Marjory J. Chism, 92, of Carlinville, and formerly of Chesterfield, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Heritage Manor in Carlinville.
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She was born Feb. 28, 1920, in Chesterfield, the daughter of Eldon and Opal (Gahr) Duckels. She married C. Thomas Chism on Dec. 25, 1946, in Chesterfield, and he preceded her in death April 28, 1998.
Surviving are three children, John "Jack" (Susan) Chism of Greenville, Rosemary (Dennis) Jordan of Chesterfield and Christine "Christy" (Charles) Coates of Decatur; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Michael "Mick" Chism and one sister, Melba (William) Wood.
Mrs. Chism was an active member of the Chesterfield Church for many years, and a member of the Rockbridge Methodist Church in latter years. She enjoyed hobbies such as painting, sewing, building furniture, traveling and reading. She had been a beautician for many years. She loved her children and grandchildren, and took every oppurtunity to spend time with them. She was a gracious hostess, welcoming anyone into her home, especially around meal time.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Carlinville United Methodist Church where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday. Burial will follow at the Chism Cemetery near Chesterfield. Memorials are suggested to "In Faith" Ministries, the
or the Rockbridge United Methodist Church. The Shields-Bishop Funeral Home in Greenfield is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Nov. 17, 2012