Marjorie J. Gillett, 86 of Tolono, IL, passed away at 7:44 PM Thursday, May 20, 2021, at Carle Hospital, Champaign, IL.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Freese Funeral Home, 407 N. Bourne, Tolono, IL from 10:00-11:00 AM followed by a graveside service in Bailey Memorial Cemetery, Tolono at 11:30 AM with Rev. Carlos A. Lonberger, II officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, July 16, 2021, at Champaign First Church of the Nazarene
Marjorie was born October 22, 1934 at Scotland, IL, a daughter of Howard and Leona Phipps. She married Wayne Gillett on May 6, 1972 who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death is a son, Carlos A. Lonberger, I. Since 2019, she has resided and received care and support from Arbor Rose Memory Care Facility, Tolono, IL.
Surviving are four children: Rebecca (Scott) Hoffman of Maryville, TN, Kathleen (Chuck) Glasco of Rockford, IL, Carol (Steve) Taylor of Ottawa, IL, and Earl (Tami) Gillett of Stockton, CA, daughter-in-law Becky (Carlos) Lonberger of Tolono, IL, 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Marjorie was highly revered by her family and friends for her wisdom, support, and humor to those she loved and cared for. A life-long prayer warrior and supporter of her local church, she was a cherished mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, lovingly called, Grandma Geep, [Grandma Great] by the little great-grandchildren. Her influence and impact on others will be greatly missed.
Memorials may be made to Arbor Rose Memory Care Facility, c/o Connie Harrington, 503 S. Bourne St., Tolono, IL 61880.
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