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Marjorie M. Edwards

15 enero , 194525 junio , 2020
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Marjorie Mae Edwards, 75, of Machesney Park, IL, passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday June 25, 2020. Marge, born on January 15, 1945, to Forrest and Doris Hall, was the first baby born in Lemmon, South Dakota that year. She grew up on the family ranch in Lemmon and moved to Spearfish to attend Spearfish High School where she met her forever love, Donald “Roy” Edwards. They married January 15, 1965 and moved to Rockford, IL in 1966, where they raised their family and developed many meaningful lifelong relationships. The Rockford area became their home for the next 50 plus years with Marge babysitting and going on to work at Clinton Electronics and then at GC Thorson for 20 years before retiring. During this time, they were faithful members of Grace Lutheran Church in Loves Park. Marge believed in and upheld what was right and had a work ethic to challenge and inspire others. She loved to travel and spend time with family and friends. She enjoyed the outdoors, camping, playing games and spending time with children of all ages. She was a gentle and kind woman who could love anything put in front of her and find the value in things that others would quickly discard. She was patient and compassionate with all things--children, animals, adults, time, and situations. A wonderful example of a wife, partner, friend, mother, grandmother, and servant of the Lord. She celebrated the accomplishments of others no matter how big or small, and reveled in the beauty of family, pets, and flowers. Her encompassing love, belief in others and sacrifice will leave a legacy for generations to come. Marge leaves behind her adoring husband of 55 years, Roy Edwards; two of her children, Randy (Melanie) Edwards, Rebecca (Eric) Newble; daughter-in-law, Trish Edwards; her eight grandchildren, Scott (Trisha) Edwards, Cyndi (Brad) Edwards-Erxleben, Eric Newble Jr., Kara Edwards, Jacquelynn Edwards, Hannah Newble, Cory Edwards, Aaliyah Newble; her five great grandchildren, Kayleigh, Bryan, Payton, Jackson, Princeton; her three siblings Bill (Eileen) Hall, Ray Hall, Eileen (Dave) Misener; and a host of nieces, nephews and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her parents Forrest and Doris Hall and her eldest son Rich Edwards. VISITATION will be on Wednesday, July 1 from 9:30 am-11:30 am with a walk-through visitation and FUNERAL SERVICE following at 11:30 am, at Sunset Funeral Home, Machesney Park, IL. Funeral service will be livestreamed at www.Facebook.com/SunsetFuneralHomeIL. In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to make donations in honor of Marge to the Rockford Rescue Mission or Alzheimer’s Association.

  • FAMILIA

  • Marge leaves behind her adoring husband of 55 years, Roy Edwards; two of her children, Randy (Melanie) Edwards, Rebecca (Eric) Newble; daughter-in-law, Trish Edwards; her eight grandchildren, Scott (Trisha) Edwards, Cyndi (Brad) Edwards-Erxleben, Eric Newble Jr., Kara Edwards, Jacquelynn Edwards, Hannah Newble, Cory Edwards, Aaliyah Newble; her five great grandchildren, Kayleigh, Bryan, Payton, Jackson, Princeton; her three siblings Bill (Eileen) Hall, Ray Hall, Eileen (Dave) Misener; and a host of nieces, nephews and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her parents Forrest and Doris Hall and her eldest son Rich Edwards.

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  • DONACIONES

  • In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to make donations in honor of Marge to the Rockford Rescue Mission or Alzheimer’s Association.

Servicios

  • Walk Through Visitation for Marjorie

    miércoles, 1 julio , 2020

  • Service to Celebrate Marjorie's Life

    miércoles, 1 julio , 2020

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Sherri Habben

4 julio , 2020

Rebecca and family-
I just found out about this! I am so so sad and sorry! I wish I could have been there for you please email me at sjordyn12@live.com
Your mom was like my second mom for so many years. Again I am so very very sorry!
Love to you all! I am glad to help with anything!

Danny Schromen

3 julio , 2020

Roy and family you are all in my thoughts during this very difficult time. Love you all.

Danny Schromen

Muriel Fuqua

2 julio , 2020

You and your family are in our continuous prayers.❤️

Linda Conness

2 julio , 2020

Dear Becky and Family -
I'm so sorry to read about your Mom's Passing .
Beautiful pictures of and tributes to your Mom
who will be remembered and treasured for years to come !
It takes very special Daughters to care for our aging Parents as they transition from one Home to another... how lucky she and your Dad are to have you and Eric and your Families to help !
Take care of your Dad and each other ...

Lorrie Jerry Berg

1 julio , 2020

Roy and family;

So sorry to hear about the passing of Marge. She was a very sweet women and enjoyed playing cards with her.

Take care and we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Jerry, Lorrie, and Jeremy Berg

Tim Stone

30 junio , 2020

On July 5, 2010, I had the privilege of visiting the grounds of the one room schoolhouse Marge Edwards attended as a child. It is literally not near anything in western South Dakota. She told us stories of how she'd walk to school, avoiding the cattle that seemed to dislike her presence, and unlike most "back when I was a kid..." stories, this one was absolutely true. Her walk to school was overland in backcountry. Her stories were fascinating.

As we were walking around, this pole swing caught our attention. I couldn't believe it was even still there. She used to play on this swing during recess. We urged her to take a turn, but it doesn't work with just one person because it's out of balance. So her brother Ray, and her sister Eileen, who also attended the same school, grabbed handles, took a couple of running steps, and they were all kids once again. It was a magical, sacred moment.

At that time, I wrote this about that moment: "One of the most beautiful experiences of my life was to watch these adults, retired and enjoying their golden years, return to the prairie one room schoolhouse they attended as children and take another spin on the swings. Their grandchildren had just done the same. I watched two generations make a deep connection that day. And I found new hope that the child inside of me can live as long as I do."

We lost Marge Thursday, June 25th, just ten days shy of ten years from that day on the South Dakota prairie. She was a remarkable woman who succumbed to the insidious tragedy of Alzheimer's Disease. Such a loss is unspeakably difficult. It is an honor to keep a few of her memories in mine.

I'm reminded of the saying "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." This picture is one of the few I have of Marge. She is on the right side of the pole. It makes me smile.

Tim Stone

30 junio , 2020

On July 5, 2010, I had the privilege of visiting the grounds of the one room schoolhouse Marge Edwards attended as a child. It is literally not near anything in western South Dakota. She told us stories of how she'd walk to school, avoiding the cattle that seemed to dislike her presence, and unlike most "back when I was a kid..." stories, this one was absolutely true. Her walk to school was overland in backcountry. Her stories were fascinating.

As we were walking around, this pole swing caught our attention. I couldn't believe it was even still there. She used to play on this swing during recess. We urged her to take a turn, but it doesn't work with just one person because it's out of balance. So her brother Ray, and her sister Eileen, who also attended the same school, grabbed handles, took a couple of running steps, and they were all kids once again. It was a magical, sacred moment.

At that time, I wrote this about that moment: "One of the most beautiful experiences of my life was to watch these adults, retired and enjoying their golden years, return to the prairie one room schoolhouse they attended as children and take another spin on the swings. Their grandchildren had just done the same. I watched two generations make a deep connection that day. And I found new hope that the child inside of me can live as long as I do."

We lost Marge Thursday, June 25th, just ten days shy of ten years from that day on the South Dakota prairie. She was a remarkable woman who succumbed to the insidious tragedy of Alzheimer's Disease. Such a loss is unspeakably difficult. It is an honor to keep a few of her memories in mine.

I'm reminded of the saying "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." This picture is one of the few I have of Marge. She is on the right side of the pole. It makes me smile.

Hannah Newble

29 junio , 2020

Home has always been wherever you are. There’s not enough words in the dictionary to describe my love for you. Your love and patience for people is unmatched. It didn’t matter if they were children that belonged to her family, kids from down the street, or random strangers. Your kindness and love for people transcended fear, prejudice, and judgement. You would worry yourself about other people’s lives and situations but be right there to walk you through those moments. To hold u when u cried, to say nothing and sit with you in silence when you couldn’t talk, belly laugh out loud with u, and just be present. As gentle and tender of a woman that she was; you are fierce in defense of your family and what was right. Stern and unmovable in the face of injustice. You fought for all peoples right to humanity whether you knew them or not. You werent afraid to stand up and fight for what was right even tho many perceived her as soft spoken. Grandma you could find the beauty in anyone and anything. From a small flower growing in the crack of the sidewalk to a beautiful lake. I will draw from your quiet strength as I walk my journey. You were so grateful for everything you had, but also willing to give it away in a heartbeat to someone in need. A trusted wife, sister, friend, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, cousin, aunt. You are a beautiful example of Gods heart concerning his people. I can only hope I can be half as sweet of lady as you. Half as bold. Half as unafraid and courageous. As I told u countless times and on ur last day on earth with us, I’m still with you beautiful and you will always be with me. I already miss our living room concerts of me using the remote as a mic and you being my biggest fan and smiling and just watching intently. I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck. What a privilege to have known and get to love you. You are the shine to my sun. The whip cream on the biggest ice cream sundae. Rest in paradise my queen. Speak to me

Chris & Susan Lincoln

29 junio , 2020

To Randy and the Edwards Family,

We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your mother and Edwards family matriarch Marjorie. Please accept our deepest condolences in this difficult time for you and your family. We share your pain and are here for you in any way. It is exceptionally clear how special of a person Marjorie was and how much she is deeply loved by everyone in the entire Edwards family. Just know a mother’s love is alive forever and lives on in the lessons she taught, the patience she gave, and in the hearts of the children she raised. May you find comfort for each other in the strength and love of your wonderful family and know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless
Chris & Susan
Crown Point, Indiana

Gwendolyn Sherrod

28 junio , 2020

To the family, I pray God 's peace and comfort guide you all. May the love and memories of Ms. Marjorie bring your family comfort and joy, until you see her again with the Father in heaven .
Love
Gwendolyn Sherrod

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