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Marjorie Jean Wikoff

May 15, 1928 — November 10, 2023

Nixa

     Marjorie Jean Hopkins Wikoff died on Noveber 10th at 1:55 p.m. in Nixa, Missouri. She was 95 years old. Marjorie was born in Central City, Nebraska on May 15, 1928. She was the third of eight children of Hazel Margaret Elizabeth Richards and Fred Lawrence Hopkins. She lived in Central City until she moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1964. She attended South High School in Omaha, graduating in 1946, and was salutatorian for her class.
     She married Edward Huntley on September 20, 1947 in Omaha, Nebraska. Three children were born to the marriage: Susan Elizabeth, Carol Jean, and Julia Katherine.  On October 5, 1972, she married Richard Wikoff in Omaha. Richard had three children: Donald Lee, Donna Dee, and Darryl Eugene.
     Marjorie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Omaha University in 1967 and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1969. She earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1980. She taught psychology courses and worked as an assistant Dean in the Arts and Sciences College of the University of Nebraska in Omaha until her retirement in 1991.
     Marjorie and Richard bought a retirement home in the Llano Grande Lake Park resort in Mercedes, Texas in 1992 and spent winters there until 2001. They had a summer home on a finger lake of the Missouri River near Tekamah, Nebraska. From 1996 until 2001 they also traveled extensively in a motor hone. In 2001, they bought a house on an acreage in Ozark, Missouri. They loved this property and remained there until 2013 when they moved to a condo in Nixa, Missouri. They enjoyed the condo and lived there for five years. In 2018 they moved to an apartment in an independent living facility in Nixa, Missouri.
     Marjorie and Richard loved to travel. They visited 54 countries and all seven continents. They traveled to all 50 states, all the provinces in Canada, and the Yukon Territory, and most of the states in Mexico.
     Marjorie and Richard loved to dance. They took lessons in ballroom dance, round dance, square dance, line dance, trail dance, and the Texas two-step. They especially enjoyed dancing because of all the wonderful friends they met and because it provided exercise as well as being a lot of fun.
     Marjorie was close to her family. She had three granddaughters and one great grandson whom she loved very much. She had many friends and often found herself in the role of counselor.
     As per her request, Marjorie was cremated and there will be no viewing or funeral service. There will be a memorial service at a later, to be announced date.

 

 

 

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