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Marjorie Meils

August 14, 1926 — March 9, 2017

Marjorie "Marge" L. Meils, 90, of Washington, IL formerly of Varna, died March 9, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis in Peoria.

Born on August 14, 1926 to the late Claire and Ethel (McCuskey) Morgan, she married Deloss L. Meils in Amboy, IL on August 21, 1949. Deloss passed on October 9, 1994.

Marjorie was a teacher for over 40 years. She began her teaching career in a one room school house, moving on to first and second grades in LaRose, followed by 5th grade in the LowPoint-Washburn School District. Teaching was her passion and she loved every child she taught in her career. In 1992 she was listed in The Who's Who Among America's Teachers, selected by her students. She served as the Secretary and Past President of the IL Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of Crow Meadow Presbyterian Church where she served as Clerk of Session, Elder, Youth Leader, and Sunday School teacher. She was a Red Hatter in Roanoke, Illinois.

She is survived by her daughter Shirley (Ron Stear) Meils of Hanna City; son-in-law Doug Bachman of Roanoke; grandchildren Danielle Bachman of Eureka; Matthew (Alecia) Bachman of Secor; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved very much. She was also preceded in death by daughter Debbie Bachman, one sister, and one brother.

Service will be held Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11 am at Crow Meadow Presbyterian Church in LaRose . A visitation will be held one hour prior. Burial will be in the Fort Dever Cemetery in rural Washburn. Memorials can be made to the St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Runners, The Baby Fold in Bloomington, or to the Crow Meadow Presbyterian Church. Online condolences can be left at


MAR 13. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Crow Meadow Presbyterian Church
LaRose, IL

Funeral Service

MAR 13. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Crow Meadow Presbyterian Church
LaRose, IL

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