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Marjorie (Michael) Hudson

November 24, 1908 ~ March 5, 2014 (age 105)

   Mrs. Marjorie M. Hudson, 105, of the Good Samaritan Home, Quincy, died at 10:05 p.m. Wednesday (March 5, 2014) in the Good Samaritan Home.

    Born November 24, 1908 in Loraine, Illinois, Marjorie was the daughter of William and Ilene Nutt Michael.  She married Earl Hudson on January 21, 1928 in Keokuk, Iowa.  He preceded her in death on March 11, 1987.

  Marjorie was a member of Union United Methodist Church.  She lived life to the fullest, giving of herself and her time to countless organizations including the Y.M.C.A., American Red Cross Adams County Chapter and Blessing Hospital.  Marjorie was honored in 1990 when she received the prestigious Golden Deeds Award and in 1995 when she received the Certificate of Lifetime Achievement from the Illinois Department on Aging.  In 2002 Marjorie was elected to the Adams County RSVP Hall of Fame for giving 2000 hours of service to the community. Marjorie loved   helping new residents at Good Samaritan Home adjust to a new way of living. She enjoyed swimming with the "Waterbug Class", singing and driving her little white Ford Mustang.

   Marjorie was a wonderful wife and devoted mother who was always there to help her children and always behind the scenes helping her husband, Earl. It was never just Earl Hudson, it was Earl and Marjorie.

   A graduate of Mendon High School and Western Illinois University where she earned Bachelors Degree, Marjorie received her L.P.N. Degree in Springfield and was employed for the State of Illinois Department of Health in Springfield and later for the Adams County Health Department.

  Survivors include three daughters, Betty Veach of Sunrise, FL, Marjorie "Kay" Hudson of Quincy  and Bradette Jepsen (Michael Dunn) of Sunrise, FL; seven grandchildren, Curtis Veach (Marci) of Sunrise, FL, Douglas Vest of Vacaville, CA,  Paula Smith (Howard) of Sacramento, CA, Lori Sanchez-Vera of Quincy, Shelly Medsker (Kenneth) of Quincy, Kristin Bakkebahl (Kristofer) of Loxahatchee, FL and Curtis Jepsen (Mandy) of Lake Worth, FL; eleven great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mrs. Hudson was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl; a daughter, Shirley Vest and her husband Bill; a son in law, Carl Veach; and three sisters, Grace Michael, Lucille Mesendick and W. Madge Gish.

   Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Chaplain James Riley and Pastor Tim Woodard. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be held Sunday afternoon from 3:00 to 6:00 and Monday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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