Marcia Ann Vogel

27 February , 19307 June , 2019

Marcia Ann Pasley-Vogel shuffled off the mortal coil on a beautiful morning, June 7, 2019. Her lilies bloomed for her that morning!

Marcia was born in Kansas City, Missouri on February 27, 1930 and was happily adopted by her parents, Ralph J. and Cecelia A. Metcalf. She was raised in St. Joseph, MO and enjoyed her education, starting out at Co Cathedral in St. Joseph. She graduated high school from the Convent of the Sacred Heart in St. Joseph. She went to college as an “older learner” to get a degree in education from Western Missouri College in St. Joseph and then went for her Masters in Art at the University of Missouri Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri.

After high school, Marcia married Marvin D. Pasley, and they had five children together: Raymond (Diane), Charles, Christopher (Debbie), Felicia (Kim), and Constance. After Marvin's death, she married Loren E. Vogel and his three children, Diana, Steven (deceased), and David. She also had two foster children, Connie Mae Thomas and Benja Robles. Plainly, she enjoyed having children around!

Marcia had a Busy life! She was rarely idle unless forced to do so, and she was not a happy camper when that happened! She was an amazing seamstress and worked making wedding dresses for a time and lots of clothes for her children. She loved to teach and was able to do so in many capacities: she taught art at Coronation of our Lady Church in Grandview, MO while her daughters attended the school there, as well as volunteered to teach art classes to seniors at The View in Grandview. She taught seniors how to use computers. She enjoyed teaching others how to do taxes for the AARP Tax Preparation program and was the District Coordinator for several years there. She was also employed teaching Adult Education Classes through Johnson Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. During her time with hospice care, it gave her joy teaching her Health Aide, Trisha, to draw. Trisha remarked that Marcia not only taught her how to draw, but how to see and appreciate the details around her. How to see beauty.

And that is her legacy—seeing the world through unique eyes and helping others to do so as well.

She loved travel, gardening, and reading, particularly mysteries, and playing on the computer. She loved art in many forms, from oil painting and watercolor, to egg decorating. She sketched all the way to the end. She liked “poking the bear.” She loved her time alone but also enjoyed her many social outlets, such as being a part of the Harrisonville Art Association and the Grandview Arts Council. She loved her independence. She was always a learner, often buying Great Courses on religion, art, and architecture or watching nature programs, just to learn more about the world. She had an incredibly full life and enjoyed the hell out of it!

She leaves behind her five children and five grandchildren, Ireneya, Kiya, and Matthias Pasley, Eric and Kathryn Sheldon, and Kayla Newman. She was predeceased by her parents and both husbands.

In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial gift to her beloved Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO.


  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


  • Visitation Saturday, 15 June , 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, 15 June , 2019


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Mellissa Perrot

10 June 2019

Marcia (or "Connie's mom" as you have been known at our home):
You were one of the spunkiest women I have ever met, even though I met you when you had already been on this plane for, let's just say, a few trips around the sun. You were never boring, and I will never, ever forget the proper way to wash a window, I promise! You left so much good in this world. I know because I know your daughter, who is an amazing woman. You left a wonderful legacy and you will be very missed by very many. Through your art, your community work, your family, you live on. Thank you for leaving the world a better place than you found it. Rest well.
Mellissa, Mary, and Livia