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     Margie Sara May Houston, age 95, of Lamar, passed away Monday, November 9, 2009, at the home of her daughter in Carthage, Missouri.


     Margie was born October 25, 1914, in Stotesbury, Missouri, the youngest of the six children of Abram and Kathryn (Boyd) Rutherford.  She graduated from Stotesbury High School in 1933 and attended Fort Scott College.  On September 23, 1935, at Nevada, Missouri, Margie married Homer Houston, and they had celebrated 49 years together before his death on April 19, 1984.  She was also preceded in death by her three brothers, Hugh, Roscoe, and Russell Rutherford; two sisters, Hildred Politte and Martha Belle Bryce; and a grandson, Steven De Witt.


     Survivors include three daughters and their husbands, Sarabelle & Steve De Witt, Lamar, Kathy & Larry Onstott, Lamar; and Becky & Mike Pickering, Carthage; ten grandchildren, Todd De Witt, Trisha Stettler, Ashley De Witt, Berry Onstott, Kendra Huntley, Shelly Bryant, Kylene Powell, Derek Moser, Russell Pickering, and Lisa Cole; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.


     In addition to being a homemaker, Margie had held a variety of jobs and worked many different places, including the Lake City Defense Plant during World War II; Russell Stover and Montgomery Ward in Kansas City; and O’Sullivan Industries in Lamar.  A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Margie’s greatest pleasure was her family.  She was a wonderful cook and an accomplished seamstress.  She enjoyed basketball, had been an avid fisherman, and proudly wore the title of “shopaholic.”  Margie was a member of Lamar Assembly of God Church and the O’Sullivan Retirees.


     A graveside funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, November 12th at West Liberty Cemetery near Stotesbury with Pastor Derek Moser officiating.


     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.







#6 Cherokee Ks.Carolyn Hobson 2009-11-29 16:03
I am very sorry to learn about Margies death. I worked with her at Osullivans for a long time in the packing dept. Again I am very sorry.
#5 Lamar, MOBarb Thrasher 2009-11-11 08:38
Becky, Many thoughts and prayers for you and your family at the loss of your mother. God bless you and keep you through out the days ahead. Barb
#4 TERRI LOCKE BRAKER 2009-11-10 17:06
#3 Lamar, MOMarno Patterson 2009-11-10 13:00
My condolences to you, Sarabelle and family. May God comfort you all.
#2 Lamar, MOCarolyn Gastel 2009-11-10 11:01
So sorry to hear of this, but hope that she didn't suffer. You all took such good care of her and she didn't have to go to a nursing home which is more of a blessing than you can imagine. See you Wednesday night. Carolyn
#1 Lamar, MOSusan Mabe 2009-11-10 10:21
Sarabelle and Family-
Deepest Sympathy in the passing of your Mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God strengthen you with everyday to come. Sorry that I am unable to come to the visitation due to being at work. Let me know if you need anything.

Sincerely, Susan Mabe

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