Marjorie I. Perry, 95, formerly of Axtell, KS, died April 16, 2021 at Life Care Center of Seneca. Visitation will be 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, at Axtell-Landreth Funeral Home in Axtell. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Axtell. Bob Boyle will officiate. Pallbearers are Daniel Telfer, Justin Perry, Shane Perry (grandsons), Tyler Koelzer (great grandson), Fred Schneider and Marc Russell (grandsons-in-law). Marjorie Irene Perry was born June 23, 1925 in Axtell to Ernest and Mary (White) VanVerth. She grew up on the family farm, graduated from Axtell High School, and contributed to the war effort as a temporary factory worker in Kansas City during WWII. In 1946 Marjorie married the love of her life, Wayne Perry, at the Axtell Presbyterian Church. To this union seven sons were born: Vernon, Bill, Ernie, Bob, Jim, John, and Gene. Marjorie was an attentive and resourceful homemaker, who loved gathering her extended family and friends for Sunday dinners. It was not uncommon for her house to be so full over the holidays, that her visitors spilled into each and every room. Her porch was filled with flowers, the yard with birds, and the house with love and the scent of coffee. She was well known for making the best lime pickles, chicken and noodles over potatoes, and applesauce that could cure any ailment or heartache. A woman of great strength, compassion, and patience, Marjorie welcomed many children into her home, providing childcare for numerous grandchildren, their friends, and friends of friends throughout the Axtell community. She belonged to Home Extension and was a member of the Mission Covenant Church where she taught Sunday school. She was generous with her laugh, loyalty, and letter writing. She loved bird watching, sharing stories around the kitchen table, and tending to her daily scripture. Through all of her years, Marjorie was steadfast in her faith and boundless in her love for family and many lifelong friends. A prime example of God’s love, she was and surely still is, a shining spirit that made the lives of those around her so much better. Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Wayne in 2005; and brothers, Leroy and Stanley. Survivors include her children; Vernon (Shela) Perry, Emporia, Bill (Shirley) Perry, Topeka, Ernie (Norma) Perry, Topeka, Bob Perry, Axtell, Jim (Cindy) Perry, Axtell, John (Karen) Perry, Hewitt, TX, Gene (Bethany) Perry, Axtell; 29 grandchildren and 57 great grandchildren. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Axtell-Landreth Funeral Home.
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