Marjorie Mary Williams (Linton), 81, of Prairie Village, KS (formerly of Parkville, MO) passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at her home. Marjorie was born September 20, 1938 to Roy and Emily Jane (Butler) Linton in Kansas City, KS.
Marjorie accomplished many things throughout her long life. She graduated high school with honors from Wyandotte High School in 1956, and was a lifelong learner. After earning her associates degree in Addiction Counseling she spent her career as a certified Substance Abuse Counselor in Johnson County, KS and in Omaha, NE. During this time she raised her four children; teaching them the importance of education, to be strong, and to love others. She moved to Blair, NE in 1983 after her marriage to Glenn Williams. While living in Blair she went on to earn her B.A in Psychology, from the University of Nebraska- Omaha before retiring to Hayden, CO. During this time she gained nearly forty years of sobriety, something of which she was immensely proud.
After the passing of her husband in 1996, she moved back to the Kansas City area. Over the last two decades she spent her life dedicated to her local churches (Parkville Presbyterian and Southminster Presbyterian) and to her family. She taught countless Sunday School classes, was a church Deacon, played bells in the bell choir, and led crafts for Vacation Bible School each year. She filled her days with reading, doing crosswords in pen, watching birds, studying geology, and watching every TV crime drama. She cared for everyone in her life, from church members, to her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and to every butterfly, bird, cat, and animal she encountered. She will be remembered for her strong faith and the unconditional love she had for her family, friends, and everyone she came in contact with.
Marjorie was preceded in death by both parents and her husband, Glenn Williams. She is survived by her four children: Keith Thorpe of Port Angeles, WA; Margaret Foss of Kansas City, KS; Katherine Powers of Prairie Village, KS; and Elizabeth Yeomans (Eric) of Prairie Village, KS; eight grandchildren: James Thorpe (Camay); Jesse Foss; Emily Powers; Devin Powers; Julian Yeomans; Lauren Powers; Morgan Griffin (Erin); and Gwenith Yeomans; two great-grandchildren: Daniel Thorpe and Liam Thorpe; and a sister, Priscilla Skinner of Kansas City, KS.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Parkville Presbyterian Church, 819 Main St. Parkville, MO. A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Marjorie will be at 2:00 p.m. at the church with Pastor Steven Andrews and co-officiant Associate Pastor Karen Wright from Southminster Presbyterian Church. Memorial Contributions are suggested to the Heartland Presbyterian Center or the Alzheimer’s Association. Memories of Marjorie and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com