Margie (Tarbill) Van Roekel, 66, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Cherokee, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009 in the North Kansas City Hospital.
Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Ethan Sayler will officiate. Burial will be in the Afton Township Cemetery in rural Cherokee. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. with the family present from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com
Margie was born on March 20, 1943, in Cherokee, to Robert and Marion Jackson. She resided in Gladstone, Mo. for 24 years and was previously a resident of Cherokee County for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents;her grandparents, J. Lee and Geneva Ware;and a son-in-law, Chester "Chet" Feuerborn.
She is survived by her husband, Vern and one son and five daughters, Steve Tarbill and wife Deb of Aurelia; Elizabeth Tarbill (Terry) of Cherokee; Geneva Feuerborn of Cherokee; Shelly Moore and husband Randy of Glenwood; Christine Avila (Stephen) of Gladstone, Mo.; Molly Jones and her husband Erik of Gladstone, Mo.; five step-children, Sue, Kevin, Twila, Missy and Karla; 27 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister: Iris Litterick and husband Gaylord of Beatrice, Neb.; two sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, 12 nephews and nieces, and 14 great-nephews and nieces.