Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Marjorie Muehlenbein

Marjorie M. Muehlenbein, age 99 years, a resident of rural Vienna, passed away Sunday morning, August 5, 2018, at 6:40 AM at the home of her sister, Dorothy Kelley, near Vienna.

Marjorie was born November 5, 1918 in Massac County Illinois. She was the fourth of eleven children born to Otis and Lillie (Johnson) Dunn.

Marjorie is survived by: a sister – Dorothy Kelley of Vienna; a brother – Glenn (Elizabeth) Dunn of Fairfield; and a host of nieces and nephews who Marjorie loved as her own children.

In addition to her parents, Marjorie was preceded in death by: 4 brothers – Paul, Webster, Clifton, and Weldon Dunn and 4 sisters – Edna Dunn, Marilene West, Lucille Bunch and Fern Mullinax.

Marjorie attended the Cypress High School. During the second world war, she was employed as an assembler in a military manufacturing plant. Later, following her return to Southern Illinois, Marjorie was employed as a cook for several years at Hillview Health Care Center in Vienna.

Marjorie had a great love for her family. She is fondly remembered for her “matchmaking skills” and her quick wit and zest for life. Additionally, she is noted in her family for her skills in making homemade dinner rolls. And, while she would willingly share her recipe, she didn’t always share all of her special “tweeks.”

Her faith was a very important part of her life. Marjorie was a devoted member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Vienna. She is remembered for being the “choir mother.” While Marjorie did not sing in the choir she would care for all of the small children of choir members during practice. In this way, she fostered relationships with these children who, while now grown themselves, continued to maintain close friendships with Marjorie. Also, Marjorie was never shy about sharing her faith and had a true passion for winning the lost. She would always inquire of new acquaintances about their salvation. Marjorie prayed fervently for many people by name regularly and also prayed for the salvation of the whole world.

A service honoring the life of Marjorie Dunn Muehlenbein will be held Sunday afternoon, August 12, 2018, at 4 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Burial will be in the Vienna Fraternal Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Sunday afternoon from 2 PM – 4 PM at Bailey Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois (Team Blue East), 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959 or to the Illinois Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services, 949 County Road 1300 North, Carmi, Illinois 62821.

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