Marjorie L. McConnell, 80 years young, was called upon by her Savior to be one of his Christmas Angels on December 24, 2008, after a long, courageous fight with cancer.

She is survived by her three daughters, Sandy and Dale Franklin of Harrisonville, Mo., Donna K. Keck of Independence, Mo., Patty and Harry Groce of Lane, Kan.; a sister-in-law, Lorraine Day of Stillwell, Kan.; six grandsons, three granddaughters, two great grandsons, two great-granddaughters, three nieces, two nephews and many loving friends.

Cremation; no service following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the American Cancer Society and Cancer Action.