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McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home & Cremation Services

11924 East 47Th Street, Kansas City, MO

OBITUARY

Marion J. Ralston

December 21, 1931August 28, 2019
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Marion Ralston, age 87, of Kanas City, Missouri passed away at Carmel Hills on August 28, 2019. The service will be held at McGilley Sheil Funeral Home from 10am-11:30am, on Sunday, September 8, 2019 with burial in Leavenworth National Cemetery the following Monday at 12:30pm.

Marion was born December 21, 1931 in Persinger, West Virginia, to parents Charles Mills and Lucille Haroway Mills, the last of seven children. Marion became a Registered Nurse, and married Army Chaplin Nevin David Synder. Together they had a family of four daughters - Sheryl Olson, Carole Milner, Lori Berry and Linda Thomas.

Marion worked as a nurse at various hospitals, including several Veterans Hospitals, some private practices and ended her career at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa. She was one of the first nurses certified as an Infection Control Specialist.

Marion loved playing piano, singing, sewing, needle work and reading. She loved the music of the 50's and musicals. Marion was a member of the Sweet Adeline's Women Barbershop. She passed her loved of musicals to her daughters.

Marion was preceded in death by her husband Harvey Ralston; granddaughter Serena Rassussan and sister Carole Lee Mills. She is survived by her daughters Sheryl and Arvid Olson; Carole Milner; Lori and Richard Berry; and Linda Thomas; grandchildren Daniel Rogers; and Douglas and Jenny Rogers; and great grandchildren Raven Rogers, Isiah Rogers, Estrillita Rogers, Henry Berry, and Gordie Berry.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, September 9, 2019

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Biography

Marion Ralston, age 87, of Kanas City, Missouri passed away at Carmel Hills on August 28, 2019. The service will be held at McGilley Sheil Funeral Home from 10am-11:30am, on Sunday, September 8, 2019 with burial in Leavenworth National Cemetery the following Monday at 12:30pm.

Marion was born December 21, 1931 in Persinger, West Virginia, to parents Charles Mills and Lucille Haroway Mills, the last of seven children. Marion became a Registered Nurse, and married Army Chaplin Nevin David Synder. Together they had a family of four daughters - Sheryl Olson, Carole Milner, Lori Berry and Linda Thomas.

Marion worked as a nurse at various hospitals, including several Veterans Hospitals, some private practices and ended her career at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa. She was one of the first nurses certified as an Infection Control Specialist.

Marion loved playing piano, singing, sewing, needle work and reading. She loved the music of the 50's and musicals. Marion was a member of the Sweet Adeline's Women Barbershop. She passed her loved of musicals to her daughters.

Marion was preceded in death by her husband Harvey Ralston; granddaughter Serena Rassussan and sister Carole Lee Mills. She is survived by her daughters Sheryl and Arvid Olson; Carole Milner; Lori and Richard Berry; and Linda Thomas; grandchildren Daniel Rogers; and Douglas and Jenny Rogers; and great grandchildren Raven Rogers, Isiah Rogers, Estrillita Rogers, Henry Berry, and Gordie Berry