Marilyn Callighan

Marilyn Joyce Callighan (Moore)

Monday, January 25th, 1937 - Saturday, March 30th, 2019
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Marilyn Joyce (Moore) Callighan, 82, of Chillicothe, MO died on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Liberty Hospital, Liberty MO surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, MO with burial to follow in the Meadville Cemetery, Meadville, MO. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the NWTF-Scott Callighan Memorial or Liberty Hospital Tree House and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave, Atchison, KS 66002 Condolences to the family may be left online at

Marilyn was born on January 25, 1937 in Hatfield, MO the daughter of Kenneth M. and Lucile (Campbell) Moore. She attended Ridgeway Grade School, high school in Palmyra, MO then graduating from South Harrison High School, Bethany, MO in 1955. She had worked as a cook for the South Shelby School District and was a homemaker and mother of seven children. She attended the Trinity United Methodist Church, Brookfield, MO. Marilyn enjoyed sewing, craft work, growing flowers, gardening, baking and was an avid reader. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Marilyn was married to Jay Dee Callighan on June 9, 1955 at the Methodist Church in Palmyra, MO. He preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 2006. Survivors include three sons, Jay Dee (Gloria) Callighan, Paris, MO, Kenny (Tena) Callighan, Salisbury, MO, and Michael (Amy) Callighan, Norfolk, VA, four daughters, Deborah K (Jim) Bennett, Meadville, MO, Patricia A. (Bryan) Becker, Atchison, KS, Peggy (Steve) Beachum, Norfolk, VA and Cindy Swinarsky, Virginia Beach, VA, a brother, Robert “Bob” (Dee) Moore, Tulsa, OK, and two sisters, Elizabeth (Ed) Carter, Cumberland, IA, and Carol Coulson, Bethany, Mo, Sister-in-law, Jean Moore, Lee Summit, MO, twelve grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews. Her parents, husband Jay Dee, brother Richard “Dick” Moore, brother-in law, Roger Coulson, and two grandsons, Brandon Bennett and Scott Callighan preceded her in death.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Heritage Funeral Home
    3141 North Washington
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  • Service

    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 11:00am
    Heritage Funeral Home
    3141 North Washington
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  • Interment

    Meadville Cemetery


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Private Condolence

Georgia and Misti Shaver

Posted at 06:23pm
We are so sorry for your loss, Pattie. We are sure your mother was an extraordinary woman if she raised you. Prayers and love to you all.

Laura Power Greenwell

Posted at 01:21pm
Dear All,

Please accept our sincerest sympathies on the loss of your mom. We were so very blessed to grow up with your family. Our love and prayers to you all.

Laura and family


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