Memorial services for Margery Ivy “Marge” Nevius, 84, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in downtown Lawrence. Private inurnment will be at a later date at Wagstaff Cemetery in rural Miami County, KS. She passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
Marge was born on July 4, 1928 in rural Miami County, KS the daughter of Fred and Ardys Elrod Ivy.
She attended schools in Paola.
She married Dale E. Nevius on August 15, 1948, and worked at the Lawrence Journal World enabling him to finish his degree at the University of Kansas. He survives of the home. For the next 64 years, they shared the strongest of unions, living in a number of states early in their marriage before establishing their home back in Paola. Later they lived in Tulsa, OK, Richmond, TX, and Overland Park, KS before retiring in Lawrence.
Marge was a friend to all she met, eager to help others and always willing to lend a hand. Over the years, she volunteered in many activities supporting her children, her church, and was active in the Paola Sunflower Club, Miami County Hospital Auxiliary serving as president, and most recently, PEO Chapter HZ, Lawrence. She loved to cook, travel, entertain, play bridge with friends and above all spend time with family.
Other survivors include one daughter, Karen Van Blaricum, and husband, Galen, Lawrence; one son, Gary Nevius, Prairie Village, KS; and three grandsons, Craig Van Blaricum, Hoboken, NJ, Grant Van Blaricum, Chicago, IL, and Brett Van Blaricum, Lawrence. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Fred Ivy, Jr.
The family suggests memorials in her name to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.