Marjorie Ann Elliott

July 31, 1939February 2, 2023
Obituary of Marjorie Ann Elliott
Marjorie Ann Elliott (Margie), 83, died peacefully on February 2nd, 2023, surrounded by loved ones in the home she shared with her husband, Clifton Elliott, at Bishop Spencer Place in Kansas City, Missouri. They had been happily married for 35 years. She is survived by her husband, Clifton Elliott; son Mike Merritt, Kansas City; and two step-children, Kate Chaney, Kansas City, and Evan Elliott of Denver, Colorado. Other survivors include her grandchildren Dylan Elliot, Kansas City; Alexis Elliott, New York City; and Collin Elliott, Denver, Colorado; Brooklyn Merritt, Kansas City; Dirk Merritt, Kansas City. She is preceded in death by her beloved grandson Paul Chaney. Margie was born July 31, 1939, and after growing up in Kansas City, graduated from Southwest High School in 1957. Margie was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority as a student at the University of Kansas, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. In 1958, Margie won the title of Miss Missouri and competed in the Miss America pageant, showcasing her childhood training and exemplary talent for dance. Later in life, she studied interior design at the Kansas City Art Institute’s graduate program. Love of children and home design led her to careers as a special education teacher, tap and ballet dance teacher, and freelance interior designer. She created her own design business in Kansas City, named The Elegant Interior, and Interior Designs by Margie Elliott while living in Seattle and Anacortes, Washington. Margie designed interiors of the midwest regional offices of the Boy Scouts of America, two major banks in Kansas City, and multiple homes and businesses in cities around the country. She won numerous professional awards for her innovative designs. After moving to Washington state in 1989, Margie and Clif enjoyed more than twenty years before returning in 2013 to their Kansas City roots. While living in Seattle, they were dedicated fundraisers and board members of Hope Heart Institute, honored for their contributions and services by the organization. They were also active members of the board of directors at the prestigious University of Washington’s nursing school. Margie will always be remembered by her friends and family as kind, generous, vibrant, and fun-loving. She will be greatly missed. Services will be held at 2 pm on Friday, February 10, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 11 E. 40th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64111 For those unable to attend in-person, please join us via this live link: Funeral Service for Marjorie Elliott

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