Margery Jean Lammers
August 10, 1930 – May 2, 2019
Margery Jean Lammers, 88, of Boonville, MO passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at her home. Services and burial will be private. We invite family and friends to join us for a celebration of her life on June 23rd. Time and place is yet to be determined and will be posted on William Woods Funeral Homes website.
Margery was born on August 10, 1930 in Caruthersville, MO the daughter of Huram and Grace (Amburgey) Pigmon.
Margery participated in 4H and her church community as a child. She enjoyed music and was in the honor society graduating 1948. After high school Margery went to Christian College then MU receiving her BS in Education. After teaching in Kansas City she married the love of her life, Ernie Lammers on July 18 1953 in Caruthersville Missouri. He preceded her in death in 2007. Margery served on the Cooper County Library Board and several scholarship committees including her family’s Amburgey Family Association Scholarship Committee. She was a member of the AAUW, DAR and Zeta Ta Alpha Sorority.
Margery relished playing bridge with friends over the past years. She has always been a champion of animals. She was an avid birdwatcher and loved gardening. She loved travels abroad and here on the continent. She was the ultimate vacation planner. Margery always made her home welcome to other “kids” from close or far away. She loved mentoring and “mothering” these kids too as long as she could. Survivors include: four children, Christy Atchley (Don) of Rocheport, MO, Dan Lammers (Sandy) of Kirksville, MO, Teresa McCurdy (John) of Columbia, MO and Paul Koppson(And family) of Boonville, MO; one sister, Gracile Gickler (Alan) of Clinton, IA; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Phillip Atchley in 2007.
Memorials may be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38148 OR Boonville Humane Society, 1691 E Morgan St, Boonville, MO 65233 OR Amburgey Family Association Scholarship Fund, 10410 W Kings Ln, Rocheport, MO 65279.
- Survivors include: four children, Christy Atchley (Don) of Rocheport, MO, Dan Lammers (Sandy) of Kirksville, MO, Teresa McCurdy (John) of Columbia, MO and Paul Koppson(And family) of Boonville, MO; one sister, Gracile Gickler (Alan) of Clinton, IA; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
- John McCurdy
- Ryan McCurdy
- Paul Koppson
- John Gickler
- Don Atchley
- Bruce Koppson
- Mike Shrout, Honorary
St Jude’s Children’s Hospital
P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 , Memphis, TN 38148
Amburgey Family Association Scholarship Fund
10410 W Kings Ln, Rocheport, MO 65279
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Margery Jean Lammers
May 14, 2019
As a rule, I find condolences and the internet to be at odds with each other. But I do want to reach the family and express my sincere sympathy to all of you. Miss Margy was one of my mother's oldest and dearest friends. She, and her children were also those I enjoyed most. Her visits to Caruthersville were somewhat infrequent, but I always enjoyed them. I can't even tell you why, exactly, I just liked her. Years later when she lived in Booneville and I in Columbia we reconnected occasionally through my mother. By then I realized why I liked her: she was engaged, open to all types of experiences and had a great sense of humor. I am so sorry that we will have no more lunches together. Though I know only one tiny glimpse of her, I know that she was a lovely lady.
May 3, 2019
Dear Christy, Dan and Teresa and your families,
The special memory I have of your mom is from 1956 when I was marrying my husband,Jim. My planning was so full of details of where ,what,when and how to put it all together that I totally forgot (or maybe wasn’t even aware) that there should be a rehearsal dinner for the wedding party. Your mother called me and graciously offered to prepare and serve us, seven,I think, a lovely shrimp dinner. It was so thoughtful of her. After all, she had a new baby and didn’t need to knock herself out for this niece she hardly knew. I will always remember her for that gesture of kindness. I was so nervous I don’t recall much of anything about the evening except being grateful for her saving me from not having a rehearsal dinner. It was in her ‘new’ home on 7th Street....Mrs. Thoma’s house. And the baby had to be Dan. And Christy had to be a toddler. A brave lady she was. As always.