Margitta Ann “Marge” Chaney, 70, of Geneseo, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Unity Point
Health-Trinity, Rock Island. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019, at
Vandemore Funeral Homes and Crematory – Geneseo Chapel. A private graveside service will be held at
Edwards Cemetery located in Powersite, MO, at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the American
Cancer Society and Henry County Humane Society – Geneseo.
Marge was born February 7, 1949, the daughter of Paul and Erna (Speicher) Chaney, in Dickens, MO. She
graduated from Geneseo High School, Black Hawk College, and Northern Illinois University. She received her
master’s degree in Elementary Education and Reading. Marge was a 35-year teacher for the Kewanee School
District. She taught 3rd grade and later taught Title 1 classes. She participated in activities at St. Malachy
Catholic Church where she was a member. She also participated in breast cancer support groups and Women
Connection meetings. She enjoyed traveling to all 50 states, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, eating at fine
restaurants, needlepoint, quilting, scrapbooking, and card making. She loved her Yorkies, Maya and Maggie,
knowing that she will meet them, and several others, at the Rainbow Bridge.
Those left to cherish her memory include her sister, Christa (James) Barton, Winnebago, IL; niece, Erin
(Hector) Flores; nephew, Brandon Barton; great-nieces, Eneida Gomez, Everley and Wrenna Flores; great-
great-nephew, Jahseh Barr, who is on the way; special aunt, Mona Chaney, MO; and many dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Erna.