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Marjorye "Marj" McVicker Mannering, 86, West Lafayette, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at Franciscan Health, St. Elizabeth East.
She was born April 15, 1931, in Elk City, Oklahoma, to the late Jesse A. and Clara M. (Hendrick) McVicker. She graduated from Berlin High School in Oklahoma, and then continued her education at the University of Oklahoma where she received her Bachelor of Music Education degree and finished her education at Purdue University where she earned her Master of Education degree.
She married the love of her life, Jerry Mannering, in Oklahoma on June 20, 1953. Jerry preceded her in death on April 29, 2005. Marj worked as a teacher for the Tippecanoe County School Corp., where she taught English as a second language for 18 years. She was a devoted member of the Federated Church in West Lafayette since 1960.
Marjorye was a very outgoing person and was a member of the following organizations: Alpha Delta Pi Social Sorority, Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity, Purdue Women's Club, Agronomy Women's Club, Purdue President Council, Lafayette Symphony Guild, the YWCA, and Chapter D of the P.E.O. where she was a 50-year member.
She is survived by her three children, Debra Lynn (Mark) Zerman of St. Louis, Missouri, S. Scott (Lisa) Mannering of Walton, and Lisa (Keith) Schwingendorf of West Lafayette; and eight grandchildren, Bradley Zerman, Michael (Becky) Zerman, Zachary Zerman, Clayton (Megan) Mannering, Rory (Blaine) Mannering, Megan Mannering, Jessica (Jack) Schwingendorf Roback and Ryan Schwingendorf.
Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by brothers Donovan, Edgar and J. Jay McVicker, and a sister, Mary Lou Sadler.
A funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Federated Church, 2400 Sycamore Lane, West Lafayette. Interment will follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, 1718 W. 350 North, West Lafayette.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Soller-Baker West Lafayette Chapel, 1184 Sagamore Parkway W., West Lafayette.
Memorial contributions in Marj's name may be given to the Federated Church, 2400 Sycamore Lane, West Lafayette. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Share memories, leave condolences, and sign the guest book at www.soller-baker.com.
Published on February 14, 2018
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