Obituaries

Marjorie M. Moran

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SARASOTA, Fla. – Marjorie M. Moran, 82, of Sarasota (formerly of Rock Falls) passed peacefully Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Marjorie was born May 11, 1935, in Elgin, the daughter of Paul and Helen Deak.

She was married to the love of her life, the late Edwin K. Moran, and is survived by her children, Greg (Joan) Moran of Sterling, Jan Jordan of Sarasota, and Margo (Jon) Empen of Dixon; grandchildren, Michael (Kim) Jordan and Joshua (Madison Wells) Jordan; great-grandchildren, Harper and Paxton Jordan, and Brylee White; and one sister-in-law, Joan (Bud) McCallister of Kearny, Arizona.

She graduated from University High School in Normal. Margo was active in raising her children, supporting the school system, a lifetime election judge, and devoted her life to community service. After retirement, she and Ed moved to Longboat Key, Florida, and managed Cook’s Holiday Lodge. They always wanted to serve and better their community by being active, and were participating members of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce. Marge was a Chamber Ambassador. Marge also worked for Florida Vacation Connection, Club Bamboo, Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, and the Longboat Observer. Marge was active in Jazzercize until 2 years go, and loved being with “her jazzer-friends.” Marge touched the lives of everyone she met, and will always be remembered for her smile, optimism and kind personality.

A celebration of life to honor Marge will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Candlelight Inn in Rock Falls.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial is established to the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce.