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 Marjorie R <I>Melton</I> McCrillis

Marjorie R Melton McCrillis

West York, Crawford County, Illinois, USA
Death 18 Feb 2015 (aged 89)
Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, Illinois, USA
Burial Palestine, Crawford County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 149685937 · View Source
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Marjorie R. McCrillis, 89, of Palestine, died at 11:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville.

She was born Aug. 18, 1925, in West York, Illinois, the daughter of Raymond Melton and Ruby Hicks Melton.

She worked as a clerk for Brown's Jewelry for four years, as well as the Robinson IGA for four years. She also worked at Phillippe Grocery for a time, as well as Bertram's Pharmacy and Marshall TRW.

She was a member of the Palestine First United Methodist Church, the Royal Neighbors and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed attending her husband's dance band The Music Makers, bowling, watching her kids play sports, embroidery and spending time with her family.

Marjorie married Gerald Reid McCrillis on April 5, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1987. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Eulalee Pinkstaff, her brother, Harry Gene Melton, and a granddaughter, Brittney Biernbaum.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Roger and Mary Ellen McCrillis, Bowie, Maryland, Alice Ann and Steve Wills, Sullivan, Indiana, Steve and Becky McCrillis, Palestine, Phoebe Biernbaum, Robinson and seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

A time of visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 24, with burial following in the Palestine Cemetery.

Taken from the Lawrence County Daily Record on Friday, February 20, 2015.




  • Created by: Barbara Bromm
  • Added: 23 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149685937
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Marjorie R Melton McCrillis (18 Aug 1925–18 Feb 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149685937, citing Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, Crawford County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Bromm (contributor 47643809) .