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Marjorie Earley


Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
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Marjorie Earley

Marjorie Earley, 98, of Spring Valley, Minn., died on July 23, 2014, at the Spring Valley Senior Living Center.

Marjorie was born in York Township, Minn. to Gerit and Mary (VanGrevenhof) Zwart on November 4, 1915. She attended Bristol Center School through the 8th grade, after which she worked as a hired girl for many local families. On June 29, 1939, she married James B. Earley of Fountain, Minn. Mr. Earley died in 1991.

In addition to being a busy farm wife in Fountain Township, she worked at Libby’s, Waters Conley, and later Heco.

Margie was a longtime member of the Fountain United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was an avid fisherman, loved her flowers, and in later years enjoyed many card games with her friends at the care center. She treasured time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Margie is survived by her children: Mary Sanders, Kathleen Reynolds, Cynthia Alford, James E (Janice) Earley, Deborah Severson (Ted Elliott). Six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband James B. Earley as well as four sisters and two brothers.

Funeral Service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday July 26, 2014, at Preston United Methodist in Preston with Rev. Deanna Woodward officiating. Visitation will be held at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014. Burial will be in the Fillmore Cemetery.

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