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Marjorie V. King

July 29, 1921 — November 15, 2016

Marjorie V. King 95, of Grand Ridge passed away Tuesday morning (November 15th) at Pleasant View Luther Home in Ottawa.


A visitation will be held on Sunday from 2PM-5PM at the Grand Ridge Funeral Home.  


Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11AM at the Grand Ridge United Methodist Church.

Burial will be in Grand Ridge Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be Kyle DeWalt, Steve Brenbarger, Declan Cooney, Adam Poutre, Ryne Forth and Tim Geiger.


Marjorie was born on July 29, 1921 in Streator, IL to Lewis and Eva (Patterson) Antram.

She married Donald King on June 28, 1945.  He passed away December 30, 2004. 

Surviving are daughters, Nancy (Harvey) Shapiro of San Francisco, Patricia (Rick) Miller of Ottawa and Marsha DeWalt of Grand Ridge, 5 grandchildren, Amy Brenbarger, Elizabeth Cooney, Becky Poutre, Kyle DeWalt and Kelsey Forth, 5 great grandchildren, Caroline, Kerrigan, Ethan, Landry and Emerson and 1 great grandson due in March, 1 step great granddaughter, Kendra, 1 step great- great grandson, Payson and sister, June Kates of Grand Ridge, 4 nieces and 2 nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Doug DeWalt, brothers, Bill and Melvin in infancy, sister, Edna Scott, 2 brother-in-laws, Roy Kates and Maynard Scott and 1 sister-in-law, Vera Antram. 

Marjorie attended Grand Ridge Grade School and High School and graduated from Ottawa High School in 1939.  She graduated from beauty school in Bloomington in 1940.  She was a member of Grand Ridge United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Illinois Chapter N.S.D.A.R. since 1979. 

During World War II she was employed by the U.S Navy office as a secretary at the Seneca Shipyard.  After the war ended she was employed as a secretary at the Electronic Supply Office at the Great Lakes Naval Base. 

Marjorie loved her family, friends and a good book. She was an avid college basketball and NBA fan, especially the Bulls. She also enjoyed traveling and babysitting for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be directed in her name to the Grand Ridge United Methodist Church or the Grand Ridge Fire Department.


Grand Ridge Funeral Home

125 Sylvan Ave.

Grand Ridge, IL 61325




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