Marjorie E. Bingham, 80, of Tecumseh, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at her home.


Marjorie E. Bingham, 80, of Tecumseh, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at her home.
She was born April 17, 1931, to Riley F. and Almurta (Ross) Shiflett, in Hardesty.
Marjorie was raised in Wewoka and attended a country school. She completed her Master’s in Education Administration from the University of Oklahoma. Marjorie taught at Girls Town before becoming the principal at Barnard School retiring in 1996. She was voted Teacher of the Year in 1978 and 1979.
She married Perry Ellis Bingham, Jr. Jan. 14, 1950, in Clayton, New Mexico.
Marjorie loved gardening, cooking, sewing and most of all spending time with her family. She was a teacher by nature and loved teaching her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids everything from reading to gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Riley and Almurta Shiflett.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Perry Ellis Bingham, Jr., of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Perry Ellis and Iva Bingham, III, of Tecumseh; four daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Nikola Hecht, of Grand Fork, B.C. Canada, Peggy  and Peter Schauffler, of Swanzey, NH, Linda  and Roland Lancaster, of Ada, and Cherry and Jim Bibler, of Sequim, WA; six sisters and two brothers-in-law, Ina Lasiter, Sillwater, Mable Tabor, Mobetee, Texas, Alma Ogdin, Farmington, NM, Berdine Rawlins, Hooker, Emma and R.D. Shultz, Canton, and Lucy and Bob McKnight, Loami, IL; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Curtis and Betty Shiflett, Emmaus, PA and Don and Lynda, South Bend, IN; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 and from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 and continue until service time.
Service will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at Tecumseh Highland Church of Christ with Kevin Rayner officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.  
To share memories, or to sign the guest book on-line, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.