Marjorie Earley, 98, of Spring Valley died on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Spring Valley Senior Living Center.
She was born in York Township to Gerit and Mary (VanGrevenhof) Zwart on Nov. 4, 1915.
She attended Bristol Center School through the eighth grade, after which she worked as a hired girl for many local families.
On June 29, 1939, she married James B. Earley of Fountain. He died in 1991.
In addition to being a busy farm wife in Fountain Township, she worked at Libby's, Waters Conley and later Heco.
She was a longtime member of the Fountain United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was an avid fisherman, loved her flowers and in later years enjoyed many card games with her friends at the care center. She treasured time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Mary Sanders, Kathleen Reynolds, Cynthia Alford, James E. (Janice) Earley and Deborah Severson (Ted Elliott); six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Earley; four sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services for her were held on Saturday, July 26, at Preston United Methodist in Preston with the Rev. Deanna Woodward officiating. Burial followed in the Fillmore Cemetery.
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield assisted the family with the funeral arrangements.