Marjorie A. Munroe

Monday, September 16, 2019

Marjorie A. Munroe, 92, of Houstonia, died a peaceful death surrounded by her family on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at the home of her son Don and wife Peggy Munroe.

Memorial graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at Houstonia Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Memorials may be made to Show Me Christian Youth Home or New Salem Baptist Church. Friends may sign the online register book at

Born Dec. 4, 1926, in Windsor, Mo., she was the daughter of the late James Elzie Hand and Beulah Frances Harris Hand. She was a 1945 graduate of Houstonia High School and was a homemaker. On July 25, 1958, in Sedalia, she married Donald F. Munroe, who preceded her in death on March 31, 1995. She was first a member of Houstonia Baptist Church where she served as secretary/treasurer, secondly a member of Houstonia Methodist Church where she played the organ, and a current member of New Salem Baptist Church. She loved her family, animals, and had a strong trust in God. A special thanks to her neighbor, Rosie Crosswhite, and Preferred Hospice.

Survivors include five children, John Munroe (Kathleen) of rural Nelson, Mike Munroe (Debbie) and Kathy Dreiling (Steve) of Lee’s Summit, Don Munroe (Peggy) of Marshall Junction and Karen Wills (Greg) of Higbee; five grandchildren, Wendy Jacobs (Doug), Andrea Kiso (Jeremy), Kyle Munroe (Becca), Ashley Munroe and Elizabeth Munroe (Joe Iliff); eight great-grandchildren, Elise, Dalton, Levi, Kolby, Colton, Kennedy, Wyatt and Aiden; seven great-great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Bella, Blake, Rennick, Griffin, Marlow and Maecie; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Crawford, Bob and Lawrence Hand; and three sisters, Ruth Hood, Beulah Keller and Jimmie Thomas.