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     Marie Young, age 93, of Lamar, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Truman Healthcare Center.

     Marie was born August 4, 1921, at Stoutland, Missouri, to John H. and Nola (Moore) Miller.  At the death of her mother, she was raised in the home of her father’s twin sister, Victoria (Tody) and Harry Monday.  After graduating from Stoutland High School, she earned a degree in music education from Springfield Teachers College.  On May 24, 1946, at Stoutland, Marie married the love of her life, Wayne Young, a fellow teacher who shared her interest in education and genuine concern for students.  Marie taught music in the Tunas, Richland, Ashland, Stoutland and Liberal school districts, finishing her career in Lamar Elementary School after teaching more than 35 years.  Marie was a member of Missouri Retired Teachers and was a past worthy matron of Order of Eastern Star.  She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Lamar.

     Wayne and Marie had shared nearly 63 years of marriage before he passed away April 28, 2009.  She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Artie Rothford and William Denzil Miller; four half-brothers, Harold, Hycel, Jim, and Russell Miller; two half-sisters, Wanda Howard and Willene Snoderly.

     Survivors include two half-brothers, Buddie Eugene and Paul Francis Miller of Stoutland; two half-sisters, Doris Smith and her husband Elliott of Stoutland, and Faye Ross of Brea, California; numerous nephews and nieces; and many dear friends, including her caregiver, Martha Gardner and Rick and Denise Williams all of Lamar.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8th at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until service time Sunday.  A committal service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 10th at Missouri Veterans Cemetery near Springfield, Missouri.

     Contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or L.I.F.E. Foundation (to be used for Lamar school music program) in care of the funeral home.


#22 Camdenton, MOLeon and Ramona Schuenemeyer 2015-03-19 18:28
I (Leon) was a second cousin to Marie. Ramona and I lived near Wayne and Marie when we lived on our farm in Stoutland, MO. Often Wayne would stop by and visit and have coffee with us. When we would drive into town we would see Marie on the porch and stop by and visit with both Wayne and Marie and enjoy hearing about the Monday and Miller history. We loved Wayne and Marie and respected deeply the value and contribution they made to education and music. The world is a better place thanks to the many lives they impacted by their teaching skills and by their sincere desire to make a positive difference. We will remember fondly. Leon and Ramona Schuenemeyer
#21 Lamar,moSandra dickey 2015-03-08 13:01
Loved having Mrs young as my music teacher 4-6th grades. Love the musical we got to be in. We I bought my house in Lamar she lived 2 blocks away loved to walk that way and visit with her on her porch.She vKcScGrew up in the same are as. My mother. Mrs. Young will be greatly missed heaven will enjoy her leading the music.
#20 Liberal, MOJim & Carol Hanshaw 2015-03-08 11:39
Marie played the piano at our wedding ~ 46 years ago. My uncle, Earl Smith, who sang said Marie was one of the best pianists he'd ever seen. Quite a compliment. God bless.
#19 Liberal, MoLinda Shomin 2015-03-07 14:24
Marie was a wonderful teacher and a great influence in my life. I will remember her with the many things she did to help her students.
#18 Liberal, MOLinda Shomin 2015-03-07 14:21
Marie was a wonderful influence in my live...she was a great teacher and I'll always have great memories of her.
#17 Jan Thompson Hofschulte 2015-03-07 08:25
I had Mrs. Young as a Elementary Music Teacher. I have told so many of how she involved so many children in the Wonderful Spring Music programs we would put on at the school. Always made every child feel very special. Giving us the wonderful blessing of music in our lives. I have always loved singing and listening to music. When we all get to heaven what a day of rejoicing that will be singing with Mr.& Mrs. Young. Our prayers are with her family.
#16 Winchester, KYDon and Luanne Blythe 2015-03-06 17:32
Marie Young sponsored the Class of '57 for four years, gave private voice lessons to Luanne Jackman, taught vocal and instrumental music to a host of studens, and with her students, saw great success in District and State Music contests. We were blesssed to call her "friend."
#15 Overland Park, KSPamTate 2015-03-06 15:09
Mrs. Young was one of my favorite teachers. She was always nice to everyone and always had a smile on her face.
#14 Lamar, MOSusan Splitter 2015-03-06 14:26
Mrs. Young was always a inspiration and a blessing in my life. She was a great music teacher, as well as a lady, but I will never forget the LOOK she gave the class when we were to be quiet. It only took one.
I respected her as a person as she taught one to respect themselve.
She will be missed, but has gone on to her glory
singing praises for eternity.
#13 Enid, OKDr. Kem Keithly 2015-03-06 05:23
Marie and I worked together in the late 1960's at Lamar Elementary School. She always amazed me with her ability to involve all of her students in music programs and classes. She had a special ability to bring the best from her students. She was not only a colleague but also a friend. I have many fond memories of her and of Lamar. She will be missed but her legacy will continue through her students.

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