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Blue Funeral Home (Goreville)
Thursday October 19th, 2017

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Marjorie Thomas

Goreville-Marjorie Ann Thomas, 91, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017.  Marjorie was born May 16, 1926 in Barrington, Illinois to Samuel G. and Lorena E. (Davis) Blank.  She married Ora Thomas on Jan. 20, 1952 in Springfield, IL.  Marjorie graduated Elgin High School in 1944 and worked at Chicago Rawhide and Eagle Foods in Elgin, IL.  She attended Goreville First Baptist Church.   She was preceded in death by her parents, 12 siblings, her husband, and an infant son.  Those mourning her loss are son, Gary (Betsy) Lange of Bradenton, FL and daughter, Joyce (Dick) Kelley of Goreville; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Her wishes were to be cremated.  A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7pm at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville with Pastor Brian Murley officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 5pm until the time of service at the funeral home.  Interment will take place at Pleasant Grove Cemetery south of Buncombe. Memorials can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/PO Box 411/Marion, IL 62959. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit bluefuneralhome.com.

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When I think of Aunt Margie I have many happy memories. When I was born Margie was only five years old. I was told she was so excited she called her father aunt Pa. I never called her aunt as her sisters didnt want to be called aunt because we were so close in age. I remember we would go to Burlington in the summer and spend a week with her cousin Lillian Bishel and her husband Fred. When they moved to Davenport, Ia we also spent a week there. She made my wedding dress and was my matron of honor when Herb and I were married in 1949. We always had great visits. I missed Margie and Tom a lot when they moved to Goreville, but I was happy how much they enjoyed being there. My sympathy to Gary & Betsy, Joyce & Dick and their families. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Rosalyn

Rosalyn Davenport Oct 12 2017 5:17 PM

I loved my Aunt Margie. She was such a special aunt. I was always begging my mother when I was growing up in Elgin, "can we go visit Aunt Margie?" I loved her sense of humor and she always welcomed you and made you feel right at home. I was so inspired by all the creative projects she was working on. I was so fascinated by the wall to wall carpet she braided in her living room, dinning room, stairs and bedroom. I have so many fond memories of Aunt Margie. I send my love and sympathy to Joyce and Gary and family.

Pam Watkins Oct 7 2017 1:00 AM

My Aunt Margie was a wonderful person, she had a great sense of humor, she had so many talents, I loved to go visit her so I could see her latest project, everything she did was perfect! Unfortunately I lost contact with her after she moved from Elgin, but I thought of her often. She will always have a special place in my heart!!! Gary and Joyce, you have my sympathy.

Mary (Blank)Stallbaum Oct 6 2017 4:23 AM

Loved Aunt Margie. Would go up to Eagles in Elgin to visit her! She was a lovely and kind lady.

Laurie Alexander Oct 6 2017 1:33 AM

I loved my Aunt Marge very much and will miss her quick wit and loving spirit. I could always count on her for a laugh whenever we had family gatherings or I'd stop by for a visit. She was a very special lady and will be remembered fondly.

Paulette Deibert Oct 4 2017 11:33 PM