Margie Lee

Posted Online: Aug. 23, 2014, 9:03 pm
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Memorial services for Margie L. Lee, 84, of Davenport, are being planned for a later date. Cunnick-Collins Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.
With a fun-loving, goofy at times and joyful spirit, this daughter of the Most High King graduated to glory on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society in Davenport.
Her zeal for life, peacemaker motivation and love of laughter personality has been missed already as she battled Alzheimer's disease for more than the last decade of her life. It is with mixed emotions that our sister, cousin, mom, mama, grandma, and marmy was cheered on as she finally received her promotion to move into that Heavenly City fully and completely. We cheer her freedom from this broken body and her attaining the reward she worked so hard for during these many years. We wish we could see her dancing in the arms of her King at her graduation party!
Margie Lenola Beach was born on March 10, 1930, the daughter of Lester and Nelle Allen Beach, of Overland Park, Kan. She will be remembered as loving Kansas City, the music of Gaither, Bluegrass and Beach Boys, as well as singing harmony in church and with her family.
Her name brings fond memories to the neighborhood kids as one of the favorite moms. Her children will always remember coming into the house after school and feeling the quietness of mom's prayer time in session. She has left us many eternal treasures and her legacy of goodness lives on forever in us, as we carry the baton she passed on to us into this world.
She is survived by her brother, Harold (Julie) Beach, of Stillwell, Kan; a cousin, Gloria Davis, of Overland Park, Kan.; her children, Katie (Ray) Ratliff, of Blue Grass, Iowa, Connie (Lee) Hill, of
Eldridge, Tim (Kathy) Lee, of Lees Summit, Mo., Ben (Darlene) Lee, of Cabool, Mo.; 21 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; nieces and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her oldest son, Randy (unconfirmed) and three grandchildren.
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