Marge James, 96, Gower, MO

Published 07/03 2014 08:59AM

Updated 07/03 2014 09:01AM

Marge James, 96, Gower, Missouri died Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.

She was born May 4, 1918 to Fred and Abbie (Lyon) Brown in Denver, Missouri.

Marge married Omer James on September 3, 1940. He preceded her in death on September 14, 1990.

She was a member of Central Christian Church and was the church pianist for many years. She also made many quilts for others.

Marge was also preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Lois Hill (Gene) and Kay Elrod (Glen).

Survivors: son, Travis James (Bert)), St. Joseph, Missouri; daughter, Cheryl McMahan (Doug), Sedalia, Missouri; grandsons, Andrew (Joni), Richard and Brad; granddaughters, Jennieffier (Andy) and Tammy; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services:  1:00 P.M. Saturday, Central Christian Church. Interment Mount Auburn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 5:00 P.M. Thursday. Mrs. James will be removed from Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory to arrive at the church one hour prior to the service. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Hands of Hope Hospice or St. Joseph Animal Shelter. Online guest book and obituary at

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