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Marion M. Southern


1924 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Marion M. Southern Obituary
January 31, 1924 - November 18, 2016 Marion Marie Southern passed away at the age of 92, on November 18, in Los Angeles, CA. Marion was born in Fairbury, Illinois, and was the eldest, daughter of Frank "Les" and Marie Somerville. She loved cooking, sewing, riding her bike, and writing "fan letters" to celebrities. Marion graduated from Fairbury Township High School. She later moved to Chicago, IL, where she met her future husband, Ransom Southern. They married in 1954, moved to Los Angeles, and raised two children, Gregory and Rhonda. Marion loved spending time in her garden. Everyone always commented on her flare for fashion, and her beautiful skin. She was extremely knowledgeable in current events in every area from celebrity news to politics. Marion retired after 35 years as a Clerk Typist with the Armed Forces Entrance and Examining Station. Following Ransom's passing in 2004, Marion became more active in senior club activities and loved spending time with family. Marion was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills, CA. She will be missed by her son Gregory (Mayra), their children Lindsay, Randy (Kassandra) and Camille; daughter Rhonda (Brian) Shaw, their children Matthew and Brendan; sisters Ferne Somerville (IL) and Frankie Travis (IL), great-grandson Michael, and loving nieces and nephews.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 16 to Dec. 18, 2016
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