Obituaries Marjorie Ann (Saxbury) Black

Marjorie Ann (Saxbury) Black


TOPEKA — Marjorie Ann (Saxbury) Black, Topeka, died Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka. She was 91.

She was born May 25, 1931, in Topeka, the daughter of Glenn Stuart and Mary Elizabeth (Gregg) Saxbury. She graduated from Highland Park High School with the Class of 1949.

On March 6, 1959, Marjorie was united in marriage to Thomas A. “Tom” Black in Topeka. They shared 49 years of loving marriage before Tom’s death in 2008.

Marjorie moved to Burlingame in 1959, and worked at BCBS for 19 years. She later was a secretary at Lincoln Middle School, until retiring in 1993.

She was a member of the First Christian Church, Topeka, and a former member of the Federated Church, Burlingame, where she played the organ for 34 years. She was also a part of the PEO Chapter CS and the Saturday Afternoon Club. She loved to read, enjoyed music, especially playing the piano and organ, and loved doing crossword puzzles in her spare time.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Mary Saxbury; her husband, Thomas Black; a brother, Richard Saxbury; a sister, Dorothy Calys; and a sister-in-law, Marg Singer.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Peter (Jeff), Topeka; a grandson, Kyle Peter, Wichita; a granddaughter, Kayla Peter, Topeka; a sister-in-law, Esther Saxbury, Ohio; two brothers-in-law, Emanuel Calys, and Bob Singer, both of Topeka; a nephew, Dennis Saxbury, Ohio; and three nieces, Debbie O’Hara, Janine Saxbury and Tangi Saxbury, all of Ohio.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 29, at the Federated Church, Burlingame. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, 503 S. Topeka Ave., Burlingame.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Kansas and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, P.O. Box 194, Burlingame, KS 66413.

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