|Birth: ||Apr. 9, 1921|
|Death: ||Mar. 25, 2004|
Marjorie Sue Bell Tatum died unexpectedly at home in Edmond, OK. She was born in Lexington, Mo. She graduated from Lexington High School, Christian College (now Columbia College) and the Univ. of Missouri. During her senior year at MU, she was a part of the 1940-41 debate team that won the National Collegiate Debate Championship and the International Collegiate Debate Championship.
She married Stewart E. Tatum on Jan. 22, 1944. He predeceased her in 1998. She is survived by Darwin and Judith (Tatum) Newcom, Albuquerque, NM, and Thomas and Cathy (Tatum) Dunn, of Edmond, OK. Also surviving is her grandson Montgomery S. Newcom and great grandson Holden Newcom of Carlsbad, CA, and granddaughter Meredith L. Newcom, of Ventura, CA. She loved Joplin in which she resided for over fifty years before moving to Edmond, OK to live with her son-in-law and daughter. She was active in many organizations, including A.A.U.W., P.E.O., Gamma Phi Beta, the Joplin Historical Society, the Joplin Boys Ranch, the Joplin Women's Club, Twin Hills Golf Club, and the First Community Church. Sue was a "people person" and will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.
Leslie Heaton Bell (1891 - 1966)
Mazo Suda Cross Bell (1889 - 1974)
Stewart Edgar Tatum (1916 - 1998)*
Twin Infant Sons Bell (1916 - 1916)*
Marjorie Sue Bell Tatum (1921 - 2004)
Mount Hope Cemetery
Created by: Cathy & Thomas
Record added: Apr 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35558797