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Margery B. Cecil

1929 – 2011

Margery B. Cecil, 82, died Aug. 28, 2011, at Kenosha Hospital with her family at her side.

Born Jan. 9, 1929, in Kenosha, the daughter of Jack and Susan Dixon she attended local schools and graduated from Kemper Hall in June of 1947. She attended Ripon College in Ripon, Wis.

On May 20, 1950, she married John N. Allen in Kenosha. She was active at St. Matthew's Church (and not only enjoyed but was good at visiting shut-ins), Garden Club, Sewing Club, Bridge Club, and golf at the Kenosha Country Club. Marge was employed by Kenosha Memorial Hospital for 17 years as an L.P.N. She also became involved with the establishment of the first hospice organization in Kenosha as a volunteer. After taking early retirement from the hospital, she worked for Hospice in patient's homes giving amazing heartfelt care to her terminal patients. Marge was also a strong swimmer, loved to ride her bike and was always ready to tell or hear a good joke.

On Feb. 17, 1996, she married Floyd R. Cecil in Albany, Ga. She became active in their church (St. Patrick's Episcopal Church) and the Albany hospice where she again volunteered her time to care for terminal patients. She also joined the Paws Patrol that involved taking her cat Alex (along with others in the patrol) to shut in patients who were visibly perked up by the visits of cats and dogs in the patrol. Marge also loved flowers and plants and expressed this either thru putting them in arrangements, planting them in the yard, or bringing them to those who needed something pretty in their life.

Survivors include her children, Holly (Richard) Stoddard, Roberta Allen, Leigh (Bill) Travanty; five grandchildren, Erik (Renee) Tabbert, Heather Tabbert and fiancé Brian Mullins, Sarah (Ishmael) Aguilar, Adam Mullenberg, and Margaret Padgett. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren of whom she was extremely proud. Hailey and Alejandro Aguilar, Krystina and Justin Tabbert and Kyleigh Mediema. She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd R. Cecil and her sister Elizabeth Vanhorne.

A memorial service will be held at St. Matthews Church in Kenosha.

Memorials in her memory can be made to Kenosha Hospice (Kenosha, Wisconsin) or St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Kenosha.

Hansen-Lendman Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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