Marcella McAfee

October 2, 1930 – March 12, 2011

Marcella Rose “Tot” McAfee, 80, of Orrick, Mo., passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the North Kansas City Hospice House following a brief illness.

Marcella Rose, better known by her family and friends as Tot, was born on October 2, 1930 north of Orrick in the Albany community to Roy Martin and Lorena Hayes. On March 24, 1950 she was married to Malcolm “Tommy” McAfee in a ceremony performed in Liberty, Mo. She had lived most of her life in Orrick, except for when she and her husband moved to Carlton, Minn., in 1971, when her and Tommy transferred with his job. They lived in Carlton until they moved back to Orrick in 1978.

Tot was a 1948 graduate of Orrick High School and was a member of the Orrick Baptist Church and she was a lifetime member of the Carlton, Minn., VFW Post Ladies Auxiliary.

Tot was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Malcolm “Tommy” McAfee on May 10, 1989, and three brothers, Roy Kenneth Martin, Dennis Ray Barber and Danny Gene Barber.

Survivors include two sons, Jim “Bo Bo” McAfee of the home, Kenny McAfee and wife, Sandra, of Orrick, Mo.; a daughter, Leisa Cook and husband, Dennis, of Orrick, Mo.; a brother, Ronnie Barber and wife, Helen, of St. Joseph, Mo.; sister-in-law, Fern McAfee of Raymore, Mo.; granddaughter, Kenda Ransom and husband, Steve, of Orrick, Mo.; and great grandchildren, Dane and Sophia Ransom of Orrick, Mo. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2011 at the Gowing funeral home in Orrick. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at the Gowing Chapel with the Rev. Robert Horton officiating. Burial will be in South Point Cemetery near Orrick, Mo.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Orrick Fire & Rescue Squad or The North Kansas City Hospice House.


Tot was a wonderful person, she will be missed. My sympathy to your family.
Bob Cook

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Tot was a fun person to know, and I am so blessed to have known her. She enjoyed life and her family. She will be missed but never forgotten. Rest in peace Tottie.
Vickie Wright

My prayers and condolences to the family during this time of great personal sorrow. Tot was a very special friend and one that I have had the pleasures of knowing for many many years. She leaves her mark in our hearts and will be greatly missed.
Larry Thompson

I have so many wonderful childhood memories of Aunt Tot; she was a special person, truly dedicated to her family. My sympathy to all the family.
Marilyn McAfee Keck

Tot was such a fun feisty lady and she was one of my favorite cousins!! She will be greatly missed.
JoAnne Nox

What a sad day when I heard of the loss of a Great Lady. Tot was a special lady. I am blessed to have known her during her lifetime. She is the only one who could bake the best peanut butter pie. Tot worked for McPike’s Wholesale Drug years before I did. Many of the employees still remembered all the good times and deeds that Tot did for that company years after she left. My prayers and thoughts go to her family and brother, Ronnie. I will miss seeing my cuz everytime I am in Orrick, MO.
Carol “Sis”