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Marjorie F. Leefers died at her home on Sunday, June 18, 2023, at the age 92. She was born September 8, 1930, in Gillespie, IL. to Paul and Zelma (Besanceney) Lancaster. Marjorie was married June 23, 1951, in Gillespie to James D. Leefers of Carlinville. He preceded her in death in 2013. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brother Bob and his wife Naomi, an infant sister Betty, and sister-in-law, Daisy Lancaster. Marjorie graduated from Gillespie High School in 1948. She worked at Lesem's Dept. Store in Gillespie from 1948-1951. She then worked in Carlinville, at Walker's Dime Store, and Montgomery Wards Order Office. From 1962-1989 she worked fro Schien Body and Equipment Co. as a bookkeeper. She then worked for Konneker-Brown from 1990 until she retired in June of 1994. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ where she served on several committees including volunteering at the Carlinville Food Pantry. She was a Charter Member of the Elk's Ladies Organization and held several offices in that organization. She was chosen by the Carlinville Elk's Lodge and the West Central District in 1999-2000 as Elk Lady of the Year. In February 2000 she was honored by the Carlinville Elk's Lodge with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Marge enjoyed collecting news articles on family and friends and many other items in scrapbooks. She also kept a lot of information on the Elk's Organization for her husband Jim. She did a great deal of research on family genealogy of both sides of her and Jim's families. She enjoyed sewing, making blankets and quilts for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She also liked putting puzzles together. Her happiest times were when the family would get together for a pot-luck dinner. She loved watching the grandchildren and great-grandchildren all play ball, hunt Easter Eggs, open Christmas presents and have fun all together. She loved traveling to the Elk's National Conventions with her husband Jim. It gave her a chance to see so many different fascinating ways of life. She also liked to collect small pencil sharpeners which she had over 300 at one time and Pillsbury dough-boy items, along with going to auctions with Jim and collecting Fostoria Glass. She is survived by two sons Paul D. (Holly) of Litchfield, IL., and James L. (Tina) of Coffeen, IL., a daughter Gail (Jack) Sanson of Carlinville, IL., five grandchildren, Michelle (Doug) Wernsing of Litchfield, IL., Karie (Greg) Pollard, of Girard, IL., Adam Leefers and his partner Katie Barnhart of Grand Rapids, MI., Matthew (Alicia) Leefers of Dalton City, IL., and A.J. (Abby) Sanson of Wentzville, MO. Her six great-grandchildren are Landon Paul Wernsing and Carter Dean Wernsing of Litchfield, IL., Henry Cole Pollard of Girard, IL., Nolan James Leefers of Dalton City, IL., Reilly Grace Sanson of Wentzville, MO., and Aiden Wayne Barnhart Leefers of Grand Rapid, MI. She also leaves behind a brother Bill Lancaster of Gillespie, IL., as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be Thursday, June 22, 2023, at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, IL from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am. on Friday, June 23, 2023, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Carlinville, IL. Burial will be in Moore Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Church of Christ, Carlinville, IL. Please visit to leave condolences or light a candle in her memory. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.
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Funeral Service

10:30 am
Friday, June 23, 2023
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
202 E. Main
Carlinville, Illinois, United States

Interment Information

Moore Cemetery
15975 Moore Cemetery Road
Carlinville, Illinois, United States
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