|Marjorie E. Sipes, age 90, of Woodhull, IL, died Friday, December 23, 2011 at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Services are 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at United Church of Woodhulll. Burial is in the Woodhull Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull where memorials may be left to United Church of Woodhull or Tri-County Ambulance. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
She was born July 16, 1921 near Woodhull, Illinois to Henry and Grace Huffman Maher. She graduated from Woodhull High School and married Vernon H. Sipes January 28, 1943 in Woodhull. He died May 14, 1988. She was a homemaker and reported local news for the Moline Dispatch for several years. She was a member of the United Church of Woodhull, War Mothers, WCTU and the Order of Eastern Star where she served as past worthy matron. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and reading.
Marjorie is survived by one daughter: Lois (Richard) Koftan of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, two sons: Robert (Rebecca) Sipes of Hudson, IL, James Sipes of Wiesbaden, Germany, 8 grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband, one brother, one sister, one sister in infancy and two great grandchildren preceded her in death.