Marjorie E. Gray, 74, of Orion, passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Genesis Medical Center - Illini Campus Emergency Room, in Silvis. A memorial service was at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 5 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. The Rev. Melva England officiated. A visitation was from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Arthritis Foundation. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

Marjorie E. Gray, 74, of Orion, passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Genesis Medical Center - Illini Campus Emergency Room, in Silvis. A memorial service was at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 5 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. The Rev. Melva England officiated. A visitation was from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Arthritis Foundation. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

Marjorie was born Jan. 8, 1944, in Muscatine, Iowa, the daughter of Ferris and Ruth (Sander) Hanks. She graduated from Lowden High School, in Lowden, Iowa. Marjorie was united in marriage to Russell D. Gray on Jan. 9, 1965, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She worked as a legal secretary for a law firm in Rock Island for more than 20 years. Marjorie was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Women of the Moose. She enjoyed scrapbooking, doing puzzles, crafting, reading, and cooking for family gatherings. Marjorie loved reading the “Maxine!” comics.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Russell; daughter, Terri Knutson, of St. Louis, Mo.; son, Todd (Kelly) Gray, of Geneseo; and two grandsons, Connor and Samuel Knutson, of St. Louis, Mo. She also is survived by her brothers, Lynn (Sherry) Hanks, of Mechanicsville, Iowa; Harlan (Ellen) Hanks, of Tipton, Iowa; and Bill Hanks, of Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ferris and Ruth; brother, Larry Hanks; and son-in-law, David Knutson.