A memorial service for Marjorie Clock Shepoiser, 101, will be held June 29, 2017 at 10 am at First Presbyterian Church of Lawrence. Inurnment will be at Lindenwood Cemetery, Geneva, Iowa.
Mrs. Shepoiser died Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Brandon Woods with her son at her side.
Marjorie Elizabeth Clock was born July 1, 1915 in Geneva, Iowa, the daughter of D. LeVerne and Pearl (Raw) Clock. She graduated from Geneva High School and attended Iowa State Teachers College (now University of Northern Iowa) where she earned an associate degree in primary education. She then taught in the Hansell, Iowa public schools. She later attended the University of Colorado and Wichita State University.
She married Lawrence H. Shepoiser June 11, 1936. They lived in Independence, Iowa and Mason City, Iowa until moving to Wichita, Kansas in 1958. Before moving to Lawrence, Kansas in 1993, Mrs. Shepoiser lived in Ottawa, Kansas. Mrs. Shepoiser was a homemaker and a community volunteer. She was a member and ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church and a member of Chapter GQ, P.E.O Sisterhood. She cherished her P.E.O. sisters.
Marjorie had a love for gardening, reading, taking long walks, and bird watching. She had an incredible memory and was known as the trusted go-to source, even in her final days, to fill in missing details of past and current events. She was active in the League of Women Voters, garden and study clubs. Some of her volunteer work included her church, United Way, Friends of the Library, and hospital auxiliaries. She also served as president of three chapters of the P.E.O. After her stroke in 2002, she filled her life with other interests such as reading, crossword puzzles, genealogy and cheering for the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team. She had a gracious and caring spirit, always thinking of others above anything else.
She was predeceased by her loving husband on March 28, 1973 and her beloved son David L. Shepoiser, Forest Hills, NY on April 12, 2016.
She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by son Alan C. Shepoiser, Porter Ranch, California; daughter-in-law Josephine Shepoiser of Forest Hills, NY; two granddaughters Jane Goeckel and her husband Larry Goeckel; Susan Kraus and her husband Michael Kraus; and their children Bryce Goeckel, and Matthew and Kyle Kraus.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Kansas Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, Lawrence Public Library Foundation, or First Presbyterian Church in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.