Marjorie R. Emerson, 80 yrs old of Taylorville, passed away at 12:35pm on Monday, October 21, 2013 in Springfield. She was born in Owensboro, KY on April 3, 1933 the daughter of Rev. William and Ruth Swartzwelder. She married Melvin Emerson on May 22, 1954 in Paris, IL. Marjorie was a graduate of Jacksonville High School in Jacksonville, IL and graduated as a registered nurse from Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Springfield, IL in 1954. Mrs. Emerson was a retired registered nurse, having worked at Memorial Hospital in Springfield, St. Vincent’s in Taylorville, Wagner Castings, Co in Decatur, IL and Intracorp Rehabilitation Co in Springfield before establishing  her own business as an industrial rehabilitation nurse in the private sector dealing with Worker’s Compensation cases in IL and MO before her retirement in December 1995. Mrs. Emerson was a member of the Chatham United Methodist Church where she attended regularly with her two granddaughters and was a devoted wife to her loving husband, Melvin and enjoyed 59 yrs of happiness together.  She is survived by her husband Melvin. Daughter: Susan(Timothy) Nation of Springfield, IL.  Sons: Randyl (Sherry) Emerson of Mahomet, IL,  Ronald (Sharon) Emerson of Cordova, TN and Richard (Laurie) Emerson of Olathe, KS. Brothers: William Swartz and Robert Swartz. Mrs. Emerson is also survived by her grandchildren: Jon and fiancée Melissa of Mahomet, IL  Seth (Ramey) Emerson of Mahomet, IL , Gregory (Jennifer) Emerson of Overland Park, KS, Jessica and Fiance Joel Nation of St. Louis, MO, Samantha (companion Amy) Nation of Springfield, IL and Jordan Emerson of Olathe, KS. She is also survived by four great grandchildren as well as a niece: Cynthia Randolph of Jacksonville and several other nieces, nephews and cousins.  Visitation will be held on October 24, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral services will be held on October 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with burial following at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville . Rev. Sara Isbell will be officiating. Memorial donations for Marjorie Emerson should go to the Chatham United Methodist Church at 104 W. Chestnut, Chatham, IL 62629.

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