Marjorie R. Wirth died Thursday, December 20, 2018, at Hillcrest Home, Geneseo.
A memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 on Monday, January 7, 2019, at St Malachy's Church, Geneseo. There will be a visitation 30 minutes prior to the service. Due to unavailability of the church hall, there will be no luncheon.
Marjorie was born October 31, 1924, in Moline, the daughter of Anthony and Louise (Lievens) VanRyn.
Prior to her marriage, she worked as a secretary at Herman Nelson Corporation and later at John Deere. She married William L. Wirth on September 7, 1963, at Sacred Heart Church in Moline. They farmed near Osco for many years. William died March 29, 2011.
Marjorie was a faithful member of St. Malachy's Church, Geneseo. She enjoyed sewing, baking, gardening, and reading, and was fond of animals, especially cats. She loved to write letters and had many pen pals during her lifetime.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Virginia Wirth and John Delk of Charlotte, Iowa; sister-in law Shirley VanRyn of Moline; cousin Mildred Meersman of Moline; a niece and three nephews and their families; and childhood friend Mary Frances Halliday with whom she corresponded for over 80 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Anthony VanRyn, and sister Rita Tucker.