Marjorie Munkres Kendall, long time resident of Council Grove, passed away September 3, 2021, at Diversicare of Council Grove. She was the daughter of Fred and Sadie (Carlson) Nixon.
Marjorie was born on March 3, 1922, in rural Wabaunsee County. She was a 1939 graduate of Alta Vista High School and attended college at Kansas State Teacher’s College. On April 14, 1945, Marjorie married George Munkres; he preceded her in death on April 28, 1997. On October 11, 1997, she married James Kendall, who preceded her in death on December 15, 2014. Marjorie was an elementary school teacher for 12 years, she worked at Farmers and Drovers and ASCS office. She was the owner of the John Deere Implement Dealership in Herington for 28 years and also worked in sales for AFLAC Insurance.
Marjorie was a member of the Council Grove Community Christian Church for many years and a member of the Eastern Star since 1970.
Marjorie is survived by her nieces and nephews: Amy Tucker, Kay Hawthorne, Becky Smith, Lauren Ashburn, Leland Ashburn (Deloris), and Ben King (Susan); and stepdaughter Margaret Belfield (Stewart) and stepson David Kendall (Peggy).
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband George of 52 years and her husband James of 17 years; and sisters: Lucille Parrish, Doris Ashburn and Delna Hawthorne.
A visitation for family and friends will be held Wednesday, September 8, 2021, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at Sawyer Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Thursday, September 9th, at 10:00 am at Sunny Slope Cemetery in Council Grove.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Thrift Store, 17 S. 5th St., Council Grove, KS 66846 or Hand in Hand Hospice, 1201 W. 12th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801.
Condolences may be left at www.sawyerchapel.com.