Marjorie Kirkendoll Ames, age 82, of Moberly, MO passed away on January 20, 2022 at The Arbors surrounded by her family.
Marjorie was the oldest child of Gilbert and Marie Kirkendoll. She loved her momma and daddy very much and was extremely close to her five sisters and one brother, Wilma Settle, Sue Hendren, Linda Esry, Billy (Bubby) Kirkendoll, Nancy Johnson and Pam Baker.
Marjorie was married to her childhood sweetheart, Floyd Earl Ames on April 18, 1954. The story is told that Floyd saw Marjorie jumping rope one day as he went by her house and knew that was the girl that he loved.
Marjorie and Floyd had four children: Dennis Earl, Brenda Gayle, Randy Dale and Deni Marie.
Marjorie was proceeded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Marie Kirkendoll, her husband, Floyd Ames, infant son, Dennis Earl, her infant brother, Randy Kirkendoll, her daughter, Deni Marie Ames Backe, her son, Randy Dale Ames, granddaughter, Cheyenna Lynn Ames, Sisters, Sue (Bill) Hendren, Linda (Bubby) Esry, and her brother, Billy Kirkendoll.
Marjorie is survived by a second husband, Jack Kennedy of Moberly, her daughter, Brenda (Kenny) Clayton or Huntsville, grandchildren, David (Julie) Barton of St. Charles, Brandi (Ben) Akers of Lake St. Louis, Nathan (Kiara) Ames of Huntsville, Taleana Ames of Huntsville, Addie Ames of Moberly, Ryan (Christy) Zinkle of Wisconsin, Shawn (Christy) Ames of Moberly, Sara (Dave) Bush of Chilhowie and Stephanie Kennedy. She was also blessed with 16 great grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and many many great nieces and nephews.
Marjorie enjoyed working in the Moberly area all of her life. She retired after more than 35 years from being the Dietary Supervisor at Community Hospital and Moberly Regional Medical Center.
She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Moberly and attended Sweet Springs Baptist Church the last few years with her daughter.
Although Marjorie suffered with Advanced Dementia/Alzheimers she never forgot who Jesus was, nor the words of several of her favorite hymns. She loved music and often tapped her feet and danced in her wheelchair with her girls at The Arbors at Ravenwood.
Marjorie never complained. Even in the darkest times she would always tell you, “I have been blessed”.
She was deeply loved by all of her family, friends and co-workers and will be greatly missed.
Friends will be received from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25th, 2022 at Pathway-Millard Family Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Hager Cemetery. Expression of sympathy may be made to The World Mission Center at Sweet Springs Baptist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of PATHWAY-MILLARD Family Funeral Chapel, 411 Union Ave, Moberly, MO 65270 (660) 263-7284. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.pathwaymemorial.com.