A Mass of Christian Burial for Marjorie M. “Margie” Mages, 85, Eudora, will be held at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.
She died on Monday, November 22, 2010 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar in Lawrence.
Mrs. Mages was born on July 23, 1925 in Lane, KS, the daughter of Frank and Ava Mae Landess McKoon.
She graduated from Lane High School. She moved to Lawrence in 1959 from Ottawa and then moved from Lawrence to Eudora in 1979. She was a beauty operator at Driscoll’s and Vanity in Lawrence for 19 years before she retired in 1987.
She was married to Lawrence W. Mages on November 16, 1943 in Homewood, KS. He preceded her in death on April 23, 2004.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia “Patty” Hoover, and husband, the late Sonny Hoover, Overbrook, KS; Vicki Isaacs, and husband, J.T., Lawrence, KS; two sons, Paul Mages, and wife, Ann, Topeka, KS and Larry Mages, and wife, Janie, Ottawa, KS; ten grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; one sister, Virginia Arnold, Independence, MO; and one brother, Roy McKoon, Portland, OR.
A rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m. with a visitation to follow until 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 25, 2010 at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora.
The family suggests memorials in her name to the Prairie Paws Humane Society, Ottawa, KS and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary-Eudora Chapel.