Marjorie E. Mercer, 101, of Geneseo, formerly of Port Byron, died at Hammond-Henry Hospital Long Term Care on Friday, July 28, 2017. A service was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 31 at Zion Lutheran Church, on Hampton Bluff, with the Rev. Gary Wright officiating. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 30at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, in Port Byron. A visitation/coffee hour was also one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial was in Pleasant Point Cemetery, in Port Byron. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Stained Glass Window Fund, Hammond-Henry Hospital Long Term Care, or a charity of choice.

Marjorie E. Mercer, 101, of Geneseo, formerly of Port Byron, died at Hammond-Henry Hospital Long Term Care on Friday, July 28, 2017. A service was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 31 at Zion Lutheran Church, on Hampton Bluff, with the Rev. Gary Wright officiating. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 30at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, in Port Byron. A visitation/coffee hour was also one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial was in Pleasant Point Cemetery, in Port Byron. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Stained Glass Window Fund, Hammond-Henry Hospital Long Term Care, or a charity of choice.

Marjorie was born in rural Port Byron on April 17, 1916, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Reiling) Struss. She attended elementary schools in rural Rock Island County, and graduated from East Moline High School in 1933. Following graduation, she was employed with the Rock Island County Farm Bureau, in Moline.

In 1939, Marjorie married Willard “Bill” Mercer at Zion Lutheran Church. Bill passed away in 1999. She was a loving mother of three daughters and a full-time housewife on the farm in rural Hillsdale. In 1950, the family moved to rural Port Byron and in 1956, Marjorie was employed by the administration office of Riverdale School Unit, retiring in 1979. Marge and Bill enjoyed traveling, cards with long-time friends and attending school events with their families.

Survivors include her three daughters, Judith (Jerald) Deutsch, of Geneseo; Diane (Robert) Hatfield, of Travelers Rest, S.C.; and Mariane (James) Andrews, of Geneseo; grandchildren, Brent Andrews (Lisa), of Bettendorf, Iowa; Julie Ford (John Allert), of Chicago; Kristen (Brian) Kenady, of Port Byron; Brooke (Lance) Lane, of Tempe, Ariz; and Bryan (Sara) Deutsch, of Carver, Minn. There are eight great-grandchildren: Spencer and Sawyer Andrews; Ross and Kayla Kenady; Peyton and Danielle Lane; and Jaden and Jaxson Deutsch; and step great-grandsons, Nick and Blake Pancrazzio and Jacob and Joshua Pauley. She also is survived by brother, Roger Struss, and sister-in-law, Joann Struss, both of East Moline. She was preceded in death by her husband; brothers, Norman and Rollin; sister, Lucile; grandson, Scott Hatfield; and great-granddaughter, Samantha Lane.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff of Long Term Care and Hospice Compassus for their loving and kind care.