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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Marjorie Alice Wiggans, 103, a former resident of Bronson, Kan., and more recently of Fort Scott, Kan., died Sept. 19, 2011, at the Medicalodges in Fort Scott.

She was born Aug. 23, 1908, in Allen County, Kan., the daughter of Edward Lawrence Gibson and Anna Olive Long Gibson.

She married Pascal Wiggans on July 25, 1935. He preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 1990. She enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting and sewing. She was a member of the Bronson United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Vera Hays, Fort Scott, and Wanda Woodard and husband Claude, Manhattan, Kan.; and a brother, Vergil Gibson, Andover, Kan.

Also surviving are five grandchildren, Junior Swisher, Osborne, Kan., Michael Hays and wife Janet, Iola, Kan., Marty Hays, Eldorado, Kan., Joni Peters and husband Blane, Stillwater, Okla., and Lori Hays, Garden City, Kan.; nine great-grandchildren, Matthew Smith and wife Melissa, Blake Hill and wife Amber, Brittany Hill, Reagan Hill, Emily Funk and husband Dallas, James Hays, Thomas Hays, Chelsea Schultze and Jacob Swisher; four great-great-grandchildren, Preston, Payton, Parker and Adrianna and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Cecil Nulph and Nila Nadine Wilson, two brothers, Corwin K. Gibson and Lawrence Gibson and a son-in-law, Bernard "Bun" Hays.

Lloyd Houk will conduct funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Cheney Witt Chapel in Fort Scott. Burial will follow in the Bronson Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Bronson United Methodist Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.

Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com.