Marjorie Mae Walthers was born on July 23, 1932, on the Chizek home place near Cuba, the daughter of Ernest & Amelia (Plucar) Chizek. Marjorie grew up on the family farm, and attended Cuba schools, graduating from Cuba High School in 1950. Following high school, Marjorie attended Bethany College in Lindsborg, obtaining her provisional teacher’s certificate.
Marjorie was united in marriage to Loren “Dean” Walthers on August 26th, 1951, at the Cuba Presbyterian Church. Following her wedding, Marjorie taught in the Cuba grade school for a few years, and then in 1953, daughter Debra was born, and Marjorie chose to stay home and be a Mom and help Dean build the family business, and then 1955, son David was born.
Marjorie was Dean’s right hand at Walther’s Oil, where she worked by Dean’s side and together they built a strong family business, enjoying working together each day. Marjorie and Dean made their family, their company, and Cuba their life. They lived in the same home their entire married lives, which kept changing to meet the needs of their growing family, and to entertain family and friends. Marjorie was also very involved in numerous community groups and organizations including Eastern Star, Guild, and SOMA (Senior Oil Marketers Association). She was a lifetime member of the Cuba Presbyterian Church. She loved being around family and friends and would always go the extra mile to make everyone feel special. One of her favorite holidays was Easter. She enjoyed being able to provide whatever was necessary to see those around her happy. She didn’t know a stranger or a stray cat that happened to show up at her door. (They knew this would be a good home). She always had room in her heart for them.
Marjorie passed away peacefully at her home on May 31, 2021, at the age of 88 years, 10 months, and 8 days. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Dean in 2013, sister Violet Garwood, and brother-in-laws Harry “Jim” Garwood and Charles Lang.
Left to cherish her memories are her daughter Debra Ann Beems and her husband Dave of Concordia, son David Dean Walthers and his wife Gloria of Cuba, sister Shirley Lang of Salina, step grandchildren Jeremy Beems and his children Landon and Laikyn of Ottawa, and Jill Billinger and her husband Joe and their children Zack, Dylan and Garret of Hays, other family, and many friends.
Memorial Services will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Cuba on Friday, June 11, 2021, at 11:00 am, with Pastor Phil Goombi officiating, and eulogy provide by Judy Keller. Committal services will follow at National Bohemian Cemetery #13, rural Cuba. A luncheon will be served at the Community Hall.
Friends may sign Marjorie’s book on Thursday, June 10th, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home in Belleville.
Memorials are requested to the church, or the family’s choice, and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home of Belleville assisted the Walther’s family with these arrangements, www.tibbettsfischerfuneralhome.com
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