Marjorie Fay Crotts, 97, Le Roy, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at the Life Care Center, Burlington. She was born on March 8, 1916, in Burlington, to Claude S. and Sarah Pearl (Hicks) Morris.
Upon receiving her Normal Training Certificate, Marjorie became a teacher at a rural school near Burlington.
Marjorie was married on June 9, 1940, to Kenneth Crotts. They made their home in rural Le Roy, where she became a farm wife and homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and sister, Eleanor Robinett. Survivors include her daughter, Sherry Garrett and husband Kenneth; a son, Dennis Crotts and wife Gayla, Le Roy; grandson Robert Crotts and wife Bethany, Union, Ky.; granddaughter Rebecca Cunningham and husband Brian, Winfield; two great-granddaughters, Emma Cunningham and McKenna Crotts; one niece and two nephews.
Marjorie enjoyed her church activities, her grandchildren, her flowers and gardening.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at First Christian Church in Le Roy. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church, with burial following the service at the Le Roy Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church and may be left with Van Arsdale Funeral Home, P.O. Box 8, Le Roy, 66857.
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