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Marjorie Smith

Marjorie Smith, age 90, of Aurora, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Hamilton Manor in Aurora.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, September 14th at Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora. Rev. Sarah Ruch will officiate. Interment will be at Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 P.M. Tuesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary at www.higbymortuary.com.


Marjorie Jean Smith, the daughter of Carl and Verna (Adams) Sanderson, was born at Marquette, Nebraska on September 2, 1926 and passed away in Aurora, Nebraska on September 10, 2016, at the age of 90.

Marge’s childhood was spent in Marquette where she attended country school. The family then moved to Grand Island where she finished her schooling and graduated from Grand Island Senior High School in 1944. Following her graduation she worked SYA Café in Aurora.

Marge was united in marriage to Arlie C. Smith on April 4, 1949 at Raton, New Mexico. Following their marriage they moved back to the Marquette area where they farmed for many years. Arlie passed away on November 18, 2006. Marge moved to the Hamilton Manor in 2013. She enjoyed sharing her crafts and decorations with the residents and staff.

She was a member of Women’s Auxiliary Post #4993 where she held many local, state and national offices.

Marge enjoyed bowling, where she received a 50 year membership of the women’s WIBC. She also like to spend time gardening, being outdoors and crafting.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Steve, sister, Donna Williams, brother, Carl Sanderson, Jr. and a brother in infancy.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Dan (Susie) Smith of Lincoln; daughters, Christina (Stephen) Smith of Eustis, FL and Barbara Huffman of Omaha; 8 grandchildren; Numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Florence Sanderson of Hastings and many other family members and friends.

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