Marjorie Louise Burnam Jeffries passed away at her home on Saturday, May 28, 2022, surrounded by her family. Marjorie was born on August 31, 1938 to Vivian Mae Hahn and James Hershel Blodgett, in Macon, Missouri. Marjorie graduated from Macon High school, Macon Missouri. Marjorie married H. Dean Burnam on August 4, 1956. Marjorie married Ray Calvin Jeffries on June 15, 1990. Marjorie received her teaching certificate from University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri. She put it to use as a Culinary Arts teacher for the Chillicothe Correctional Center. She was a member of Highview Baptist Church. She was the Den mother to a pack of boy scouts in the middle 60’s.
Marjorie was an accomplished cook. She baked pies and breads. She was famous for her cinnamon rolls. She won the Home of Sliced bread award several times. She loved feeding her large family. Even the smallest family gatherings would be attended by over 20 people. In her younger years she owned and operated the Sportsman’s Café in Chillicothe. She also owned and operated Country Manor Beauty Salon. She taught her granddaughters to make award winning breads just like she did. She loved the children the most. Spoiling them with macaroni and cheese and ice cream. She always made time for the children.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, H. Dean Burnam and Ray Calvin Jeffries; her brothers, William Fredrick Blodgett, Omer Lee Blodgett, James David Blodgett, and Michael Eugene Blodgett; her sisters, Nancy May Bealmer and Virginia Sue Blodgett; her nephews, Mark Allen Blodgett, David Lee Blodgett, Michael Dewey Blodgett, and Steven James Tuley; and her granddaughter, Kayla Lynn Wohlgemuth.
Marjorie is survived by her children, Rick Burnam (Kay),Henderson, NV, Dennis Burnam (Cheryl), Kansas City, KS, Sherrie Wohlgemuth (Larry), Mooresville, MO, Brenda Womack (Diyep), Rolla, MO; her grandchildren, Steven Burnam (Tina), Jennifer Burnam, Lindsay Denzer (Andy), Amy Turpin, Devon Hummel (Alex), Sarah Ware (Brandon), Michael Wohlgemuth (Ashley), Seth Gibson (Emily), Katie Marie Sutton (Tom), And Sage Gibson; Her great grandchildren, Matthew Kelchen, Brett Kelchen, Aubrey Denzer, Julie Denzer, Cedric Ware, Emmitt Turpin, Penelope Denzer, Christian Hummel, Paxton Turpin, Adeline Hummel, Luke Sutton, and Sophia Sutton; Her sisters in law, Leona Blodgett, Barbara Blodgett and Shirley Burnam; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials in honor of Marjorie may be made to Comunity Resource Center and can be left at or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.heritage-becausewecare.com
Visitation will be held at Heritage Funeral Home on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at Heritage Funeral Home on Friday, June 3, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Burial will take place at Edgewood Cemetery in Chillicothe, Missouri.
Services are under the care of Heritage Funeral Home.
Thursday, June 2, 2022
6:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)
Friday, June 3, 2022
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)