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Obituary for Catherine Louise Marsh

Louise Marsh of Webb City, age 87, was taken by her Lord and Savior to be with him in his heavenly home on Friday, September 08, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.  She was the oldest daughter of Alvin and Mabel Newby born in Webb City, Missouri on July 24, 1930.  She had six younger sisters and three younger brothers. She grew up and attended school in Webb City.  She graduated From Webb City High School, in 1948.  With the help of her sister she moved to Pasadena, California and began work with Bell Telephone Company as an operator.  Other siblings followed, Lorene, Doris, Deloris, JoAnn, Marylou, Shirley, Gale, Stanley, and David.  They were a close family that loved and helped each other as much as they could.  In Long Beach, California she met and married Roger David Marsh on March 3, 1956.  When Roger retired from the United States Marine Corps in 1973 the family moved back to Webb City.  She was active raising her sons and daughters.  She helped with Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.  She helped with Sunday school classes at Oronogo Methodist Church for many years.  She worked at Sears in Joplin for seventeen years.  Never one to sit down, she worked part time at the Webb City Junior High lunch room.  For twenty five years she helped organize and run Mining Days in Webb City.  She started her active membership with the Order of Eastern Stars; Oronogo, MO on September 10, 1975 and has been a member for 42 years.  She was Worthy Matron in 1981 and 1993.  She was active with the American Legion Auxiliary Post #322 of Webb City for 35 years, helping with their bingo night and pancake breakfasts and other fund raisers over the years.  She loved her family and enjoyed going to family reunions and visiting with her sisters and brothers every chance she got.  Taking vacations and trips with her family was always a joy and something that she treasured and talked about all the time.   With all the grandkids and great- grandkids, she was always going to birthday parties, school events and sporting activities, she was an avid Webb City Cardinal fan.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Patricia Phillips  in 1952 and her husband Roger Marsh on June 17, 2008.  Survivors include her two sons, Roger Scott Marsh and wife Irmgard of Macon, MO, and Tony David Marsh and wife Monica of Joplin, MO, two daughters, Rhonda Jo Frisby and husband Richard of Webb City, MO and Teresa Kay Marsh and Matthew Blankenship of Oronogo, MO.  She also has eleven grandchildren and twenty three great grandchildren, with one great-great-grandchild expected.  Memorial services will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.  The family will do a private burial next to her late husband in Carl Junction Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Legion Auxiliary Post 322, or the Order of the Eastern Star, Webb City.  Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.  Visit www.simpsonfh.com for online condolences.


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Memorial Service

Monday

11

Sep

2:00 PM
Simpson Funeral Home

400 W. Daugherty St.
Webb City, MO 64870

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Carl Junction Cemetery
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