Marjorie A. Hedgspeth


MENDOTA - Marjorie A. Hedgspeth, 85, of Mendota died Jan. 29, 2018 at the Mendota Lutheran Home.

Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at Holy Cross Church, Mendota with Rev. Peter Pilon officiating. Burial will be at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota.

Marjorie was born Oct. 23, 1932 in Mendota to Adolph and Emma (Kratz) Goubeaux. She married Cecil Hedgspeth on April 30, 1955 at Holy Cross Church. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include three daughters, Sally Hedgspeth and Helen (Dan) Lemmer, both of Mendota and Robin Hedgspeth of Peru; one son, Willliam (Kathy) Hedgspeth of Port Byron; one granddaughter, Kari; two great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Rita (Ron) Lilja of Mendota, Donna McKee of St. Paul, Minn. and Mary Jane Hilt of DeKalb.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two brothers.

Marjorie was a member of Holy Cross Church. She graduated from Mendota High School in 1950 and received her RN degree from St. Charles School of Nursing in Aurora. She was employed by Mendota Community Hospital in the OB Department for 44 years, before retiring in 1998.

Memorials may be directed to OSF St. Paul Medical Center, Mendota or the donor’s choice.

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