Marjorie L. Alspaugh

Marjorie L. Alspaugh, 76, of Parsons died at 7:09 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.

She was born Oct. 26, 1943, at Garden City to Lewis W. and Opal (Scroggins) Carpenter. At age 9 she came to Parsons to live with Howard and Margaret (Stinson) Skaggs and later was adopted by them.

Marj graduated from Parsons High School in 1962. She lived in Conway, Arkansas, 13 years and was employed by the Kimberly-Clark Corp. there. For 26 years she drove a school bus for Labette County USD 506. She was a former member of Wesley United Methodist Church and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Ideal family Extension unit. She loved attending auctions and playing cards at the Parsons Senior Center. She served on the Parsons Senior Center Advisory Board of Directors. 

In 1961 she married Leon Steeby. They later divorced. She and Richard Hucke were married for 18 years before divorcing. She then married James Alspaugh. He preceded her in death. Her companion the past few years was Richard Wilton.

Survivors are sons John Steeby and his wife, Lynette, Larry Steeby and his wife, Teressa, and David Steeby, all of Parsons; 10 grandchildren, Ashley George, Oswego, Amanda Harper, Parsons, Ashlee Vines, Irving, Texas, Joyce Golden, Fort Scott, Robert Steeby, Parsons, James Steeby, Parsons, Heath Steeby, Dennis, Nicole Steeby, Parsons, Amanda Steeby, Welch, Oklahoma, and Jake Steeby, Parsons; 20 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Linda Schreppel of Oswego.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister preceded.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Schulze officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be later at Oakwood Cemetery in Parsons.

Memorials are suggested to the Parsons Senior Center. They may be left at or sent to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS, 67357.

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