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Linn County News

Published Feb. 21, 2018

Marjorie Lea Lewis, age 86 of Amsterdam, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Mo. She was born Sept. 24, 1931, to Roy Edward and Eva Caroline Kersting McClanahan in Caney, Kan.

Marjorie, one of four children, grew up in La Cygne, Kan., and graduated from high school in 1949. 

On Jan. 25, 1951, she was united in marriage to Bill Lewis, and to this union five children were born. 

Marjorie was a homemaker and devoted her life to raising her five children. She attended the Amsterdam Baptist Church and was a founding member of the Amsterdam Friendship Club.

Marjorie enjoyed traveling, working crossword puzzles, writing in her daily journal and reading the Kansas City Star. 

She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and always attended their scholastic and sporting events. Her favorite place to be was with her family. 

Marjorie is survived by three sons, Richard Lee Lewis and wife Kathy and Charles William Lewis and wife Carol, all of Amsterdam, and Roy Wallis Lewis and fiance` Karen Higgs of Adrian, Mo.; two daughters, Carolyn Loraine Bridges and husband Mike and Cathryn Sue Slattery and husband Dennis, all of Amsterdam; one sister, Mary Straw of Ward, Ark.; 17 grandchildren, Chad Lewis and significant other Michelle Blossom-Scheele, Christy DeBruin and husband Rick, Andy Lewis, Carrie Wilson, Kyle Lewis and wife Megan, Kelsey Dean and husband Phillip, Chris Bridges and wife Heather, Evan Bridges and Ashley Jacquinot, Darren Bridges and wife Nikki, Austin Bridges and wife Taylor, Ryan Slattery and fiance` Cassy VanGilder, Jenna Slattery and fiance` Matthew George, Caitlin Slattery, Megan Lewis, Rian Lewis, Zachary Lewis and Clay Mellgren and wife Therese; and 24 great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bill Lewis in 2015; one brother, Dale McClanahan; one sister, Dorcas Baugh; and one grandson, Jared Slattery.

Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler with Pastor Hank Roberts officiating. Burial was in Westpoint Cemetery, Amsterdam.


Contributions are to go to Amsterdam Friendship Club or Heartland Hospice. Online condolences, www. schowengerdtcha


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