Marjorie Gordon obituary 2021

Marjorie A. (Chapman) Gordon, 99, of Chillicothe passed away on Saturday morning, Jan. 23, 2021, at Heritage Health in Chillicothe.

Marge was born on Oct. 23, 1921, in Dallas City located in Hancock County, Illinois, to William F. and Marion F. (Bailey) Chapman. She married Sam Williams and later married Frank W. Gordon. He died on July 29, 1984.

Surviving are her children, Jerry L. Williams of Rochester, MN, Janet L. (John) Myers of Chillicothe and Linda K. (Mel) Witte of Chillicothe; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and 2 stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; parents; and sister, Lola Rook.

Marge worked in the business office with insurance billing for OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She enjoyed sewing and working in her yard. She was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church in Chillicothe. Mother led a full and active life and was a blessing to us all. 

The family would like to thank hospice and nurse Ruby for mother’s compassionate care.

Marge’s wishes were to be cremated and to have a celebration of life, which will be held at a later time. 

Memorials may be made to Chillicothe Community Needs Agency.

Marge’s online memorial website may be viewed at

Posted online on February 23, 2021