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Reddick - Marjorie Elizabeth Glier, 87, a nurse to thousands and mother of 11 children, died December 24, 2013 at the Reddick farm of her daughter and son-in-law, Caroline and Rob Webster.
Marjorie had a 50-year career as a nurse in the Washington D.C. area, and moved to Ocala in 2012. She was a delighted honorary member of the Thoroughbred community and became a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church.
Marjorie grew up in Rockville Centre, N.Y. as Marjorie Hickey. In 1947, she graduated from St. Vincent's Hospital School of Nursing (New York, N.Y.), and married Clifford T. Glier, a veteran. While at St. Vincent's as a nursing student, she had the courage to work in the polio wards in New York City, battling a disease that claimed the life of her roommate and hundreds of others.
Marjorie had courage, but she was also blessed with resolve and patience as mother to 11 children in a one-bath home in Fairfax, VA. Cliff and Marjorie moved from New York to Fairfax in 1954 and she was active in Little League, the Potomac Rose Society and her neighborhood of Westmore. In the 1960s she would work a hospital shift of 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., then come home and get her children off to school before resting and getting up to welcome them home from school. She later moved to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Her surviving children are Michael Glier of Jamestown, Rhode Island, John Glier of Chicago, Illinois, Marianne Millensifer of Seattle, Wa., Joan Hughes of Haymarket, Va., Elizabeth Richards Schwartz of Carnation, Wa., Marge Glier of Gainesville, Va., Cliff Glier of Manassas, Va., Ray Glier of Decatur, Ga., Gerry Glier of Middleburg, Va., and Caroline Webster of Reddick/Ocala, Fl. She is also survived by her brothers, Jon Hickey of Massapequa, N.Y., and Tom Hickey of New York, N.Y. She had 21 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Her son, Tom, of Pompano Beach, Fl., preceded her in death in 2002.
Marjorie lived a meaningful life as a devoted Catholic. She lived by, and practiced, a simple message of "feed the poor, comfort the sick" and was always giving of herself to others.
Funeral services are planned for a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Marjorie's memory to the Brother's Keeper outreach ministry of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 5 SE 17th Street, Ocala, 34471, or to Hospice of Marion County, 3231 SW 34th Ave., Ocala, FL, 34474.
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2013
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