Marjorie Jean Ravenstein passed away at Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital in Gardner, Kan. on January 17, 2015.
Marjorie was born on February 11, 1923 to Hazel and Vermer Cox on the family farm southwest of Belmont Kan. She attended school in Belmont and graduated in 1940. She went on to attend Emporia State College, earning a three year certificate and taught three years in the Kingman rural schools.
Marjorie married Harley Ravenstein in Austin, Texas on November 7, 1942, while Harley was stationed there for boot camp during WWII. Following Harley’s discharge from the service, they moved to the family farm near Kingman to raise cattle and farm until they retired. Marjorie was active as a 4-H leader and a loving supporter of her two children, Kent and Sally. Marjorie and Harley loved to travel in their RV and spent many winters in south Texas, making friends wherever they went. They moved to Gardner in August of 1999. Marjorie was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Gardner.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years and her granddaughter, Janet Ravenstein.  Survivors include son Kent and wife Terrie of rural Kingman, daughter Sally (Nellor) and husband Dick of Gardner; Grandchildren Kurt ( Melissa) Ravenstein, Ty (April) Ravenstein, Heather Neuburger, Chad Fordham,Aimie Bryant and David Nellor. She is survived by sisters Pat (Bob) Reed and Maxie(Wendell) Hinkson. She was blessed with eight great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 20 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Livingston Funeral Home in Kingman Kansas. Graveside services will be Wednesday January 21, 2:00 pm at Greenwood cemetery near Belmont. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association.Marjorie Ravenstein