Majorie H. Follet Obituary

October 3, 2003

From The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois

PONTIAC — Marjorie H. Follett, 89, of Pontiac died at 1:25 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 2, 2003) at OSF Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center, Pontiac.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Pontiac, with Msgr. Thomas Mack officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pontiac.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home, 413 N. Main St., Pontiac. The family suggests that memorials be made to OSF Saint James’ Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry or St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund.

Marge was born March 2, 1914, in Pontiac, the daughter of James H. and Anne S. (Quinn) Cook. She graduated from St. Mary’s Grade School in 1929 and was a 1933 graduate of Pontiac Township High School. Later she attended Illinois State Normal University, where she took courses in interior design.

On June 15, 1935, she married Marshall G. Follett in St. Mary’s Rectory at Pontiac. He survives.

Also surviving are a son, Jerry (Lynn) Follett, Yucaipa, Calif.; two daughters, Marsha (Rick) Pauly, Columbia, Mo.; and Peggy (Craig) Peterson, Pekin; and Mary Laura Allen (Phil) Warden, Madison, Wis., who was raised in the Follett home; eight grandchildren, Craig (Meghan) Pauly, Laura (Zach) Templeton, Joan Pauly, Scott (Kristen) Peterson, Kirsten Peterson, Todd Peterson, Kate and Mark Rudman; two great-grandsons, Connor and Mason Templeton; and her brother, James (Betty) Cook, Pontiac.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Follett was self-employed, owning and operating Follett’s Drapery Service in Pontiac for many years.

She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pontiac; a charter member and the first secretary of St. James Hospital’s Auxiliary where she had been a member of the auxiliary board; a member and past president of the Pontiac American Legion Auxiliary; volunteer for many years with the American Red Cross Blood Bank, where she had been the Quiet Hero coordinator; had been a member of the Livingston County Historical Society; and a former member of the Ladies Golf Association of the Pontiac Elks Lodge.

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