Marjorie Marie Graham, 80, of Russell, Kansas, died on Friday, February 08, 2019, at Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell, Kansas.
Marjorie was born on December 03, 1938, in Rural Paradise, Kansas, the daughter of James and Helen (Naylor) Pooley. She grew up in the Paradise, Bunker Hill and North Wilson Lake area and lived in the Russell County area all her life. She graduated from Bunker Hill High School in the class of 1957. She was married to Phillip S. Madden on November 29, 1957, and from this union they were blessed with 4 daughters Cindy, Kimberley, Cathy and Penny. Years later Marjorie and Phillip’s marriage ended in divorce. Marjorie found love a second time when she met Thomas Ramsey who was her significant other up until his death. She worked as a cook at the Russell County Hospital and worked at Klema’s Grocery Store for many years. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, bingo, playing cards and spending time with her family. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving family include her daughter Cindy Madden of Russell, Kansas, Kimberley Eichman of Palco, Kansas, Cathy Langerman of Wake Forest, North Carolina and Penny Riedel and husband Tom of Russell, Kansas; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother James E. Pooley, sisters Doris Brumley and Roberta Brown and a grandson William Eichman.
A graveside celebration of Marjorie’s life will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at the Russell City Cemetery in Russell, Kansas. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at the mortuary with family present to greet guests from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Tuesday evening. Memorials may be given to K-State University Basic Cancer Research and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.