Originally Published: January 8, 2019 9:31 p.m.
Marion L. Lapsley was born Feb. 25, 1926, and passed peacefully from this life on Dec. 8, 2018. Marion was born in Joliet, Illinois, to Vivian and Ed Carey and after their divorce in 1929, her mother was remarried and Marion was adopted by her step-father, Raymond Wentz.
Marion attended Senn High School in Chicago, Illinois. Marion was then employed by The “E” Bond Unit of the Treasury Dept during WW2, where she met and married Earl E. Nystrom in 1944. Unfortunately, Earl passed away in 1957, leaving Marion with their two daughters, Linda Nystrom (White) and Melody Nystrom (Schwefer). Later she met and married Donald G. Lapsley and was blessed with two more children, a son Robert Charles Lapsley and a daughter, Lori (Henricks). Marion and Don were married 61 years. Marion loved her family and was a great homemaker, a wonderful cook and baker and loved all of God’s creatures. Hobbies included gardening, painting artifacts and reading.
Marion is survived by her children, Robert Lapsley and wife Susan, Lori Henricks, Linda White and husband Chuck, and Melody Schwefer and husband William (deceased); her seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren and precious nieces and nephews. Marion was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, her husbands and her sister. The family wishes to thank all of the great staff at Circle of Life Alzheimer’s home, Hospice Compassus and Heritage Memory Mortuary for their excellent support and loving care of Marion.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Chicago, Illinois. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary. Please visit www.heritagemortuary.com to sign Marion’s online guestbook.
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