Mary Marie Wortman

Born: Mon., Dec. 31, 1928
Died: Sun., Oct. 14, 2012


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Oct. 17, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home


Funeral Service

10:30 AM Thu., Oct. 18, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home


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MARIE  WORTMAN

   Mary Marie Wortman, 83, a resident of The Haven, Sunset Home, passed on to her Heavenly Home at 12:00 Noon on Sunday, October 14, 2012.
  
   Born December 31, 1928 to Chesley and Irene Balsom in Clarenville, Newfoundland, Canada, Marie grew up in Clarenville with a large loving family which included her parents, four sisters, two brothers, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, most of whom all lived within shouting distance of each other.  She moved to the United States at age 18 and spent the majority of her adult life living in Quincy.  Although she held a few jobs for a shorter period of time, she worked at Motorola for over 15 years and at Sunset Home for almost 20 years before retiring.
  
   Marie's life centered around her four children.  She lovingly raised her children on her own, instilling in all of them how important her family was to her.  She was always working, always helping others around her, and always had a spotless house even with four children.  If it needed to be done, she was first to help.  She was best known for being an excellent cook, and being together at noon for Sunday dinners was very important to her.  The timing of her passing was a poignant reminder to her family.  She was a member of the family at Open Arms Ministries, and even as her mind deteriorated, her love of God and Jesus Christ was always present.  
  
   She is survived by her daughter Judy (Brent) Boden, Iowa; son Michael (Brenda) Wortman, Quincy: grandchildren, Kelly Wortman, Michelle Wortman, Joshua Wortman and Hannah Wortman, Quincy, and Mark Wilson, Palmyra; great grandchildren Kyra White and Elizabeth Harrison, Quincy, and Grace Wilson, Iowa; sister Lossie Kalina (Bill) and brother Roy (Millie) Balsom, both of Clarenville Nfld, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada; and the wonderful, caring Nurses and CNAs at The Haven who became family to her and who treated her with grace, dignity and love while she resided there.
  
   Marie was preceded in death by her sons, Ronnie Wilson and Mark Wortman; her parents; three sisters, Inez Hollett (Jim), Rowena Hussey (Jake) and Bonnie Emberley (Jim), and one brother, Hubert Balsom (Josie).

    Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Pastor Ken Geisendorfer and  Pastor Tom Waters.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Wednesday evening from4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Thursday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the The Haven at Sunset Home or KJIR Radio.

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Carol Emberley
   Posted Tue October 16, 2012
Sending you much love and thinking of you all at this diffucult time. I wish we could be there for you all, but we will be with you in spirit.
Much love
Carol and Chris
xoxo

Rosemary Tenvorde
   Posted Tue October 16, 2012
What a privilege for me to have known this beautiful lady and worked with her for some time. She was always a bright and shiny spot wherever she served. I know your hearts are sad and yet rejoicing on her Home-going to Heaven to be united with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

May your memories of her sweet smile, always willing to do for her family and happy times help comfort you during this difficult time. God is good in giving us His Blessed Hope of comfort, peace of mind and knowing that He really does care for us and what we go through here on earth.

Just trust Him and know that you're wrapped in His loving arms of care and comfort and that He will never leave you nor forsake you to help you get through this time.

God Bless you and know that I care too. Love to all of you,
Rosemary

lossie (sister)
   Posted Wed October 17, 2012
I KNOW YOU ARE WITH YOUR HEAVENLY FAMILY WHO HAS GONE
BEFORE, IT IS A BETTER PLACE WITH NO SUFFERING.
THANK YOU FOR ALL MY WONDERFUL CHILDHOOD MEMMORYS,AND
ALL OUR WONDERFUL VISITS WE SHARED THROUGH OUR LIFETIME.
BLESS JUDY AND MICHAEL AND THEIR FAMILYS
WE WELL MISS YOU HERE IN CLARENVILLE NL. CANADA
LOVE YOU ALWAYS TILL WE MEET AGAIN.

Ann Casley from the Haven
   Posted Wed October 17, 2012
I will always remember Marie when I eat ice cream and see red kool-aide. She was a real sweetheart. We all well miss her in the Haven. God Bless you all.

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