IN MY LIFE Marjorie Louise Sledge Memorial December-17-2015

by: Tim Hattrick     Published on: 16 December 2015

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Marjorie Louise Sledge, 89, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 12:45 P.M. Saturday, December 12, 2015 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born Monday, October 4, 1926 in Jefferson County, Illinois to parents, Walter J. and Rosa (Ford) Bean. She married Jimmie A. Sledge on June 8, 1948 in Mount Vernon, Illinois and he preceded her in death on June 13, 1992. Marjorie is survived by her son: Alan Sledge of Phoenix, Arizona and daughter: Jeri Sledge of Tempe, Arizona. Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews also survive; including, niece: Gladys Reynolds of Colorado Springs, Colorado.Her parents, husband, and one brother: Auburn J. Bean preceded her in death.Marjorie worked as a legal secretary for C.E. Brehm Oil Co. for 34 years. She spent many years creating original oil and watercolor artwork on canvas, of which her greatest love was painting oil landscapes. She was a member of Central Christian Church in Mount Vernon, a lifelong member of the Mount Vernon Elks (B.P.O.E.) Lodge 819, a lifelong member of the Gun and Sportsman’s Club, and the AMVETS Auxiliary. Marjorie served a number of years as the treasurer for Wolf Prairie Cemetery and was an avid Saint Louis Cardinals fan.