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Marjorie Underwood – Obituary

JanDon photos 2013 Renee-2 - Version 2Marjorie Underwood, age 100 years, a former resident of rural Ozark, Illinois, in Johnson County, passed away Wednesday afternoon, February 25, 2015, at the home of her daughter in Jacksonville, Florida.

Marjorie was born November 23, 1914 in Norris City, Illinois. She was the daughter of Aaron Henry Muck and Mae Camelia (Copeland) Muck.

On October 6, 1934, Marjorie was united in marriage to Hubert Lay Underwood. He preceded her in death on October 17, 1993.

In addition to her husband, father and mother, Marjorie was preceded in death by brother Donald Muck of Tunnel Hill and sisters Lucille Watson of Carbondale, and Velma Sites of Thompson Station, Tennessee.

Survivors include: her daughter Janice (Underwood) and son-in-law Donald Downing of Jacksonville, Florida; her granddaughter Anne living in Maryland; her great-grandchildren Austin and Alexis; her cousin Grace Alene Becker of Santee, California; sister-in-law Catherine Muck of Tunnel Hill; nieces Janet Reid of Knoxville, Tennessee, Margaret Reid of Thompson Station, Tennessee, Nancy Betts of DeSoto, Patricia Muck of Tunnel Hill; nephews Phillip Watson of Marietta, Georgia and Dennis Muck and many dear friends.

Marjorie was a graduate of Centralia High School. Marjorie supported her husband Hubert in their apple orchard farm for many years. She was a dedicated homemaker and participated in Illinois Home Extension activities.

She worked for many years as an Accredited Records Technician and retired from the A. L. Bowen Children’s Center in Harrisburg in 1976. She was a member of the American Association of Medical Librarians.

Marjorie was an active member of the Ozark Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Order of the Eastern Star. Marjorie enjoyed gardening, home making, travel and reading novels.

Private burial will be in the Wise-Robinson Cemetery, north of Ozark. A memorial service is scheduled for April 7, 2015, 3pm at the Ozark Baptist Church. Pastor David Webb will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Ozark Baptist Church, Ozark IL 62972; or, to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.