Marion Gertrude Seat, age 71 of Baxter Springs, Kan. passed from this life on Thursday, September 28 , 2012 at Quaker Hill Skilled Nursing Facility.

Marion was born May 11, 1941 to the union of Floyd E. and Gertrude (Hickey) Seat. Marion was a lifetime resident of the Baxter Springs area. She attended NEO A&M College, then Missouri Southern State University and finally Pittsburg State University, where she graduated with a Masters of Education degree. She retired in 2005 from Baxter Springs School District after many years of service.

Marion attended and was a member of the Spring River Assembly of God Church. Marion loved teaching and was teacher of the year in 2005. She spent 31 years with USD 508. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was very devoted to her church.

Marion is preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Gertrude Seat, one brother, Robert Seat and one sister Rosetta Seat.

She is survived by one brother, Jim Andrews and wife Joan of Phoenix, Ariz. and brother Floyd Seat Jr. of Baxter Springs, Kan.; one sister, Susan Beeler and husband Stephen of Baxter Springs, Kan.; two nieces, LaTrisha Gilman Andrews of Phoenix, Ariz. and Jenae Johnson Beeler and husband Larry of Carthage, Mo.; three nephews, Ronnie Andrews of Phoenix, Ariz., Justin Beeler and wife Becky of Baxter Springs, Kan., and Jared Beeler of Baxter Springs, Kan.; four great nephews, Scott and Stephen Gilman of Phoenix, Ariz. and Zakary and Joshua Beeler both of Baxter Springs, Kan.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, October 1, 2012 at the Spring River Assembly of God. Pastors Jimmy Beggs, Mary Beggs, Harvey Wampler, and Roger Scantlin will officiate. Burial will follow in the Baxter Springs Cemetery. Family will receive friends Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Derfelt’s Baxter Chapel. Pallbearers for the service will be Justin Beeler, Jared Beeler, Larry Johnson, Tom Bryan, Dale Killion, and Eric Smith. Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com.