Marjorie Lou “Marge” Grey
Marjorie Lou “Marge” Grey, 87, of Gardner, passed away June 16, 2010, at her home.
Marjorie was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Gardner to Orliff Clyde and Alpha Caudelia Epperson Gordon. She was a 1940 graduate of Gardner High School.
She married Edward Eugene Riley. After his passing, Marjorie married Jack Wayne Grey on Jan. 7, 1975, in Amarillo, Texas. They moved back to Gardner in 1996.
She was a senior cashier for Phillips Petroleum for 14 years both in Kansas City and Bartlesville, Okla.
Marjorie was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Kan., serving as the choir director there. She loved to travel and make new friends and then return to visit them.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband Edward in 1974.
Marjorie is survived by husband Jack, of the home; children Gordon Edward Riley and wife Ramona of Spring Hill; Connie Lou Thompson of Gardner; and twins Carroll Reid Riley and wife Dawn of North Kansas City, Mo.; and Karen Flack and Joe of Stillwater, Okla.; sister Lucille and B.T. Ewing of Spring Hill; ten grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Cremation. Inurnment at a later date in Monkey Island Cemetery, Okla. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, PO Box 192, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com.
Dennis Wayne Joeckel
Dennis Wayne Joeckel, 65, of Spring Hill, passed away June 20, 2010, at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo.
Dennis was born Dec. 2, 1944, in Monett, Mo., to Henry Edward and Mary Cecelia Rupp Joeckel.
He attended elementary school at First Lutheran Church in Paola and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Paola, Kan. They moved to Somerset, then to Spring Hill in 1955, where he graduated from Spring Hill High School in 1962.
Dennis served in the U S Army.
Dennis married Julie Ann Randall in Spring Hill on June 20, 1970.
He was a truck driver for 30 years for Graham Ship by Truck, retiring in 2000.
He was a member of the Spring Hill Chapter of Kansas Old Time Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers, and the teamsters local #41 of KCMO.
Dennis was a major supporter of the Spring Hill Festival Choral Society. He was a fabulous cook and baker, and he enjoyed fishing and shooting pool. He loved his family and will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Don Joeckel.
Dennis is survived by his wife Julie, of the home; sons Bill W. Joeckel and fiance’ Monica of Osawatomie, Kan.; Todd D. Joeckel and Keiva of Spring Hill; and Tobie Joeckel and fiance’ Colleen of Olathe; daughter Tabatha L. Joeckel of Paola, Kan.; brothers Darrell Joeckel of Nixa, Mo., and Delbert Joeckel of Fontana, Kan.; 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Cremation. Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 24, 2010, at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S. Webster, Spring Hill, KS, (913)592-2244. Inurnment at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Festival Choir Society, Kansas City Hospice House or the Sunflower Omega Health Care.
Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com.
Marjorie Lou “Marge” Grey