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Marilyn Joan Morrissey

October 28, 1929 June 22, 2018
Marilyn Joan  Morrissey
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Obituary for Marilyn Joan Morrissey

Marilyn Joan Morrissey passed away Friday, June 22, 2018, at her home in Dighton, KS at the age of 88. She was born in Larned, KS on October 28, 1929 to Frank and Ruth (Smith) Slayton. She married Darrell Lee Morrissey on July 24, 1949 in Ulysses, KS. They were blessed with four children: Jeff, Patrick, Michael, and Pamela.

Marilyn graduated from Stafford High School. She then went on to Fort Hays State University obtaining her teaching certificate. She taught school in a one room schoolhouse south of Stockton and later obtained her bachelor’s degree. She also played drums in the marching band at FHSU. Marilyn was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church where she was a Eucharistic Minister, member of the Altar Society, and song leader. She belonged to the ladies golf group at Cedar Links Golf Club and the Northwest Kansas Stroke Support Group in Hays. Marilyn enjoyed keeping up with technology. She spent a lot of time working on her computer. She also enjoyed playing the accordion and piano, traveling, and riding her motorcycle which she was proud of being able to do on her own.

Marilyn is survived by her sons Jeff Morrissey and wife Lori of Manhattan, KS, Patrick Morrissey of Edmond, OK, and Michael Morrissey and wife Sheila of Pace, FL; daughter Pamela Davis of LaCrosse, KS; sister-in-law Teddy Slayton of Wichita, KS; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Ruth Slayton; husband Darrell; infant daughter; and brother Gerald Slayton.

Marilyn was greatly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. We take comfort knowing that like a caterpillar who continually labors, her life and work on earth is finished, but by the grace of God, her spirit now flies forever with her Lord like a butterfly.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Stockton, KS. Visitation will be Monday, 3:00-8:00 P.M. at the funeral home with a vigil service at 6:00 P.M. Memorials are suggested to St. Thomas Altar Society or Northwest Kansas Stroke Support Group-Hays and can be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N 1st, Stockton, KS 67669.

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3:00 PM 6/25/2018 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/25/2018 8:00:00 PM
Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton

723 N. First
Stockton, KS 67740

Vigil at the funeral home at 6:00 PM

Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton
723 N. First Stockton 67740 KS
United States

Funeral Service




10:30 AM 6/26/2018 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 6/26/2018 11:30:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

722 Main St Stockton, KS 67669

St. Thomas Catholic Church
722 Main St Stockton, KS 67669
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Thomas Cemetery Final Resting Place

N Cypress St.
Stockton, Kansas 67669

N Cypress St. Stockton 67669 Kansas
United States

Memorial Contribution

Northwest Kansas Stroke Support Group - Hays

Hays, KS 67601

St. Thomas Altar Society

Stockton, KS 67740

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