Marjorie Jean (Spears) Howell Blackwell, 95, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019. She was born October 18, 1923 to Richard Dwight and Mabel (Whitsitt) Spears in Homewood, KS. She attended a one-room grade school in Homewood and graduated from Ottawa High in 1941.
She married Harold T. Howell and they moved to Wichita in 1947. Four daughters were born from this union. She was employed at the Wichita Surgical Group for many years and retired in 1985. She moved to Springfield, MO following her marriage to Glenn Blackwell in 1985 and lived there until 2004 at which time they moved back to Wichita to focus on family.
Marge was an excellent seamstress and made her young daughters' clothes. She was an exceptional cook. Her interests were attending Sunday School, bowling, square dancing, Bunco with friends, Farkel and cards with her family. She had a great love for her family and a greater love of her faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Harold T. Howell; second husband, Glenn Blackwell; daughter, Vicki K. Brown; siblings, Arthur Dean Spears, Eula Mae Stookey and Erma Ogg; and nephew, Don Stookey.
Marjorie is survived by her 3 daughters, Connie (Bill) Carter of Huntsville, AL, Deborah (Jim) Hauserman, and Margo Nunn of Wichita, KS; 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; 2 step-great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson; and 5 nieces.
Visitation: Monday, September 2, 2019, from 3 to 8 pm with family present 5 to 7 pm, at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary, 115 S. Seneca, Wichita, KS 67213. Graveside Service: 11 am, Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Highland Cemetery, 1050 E. 15th St., Ottawa, KS 66067.
Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 7829 E. Rockhill St. #403, Wichita, KS 67206 or Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 7901 W. 21st St., Wichita, KS 67205.