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Marjorie M. Phelps

May 4, 1928 — November 4, 2016

Marjorie M. Phelps, 88, of Monmouth, passed away at 10:05 a.m., Friday, November 4, 2016 at Heartland Health Care Center, Galesburg, IL.

She was born on May 4, 1928 in Ophiem, IL, the daughter of Henry F. and Emma E. (Schmalriede) Krug. Marjorie was raised and educated in Kirkwood and graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1946. She then graduated from Galesburg Cottage Hospital School of Nursing, and later from Monmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Science in 1955.

Marjorie married S. David Phelps on August 30, 1958 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Kirkwood, IL. He preceded her in death on May 28, 2006.

Marjorie was a mother and homemaker. Once her children were grown, she returned to nursing, working at local hospitals, home health, nursing homes, and finding her true calling as a school nurse. She was most recently the school nurse for Monmouth School District # 38 for 20 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of Faith United Presbyterian Church in Monmouth, where she served as Deacon, taught Sunday school, and Wednesday Night Live. Marjorie was a member of the Illinois School Nurses Association, Monmouth Education Association, IEA, Crimson Clan; Beta Beta Beta Biology Fraternity, and Home & Community Education Association-Jennie Killey Unit President. Marjorie enjoyed quilting, watercolor painting, crafts, and exercising with her friends at the YMCA.

Surviving Marjorie is her children; Timothy D. (Sharon Nagai) Phelps of Monmouth, Kirk W. (Linda) Phelps of St. Ansgar, Ia., and Ann E. Phelps of Monmouth. Also surviving are her grandchildren; Garet W. Phelps of St. Ansgar, Sarah L. Phelps of St. Ansgar, Ia, one brother, Donald D. (Caroline) Krug of Cameron, IL, one cousin, Paula Wright of Pinckneyville, IL, several nieces and nephew.

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

Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 7, 2016 at Faith United Presbyterian Church, Monmouth. Visitation will be 3:00-5:00 p.m., Sunday, November 6, 2016 at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service with interment in Monmouth Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be made to Faith United Presbyterian Church.


Sunday, November 06, 2016
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory
1007 N G St
Monmouth, Illinois 61462

Funeral Service

Monday, November 07, 2016
10:00 AM

Faith United Presbyterian Church
200 South 8th Street
Monmouth, Illinois 61462

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