Marcia Husa, age 79, of Wymore, passed away peacefully at her daughter's home in Columbia, MO on November 23, following a brave year-long fight with cancer. Marcia was born in Wymore to Burton and Luella (McCullough) Beal. She was the second of five children. She learned to play piano at a young age. Her mother called it “Marcia's Tattler”, because her playing reflected her inner moods. She attended school at Blue Springs, and her senior year at Beatrice High School. She later earned a CSM certification. She married Marlin Husa on December 21, 1958. They first lived on a rented farmstead, then built a home on the family farm west of Liberty, where they raised their four children, Julie, Larry, Joseph and Lisa. They loved to travel as a family, going many places including Canada, California, Florida, Texas, Colorado, Missouri and many more. When at home, they often hosted large gatherings of family and friends, always with a warm welcome and plenty to eat. Family evenings, after long days in the garden, orchard and fields, were often spent in front of the fire or with Marcia and Marlin playing music. After Marlin's death in 1990, Marcia remained on the farm for a while, then lived in various nearby towns before settling in Wymore until her final illness.
Marcia had a strong Christian faith and loved serving in the church. She was an active member of the Wymore Church of Christ and before that the Liberty Christian Church. She enjoyed her bible study groups, teaching bible school, playing piano and organ and many church fundraisers and activities. She served in many community groups over the years, including as a 4-H leader, scout leader, and foster grandparent, hosted many foreign exchange students and was a member of the Prairie Queen Ladies Club. She was the kind of woman who treated every child as her own and served as the second mom for so many. Marcia had many hobbies. She was an avid and talented pianist. She also enjoyed reading, sewing, cooking, puzzles, travel and playing games. Mostly, she found joy in time spent with family, friends and her trusty dog Goliath.
Marcia was preceded in death by her husband Marlin, parents Burton Beal and Luella (McCullough) Bartels and step-father Walter Bartels, son Joseph and daughter-in-law Renda (Janssen) Husa, great-granddaughter Brynn Robeson, brother-in-law LaWayne Husa, sister's in-law Dixie Beal and Nellie Hunnicutt, step-sister Ruth Hicok and her husband Bill Hicok. She is survived by her daughter Julie Robeson and husband Stephen of Virginia, son Larry Husa and wife Deborah of Liberty, daughter Lisa Morrissey and husband William of Columbia, MO, grandchildren Jonathan, David, Jeffrey, Travis and Jared Robeson, Andrew and Jordan Husa, Trevor and Ryan Husa, Ethan and Alaina Morrissey and their spouses, 11 great-grandchildren, sisters Nevla Straub of Beatrice, Chloe Leet of Manchester, TN, brothers Burnell Beal of Pensacola, FL, Wesley Hunnicutt of Beatrice, step-brothers Jess and Joel Bartels, sister-in-law Della Siems, their spouses, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, December 2, 2019 at the Wymore Church of Christ with Clayton Lundstedt officiating. Interment of ashes will be at the Odell Czech Cemetery. There will be no viewing as cremation has taken place, but a register book will be available at the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in Wymore on Sunday, December 1st from 12:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the family greeting relatives and friends from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. A memorial has been established to the Wymore Church of Christ with the funeral home in charge. Sign Marcia's online register book and view her video tribute at www.ghchapel.com. These services have been entrusted to the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in Wymore.