Marsha Lynn (Millard) Atchley was born August 20, 1958 in Independence, Missouri and departed this life on March 16, 2019 at her daughter’s home in Raymore, Missouri, surrounded by the love of her family, at the age of 60 years, 6 months, and 24 days.
She was the daughter of Albert Shumway and Delcie Bernice (Enloe) Millard.
Marsha attended Hickman Mills High School. She went on to obtain an Associate of Arts Degree from Longview College. She had been employed as an accounting clerk for several years before health issues forced her retirement.
On March 22, 1975, Marsha was united in marriage with Eric Craig Atchley in Kansas City, Missouri. They lived several places early in their marriage including Kansas City, Grandview and Belton. In 1989 they moved to Lake Annette, Missouri to make their home.
Marsha enjoyed painting with water colors, writing poetry (and was a published author), and fishing. What brought the most joy to Marsha’s life however, was her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Marsha dearly loved to “hang out” with her grandchildren, giving loving encouragement in their life’s endeavors and taking pride in their accomplishments.
Marsha was preceded in death by her parents, Albert S. and Delcie Bernice Millard and one brother, Dennis Millard.
She is survived by her husband, Eric Craig Atchley of the home; one son, Eric Craig Atchley, Jr. and wife Erica of Raytown, Missouri; one daughter, Jessica Lynn Guzik and husband Mark of Raymore, Missouri; two brothers, Lewis Millard and wife Eva of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, and Wayne Millard of Tucson, Arizona; cousins, Julie Clark and husband Randy, and Cheryl Pettet and husband Brad all of Independence, Missouri; nine grandchildren, one great grandchild, other relatives and many friends.
Cremation has been accorded. A Memorial Service in loving memory of Marsha Lynn Atchley will be scheduled at a later date.
The family of Marsha L. Atchley suggests contributions, in her memory, to the World Wildlife Fund.