August 3, 1917 - May 25, 2011
Marjorie Estella Gregory Engell Marjorie Estella Engellwas born August 3, 1917 the last of nine children, to James Foster and Stella Bell (Aughe) Gregory on the family farm south of Reynolds, Nebraska. She attended her first year of school in Reynolds before moving with her family to Byron, Nebraska for a short time, and later on to Munden, Kansas where she graduated from the 8th grade. After the death of her father, Marjorie, her mother, and her sister Vera moved back to Reynolds. In 1932, the three moved to Wauneta, Nebraska to be near two older sisters, Hazel and Pearl. Marjorie graduated from Wauneta High School in 1935. She worked as a nanny for a family in McCook, Nebraska and later as a telephone operator in Wauneta. On March 25, 1939, she married Delman William (Ike) Engell in Belleville, Kansas. They made their home on a farm 4 miles east of Wauneta where they worked side by side for the next 51 years. They raised two children there, Jody Bell and Kip Riley. Together, Ike and Marge enjoyed softball and play production with the Mighty Art Players. The EZ Ranch House that they remodeled was the scene of many square dances attended by family and friends. In 1989, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Ike passed away in 1990 and Marge continued to live on the farm until she moved to Heritage of Wauneta in 2002. Marge was a savvy business woman, avid gardener, gracious hostess, faithful friend, and a formidable bridge player. She was also a devoted wife, loving mother, and doting grandmother. Marge was a member of the Wauneta United Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star for over 50 years. Marjorie departed her earthly life on May 25, 2011 at the age of 93 years. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers, and three sisters. Services for Marjorie were at the Wauneta United Methodist Church on May 31st with Reverend Bonnie McCord officiating. Internment was at Riverside Cemetery in Wauneta with arrangements provided by Liewer Funeral Home. To celebrate her life, Marjorie leaves her children Larry and Jody Potthoff of Hastings, Nebraska and Kip and Terry Engell of Wauneta; her grandchildren Adam and Natsumi Ogura of Omaha, Nebraska, Cassy Smith of Overland Park, Kansas, Jake Smith of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Will Engell of McCook, Nebraska; her great-granddaughter, Alice Marie Ogura; her sister, Vera Winters of Amarillo, Texas; all her nieces and nephews; and a host of friends near and far.
Marjorie Estella Gregory Engell Marjorie Estella Engellwas born August 3, 1917 the last of nine children, to James Foster and Stella Bell (Aughe) Gregory on the family farm south of Reynolds, Nebraska. She attended her first year of school... View Obituary & Service Information
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