Marjorie Jean Naughton
December 10, 1923 - April 13, 2020
Marjorie Jean Naughton, age 96 of Macon, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020 at Loch Haven Nursing Home in Macon, Missouri.
Born December 10, 1923 in Kirksville, Missouri, the daughter of Samuel and Sylvia (Barnett) Wilkerson. On May 8, 1944 in La Plata, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Aldace Naughton Jr. who preceded her in death on June 10, 1989.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Patricia Dimmitt; one son, Michael Naughton; and one brother, John Wilkerson.
Surviving are one son, Aldace “Butch” Naughton of Macon, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Duane Dimmitt of Lebanon, MO, Denise Jeanne Dimmitt Bennett (Andrew) of Centralia, MO, Dora Naughton (Gene Sweeney) of Astoria, NY, Travis Naughton (Bethany) of Ashland, MO, Blake Naughton (Meredith) of Fort Collins, CO, Karah Naughton (Kiley Harpster) of Atlanta, MO, and Taylor Naughton of Oklahoma City, OK; six great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, and one daughter-in-law, Kay Callison (Mike Naughton) of Columbia, MO.
Jean lived most of her life in the La Plata area. She was a graduate of La Plata High School and Truman State University. During WW II she became the first woman to become a telegrapher with the St. Joseph branch of the Santa Fe Railroad. She later taught elementary school in Atlanta, Missouri for one year and later taught several years in La Plata, Missouri. Jean enjoyed traveling in her motorhome. She was a member of the La Plata American Legion Auxiliary, Order of the Eastern Star, and La Plata Christian Church.
Private graveside services will be Thursday, April 16, 2020 in the La Plata Cemetery under the direction of Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, Missouri.
Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.