Margie Lou Keirsey, 83, Maryville, Missouri, died Monday, November 11, 2013, at Golden Living Center, Maryville.
Margie was born August 27, 1930, in Carson, Iowa to Melvin and Annie Belle (Parham) Elam.
A 1948 graduate of Maryville High School, she was a homemaker.
She married Robert Keirsey on November 18, 1951 in Huntsville, Arkansas.
Margie was a Charter Member of the Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville, Sunday School Teacher, Choir Member, Vacation Bible School Teacher, and served on many church committees. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading, singing, and was a master pie maker. Margie liked working in the yard, keeping her family's home, and welcoming visitors to it. She valued and enjoyed her friends and church family, and loved to travel with her close friends, the Walkers and the Downings.
Preceding in death were her parents and sisters Doris Evelyn Goslee and Eula Belle (Boots) Harbin.
Survivors include her husband Robert Keirsey of their home, daughter Shanda Kay Keirsey, Maryville, son Randall Eugene Keirsey, Claremore, Oklahoma, five grandchildren: Angela Keirsey, Ozark, Missouri, Anna (Jason) Poole, Quannah, Texas, Jon (Lauren) Keirsey, Amarillo, Texas, Rob Duvall, Kansas City, Missouri, and Pell (Bren) Duvall, Omaha, Nebraska. Four great grandchildren: Jack Poole, Millie Kate Poole, Indigo Duvall and Colton Keirsey, two brothers William (Delora) Elam, Carthage, Missouri, and Dean Elam, Warsaw, Missouri, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 14, 2013, from 1-2 PM at Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville, with funeral services following at 2:00 PM. Burial will be in Nodaway Memorial Gardens, Maryville.
Memorials may be made to Laura Street Baptist Church Building Fund, 102 South Laura Street, Maryville, Missouri 64468.