Marjorie A. (Mapes) Nevitt


Nov. 23, 1929-April 20

Marjorie A. (Mapes) Nevitt, age 92, passed away at her home in Pagosa Springs, Colo., on Wednesday April 20. 

Marjorie was born Nov. 23, 1929, on the family farm West of Waterville, Kan. She is the daughter of Arthur V. and Fannie M. (Pomeroy) Mapes.

She graduated from Waterville High School in 1947, then went on to the Omaha School of Business in Omaha, Neb. After graduation, Marjorie was recruited by the FBI and moved to Washington D.C. Later, she moved to Albuquerque, N.M., where she worked for Tanks Inc. as its secretary/treasurer. Twenty-seven years later, she moved to Alamo, Tenn., where she worked as the city recorder. Then, after retiring, she moved to Wichita, Kan., and then to Pagosa Springs in 2001.

Marjorie was a member of Crossroad Christian Fellowship in Pagosa Springs. She enjoyed having coffee and fellowship with her friends from church every week. She also enjoyed cross-stitch, quilting and, when the opportunity came, fishing. (She always caught the first, the most and the biggest!) Marjorie dearly loved her church, her church family and her God.

Survivors included her children: Toni, of Alamo, Tenn., Roxanne England, of Sevierville, Tenn., Becky (Richard) McManus, of Crystal Springs, Miss., and Carl Nevitt, of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; a sister, Dorothy Scheele, of Beatrice, Neb.; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Preceding Marjorie in death were her parents; two brothers, Jess Mapes and Marvin Mapes; and a grandson, Brian Scallion.

Graveside services are planned for 1 p.m., Saturday, April 30, at Riverside Cemetery in Waterville, Kan., 500 N. Division Ave.

Pastor Berniece Ludlum will officiate the service.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held in Pagosa Springs on May 20 at 10 a.m. This service will be at Crossroad Christian Fellowship, 1044 Park Ave., Pagosa Springs, Colo. Pastor Curt Wiggers will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Samaritan’s Purse ( or may be made out to “Samaritan’s Purse” and sent in care of Christie-Anderes Funeral Home at P.O. Box 61, Waterville, KS 66548.