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Marjorie Lois Nyquist Marrs

July 6, 1924 — December 10, 2022

Marjorie Lois Nyquist Marrs, age 98, Topeka, Kansas, passed away on December 10, 2022, at Allen County Hospital. She was born on July 6, 1924, at Fort Collins, Colorado, the daughter of Matthew and Lois (Silcott) Auld. She graduated from Fort Collins High School, and attended Colorado State University, as well as the University of Minnesota. She worked as a bookkeeper-receptionist for Hill, Williams and Coyte, attorneys in Fort Collins, and later in the business office of Mountain States Tel. & Tel. Company. She served nearly seven years as secretary-receptionist for the First Presbyterian Church of Iola, Kansas. She resided in Litchfield, Minnesota for six years; then, Iola, Kansas for thirty years before moving to Topeka.

The Presbyterian Church was an important part of Marjorie's life. She was an active member of Women's Circle and Presbyterian Women's work. For many years she was a church choir member and soloist. She was active in musical and literary organizations.

She was married to Harvey Marrs, January 16, 2010, in Topeka, Kansas. He died in 2018. She previously was married to Rev. Thomas W. Nyquist on May 10, 1953, in Fort Collins. He died in 2005. She was first married to Vernon Landis, in 1946, in Anoka, Minnesota; they divorced.

She is survived by a large extended family. Three children: Barbara Jane McIntosh of Iola, Kansas; Judith Anne Kettle of Lawrence, Kansas; Thomas Matthew Nyquist of Topeka, Kansas. Five grandchildren: Susan McIntosh Booth, Earl McIntosh, Matthew McIntosh, Nathan Kettle, Anne Kettle Nichol. Thirteen great-grandchildren: Elizabeth and Lydia Kettle; James and Benjamin Nichol; Logan and Garrett Booth; Emily, Gary and Jessica of Earl McIntosh; Matthew, David, Joseph and Mary of Matthew McIntosh (Sr.). Four great-great-grandchildren: Ava, Chloe and expected baby boy of Garrett Booth; expected baby girl of David McIntosh.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Alice Elizabeth Auld Young and brother John Wendell Auld.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in the spring, with inurnment, at Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas.

Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4746 SW 21st Street, Topeka, Kansas, 66604, or the organization of the donor's choice.

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