East Moline, Illinois
Marjorie E. Curry, 95, of East Moline, Illinois, died Sunday, May 25, 2008, in Silver Cross Nursing Center, Rock Island, Illinois.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday in First Presbyterian Church, East Moline, with The Reverend Rebecca Sherwood officiating. Burial is in Rose Lawn Memorial Estate, Moline. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline, and one hour before service at the church. Memorials may be made to the church.
The former Marjorie Evelyn Long was born November 17, 1912, in Rural Township, Rock Island County, Illinois, the daughter of Lester E. and Henrietta M. (Schoening) Long. She graduated from Sherrard Community High School in 1931, where she was active in 4-H, winning many awards and showing live stock at shows as far away as Chicago. She married Kenneth L. Curry on March 30, 1941, in Davenport, Iowa. He died September 24, 2000. She was co-founder of Ken Curry Construction in 1944, and remained active in the company until the mid-1960?s.
Marj was an active member on the Board of Education at Wells School in East Moline. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, East Moline, for 54 years, and was very involved with the Presbyterian Women?s organization. She served on the Board of Ruling Elders and as a Deacon, and often provided rides to church for those who couldn?t drive. For many years, she had a large garden and many fruit trees. She loved to can and provide fruits and vegetables to her family and friends. Her applesauce and freezer strawberry jam were special favorites of her grandchildren. She loved playing Bingo at Friendship Manor and enjoyed drawing and crocheting until her arthritis interfered.
Marj is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Carol Curry of East Moline; three grandchildren and their spouses, Kyle and Stacy Curry of St. Paul, Minnesota, Clayton and Susan Curry of East Moline, and Catherine and Brian McKeag of Moline; four great-grandchildren, Keely, Alexander, Madelyn and Daphne Curry; and a nephew, Paul Price Jr. of Aledo. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Gerald Curry, a sister, Grace Price, and a brother, Raymond Long.
Marj?s family wishes to thank the staff at Silver Cross Nursing Center for their love and care.
Friends are invited to share a story about Marj or light a candle in her memory at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.