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Marjorie Green

Marjorie Green

Marjorie Ann, nee Ahlers, Green, 78, of Marissa, IL; born on December 14, 1940 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Red Bud Regional Care Center in Red Bud, IL.

Mrs. Green was a retired beautician and the former manager of the White Lantern Restaurant.  She was a member of the Tilden Presbyterian Church where she also served as a deacon.  Margie loved to travel, read books and cook.  She belonged to the Red Hat Society.  Most of all, Margie was a sweet and kindhearted person who would always help anyone in need and just really loved people and especially loved taking care of children, who she always treated as her own.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Edward W. and Ellen, nee Sheridan, Powers.  One brother – Edward Dean Powers.

She is survived by her step-daughter – Allison (Ronnie) Sullivan of Cutler, IL  Her grandchildren – Ryan (Andrea) Gerlach of Murphysboro, IL; Caleb (Autumn) Gerlach of Princeton, IN.  Her great-grandchildren – Nora Gerlach; Ivy Gerlach; Arlo Gerlach; Harper Gerlach; Elton Gerlach.  Her sisters – Delores (Bud) Knope of Coulterville, IL; Judy (Charlie) Schaeffer of Marissa, IL; Joan Voges of Marissa, IL; Cindy (Roger) Geralds of Marissa, IL.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Tilden Presbyterian Church.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call at the Tilden Presbyterian Church in Tilden, IL on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Tilden Presbyterian Church in Tilden, IL on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:00am with Rev. Dennis Hamilton officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Catherine Cox says:

    So sorry I could not make it for the funeral. I love you Aunt Marge.

  2. George Bailey says:

    So sorry to hear this, she was such a sweetheart, every time we would meet somewhere I would get an awesome hug, if you knew her, you loved her.

  3. Bev and Stan says:

    I sure hated to hear this. You all have our sympathy. Margie was a sweet gal she never forgot a friendship if you ran into her. Thinking of all of you and especially my friend and classmate Judy. May you all feel a sweet peace that passes all understanding. That only Jesus can give.

  4. Brandi Kinzel Brown says:

    I worked with Margie when Brenda & Leon owned the White Lantern
    Margie was such a hard worker and loved her customers. She taught me many things. I will miss her. Love and Prayers to her family.

  5. Sherri Wildt says:

    My love and prayers to all of Margie’s family. May God grant you peace. Sherri

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