Marjorie Harpole Earls
Marjorie Harpole Earls, 85, of Mt. Vernon died 9:13 p.m.
April 23, 2005, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in
She was born Aug. 25, 1919, in Jefferson County, a daughter
of the Rev. Marsh and Izetta (Pemberton) Harpole.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Johnston
Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, with Troy Warner officiating.
Burial will be in Bethel Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. Tuesday until the funeral
hour at the funeral home.
Mrs. Earls was a sales clerk at G. C. Murphy store for several
years. She then was a cashier at the Mammoth Department Store
until the downtown store closed. She then worked at the Mammoth
at Times Square Mall until her retirement. Mrs. Earls was a member
of First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon and sang in the choir. She
was a member of Vernell Rebekah Lodge 296, where she served as
Noble Grand and in several other offices. She was past president
of the Mt. Vernon Business and Professional Women?s Club. She was
also a former member of the Federated Women's Club in Mt. Vernon
and for many years served as a volunteer with the Good Samaritan
Mrs. Earls is survived by a daughter, Deanna Diel and husband Ron
of Carbondale; two sons, David Reeves and wife Shirley of Waltonville
and Verner Earls and wife Lisa of Mt. Vernon; six grandchildren,
Tyler Reeves and wife Melissa of Waltonville, Shane Reeves and wife
Daphne of Mt. Vernon, John Reeves and wife Tricia of Belle Rive,
Brian Diel and wife Lora of Succasunna, N.J., Brett Diel and
wife Katie of Carterville and Lauren Zedalis of Mt. Vernon; and 12
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers
and three sisters. For more information, you may contact Johnston
Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon at 242-0604.
Date: 27 Apr 2005
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman