Marjorie Turner Schmitt passed away on October 2, 2021, in Orange Park, FL. She was born on March 26, 1924, in Dayton, OH. to the late Pearl Russel Turner and Beulah Stowe Turner.
She was preceded in death by her parents; twin daughter, Ann Michelle Schmitt; son, Dean Thomas Schmitt; sister, Martha Winder and brother, Clifford Turner.
Marjorie is survived by her daughters, Sue Ellen Zubriski and Marlena Kay Schmitt; grandchildren, Jonathan Jeffrey Zubriski, Susan Fallon Kim and Karl Emerson Steeves; sister, Nancy Hanson and many friends.
She worked as a dance instructor, medical secretary and held other administrative positions. Marjorie was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ardmore, PA for 54 years and loved attending Advent Lutheran Church in Orange Park, FL for 13 years. She was blessed at the services, Sunday School and bible study. She had great love and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and other children in the family affectionately calling her “Moomie.”. Marjorie really loved the many family dogs over the years but only tolerated the cats. She really didn’t like cats unless they were on greeting cards. She also enjoyed crossword and jigsaw puzzles, playing Scrabble and other games, cooking and entertaining, shopping, decorating for the holidays and going out to restaurants. Marjorie loved raffles and entering contests and was very fortunate to win many of them. Her prizes included money, gift baskets, furniture and a car. She enjoyed a variety of music including, family folk songs and ditties, hymns and gospel, classical and Broadway, remembering their lyrics. Marjorie was an active member of Orange Park Women’s Club for 10 years, which supports many fine charities.
Marjorie demonstrated proper etiquette in treating others with good manners and displayed perfect table manners. She had an excellent command of the English language utilizing correct grammar, pronunciation, punctuation and spelling. Marjorie was not shy about correcting anyone who didn’t. She was a good conversationalist and engaged others to talk about themselves.
She was a very stylish dresser. Her whole outfit had to match including her pajamas, robe and slippers. Marjorie’s beautiful hair was styled every week for most of her life. She was very generous and loved giving money and gifts to people.
A favorite saying of Marjorie’s was, “It’s never too late to say I’m sorry or thank you.” Many people thought she was feisty or stubborn as she knew what she wanted and made sure she got it. Marjorie called that being independent. Despite that, everyone thought she was sweet and loved her.
Marjorie was very patriotic. She loved this country and the military, celebrating each American holiday with great enthusiasm.
She will be missed by many people with fond memories.
Donations may be made to BBN, P.O. Box 7300, Charlotte, NC 28241-9943 or Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28201-0001 or Advent Lutheran Church, 2156 Loch Rane Blvd., Orange Park, FL 32073.
Per Marjorie’s request, her ashes will be spread along the Chesapeake Bay where she enjoyed boating.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 2156 Loch Rane Blvd., Orange Park, FL 32073 with a reception following at11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. at Club Continental, 2143 Astor Street, Orange Park, FL 32073.
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