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Marjorie Carol Schofield, 67, Lee’s Summit, MO, lost her battle with endometrial cancer on October 23, 2015 with her loving daughters by her side.
Marjorie was born March 9, 1948 in Omaha, NE to William Alfred Walker and Joane Mae (Carey) Walker. She was the second of five children growing up in Billings, MT. In 1966, Marjorie attended one year at Graceland College in Lamoni, IA where she met James Douglas Schofield. They were married on January 6, 1968 in Billings, MT. They eventually settled in Independence, MO. In 1982, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS degree in elementary education from Park College in Parkville, MO.
Marjorie is survived by her two daughters Tracy Larson (Dean Larson) of Lee’s Summit, MO and Annette Yarges (Rich Yarges) of Anoka, MN. She also leaves behind many loved ones including 5 siblings and 1 step-sister; Shirlee Walker of Mizoula, MT, Robert Walker, Bev Grauman, Chris Hall of Billings, MT and Alli Breen of Portland, OR. She is also survived by her step-mother Patty Walker of Helena, MT. Marjorie leaves behind four grandchildren, Elizabeth Yarges (Alexandr Pokrovski) of Minneapolis, MN, Owen Yarges of Anoka, MN and Aida and Ella Larson of Lee’s Summit, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband, Doug, of 42 years on December 11, 2010 as well as her parents and one step-brother (Jimmy Green).
Marjorie is remembered for her positive spirit and a deep love to mentor and help others. She combined her degree with her innate ability to organize people into a career, retiring from Walsworth Publishing in February 2015 as the office manager. A tenacious fighter, she battled Stage 4 endometrial cancer for over 7 years and was the “poster child” for the KU clinical trial research program.
Memorial service will be held at Beacon Free Will Baptist Church, 7920 Harris Ave, Raytown, MO, Monday, October 26, 2015 at 6:00 pm. We ask that any donations be given in her honor to the Warrior Women cancer support group: 1039 E. Oakview St. Olathe, KS 66061.
elaine willers says
Dear Annette and Tracy, John and I are so sorry to read this news. Your mom and dad were our first married couple friends when we met them in Des Moines, fall of 1967, when John and your dad worked together at Petersen and Appel Engineers. We got to take your mom out to dinner in Sept. 2013. John says, “She was as cute as ever.” Indeed she was! She and your dad will always live in our hearts! (Do you remember one time we met you 4 at the airport in Des Moines?) May the Lord comfort you and your families! Elaine and John Willers
Scott De Long says
My heart goes out to you for the loss of your Mom. Marj was always my favorite Aunt. Loving, kind, smart, unafraid, deeply spiritual and so very fun. She was inspiring in life and in how she handled her illness. I will always keep her memory in my heart.
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