Marjorie Jean (Meinecke) Parkhurst

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Marjorie Jean (Meinecke) Parkhurst was born on November 27, 1925, to Margaret (Thompson) and Leroy Meinecke near Gosher, Missouri. She passed away at the age of 98 while residing at Pearl’s II nursing home in Princeton, Missouri.

Marjorie lived in and around the Cainsville area her entire life. Her early school years were at the Moss and Cain country schools. When Marjorie was older, her family moved to Cainsville, where she graduated from Cainsville R-1 School in 1943. On August 14, 1943, Marjorie married Leland Parkhurst at the Princeton Courthouse. They celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary last year. Marjorie and Leland were blessed with two sons, Larry Wayne and Wesley Allen.

Marjorie was a homemaker and farmwife. The family rented farms in the area until they purchased a farm west of Cainsville in 1973. Marjorie helped with farm chores and prepared noon meals for their hired hands. Marjorie loved Jesus and accepted Him as her Savior at an early age. She was an active church member and taught Sunday School for about 30 years. She would read the entire Bible every year. Marjorie had many hobbies and enjoyed gardening, bird watching, reading, sewing, crocheting, photography, and scrapbooking. Marjorie loved animals and had many pets, including cats, dogs, and geese. She always raised a large garden and had a strawberry patch. She would can or freeze what she needed and then share the excess with family and friends. She loved reading and would trade books with others. If she woke up in the night, she would read. She also enjoyed looking out the kitchen window to see what critters were out prowling around the yard looking for food in the middle of the night. Marjorie learned to sew when she was very young, making clothes for her dolls. She purchased a sewing machine around 1966 and started making her own clothes. She made many beautiful quilts that she gave to her family and sold. She crocheted many rag rugs that could be seen throughout her home.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, her son Larry, her brother John, and her sisters Helen and Mary. Marjorie is survived by her husband Leland, her son Wesley and his wife Betty, her daughter-in-law Marsha (Danny) Shew, and her grandchildren Leslie (Todd) Krey, Lance Parkhurst, Brandon (Angela) Parkhurst, and Bridget (Drew) Holmes. She is also survived by her sister Dixie Francis, her brothers Bill (Judy) Meinecke, Ed Meinecke, David (Judy) Meinecke, and numerous nieces and nephews. Her great-grandchildren include Parker and Jenna Krey, Nora and Clara Parkhurst, and Lucas and Sophie Holmes.

Marjorie was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandma, sister, aunt, and friend who will be greatly missed but fondly remembered by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at Roberson Funeral Home in Princeton, Missouri. Burial will follow in Zoar Cemetery in Cainsville, Missouri. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Zoar Cemetery in the care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 316, Princeton, Missouri 64673.


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