Marjorie Perry

Marjorie “Ardis” Perry, 96, of Geneva passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur. She was born on January 26, 1922 in South Bend to John C. and Joy (Sedam) Krieg. She was married on October 4, 1942 at the Woodburn Methodist Church in Woodburn to Lloyd Perry.

She was a member of the Berne Trinity United Methodist Church and active in the United Methodist Women.  Throughout her life, she was very involved teaching Sunday school, Bible school, and serving on various committees. She enjoyed feeding the birds, spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, shopping, caring for flowers, tending to her house plants, cooking, baking and enjoying the beauty and activities of Rainbow Lake. She was also an avid Duke basketball fan. She especially enjoyed family time over the holidays and during the annual vacations. Among her most recent joys was spending hours rocking her great grandbabies. Before moving to Geneva, she worked as a department manager at True Value in Macomb, Illinois. 

She is survived by a daughter, Elaine (Richard) Monroe of Geneva; three sons, Randall (Kandis) Perry of Loda, Illinois; Rick (Robin) Perry of Salisbury, North Carolina; and Roger (Joye) Perry of East Moline, Illinois; 10 grandchildren, Camarra (Mike) Yates; Jeffery Willey; Rachel Perry; Rebecca (Matthew) Schwartz; Nathan (Meredith) Perry; Russell (Elizabeth) Perry; Raegan (Corey) Anderson; Raelynn Perry; Samuel Perry; and Levi Perry; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on March 30, 2011; brother, Jack Krieg; two sisters, Waneta Mahan; and Iris Hall; and two granddaughters, Robin Kate Perry; and Hope Lynn Perry.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 6 and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 7 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Berne. Officiating will be Rev. Mark Wallace, Dr. Randall Perry, and Dr. Roger Perry. Burial will be at Westlawn Cemetery in Geneva.

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.

Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur. To sign the online guestbook, visit