Marjorie's Story

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Service for Marjorie Faye "Margie" Fossa will be 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, where Margie faithfully attended; burial will follow at Chouteau North Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 1-7 p.m., with a Rosary beginning at 7 p.m.
Margie passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. She was 76.
Born June 27, 1941 in Pryor, Okla. to Clarence Gains and Doris May (Lane) Duniphin, Margie attended school in Salina, graduating with the class of 1959. Following her schooling she moved to Washington D.C. and began working for the FBI, under J. Edgar Hoover. Her next employment was with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in Rutherford, New Jersey, retiring from there in 1998.
Not long after living in Virginia, Margie met the love of her life, Thomas J. Fossa. The couple married on September 24, 1960 in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia and made their home in North Bergen, New Jersey. Margie and Tom moved to Claremore when they retired so she could be close to her family. They became very active with their church, St. Cecilia and they both volunteered at Claremore Regional Hospital Auxiliary.
Margie loved Elvis and one might think she was his biggest fan. She was the president of the Elvis Presley Tribute Fan Club, which organized in 1978. She enjoyed traveling, playing music and cooking, but most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends.
Those family members that survive include her sister Jeanie Newby of Pryor; her brother Homer Lee Duniphin of Salina; nieces Carmen Sanders of Salina and Lisa Hughes of Broken Arrow; nephews Brian Duniphin of Salina, Johnny Slawenski of New Jersey and Michael Fossa also of New Jersey; sister-in-law Joann Slawenski of New Jersey; 4 great nephews, 3 great nieces, 2 great-great nephews and 5 great-great nieces. Margie was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband Tom.
View and sign Margie's online tribute at mmsfuneralhomes.com
Published on February 22, 2018
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