Marjory Ann Miller Restituto, 59, of Kansas City and Marshall, MO, died Thursday, April 5, 2007, in Savannah, Ga.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 12, 2007 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Marshall with Father Kevin Gormley officiating. Prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall where visitation will follow until 8 p.m. Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, KS with Father Michael Roach officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church, Butterfield Youth Services or Fitzgibbon Cancer Center.
Marjory was born to Anna Mae Miller and Wardlow Knox Miller on August 8th, 1947, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. She lived there attending Sacred Heart School, St. Agnes and Parkview High Schools and Missouri State University from which she graduated. Upon graduation she accepted a commission as an officer in the US Army serving in the Medical Specialty Corps as a Registered Dietician. She served at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver, Colorado; at the US Army Hospital in Yokoto, Japan; at the US Army Aeromedical Center, Ft. Rucker, Alabama; and finally at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. She met and married her husband, Dr. Norberto Restituto, while they were both assigned at Ft. Rucker. As the wife of a career military physician, she and their growing family moved many times living in Germany, the Philippines, Louisiana and North Carolina before Dr. Restituto retired from the US Air Force in 1993. Marjory and her family established their home in Marshall, MO, where Dr. Restituto is a radiologist at Fitzgibbon Hospital. Marjory continued her education earning a Masters Degree and later certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She worked as a dietitian at Saline County Health Office/WIC, as a consulting dietitian to Missouri Valley Human Resources, and at Butterfield Youth Services as a counselor and Clinical Services Supervisor.
Marjory, Margie to her friends, was always active in her community and parish. She held many key volunteer positions and was widely known for being a person of generous spirit and unlimited energy. She served on the St. Peter Parish Council, taught youth group, and was an active member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She also volunteered her services at St. Peter School as a counselor. She was always available when others needed her help. Margie maintained a warm and inviting home for her family, her mother, Ann Miller, in her later years and for many, many family members and visitors from near and far, including exchange students from South America and Europe. Her home was refuge for anyone who needed a place where they could be assured of wonderful hospitality, a loving environment and wise counsel in dealing with the challenges of life.
Marjory is survived by her husband, Dr. Norberto Restituto; six children, Joyce and her husband, Tom Carlin, Ivy, Therese, Jeannie, Nicolas and Ann; three grandchildren, Tara, Brennan, Skye; her brother, John Miller, and his wife Joan; and three nieces and one nephew.
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