Obituary of Marjorie Stringer

Marjorie Dee Stringer, 85, of Fort Scott passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at the Presbyterian Village. She was born August 17, 1935, in Chanute, Kansas, the daughter of Joel Emmett and Irma Joy (Woodell) VanMeter. She married Wayne Stringer December 30, 1954, in Thayer, Kansas. He preceded her in death September 15, 2013.

Marjorie was a secretary and treasurer for Fort Scott High School for many years. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church, and she was also a member of the Iza Stompers and the City Hand Bell Choir. Marjorie was active in Starlight FCE, the Camping Club, and the Garden Club.

Marjorie is survived by her children, James Wesley Stringer of Rogers, Arkansas, Rhonda Sue Allen and husband Jim of Fort Scott, and Randall Wayne Stringer and wife Valerie of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; a brother, Dale VanMeter and wife Iris, of Post Falls, Idaho, Phyllis Johnson and husband Howard, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; sister-in-law Maude Burns of Iola, Kansas; seven grandchildren, Chris Stringer and wife AnnDee, Elizabeth Kinnaman and husband Ryan, Jennifer Barngrover and husband Dan, Matthew Stringer and wife Kelly, Hilary Randolph and husband Preston, Scott Allen, and Marliss Allen; a step-granddaughter, Stephanie Sherrick; nine great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband Wayne, she was also preceded in death by her parents, twin sister Marian Carson, another sister Shirley Powers, a brother Wayne VanMeter, and daughter-in-law Cynthia Stringer.

Rev. Ken Ansell will conduct private family funeral services Monday December 21, 2020, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home with burial following at the Fort Scott National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Fund at Presbyterian Village or Gideons and may be left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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