Marjorie Barham

A memorial gathering for Marjorie R. Barham, 81, of Bella Vista, AR, will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2011 at the Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence, KS.  Private interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.  She died on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Lawrence.

She was born on October 3, 1929 in Red Oak, Iowa, the daughter of Leon and Ethel Mae Kizzier Brenner.

Mrs. Barham was a homemaker.  She and her husband had lived in Bella Vista, AR for the past ten years, before moving there from Bellevue, NE.  They had earlier lived in Greece and England.

She enjoyed family gatherings, shopping, golf, and her beloved dog, Zoe.

She was married to Jack D. Barham on October 5, 1981 in Omaha, NE.  He survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Kathy and husband, Dick Stuntz of Lawrence, three sons: Mike and wife, Becky Osmun of Allenspark, CO, Mike and wife, Elizabeth Barham of Houston, TX, Todd and wife, Leslie  Barham of Houston, TX, two sisters, Gwen Layne of Omaha, NE, Shirley Guertler of Iowa Falls, IA, eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

The family suggests memorials in her name to the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

7 Condolences

  1. Dennie Zimmerman on January 6, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I’ll always remember the great times we had in England. Your a great friend…..

  2. Jim Fender on January 6, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Kathy, Dick,

    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts are withh you all and give Jack a bighug for me. I am and will be out of town Friday but my thoughts are with you. Jim

  3. Sam and Maxine Watson on January 6, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Jack, our deepest condolences to you and your family. We celebrate Marge’s life in the fond memories of our time together in Greece. Marge will always be remembered.


    Sam and Maxine

  4. Ira Hieatt on January 6, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Jack, Lu and I are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Ira and Lu

  5. Jan & Ken Gentry on January 6, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Kathy & Dick, this is a great
    picture of your Mom, Kathy.
    It’s just like how I remember
    her, always a smile on her face. Ken & I are praying for
    comfort and strength for you
    and Dick at this difficult time in your life. Love, Jan

  6. Ralph McCaslin and Yudi on January 6, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Jack: Yudi and I are very sorry to hear of your loss.
    Marge was the ultimate fighter,she gave me some good advice and encourage when I was fighting my cancer. I always enjoyed working for you and enjoyed Marges wonderful personality. She was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. I wish you the best in your time of sorrow. If there is any thing I can do, call me or e-mail me. I am retired now too. 1 Oct. 2010. My e-mail is Phone is 402 657 4826.


    Ralph and Yudi

  7. Corinne Brzeski on January 10, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about Grandma Marge. I know she had not been well but it’s sad to hear that she is gone. I hope there is some relief in the end of sickness.
    I enjoyed her so much the few times I got to meet her. What a lively girl she was.
    Thinking of you guys.

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