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Marjorie M. (Agnew) Massey

July 24, 1936 ~ September 17, 2019 (age 83)

Marjorie M. “Marge” Massey, 83, of Hamilton, passed away on September 17, 2019, at Memorial Hospital in Carthage.

Marjorie was born on July 24, 1936, in Basco, Illinois, the daughter of Lauren and Vera (Bradley) Agnew. On June 9, 1956, she was united in marriage to Leroy “Jack” Massey at the First Christian Church in Hamilton. He preceded her in death in 1993.

A lifelong resident of the Hamilton area, Marjorie was also a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church for many years. She was employed in production at Sheller-Globe for thirty-three years until her retirement in 1998. In her free time, Marjorie enjoyed watching sports of all kinds, especially if the St. Louis Cardinals were playing. She was also her grandchildren’s biggest cheerleader, always attending their sports games and ringing her cowbell to cheer them on. She loved the holidays, and enjoyed bringing her family together to share them with her. She was also very good at crocheting, and her hand-made baby blankets were treasured by all who received them. Marjorie’s other hobbies included planting flowers, watching birds and reading books. Most importantly, she will be remembered for her great love for her family.

Marjorie is survived by five children: Larry (Jean) Massey of Canton, South Dakota; Deborah (William) Felgar of Keokuk, Iowa; Steven Massey of Warsaw, Illinois; Linda Massey of Hamilton; and Donna Massey of Hamilton; four grandchildren: Lance (Stephanie Sears) Massey of Austin, Texas; Jeffrey Felgar of St. Charles, Illinois; Thomas (Stefanie) Felgar of St. Charles, Illinois; and Ryley Massey of Warsaw, Illinois; and one great-granddaughter: Addison Felgar. Other survivors include her lifelong best friend Louella Vincent of Mountain Home, Arkansas; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Marjorie is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Leroy, her brother Robert Agnew and her granddaughter Brooke Massey.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Printy Funeral Home in Hamilton, with burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 am to noon on Saturday directly before the service.

Memorials in memory of Marjorie may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.

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