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Marie Landers

 

  

   Mildred Marie Landers, 85, died Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at the Sigourney Care Center.  She was born June 18, 1928, near Delta the daughter of Ralph and Letha Sawyer Landers. Graduated from Delta High School.  Marie lived with her parents  on a farm north west of Delta on what is now Hwy 92.  She walked to Delta to attend High School.  Marie told of walking to the corner of what is now 21 & 92 Jct and hitching a ride with the milk/egg man. She enjoyed doing school plays.
   After graduation, Marie worked at May's drug store in Oskaloosa and  attended business school in Des Moines before going to Chicago.  For a short time Marie lived in Denver, Colorado, returning to Chicago.  Marie worked in various secretarial pools for Lawyers and businesses before going to work for the State of Ill in the Office of Regional Controller and the Dept. of Professional Regulations.  She had interesting stories to tell of her experiences working in Regulations Dept.
   As a movie buff, she joined the Screen  Actors fan club doing  secretarial work  and even got to do some work for Rory Calhoun and Howard Hughes.  Marie got to meet Mr. Calhoun but only talked on the phone to Mr. Hughes.  Marie also attended and graduated from Beautician's school keeping her license up to date until 1999.  Marie did volunteer work for the Republican Party and for the USO. Marie was interested in wood working and her Chicago home had many items she had made.
   Marie moved to Sigourney in June of 2006 living at the Sigourney Care Center.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister Lucille Landers.
   Survivors are Cousins, Lenore Lekins, Karen Molyneux, David Landers of Fl.  and  her caregivers at the Care Center.

Graveside Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the Highland Cemetery near What Cheer.
Visitation: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Friday January 31, 2014, at the Holm Funeral Home.

 


 

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