Margery Spillman


February 8, 2011 - 12:00 AM

Margery E. Spillman, 89, of Moran died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott.
She was born July 1, 1920, in Anderson County west of Colony on her grandfather’s farm. She was the daughter of Joe M. Adams and Eurith (Matter) Adams.
The family moved to Lone Elm where she attended first and second grades. She attended third grade at Mildred, fourth through seventh at Overland Park and eighth grade at Corinth Country School. She attended Shawnee Mission High School two years. The family moved back to Lone Elm where she graduated in 1938. She went to Pittsburg College the following year then began teaching. She taught three years in country schools, four years at Mildred, two years at LaHarpe and 35 years at Moran where she retired in 1984. She continued attending college during her teaching years and received her bachelor of science and master’s degrees from Pittsburg.
On May 12, 1942, she married Lee Ed Spillman. They lived north of Moran for 45 years. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1992 at Moran Christian Church and moved to Moran in 1987.
She was a member of Moran Christian Church for more than 60 years after transferring from Northcott Christian Church. While a member of Moran Christian Church she was very active with the Moran Vacation Bible School program and Bible classes at church.
She was a member of and very involved with many community service organizations including Teachers Honorary Society, Alpha Delta Kappa, Retired Teachers Organization, Senior Citizens, Moran American Legion Auxiliary, Hospital Auxiliary and a Family, Community and Education Unit.
She is survived by 16 nieces and nephews and many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Her husband died Aug. 22, 1993. A sister, Etta Beal, and a brother, Richard Adams, also died earlier.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Moran Christian Church. The Rev. Bill LaPorte will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery east of Mildred. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Home in Moran. 
Memorials to Moran Christian Church may be left at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left at

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