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Obituary for Marion L. Farndale
MARION L. FARNDALE, 87, of Prophetstown, IL, died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, IL. Marion was born August 11, 1926, in Manlius, IL, to Stacy H. and Lena Minnie (Berge) Johnson. She graduated from Prophetstown High School and attended the Chicago Business College. On September 29, 1946 she married Richard W. Farndale in Prophetstown. He died March 23, 2007. Marion worked for many years as a secretary for the former Eclipse Lawnmower Co. in Prophetstown. She then worked for the former Penberthy Co. in Prophetstown, as well as a bookkeeper for her husband"s business, Richards Texaco. She was a longtime member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ of Prophetstown, and also the Prophetstown Country Club. She loved to travel and golf. She enjoyed shopping, and in her earlier years, bowling. Marion was an avid reader and belonged to a book club. She was very active in various social circles, always in touch with her family and friends, volunteering for many years at the church and nursing home. Most recently, she was helping serve for Pat"s table. Survivors include many nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law; Evelyn Johnson and Rosemary Buege; one special friend, Arlyn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick; one sister, Mary Jane Glassburn; two brothers, Virden and Delmar Johnson.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11:00 AM " Saturday " October 5, 2013 " at the First Congregational United Church of Christ " Prophetstown, ILOFFICIATING: Rev. Andy Ploenzke " Pastor at First Congregational United Church of Christ " Prophetstown, ILVISITATION: 9:00 AM until the time of the service " Saturday, October 5, 2013THE BOSMA-GIBSON FUNERAL HOME, 320 Lafayette Street, Prophetstown, IL, is in charge of arrangementsINTERMENT: Riverside Cemetery " Prophetstown, IL