"Marge" was born Dec. 1, 1930 to William T. and Leona Mae (McClanahan) Newkirk in Independence, Kan.
She graduated from Independence High School, and the Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg, Kan.
She married Gerald "Jerry" E. Elliott on July 6, 1952. The Elliotts moved to Colorado in 1955.
Marge worked for Jefferson County, Colo., public schools and as the executive secretary to the personnel director of Jeffco.
Marge was an accomplished musician. She served as organist for several churches in the Denver metropolitan area. She and Jerry often performed organ/piano duets for weddings and other special occasions.
She loved to entertain in her home and was a meticulous hostess.
Marge was a member of the Eastern Star. In 2005, the Elliotts moved to Fort Scott and became members of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Scott.
Marge is survived by Jerry, her husband of 58 years; two sons, Thomas E. (Catherine) of Golden, Colo., David P. (Janice) of Fort Scott, and one daughter, Amy E. of Elizabeth, Colo.; one brother Jack Newkirk (Lucille) of Independence, Kan.; two sisters, Maribeth Donart of Wichita Falls, Texas; and Jane Cotterman of Centerville, Ohio; three grandchildren, Jennifer M. of Denver, Colo.; Melissa R. of Edinburgh, Scotland; and Steven T. (Lauri) of Fort Scott; 11 nieces and nephews, and a large extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law, a niece, and a nephew.Rev.
Paul Babcock will conduct memorial services 1 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church of Fort Scott.
Services are under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Association, or the Shriners Children's Hospital Transportation Fund and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701.
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