Marjorie Parsons
Marjorie Parsons

Obituary of Marjorie Parsons

Leoti, Kansas


Marjorie Emma Parsons, age 95, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Wichita County Health Center in Leoti, Kansas.   Marjorie was born November 4, 1921, in Caldwell, Idaho, the daughter of Frank Gustav & Affa Emma (Root) Carlson.  She earned her Bachelor of Science teaching degree from McPherson College.  A resident of Leoti, Kansas since 2011, moving from Centralia, Washington, she was a homemaker and a Missionary for the Free United Methodist Church, where she and her husband traveled all over the world including New York City, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Kentucky, Indiana, Kansas, Oregon, and Washington.

Marjorie was a member of Women’s Missionary International.


On August 29, 1942, she married Elmer Earl Parsons at Caldwell, Idaho.  Elmer passed away on March 23, 2007, in Centralia, Washington. 

Marjorie’s surviving family includes-

Six Children-

Karl & Tomoko Parsons-        Vancouver, Washington

James & Julie Parsons-        Bixby, Oklahoma

Joy & Bradford Brown-        Leoti, Kansas

Ann & Don Scheleen-            Roseburg, Oregon

Lois & Gerald Reimer-        Wilsonville, Oregon

Louise & Dennis Rothrock-        Dallas, Oregon

Eighteen Grandchildren-

Stephanie & Robert Ferry-        Riverview, Florida

Janelle & Michael Kenny-Johnson-    Verona, Wisconsin

Kaleb & Kristine Parsons-        Hereford, Arizona

Konrad & Shannon Parsons-    Gravette, Arkansas

Kohei Parsons-            Vancouver, Washington

Elizabeth& Jimmy Albright-        Bixby, Oklahoma

Joshua Parsons-            Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Matthew & Amy Parsons-        St. Charles, Missouri

Emily & Justin James-        Kingwood, Texas

Nathan & Sara Brown-        Leoti, Kansas

Jennifer Brown-            Seattle, Washington

John & Maria Scheleen-        Seattle, Washington

Aaron Scheleen-            Roseburg, Oregon

Erik Scheleen-            Roseburg, Oregon

Laurel Scheleen-            Arlington, Virginia

Sandi & Brian Kruger-        Beaverton, Oregon

Joy Reimer-                Portland, Oregon

Scott Reimer-                Wilsonville, Oregon

Twenty-Four Great Grandchildren-

Ryan Kenny, Sean Kenny, Ella Kenny, Kate Kenny-Johnson, Michael Parsons, Jenna Parsons, Dani Parsons, Ashlynn Deaton, Kinsey Deaton, Takota Parsons, Kortney Parsons, Evan Parsons, Konner Parsons, Jaden Higgs, Tegan Higgs, Zoe Wall, Natalie Albright, Kendall Parsons, Campbell Parsons, Tristan Parsons, Carmen Parsons, Raylan Parsons, Casen James, Maggie Brown, Cordell Brown, Ezra Scheleen, Levi Scheleen & Amber Kruger.  


Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, June 29, 2017 at West Bethany Free Methodist Church in Wichita County, Kansas with Pastor Bruce Leisy officiating.  

Burial will be in Clarkston-Vineland Cemetery in Clarkston, Washington. 


Friends may call from 10:00 am until 8:oo pm Wednesday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, Kansas.  Memorials may be given to Wichita County LTCU or West Bethany Free Methodist Church in care of the funeral home. 


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