Marjorie Lea Shaffer

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Marjorie Lea Shaffer, 75, of the Good Samaritan Home, died at 6:05 a.m. Tuesday (July 29, 2014) in the home.

She was born Jan. 21, 1939, in Quincy, a daughter of Jesse and Ola Tina Hibbert Tournear. She first married Harold Howard and later married William Shaffer.

Marjorie had been employed cleaning homes and worked at various Quincy businesses, including Motorola, Micro Energy and Harris Corp., from where she retired in September of 2006.

She was of the Christian faith.

She loved dancing at the American Legion on Sunday nights and at the VFW as well. Marjorie enjoyed collecting dolls and listening to country music classics; her favorite artist was George Jones.

Survivors include her four children, Brenda Howard Johnson and her husband, Mike, Daniel Howard, Pennie Shaffer Sparks and her husband, Rich, all of Quincy, and Jesse Shaffer and his wife, Heidi, of Fowler; 10 grandchildren, twins, Brooke Little of Quincy and Tyler Little of Rochester, Minn., Miki Johnson, Ashlen and Alex Johnson, all of Quincy, Kerry Howard, Jordin Sparks and his wife, Kira, Kaylea Sparks, all Quincy, Zachary Shaffer and his wife, Amber, of Clayton and Isabella Shaffer of Fowler; two great-granddaughters, Mylan Shaffer and Jailyn Akers, both of Clayton; a brother, Robert Tournear and his wife, Charlotte, of LaGrange, Mo.; sisters, Maxine Prisner and her husband, Chester, of Palmyra, Mo., and Arlene Cecil of Quincy; a brother-in-law, Pat Clow; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Carolyn Clow; two nephews, Dave Crooks and Chuck Tournear; and a niece, Kim Lennox.

SERVICES: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home with Chaplain James Riley conducting. Interment will be in Quincy Memorial Park.

VISITATION: 5-7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Adams County Chapter of the .

ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.


Condolences may be expressed online at
Funeral Home
Duker & Haugh Funeral Home
823 Broadway Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-1011
Funeral Home Details
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from July 30 to Aug. 1, 2014
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