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Family Funeral Care

4925 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN

OBITUARY

Marguerite Elanora Tansey

March 27, 1932September 2, 2019

Marguerite Elanora (Reckenbecker) Tansey, 87, of Memphis, TN passed away in Floyds Knobs, IN on September 2, 2019. She was born to the late Milton and Mary (Holden) Reckenbecker on March 27, 1932 in Memphis, TN. Marguerite graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1950 and went on to marry the love of her life, George Tansey in 1952. She retired in 1990 from the banking industry where she worked for the First Tennessee, Union Bank and Trust, and the First American Bank. Marguerite enjoyed perusing estate sales for treasures, daily walks around her neighborhood in Midtown Memphis, attending mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and playing cards and checkers. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and had an incredible gift of making everyone feel special and loved. She endlessly entertained those close to her with her quick wit and amusing banter. Marguerite was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, George Tansey, Sr.; siblings, Thomas Reckenbecker, Pauline Hastings; and daughter-in-law, Teresa Tansey. Marguerite is survived by her sons, George (Cheryl) Tansey, Jr., Timothy (Karen) Tansey, Patrick (Bettye) Tansey; 9 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive guests on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Family Funeral Care from 5 to 7 pm. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 10 am. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Memphis with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery.

The family requests that contributions in Marguerite’s memory be made to the American Heart Assoc. or Relay for Life.

  • FAMILY

  • George Tansey, Jr. (Cheryl), Son
  • Timothy Tansey (Karen), Son
  • Patrick Tansey (Bettye), Son
  • Nine (9), Grandchildren
  • Eleven (11), Great-grandchildren
  • Along with her parents, Milton and Mary (Holden) Reckenbecker, she is preceded in death by her husband, George Tansey, Sr.; siblings, Thomas Reckenbecker, Pauline Hastings; and daughter-in-law, Teresa Tansey.
  • DONATIONS

  • American Heart Association
  • Relay for Life

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 10, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

Memories

Marguerite Elanora Tansey

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Carole Conrique

September 6, 2019

Mrs Tansey was always so sweet and loving to me and my family. She will be greatly missed by her Family and close friends. I’m so happy she can now be reunited with her husband . Now they both can be guardian angels for all of their loved ones left here on this Earth . God bless you Marguerite!!

Marcella Jackson

September 6, 2019

Marguerite was a very special lady. We were neighbors for several years as our boys were growing up together. In later years we lost touch but I though of her so often with so much love. She was always such a pure joy and has joined her beloved George.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY