Obituaries

Leland M. Brimhall
posted on: 2014-12-16

Leland M. Brimhall, age 83, of Novi, MI, died on December 14, 2014 in Novi. Leland was born on January 27, 1931 in Woodstock, Illinois and is the son of Merle and Bessie Morse Brimhall. Leland was raised in Woodstock, Illinois where he received his schooling and graduated from Peoria High School in 1947. He then attended and graduated from Shurtleff College in Alton, Illinois. Leland began his youth ministry at the Baptist Church and then was the same in Topeka, Kansas. He moved to Detroit, Michigan where he was employed as youth minister until 1968 where he began work for the State of Michigan as Personnel Director at the Plymouth State Homes. Lastly he was employed by the Michigan Security Commission until his retirement. He is survived by four daughters, Susan Suomi, Marilee Cullen, Wanda Brimhall, and Angela (Daniel) Clingan. His son Jon Brimhall passed away in 2007. He has eleven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren surviving.


Services: Upon his return to Illinois, a graveside service will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday December 20, 2014 at the Rozetta Cemetery in Rozetta, Illinois conducted by Reverend James Bennett. No visitation or viewing is currently planned.

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Marjorie R. Anderson
posted on: 2014-12-16
Marjorie B. Anderson, age 92, of Orland Park, Illinois, died on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at her residence. She was born on December 8, 1922 in Monmouth, Illinois the daughter of Frank B. and Ruby B. (Miller) Raglin. She was a graduate of Monmouth High School, received her B.S. from Western Illinois University and her M.S. from the University of Nevada. Even though she worked in the Chicago area, she returned to her farm in Monmouth for business and family visiting, often enough to be called a part-time neighbor. With a lifelong interest in flying, at the age of 20 she earned her private pilot's license. Hoping to make a career in the field of aviation, she added a commercial license and a sea rating. Realizing the limited field for women in aviation at the time, Marjorie became a high school teacher keeping aviation as a high interest avocation. She was an active member of the Ninety-Nices, and the International Organization of Women Pilots. While participating in both Midwest and transcontinental cross country races, she won numerous awards. Her greatest satisfaction came in mentoring eager young women pilots with encouragement and with scholarships, today seeing many of these flying the airlines as once had been her own dream. Her teaching career began in Ohio, Illinois, then in Crystal Lae, and also in Schweinfurt, Germany. While in Germany, she married her American fianc?, Arthur Anderson in the small country Lutheran Church in Bygstad, Norway where he had been confirmed as a boy. Both being avid travelers, they toured Europe to the Arctic and the Atlantic, once teaching workshops in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. Together, they enjoyed 40 years on the slopes as downhill skiers. Marjorie was a member of the United Methodist Church of New Lenox, IL and the American Association of University Women. She is survived by her husband Arthur, her adopted son James T. (Darlene) Coffey, and three grandchildren, James Coffey Jr., Ashley Christine Coffey, and Meagan Casey Coffey.

Services: Her family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 East Frances Road, New Lenox, Illinois on Saturday, December 27, 2014 from beginning at 10:00 am. A memorial service will begin at 12:00 Noon. Memorial Services in Monmouth are being planned in Monmouth and will be announced at a later date. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is charged with local arrangements.

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