Marjorie D. Nix (91) of Effingham


Published on February 27 2013 7:49 am

Marjorie D. Nix, 91, of Olney, Illinois passed away at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Evergreen Nursing Home in Effingham.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday March 2 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Olney with Reverend Father Jerry Wirth officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Summers-Kistler Funeral Home, Olney. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Olney. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School or Olney Public Library.

She was born April 29, 1921 in Richland County, the daughter of Leo Joseph and Louise Marie (Flock) Dehlinger. She grew up on a farm in Preston Township and graduated from Olney Township High School in 1939. She graduated from Sanford Brown Business College in St. Louis, Mo. She worked as a stenographer and last worked at Country Mutual Insurance Company and retired after 35 years of service. She married Leo George Nix November 22, 1947 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. He preceded her in death November 10, 1993. Marjorie loved reading, poetry, painting, and her cats. Marjorie was the founding member of Tops Club IL 1374 and a lifetime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include sons, Tom (wife Joyce) Nix of Olney, Frank (wife Joanie) Nix of Jasper, Ala. and Brad (wife Joanna) Nix of Olney; daughters, Beverly (husband Don) Thoele of Effingham, Ramona (husband Mike) Suba of Winnemucca, Nev.; Phyllis (husband John) Kiefer of Franklin, Ky., Marita (husband John) Boyce of Wildwood, Mo. and Teresa (husband Ken) Fincher of Elburn; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Alvin Dehlinger; one infant son, David, and son, Ron Nix.