Margie Rice Seymour lived a long and fulfilled life to the age of 89. She resided in Peabody, passing away May 10.
Margie was born in Manhattan on Sept. 30, 1921, in a tent. She was born to Mazie and Charles Rice. At a very young age, she came to live with her grandparents, William and Cora Padgett in Peabody, occasionally living with her mother.
In 1939, she graduated from Peabody High School. Margie and Elmo Earl Clithero were married Aug. 27, 1939, in Peabody. To this marriage a daughter, Cora M. Clithero, and a son, Melvin E. Clithero, were born. Melvin was born in 1944, living only one day because of heart complications. Elmo was killed in an airplane crash April 6, 1947.
On July 16, 1950, Margie married Charles Albert Seymour. Charles died Thanksgiving Eve 1986 in a nursing home in Haysville.
Margie was a people person and kept herself knowledgeable about all issues. This was very helpful since she worked at Walker’s Drug Store for nearly 25 years. Margie was always known as a historian. If a person wanted to know anything about the people, places, or things that happened in Peabody, they would ask Margie and she would know.
Margie leaves family members daughter and son-in-law Cora and John Bloomer of Peabody; grandchildren Faunetta Bloomer and friend Vici Murphy of Hillsboro, Carnella and husband Bob Anderson of Towanda, and JoLonna and husband Erik Barnes of Peabody; great-grandchildren Heath Andres of Peabody, Jake Andres of Wichita, and Paige and Rayna Barnes of Peabody; and step-great-grandsons Kyle, Matt, and Ryan Anderson.
She was pre-deceased by her parents and siblings Thelma Pestinger, Gerald Rice, John Rice, Katherine Converse, Harold Rice, and Wilma Schoonover.
We will miss our mother, grandmother (grannie), and great-grandma, but we are comforted knowing she is happy being with the Lord.
Viewing with the family was 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Baker Funeral Home, Peabody.
Services were 2 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church, Peabody.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of Baker Funeral Home, 123 N Walnut St, Peabody KS 66866.