Marjorie (Baltis) Thistlethwaite, 98, a resident of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Chillicothe, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at Aspen Living Center, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Marjorie was born the daughter of Tom and Edna (Grant) Baltis, on June 13, 1914, in Kansas City, Mo. She was united in marriage to Gerald Thistlethwaite in Sept. of 1938, in Chillicothe, Mo. He preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1960.

She was a graduate of Central High School in Kansas City, Mo. Marjorie worked as a sales clerk for Andersons, Rose Anne's, and Jean Marie for many years.

Survivors include one son, J.B. Thistlethwaite of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one daughter, Karol Colliver of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three grandchildren, Christopher Thistlethwaite of Colorado Springs, Colo., Greg Thistlethwaite and Mike Thistlethwaite both of Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald; and two sisters.

A memorial service will be held at the United Methodist Church, Chillicothe, Mo., on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at 10 a.m. There is no scheduled family visitation. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Utica Cemetery, and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe.