In Loving Memory…

Marjorie A. Kendrick

Marjorie Ann Kendrick, 88, of Mora, MO, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

Born December 27, 1930 in Connersville, IN, she was one of two children born to Russell and Dorothy (Rich) Jeffries.

Marjorie was a 1949 graduate of Englewood High School in Englewood, CO.

On April 4, 1952, in Denver, CO, she married Richard T. Kendrick. To this union three children were born.

Marjorie was a homemaker most of her life, supporting her husband during his business career, moving and transferring from city to city eight different times. Once settled in Mora, Marjorie supported the raising of beef cattle on the family farm. She was a loving wife and mother.

She was a committed Christian and had a very strong faith. Gospel music was a focus of Marjorie and Rich’s life. They sang in church choirs, performed in nursing homes and attended southern gospel music events all over the U.S. She played the organ and piano.

As a musician, she also enjoyed involvement in the Sedalia Symphony Singers and the Helen G. Steele Music Club.

Marjorie was active in many community activities, including membership in PEO and Sorosis, and volunteered for Open Door.

Hobbies that brought her joy were oil painting, playing Bridge, cooking and sewing of all types.

As an expression of her faith, she supported a Haitian girl through Compassion International. She also contributed to various radio and television ministries.

Marjorie will be remembered as loving, caring, giving, for always being for the underdog, and as a friend to all. She will be greatly missed.

Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Richard T. Kendrick, of the home; a daughter, Sue Latreille, of Spring Hill, TN; a son, Tim Kendrick (Jamie), of Circleville, OH; a daughter-in-law, Gail Kendrick, of Littleton, CO; seven grandchildren, Cassie, Callie, Jimmy, Cammie, Ryan, Brandon and Keith; and twelve great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Joseph R. Kendrick; a son-in-law, John Latreille; a granddaughter, Janean; and a brother, Norman Jeffries.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 14, 2019 at First United Methodist Church Celebration Center, with Pastor Jim Downing officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Honorary bearers will be grandsons, Jimmy Kendrick, Ryan Latreille, Brandon Latreille and Keith Kendrick.

Burial will be at a later date in Connersville, IN.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church music ministry in honor of Marjorie.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.


  1. Sending prayers to Rich and the family. Marjorie was a wonderful Christian lady with a great heart. She will be truly missed.

  2. Condolences from Illinois neighbors. Words fail at such a time. I will always remember Marji’s generosity and kindness in her friendship with my mom, Dorothy. Also the wonderful living room organ sessions. May she rest in peace.

  3. Dick, I’m sorry you had to loose your wife, I know what you are going through, I lost mine a little over a year and a half ago. We were married forty two years, and did everything together as I’m sure you and your wife did. We just have to carry on, and one day before too long we will all be together again. I pray God to help you through this hard time. Your Kodak friend, Bob McCracken

  4. I was lucky to have heard you and Marj sing at Helen G. Steele music club and once at Celebration Center. Also visited your house during Music club choruses Christmas gathering which Marj hosted. It was a great joy to have known Marj.

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