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Marjorie A. Danner, 89, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 4:40 P.M. December 22, 2017 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born September 5, 1928 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to Burrell R. and Leona (Yearwood) Patterson. She married William D. "Bill" Danner on April 6, 1947 in Mount Vernon, Illinois and he preceded her in death on September 24, 2012.
Marjorie is survived by her two daughters, Carol Sue Green and husband John of Saint Jacob, Illinois and Virginia Ann Page and husband Rick of Mount Vernon, Illinois; three grandsons, John Andrew Green and wife Wendy of Meridian, Mississippi, Theodore Douglas "Tad" Green and wife Yvonne of Alhambra, Illinois, and Joseph Robert "Joey" Green and wife Dawn of Grantfork, Illinois; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Carolyn Dagg of Mount Vernon, Illinois; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Mrs. Danner was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Burrell Lee "Pat"Patterson and George Robert "Bob" Patterson; one sister, Suanne Bender; and one grandson, Brian Michael Piper.
Marjorie worked for Benoist Brothers right out of high school, then for Clyde Lee Insurance Company. She spent some time keeping her home before returning to work for Jefferson County Clerk, Lester Davis, and the went to work for Bill Thacker and Wilburn Davis with State Farm Insurance. She later went to work for McVey Oil Company in Mount Vernon and finally Security Bank and Trust for fourteen and a half years before retiring. She then worked as a secretary for Hughey Funeral Home from March of 1985 until 1989. She and her husband Bill enjoyed 20 years of retirement in Surprise, Arizona before returning to Mount Vernon. She was a member of West Salem Trinity United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois, was greatly loved by all who knew her and will be dearly missed.
Visitation: 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Pastor Brad Henson officiating. Interment: New Shiloh Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Memorials: West Salem Trinity United Methodist Church or the Brian Piper Memorial Foundation. Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.
Published on December 25, 2017
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