Marjorie Louise Chism, 89

Published 2:44 pm Tuesday, January 22, 2013

JANUARY 22 – Marjorie Louise Chism, 89, returned to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the home of her daughter in Farmville. She was born on March 15, 1923 in Union Grove, Minnesota to Anton and Ragna Jacobson.

Mrs. Chism left Minnesota and traveled to Washington, DC in 1941 where she worked as a secretary for the Navy Department. She met and married Harry Chism on June 28, 1943.

She enjoyed working with young children. She was a pre-school teacher at the Forestville Methodist Church and later became a teacher's aide at the Great Falls Elementary School. She also taught the nursery age children in her church when she was in her 80s.

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Mrs. Chism enjoyed traveling and going on cruises with her family and friends. She loved her family and enjoyed getting everyone together for family reunions, picnics and for the holidays. Her favorite pet was her cat named Lovey. They were together for twelve years and Lovey was a great comfort to her in her final days. She also enjoyed watching baseball and football and as an avid Washington Redskins fan.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen Nyce and son-in-law, Lester Nyce of Farmville; son, Thomas Chism and daughter-in-law, Kathy Chism of Taylorsville, Utah; eight grandchildren, Kevin Nyce, Gregory Nyce, Jonathan Nyce, Kristen Nyce, Derek Chism, Michael Chism, Kelli Chism, and Tyler Chism and five great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Madeleine, Evelyn, Gabriel and Aaron Nyce. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harry Thomas Chism and her brothers and sisters.

The family will receive friends on Friday, January 25 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home following the reception of friends. Burial will be the following day at Arnon Cemetery in Great Falls at 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Centra Hospice, 800 Oak Street, Farmville, VA 23901.

Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.