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Marie Morse

Marie Morse, 98, of Marion, died June 19 at St. Luke Living Center, Marion.

Born June 7, 1915, in Plainfield, N.J., to Stephen Augustus and Mable (Leech) Stover, she spent her childhood in McPherson. She graduated from McPherson High School in 1933. From there she went to McPherson College and then to Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, graduating with a degree in library science.

She married Roger Morse distance, and Roger and Marie June 30, 1940.

After the war, Roger and Marie moved back to his hometown of Marion.

She was a member of Marion Presbyterian Church.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, an infant son, James William, a sister, and a brother.

Survivors include a son, Richard Roger of Springfield, Ill.; a daughter, Jean Marie Salter of Guffey, Colo.; a brother, Stephen Stover of Manhattan; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Marion Presbyterian Church.

Interment will be in Marion Cemetery.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be given to Marion Presbyterian Church or Marion Public Library.

Last modified June 22, 2011

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