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Marjorie Lou Shockley

July 11, 1932 — July 6, 2023

Marjorie Lou Shockley, 90, lifetime resident of Buffalo, Kansas passed away on Thursday, July

6, 2023.

Marjorie was born on July 11, 1932, to William and Dorothy Marie (Julian) Schmeissner in Peck,

Kansas. Her father, William passed away when Marjorie was a year old from a farming

accident. Her mother, Dorothy, later married Walter M. Steele, and the couple raised Marjorie.

Marjorie attended and graduated from Buffalo High School in 1950.

Marjorie was united in marriage to Bobby Eugene “Gene” Shockley, On March 9, 1958,

in Buffalo, KS. To this union two children were born, Rhonda and Terry.

Marjorie was a homemaker and farmer’s wife. She loved running the tractor, driving the

farm trucks, taking meals to the field, painting ceramics, embroidery, gardening, and

canning. Marjorie was an active member of the High Prairie United Methodist Church,

United Methodist Women, and a volunteer at the NMRMC Auxiliary.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brothers, Lloyd Steele

and Gary Steele.

Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Rhonda (Terry) Sizemore of Buffalo, Kansas, son,

Terry (Beth) Shockley of Buffalo, Kansas, Grandchildren, Brant (Crystal) Sizemore, Kurt

(Bethany) Sizemore, Kassidy (Matt) Messbarger, Kaila (Ryan) Ortiz and nine Great-


Visitation will be Friday, July 14, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Wickham Family Funeral Home,

500 N. Forest Ave. Chanute, Kansas.

Celebration of Life Services will be Saturday, July 15, 10:30 AM at High Prairie United

Methodist Church, with Bob Banks officiating.

Memorials are suggested to the High Prairie United Methodist Church and may be

mailed to or left at the funeral home.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Marjorie Lou Shockley, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, July 14, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Wickham Family Funeral Home - Chanute

500 North Forest Avenue, Chanute, KS 66720

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

High Prairie United Methodist Church

, KS 66714

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