Marjorie Scott Hamby

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Marjorie Scott Hamby, 94, of Higginsville, Missouri, died on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at her home.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at First Baptist Church Higginsville with Dr. Greg Fine officiating, Rev. Jim West assisting, and Jolene Vereeke as pianist. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Born Tuesday, March 20, 1923, she was the daughter of the late John Scott and the late Mary Halcomb Scott. She married George “G.W” Hamby on June 5, 1949. He preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 2010.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a member of the Higginsville P.E.O. Chapter. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Southwest Missouri State in Springfield. She taught math and science at Green Ridge and Sweet Springs High School, retiring in 1974.

Survivors include one son, Carl (Mary) Hamby of White Plains, NY; one daughter, Carolyn (Mike) Boland of Waverly; six grandchildren, Jeffrey Hamby, Grace Hamby, Rose Hamby, Matt (Trisha) Boland, Steven (Jamie) Boland, and Daniel (Andrea) Boland; and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband George and two sisters, Marion Baucom and Virginia Stafford.