Margie Grote, 85, Sparta, Missouri passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2011 in her home. Margie was the daughter of James Lee and Bernadanie (Dakan) Clarkson. She married the love of her life, Elmer Grote, on December 24, 1946 and together they shared 65 years of happiness. Graveside funeral services for Margie were held 10:00 A.M. Thursday, December 1, 2011 in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, MO. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.