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Marjorie F. Wadsworth

Published: Friday, July 12, 2013 11:29 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013 12:59 p.m. CDT

Marjorie Fay Wadsworth, 87, of Newton, passed away Monday morning, July 8, 2013, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.  

Marjorie, the daughter of Estes and Sadie Marie (Harris) Meyer, was born Nov. 15, 1925, on the farm in rural Newton. She graduated from the Newton Senior High School and attended AIB in Des Moines, DMACC and later Drake University.  

On July 5, 1945, Marjorie was united in marriage with Perry D. Wadsworth in Newton. She was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a mail handler, retiring after 33 years as a supervisor in Des Moines. She committed her life to Christ, her family and friends, and was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ. She was involved as a Sunday school teacher, hospice volunteer and in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Marjorie will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.  

Those left to honor Marjorie’s memory include her son and daughter-in-law, Steven P. and Rita Wadsworth of Newton; her nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her sister Dorothy (Leo) Lickey of Newton; and a brother Norman Meyer also of Newton.  

Visitation with the family will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton, with graveside services to follow at 2 p.m. at Newton Union Cemetery, Veteran’s Section. Memorials are being designated in Marjorie’s name.   

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Perry on June 26, 1983; a daughter Susan Hagen; her brothers: Carroll, Robert, Melvin, Gerald and Dennis Dean; and her sisters: Lucille Retinghouse, Berdine Johnson and her twin sister Madge Spieker. 

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.pencefh.com.

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