Marjorie Helen Smith, 96, an area resident most of her life, died following a brief illness, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000. Marjorie died at 1:20 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
She was born on April 10, 1904, at Bass Lake, Ind., the daughter of Merlin O. and Orta C. Wamsley Cobler. She attended a country school at Bass Lake.
On May 1, 1923, in Plymouth, Marjorie and George R. Smith were married. George died on Sept. 2, 1978.
Before her marriage, Marjorie had worked at McCords in Plymouth. Afterwards, she became a homemaker and a mother.
She enjoyed soap operas and playing word games. She loved to travel, especially in Michigan, Florida and Tennessee.
She was a former member of the Christian Church.
Marjorie is survived by two daughters and a son. They are: Marjorie Sechrist, Plymouth, Betty Maxine Vergon, Dowagiac, Mich., and George R. and Anita Smith, Martinsville, Ind.
Nine grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Barbara Wood, a daughter and a great-grandchild, Jason Matarese. Two sisters and a brother, Gusta Stillson, Verla Young and Creed Cobler have also died.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services for Marjorie will follow the 11 a.m. visitation in the funeral home.
Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in Marjorie’s name may be made to the Marshall County Hospice.