Marjory A. HethornMarjory A. Hethorn, 83, quietly passed away on February 5, 2015, at Eagle’s Nest Adult Foster Care Home, Eagle, MI, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.  She was born on May 17, 1931, to William and Frances Haight.  She graduated from Sexton High School and studied at Michigan State University.  Marjory worked for 17 years for Dr. Werth, DDS.  On February 1, 1980, she married Mack Hethorn and her family grew from 5 children to 9.  She enjoyed playing bridge, card games, cooking, needlework, golf and travel.  She and Mack spent many years splitting their time between Blue Lake, MI and New Port Richey, FL.

Survived by her loving husband, Mack; sister, Judy (Larry) Litterst, St. Cloud, MN; children, Jim Rogers, David Rogers, Rhonda (Gary) Lewis, Ann Rogers, Patty Mitchell; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.  Extended family, Rick Hethorn, Hollie (Steve) McCafferty, Paul Hethorn, 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Marjory was preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Robert Bruegger; and son, Gregory Hethorn.

A very special thank you to the Eagle’s Nest Adult Foster Care Home for their kind and compassionate care.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 10, 2015, at Delta Center Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Marjory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

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17 Messages to “Marjory Ann Hethorn”

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    Kylie Says:

    Though her smile is gone forever
    and her hand I cannot touch,
    I still have so many memories
    of the one I loved so much.

    Her memory is now my keepsake
    Which with I’ll never part.
    God has her in his keeping,
    But I will always have her in my heart.

    Today we gather to share the memories of a women who was strong, patient, kind and true.

    There will never be anyone in this world with a touch that was as gentle as hers. I can even remember-as a little one, even with just peach fuzz-, she would brush my hair for hours, or rub my back and her gwntle touch would soothe me to sleep on her lap.

    She always demanded little, gave everything, and never expecting anything in return.

    Her smile was like sunshine, and would light up a room. I have never met anyone else who made life look as easy as she did.

    Though, I have so many great memories, my favorite is not a moment that we shared together, but it is what I witnesses my entire life.

    It was the endless love and care she and Grandpa shared for so many years. The tender hugs, the stolen kisses when they thought no one was watching. The way they both would look at each other every morning while Grandma prepared breakfast in the kichen, and Grandpa sang to old county music songs while reading the paper at the table.

    Or the times I would watch you both spin around dancing cheek to cheek to the radio. Or holding each other while relaxing on a pontoon ride around the lake.

    Even until her last few days with us, though she could not physically express her unconditional love she had for Grandpa, she’d smile and would gleam with excitement everytime he’d walk into the room. The way her eyes would beam when she heard his voice, showed me what true and endless love was.

    Granted it could have been all the cookies, shakes, or frostys grandpa brought fpr her everyday on his visits, that she loved too. ;)

    Never the less, you both are my rolemodles, and I can only hope to be as loving, compassionate, supportive and devoted to someone, as you both have been to one another for so many years.

    And finally, Grandma, I can only dream to be half the women you were. A women who took on every challenge in life, even in the end- with strength, humor, a smile, poise, and confidence.

    Please remember that, no matter where our lives may go, we will trust the Lord above and through it all
    I will always thank him for my grandmother’s love.

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    Connie Green Says:

    Marge was a great friend for many years. We shared lots of fun times at Blue Lake. Marge was a fabulous cook and shared some recipes with me, so when I cook those recipes, I feel her looking over my shoulder saying okey doke. I have missed her since she and Mack moved back to Lansing & will continue to miss her but know she is now in a better place. Hugs to Mack & the kids.

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