OBITUARY

Marjorie Morine Creek

October 11, 1930May 6, 2019
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Marjorie Morine Creek, 88, of East Peoria Ill passed away peacefully with her son by her side at 2:00pm on Monday, May 6, 2019 at Unity Point Methodist in Peoria Ill. She was born on October 11, 1930 in Adair County, Ky. Surviving is her son Tim Creek of Bellevue, WA along with his wife Kathy (Farley) Creek. Also surviving is her grandchildren Tucker, 27, Trevor 24, and Trenton, 21. She was preceded in death by her husband James Kenneth Creek, her son James Kevin, parents Kenneth Romine Robertson and Mary Ethel Watson , and her sister and brother-in-law Bobbie and Robert Wagner. Marge moved from Kentucky to the Peoria area in her early teens, attending and graduating from East Peoria Community HS. She was a working wife and mother. She worked for 24 ½ years in East Peoria school district 86 as a school secretary, first at Lincoln Elementary and then as the initial secretary at Shute Elementary. After retiring she continued to work part-time as the receptionist/secretary at the East Peoria Chamber of Commerce, helping to promote the business interest of her hometown. In fact much of her retirement years were devoted to serving her hometown community including involvement with the East Peoria Historical Society, the East Peoria Beautification Committee, the East Peoria Festival of Lights, VFW Auxiliary of East Peoria, and serving as an usher during performances at the EastLight Theater. This devotion to service lead to her being awarded numerous times by the city and also the state. The city council twice proclaimed “Marge Creek Day” in the city of East Peoria, first on January 25th, 1991 and again on September 5th, 2000. She was also awarded the “Illinois Older Worker Award” on September 5th, 2000. Finally Marge was honored with as the “East Peoria Citizen of the Year” for 2004. Marge was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of East Peoria and was as actively involved in church activities as she was in the community, especially the Young at Hearts group in her later years. She also enjoyed volunteering frequently at the Church Mouse Thrift Shop in Peoria. Her friends were a large part of her life. Marge was active with the River Valley Cloggers, the Red Hat Society, the East Peoria Women’s Club, the Fondulac Ladies Golf League and the Friday Morning Chatty Coffee Chicks. Fun times and laugher were a constant feature in her life story. Marge was also a devoted fan of the Green Bay Packers and St. Louis Cardinals, and fully enjoyed the give and take with friends who rooted for the Chicago Bears and Cubs that is unavoidable in central Illinois. Marge also enjoyed traveling, especially to the Seattle area to visit her grandsons. For nearly 30 years she made the trip, many years making the trip both in the summer with her sister Bobbie, and then also at Christmas time. There she attended countless baseball, football, and basketball games, birthday parties, graduations, Christmas musicals and the annual dinner at Buca Di Beppo restaurant. While in Seattle she would take trips throughout the Northwest, her favorite being to Cannon Beach, Oregon where she especially enjoyed nighttime fires on the beach. Marge also enjoyed taking planned bus trips with friends throughout the Midwest, visiting numerous nearby states for fun and festivities. Visitation will be Friday, May 17, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 600 East Washington Street in East Peoria or to the Church Mouse Thrift Shop, 600 W. Main Street in Peoria. You can view Marge’s obituary online at www.remmertfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Kenneth Romine Robertson, Father
  • Mary Ethel Watson, Mother
  • James Kenneth Creek, Husband
  • Tim and Kathy(Farley) Creek, Son
  • Tucker, Trevor and Trenton, Grandchildren
  • She was preceded in death by her husband James Kenneth Creek, her son James Kevin, parents Kenneth Romine Robertson and Mary Ethel Watson , and her sister and brother-in-law Bobbie and Robert Wagner.
  • DONATIONS

  • First Baptist Church
  • Church Mouse Thrift Shop

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 18, 2019

Memories

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Barb Sollberger

May 13, 2019

Marge was always supportive and had a smile for me. I loved when she read to a student of mine. She would make each child feel special. That student would come back to class with a smile on his or her face. It takes a special person to spend time with individuals and make a difference in their lives. She will truly be missed.

Ruth Sollberger

May 13, 2019

My sincere sympathy to all of you. I have so many memories, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Ruth Sollberger

Virginia Haberkorn Hajny

May 12, 2019

Condolences to Marge’s family, she was a wonderful lady and always knew you wherever she saw you. She did so much for East Peoria and area and will be missed.

Debra Stormer Todd

May 11, 2019

I was a Shute School student. Mrs. Creek was a very caring and loving woman. She had a wonderful life. She will be missed 💐

Dave Haskins

May 11, 2019

My condolences to her family, she was such a special lady. I first met her when I went to shute school in kindergarten and she was a good friend of my grandfather and worked with him at the chamber of commerce. She will be greatly missed.

Mary Lou Budke

May 11, 2019

Marge touched so many lives with a smile or hug. I saw her Saturday at the beautification committee flower sale. She wore a hat that she had made. She was having such a great day. My daughter got a great picture of her. She will be greatly missed by so many.

Leila (Henderson) Gary

May 11, 2019

She was one of the loveliest, most kind people I’ve ever met. Any injury or sickness was met with a comforting hug and reassurance. We were fortunate to have her watching over us at school.
Leila Gary - Shute School student 1982-1988

Tom Sander

May 11, 2019

Mrs. Creek was such a beautiful person. She embodied elegance and poise in everything she did at the school and outside of school. She always seemed to handle everything so gracefully. Amazing, loved and missed!

Deanna Brown

May 10, 2019

Mrs. Creek had a smile and kind words for every student at Shute School. She was a great listener, and I always wanted to share any special news that I had with her. I have a lot of great memories of her from my Shute School days. I am not surprised to read about all of the volunteer work that she did in her retirement. She was an amazing person!

Jim Jeremiah

May 10, 2019

God bless Marge Creek. She was the sweetest lady to all of us kids when we attended Shute school in the 80’s. She baked cookies and treats every day so when it was any child’s birthday Mr Knight could call the them to the desk to collect a free homemade sweet. I once scraped my face on the playground and while she treated my wound she calmed me right down and sang “jeepers creepers” to me.

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