memorial service will be held in First Christian Church of LaBelle, Mo. A private graveside ceremony will be held at a later date in Bluff Hall Cemetery near Payson. MEMORIALS: First Christian Church of LaBelle, Mo. ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, Quincy. WEBSITE: www.hansenspear.com.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from May 16 to May 18, 2014