Marjory Liggitt
1929 - 2020
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Marjory Liggitt

Indianola - Marjory Liggitt, 91 of Indianola, passed away Friday September 11, 2020 at Vintage Hills Memory Care unit in Indianola.

Marjory was born on September 4th 1929 to Emil and Effie Harless Sampson, along with a twin sister Margret. She graduated from Osceola Highschool, taught school at Oak Grove country school, worked as a supervisor at Bell Telephone Company, and later she and her husband owned a dry cleaner in Norwalk Iowa. Marjory was united in Marriage to Emmett Liggitt. After retirement from the dry cleaner business they spent many years traveling together and spending winters in Texas. Marjory enjoyed going to craft fairs, listening to country music, and spending winters in Pharr, Texas. She was a member of the Norwalk Christian Church for many years and many bible study groups.

Marjory was preceded in death by her parents, husband Emmett, sisters Wilma Kentner and Mary Alice Blair. Brother in laws, Clair Kentner, Marven Blair, and Kenneth Hines. Step children, Richard Liggitt, Jane Schusterman, and Sharon Hughes.

She is survived by sisters, Margret Hines of Indianola, IA, Vesta (Jim) Emary of Osceola, IA and step daughter Maris Anderson of Aurora, CO, and many step grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday September 16, 2020 at Merle Hay Funeral Home, 4400 Merle Hay Road Des Moines, Iowa 50310. Visitation will start at 10:00 a.m. also at Merle Hay Funeral Home. Memorials can be given to the Norwalk Christian Church, 701 Main Street, Norwalk, Iowa 50211.

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions the family would ask you please wear a mask and help social distance.

The family would like to thank Vintage Hills of Indianola for the care she received in the last year of her life.

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Published in the Des Moines Register from Sep. 13 to Sep. 23, 2020.
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September 16, 2020
Marjory - We lived close by when you lived in the country - such a delight you were! Prayers go up for your family.
Minnette Siedenburg
Minnette Siedenburg
September 15, 2020
Margie, this photo sums up how I've always felt about you. I have always loved coming to Iowa to visit you and grandpa Emmett. Because of those visits, Iowa will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you for always making me feel loved and special. Even after Emmett died, I still came to visit you because I wanted you to know that you were loved and special too. I am the person I am today because of you. Through the behavior you modeled, I learned to be kind, compassionate, and loving. In all the years we knew each other, I never, once, heard you speak negatively about anyone, and I will carry that legacy with me forever. As I go through my life, I find myself asking the question, "What would Margie do?" I love you, Margie. Thank you for loving us all in that special way that only you could.
Richard Schusterman
September 14, 2020
Margie, I’m so saddened that you are gone. Why all this had to happen during this CoVid stuff is so depressing. Losing two of my aunts during this making it hard to properly mourn your loss. Just know you will be missed and I have this picture of you with my Mom, Wilma, Grandpa Sampson and so many others just having the best time discussing family doings and laughing so hard at all the silly times of life. BTW, please tell Wilma that I know nothing of family goings on since she left!! She was my conduit to the Sampson family. Love you Aunt Margie.
David Blair
September 14, 2020
Prayers for peace during this time of loss.
Cyndi S Cunningham
September 13, 2020
Marjorie will be miss by alot of us. When your hert is empty, filling it with happy memories can help.
Mary Berry-Rodda
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