Marjorie Jean Van Wormer, age 87, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on April 15, 2018, at Parkcliffe Memory Community. She was born August 23, 1930 in Toledo, OH to Joe Dan and Marjorie (Emmert) Ridenour.
Margie attended DeVilbiss High School. She worked as a floral designer and then as a seamstress at Jobst for many years. She later acquired her real estate license and was a realtor with Danberry and DiSalle, after which she retired to stay home and raise her grandson Steven. Margie had many gifts and interests. She was a talented artist, loved gardening, was an avid reader and antique collector. She enjoyed spending time at her cottage on Hemlock Lake with her kids and grandkids. Anyone who knew her well, would never think of interrupting during an episode of Jeopardy. She had a true love of nature and horticulture that was evident in the beautiful trees and flower gardens she planted. Margie was also a creative writer and had articles published in local newspapers.
Margie was preceded in death by her parents and beloved husband “Bobby”. Left to cherish her memory are her children; John (Brenda) Kennedy, Steven Kennedy, Charles (Diana) Kennedy, Kyle Armstrong (Jessica), Kim (Gordon) Kennedy-Schultz; grandchildren, Angie, Christie, Sean, Steven, Brian, Jessica, Scott, Zack, Luke, Haley, Courtney; great-grandchildren, Chelsie, Austin, Christopher, Emma and Brett; stepchildren, David and Linda Van Wormer as well as her sister, Mary Joe (Clayton) Maurice and aunt/friend Lloyd Doran.
Interment will be private, but friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Margie’s Life to take place May 19, 12-4 p.m. at Providence Lutheran Church, 8131 Airport Highway, Holland, OH, 43528. The family has suggested memorials for Margie go to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) or the National CASA Association (www.casaforchildren.org). Margie’s family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at the Parkcliffe Community and Ohio Living Hospice for the excellent care and kind support. Arrangements entrusted to the Urbanski’s Bedford Funeral Chapel. Temperance, MI.