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Marjorie Chandler

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Marjorie Lorraine Smith Chandler age 97 of Waverly, Iowa, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at her home. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 10, 2017, at Horton Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Ackerson and Pastor Stephen Moore officiating. Interment will be held at Willow Lawn Cemetery in Plainfield with Justin Sorensen, Nick Grimelli, Christopher Grimelli, Noah Schreiber, Jacob Bastian, Brandon Mennenga, Brian Mennenga, Garret Stensland and Dillon Holley serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Elijah Schreiber and Lucas Bastian. Friends may greet the family before the service from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017, at Horton Baptist Church. Marjorie Lorraine Smith Chandler was born June 15, 1919, in Bremer County, Iowa, the daughter of Sidney and Blanche (Thompson) Annis. She attended Smith Grove Country School and then graduated from Plainfield High School in 1937. After high school she worked at the Briggs-Larson- Ihde store. She married Robert William Smith on February 21, 1941, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, at the Calvary Baptist Parsonage. The couple farmed together in rural Plainfield until the late 1970s. After retirement, they moved to Plainfield where Robert passed away in 1993. Marjorie married Henry Chandler on August 6, 2002, and they lived in Plainfield until Henry passed away in 2006. Marjorie enjoyed being outdoors, and grew up with a love for horses. She was also a great cook, and prepared many delicious Sunday dinners for us. She was a member of Horton Baptist Church. She loved her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grand children very dearly and enjoyed their visits. Her faith was important to her, and she shared that whenever possible. She set a wonderful example for her family with her daily devotions, Bible study, and prayers. She is survived by four daughters, Barb Bellinger of Humboldt, Iowa, Joyce (Norman) Larson of Plainfield, Iowa, Gayle (Rick) Stensland of Waverly, Iowa, Pat Mennenga of Plainfield, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great- grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Robert W. Smith; her second husband, Henry Chandler; two sisters, Doris Lund Manson and Fern Mackey.

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