Majory Ann Anderson Kresin, 91, Glen Elder
GLEN ELDER – Marjory Ann Anderson Kresin was given life by her Creator on March 16, 1928, the second child of Lawrence Dewey and Margaret Cynthia Davis Anderson, in Glen Elder, Kansas and went to be with the Lord on April 27, 2019 at the age of 91.
Marjory attended Rose Valley Dist #47 one-room country school along with her older sister Mary. Her favorite time of year was the start of a new school year in September. It was peaceful and serene hearing the cattle in the distance and feeling the air on her face as she walked to school. Christmas and the last day of school programs were a highlight as well as track meets with other country schools. The girls also loved riding their horse “Snowball” with friends in their neighborhood and after supper to get out of doing the dishes. Marjory loved the Colorado mountains after seeing them for the first time when the family vacationed there in 1937.
During her high school years Marjory participated in school plays and worked as a clerk at Neff’s Grocery Store. She also loved to be outside and helped her Dad in the field running the Farmall F-12 tractor on steel wheels.
Marjory graduated from Glen Elder High School in 1946 with a normal training certificate and taught four years at Hayes School where she met her husband, Marvin LaVerne Kresin, when he brought his nephew to school. They were married June 11, 1950 and began their life together on the Kresin family farm south of Glen Elder. They became the parents of two daughters, Marla Jo and Dana Lynn and celebrated 59 years of marriage together before LaVerne’s death in 2009.
As an active member of the Glen Elder Christian Church, Marjory faithfully served as a deaconess, Ladies Aid President, and Sunday school teacher for many years. She decided that it might be time to quit teaching when one of her students asked if she remembered Moses. She was also active in Bible studies and prayer groups over the years.
Marjory was involved with and worked side by side with her husband on the farm. She also worked at the Glen Elder Locker Plant and later on at the high school as it was converted to Heritage High Apartments. Marjory began work at Hilltop Lodge in August 1983 as activity director, transferring to the Social Service Department, retiring in 2013. While working at Hilltop she was able to minister to both residents and staff alike. Marjory and LaVerne were both members of the committee responsible for the publication of the Glen Elder Family History book.
Over the years, Marjory enjoyed attending school activities and sporting events supporting her girls, grandkids and great grandkids. Marjory and LaVerne enjoyed traveling from coast to coast in the blue van that the family used to attend ball games, track meets and other events. She loved having her family for meals and holidays as much as she loved the family get togethers at her Grandma Sarah Anderson’s with her many cousins, aunts and uncles as a child.
In 1992 Marjory began taking oil painting classes and discovered she possessed both a talent and a passion for painting. She gifted paintings to her family and also painted for others.
Marjory has left a legacy of genuine love for family and of God. She enjoyed and loved her children, and all of her grand children. Because of her love of God and her personal relationship with Jesus, it has been her prayer for each of her family to love God, know Jesus personally and serve him as Christians.
Marjory was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sister Mary and grandson Kealan German. Her life will be celebrated by her daughters Marla Snyder and Gregg, Dana Quinn and C.A., grandchildren Heath and Sherry Eberle, Heather Eberle, Aaron and Andrea Eberle, Christa Quinn-Prideaux and Brandon Prideaux, Casey Quinn and Jill Schulte, Nikki Biesenthal, Darin and Sonia Snyder, Amanda and Jarrod Gunn; 18 great grandchildren and one great great grandson; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.