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Marjorie A. Gates

March 28, 1921 ~ June 11, 2018 (age 97)


   Marjorie A. Gates, 97, of Quincy, went to be with her Lord on June, 11, 2018 in the Good Samaritan Home.

   Marjorie was born March 28, 1921 in Adams County, the daughter of Roy and Lula Cosgrove Lease. She married Roy Marlin Gates on November 1, 1942 in Plainville, Illinois. Roy preceded her in death on February 12, 2015.

   Marjorie graduated from Payson Seymour High School with class of 1939 and the Quincy Beauty Academy in 1940.  She was employed as a cosmetologist for 21 years and then  as a secretary at Calcium Carbonate Company, Quincy, Illinois. After she retired  she became the Activity Director at Sunset Home as well as fabric weaving for several years.

   Marjorie was a very active member at Melrose United Methodist Church for over 50 years serving on the Church Board, United Methodist Women's Group and various committees. She helped to teach  several bible study classes, managed the food pantry, taped the church services, helped to start Operation Christmas Child, and visited the church shut-ins. In her later years she compiled short Scripture books.  She volunteered at nursing homes and at Blessing Hospital.

   Surviving is one daughter; Gloria Seright (Gary) of Surprise AZ; a grand son Aaron Hunsaker (Melissa) and their children, Emily and Harper all of Cedar Rapids, IA; two step grand children Matthew Seright (Kathy) of Springfield, IL, and Lisa Brandon and her children, Lane, Anna, and Nathaniel all of Quincy. 

   Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother Dale Lease; and a sister Mildred Davis.

   Graveside services will be held Friday morning at 11:00 at the Payson New Cemetery in Payson Illinois with Philip Zimmerman officiating.

   Visitation will  be Friday morning  from 10:00  until 10:45 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy.

   Memorials may be made to Melrose United Methodist Church or Good Samaritan Home.

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